04-25-2013, 03:00 PM
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Hi lads,Geordie Sam here,
I have noticed the VAST majority of members here don't have any info posted on their bios.
I for one don't have a problem putting a "bit" of info up about myself,whenever anybody posts a reply to a post of mine I always have a quick look at theirs, but invariably more times than not there's "nowt" there.
I find it rather secretive and strange.
Geordie Sam.

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 04-25-2013, 03:40 PM
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  • Johnny
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Well Sam, I think a short bio is nice, but what I wish members would do is type in their location, like you have. It's just nice to know where someone is from.

Now take for an example you are one that likes their privacy and you do not want others to know what town you live in. Then just type in UK and that would be fine.

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 04-25-2013, 04:00 PM
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  • ben74
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I agree a bio is nice, but not mandatory. A location IMO however should be (and it can be as non specific as simply a country).

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 04-25-2013, 04:11 PM
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  • ben74
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And just for you Sam, I added a few words to my previously empty bio... Biggrin

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 04-25-2013, 04:15 PM
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(04-25-2013, 04:11 PM)ben74 Wrote: And just for you Sam, I added a few words to my previously empty bio... Biggrin

Wow Ben, shaving is your mistress. I like that.Cool

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 04-25-2013, 04:18 PM
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  • ben74
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Johnny, sometimes pursing this passion seems akin to the concept.

My wife doesn't appreciate my interest, so sometimes I sneak away for a shave! Biggrin

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 04-25-2013, 05:10 PM
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  • Grumpy
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I had already put some stuff in my bio but, what I put is probably secretive and strange because it doesn't say anything about who I am.

But, then I do not think that it really matters because what brings us together here is our Love of Shaving.

The fact that I am an Adult Leader in the Boy Scouts, Camp Out every month with the Boys and my 16 year old, or that I love to fish (Trout, Catfish, Pan Fish ... The Pacific is not too far either.), I don't have the time because I can't get away from my 4 year old, or that I review income tax returns and just finished working 65 hours a week for the past several weeks, or that I like to bowl or go shooting but, then I have that darn 4 year old.

I like Trains and so does my 16 year old (Who is learning how to drive.) but, my 4 year old really loves them. (Toy and Real Ones ... there is a Train Muesum in Paris California).

I would like to go to Vegas and play Craps but, nobody wants to watch the 4 year old.

I like history ... movies and books. I like learning about new things and going places.

I am married and been so for at least 17 years and she can't wait until the 4 year old can join Cub Scouts so I can have him all to myself once a week (He turns 5 in May and when he is 6 ... I think he will be going into Cub Scouts).

The rank for the first year of Cub Scouts is the Tiger Rank and it is for young boys and an Adult Partner. Guess who the partner will be?

So with Work, the Kids, the Wife, the House, my varied interests, I really don't know what I would put into a Bio.

But, when I get on-line I am looking to catch up to what has been posted or am looking at what is for trade or sell, or what someone has found interesting, or what questions have been asked, or what was the blade of today and what was the name of that shave cream.

I can't be on for long because if the 4 year old (soon to be 5 years old) isn't looking for Daddy to play catch, to get him a drink of water, to get him something to eat, or to give him a bath then, my Wife wants me to do something right now because it just can't wait for the weekend.

So after I am done being on line, I go outside with my 16 year old and discuss the finer points of shaving. My 4 year old will join us and say he can't wait to get bigger so he can shave. And we all can sit outside joking with each other before Mommy starts looking for us.

Oh wait, I think I hear her yelling.

Yep, she is telling the 4 year old "NO".

I think that "NO" is his middle name.

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 04-25-2013, 05:19 PM
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Updated, and I put more than I planned to Cool

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 04-25-2013, 05:20 PM
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  • Johnny
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Let me condense that for you.

Boy Scout leader with wife and kids needs help. Biggrin

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 04-25-2013, 05:31 PM
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(04-25-2013, 05:19 PM)Bowhnter Wrote: Updated, and I put more than I planned to Cool

It is nice to read a bit about our co conspirators in this habit Biggrin

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 04-25-2013, 05:46 PM
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  • freddy
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I, too, am more interested in where a member is from than a biography.

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 04-25-2013, 06:07 PM
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Finished, then!

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 04-25-2013, 06:15 PM
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  • ben74
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Celestino, you told us nothing we don't already know... Tongue

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 04-25-2013, 06:36 PM
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  • CRAusmus
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In honor of Geordie I've added something to mine. Hopefully I'll be changing it real soon.

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 04-25-2013, 06:38 PM
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  • ben74
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 04-25-2013, 10:41 PM
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  • Johnny
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(04-25-2013, 06:36 PM)CRAusmus Wrote: In honor of Geordie I've added something to mine. Hopefully I'll be changing it real soon.

You have got to get yourself to Georgia. Not only for the wife and kids, but for your love of being a backpacker, climber, cyclist, runner, swimmer, and kayaker. You stand a better chance of doing these where your wife is than you would in the DFW area.

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 04-26-2013, 02:57 AM
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Well, I don't know about you lads,but I'm putting this down as a RIP ROARING SUCCESS.
Geordie Sam.

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 04-26-2013, 03:34 AM
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  • MikekiM
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Great post..

First place I look when reading posts from someone I don't recognize... Their signature for a first name. Something about knowing someones name. I mean, this isn't Mission Impossible or something. We're Gentlemen. Second place is location, with a thought of could we pull off a meet-up? But we're scattered around the globe.

Frankly, I had started to look at bio's but most are blank, so I stopped.

I will revive that practice

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 04-26-2013, 06:22 AM
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(04-25-2013, 06:15 PM)ben74 Wrote: Celestino, you told us nothing we don't already know... Tongue

Biggrini guess i need to do more research, then!Biggrin

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 04-26-2013, 07:10 AM
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  • CRAusmus
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(04-25-2013, 10:41 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(04-25-2013, 06:36 PM)CRAusmus Wrote: In honor of Geordie I've added something to mine. Hopefully I'll be changing it real soon.

You have got to get yourself to Georgia. Not only for the wife and kids, but for your love of being a backpacker, climber, cyclist, runner, swimmer, and kayaker. You stand a better chance of doing these where your wife is than you would in the DFW area.

You are correct there sir. Both my wife and I feel like we have been in a holding pattern for over a year now, and we are flat tired of it. We have promised it will happen this summer at the latest while the kids are away. We are both ready, and tired of not bring together everyday. Its at least 4 hours to get to any meaningful backpacking, and even that is short but somewhat sweet. No altitude really insight at all, LOL...and I love to be as far as I can above sea level...LOL..

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