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#1 User is offline   Ice91 

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 10:21 AM

To have a break from the usual "I don't like how so and so's cache is" topics I see on this board all the time, here's a nice happy geocaching fun topic.

Post your favorite geocaching quotes?

These can be navigation related, cache related, or anything you've muttered while caching. Humor is appreciated.

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 10:27 AM

"Just a few more meters"

This one goes back to my backpacking days when I had a buddy that used to say the same thing when asked "How much farther?"

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 10:27 AM

"Thanks for the fun", is a little comment that I have added to every found it log I have to my name.

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 10:30 AM

Here's a thread on the topic Famous quotes that was started a little over 2 years ago. There were some great quotes in there.

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 10:34 AM

The majority of the time I end up wandering around muttering in frustration, "What am I doing here? Why am I doing this? I'm not good at this. Why am I geocaching?". :D

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 11:13 AM

Reading the previous thread on quotes was great. Thank you for that link. I noticed some (many?) of the quotes were poems or songs, so I thought I would add one that might fit.


There's gold, and it's haunting and haunting;
It's luring me on as of old;
Yet it isn't the gold that I'm wanting
So much as just finding the gold.

Robert Service from "The Spell of the Yukon."

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 11:44 AM

"This is supposed to be fun" which is usually immediatly followed by a long tirade by someone who's clearly not having fun due to their own internal cache issues.

I snicker every time I read a post that says that. I know it's about to be a good day.

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 07:05 PM

"Even a blind hog finds an acorn on occasion" I say this alot after looking for ALOT longer than I should have for something that was so easy to find when I think about it.

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 10:22 PM

"A bad day of geocaching is better than a good day of having hot fire pokers jabbed in your eyes"

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 10:33 PM

A paraphrase from Dory in Finding Nemo: "Just keep walking, just keep walking...." I find myself singing it under my breath when I'm wondering if I'm going to make it back to the cachemobile. :rolleyes:

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 10:57 PM

View Postsarhound, on Nov 6 2006, 10:33 PM, said:

A paraphrase from Dory in Finding Nemo: "Just keep walking, just keep walking...." I find myself singing it under my breath when I'm wondering if I'm going to make it back to the cachemobile. B)

That makes me think of the quote that we say all the time, I think it's from the movie "Dave". "And we're walking, we're walking..." Ah. Hafta see the movie to get it, but it's so funny.

:(

(Should I admit that I giggle whenever I say it? And if I say it with my husband there, he giggles too? :rolleyes: )

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 11:11 PM

View Postrusty_da_dog, on Nov 6 2006, 07:05 PM, said:

"Even a blind hog finds an acorn on occasion" I say this alot after looking for ALOT longer than I should have for something that was so easy to find when I think about it.

Mine is "Even a blind monkey finds a banana sometimes"

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 11:14 PM

"Close, but no pickle."

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 06:56 AM

Here's a Quote from Ol'Bluesgal...."NOW WHERE YOU GOING WITH THAT STUPID THING AROUND YER' NECK'?
or, ....'How long before I have to call 911?

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 07:40 AM

"Hury up Dad, the golf people are coming!" From my five year old at a golf course cache.

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  Posted 07 November 2006 - 07:53 AM

View PostIce91, on Nov 6 2006, 10:21 AM, said:

Post your favorite geocaching quotes?

O.k. "Thanks for the cache and rock on!" "If you find can one, you find can two. If you can find two, you can find four. If you can find four, you can find eight, and so on" :) This is one great thread. :)

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 08:12 AM

"GEOCACHING -
I use multi-billion dollar satellites to find tupperware hidden in the woods. What do you do?" :)

More than once I have uttered, "I hope the batteries don't give out." Only to have the screen go blank 100 feet from the cache and 1/2 mile from the car...

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 08:19 AM

It's got to be right here!

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 09:53 AM

This quote was on a bill board that was sponsored by a local gas chain back in the late 50's and early 60's. I thought it applied to us geocachers also so have adopted it:

Lost? Keep Going. Your making good time anyway!!.

:)

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 09:57 AM

"The Grinch hated Trigo! And this crummy cache, too!

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 10:01 AM

"Can they find me by gps coordinates?" goes through my mind when caching in the middle of the woods in the middle of the summer when I forget to bring water with me.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 10:06 AM

View PostAmbrosia, on Nov 6 2006, 10:34 AM, said:

The majority of the time I end up wandering around muttering in frustration, "What am I doing here? Why am I doing this? I'm not good at this. Why am I geocaching?".



My variation on that is "What a stupid frigging hobby!" Then I finally find the cache and all is well again, and off I run to hunt for the next one.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 10:09 AM

A couple T-shirts I had printed up for a recent event read:
"Micros
Geocaching's version of Spam"


and, (stolen from a D@nim@l post)

"All gave some,
Some gave.....micros.
(Sigh)"


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Posted 07 November 2006 - 10:12 AM

see my siggy

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 10:18 AM

View PostIce91, on Nov 6 2006, 10:21 AM, said:

To have a break from the usual "I don't like how so and so's cache is" topics I see on this board all the time, here's a nice happy geocaching fun topic.

Post your favorite geocaching quotes?

These can be navigation related, cache related, or anything you've muttered while caching. Humor is appreciated.


"Bushwhacking - a polite term for stumbling around blindly in the woods."

--MGB

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 10:26 AM

From my new signature magnet:
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I had forgotten about writing that quote in my 1000th find log until GratefulMike reminded me of it at an event. It sounded good to me, so I decided to make use of it. :)

Bret

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 03:53 PM

As, I keep telling the XYL, we don't have to find all of them. Dick, W7WT

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:05 PM

Stealth Sucks!

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:15 PM

You ask him how much he wants for the painting of the turkey. I'll grab the cache when he gets up off the standpipe to help you.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:25 PM

Someone is using this as their sig line:

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Sometimes geocaching is like getting a double nipple titty twister
It can hurt like hell and you’re still having a damnn good time

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:50 PM

View PostCriminal, on Nov 7 2006, 04:25 PM, said:

Someone is using this as their sig line:

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Sometimes geocaching is like getting a double nipple titty twister
It can hurt like hell and you’re still having a damnn good time


This one is the best. Whenever I think of it, I give my husband one. He does not thank you.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:59 PM

"I'd rather have a geocache in front of me than a fontal lobotomy".

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 05:16 PM

My favorite quote comes from a geocacher's log, I forget now whom, but she was asked by a muggle

"Y'all aren't doin' anything stoopid, are you?"

That question pops into my mind in all kinds of geocaching situations!

Ed

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 05:21 PM

View PostTheAlabamaRambler, on Nov 7 2006, 05:16 PM, said:

My favorite quote comes from a geocacher's log, I forget now whom, but she was asked by a muggle

"Y'all aren't doin' anything stoopid, are you?"

That question pops into my mind in all kinds of geocaching situations!

Ed


Lol... us noooo... never... nothing stupid like whacking through a whole bunch of wood to find nothing :unsure:

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 05:22 PM

While geocaching with my wife last winter, I was gloating over finding yet another cache where she had already looked. She accused me of acting as though I could walk on water, to which I replied "I can. It just has to be frozen." She hit me with the ammo can.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 05:38 PM

View PostTrinity's Crew, on Nov 7 2006, 05:22 PM, said:

While geocaching with my wife last winter, I was gloating over finding yet another cache where she had already looked. She accused me of acting as though I could walk on water, to which I replied "I can. It just has to be frozen." She hit me with the ammo can.


Ohhhhhh.... ouch. Thats gotta hurt. Next time try the old "yes dear" reutine

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 05:51 PM

One of my favorites "...hey look, there is a trail after all..."

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 06:31 PM

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Nerd Trail

my girlfriend's nickname for the trampled foliage that usually leads to an established cache, and the area around the fallen logs with no vegetation and packed dirt.

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just one more, then we'll go eat

I seem to say this on almost every caching trip.

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meh, let's skip that one it's just a (micro, virtual, puzzle)


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no, the gps says it's over here, you're not even clo... oh you found it?


Quote

I thought *you* had the pencil.


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lost satellite reception

my GPSr usually says this, I think it means that it's turned on.

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ooh look... that would be a good place for a cache!


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Posted 07 November 2006 - 07:14 PM

View PostBad_CRC, on Nov 7 2006, 06:31 PM, said:

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Nerd Trail

my girlfriend's nickname for the trampled foliage that usually leads to an established cache, and the area around the fallen logs with no vegetation and packed dirt.

Quote

just one more, then we'll go eat

I seem to say this on almost every caching trip.

Quote

meh, let's skip that one it's just a (micro, virtual, puzzle)


Quote

no, the gps says it's over here, you're not even clo... oh you found it?


Quote

I thought *you* had the pencil.


Quote

lost satellite reception

my GPSr usually says this, I think it means that it's turned on.

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ooh look... that would be a good place for a cache!



lol wheres my quote?

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 07:44 PM

I am a caching worm, and this cache is the fish hook of truth that tears through my soul.

~Renegade Knight~

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 07:46 PM

View Postuxorious, on Nov 6 2006, 02:13 PM, said:

...

There's gold, and it's haunting and haunting;
It's luring me on as of old;
Yet it isn't the gold that I'm wanting
So much as just finding the gold.

Robert Service from "The Spell of the Yukon."


I quote this one a lot in my logs. I feel it sums me up fairly well.
I have a great recording of Jean Shepherd reading this one.

Second to that quote, I often find myself saying or noting in my logs that, "My GPS hates me!"

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 08:06 PM

From a young muggle to whom I was trying to explain the concept of geocaching after I'd inadvertently cut across his backyard in the Oklahoma countryside chasing a FTF:

"You get paid for doing this?"

Yeah, right.

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  Posted 08 November 2006 - 08:50 AM

View PostTheAlabamaRambler, on Nov 7 2006, 05:16 PM, said:

My favorite quote comes from a geocacher's log, I forget now whom, but she was asked by a muggle

"Y'all aren't doin' anything stoopid, are you?"

That question pops into my mind in all kinds of geocaching situations!

Ed

Here is a log on one of my caches. :unsure:
November 2 by Show Me the Cache (7559 found)
And what right do grown men wearing ugly plaid pants, horsey shirts, and silly little caps while chasing a small white ball around in the woods to beat it repeatedly with a stick have to look at me like I'm the one that is doing something weird? RATED:Hiking Boots

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 09:04 AM

The common quote that gets me into the most trouble:

"Yeah Honey, this is an easy find, you just wait here and I will be back in ten minutes".

:huh:

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 02:50 PM

My girlfriend yesterday heard me talking to our son: "Hey Caleb, want to go find toys in the woods?" to which he obviously shook his head yes...

she replied: "y'know...most kids go to the store to get toys..."

that made me laugh.

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 02:52 PM

Hey look! I found a golf ball! And another! And another! Hey cool, A baseball! Hey over there is a tennis ball! ... What do you mean by "shouldn't we be concentrating on finding the cache?"
Ball count:
golf balls: 3
tennis balls: 2
baseballs: 1
footballs: 1 (off of highschool roof)

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 03:32 PM

I often find myself saying "That's where I would have hidden it!."

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 11:26 AM

it's probably been said already, but,

"It can't POSSIBLY be over there!"

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 01:10 PM

Reading through the logs of a local cacher who was searching for a cache from Touchstone - a local who had a propensity for placing 4.5* terrain caches and climbing mountains with kids on his back - I came across this gem that rings true for us locals.

It was part of a large description of his travels, and referred to a specific point where we reached a junction of trails with no clear instruction on which way to go.

"...knowing that it was a Touchstone cache I took the trail that lead uphill...."

Makes me laugh everytime I think of it because it's so spot-on.

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 01:18 PM

"So...how long do you want to look for this thing?"

Inevitably uttered by the first person to give up when they don't want to admit it.

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