Random Announcement of Nonconsequential Testimony

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  1. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    R.A.N.T. is the acronym.

    Hell, everybody seems to willy-nilly pronounce their dissatifaction with their life on TPF, might as well get one off my chest.

    I was reading another one of those rant raves of late, got depressed and decided the best cure was to grab my gear and go shoot. I may have gotten a few decent shots, but I'm not bitching about that.

    It was hot and humid. The late afternoon sun was harsh. Once I stepped off the main paths, friggin' spiderwebs every turn I took. The undergrowth was a tangled mess and the briars have grown by leaps and bounds with razor sharp thorns. The biting flies were on a biblical nature. I traveled fairly light, but remember that I am only one month on from having shoulder surgery. (yes, still going for the sympathy vote :mrgreen:) The terrain I was soldiering on through was very much up and down in many parts.

    All that was to be expected and wasn't what pissed me off. Oh no, there is much more. It may not be much to you, but the dog decided to go his way and I went mine. Fine, that again was expected. However, he apparantly decided to find every pile of scat within 15-20 acres we traversed and absolutely got as much as was possible buried deep under his fur...to the skin. GAWD he stunk to high Heaven. He got the first bath.... and it was quite vigorous.

    To top off the walk, when I began removing my clothing (outdoors because of the potential of ticks), not only did I find many ticks, but the amount of chiggers was phenominal. I srubbed and scrubbed while in the shower but only half of the little buggers released themselves. I spent the next half hour scraping the little ba$tards off.

    All I'm saying is that if you want to ***** and moan or R.A.N.T. on this forum, make it something worthwhile. How about making it about something that has something to do with your adventures of taking photos. Did you read Lostprophet's troubles with getting a picture of a water vole?

    These are things worth a moan. The fact that you only receive 2 comments on your photo or that someone may be harsh in critiqueing your posted photo is really inconsequential. Grow a set.
     
  2. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    I just like to rant about funny things, like my cat's penchant for sucking his tail, for example, or how I burned supper. It's all for comedic relief. ;-)
     
  3. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I've heard that when cats suck thier tail it means they were weaned from their mother too soon.

    My cat (the one I won it the custody battle with the ex) did that for a long time...and I know he was taken from his mother too soon (not by us...the person we got him from had had him for about a week...he was 6 weeks old when we got him...they aren't supposed to be taken from mom until at least 6 weeks).
     
  4. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    I've heard that, too. But mine was weaned at about 8 or 10 weeks. I just think he's stupid. I mean, c'mon! He can't even figure out his cat toys!
     
  5. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    my cats never could (and still can't). I mean a toy mouse on a string is not a toy to them, but my hand with a pen writing is - mostly the pen is the enemy, but its the hand that gets the claws :(
     
  6. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    My cats don't suck their tails....

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    Knotso BTW
     
  7. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Perfect or should it be purrrfect.

    Seems the thing to do these days on TPF is to start a rant about something or the other. I start a rant on the trials and tribulations of what photographers might go through to capture an image. An actual photographic topic of relevance.

    And the discussion immediately turns to cats sucking their tails.

    :confused:

    Perhaps it was misplaced in the OT forum. Does anybody know what time it is, does anybody care?
     
  8. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    the link is not working it goes to chiggers info, that is my rant!
     
  9. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks Jeff. Link corrected.
     
  10. tim.bennett

    tim.bennett TPF Noob!

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    hahah I played cricket while being not very fit. And then i went hiking and now i'm in pain.

    but i had a good time and got some good shots.
     
  11. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    It's thread derailing time! Duh!

    And you had a good rant. ;) I agree with this one. :p
     
  12. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Sorry to derail the thread. Just trying to lighten the mood a bit. :)

    Did you get the shot?
     

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