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Author Topic: Are you really that weird ? What do you do?  (Read 3802 times)
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« on: April 16, 2010, 03:51:59 PM »

So in recent weeks, burrowing  myself in all things bee keeping I've discovered that beekeepers are an interesting lot. My close friends and family were not the least bit surprised we are taking up bee keeping. However, people that don't know us so well seem to think we are an odd lot. This got me to thinking. I know my husband and I both do rather unconventional things. What do the rest of you do ?

To get it started, My husband and I both spin fire ( Poi ) , make mead ( not all that weird for this bunch) , my husband builds hydrogen conversions for vehicles and is working on one for our home and I spin my own yarn and sewing thread.

What about you? How weird are you ?
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2010, 04:04:03 PM »

I'm not weird. Folks that don't catch and play with snakes are weird. Folks that don't do bee removals without a shirt on are weird. Folks that don't jump in the water and catch fish with their bare hands are weird.

But not me, I'm perfectly normal..........
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2010, 04:13:07 PM »

I'm really that weird.
 ninja I meditate and believe in funny energies.
My pets think I'm normal, but they haven't been to school so their judgement may be off.
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2010, 05:36:36 PM »

I meditate, but I think I am perfectly normal lau
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2010, 06:06:33 PM »

I know I'm considered odd, that's just fine with me.  I'm a nature girl, I love my garden, I'd rather be face first in the dirt than shopping or any other 'girly' things.  I camp, I love the paddling sports, but don't do either enough anymore.  We've got chickens, we've got bees, my friends have always thought I was nuts - my motto is '¿Why be normal¿"
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2010, 06:29:24 PM »

           I'm normal. Just another procrastinator who has discovered that a lot of things did not need doing anyway.
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2010, 08:11:40 PM »

I'm not weird, I'm eccentric! So they say, who is they anyway? Snake keeper, lizard keeper, turtle keeper, frog keeper, dog keeper, chicken keeper, pig keeper, fisherman, Bowfisherman, spearfisherman, hunter, bug catcher, beekeeper.

When something weird happens, I'm called. I get 911 dispatch calls for swarms of bees, I catch with my bare hands. I hear the snickers and the oohs and ahhs but hey, I'm just doing what comes normal.

What is normal anyway?  rolleyes


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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2010, 09:23:00 PM »

Yes my wifes whole family is a bunch of tree hugging hippies who think rocks heal, they are Reiki masters, I love being in my garden weeding and pruning my roses, this beekeeping thing has me spun up big time.  I am most unconventional.  Oh yeah and my best friend here in PA summon spirits into their bodies after imbibing purified alcoholic beverages.  Screw normal
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2010, 11:41:38 PM »

No one ever accused me of being normal...
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2010, 07:38:09 AM »

Yes my wifes whole family is a bunch of tree hugging hippies who think rocks heal, they are Reiki masters, I love being in my garden weeding and pruning my roses, this beekeeping thing has me spun up big time.  I am most unconventional.  Oh yeah and my best friend here in PA summon spirits into their bodies after imbibing purified alcoholic beverages.  Screw normal

What do they, throw rocks at each other?  lau Healing rocks of course!  grin


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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2010, 09:48:05 AM »

I was going to say if someone is giving you problems.... rocks can fix that.
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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2010, 12:37:51 PM »

I breed cattle, by artificial insemination, so its not unlikely to see me standing around with my arm up a cows butt  lau lau lau lau

now add to that playing with boxes of stinging bugs and liking it

But I am more normal that most of all of the city people that have moved into the subdivisions around me!!

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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2010, 01:31:51 PM »

I have been called a granola eating tofu farting hippie before. Does that count?  We strive to live self sustainably in an urban environment.  I make beer kombucha honey mead our own food and clothes to an extent.  My family thinks we fell off the deep end but I really enjoy not having to live paycheck to paycheck.  Because of all the things we can do, use or barter.  We also follow the ayurvedic lifestyle, but that's normal in some parts of the world.  I think America has a VERY jaded view of normal.  We are urban homesteaders who homeschool our kids!!!!! cool cheesy grin Wink
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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2010, 04:47:32 PM »

I compulsively pull weeds from around the bottoms of my trees.(thousands of trees, 4 acres)
I sleep with a Cpap machine.
I live with an atheist artist( my wife) and a Socialist atheist( my son)
I use a rasp to grind the fungus off of my left big toenail.
I color my mustache and beard.
I started using grecian formula for my hair( whats left of it!)
I throw fish heads over the fence down the road.
I contemplate what to do about 2012.
I run around in my underwear during the summer.
Hmmm...I bet yall all do this stuff too, huh?
 
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« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2010, 06:26:56 PM »

who are you offering fish-heads to, and what's 'underwear'?
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« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2010, 09:33:04 AM »

Hmmm...I dunno.  I have a lot of interests that I can actually participate in based off the amount of land I have and the area I live in.  I think that gives me a lot of opportunity that many don't have.  A lot of people in the city might think flying RC airplanes is a kiddie activity, bee keeping is for weirdos, etc.  I know a lot of people that I talk to at work and also family, think it's neat that I take care of bees and they always find my "lectures" interesting.
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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2010, 10:04:55 AM »

I am perfectly normal, for a white guy adopted by indians, who follows the old ways and disdains most things in modern society, respects nature in all of its forms, and plays with boxes full of stinging insects!   cool
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« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2010, 11:07:30 PM »

Got a new African Bullfrog this evening, I think its a male this time! Wish me luck!

Is it weird for a grown man to get excited over purcahsing a new frog to add to his pet collection?

And BTW he eats mice!


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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2010, 11:53:45 PM »

Got a new African Bullfrog this evening, I think its a male this time! Wish me luck!

Is it weird for a grown man to get excited over purcahsing a new frog to add to his pet collection?

And BTW he eats mice!


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Who eats the mice???  The bullfrog or the grown man??
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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2010, 12:09:07 AM »

Ha, ha Annette!  cheesy


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