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    Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

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    by tig2 ·

    As you may know, I am walking the Breast Cancer 3 Day in the Twin Cities on August 18-20. The goals of this 60 mile walk are twofold- raise money to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (85%) and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Research (15%), and to raise awareness of a silent killer that can be defeated.

    In this next year some 40,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. So will approximately 1200 men.

    Please consider adopting a pink ribbon as your avatar for the next week. Copy mine- hosted on Photobucket. It is a public domain image so copyright will not apply. If you have hosting space, please consider making some available to host the image for others (Apoth- I can’t find your durned link!!! I hate it when I lose important things!) The walk will end on the 20th. I will screen shot the top 100 and anyone else I can find using the ribbon image (Thanks Rob!) on Thursday afternoon before I leave for the walk.

    I have trained since March to be a part of this event. My primary goal has been to bring awareness- the last person you spoke with on any given day may be a survivor. Especially if I was the last person you spoke with!

    TR is more than a bunch of geeks being geeky. It is about people and the things that touch our lives. We are more than our jobs, former jobs and intellect. We are thinking and feeling human beings that want to BE the changes we wish to see in the world.

    Please join me for the week. “Wear” a pink ribbon in support of those who have survived, and recognition of those who have lost the battle.

    Early detection leads to prevention. Be aware!

    And thank you…

    Edited because I can’t spell any more. Spell and sanity checker, please!

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    • #3230038

      Edited out

      by ontheropes ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

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    • #3231722

      Done it!

      by neilb@uk ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      To quote Yoda, (or maybe it was jmgarvin), “Do, or do not. There is no try.”.

      Of course you’ll do it.

      Neil 😀

      When you’re sitting with your feet in a bucket of water at the end of day three, you’ll be planning the next one. Now that you’ve learned everything there is to know about electrolyte replacement, you can’t stop at a measly 60 miles…

      As an incentive, check this charity walker out (watch the vid) and I hope the conditions will be a little better for you (not quite so muddy?).

      • #3231716

        You are correct, Sir!

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Done it!

        I already have the first fundraiser for the 2007 walk scheduled. I won’t be able to set up my website before Fall but fundraising is a constant.

        In preparation for the inevitable sore feet, I have my New Balance sandals stashed with my partner who will get them to me at the last cheering station before the Capitol. I plan to lose the sneakers and wear the sandals for the final mile.

        You’re absolutely right- after everything this year, 60 miles is not enough!

        Edited because I still can’t spell…

        • #3231661

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to You are correct, Sir!

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        • #3231658

          I just thought I had completely lost it

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Edited out

          I can’t see Neil’s link at all. But see yours just fine. What’s up with that?

          Love the reading test. But consider JD and Oz. How much easier would your reading life be if they had spell check?

          Gee- how much easier would mine be???

          Considering that I mis-spell at least one word per post and all…

        • #3231656

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to I just thought I had completely lost it

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        • #3231650

          As far as JD goes

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Edited out

          proper use of letters is strictly optional…. :p

        • #3231560

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to As far as JD goes

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        • #3229853

          I can spell just fine!

          by heml0ck ·

          In reply to I just thought I had completely lost it

          Typing, now that’s a different matter!

        • #3231521

          Yes, we need a seplclehcker

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to Edited out

          The frustrated, anal-retentive english major in me already goes nuts as it is. Let’s not make it so bad I can no longer ignore the voices… :p

        • #3231437

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to Yes, we need a seplclehcker

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    • #3231678

      Me three!

      by gadgetgirl ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      that was going to be the idea I didn’t have time for last week….

      this week? Car broke down, had to be towed home, so now not at work till Weds.

      owotapitynevermind…..

      You’ll do it Tig. I have every confidence in you. Please wrap yourself in cotton wool and bubble wrap till the first day – or just leave the breaking of legs/ankles to the expert – – – – – me!!

      Rootin’ for ya!

      GG

    • #3231676

      Even I’ll do it!

      by dmambo ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      For my sister and my cousin!!!

      In my town we do an annual “Relay for Life” at the HS track for the American Cancer Society. In 2005, we were the 9th highest location in the country for per capita donations. No too shabby.

      I guess I’m at the age where the diagnoses start to intrude on my life. In the past 3 years it’s been a sister, a cousin, an uncle, several friends and our parish priest all diagnosed. They’ve all had a long road.

      Good luck on your walk!

      • #3231667

        Thanks DMambo

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Even I’ll do it!

        I know how much your coffee cup means to you!

        Seriously, I appreciate the support. It seems like you can’t have a conversation with anyone that hasn’t been touched in some way. I still believe that a cure is possible. We just have to find it.

        To you and everyone else- I am carrying the names of survivors and those who have passed through the walk. If you have a name(s) that you would like to have carried, please peer me with the information. When you do, please note if the person is a survivor or has passed. If you would like to receive the ribbon for your person, please include a mailing address. After 60 miles in possible rain, I don’t know how the ribbons will wear but that is part of their charm! I will post a pic from the walk- the sash I will be wearing is covered with those names.

        • #3231611

          You’re giving me chills!

          by beth blakely ·

          In reply to Thanks DMambo

          You’re right… So many people have been touched by this disease. The sash and ribbons are a fantastic idea. They’re a great way to remember and support. I salute you!

          As for your poor feet, I like to freeze water bottles and roll my feet on top of them. It sounds too simple to work, but you wouldn’t believe how much it can revive aching tootsies.

          Don’t forget to post a link of pictures!

        • #3231605

          Beth – your mission

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to You’re giving me chills!

          should you choose to accept it, is to by fair means or foul, get Jay, Smorty, Doug et al to change avatars too. Hey, it’s only for a week.

          Is there any way you can promote this somewhere for Tig? It’s not like she’s asking for money, just “avatar support”. The more we can get people involved, the more chance we have of a totally pink ribboned hot 100 for her to print and take with her.

          Mission accepted, Beth?

          GG

        • #3231564

          I’ll do all I can…

          by beth blakely ·

          In reply to Beth – your mission

          Not sure how much they’ll let me get away with, but I’ll put it everywhere I can! As for getting the fellas to join in, I’ll give it a whirl. Feel free to harass them yourself, as well. 😉

        • #3231561

          Beth don’t forget to lean on Peter

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to I’ll do all I can…

          Either he should be joining in the spirit of the entire thing. :p

          I’m sure that you can persuade the [b]fellas[/b] to join in as it’s all in a good cause and most likely something that they have had personal experience with with some of their family.

          I know that several of the women on my wifes side of the family died of this disease and I don’t know of anyone that hasn’t had some experience with this either.

          Col

        • #3212641

          Thanks Beth

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to You’re giving me chills!

          I ahv ealready learned the secret art of resting my feet on iced water bottles. Unfortunately, I will not have iced bottles through the event.

          The place I am staying DOES have an ice machine. I think that maybe I will just sleep there… with my feet and legs buried.

          Or not. But I will ice my feet every night.

          After learning how much my feet can swell in 20 miles, I have discovered that the simple things are the best.

          Thanks for supporting the pink ribbon cause. The more aware, the better. I truly appreciate your support!

    • #3231660

      Got it.

      by old guy ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      Thanks for letting us use this for this time and thanks for keeping us up to date on everything.

      You are ready for the walk. You will make it. You will make us proud and you will have a great accomplishment. Any questions?!? 🙂

      We’re behind you you Tig2.

    • #3231646

      Because it is too late for some

      by jdclyde ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      I support this so that more don’t have to go throught this loss.

      I support all cancer research, and always in my dads name.

      God rest his soul. 😡

      edit to add:
      Damnit, had to tell a co-worker I had something in my eye.
      A note: I had named Thing One in honor and memory of my dad.

      You can do it tig. Best wishes, but no luck. You worked too hard to rely on luck for this! 😡

    • #3231642

      Thanks!!

      by cmiller5400 ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      Best of luck Tigger!! My thoughts and prayers are with you!!

    • #3231639

      Done,

      by faradhi ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      Good luck on your walk TT.

    • #3231637

      I’ll join in

      by m_a_r_k ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      Though I’d be much happier if the damn ribbon wasn’t pink. Can’t we use a symbol like a Rottweiler instead of a pink ribbon?

      • #3231629

        Sorry M_a_r_k

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to I’ll join in

        Although some of the women I have met in the last eight months would heartily agree on the Rotti, the pink ribbon has been around for over a decade and is the accepted symbol.

        I am truly touched that you chose to do this. I know the flag means a great deal to you and this is not a change you made lightly. I really appreciate it!

        • #3231559

          You’re welcome, Double-T

          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to Sorry M_a_r_k

          I’ve set a an alert in my Outlook to remind me to change my avatar back at the end of this week. Hell, guys can get breast cancer, too. So what’s with the pinkness?

          P.S. I didn’t realize that you’re a breast cancer survivor. Congratulations and good luck with all of that.

      • #3231625

        I’m surprised..

        by maecuff ·

        In reply to I’ll join in

        I would have thought you were more secure in your masculinity. 🙂

        Count me in Tig. And I will peer mail a name to you. That is a very sweet offer! Best of luck. Get new socks.

        • #3231617

          Huh??

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to I’m surprised..

          When did Mark get masculine??!! :p

          Sorry Mark, mae set you up. 😀

        • #3231612

          No no no…

          by maecuff ·

          In reply to Huh??

          You have to take responsibility. If you’re going to rag on Mark, don’t make it MY fault. 🙂

        • #3231596

          Haha, haha…

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to No no no…

          …hmmm…

          I got nothing!! :p

        • #3231608

          I see it now

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Huh??

          A bit rough Texan, walking around in a pink dress. You do know that ribbons are a gateway to full drag, right? ;\

        • #3231606

          And..

          by maecuff ·

          In reply to I see it now

          you WOULD know that..right? JD, you make this SO easy! 🙂

        • #3231594

          Ah Mae

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to And..

          your just jealous because I look better in it than you do! :p

        • #3231576

          Yeah? well..

          by maecuff ·

          In reply to Ah Mae

          you should see me in combat boots..

        • #3231569

          As in

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Ah Mae

          “Your mother wears combat boots”?

          I always loved the cartoon, “I didn’t know you knew mum!”

          😡

          And yes, I am picturing you in JUST combat boots, and I LIKE it! ]:)

        • #3231614

          Not allowed to get new socks

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to I’m surprised..

          Everything I wear through the event has to have been worn on at least one training walk- EVERYTHING. I have about 200 miles on one pair of shoes and about the same on the second pair- I will need both for the event. I have around 600 miles total on the 6 pair of socks and two spares that I will use, and the same on my underthings and clothes. Anything new could cause chafing or worse.

          I had no idea that a walk could be so technical!

        • #3231563

          That’s an old wives tale

          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to I’m surprised..

          Any dude who runs around wearing pink crap and proclaiming that he is secure in his masculinity is full of bunk. More likely he is secure in his feminity. If he is so secure in his alleged masculinity, why doesn’t he prance around in a mini-skirt and wear lipstick? hah!

        • #3231555

          ummm

          by maecuff ·

          In reply to That’s an old wives tale

          because he would look ridiculous?

          Gee..it’s so nice to have you back! 🙂

        • #3231551

          Well MARK you are welcome to do

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to That’s an old wives tale

          Whatever takes your fancy and if this involves wearing a [b]Mini Skirt and Lippy[/b] you’re welcome to do this. 😀

          During [b]Breast Cancer Awareness Week[/b] here all the pollies wear a [b]Pink Ribbon[/b] without a second thought so what’s the big deal. They also wear a [b]Red Rose[/b] on ANZAC Day as well as many other things when it’s time. Although I’ve yet to see one wear a [b]Red Nose[/b] for [b]SIDS[/b] as that would only prove that they really are clowns but they do the next best thing and wear a clip on their lapels or whatever for the woman involved and even the Commonwealth Cars have a [b]Big Red Nose[/b] on them for all but official occasions during that week. :p

          Col ]:)

        • #3231544

          I would guess,

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to That’s an old wives tale

          at least for JD, that he doesn’t have the legs for a mini-skirt.

          Obviously, I have no reason to know that there is any truth in that…

        • #3231533

          Very nice legs, thankyouverymuch

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to I would guess,

          As long as you don’t mind them hairy! :p

          Used to be a runner, don’tchaknow! 😀

        • #3231511

          Well, Neil…

          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to I would guess,

          You live close to Scotland, don’t you? I hear those fellas up there have an annoying propensity to wear plaid-colored dresses. Can you confirm or deny or this rumor?

        • #3231508

          Close to Scotland

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Well, Neil…

          I suppose, to a Texan, the 379 miles between London (my gaff) and Glasgow (where most of the Jocks live) is no more than a trip to the supermarket but, to me, it’s a bloody long way.

          Indeed the Scottish gents do wear the kilt; but what is much more frightening is what they wear under the kilt. The answer, for 70% of them, is (despite the weather up there) NOTHING.

          3790 miles is not distance enough. 🙁

        • #3231502

          shush!

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Close to Scotland

          it’s fine by me………… :p

          (about 70 miles from the Scottish borders…..)

          GG

          ]:)

        • #3231482

          379 miles?

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Close to Scotland

          I drove more than that yesterday with the Things just so we could play in the sand! 😀 (sleeping bear sand dunes, that is! ;\ )

          We stayed about an hour.

        • #3212665

          You’re right

          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to Close to Scotland

          about the 379 miles. That’s nothing. A hop, skip and a jump. Not even halfway across Texas. I suppose 379 miles is about the distance from the top of the UK to the bottom of the UK, or to the top and bottom of Great Britain, or whatever the official name of your country is. Nobody has ever been explain that little riddle to me. Little riddle…I’m a poet. It’s a actually a big riddle, but “little riddle” flows off the tongue better, so I used that instead.

          And you’re even righter about 3790 miles not being far enough from the Scottish chaps wearing nothing under their dresses. If it weren’t for the crossdressers, Scotland might be a nice place to visit one of these days. (And people say San Francisco is bad for that sort of thing!) Thank goodness the Scots aren’t as prejudiced as some people and don’t force everyone to abide by their silly costume customs.

        • #3212622

          Mark____:UK, Britain, England…

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Close to Scotland

          The British Isles is generally taken to consist of Great Britain, Ireland and many smaller surrounding islands. Note that the Southern Irish [b]hate[/b] the term but I don’t really care what [b]they[/b] call it coz [b]I’m[/b] British.

          Great Britain, also referred to as Britain, is the mainland – largest island – comprising England, Scotland and Wales. Ireland is the second largest island.

          We were once The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Great Britain was formed from the merger of in the Kingdoms of Scotland and England. Wales is a principality and had not much independent existence for the last thousand years.

          When the Irish gained independence, we became The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which is what we are today although the current government’s policy of devolution is splitting us into some sort of Euro-federal bollocks with separate parliaments that no-one really wanted.

          Land’s End to John o’Groats (bottom left to top right) is 870 miles.

        • #3212613

          Holy mackerel!

          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to Close to Scotland

          I’m dizzy now, NeilB. Thanks for the explanation. Do you realize that a lot of Americans confuse Great Britain and England? A lot of people think they are one and the same. Kinda like coke and soda. Or Vaseline and petroleum jelly. Or Texas and the U.S. 😉

        • #3212572

          Mark & Neil

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to Close to Scotland

          I’ve driven across both Texas (Beaumont to El Paso) and Great Britain (Portsmouth to Edinburg).

          It took less time to cover Texas (about 16 hours), mostly because the de facto speed limit on I-10 at that time (early 80s) was in fact 80. 😀 But there are still miles and miles of miles and miles, most of it flat. I did enjoy discovering the exits to nowhere–the ramps go down to a length of asphalt that runs under an overpass just long enough for the ramps to connect. Turn right off the ramp and you cross a cattle guard onto the dirt.

          It took three days to get to Edinburg because my conveyance was a truck, M-35, 2.5-ton 6×6, also known as a big green deuce-and-a-half. We were practicing recovery from the Soviet invasion of Western Europe (this was in the late 70s). Complicating our task were the narrow English roads, the heavy loads we were towing, the regrettable tendency of Brits to drive on the wrong side of the road, and the inevitable hangovers from all that good English ale. B-)

        • #3212391

          Nick: You have my sympathy.

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Close to Scotland

          The roads from Portsmouth to Edinburgh are probably a little better as you’d have at least four-lane all of the way now. 🙂

          Unfortunately, the number of cars has now greatly outstripped the road capacity so you’d still take as long. 🙁

          And we still drive on the left. 😀

          Neil 😀

          p.s. It’s pronounced “Edinburra” – note the terminal ‘h’. The Glaswegians pronounce it ‘Embra’ and a Scot’s friend of mine came out with the immortal line “Yon chookie embra’s a bampot” which translates as “The Duke of Edinburgh is a bit of an idiot”.

        • #3231406

          It wasn’t actually that bad for us.

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to Close to Scotland

          After all, we were the biggest things on the road, larger even than most freight lorries. B-)

          We just kept the driver-side mirror swiping leaves and let the Minis fend for themselves. :^0

          Edit: emoticon typo

        • #3231417

          Don’t worry Mark

          by jamesrl ·

          In reply to Well, Neil…

          It takes a real man to wear a kilt, and so no Scot would ever force you to. In fact, they would prefer that any nancymen or non Scots not wear one.

          You do know the tartan is related to a clan (usually, though it seems they will give anyone a tartan now), and by wearing the tartan you are showing your allegiences. In essence its gang colours. You even get a skeindhu (small dagger) with the costume so that if the head of you clan asks you can defend the clan.

          I wore a kilt to a ball in Ottawa in the middle of winter once. I went to a pre ball house party and we decided to walk the six or eight blocks to the ball. It was very um bracing.

          James

        • #3212575

          Because no matter how secure [i]he[/i] is…

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to That’s an old wives tale

          …there will be some guy a lot less secure who will beat him up rather than admit he looks cute.
          :0

          Edit: Typo, this time.

        • #3229855

          well…

          by heml0ck ·

          In reply to That’s an old wives tale

          I would, but I just don’t have the knees for it 😉

        • #3229786

          Tell the truth!

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to well…

          You just don’t want to go through the [b]Waxing[/b] on the bikini Line right?[/b] :^0

          Col ]:)

        • #3201893

          curses!

          by heml0ck ·

          In reply to Tell the truth!

          Foiled again!
          Just even contemplating a bikini wax makes me cringe…

        • #3201856

          Did you ever see the itube video?

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to curses!

          It has about a dozen women that are about to have their FIRST wax job. The video is just upper torso, so no nudity. Seeing the expression on their faces had me in tears laughing so hard!

          Yes, my EX used to have me do this to her, but she would tell me not to enjoy it so much! 😀

    • #3231630

      OK, OK. So I forgot!

      by neilb@uk ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      • #3231622

        I will quit complaining about the hills now

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to OK, OK. So I forgot!

        Gee, and I thought I had it tough! The worst thing we encounter are hills (I hate hills) and mosquitos (State bird, here). I can’t even imagine trying to cross through water!

        Thanks for posting the link!

      • #3231618

        Whoa!!

        by jellimonsta ·

        In reply to OK, OK. So I forgot!

        That is crazy!! 😀

    • #3231599

      Hey, Tig!

      by gadgetgirl ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      just had a look at the top 100, and it’s looking good – 13 so far!

      That’s wonderful for the first half a day…..

      Now, if we could only get the rest of ’em involved…..

      By fair means or foul….hmm.

      Think I’ll start pm-ing anyone I know on the list on Thursday….. and hassling….

      GG

      • #3231595

        GG, you probably

        by old guy ·

        In reply to Hey, Tig!

        need to start today. Some of the folks may not get in here every day. That would be great if everyone would do it. 🙂

      • #3231591

        The problem will be

        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to Hey, Tig!

        with the people that have no business being listed in the top 100, let alone at the top of the top 100.

        TR never did fix the matrix for this, and a few at the top with no more activity than to do external blog links are still considered top members.

        Who knows, maybe TR will MANUALLY remove a few that have no business being there to help in the cause? Wouldn’t that be grand?

        The first and third place are perfect examples of why that list is completely worthless “as is”. X-(

        • #3231499

          JD, you have rankings envy

          by dmambo ·

          In reply to The problem will be

          I think you should be demoted to number 35. That would put you on top of GG, so that should make you happy ]:)

        • #3231480

          Actually

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to JD, you have rankings envy

          I think I would like it better with her on top! ]:)

          Being the little thing that she is, it would be safer for her! ;\

          😡

        • #3201949

          No DM It’s me with the Rankings Envy. :p

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to JD, you have rankings envy

          Actually here I have to agree with JD as what has the person at Number 3 contributed. Nothing that I can see unless you want to count a Blog full of ??????????????????????????????????????

          I’ve constantly been asking to have my site rating hard coded to 666 but the folks at TR will not play nice. 🙁

          So I’ve had to list it myself. 😀

          Col ]:)

          http://tinyurl.com/fz854

    • #3231578

      OK I’m in Tig

      by hal 9000 ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      And if anyone needs to use a link they are welcome to this one.

      http://tinyurl.com/pnmm7

      http://tinyurl.com/oxtom

      http://tinyurl.com/rd4nw

      Now just a word of advice Tig when you reach the end you need to look around and say quite loudly [b]Is That All I thought that this was going to be HARD![/b] 😡

      Just make sure that there is no possibility of some lunatic Blonde female driver loosing control and running you down like the Aussie Womens Cycling Team in Germany last year when they where on a training ride. You don’t just want to reach the end but do it in [b]Style.[/b] :0

      Cheers and I’m not responsible for the [b]Wet T Shirt Competition[/b] that you’ve organised with your gang of miscreants. But enjoy none the less. :p

      Col
      [i]PS a Link to the photos will be greatly appreciated.[/i]

      • #3231557

        Morning after photos

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to OK I’m in Tig

        Or is that mourning???

        We just bought a 1G stick for my partner and I have a 512 and a 256 for mine. Our local station will have some coverage but I don’t know how much. Either way, we have the DVD recorders set up to capture the news while we are gone.

        We are taking Monday the 21st off to rest and recuperate. I am looking for an online picture gallery that will let me post more than one photo at a time. I think Photobucket will but am not sure. I am hoping to get a link posted sometime Monday. Just don’t look for it in the morning- I plan to sleep until noon, local.

        Incidentally- some fun facts. This year my team raised a total of $135,275.00 over about 50 people. That number will increase as we get closer to the event. I haven’t added up the total fundraising yet as we have a month after the event to add to our individual totals. I personally raised $3020 altogether- and that number could still go up.

        Thanks to every one of you participating in this. It has been great to see the word spread.

        • #3231540

          Tig just provided that the Mourning After

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Morning after photos

          Shots don’t look like the Bachelors & Spinsters Balls that are held here in the country commonly know to those who attend as the [b]S&M Party.[/b] :0

          At one that I attended as an [b]Interested Observer[/b] I was impressed at the way that drinks where served you had several different options provided that they where [b]Rum & Coke[/b] and they just got a bath tub taken out to the paddock where the event was held and filled it up with Rum & Coke and just filled the plastic cups from there. Mostly the people who loan the use of a paddock refuse to allow this event to be held there the next year as they are still cleaning up. :8}

          But the [b]Morning After[/b] they hold what is called a [b]Recovery Party[/b] you might be interested in doing something similar. 😀

          Enjoy the walk and [b]Keep on Keeping On.[/b] ;\

          Col

    • #3231525

      Done!

      by nicknielsen ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      .

    • #3231492

      I’m here

      by 3xp3rt ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      I’m with you (in minde) on this walk.

    • #3231477

      Sending $50 to the Komen foundation

      by dmambo ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      I’m not posting this because I want accolades, especially for a measly $50, but I hope I can generate a few ME TOO’s.

      I’m going home tonight and sending $50 to the Susan Komen Foundation. Here’s the address:

      Mail cash or check donations to:
      The Komen Foundation
      5005 LBJ Fwy., Ste. 250
      Dallas, TX 75244

      And here’s the link:
      http://www.komen.org/intradoc-cgi/idc_cgi_isapi.dll?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=407

      Not let’s see a few ME TOO’s!

      • #3212716

        Thanks DMambo!

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Sending $50 to the Komen foundation

        I will be watching the “Me Too” list with interest. Thank you for digging out the contact info for the Komen. Today has been a tad on the hectic side…

        If you want to support the Breast Cancer 3 Day, go to http://www.the3day.org and select a city. Although Boston and Michigan have already walked, there are always folks trying to make minimum still- one of the requirements of participation in this is to raise a minimum of $2200 or self donate that amount.

        This event is held in 18 cities coast to coast. The last walk is in San Diego in November. Then we all gear up to do it again.

        More fun facts- over 3000 people in the Twin Cities signed up to do this. There is always some attrition- training is TOUGH- but the estimates today tell us that over 2600 will walk.

        It is truly mind-blowing to see all of those people walking for a common goal. Even more when you consider people like my partner who will spend the weekend chasing us down with ice, Smart Water, cold towels, and anything else he can carry. At the end of it, I just have to be able to drag my body into the truck- he will keep going, making sure that I am fed and cared for. Multiply by 2600 and you see an immense dedication to a great cause.

        Then add all the support you have all graciously given me over the past months and today alone. You all ROCK!

      • #3231090

        [b]NOT A SINGLE “ME TOO”?

        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to Sending $50 to the Komen foundation

        I am not sure if this just got lost in the jungle of posts, or if people just decided to pass it by.

        I did my “me too” about two months ago.

        I may not be in the best financial situation right now, still recovering financially from starting over after divorce, but I am still a hell of a lot better off than people that have cancer.

        I hope the lack of “me too”‘s is just because people didn’t want to brag about giving. I understand that feeling, but I got past it in hope that more will put their money where their mouth is at. Even if it isn’t much, it all adds up.

        When you donate at the website, you get to make your donation in memory of someone. Mine was in my dad and grandmothers memory. Not breast cancer, but still cancer.

        • #3202293

          Add NeverBusted to the “Me Toos”

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to [b]NOT A SINGLE “ME TOO”?

          He’d never say as much but I was there when he did it.

          Thank you JD.

        • #3202234

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to Add NeverBusted to the “Me Toos”

          Edited out

        • #3202116

          you know

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Edited out

          I have heard that before, somewhere……

        • #3202105

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to you know

          Edited out

        • #3199398

          Never let your right hand know what your left hand is doing…

          by x-marcap ·

          In reply to Edited out

          That way you can give with both hands! 😉

    • #3231450

      I can host the jpg if needed

      by danlm ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      I can’t do this till I get home from work, but I have 3 or 4 web pages/servers that I can host the jpg from.
      Let me know.

      dan

      • #3201778

        Dear Droolin, Thank You, :)

        by aaron a baker ·

        In reply to I can host the jpg if needed

        Droolin;
        I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to come back to your post and inform you of my gratitude for your kind offer.As it was, I was in a bit of a fix but had just fixed it when I read your post.
        So I thought I would do so no, however late, I wanted to remind you that your effort on your part did not go unnoticed or appreciated.
        Thanks for the offer.
        Regards
        Aaron

    • #3231427

      no problemo, consider it done

      by unclerob ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      we support this charity at work also,
      it’s a great cause to support as so many people are affected by it and it can be prevented if detected early enough.

      What’s so sad is that treatment for those in the advanced stages of this disease can be very trying for the people directly affected by it and their family & friends. It’s 2006 and treating this disease still seems to be more of a lost art than a science, why some treatments work for some and not others can be very depressing. It would be incredible to find a definitive cure that works for everyone, hopefully one day in my lifetime I’ll witness this miracle.

      It’s 2006 and it’s horrific to realize we haven’t made the kind of advances in medical science that you thought would have happened when you were a kid 20, 30, 40 years ago. Technology seems to be racing in some areas and standing still in others.

    • #3212715

      a little problem

      by lowlands ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      For some bizar reason, TR does not seem to hold on to any changes I make to my profile 🙁

      But I support your cause anyway!!

      • #3212714

        Thanks, lowlands

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to a little problem

        I know that there are others that have the same problem. Odd.

        After the migration and upgrade are completed, they will hopefully have that fixed. Till then, I appreciate the thought!

      • #3212568

        Had that problem too

        by nicknielsen ·

        In reply to a little problem

        If you have a permanent cookie set to log you in and haven’t reset it since the site updates last month, try logging off, then logging back on. It worked for me when I was having problems in late July.

        • #3231103

          HURRAY! A CHANGE :D Thank you Nick & Tig2

          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to Had that problem too

          in my account, thanks to Nick! I have been trying to make changes for soooooo loooooooooonnnnng! I can only make changes in Manage My Account, though, and still can’t make changes in Edit my Profile so I still cannot change my avatar. I had gotten so excited and hopeful and full of joy, but it was short-lived. Thanks TiggerTwo for letting me know to search for “Nick” for an answer – it did help a little, and THANK YOU NICK! for the post. I’m halfway there……..

          😉

        • #3231087

          I wonder Van

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to HURRAY! A CHANGE :D Thank you Nick & Tig2

          Are you using FF or IE?

          If using IE, maybe a cookie or security setting isn’t allowing you to fully authenticate who you are, to make the changes?

          I would hope your using FF by now.

        • #3202278

          Yes, I should have specified

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to I wonder Van

          I am using FF; I have not tested the logout/login cure on any other browser.

          My problems started when an old account I had forgotten about was ported over from ZDNet. All of a sudden I was getting TR notices at Hotmail. I had to rename the second account & log out of both to get the problem solved. Tried to delete, but couldn’t.

        • #3202174

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to HURRAY! A CHANGE :D Thank you Nick & Tig2

          Edited out

        • #3199305

          finally

          by lowlands ·

          In reply to Had that problem too

          just clearing cookies didn’t work. I had to enter something in all field in the profile before it took.
          So now I am interested in “test”, have recently implemented “test” and you’ll find “test” says all about me in my biography.

          But hey, it’s worth it, since I got the avatar going!

        • #3199295

          YEAH LOWLANDS!

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to finally

          I know that Vanessaj is away until Monday but I will pass your information to her and others struggling with the same problem.

          Welcome to the ribboned! I can kill the screen shot I had of you and replace it with the ribboned one!

          Thanks for keeping on it!

    • #3212708

      I am blocked by websense.

      by x-marcap ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      Dang it!

      Sorry Tig!

    • #3212696

      I’ll be there in spirit, if not in body.

      by mickster269 ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      Walk 60 miles?

      Heck, I get tired DRIVING 60 miles.

    • #3212611

      Please post an actual URL for the ribbon

      by deadly ernest ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      so that I can make sure I get the right one

      • #3212607
        • #3212598

          Oh many thanks great give of gifts

          by deadly ernest ·

          In reply to I got it!!!

          may God bless you beyond your ability to handle.

        • #3212527

          You know DE…

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to Oh many thanks great give of gifts

          that ribbon kind of suits you! :p

        • #3212430

          Weell, now that you mention it – back in the 1970’s

          by deadly ernest ·

          In reply to You know DE…

          I had a killer of an outfit. 4 inch platform shoes – Deep burgandy, high collar long coat – burgandy, and this lovely high neck shirt- (forget the actual colour name) but it looked deep pink to me.

          Several of my female cousins who would have rather died than be down the street with me, were fighting to get me to take them out while wearing it – it WAS the height of male fashion at the time.

          Even I thought I looked good in it, and I never thought I reaaly wore clothes well.

        • #3231145

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to Weell, now that you mention it – back in the 1970’s

          Edited out

        • #3199314

          Hmmm….

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to Edited out

          Don’t remember the 70’s huh??? Where’s that pipe again? :p

        • #3199303

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to Edited out

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        • #3199261

          Hey NeverBusted, you bugger, I got vertigo just

          by deadly ernest ·

          In reply to Edited out

          from looking at that image when it appeared. Ihave a bit of a problem with great heights.

        • #3277331

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to Edited out

          Edited out

        • #3199287

          DE

          by cuteelf ·

          In reply to Oh many thanks great give of gifts

          Are you making secksual reference to my handles?
          HMMMMMM?

          😛

          CuteCure!

        • #3199262

          Actually, no I wasn’t – I was giving an ancient

          by deadly ernest ·

          In reply to DE

          blessing of thanks for the information provided. But if you wish me to make references, I’ll be happy to do, please peer me with a full set of uncluttered, natural photos from all angles and I will make suitable comments.

      • #3212570

        All pink ribbons welcome!

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Please post an actual URL for the ribbon

        No way to get this wrong, Ernest. And it appears you have it right. Thanks for supporting this!

    • #3212606

      Count me in!

      by geekchic ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      I have changed my avatar and am more than happy to do so….thanks for suggesting this! We will pull together to support you and many others in this never ending fight. Bless you!

    • #3212571

      Tigger: I’m part of the Pink Ribbon Brigade

      by techexec2 ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      I’m wearing the pink ribbon for the entire week just for you.

      I don’t want to be thought of as ONLY a “flaming bastard”!

      Good luck on your walk!

      • #3212569

        You aren’t a … whatever you said

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Tigger: I’m part of the Pink Ribbon Brigade

        It is way too easy to misunderstand someone’s intent when you are limited to text. Sometimes emoticons help and sometimes they don’t. I know that you are relatively new here. We have had some who showed up out of the blue and were carrying a flame thrower at the time. It is easy to mis-identify.

        You’re good. I get it. Welcome to the brigade. I am glad that you joined.

        Edited to mend a possessive

      • #3212562

        Edited out

        by ontheropes ·

        In reply to Tigger: I’m part of the Pink Ribbon Brigade

        Edited out

        • #3212561

          You are always a class act

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Edited out

          And I appreciate you more than I can say.

          Flaming what???

        • #3212556

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to You are always a class act

          Edited out

        • #3212541

          I am in SO much trouble…

          by techexec2 ·

          In reply to Edited out

          It was ME who called me a “flaming bastard”.

          Now, what am I going to do?

          It’s either:
          1. You hold me down and I slap the sh*t out of MYSELF. Or…
          2. I hold myself down and YOU slap this sh*t out me ME…

          I’m f*cked!!! I’m totally f*cked!!! Ahhh!!!

          P.S. What the H*LL is wrong with this BAR? Why can’t I buy ANY of you a beer so we can work all of this out? 🙂

        • #3212540

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to I am in SO much trouble…

          Edited out

        • #3212536

          Ah heck…

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to Edited out

          I guess I will do the honors, even though I hate driving, I don’t drink alcohol, so I don’t have a good excuse! 😀

        • #3212524

          Not me

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Edited out

          I’m the designated walker. I have fresh socks and electrolytes if you need ’em!

        • #3212517

          No driver…

          by techexec2 ·

          In reply to Edited out

          Yup. No driver. We’re in trouble…

        • #3212535

          It’s a virtual bar, dude

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to I am in SO much trouble…

          So we only need a virtual driver.

          But I’m enjoying an actual Sam Adams! ;\

          Y’all come on by, now, y’hear? First 10 through the door get one.

        • #3212532

          Sam Adams

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to It’s a virtual bar, dude

          No, no, no…
          What you need is one of these!!

          http://tinyurl.com/k2265

        • #3212526

          :^0

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to Sam Adams

          Fell out of my chair!

          Thank God I didn’t have a mouthful. I hate alcohol abuse.

        • #3212525

          Sorry…

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to :^0

          I should have put a disclaimer to not have a mouthful while viewing. 🙂

          I should have posted that link in mae’s ‘snakes on a plane’ message.

        • #3212454

          Jelli so you don’t need to drink just visit the TR water Cooler

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to :^0

        • #3212449

          HAL

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to :^0

          Oh no, I am not falling for that one.

          If it was an American beer, I may have mistaken it for water though! :p

        • #3212522

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to Sam Adams

          Edited out

        • #3212508

          Too funny…

          by techexec2 ·

          In reply to Sam Adams

          That is just too funny!

          He (David Chappelle) is just SO funny!

        • #3212530

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to It’s a virtual bar, dude

          Edited out

        • #3212529

          I just want to ensure we get a virtual…

          by techexec2 ·

          In reply to It’s a virtual bar, dude

          I just want to ensure we get a “virtual DUI”. That’s IMPORTANT!

        • #3212519

          Last call!

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to I just want to ensure we get a virtual…

          Got a 6am show 100 miles away tomorrow morning. If I don’t get some sleep now, I’ll get lost on the way. ?:|

        • #3212509

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to Last call!

          Edited out

        • #3212528

          Make it a martini

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to I am in SO much trouble…

          And we can talk.

          Incidentally- very dry, extra olive. I’m picky, I am!

        • #3212523

          I take it you wave the Vermouth at it?

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to Make it a martini

          Or simply show it the bottle? B-)

        • #3212518

          More like

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to I take it you wave the Vermouth at it?

          Bow in the general direction of France and think of deserts.

          Don’t forget the extra olive…

        • #3231401

          Only one?

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to More like

          I find that others think I have strange taste in martinis. When I do have one, I like three olives & and an onion, or a 2+2 depending on my mood.

          Of course, when I do opt for a martini, I’m already in a strange mood anyway… ]:)

        • #3212520

          Anything…

          by techexec2 ·

          In reply to Make it a martini

          Anything you want…

          I like those also, especially with Ketel One vodka. Very smooth.

        • #3231337

          Nah. You lot are a load of soft ol’ sissies…

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Anything…

          what you really need to try is one of these….

          http://tools-programs.com/prog1989.html

          have the screensaver on me, too!!

          :p

          ]:)

          GG

          oh – and NO driving whilst drinking, please. Thankx.

        • #3231298

          A pin I used to have on my riding jacket

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Nah. You lot are a load of soft ol’ sissies…

          “Don’t drink and drive. You might spill your drink!”

          That was right above the one that said “Just pretend it’s candy!” ]:)

      • #3212552

        so would that make you

        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to Tigger: I’m part of the Pink Ribbon Brigade

        a SUPPORTIVE “flaming bastard”? :0

        :^0

        • #3212545

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to so would that make you

          Edited out

        • #3212539

          Check it out

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to Edited out

          Here ya go NB.

          http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-22_11-5269527.html?tag=search

          Edited to let you know they changed the O (o’s) emoticons to 0 (zeros).

        • #3212533

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to Check it out

          Edited out

        • #3212516

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to Check it out

          Edited out

        • #3212491

          D’oh!

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to Edited out

          What’s this about pipes?
          What kind of pipes you talking about? ?:| 😐 ;\ ]:)

        • #3212481

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to D’oh!

          Edited out

        • #3231330

          Maybe it is a case of

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Edited out

          the blind squirl finding a nut every once in a while?
          Full moon?
          Laws of averages that if I post enough, I am bound to accidentally get some of them right?
          :p

          [i](imagine, people in IT not knowing what a “pipe” symbol is…..)[/i]
          B-)

          I would help with your delima but I see it has already been answered. I would recommend printing the chart out. I also personally have that link saved in my “workspace” so I can find it when people like you ask for it, about once a month.

        • #3212538

          Yes!

          by techexec2 ·

          In reply to so would that make you

          That’s it. The “supportive flaming bastard” ™.

        • #3212513

          Maybe so

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Yes!

          But you are okay in my book.

          The world NEEDS supportive flaming… whatever you said!

          Oh! Forgot the ™. Sorry!

        • #3212510

          Thanks…

          by techexec2 ·

          In reply to Maybe so

        • #3212499

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to Yes!

          Edited out

      • #3212500

        Be a bastard and be proud of it

        by deadly ernest ·

        In reply to Tigger: I’m part of the Pink Ribbon Brigade

        some of the greatest people in history were bastards.

        Personally – I’m an Old Bastard, a member of the Australasian Order of Old Bastards and proud of it, and still have my 30 year old membership card to prove it. Over the last 50 years or so AOOB has raised tens of millions of dollars for charity, all raised and used locally.

        Another point, if you’re a proud old bastard and some one calls you a bastard, just respond with “yes I am, thank you” and watch them have a heart attack.

    • #3212504

      People are amazing

      by tig2 ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      Especially when they unite together in a purpose.

      A teammate and I went to dinner tonight to go through our team roster and figure out where some funds we had raised on Sunday night should go. The team is very large and it is next to impossible to arrange team fundraisers so individuals set up their own and we all support. Sunday night was a bit of a bummer- my teammate and I hoped to raise a lot of money at an outdoor bar concert that was rained out. So instead, we ran around the bar with plastic leis asking people if they wanted to “get lei’d to fight breast cancer”. 20 minutes and 30 leis later we had raised $281. With that and other donations of cash, we had to figure out who needed help and how to distribute the funds. We only have until Thursday to reach $145,000. Note here- each walker is responsible for raising $2200 to participate. New numbers just in tell me that there will be 3000 confirmed walkers for this event. My team captain personally raised over $12,000. We are pretty serious about what we want to accomplish!

      We met in a local Applebee’s to distribute the funds we had available. Our server asked what we were up to so we told her about the 3 Day and what we thought was important. When she brought us our check, she also gave us a $20 and let us know that she lost her grandmother to breast cancer.

      Generally when you go to a restaurant, you pay them. This time, our server paid US!

      I always have my 3 Day cards on me. We left one with the cheque and a message of thanks. I will drop by there tomorrow with ribbons for the staff to wear with the rest of their “flair”.

      People touch my heart in so many ways. Just as you all have done. I look forward to seeing more pink ribbons before the snapshot in time of th etop 100 and every other person that I can find. You will all walk with me.

      Can we get Smorty on board? Or Sonja? Even Peter??? God forbid… Jay?????

      • #3212413

        Tig

        by gadgetgirl ·

        In reply to People are amazing

        intend hassling all hell out of them today, as I’m not at work (anyone needing to get in touch urgently should already have my personal email!) due to poorly car and having to be towed home yesterday (thanks RAC – lifesavers!)

        Also intend to do a ribbon search – in the hopes that it helps the “fade out” a lot of the avatars seem to be suffering from. It’ll make it easier to snapshot the hot 100…..

        Watch this space…. I’ll put the avatars in my photobucket account and link them here. Nop copyright probs – they’ll all be from public domain sites.

        Would be good if you could show everyone that even virtual support works!

        Right. Quick parts hunt, and I’m on it.

        oh – and I will get someone for this. How come you lot hit a virtual bar when in UK time I’m in bed? You trying to tell me something?

        GG

        • #3231398

          Yes, I know

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Tig

          They started without me too. Most unkind.

          And no invitation either. I had to crash.

          We need to set a time to hit the virtual bar that works better all around. 🙂

        • #3231393

          Spur of the moment, dearie

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to Tig

          But I’ll buy you a virtual Ploughman’s to virtually make up for it… 😀

    • #3212393

      :) yeb, was aware of it, and it does !!!

      by rob mekel ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      Your welcome TT 🙂 It was a very small favor to you 🙂 and did it with pleasure.

      Will be of this week due to family circumstances 🙁 :(.
      Do support you and the all that walk for more then the possible 100% 🙂

      Good luck!! and happy walking 🙂

      😡
      Rob

      edited because needed!! damn !!

    • #3231360

      [b] GET YOUR RIBBON HERE! [/b]

      by gadgetgirl ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      found a fantastic sight – loads of ribbons, just choose.

      Tig – just trying to stop your fade out so your top 100 print is actually readable!

      Can’t believe I found 24 on one page…

      http://www.originalicons.com/Icons/Culture/Support%20Ribbons.html

      [b] [i] COME ON EVERYBODY – COLOUR YOURSELVES PINK! [/b] [/i]

      (and you don’t need me to tell you how to save images, cut, paste, expand, contract, save, put up…not today, please! Not today!!!)

      😀

      GG

    • #3231321

      Hey Folks!

      by tig2 ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      Has anyone noticed that the sponsored content for this page has changed? Someone (Beth- was that you?) at TR noticed and changed the links for this discussion.

      The first link is to the Breast Cancer 3 Day. That is a screenshot that I will treasure- Thank you!

      Now if we could just talk Jay, Smorty and the rest into changing their avatars…

      Please note- I did NOT ask for a spell checker this time!

      • #3231317

        TT :)

        by rob mekel ·

        In reply to Hey Folks!

        noticed that Jay has switched his avitar in to the pink ribbon 🙂
        And yes did notice that the ad’s had changed:
        [b]Way to go TR. Great tnx 🙂 [/b]

        Rob

        • #3231309

          Yay Jay!!!

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to TT :)

          Thank you!

      • #3231300

        TT, I don’t see

        by old guy ·

        In reply to Hey Folks!

        what you are talking about on the sponsored content. I logged out and logged back in but the Sponsored Content is Cutting the cost and complexity of managing endpoint security. Am I missing something?

        • #3231291

          No. It changed.

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to TT, I don’t see

          I have the screen shot. Thought I saw it last night as well but too tired to re-check. This morning it was the 3 Day, Race for a Cure, Pink awareness products, The 7 Day in Italy, and a second site on breast cancer.

          I don’t know why it changed…

          Edited to add: And changed again. Hmmmm

        • #3231280

          Sponsored content or sponsored links

          by deadly ernest ·

          In reply to No. It changed.

          The sponsored content, just under the Hot Discussions box, has been about security products on every page of this thread I’ve seen – and yes they vary. However, the sponsored links, at the bottom of the page, almost the very bottom, are another story. The current set has three on Breast Cancer sites, one on a general cancer awareness site and one on a site about away to raise funds for charity etc.

          And I’ve not seen any of those links on any of the other threads either.

        • #3231272

          The ones at the bottom of the page are the ones that I was referring to

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Sponsored content or sponsored links

          And you are seeing them too- but when I saw Old Guy’s post, I looked and they were on security. As soon as I returned to the discussion after posting, they changed back.

          Glad I screen shot it when I did- The 3 Day was the top link!

          I didn’t think I had ever seen links for awareness before. Personally, I think that they did it just for me. Whether that is accurate or not is just not important…

        • #3231258

          They do seem to be changing

          by deadly ernest ·

          In reply to The ones at the bottom of the page are the ones that I was referring to

          In three different post on this thread, they all had some cancer links, your reply to which I’m replying had two that were different to my earlier post. One of the other posts had three cancer links and two about packaging. So it is cycling through some kind of list, but I’ve seen none of the concer links on any other thread.

          BTW Are you playing ‘vulture’ on this thread, I make a post and within a minute or so, you reply.

          As per your comment earlier re ease of use, I just switched to another pink ribbon image that is easier to see, looks like the same one you now use.

        • #3231252

          I’m kinda being a vulture…

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to They do seem to be changing

          I have kept a pretty close eye on it in the midst of other stuff that has to get done. Got a couple mile walk in, should make a start on the laundry, pass by the computer and refresh the screen.

          The timing on that last was coincidental. Your post popped up as I was scrolling to Neil.

          It is good to know that I am not losing my marbles entirely and that you are seeing the same link changes that I am. I went back and forth between the screen shot and the board a few times- I never knew that those ads changed.

          I like this particular ribbon image a lot- don’t know if you can see the detail- it’s a shoelace. I thought it was fitting. And yep- same image. Nice dark pink, easy to see…

        • #3231236

          Yeah, when I saw this one, hosted by Young Gunner

          by deadly ernest ·

          In reply to They do seem to be changing

          and saw that it’s a pink shoe lace, I thought that it was much more fitting for your walk.

          On a side issue, did you see some of the others have found. I’m a bit concerned about the pink bondage tape – but I suppose it will do well for those into BDSM.

        • #3231202

          They seem to be cycling

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to The ones at the bottom of the page are the ones that I was referring to

          through a sequence of 10-12. I’m seeing different links on each page, but they repeat at intervals.

        • #3231147

          Now I see

          by old guy ·

          In reply to No. It changed.

          where you guys are talking about. Thanks Ernest for pointing me in the right direction.

          That really is great they are doing that. See, we are a community. 🙂

      • #3231133

        ’twas I

        by beth blakely ·

        In reply to Hey Folks!

        I changed the featured discussion box to include a lil pink ribbon promo. I didn’t ask, but who’s going to complain? 😉

        Edit: Oh, wait… You were talking about the Sponsored content at right. Nope, that wasn’t me. 🙂

        • #3202277

          Beth you ROCK!

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to ’twas I

          We were talking about the sponsored links at the bottom. Tis is the only discussion I have ever seen awareness links in.

          I saw the pink ribbon in the “Featured Discussion”. I have to get a print of this- it is just so cool!

          Thank you so much for doing that. I noticed that Jay and Doug had both adoped the ribbon. You go girl- awareness is everything!

        • #3199333

          Sorry I missed this one yesterday but

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to ’twas I

          If any one complains Just point them my way Beth and I’ll deal with them. 🙂

          Col ]:)

      • #3202214

        Tig I don’t know if you’ve noticed

        by hal 9000 ·

        In reply to Hey Folks!

        But Doug, Jay and Peter are using the Pink Ribbon as an Avatar as well as Beth naturally.

        Now all we have to do is shame Smorty into using it. 🙂

        Col ]:)

    • #3231295

      Ok now. Where has Jaqui been all week?

      by jdclyde ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      I expected some kind of twist on the pink ribbon theme. Maybe pink shackles? :0

      • #3231288
        • #3231285

          Holy Moley, Neil

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to I know! I had loads of stuff for him

          I just had no idea that you would even know what any of that stuff IS!

          Here I thought that my hot pink duct tape was crossing the line!

          Pink handcuffs???

        • #3231283

          Exposure to Jacqui…

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Holy Moley, Neil

          I can assure you that I haven’t the [b]slightest[/b] idea what anyone could possibly use such stuff for!

        • #3202202

          Neil as you said that you have more

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Exposure to Jacqui…

          That are not suitable in Mixed Company [i]I’m not quite sure what that’s supposed to mean actually but[/i] you can PM me the ones that you don’t think fitting for your [b]Mixed Company.[/b] 🙂

          Remember I have friends in high positions in the UK so unless you want to spend the next few years in a [b]Mental Hospital[/b] you have better drop me a PM with the links. 😀

          Col ]:)

        • #3231195

          I wonder…

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to Holy Moley, Neil

          …are they lacquered, powder-coated, or furred?

          Inquiring minds want to know! :p

        • #3231239

          Pink bondage tape and pink bond straps – hmmm

          by deadly ernest ·

          In reply to I know! I had loads of stuff for him

          They must be for the extra kinki supporters who are into BDSM. I WONT ask how you know about them. I’ve learnt that old saying ‘Never ask a question unless you REALLY want to know the answer.’

        • #3231210

          I can see where all of you are taking this…

          by techexec2 ·

          In reply to I know! I had loads of stuff for him

          I can see where all of you are taking this so I had better head this off.

          Correct: “Supportive flaming bastard”.

          Incorrect: “Supportive flaming pink bastard”.

          Let’s keep it straight…because I am.

          🙂

        • #3231209

          Ah, but NOW

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to I can see where all of you are taking this…

          who is protesting too much? :0

          Sounds like we have a new queen! :^0

        • #3231200

          Well…I HAVE been feeling a bit funny…

          by techexec2 ·

          In reply to Ah, but NOW

          Well…I HAVE been feeling a bit funny wearing pink since yesterday.

          But, that does not mean anything.
          But, that does not mean anything.
          But, that does not mean anything.
          But, that does not mean anything.
          But, that does not mean anything.
          But, that does not mean anything.

          🙂

          P.S.

          But, that does not mean anything.
          But, that does not mean anything.
          But, that does not mean anything.
          But, that does not mean anything.
          But, that does not mean anything.

        • #3231138

          Nice try, JD

          by maecuff ·

          In reply to Ah, but NOW

          it ain’t working..

        • #3231134

          Can’t blame a fella for trying ;\

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Nice try, JD

          The best way to keep from being picked on is to set someone else up to be a better target! B-)

          And I would have gotten away with it if wasn’t for those dang kids and that dog too! :p

        • #3231107

          The

          by maecuff ·

          In reply to Can’t blame a fella for trying ;\

          Scooby gang won’t let you get away with anything, will they?

        • #3231204

          I am so bad…

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to I can see where all of you are taking this…

          Supportive pink flaming whateveryousaid???

          Some background you desperately need here- Jaqui has a reputation- which he started- for being into whips and chains. Neil just happened to find photos of Jaqui’s favourite hobby in shades of pink.

          Takes a while to get all the players… well… straight.

        • #3231170

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to I can see where all of you are taking this…

          Edited out

        • #3231152

          :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Edited out

          you mean like that? ;\

          But that is ok, because even I don’t take me seriously! B-)

        • #3231151

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p

          Edited out

        • #3202287

          No problem. I’m ignoring…

          by techexec2 ·

          In reply to Edited out

        • #3202266

          :_|

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to No problem. I’m ignoring…

          .

        • #3202167

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to No problem. I’m ignoring…

          Edited out

        • #3202119

          GREAT bunny picture…Poor JD…

          by techexec2 ·

          In reply to Edited out

        • #3199524

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to Edited out

          Edited out

        • #3199406

          NeverBusted: Thanks…

          by techexec2 ·

          In reply to Edited out

          Thanks…I’ll give it a look.

    • #3231284

      image hosted on my server

      by sprinkl3s ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      here is the link to the ribbon image i saved to my server for people to use.

      http://www.sprinkl3s.com/ribbon.jpg

      thanks

      • #3231266

        Thanks Young Gunner

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to image hosted on my server

        I appreciate you hosting it. That gives a total of three different places to find it! The more, the merrier!

        Edited because there is an “n” in Thanks…

        • #3231161

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to Thanks Young Gunner

          Edited out

        • #3231148

          oh well

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Edited out

          why start now? 😀

          [i]
          Ignore the man behind the pink ribboned curtain……. :0

        • #3231141

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to oh well

          Edited out

    • #3231188

      What?!?!

      by protiusx ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      Men can get breast cancer? That is scary on so many different levels. I support any fight against cancer and I praise you for your efforts.

      • #3231125

        Believe it!

        by neilb@uk ·

        In reply to What?!?!

        although it’s only around one percent of the occurrence in women and has a later onset, generally over 60.

        For example, I think that there are around 250 cases diagnosed in the UK each year. Most of them, I believe, are to men who have several close members of their family who have had breast cancer or a close relative diagnosed with breast cancer in both breasts. Having several members of the family with cancer of the ovary or colon also seems to increase a man?s risk of developing breast cancer. This suggests that there’s much more of a genetic component than in woman.

        The different types of cancer, diagnosis and prognosis are the same as with women. The treatment is the same except, as we blokes have less to remove, lumpectomy is not an option and a full mastectomy is the norm for surgery.

        Obviously, some of us are not aware of this bit of news!

        Chill out, though. I could list a lot more likely sites to for blokes to get cancer if you want me to.

        Neil 😀

        • #3231101

          Ahh, but…

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to Believe it!

          Can a woman get cancer in the ‘two veg’ area? :0

        • #3202276

          Alas, yes

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Ahh, but…

          The ovaries, I think, qualify as “two veg”. Women are, though, not likely to get prostate cancer which is the most common cancer in men.

          There aren’t many bits that [b]don’t[/b] get cancer although quite a few are linked with smoking so that if you don’t smoke, you don’t get ’em.xd

          Happy, happy post… 🙂

        • #3202183

          No thank you

          by protiusx ·

          In reply to Believe it!

          I would rather not hear about where we blokes could get cancer. The word itself is repugnant. I am akin to an ostrich as I would rather stick my head in the sand and not think about it in a blind hope that it won’t affect me. On the other hand my family is forcing me to go to the doctor for a check up this week. I hate doctors. Well, lets just say I don’t like being poked or prodded by anyone other than my wife. Now if she were a doctor I would be alright.

      • #3202233

        Protius

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to What?!?!

        Men in high risk groups are encouraged to do the same self exam as women. There were 1200 cases in the last study I read. While the rate of survivability is somewhat better, it is frequently harder to diagnose. The reason is two-fold- lack of knowledge and the inability to do a mammogram. As I understand it, reconstruction is more difficult as well.

        Google Breast Cancer Men. It is an eye opener.

        Thank you for your support!

        Edit- typos

        • #3202182

          Not at the present

          by protiusx ·

          In reply to Protius

          I am at work and will show up on a naughty list if I google anything with the word “breast”. I probabaly just made the list by spelling out the word. Oh, bother here they come…

        • #3202180

          LOL!!!

          by protiusx ·

          In reply to Protius

          I just had a mental picture of a bloke standing in front of a mirror doing a self exam and his wife walks into the bathroom and seeing him says “Ah, what are you doing?” so, a bit embarrassed the bloke says “I’m doing a breast self examination, dear. I read about it on TR.”

          Yeah that would go over well.

        • #3202176

          What I suggest to men- well, married men, anyway

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to LOL!!!

          Is to ask your wife for help. She has probably been doing BSE since adolesence and knows what to do. It can even become an enhancement to your personal life if you get creative. And for men who complain about the lack of frequency- BSE should be done every month!

        • #3202173

          Well it would be much easier to explain :p :^0

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to LOL!!!

          That if he was doing a [b]Self Examination[/b] of his Prostrate. 😀

          Now be a good little boy and change your avatar to one of the many Pink Ribbons that are available. If you claim that you can’t get one you can pick up one from there that I’m hosting.

          http://tinyurl.com/r6dqr

          After all you don’t want [b][Scientific Proof that the Cancers are Evolving to prevent successful treatment do you?[/b] 😀

          Besides with all the other places that males can pick up this nasty disease a Self Examination of the Mammary Glands would be nothing where as a Self Examination of the ####################### might prove more difficult to get away with unless you insisted that some other person was the one to do the examination. 😀

          Col ]:)

    • #3231084

      Tig..I know there probably aren’t

      by maecuff ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      many funny breast cancer stories, but I actually have one..

      My husband’s grandmother had a single mastectomy 25 years ago. This past Spring, she was visiting us for a week and one evening, as we sat together on my couch, she told me the story of her surgery, her treatment, etc. She has a prosthesis (sp?) that she wears in her bra and she was just amazed at how natural it was. “Here, feel this..” (Her exact words). And THAT is how I found myself feeling up my husband’s 85 year old grandmother. So anyway, I felt it, and yes, it felt very natural. She says, “Really, you can pinch it or anything, it feels so real.” I told her that I’d have to take her word on that, as I already FELT her breast, I didn’t want to PINCH it, too. She was extremely amused. I told my husband as we went upstairs, “I can’t believe I felt up your grandma. I’m either going to need therapy or a lot of alcohol to get over this.”

      Of course, his family has heard the tale, and his sisters flash me whenever they get a chance. Or ask me to feel them up.

      • #3202229

        I have another one

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Tig..I know there probably aren’t

        My team and I get together for Happy Hour once a month. One of my survivor teammates who has had reconstruction was asked by another “What does it feel like?” So another teammate reached over and gave the survivor a squeeze and reported that it felt normal. Then we told her she grabbed the wrong one. She had.

        She will not live that one down in her lifetime.

        The 3 Day is not like anything you have ever seen. It is not uncommon to see women with mastectomy and lumpectomy in sports bras without their prosthesis. It is darned hot out there and there is nowhere in a sports bra to PUT a prosthesis. That is SO the least of my worries. Lopsided works. We make bad breast jokes all the time. In a conversation with my tentmate, I mentioned that the Boy Scouts voluteer to put up tents but you have to wait in line. Another team member said, “Don’t worry about that. If the line is too long, just offer to show them your t!t”. While I realise that it ia a “had to be there” comment, it gives you a sense of the feeling among the group.

        I have to give it to you. No one has ever reported feeling up their Grandmother.

        I will email you large quantities of alcohol…

    • #3202294

      [b]NOT A SINGLE “ME TOO”?

      by jdclyde ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      [b](reposted from further up in response to Mambo’s post, so it would not be lost)[/b]
      http://tinyurl.com/pzms6

      I am not sure if this just got lost in the jungle of posts, or if people just decided to pass it by.

      I did my “me too” about two months ago.

      I may not be in the best financial situation right now, still recovering financially from starting over after divorce, but I am still a hell of a lot better off than people that have cancer.

      I hope the lack of “me too”‘s is just because people didn’t want to brag about giving. I understand that feeling, but I got past it in hope that more will put their money where their mouth is at. Even if it isn’t much, it all adds up.

      When you donate at the website, you get to make your donation in memory of someone. Mine was in my dad and grandmothers memory. Not breast cancer, but still cancer.

      • #3202286

        Well…since you’re putting people on the spot :)

        by maecuff ·

        In reply to [b]NOT A SINGLE “ME TOO”?

        We have an annual breast cancer awareness day, which was just a few weeks ago here. I contributed (as I do every year) and sponsored one of my employees for a walk-a-thon. although, her’s was no where NEAR as impressive as T2’s. 🙂

      • #3202280

        A couple of weeks back….

        by jellimonsta ·

        In reply to [b]NOT A SINGLE “ME TOO”?

        Right after my aunt passed away with cancer we made a pretty good donation.

        I would give anything to have not made that donation, but not because I want the money back. 🙁

        On second thoughts, I wouldn’t mind the money back… who wants to do the honors? :p

        • #3202271

          There’s a guy in Nigeria

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to A couple of weeks back….

          who’s trying to give me money. I can let you have some of that when I get it. ]:)

        • #3202243

          Hmm….

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to There’s a guy in Nigeria

          That bugger has been trying to give me money too. I feel cheated now! :p

        • #3202226

          Lately, though

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to Hmm….

          I’ve been getting notifications from the “SWEEPSTAKES LOTTERY DEPARTMENT” of the “BRITISH LOTTERY” that I’ve won the “Sweepstakes Online Lottery International.” Not bad considering I never bought a ticket. I may actually pay these guys a vist. Their legal advisor is “Lonni” Anderson. 😡 Sigh!

          Like they’ll actually be there! Their address is #24 Lyndhurst Road, London. So, GG, Neil! What’s actually there? A pub?

        • #3202216

          Lyndhurst Road

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Lately, though

          Well, there are ten Lyndhurst Roads in London so unless you’ve got a district or a postcode, I can’t work out where to go to find out. Three of them are close enough to check easily but the rest are a few miles away and, with London average driving speed of 12mph, a few miles is a lot.

          Anyway, trust me, the UK lottery company, Camelot, does NOTHING for NOTHING!

          😀

        • #3202208

          Lets not…

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to Lyndhurst Road

          go to Camelot!

          It is a silly place! 😀 :p

        • #3202181

          OH Neil I’m so upset with your attitude :( :( :(

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Lyndhurst Road

          The UK Lottery Company is just there to hand out money in ever increasing amounts don’t you already know this? 😀

          They are an arm of Government who sole aim to to give away money at every opportunity. It’s great when you have people like Tony in charge of the place he just wants to give everyone money without complicated Tax Problems like here the Commonwealth Tax Cut has been directly blamed for an Interest Rate Rise. :^0

          But I’ll bet that when you find the place in question all that you’ll find is a Mail Server that redirects the replies to the British Government as this is their way of gathering in money to pay for [b]The War on Terror.[/b]. :p

          Col ]:)

        • #3202179

          Next to the Girl Scouts

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to Lyndhurst Road

          I Googled it just after the first post and it’s just up the street from a major Girl Scout center (12c Lyndhurst Road). I think the district was Northeast.

          I don’t particularly care and I’ve already fed the spam to the bit bucket. I’m taking a break; it’s beer-hundred.

        • #3202172

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to Lyndhurst Road

          Edited out

        • #3201764

          Yeah Right !!! And the Cow flew over the Moon ;)

          by aaron a baker ·

          In reply to There’s a guy in Nigeria

          The plan is to get you to open a bank account just for yourself and them, then they send you a ton of money for deposits. Then comes the day when they come over on a pass given them by YOU and then help themselves to their ill gotten gains. If you think they have ANY plans of sharing this with you, then my friend you are dreaming. One all deals are done and one of them is “Officially” here, chances are very good that you will just disappear and they will have sole position of the accounts as usually such accounts are Joint.
          SO BE CAREFUL L my friend, send any and all such letter to the Met Police in the UK and forget you’ve ever seen them. The Police track this vermin continuously and have arrested quite a few, not to mention, probably saved a few unsuspecting lives “Ours” in the process.
          Regards
          Aaron

          Just a few of the places you can send your letters.
          It will help them a great deal

          http://fraud.alert@met.police.uk

          http://new.scotland.yard@met.police.uk

          http://wafl@phonebusters.com RCMP & OPP Canada

        • #3201761

          My apologies

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to Yeah Right !!! And the Cow flew over the Moon ;)

          if you missed the [sarcasm] tags.

        • #3201753

          You’re Right , I’m Sorry ;)

          by aaron a baker ·

          In reply to My apologies

          However I meant no offence.
          Regards
          Aaron

        • #3231019

          No offense taken

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to You’re Right , I’m Sorry ;)

          But I did laugh at you 😀

    • #3202196

      Quick Update!

      by tig2 ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      Check out the TR Bloggers page! Along with Doug, Peter, Jay, Beth, and Leee, we have Smorty and Toni!

      Thanks to all of you for participating!

      Edited because I edit

    • #3201972

      Tig …..

      by gadgetgirl ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      when are you taking the snapshot?

      GG

      • #3201964

        Hey GG

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Tig …..

        I will take the Thursday snap around 9p on Thursday night. That’s 9p CDT. I have discovered that I will have access at the hotel so I will be able to post updates- assuming that I survive the days- but won’t be able to do those until at least 7p or 8p each night. Closing ceremonies for the Walk are at 4:30 p on Sunday, don’t expect to get home much before 7p or so, if then. I will try to get photos uploaded as well but no guarentees- updates through the walk may be brief. (Please note- all times mentioned are CDT)

        I will take a look Friday after walking- if I see anything new, I will capture it. I have been taking snaps of pink ribbons as I have seen them that aren’t in the top 100.

        Quite a lot of people have snuck by me and are wearing ribbons but didn’t post that they were. I find them anyway…

        • #3199554

          ok, read my mind…. I don’t mind….at the moment!

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Hey GG

          I was wondering if you were aware of the take-up outside the hot 100!

          How about asking Beth if there are any other “avatar” lists you could snapshot – they must have more than “100” in the “top” list – if you see what I mean…..

          First day back at work, brain fried, but car semi-fixed (don’t ask!)

          I’m going to try and hit a few I know in the hot 100 who haven’t changed yet, give them a gentle prod in the right direction…

          and a not-so-gentle prod if they don’t take the hint!!!

          Take your time with the photos – recover first. Please!

          GG

    • #3199552

      I’ve tried

      by maevinn ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      It won’t let me change my avatar…But I will use it where I can, and am wearing it in spirit here!

    • #3199539

      Tig2

      by old guy ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      I will be out of town Thursday, Friday, and probably Saturday taking my son off to university so I won’t be able to keep up with anything. I just want you to know though you will be in my thoughts and I send you my encouragements now. Finish the line. 🙂

      • #3199509

        Thanks Old Guy!

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Tig2

        Watch the end of this thread for updates through the Walk and photo links as I am able to get them up.

        I appreciate your support!

    • #3199360

      Count me in

      by brneyes ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      I’m more of a lurker than an actual participant in this site. But I’ve learned a lot and enjoyed the discussions. My mother is a 15 year breast cancer survivor. I recently lost my only female cousin to breast cancer. The mothers of 2 of my middle daughter’s best friends are also survivors and I contribute to the walks that they participate in. My employer participates in Lee Jeans Denim Day every year (at my urging!).
      Good luck on your walk!!

      • #3199325

        Thank you!

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Count me in

        Please feel free to peer me with any names you want to have carried on the walk.

        I am a survivor too. Unfortunately, it touches each one of us in some way.

        My thanks again for your support!

    • #3199339

      Tig2: Since I’m not a pink kinda’ guy, how about green?

      by maxwell edison ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      I’m not much of a ribbon kinda’ guy, pink or otherwise. But I will donate $5 per mile for your walk. Let us know how you do. The offer applies even if you finish the walk in spirit only, but I’m sure you’ll make it.

      Be sure to drink plenty of water and wear shoes that are broken-in, but not TOO broken in. (Ouch!)

      I’ll mail it to:

      The Komen Foundation
      5005 LBJ Fwy., Suite 250
      Dallas, TX 75244

      (Unless you want it sent to a local office. If so, let me know.)

      • #3199334

        Nice Max

        by jellimonsta ·

        In reply to Tig2: Since I’m not a pink kinda’ guy, how about green?

        You are a pretty generous guy to give $5 for each mile in a 60 mile walk. You do know that Tig is going to complete the walk don’t you?? I don’t think she is the quitting kind of gal! 😀

      • #3199319

        Max, you are the best!

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Tig2: Since I’m not a pink kinda’ guy, how about green?

        Max, I can’t thank you enough for your generosity. I am without words.

        I am pretty determined to walk all sixty miles- on my knees if it comes to it. I want to be standing upright for the final “Victory” mile. I get to walk that final mile with the other five survivors on my team and 242 other walking survivors, many of whom have become friends.

        I have over 200 miles on both pair of shoes. I have two half litre bottles for my pack and over 40 teammates who will drag me every step of the way. I will post recaps of the event- daily if I can, on Monday for sure. If I get photo hosting figured out, there will be pictures too.

        You are welcome to send to the Komen Foundation or to the 3 Day (the Komen is the primary beneficiary). The Texas office is best for the Komen, my site for the 3 Day is http://www.the3day.org/twincities06/tricia .

        Again my deepest thanks for your generous gift! Thank you for being a part of stopping a killer.

        • #3199282

          Thanks for the link

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to Max, you are the best!

          Ok, Tig, I went ahead and put down $150 on your 60 miles. I can wait for the new monitor. :_|

          Edit: how do you misspell an emoticon?

      • #3277241

        Way to go Max!!!

        by x-marcap ·

        In reply to Tig2: Since I’m not a pink kinda’ guy, how about green?

        I will send a sum my accountant (wife)deems OK in response to Max’s generosity.

        Tim

      • #3277001

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        by ontheropes ·

        In reply to Tig2: Since I’m not a pink kinda’ guy, how about green?

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    • #3199331

      Hey T2

      by ‘laine ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      I’ve changed my avatar to support you and all the other walkers! Best wishes to all of you in your long walk. Be safe, hydrated, and may nothing in the weather or surroundings slow you down too much for too long.

      I’ve participated in Relay for Life for the last 2 years here. I’ve lost several family members to different types of cancer, and will always support the fight against it. You will be in my thoughts this weekend.

    • #3199255

      Well Tig because of the Time Difference

      by hal 9000 ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      I’ll most likely not be able to post again before you [b]Hit the Road[/b] literally so I hope you enjoy your walk in the nice clean air and it’s a nice cloudy day without too much heat/humidity involved.

      Remember your Sun Screen and take it easy there is no competition for getting there first just finishing is actually winning. You’ll be in my thoughts this weekend and I know that everything is going to go well for you even if the washing machine/dryer eats some more of your socks before you leave. 😀

      Just remember to take along a dog leash so you can drag others who fall by the wayside to the end. 🙂 But most importantly [b]Enjoy Yourself[/b] and I’m not responsible for any [b]Wet T Shirt Competitions[/b] that you and your mates come up with due to [b]Heat Exhaustion.[/b] :p

      Cheers

      Col

      • #3277305

        Thanks HAL

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Well Tig because of the Time Difference

        I will be on later tonight- just doing a quick last check before the day starts.

        Thank you for all your strong support. I am overwhelmed by everyone and how much they support this effort. I promise- I WILL make EVERY inch of the 60 miles in front of me.

        My many thanks again!

    • #3277302

      Websense blocking

      by jamesrl ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      Sorry I didn’t respond earlier, I came back from vacation Tuesday, but started my time back in a different office.

      I too have Websense, so I can’t tell if the changes I made to the profile actually worked – someone tell me.

      James

      • #3277289

        Yup,

        by gadgetgirl ·

        In reply to Websense blocking

        you have a beautiful pink ribbon!

        Thanks, James, it’s appreciated

        😀

        GG

      • #3277161

        Hi James

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Websense blocking

        I can see your ribbon loud and clear.

        Thank you so much!

        Counting down in hours now…

    • #3277197

      I’m in!

      by tink! ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      Thanks GG for bringing this to my attention.

      Good luck and have fun on your walk Tig!

    • #3277127

      On my way out the door

      by tig2 ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      Final note as I head out the door.

      http://www.wcco.com MAY have some coverage of the event fro anyone that wants to follow along. I will try to post but am making no guarentees.

      My deepest thanks to all of you. I will do my screen shot of the top 100 tonight around 7p CDT.

      I cannot begin to tell you all what you have accomplished with your outpouring of support. I cannot thank you enough!

      • #3277035

        Best wishes Tig!!

        by jellimonsta ·

        In reply to On my way out the door

        Enjoy the outdoors! 😀

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        • #3166564

          Sorry NB, I did that 18 hours ago, I didn’t think to say so

          by deadly ernest ·

          In reply to Edited out

          here.

        • #3166560

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          In reply to Sorry NB, I did that 18 hours ago, I didn’t think to say so

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          In reply to Sorry NB, I did that 18 hours ago, I didn’t think to say so

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        • #3166524

          So…I guess you don’t think…

          by techexec2 ·

          In reply to Edited out

          So…I guess you don’t think Paris Hilton is a great role model and inspiration for women around the world? Man, that VIDEO was GREAT! I mean, such skill and…

          Oops…

          Maybe it wasn’t that great for other women…

          Never mind…

          🙂

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        • #3229671

          Actually…no

          by techexec2 ·

          In reply to Edited out

          Actually, I remember seeing some stills somewhere and that was enough. I got the idea. Apparently it’s an XXX rated private video recording that was never supposed to get out. Supposedly it got out because her partner sold it. Very nice. Trustworthy and loyal.

          I knew I could count on you to get my sarcasm. 🙂

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          In reply to Edited out

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        • #3229668

          Whole new definition To Useless ;)

          by aaron a baker ·

          In reply to So…I guess you don’t think…

          Absolutely;
          Paris Hilton is worth something. she has given a whole new meaning to the words , Selfish, Arrogant, Spoiled, Useless, Pointless, Vicious, Calculating, Manipulative and that’s just her good side.
          I could fill the page with Paris Useless’ Descriptions but then it becomes redundant.
          Suffice to say, Baron Hilton did a lousy job raising his daughters.
          And it shows, Big Time.
          Regards
          Aaron

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          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to Whole new definition To Useless ;)

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        • #3229649

          You’re Absolutely Right

          by aaron a baker ·

          In reply to Edited out

          I went to the station, saw nothing and left them a note.
          Here is the note.

          WCCO TV
          Dear Sirs/Madam;
          Yes I have.
          You are covering just about everything under the Sun including JonBenet Ramsay.
          why is there no coverage of the Pink Ribbon walk that is talking place right under your very noses today.
          I have looked everywhere but found Nothing on this most important of causes.
          Does Women’s breast Cancer mean nothing to you anymore?
          I hope you will have a change of heart and give this Walk the coverage it deserves.
          Certainly equal time that “Paris Useless Hilton” would get should she come to your town, no?
          Hoping to see some serious coverage.
          At least as serious as the cause.
          Thank You
          Aaron A Baker

          PS
          Thought you’d want to know
          Regards
          Aaron

    • #3277012

      Ok

      by zlitocook ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      I joined too.

    • #3166826

      The Night Before the Day After

      by tig2 ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      While most in the US are still in the snooze zone, my alarm will go off at 4:00 in the morning.

      I am in the hotel, unpacked, and about to take that screen shot. I am nervous, excited, scared to bits, and ready to take on the first 21 miles.

      I have well broken in shoes, body glide, the right stuff and a fabulous partner ready to get anything I forgot. I am as ready as I can get.

      Having you all has been a great comfort and strength on these last few days. I cannot ever thank you enough for being the best encouragement I could ask for. I hope to be able to post even a short recap of the day tomorrow but have to add in this disclaimer- expect that my spelling may be on the JD level- barely readable!

      (Sorry JD, couldn’t resist…)

      I don’t know if I will try to use this thread or start a new one. Right now, I don’t know anything past seeing the inside of my eyelids, I’m afraid.

      Ready, set, snooze! I will post the results when they’re in.

      Thanks again!

    • #3166758

      Absolutely &Thanks for helping me, GG

      by aaron a baker ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      Consider it Done;
      I look forward to the day when our Governments put in half as much money on Research as they do on Warfare.
      Rest assured, it’s as badly needed here also.
      God smiles gently upon the sufferer.
      Warmest Regards
      Aaron

    • #3166537

      Day One. I will survive

      by tig2 ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      We left the Minnesota Zoo at 0:darkthirty (read 6somethingor another) to a lot of cheering. Getting through the Zoo was fun- some of the animals came to see us off.

      We hit some slopes that I can’t describe without using four letter words. Fortunately most were in the first ten miles.

      There is much more but I am tired to death and want some supper and sleep in that order.

      I will try to post as I can. I will actually tell you the story after it is all over.

      You are with me as I walk. That helps!

      Tig

      • #3229684

        Tig here are some 4 letter words for you

        by hal 9000 ·

        In reply to Day One. I will survive

        [b]WORK – HARD WORK – VERY HARD WORK[/B] 😀

        Now I don’t want to see any of those obscene words used [b]Right?[/b] :^0

        Col ]:)

      • #3229683

        I was going to

        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to Day One. I will survive

        send you off with an earwig, but decided to wish you well instead! 😡

        Keep it up. we are all there with you, one way or another!

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        by ontheropes ·

        In reply to Day One. I will survive

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      • #3229652

        T T, You Honor Us and We’re poud of You

        by aaron a baker ·

        In reply to Day One. I will survive

        You’re doing a wonderful thing. You should do so knowing that we are all there with you and keeping and eye out for you. Be Strong.
        So we will certainly be looking for your posts.
        Be sure to take care of yourself during this grueling walk.
        GOD LUCK and GOOD COURAGE.
        You Honor us.
        Warmest Regards
        Aaron 😉

      • #3229651

        T T, You Honor Us and We’re poud of You

        by aaron a baker ·

        In reply to Day One. I will survive

        You’re doing a wonderful thing. You should do so knowing that we are all there with you and keeping and eye out for you. Be Strong.
        So we will certainly be looking for your posts.
        Be sure to take care of yourself during this grueling walk.
        GOD LUCK and GOOD COURAGE.
        You Honor us.
        Warmest Regards
        Aaron 😉

      • #3229648

        Measured in kilometres

        by neilb@uk ·

        In reply to Day One. I will survive

        that’s a third of it done. That’s nearly half-way! :p

        OK, so it’s 03:45 your time so you’d better be sleeping soundly as they’re going to wake you up again soon! Day two will be the hardest because it’s not got the buzz of the first day nor the anticipation of the third. Sounds like the feet are holding up though, so just kick on through it, girl!

        Neil 😀 😡

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      by ontheropes ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

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      • #3229613

        Well Done N_B :) :) :)

        by aaron a baker ·

        In reply to Edited out

        Right ON !!!
        I’m really glad they decided to do the right thing.Thanks for bringing those whole thing here.
        Now we can have a look, who knows, maybe even get to see Tig.
        A Huge “Thank You”.
        Take Care
        Regards
        Aaron
        WELL DONE INDEED 😉

    • #3229512

      Anyone at all heard from Tig?

      by hal 9000 ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      She must be into her third day by now and as there was nothing posted last night I’m hoping that she’s holding up well to the effort.

      Come on Tig we are all looking out for you.

      Col

      • #3229507

        She’s probably doing the right thing

        by nicknielsen ·

        In reply to Anyone at all heard from Tig?

        Soaking her feet and resting. That’s probablly all she’s got the energy for.

      • #3229498

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        In reply to Anyone at all heard from Tig?

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      • #3229496

        Nothing Yet !! :)

        by aaron a baker ·

        In reply to Anyone at all heard from Tig?

        I’ve come back a few times and found nothing.
        Nothing so far Hal;
        I can only assume that she must be really on the go and dosn’t have time to stop and tell us about it.
        She’ll give a complete rundown at the end “I hope”
        But we’re still with her.
        Regards
        Aaron 🙂

      • #3229480

        Just provided that she’s looking after herself

        by hal 9000 ·

        In reply to Anyone at all heard from Tig?

        That’s all that really important.

        Cheers

        Col

    • #3229497

      .

      by ontheropes ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      .

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      by ontheropes ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

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      • #3229469

        Thanks for the link

        by hal 9000 ·

        In reply to Edited out

        Now all we have to see is how [b]The Girl Herself[/b] went. 🙂

        Hopefully she didn’t overdo anything and come off worse for the effort.

        Col

      • #3229454

        Thanks N_B

        by aaron a baker ·

        In reply to Edited out

        For Keeping on top of these Videos for us.
        It’s appreciated
        Now wouldn’t it be great if we could get a peek a the girl herself.
        Frankly they all look Marvelous.
        Regards
        Aaron

    • #3229406

      3 Days, 60 (+) Miles, Changed Lives

      by tig2 ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      I am finally home and showered after the event. I hurt in places that I didn’t know I HAD.

      Day One was good- we started from the Zoo and were pretty fresh. I know I was as ready as I could get and had trained pretty vigourously. I was wrong in some respects.

      First were the hills. We climbed things that you had to “stair step” up and side step down. Not a great way to start the day. In the midst of this we had Safety Crew only letting us cross the street when the light was green. If you had to wait, you stretched. There was a bit of film clip of one of our Safety guys. He was stationed at the bottom of a very steep incline and was shouting about not “Bowling for Walkers” as a funny way to tell walkers above to be careful.

      I was tired when I hit camp but my partner was SO with me every step- he raced out in front of the walkers and cheered us un every chance he got. It was great to see him “lurking” around every corner and cheering us on.

      Day Two was significantly harder. One of my teammates is the daughter of a mother who passed six years ago today from Breast Cancer. We got to the 6.5 mark and were in Pit 2 when her husband called to tell her that he was picking her up- her maternal grandmother had just passed away- not cancer, age. We spent nearly an hour in that pit waiting for her husband to get all the way there and find us- I had the GPS running on my pack so could talk him in- then my other walk partner and I hit the road- HARD. We had time to make up at that point. We didn’t bother with pit stops until we got to lunch. We had to stop there. Lunch is where you take off your shoes and change your socks. My right shoe had been giving me grief from the first mile and the result was a double blister on my small toe. I thought I could just walk around it. I was wrong. Another 30 minutes in Medical and I had both blisters lanced, enough moleskin to keep me going and we were back on the trail.

      It is to note- if you are too far behind, they will “sweep” (put you in a van for a few miles)you to the next stop. Neither my walk partner or I were willing to be “swept”.

      The next 8 miles were like an extended tour of hell. We just wanted to die. My back ached from the pack I have to carry and I had shin splints so bad that I could hardly walk. Those 8 miles were up and down some of the worst inclines I have ever seen. We were on one major upslope for a mile. And then had to deal with the downslope. OUCH!!!

      Again the cheerers kept us going. We were in too much pain to think the last few blocks- we just walked them. At the end, the Crew cheered us in along with our teammates who had waited for their shower and comfort to insure that we were okay. Better love hath no man…

      This morning started way too early. My partner brought me breakfast in bed at 4:00 a.m.- two ibuprophen, an Excedrine with caffiene, and a glass of water. He also got Tiger Balm into every aching joint (which was ALL of them).

      My walk partner and I connected early and started our walk strategy- Just get this done. And we didn’t care how.

      Today we were pumped. The finish line was in sight. We just had to get there.

      Any Minnesotan knows who the St Paul Winter Carnival Vulcans are. They found us and staked out a street corner. They painted awareness ribbons on our arms and posed for pictures as asked. They were great!

      We had a hard time with the bridge walk (3.3 miles) from the Vulcans but made it to lunch. After lunch, we pulled up as many of the team as were left and walked the next 3.5 miles together to the last pit stop before the Capitol.

      We gathered the whole team together and walked the last two miles together. THAT was great!there were people cheering us in nearly the whole way. Right now, If I heard a car horn I would probably wave and yell “Thank you”. I did that all day for three days.

      In the final 1/4 mile all of the avaailable crew, walkers, and supporters line up to cheer us in. I cried- as I have done numerous times over this weekend- to see that level of support. It was amazing!

      I have to tell you about the “travelling couch”. One man with a truck could be found EVERYWHERE on the route. And with him was a sofa. Very comfy- I know because I sat in it.

      The sofa belonged to his daughter- her first piece of furniture after she was married. It is two years old.

      She died three weeks ago from breast cancer.

      This loving father chose to work out his grief by carrying the sofa all along the 3 Day route- He was there Day One and throughout the entire walk. The sofa was at the last cheering station before the Capitol. The incredible bravery of a father who lost his daughter, so young, to this terrible disease is why I walk.

      I am still on crying jags- still not able to take in the enormity of this experience.

      I WALKED 63 MILES! And I am not done yet. I registered for 2007 too.

      I can tell you what it looks like when 2300 walkers walk together. I was part of the 214 survivors that walked together for the final Victory mile. I stood with women I didn’t know, united by breast cancer in our lives.

      People kept saying “Thank You”. It is us who should thank each and every one of them.

      THANK YOU!!!! Every TR member who chose a ribbon of awareness in support can only be greatly applauded. You ROCk!

      Pictures are still on my partner’s computer. We will sort through and upload as soon as we can.

      My many thanks again to each one of you that has walked with me for three days. I may not have finished “pretty” but I finished 63 miles!

      Edited to add
      The Story of the Traveling couch- Correction and addenda from the walker who walked in Jody’s memory:

      Jody Rowekamp lost her 4-year battle with breast cancer July 23rd at the age of 39. I had decided a couple of months ago to do the 3 Day Walk in support of Jody – after she died, it became a walk in her memory. My sister had also signed up in support of Jody and other friends with breast cancer.

      The morning of the second day of the walk, my sister and I were surprised by a group of supporters cheering us on (my husband, his siblings and their children – Jody’s husband, Dave, is my husband’s brother). With the group of people was a couch (which was in the process of being moved to my daughter’s college apartment – Jody and Dave had given the couch to her). We thought it was great that the people were there, and the couch being there was kind of funny.

      Much to our surprise, about 2 miles later we rounded a corner, and the people and the couch were there again. This happened 4 more times the second day of the walk – the people in the group changed, but the couch was a constant. After the second or third sighting of the couch, walkers began stopping to sit on it and have their picture taken on it. As we would round a corner and see the couch, I would hear other people exclaim “there’s the Couch People!”

      And sometime during the day, someone in the group of relatives realized that a very fitting thing was happening – Jody’s couch was giving some comfort to 3 Day walkers who were in need of a respite. And the Couch People were providing a lift, too.

      At the end of the day, I didn’t expect to see the couch again, but on the morning of the third day we rounded a corner and there was my husband and the couch. He was on his own and had gotten walkers to help unload the couch from his van. The couch showed up three more times (including a last stop at the capital), and Dave joined the group of Couch People again with his daughter (12) and son (8). And Dave and his 12-year old daughter began to tell walkers the story of the couch – about Jody and how the couch was hers. The story touched many people.

      This was posted by Jody’s Aunt on the 3 Day boards today. I am grateful to get it this directly- unfortunately, it is easy to misunderstand what is going on in front of you in the midst of heat, blisters, excitement, etc… etc… etc…

      While different, the story is only somewhat different. I discovered “high pollen count” when I found the story today.

      Ah heck- I wept like a baby. I have gotten good at that.

      I wanted to make sure that the story was re-counted properly. Hats off to Jody’s family- they do the woman proud!

      • #3229404

        :) hurray, congrats TT :)

        by rob mekel ·

        In reply to 3 Days, 60 (+) Miles, Changed Lives

        Well done, great job 🙂
        I’m happy for you and all who will benefit from this enormous achievement!!!

        😡
        Rob

        [i]edited for those @#$%$ emoticons[/i]

      • #3229401

        Well done!

        by neilb@uk ·

        In reply to 3 Days, 60 (+) Miles, Changed Lives

        Nothing else to say.

        Neil 😀 😡

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        by ontheropes ·

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      • #3229390

        Great News Tig :0

        by hal 9000 ·

        In reply to 3 Days, 60 (+) Miles, Changed Lives

        I’m glad that you did exactly what you wanted to do and got where you needed to get without help even though you did have an unforeseen incident along the way. I hope that the Girl isn’t overly hurt by having to withdraw but it’s understandable and is exactly the right thing to do.

        Now I’ll start your training for next year you’ll sprint it after I’m finished with you and you’ll do it all in the first day to make a decent competition out of it. 😀

        Cheers take the rest that you’ve earned even if you did have someone stalking you during the entire event. :^0

        Col

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        • #3229378

          Emphasis on the lightweight, please!

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Edited out

          The GPS I use is the one we use for hunting- so we can find the truck again. It also lets us map an area. It is also heavy.

          After Day One, i went through my pack and dumped anything I hadn’t touched during the day. Unless it was there by requirement. I know some things I will do differently next year. A lighter pack in HIGH on that list!

          Another thing I will definitely do is train on more aggressive hills over distance. We were on one upslope for more than a mile. Hills SUCK!

          I will get a new rainjacket- one WITHOUT a velcro front flap. I wore it the first five or so miles on Day Two because of threatening skies. As the weather warmed- no rain after all- I unzipped it and then had to fight with the velcro until I could offload it.

          I will never again use a flat shoelace. Sport oval only. They tie a shoe more firmly to the foot.

          I will try to find a gel insert for my shoes that I can wear comfortably for 20 miles. The inserts I used this year stopped performing at around 15 miles- even though they were fine in training.

          I will find a more aggressive cross-training program. I need to strengthen my back.

          All good things to know for the 2007 walk!

          Let me know what you find out about that light-weight, miniature, shoe powered GPS!

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          In reply to Emphasis on the lightweight, please!

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        • #3229775

          Good work TT – a few ideas for next year

          by deadly ernest ·

          In reply to Emphasis on the lightweight, please!

          Way back at the turn of the Jurasic period, when I was a teenager, I used to do a lot of walking and running. For long hauls I ALWAYS took along a small bottle of linament (was originally a horse linament, known to make corpses move), long wool cotten / blend socks (2 pair) and strecth elastic calf and ankle braces. Rub linament on LIGHTLY at start, keep bottle in pack for later. Put on one pair of socks, put on braces, put on second pair of socks, put on shoes designed to fit with all this on (usually one size up from normal).

          Braces reduce chances of cramps, as does the linament, socks reduce sweating, plenty of breathing room. Braces stop swelling that often happens in long hauls, and also reduce damage if you slip – no sprains etc as the sinews etc are already supported.

          Wearing foot gear like this I could go all day. Mostly used this set up to referee basketball carnivals. Start at 8.00 am – do two games, rest one, do two games, rest one – all day, finish about 9.00 pm – no sore legs or feet.

          Cotton T-shirt with cotton / wool blend shirt or light jumper over that, and jacket on top. The wool sucks the sweat through the t-shirt and you don’t feel so damp.

          Lightest GPS I know of is a well trained peregrine falcon, get now and train. It will stay near you (if properly trained) and can always find the way home. It just flies above you, so you’re easy to find. If you must have the tech gear, strap it to the bird.

          One idea worth using. Some years ago a blind friend wanted to go in the Sydney to Surf race. So I suggested that they get a pack for the dog. Like a miniture mual pack. Once trained to it, the dog carried it happily (bleeding big golden labrador) and she kept her, EPERB, water bottles, towels and some food in the pack. Meant she had very little to carry. Got everything organised and then gave up when the organisers had troubles with the idea of a blind person being in the race.

          The funny thing was that she did half the bleeding race course as her daily exercise with her seeing eye dog anyway. So the dog already knew the hardest part of the course.

          NB I can give you the formula for the linament if you want, have it around somewhere.

        • #3201952

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to Good work TT – a few ideas for next year

          Edited out

        • #3201947

          NB be careful if it’s the same stuff that I’m thinking

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Edited out

          Of it’s dangerous and lethal brew. :0

          I remember one guy rubbing it in and then going for a leak we didn’t see him for the rest of the day but we certainly heard him in agony. 😀

          Surgical Gloves didn’t help either as that stuff goes straight through them without a second thought. It’s one of the few things that I’ve ever seen that permanently stains glass, The other thing was a Home Made Chili Sauce and that was just as dangerous as it would leak out through the glass and burn anything that it touched. Back then I had a mate who could never get anything hot enough and he poured some of this chili onto his tongue. He spent 3 weeks in Hospital and couldn’t drink again as it ruined his Pancreas. This same guy would be picked up for [b]DUI[/b] going to a party when he had not had anything to drink for a week. :p

          I still have stained eating utensils from that stuff as [b]SHMBO[/b] couldn’t waste it but she did only use it in extremely small amounts and even then it took her well over a year to finish off the bottle. She used a silver fork with it once and the fork started to melt before she could get it under cold water and attempt to wash it clean that stain is still there and is impossible to move. It’s great when you get someone who insists that their new product will clean anything as this stain refuses to move. Naturally the plates are in similar condition and I swear that you can still taste that poison even though it’s now been 35 years since it was brought into [b]My House.[/b] 🙁

          The so called Liniment has been classified as a [b]Hazardous Material[/b] and has to be incinerated with [b]Medical Waste[/b] as it pollutes the ground for far longer than any Nuclear waste ever could. If there is any water there it’s polluted forever and you’ll find nothing living in the stream as even the smallest amounts kill off everything. Not far away from where I now live used to be a Land Fill area where a small creek runs out of and just one empty tube of this stuff slipped through and the entire area is condemned and the stream is totally dead. Even ten miles away where the stream has joined up with other streams everything is still dead as it spreads up water as well as down water. Just after that empty tube got dumped the critters that lived in the stream made a mass exodus as fast as they could to escape and even then they only got a few feet away from the stream before dieing. 😀

          Col ]:)

        • #3201917

          OK, for you and Col – I’ll dig it out and pass it on

          by deadly ernest ·

          In reply to Edited out

          It’s from my great-grandfather. I can’t remember the rations but it has oils from Cloves, Wintergreen, Camphor, and rubbing aclohol as the main ingredients. We’ve used it as a family liniment for generations. It was only after my mother’s death in 1996 that we found the original recipe and that great-grandfather, a part time vet in UK back in the 1880s, prepared it originally as a horse liniment. Works well on man and beast.

          When I used to play soccer we had people go down with caulked muscles and this would get them going again. Mind you, if you ribbed it in VERY hard and fast, it seemed to burn through the skin.

          We usually poured into the palm of the hand and rubbed it in. I did see one person borrow the bottle and actually spalsh it about his upper thigh. We knew when the lininment hit a more tender spot, he jumped up screaming and dashed off to try and wash it off – a wasted effort.

          I also found it good as a chest rub when you had a cold.

          The formula is nothing fancy, but much more effective than Deep Heat or Goanna Oil.

          BTW Goanna Oil is NOT made from Goannas, and it is not made FOR Goannas – though I have seen some idiots try to put some on one.

        • #3199849

          My Mistake

          by aaron a baker ·

          In reply to Edited out

          Sorry My Mistake Wrong Place,wrong time.
          I apologize.
          Regards
          Aaron

      • #3229388

        Wow!!

        by maecuff ·

        In reply to 3 Days, 60 (+) Miles, Changed Lives

        This is incredible, Tig! You should be very proud of yourself. Congratulations!

        I’ll have you know, you messed up my makeup first thing this morning..

        • #3229387

          Well, I will likely mess it up again

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Wow!!

          At some point, I will get pictures posted. Note that I am wearing a sash covered in light pink and dark pink ribbons. The light pink ribbons are in memory of an individual, the dark pink celebrate a survivor. The light pink ribbons cover my front, the dark pink cover my back.

          There are more dark pink ribbons than light pink. Events like the 3 Day CAN and DO make a difference.

          It was good to walk with your Grandmother… and you!

        • #3229383

          It was the

          by maecuff ·

          In reply to Well, I will likely mess it up again

          couch story that got me!

          I talked to my husband’s grandmother and she was very touched. She wanted me to thank you, so..THANK YOU!!

        • #3229366

          The couch got all of us

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to It was the

          I ran into the couch yesterday. I was walking with three other ladies from the team and we saw the couch. We had been seeing it all over the place the first two days and noticed that people were sitting down and taking pictures. When we found the couch we did much the same. The father collected up all of our cameras and snapped away. We asked him what made him think of bringing a couch to the event. So he told us the story.

          After killing a packet of tissues, we started passing the story up the chain of walkers. By the time we got to the last cheering station, everyone knew the story of the couch. At the end of the cheering station, the couch was sitting there- a silent reminder of what we were doing. I walked for a long way trying to keep the tears from overwhelming me. Unsurprisingly, I am tearing up again as I type.

          That couch will never be just a piece of furniture again.

        • #3229953

          I won’t admit to tearing up

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to The couch got all of us

          but I will admit to extra salt in my lunch.

          Edit: couldn’t see the keyboard. Dang couch!

        • #3229919

          Ah, man … the pollen count is high here.

          by mickster269 ·

          In reply to Wow!!

          I can’t even tell co-workers about the couch… I start getting wheezy, eyes watering…

      • #3229361

        Fantastic, Tig2!

        by old guy ·

        In reply to 3 Days, 60 (+) Miles, Changed Lives

        We are all very proud of you and honored by each one who were in the walk. You guys are amazing! Thanks.

      • #3230031

        What can I say?

        by gadgetgirl ·

        In reply to 3 Days, 60 (+) Miles, Changed Lives

        First of all, Tig, I’ll get you back…. I have Mae’s problem that she detailed above……..

        Secondly, well done. I am so very proud of you. Believe me, girl, I was with you in spirit more than a few times on that walk. I’ve been wondering all weekend where you were up to, how you were getting on, and if you were coping.

        But I knew you would.

        Thank you, Tig. A very personal thank you from a fellow survivor for doing a walk I am no longer capable of doing.

        And heartfelt and eternal thanks on taking my cuz and my paternal grandmother with you on your journey.

        Now – go rest and recuperate. You have more than earned it. However martinis/whiskies you wish, you’ve earned more than you could ever imbibe.

        Tig, you’re an inspiration.

        GG

        Not to detract from Tigs’ achievement, but I just had to say thank you to NB too for all the updates, links and videos, without which, on this side of the pond, I would have been lost!

        You’re one helluva guy, guy!

        😡
        GG

        • #3230021

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to What can I say?

          Edited out

        • #3230014

          Bless you.

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Edited out

          ah’m.

          Just in case you were sneezing….unnerstand?!

          Think that couch infected the entire TR world with high pollen…..

          Dang pollen

          GG

        • #3229918

          People like you

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to What can I say?

          Are part of why I walk. I had your grandmother’s ribbon positioned where I could easily see it through the walk. I had your ribbon close to hand as well. I drew a lot of strength from all those names. That sash was remarked on more than once by everyone that saw it. Peer me an address and I will be happy to send you those ribbons. I will remake them for me for next year’s walk but feel that you should have the ribbons that walked 60 miles closer to a cure.

          I don’t know what we would do without NeverBusted. After the first night, I was too numb to do anything but shower, eat, and sleep. And if my partner hadn’t been there, eating would have become optional. I have finally had some opportunity to see some of the work that NeverBusted put in to keep everyone up to date. I am so very grateful to him for that.

        • #3229871

          Edited out

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to People like you

          Edited out

      • #3230007

        Great job Tig!!

        by jellimonsta ·

        In reply to 3 Days, 60 (+) Miles, Changed Lives

        Way to go! You rest those tired tootsies, and make the partner dote on you hand and foot (no pun intended). 🙂

      • #3229964

        Well done Tig!

        by peter spande ·

        In reply to 3 Days, 60 (+) Miles, Changed Lives

        Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Let’s hope there will be a day soon where there will no longer be a need for this walk.

        Best,
        Pete

      • #3229960

        Congratulations

        by onbliss ·

        In reply to 3 Days, 60 (+) Miles, Changed Lives

        Wish you the best for 2007.

      • #3229957

        Hills? :(

        by nicknielsen ·

        In reply to 3 Days, 60 (+) Miles, Changed Lives

        There were hills? Hills only add insult to injury. My calves ache just thinking about it.

        Great job TT! 🙂

      • #3229955

        Awesome Job TT

        by lowlands ·

        In reply to 3 Days, 60 (+) Miles, Changed Lives

        And not only for the walking part, but also taking the time on here to make everyone aware.

        Kudos to you and all other participants!

      • #3229942

        You Rock!

        by mickster269 ·

        In reply to 3 Days, 60 (+) Miles, Changed Lives

        Way to go, Tigg2 !

        I, for one, am really proud (and envious) of you … your courage and spirit are an example to all of us.

      • #3229904

        :) CONGRATULATIONS _WELL DONE T.T :) :)

        by aaron a baker ·

        In reply to 3 Days, 60 (+) Miles, Changed Lives

        Boy we’re so proud of you that you would think we had been there with you.
        Well in a way, we were.We followed as close as possible,always hoping to get a glimpse of you but knowing you were doing your best. I’m now sitting here with a HUGE Smile on my face and it’s thanks to you. I too am a Cancer survivor. Although Male , the Cancer that almost took me was the Male version of Breast Cancer. I should have died in 1985. Thanks to people like you and the dedication involved, Thank GOD I’m still here.
        So you see, I’m particularly touched by your sacrifice and success, not to mention the pride I have in you.
        I close in saying “THANK YOU” T.T, from any of us who have suffered the Horrors of Cancer. Now you must
        “Rest Up Girl” You’ve certainly earned it however do so knowing that you have made every single one of us very proud.
        GOD BLESS YOU T.T
        Warmest Regards and Respect
        Aaron

      • #3229896

        Awesome!

        by tink! ·

        In reply to 3 Days, 60 (+) Miles, Changed Lives

        You and all who particpated with you are definitely inspiration for the rest of us.

        There definitely needs to be more ppl like u in this world.

        🙂 Tink

      • #3229866

        Woohooo! Way to go!

        by ‘laine ·

        In reply to 3 Days, 60 (+) Miles, Changed Lives

        Way to go, TiggerTwo! You made it. Bless you! And congrats for sticking it out. You gave me goosebumps sitting here reading your report on the walk. The father did an incredible thing with that couch in honor of his daughter.

        I hope you are able to get lots of rest now. Finishing is the main thing, whether or not it is pretty. At my first Relay for Life, at 5:58 AM, my entire team took the track to finish out the time together after we walked in shifts all night long. It didn’t matter how tired or blistered we were, we finished together. It was pretty amazing.

        Now that you’ve done one, the next 3 day walk will be better. You know how it goes and what you need to work on. Thanks for letting us participate in yoru walk. I hope you will let us know next year and my avatar will be the pink ribbon again.

        All the best to you and your compatriot walkers!

      • #3229777

        Well done Tig

        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to 3 Days, 60 (+) Miles, Changed Lives

        Very well done. 😡

      • #3229740

        Well done

        by oz_media ·

        In reply to 3 Days, 60 (+) Miles, Changed Lives

        It’s done little different here, but when I pushed a friend in her chair we did 71Kms over a two day weekend.

      • #3201785

        I got nothing to add

        by dmambo ·

        In reply to 3 Days, 60 (+) Miles, Changed Lives

        Congratulations on a job well done. I admire your spirit!
        🙂

      • #3284048

        Sorry I didn’t see this earlier TT…

        by tamm.robin ·

        In reply to 3 Days, 60 (+) Miles, Changed Lives

        Hey TT (and all),

        I am not a ‘regular’ poster- usually just a ‘reader’. i did the 3-Day in Michigan the weekend before the Twin Cities walk. This was my 5th walk, and the experience just keeps getting better. Very glad you’re registered for 2007- if your experience is anything like mine, it’s like a snowball; every year you’ll know more people. Your couch story still has the tears running down my face.

        Congratulations on a job well done, and obviously a very generous heart. The “journey” portion of my ‘3-Day Thank You’ letter is below (sans-pics)…
        —————–
        Third ? Another Amazing Journey ?
        All through my training and fundraising, I was surprised by all the pamphlets for the 3-Day that I was seeing around town- and by the number of people that I spoke with who said ?Oh- I know someone else who?s walking?.

        Thought you might be interested in the comparison to last year, and some interesting on-event survivor statistics?
        2005 2006
        Fundraising as of closing ceremonies: 4.7 million 5.9 million
        Registered Walkers (approx.): 2100 3100
        Actual Walkers (approx.): 1750 2450

        Number of survivors on the event: 198
        Youngest survivor: age 26 (walker)
        Oldest survivor: age 75 (crew)

        Every year I am freshly amazed by the kindness and efficiency of the crew that volunteer their time for 4 days (yes, the crew gets an extra day) to care for the walkers. Of course, there is my ?special? crew member (Greg of course), who I got to look forward to seeing each day at pit stop 4. Think for a moment of what it would take to see to the every need of 2450 people for 3 days WHILE THEY WALK 60 MILES. Food, drink, bathrooms, road safety, sweep vehicles, more food, more drink, medical attention, more bathrooms, camping arrangements, more food, tents, showers (if you?ve never seen a mobile shower unit, you are missing something), more drink, more bathrooms and entertainment— and ALL with a smile and kindness of spirit that unfortunately is difficult to find in such abundance outside of an event like this. And as much as they do- they think the walkers are the heroes! Mere thanks are just not enough.

        I walked most of the 3 days with a lovely lady (pictured below) who was doing the walk to celebrate her 5th year as a breast cancer survivor. Some of you may remember from last years letter the 17-year-old boy I walked a long way with- well, he was back this year and is committed to doing every Michigan 3-Day for as long as he?s mobile. From right in our town of Berkley, there is a gentleman who is doing all 12 walks this year.

        There were of course the wrapped knees, taped feet and plenty of limping, but the only tears I saw were tears of joy (and yes- relief as well) on Sunday when the finish line was finally crossed and old friends and new friends embraced in our small victory.

        I thank you from the bottom of my heart. For the difference you?ve made in the lives of so many you have never met, and for making it possible for me to participate in such an awe-inspiring event. I could not have done it without you!

        • #3284040

          Tamm- I wish you had seen this

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Sorry I didn’t see this earlier TT…

          At one point, TR turned PINK!

          I hope you found the picture link- go to Pink Ribbon Part Deux. You will find the couch. Everyone should see that couch!

          I am a survivor- almost three years. TR members from all over the world chose to change their avatars in the week of the TC walk. It was truly amazing to see. In addition, TR staff changed as well. One peer spent the weekend capturing members, video and anything else he could and sharing with folks that were watching the thread.

          I am wearing the “Hope” button that indicates that I am ready for next year. Like you, I can’t register yet so I pre-registered. As have most of my team.

          You’re right- the crew ROCKS! So do the coaches that keep us on track with training and information.

          Stay tuned to TR. I will try this again next year. People here have been amazingly supportive and I know that each one of them walked with me.

          This cause is a selfish one for me. I want to continue to be a survivor. I want every man and woman out there to know what they must do in order to survive. Awareness is key. A cure is possible.

          Thank you for posting your experience. This event is life changing, no one “just walks”. We all come away touched.

        • #3201600

          Crying again-

          by tamm.robin ·

          In reply to Tamm- I wish you had seen this

          I hadn’t read enough to know you are a survivor! God Bless You! (I hope that doesn’t offend).

          What great pics! I started all over again when I saw the couch. I will try to tell my husband about it tonight, but we will probably both end up in tears, so I’ll just let him read your post and see the pictures 🙂 He is will me every year crewing- usually at a pit stop.

          I will be watching for your post next year- and I love your avatar!

          Be well TT.

        • #3201589

          Don’t worry….

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Crying again-

          there’s a full strength, permanent dose of that darn pollen around this board somewhere, but I just can’t find it.

          It’s hit Neil, NB, myself, jdclyde, and numerous others already….

          As NB would say:

          Dang pollen.

          😀

          GG

        • #3201289

          So that’s the problem!

          by tamm.robin ·

          In reply to Don’t worry….

          🙂

          Thanks Gadget! Glad to know I’m not alone.

        • #3201498

          HEY TAMM

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Crying again-

          when you go to share this with your husband, just wanted to make sure you knew about the “PRINT” option.

          If you select that at the top of a discussion, the entire discussion is opened in a long printable form so you don’t have to deal with the “Next” button 500 times.

        • #3201288

          Excellent!

          by tamm.robin ·

          In reply to HEY TAMM

          Thanks JD!

        • #3201277

          Thanks again!

          by tamm.robin ·

          In reply to HEY TAMM

          That worked great! I was able to copy the parts I wanted him to read (though on a slow evening, I may make him ready the whole thing- I know I was inspired by all the support for TT!).

          Thanks again 🙂

        • #3230720

          What are neighbors for?

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Thanks again!

          As I am about an hour north of old Number Six, you are right in my back yard! 😀

        • #3230483

          Land of Confusion…

          by tamm.robin ·

          In reply to HEY TAMM

          That sounds like you’re in my head, not my front yard! 🙂 But what (where) is “old # 6”?

          PS- I couldn’t reply to your last post- evidently ‘max reached’…

        • #3230446

          When you reach max level

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Land of Confusion…

          you just go to the first post one step back from the top level and reply to that. I will put it after the last “max level” post. It is a pain, but we deal with it.

          Old #6. Novi got its name from being stop number six on the trail route. No. VI (roman numerals)
          http://novi.lib.mi.us/aboutnovi/novihistory.htm

          or at least that is the rumor of how it got it’s name.

          And yes, it is a mental state I live it while living in the great state of Michigan! 😀

        • #3200707

          Of course…

          by tamm.robin ·

          In reply to HEY TAMM

          I should have realized- there is an upscale restaurant right around the corner from here called NoVI (stated as “number 6”).

    • #3229845

      Congrats!

      by jamesrl ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      I’ve held back to let others more involved go first.

      But there are two things to congratulate you for.

      First is the mental and physical acheivement of overcoming pain, fatigue, dehydration and exhaustion. Most people find their limits earlier than that.

      Secondly, congrats for making a plan, and selflessly supporting a cause. Shows a lot of heart.

      Hope you can recoop well. I recommend massage. No really.

      James

    • #3229744

      I did it

      by oz_media ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      Kept forgetting to add a pink ribbon to my avatar, then I tied a pink ribbon to my finger and remebered.
      A bit late but it’s never to late to think of helping people. My sister does the same walk in Vancouver, I pushed a friend in her wheel chair while she held her sigh high a couple of years back (now there’s some Brownie points for you!!):)

      • #3201634

        Oz, how’s the “no smoking” going?

        by dmambo ·

        In reply to I did it

        One of my best friends has been fighting small cell lug cancer for almost 2 years. It’s been a battle that’s affected everything he does. So whenever I hear that someone is trying to give up the butts, I say a prayer for them. (You got one whether you wanted it or not).

        Hope your winning!

    • #3201931

      I didn’t even see this thread . . .

      by apotheon ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      . . . until a point where I knew it would be friggin’ huge — too big to bother trying to read it all. As such, I never bothered to read it. I did adopt a pink ribbon avatar as soon as someone made me aware of this, however.

      Anyhow, I didn’t know you needed my link. For future reference, you can find it via my profile — look for the link to a website of mine (off-TR weblog, to be exact) and when there just go to the image page link in the sidebar area. The weblog is at http://sob.apotheon.org (for ease of reference).

      Also (for future reference), if you have a question for me, it’s usually a good idea to contact me directly via peer mail rather than mentioning an abbreviated form of my user name in a thread that I haven’t yet visited. I’m bummed I didn’t know you wanted my attention on this back when it was new.

      • #3201904

        I am so sorry Apotheon

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to I didn’t even see this thread . . .

        Last week was… A lot of things. Sane wasn’t one of them. Not even a little. I can tell you when it occurred to me to peer you- Friday night as I was going to sleep. Of course all those short mental notes disappeared into the miles the next day.

        I think that I may live. MUCH Tiger Balm, ibuprophen, NOT WALKING- I’m getting better.

        To be honest, I had no idea that this thing would get as big as it did- I think it surprised a lot of people. You’re rght- it got friggen’ huge. But wonderful. I have prints of many of the notes of support- they were wonderful to read.

        Again, I apologise. One of the things that I know I will do differently next year is to keep a list on the computer of things I need and need to to. I have discovered that the butterflies in the stomach start early.

        • #3201838

          OK now that’s thats over Tig

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to I am so sorry Apotheon

          When do you want me to start training you for the [b]Walk[/b][i]Sprint[/i] next year? :p

          I have it down pat and you’ll be jumping out of your skin wanting to get to the finish on the first day and I don’t mean the 20 mile finish but the 60 mile finish. As you already have subjected your body to some horrendous drugs you don’t need to worry about [b]Performance Enhancing Compounds[/b] and a little Cesium [b]Cs 55[/b] mixed in with the Liniment has some extra effects + it allows you to train at night without a light as you’ll be glowing and this mere fact alone will prevent any of the nasties from coming near you but you may have a few problems if you want to fly anywhere as you’ll be setting off the Radiation Metres everywhere but you can blame that on the [b]Medical Treatment.[/b] 😀

          I understand that you can pick up the [b]Medical Application[/b] of this stuff a Heavy Metal in most Mexican Dumps quite easily it’s easily recognised as a [b]Fine Blue Powder[/b] which is fairly heavy for the amount that you have scooped up in your hand. :^0

          Col ]:)

        • #3201758

          SAY WHAT!! ;) :) :)

          by aaron a baker ·

          In reply to OK now that’s thats over Tig

          I want some of that. hee
          Aaron

        • #3231061

          Just what kind of trouble are you trying to get me in to now?

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to OK now that’s thats over Tig

          I need to train for an endurance event, not a race. And radioactive wouldn’t be a good plan either- if I am not already!

          I’m not at all sure about this training regimine that you seem to be cooking up. Is it even legal in the US???

          Tomorrow is Wednesday. Training for the 2007 walk starts there. First fundraiser is the end of September. I want to have fundraising well underway as soon as possible. Don’t want to lose the momentum!

          You all do realise that next year I will do this again? Keep those avatar image files handy!

          And yes, this means that I will be able to drone endlessly on about hydration and socks. (Mmmmm socks… my favourite!)

          Thanks again to each and every one of you. You are some pretty special people!

          Edited- Title typo. Fixed now…

        • #3231051

          Tig We Have The Technology. :D :p

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Just what kind of trouble are you trying to get me in to now?

          With a few minor modifications we can make you better than you ever where. 🙂

          As for being [b]Legal[/b] well provided you don’t steal something but only pickup the items what’s the problem? :^0

          Particularly if it was thrown out on a dump? :0

          The Cesium is only to make you glow in the dark for your own protection [b]Honest[/b] after all when you are out late on a dark night training you don’t want to slip over a stone and hurt yourself and have to stop training do you? This way there are no worries about batteries going flat , the less than desirable people annoying you or anything else nasty happening. Now if there was Plutonium involved that is a different story but Medical Cesium is [b]Perfectly Legal in the US[/b] provided you don’t wrap it around explosives and make a [b]Big Bang[/b] honest it almost harmless and has a very short Half Life. :p

          I’m not nasty and suggesting [b]DE’s Horse Liniment[/b] that is really deadly stuff and most likely [b]Illegal in the US[/b] and even if it’s legal you will certainly never have anyone come near you because of the smell. 😀

          Tig you want to raise awareness well sprinting for 60 miles 3 days running will certainly do that won’t it? If nothing else it will get the attention of the media particularly as you run over them and trample them into the ground for getting in your way as you speed past. A few Cybernetic In-plants and a little else will do wonders for you. Remember [b]Resistance Is Futile![/b] :0

          BTW did you see this one?

          http://tinyurl.com/mjzcc

          We all know that Tiggers love to bounce but this will be in [b]Slow Motion[/b] after I’m finished with you and you’ll most likely be able to carry your entire team while you are doing these short 60 mile sprints after you’ve gone through my [b]Training Regime.[/b] But you’ll fell wonderful well at least what is left of the original you will anyway. You’ll also need V+ rated running shoes as you don’t want to suffer a [b]Walking Shoe Blowout at 500 + MPH do you?[/b] [i]Insert Angelic Emotion Here[/i]

          Col ]:)
          [i]DUH remember to insert the link next time. [/i] 🙁

        • #3231039

          Thanks HAL

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Tig We Have The Technology. :D :p

          I hadn’t seen it yet. Still trying to get things back to normal and do laundry. I have a training walk tomorrow evening and need to have walk clothes. And all my walk clothes smelled suspiciously like there had been a yak living in them. How that happened, I do not know. I didn’t think that my walk clothes would fit a yak.

          I don’t think that I am up for the re-engineering thing. I will just have to be content with walking the next 60 miles.

          Nice try though! 🙂

        • #3199879

          WIMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :p

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Thanks HAL

          Well since you will not go with the cybernetic Implants I can either not give you that option and just Assimilate you into our ranks. 😀

          Or offer a really great Training Regime even if some of the ingredients are a bit hard to find at times. 🙂

          I was actually quite impressed the other day when I was watching a Surgeon cut off a Skin Cancer on [b]SWMBO[/b] right eye lid. I can’t say I was overly impressed with the needle but the skill shown in removing that piece of eyelid was amassing even if it happened far sooner than she wanted it to. I just rang him asking could he remove something from an Eyelid and he said come down after 5.00 PM tomorrow I’ll be in there. [b]SWMBO[/b] wasn’t overly impressed with the speed as she had worked out about a 3 month wait and was hoping that it would be longer but she was out of luck. :^0

          Col ]:)
          [i]Edited because my new Avatar is going to cause some confusion but tomorrow 25-8-06 is [b]Daffodil Day[/b] for the Queensland Cancer Society. [/i]

        • #3201639

          no problemo

          by apotheon ·

          In reply to I am so sorry Apotheon

          I was just lamenting the fact that I didn’t know sooner. It’s not really your responsibility to keep me in the loop.

    • #3201748

      Tig; At this point………………..:)

      by aaron a baker ·

      In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

      I would try to copy down every single one of the incredibly encouraging notes,posts and letters sent to you.
      Right now your head is probably still swimming, but there will come a time when you can look back on these and smile.
      It will bring a glow to your heart, knowing that so many of your colleagues and friends were with you on the fateful day.
      Just a thought, for what it’s worth.
      PS,
      I’m still Beaming for you over here and I’m in CANADA.
      Take care
      Regards
      Aaron

      • #3231065

        I know exactly what you are saying

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Tig; At this point………………..:)

        I have been taking screenshots of the feedback. I have been so encouraged and so strengthened by it.

        Are you aware that there is a ribbon for men who have survived breast cancer? It is pink and blue. I will find you a graphic of it. I am always glad to know that there is another survivor out there.

        Your posts and email have been such a source of strength and inspiration to me. I am so glad to know you better, so sorry that the reason I do is the shared experience. But I have found that you are in a very warm and supportive community here.

        Thank you so much for your kindness. I may be beaming myself for a very long while.

        Take care,
        Tig

        • #3231048

          I Had No Idea

          by aaron a baker ·

          In reply to I know exactly what you are saying

          Hi T.T;
          No I had no idea there was such a thing for men.
          I would be most grateful if you should find it that you send it my way.
          Once again My heartfelt Congratulations and Well Done.
          Now Rest up and Heal. You certainly deserve it.
          We’re very Proud of you. 😉
          Warmest Regards
          Aaron

        • #3230956

          Hey Aaron- Image here!

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to I Had No Idea

          Male breast cancer accounts for 1% of all breast cancer. Because there is a challenge in awareness, not enough information gets to the public at large.

          While this is not the greatest image, it is at least an image. I will keep looking ans see what else I can find.