rnicks

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  1. Thanks for the link. That had some info, but what was more ironic, was that my now husband, who I did not know at the time, and who will be doing this trip with me, commented in that thread!
  2. I'm looking for advice from anybody who may have summited Kili. I'm having a hard time finding a reputable company to go with you. I want to make sure the porters are paid well is my main concern. My internet search over the last month has left me with more uncertainties than answers. Any advice is appreciated.
  3. 3?? That's great! I remember when you got your first one, and before that when the one you were going to take home was adopted out when you back. You seemed so nervous to get one. And now look at you...3 of them!! Cats really are awesome.
  4. That is the most ridiculous thing stated in this thread. While YOU are physically able to take care of your own hygiene, MANY, MANY, people are not for various reasons. To say they "deserve" harm is cruel. I'm not saying I'm pro circumcision, because I'm not. I'm just saying your argument not only holds no water, but is mean spirited and a reflection of your personality.
  5. Haha! Excellent points! I always think that too. I don't get the whole, "don't touch my gear." My gear is not that special. I'll let anybody check it, jump it, use it for pillow.... whatever. It's not that delicate! A simple pin check is not hard to do and I'd welcome one from anybody with a license.
  6. He's right in that skydiving is not for everybody. Based on just what you said though, it's too hard to tell. I also threw up after my tandem and was sick the entire day. (I too am prone to motion sickness.) Didn't stop me for signing up for AFF, and now I have over 1000 jumps. It's different when you are the one flying the canopy. I still struggle with the plane ride up on bumpy days though, so be prepared for that never to go away. Good luck with your decision and possible training.
  7. No, no, no!!!! Go adopt that precious kitty now! Many older cats sit in cages for far too long because everyone wants kittens. It's so heart breaking. I would adopt them all if I could. I admire your dedication to the cat and doing your homework first. Too many kittens are adopted and then dumped when they get big. I wouldn't get a second cat anytime soon. Let the cat get used to you and the new move. She will be fine, but it is true, that older cats have less coping skills than kittens. When you're ready for a second one, a kitten would be much more accepted by Princess than an older one. Good luck and enjoy the heck outta that cat!
  8. I'm having a hard time understanding the negative comments to your situation. Mind baffling is more like it actually. Theft is theft. Dollar amount doesn't matter. I say good job to you. It makes it safer for the rest of us. Not sure why anyone would not only not appreciate that, but put you down. Good luck.
  9. I know a lot of skydivers who say coasters just aren't the same anymore. I don't get that at all. Now, I love skydiving, but I think coasters are ten thousand times funner and waaaaaaaaaaayyyyy scarier!! I love the anticipation you get when climbing the hill or waiting for the launch.
  10. Glad to hear it is not serious. If you have any trouble medicating him there is a one time injection of antibiotics called Convenia, that lasts up to two weeks and actually works better than oral antibiotics. Is that antibiotic a first choice or a backup plan? I have a FIV+ kitty that gets sick once in a while. It would be nice to not have to fight her and stress her out more!
  11. Lisa is on to something. I've lived in every region in the US. The only time I didn't have allergy problems, were the few years I lived in Spokane.
  12. I get that you were hopped up on adrenaline after just almost having a serious accident, but screaming and swearing is probably not the best way to handle it.
  13. I find it extremely disturbing that a teacher kisses their students. If it were my child, I would ask her to stop immediately.
  14. I hope you are not implying those girls should have controlled the canopy. That's ridiculous. Maybe I am misunderstanding you.... Rnicks - he's being ironic. Its a European thing. Oh, well in that case, I retract my initial reaction. It's so hard to convey tone online.
  15. I hope you are not implying those girls should have controlled the canopy. That's ridiculous. Maybe I am misunderstanding you....