I learned about “time in grade” when I was in the Army back in the 60’s and it came to mind today as I was putting this post together. For those of you who are not familiar with this term…..
It came to mind because my last post brought on a few heated back and forth exchanges when my good friend Rob (a.k.a. Ozarks) threw out “like shooting fish in a bucket” and “put me where they are, and I’d be equally successful is all I’m saying. Research isn’t THAT hard anyway, heck you could walk through random woods there and find cellar holes”.
Well Rob I love you man but I have to strongly disagree. First off both statements are “assumptions”. You have no way of knowing what you or anyone else could do without actually being there under the very same circumstances. Just too many variables to be saying things like that. Likewise researching and finding these sites is not always easy.
I have watched Dave and Todd over a period of time, know many of their friends, know of their reputations and they have proven to me that what they find is the result of a lot of sweat and hard work.
And Rob suppose you posted a video or a few photos of rare relics you found in your neck of the woods and Dave and/or Todd followed up with either of the terms you used. How would you feel? Would you agree? I doubt it, and please know that I would be backing YOU up and be nailing them to the wall for boasting such things.
Now having said all this I could and would kick Chicago Ron’s ass in a New York Minute if I had the opportunity to spend all those days in the English countryside and he knows it. He also knows I am full of crap, that I am kidding and that I would surely spend those days in a pub, not digging in the dirt.
Anyway I hope these comments did not make this situation worse. That was not my intention. I just think sometimes in the heat of the argument it’s best to sit back and consider your words before you post something you will regret and/or something that will come back and bite you in the ass. Trust me, I’ve been there and done it (more than once).
“In my mind, I am this awesome, adventurous bad ass. But in reality I am just a bookworm that really likes wine”…..S.L. Jennings
As a follow-up to all this, Roger Barbrick forwarded the following and all you cellar dwellers need to read it and be careful….thanks Roger.
Heading to Denver for the weekend to see family and looking forward to it. Have never been there but I’ve been told I will see mountains. I have forgotten what they look like. No such thing here in my neck of the woods. I am however disappointed to learn that the term “mile high city” refers to something other than what I thought. Damn!
In the meantime I’ve turned the rest of this update over to the Malamute Saloon and John Howland. If by chance you see the mention of Wally and Harry don’t get excited. It’s a one time mirage.
In the radio world AM stands for Amplitude Modulation. In our world it stands for Archaeological Moron. I will not begin to tell you what FM stands for….Malamute Saloon
I’ll see you in the bar!
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