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#1 User is offline   CacheCreatures 

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  Posted 02 January 2004 - 09:48 PM

You know you're addicted to Geocaching when....

*You see a commercial for the new "Folgers AromaSeal Canister" and think "Wow, that would make a great cache container!"

*You are considering buying a new car and before you worry about airbags you think....is this a good caching vehicle for a terrian 5?

*A dollar store is exciting.

*You plan your vacation with cache density in mind.

Add to it! How your geocaching addiction enters your daily life in odd way.

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Posted 02 January 2004 - 10:34 PM

You skip breakfast to run out at 0-dark-thirty to get a new cache before work.

You come home late because you had to stop off for that new cache after work.

You come back to work dirty and smelly, because you went after that new cach instead of eating lunch.

While driving to work, or church, or the store, you are looking for the next spot to place a cache.

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Posted 02 January 2004 - 10:44 PM

You have the local Army Surplus store on speed-dial.

You have the local Army Surplus store waypointed.

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Posted 02 January 2004 - 11:34 PM

Yes, I am new and addicted!

I went to drop off my mortgage payment this afternoon and actually looked on this site to see if there were caches nearby! There was one virtual one...another cache under my belt!

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Posted 02 January 2004 - 11:39 PM

My boss REALLY likes altoids. I bought 10 tins of mints for him as a gift, but I also bought a larger Christmas tin to dump all of them into so I could keep the small tins for micro cache containers!

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Posted 03 January 2004 - 12:47 AM

.... you remember reading This "Addicted to Geocaching" topic and This "Addicted to Geocaching" topic when you first discovered the forums.

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Posted 03 January 2004 - 12:54 AM

The Leprechauns, on Jan 3 2004, 12:47 AM, said:

.... you remember reading This "Addicted to Geocaching" topic and This "Addicted to Geocaching" topic when you first discovered the forums.

Ah! But who wants to read a new reply to an old topic when they can read an old reply to a new topic?

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Posted 03 January 2004 - 05:24 AM

You get the Geocaching icon tattooed on your body

Your friends call you giving the coordinates of the new caches they hid even before they are posted on the web site.

You do groceries based on the type of containers the items come in.

Your house has no small items left in it. All trinkets are hidden in caches somewhere.

You pray your boss doesn't find out how much time your spending geocaching or reading the forums instead of working.

You pass out your calling card many more times that your business card.

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Posted 03 January 2004 - 05:33 AM

You judge your health status by the difficulty level of the last Cache you found(back surgery).

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Posted 03 January 2004 - 05:39 AM

You spend more time at night preparing for the next days cache than you do preparing for the next days work.

Your 4 year old is more concerned about going out in this weather than you are, and you find yourself telling him its fine, let go.

That book shelf you where going to build for the wife sits unfinished, but you have 37 new sig item ideas in progress on the workbench.

You are conducting a statistical analysis of trade itemvalue based on demographic location and container size, and your spouse is not only interested, but helping.

You are able to post reasons for being addicted, and you did not have to make them up.

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Posted 03 January 2004 - 05:56 AM

When I visit an unknow supermarket, the first place to go is the section of tupperwares to see what will be the next.

I have all locationless caches homepages stored in my Palm.

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Posted 03 January 2004 - 06:23 AM

Insp Gadget, on Jan 3 2004, 06:24 AM, said:

Your house has no small items left in it. All trinkets are hidden in caches somewhere.

Thats my problem. I need enough useless junk to stuff 2 more caches, but I can't find none and my parents won't take me to the dollar store!!!!!!

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Posted 03 January 2004 - 09:14 AM

Hey Leprechauns, why bother posting? Is it somehow beneath you to have fun? Lighten up! This is supposed to be fun, remember? Not everyone has 1600+ posts and has been reading the forums for years.

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Posted 03 January 2004 - 11:46 AM

You know you are addicted when you are banned twice and return each time.

Or is Jeremy addicted to me....?

MoooooHaaaaaHaaaaa

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Posted 03 January 2004 - 12:12 PM

You add start adding up how much caching has cost you and quit because you don't want to know the answer. Instead you grab your GPS, Your PDA, Your Laptop, Your Gas credit card, and Jump in your 4x4 Georig and go caching.

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  Posted 03 January 2004 - 11:24 PM

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You know you are addicted when you are banned twice and return each time.

Or is Jeremy addicted to me....?

MoooooHaaaaaHaaaaa


cachers gone wild...... :huh:

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Posted 04 January 2004 - 12:31 AM

CacheCreatures, on Jan 3 2004, 09:14 AM, said:

Hey Leprechauns, why bother posting? Is it somehow beneath you to have fun? Lighten up! This is supposed to be fun, remember? Not everyone has 1600+ posts and has been reading the forums for years.

Uhhhh, I posted because my answer fit the topic. My first post was meant to be lighthearted and in the spirit of the thread. The fact that I remembered several prior discussions of this topic (as well as my post count, as you noted) clearly shows my addiction to geocaching! A nasty post would have been to say "This has been discussed before... go look at this old topic or run a search." I did not write that post.

OK, back to the fun! Today I recognized my addiction to geocaching when I used my new Christmas present for the first time. Out caching after dark, I found myself looking for a cache in a dense thicket of thorns in a pouring rainstorm. Time for the debut of the LepreSun ™. A quick shot of 2,000,000 candlepower light and I found the cache in less than 2 minutes. I bought this specifically for night caching and am now squarely in the camp of BFL worshippers!

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Posted 04 January 2004 - 05:26 AM

When once you felt sorry for that homeless looking person but now you suspect they are a cacher in disguise and they are after the same cache you are! :huh:

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Posted 04 January 2004 - 06:51 AM

The Leprechauns, on Jan 4 2004, 02:31 AM, said:

A quick shot of 2,000,000 candlepower light and I found the cache in less than 2 minutes.

Hmmmm..... 2 million candle power........
Did you fry the vegetation or get a nice tan? :huh:


Another sign of addiction:
You buy a NV device to place that night cache and continue searching after dark without giving yourself away with a BFL. (I did this one.)

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Posted 04 January 2004 - 07:42 AM

-For Christmas the kids wanted to know if Santa knew our homes Coordinates

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Posted 04 January 2004 - 07:46 AM

or better yet..
The kids hid Santa's mil and cookies in the backyard in a Tupperware box. If he wants them he is going to have to work for them!

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Posted 04 January 2004 - 11:24 AM

When you check for nearby caches near your destination before you leave the office for a meeting or project. You run to the printer before someone else can inadvertantly grab the cache location/description print-outs.

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Posted 04 January 2004 - 11:43 AM

Happened Last Night:

Was at a friends house until 2am. Got home, checked my mail, checked in my favorite forums, for some unknown reason I checked GC and what do you know, a new cache 2.5 miles away. I do a quick printout, fire up the eMap, punch in the coords, and race off. Its 2:30am, its 40 degrees, the wind chill is probably dropping it to 35 (unusual as this is southern California) so my hands are freezing, my ears are stinging, I am prodding around some horse trail with a flashlight.

Sure enough I located the cache and record my first FTF.

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Posted 04 January 2004 - 03:41 PM

av8tors32, on Jan 4 2004, 09:46 AM, said:

or better yet..
The kids hid Santa's mil and cookies in the backyard in a Tupperware box. If he wants them he is going to have to work for them!

Or your Christmas present contains coordinates to a cache. The real present is in an ammo box. (Thanks again OneOfEm and family). :(

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Posted 04 January 2004 - 05:08 PM

CacheCreatures, on Jan 2 2004, 09:48 PM, said:

You know you're addicted to Geocaching when....

*You see a commercial for the new "Folgers AromaSeal Canister" and think "Wow, that would make a great cache container!"


I guess I'm not the only one who thought that! I MUST be addicted!

You know you are addicted when while out on a "date" away from the kids with your wife, as you drive by a local electronics store, you say, " Let's go look at DVDs. I want to buy you a DVD." Just so you have an excuse to go in and "casually" stroll by the GPS and palm computer displays. :(

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 06:56 AM

Your first step when planning a trip is checking out what caches are there.

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 07:45 AM

You know you're a geogeek when...
...You consider driving instead of flying to Florida for the sole purpose of finding caches on the way down. Wife won that argument and we flew down.
...You couldn't care less about the spectacular Illuminations light show at Epcot because you're looking for the micro there.
...You're on vacation but do you relax? No! You wake up at 6:00AM and go geocaching.
...You started this thread.

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  Posted 10 January 2004 - 08:25 AM

...You postpone a doctor's appointment because a new cache popped up this morning.

...Everywhere you travel you look at possible hiding places for a cache.

...Every container you see you try to figure out how to make a cache out of it.

...You have dreams of geocaching!


Darkmoon :tongue:

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 08:28 AM

:tongue: I guess I'm adicted because I've already acquired a Folgers container from work and I do like dollar stores. I'm planning on painting that Folgers container. I wonder how waterproof it will be....

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 08:31 AM

...when you're agonizing over going out caching in 11 degree weather when you were just in FL yesterday in 75 degree weather but you know you have to so...

...ciao.

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 08:34 AM

You know you're addicted when you're short on funds, but still spend $90 on cache materials for the breakfast event you are hosting... BEEN THERE DONE THAT. It was so worth it.... :tongue:

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 08:36 AM

You know your additcted when your license plate reads WGS84, NAD27, NAD83 or any of the like

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 08:38 AM

Or when you name your kids Transverse Mercator

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 08:47 AM

If you name your kids, or dog, anything fromthis topic
Especially "Sparky-Volts"

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 09:09 AM

If you automatically attempt decrypting e-mail before you realize it's spam!

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>From: Miguel Mcnabb [mailto:leanoradrowne@v-sexi.com]
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Posted 10 January 2004 - 09:11 AM

gaviidae, on Jan 10 2004, 10:09 AM, said:

If you automatically attempt decrypting e-mail before you realize it's spam!

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>From: Miguel Mcnabb [mailto:leanoradrowne@v-sexi.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 4:51 PM
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>krxbnl:cayrq oewslextn fewh iwxfpdmm?x
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Good one!!

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Posted 18 January 2004 - 07:01 PM

You tell your kids who are wanking & whining to quite that UPINYACHITIN :huh:

I feel bad because I actually did this without even thinking. B)

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Posted 20 January 2004 - 11:29 AM

...When you have a fever, and all you can think of is how its ruining a chance at geocaching.

(Yes, it happened, yesterday, and I went benchmarking instead when I felt better. I think I have caught the geocaching bug, really bad. <_< )

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Posted 20 January 2004 - 12:20 PM

Each time you have a day off the honey-do list just gets longer and the cache count gets bigger.
Cold weather is another excuse to add to your gear. "But honey, I NEED <_< these mittens with the slits so I can still use the GPS!"

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Posted 20 January 2004 - 12:29 PM

WHEN YOU TAKE OFF WORK EARLY TO GO CACHING <_<

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Posted 20 January 2004 - 12:42 PM

...when you peek out the window of a Boeing 737 at 30,000 feet and think, "Man, I'm probably actually looking at a hundred geocaches up here!"

...and you know you fly too much when you can point at a certain piece of terrain and say "see where the brown field ends and the green one starts? See those trees just below where they meet? There's a cache there. I was third to find it... would have been first, but I made a wrong turn on that road over there."

...and you know you may have said too much when the person next to you says, "Um, sir, exactly who are you talking to?"

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Posted 20 January 2004 - 12:45 PM

when i bought something just to empty it immediatly to keep in for a future and not yet ready cache container <_<

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Posted 20 January 2004 - 05:14 PM

wildearth2001, on Jan 10 2004, 08:47 AM, said:

If you name your kids, or dog, anything fromthis topic
Especially "Sparky-Volts"

<_< B) B) :D Thats a good one!!

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Posted 20 January 2004 - 05:16 PM

gilbertf, on Jan 20 2004, 12:45 PM, said:

when i bought something just to empty it immediatly to keep in for a future and not yet ready cache container  <_<

Yeah, me to. I bought several of those Altoid Fresh Breath Strips tins for a future micro. My fingers are too clumsy to pick the 'strips' out of the container and after a couple of brewskis, forget about it.

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Posted 20 January 2004 - 05:41 PM

-When the sun goes down at 6PM and you have a 1 mile hike to the parking, and you start hiding micros for a multi

-when you buy plastic containers at the dollar store, when you already have 3, and know you'll never hide any soon

-when you think about being FTF when the sun is setting

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Posted 20 January 2004 - 06:28 PM

Addicted to geocaching ?
No way. I am Addicted to poosting...
Er... Posting...
<_<

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Posted 20 January 2004 - 06:29 PM

billy_bob, on Jan 20 2004, 07:28 PM, said:

Addicted to geocaching ?
No way. I am addicted to poosting...
Er... Posting...
<_<

How can you be adicted, you only have 81 posts??

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Posted 20 January 2004 - 10:05 PM

When your up at 2am posting on stupid form threads
Good night!

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Posted 20 January 2004 - 10:14 PM

ChurchCampDave, on Jan 20 2004, 11:05 PM, said:

When your up at 2am posting on stupid form threads
Good night!

Good thing it's only 11:18 here :rolleyes:

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Posted 20 January 2004 - 10:30 PM

Ahhh... But I am not me.
Or am I?

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