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Re: BEAMING!!!

Post by Kitsune » Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:12 pm

Personally, I stop watches. Like Ragnar, I've never had one work longer than 3 weeks, no matter how new the battery. Wind up ones tend to stop within hours of me wearing one. The only watch I use now is my cellphone, though interestingly, I always have to set it myself for the "jump ahead-jump back" stuff, Otherwise it'll jump two to three hours when it changes.

Pens work for me, and I've never checked compass' though... I may have to do such, since I've never actually had one work when I've been holding it. (The person holding it originally always says it must have been off to begin with)

I've never had glasses break, though I can make them BOUNCE on occasion. :lol:
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Re: BEAMING!!!

Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:36 pm

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Re: BEAMING!!!

Post by underlilith » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:55 pm

Ragnar wrote:
underlilith wrote: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
So WHICH part did you find funny?

Because up until the last two paragraphs, it is entirely true.

I was, and AM banned from the bridge or the engine room when they are test setting compasses. Amnd I have never had a watch that works for longer than three weeks in my LIFE.

I had a Rolex bought for me that I wore for a day before it started going backwards.
I found the "improvised" microwave part the most funny lol.
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Re: BEAMING!!!

Post by Kitsune » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:13 pm

Glasses have a habit of bouncing for me... If I drop them, whether on carpet or no, there's a good chance that they won't break. I have dropped glass bottles of juice on concrete and still been able to pick it up afterwards.

I only wish I could control it...

Watch, now that I've told all of you that I can do it, it won't work anymore... ;) :roll:
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Re: BEAMING!!!

Post by Ragnar » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:01 am

Kitsune wrote:
Watch, now that I've told all of you that I can do it, it won't work anymore... ;) :roll:
Wish my watches and pens would.

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Re: BEAMING!!!

Post by Bandersnatch » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:46 am

I feel your pain Ragnar. I have never been able to wear a watch and pens like to explode around me (very messy).

I guess I was not meant to know what time it is...or write a complaint about it. :lol:

Oh well :roll:

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Re: BEAMING!!!

Post by Ragnar » Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:11 am

I fooled 'em!!!

I bought a sun dial and a pencil. :badgrin:

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Re: BEAMING!!!

Post by Willow » Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:09 am

LOL, but now you can't tell time when its cloudy...:P

Did you ever see the flinstones wherethey had the sundial wristwatches. I could never figure out if the writers had no clue how they worked, or if they were secretly laughing at the people who didn't catch the mistake.
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Re: BEAMING!!!

Post by Ragnar » Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:33 pm

Willow wrote:LOL, but now you can't tell time when its cloudy...:P
I have a moon stone.
Did you ever see the flinstones wherethey had the sundial wristwatches. I could never figure out if the writers had no clue how they worked, or if they were secretly laughing at the people who didn't catch the mistake.
Considering most, if not ALL of these cartoon writters appear to be permanently stoned any way, I should not think it makes much difference.

I mean COME ON!"!!! You can NOT tell me that whoever makes Sponge Bob is NOT stoned on SOMETHING. :lol:

And look at the magic roundabout. Dillon WAS the "author".

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Re: BEAMING!!!

Post by Willow » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:49 am

Well, recreational pharmaceuticals have inspired a lot of children's literature (Alice in Wonderland anyone).

Sorry if I am falling into a trap here...but what is a moon stone?
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Re: BEAMING!!!

Post by Ragnar » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:32 am

Moon stone is what looks like a piece of milk glass/frosted glass. When you hold it up to the cloud base, if is not MILES thick, it polarises the light that makes it look almost like a moon in fog, wherever the sun is.

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Re: BEAMING!!!

Post by Kystar » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:44 am

It's a semiprecious stone, isn't it? At least, that's what it's sold as here.

I have a few pieces of jewelry with a moonstone...a ring, a pendant...something else.

I've seen beads in the craft stores made from moonstone too.
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Re: BEAMING!!!

Post by Ragnar » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:45 am

Kystar wrote:It's a semiprecious stone, isn't it? At least, that's what it's sold as here.

I have a few pieces of jewelry with a moonstone...a ring, a pendant...something else.

I've seen beads in the craft stores made from moonstone too.

Ahhh. There you have me. I HAVE heard Opal being called moon stone, but....

I am not SURE if with the moonstone for navigation, and the semi prescious sort, we are talking the same thing.

I must look into it, pardon the pun. :-D

EDIT.

Aha This looks right;

http://www.gemstone.org/gem-by-gem/engl ... stone.html

But the ones for naviogation are milky. Perhaps they are unpolished or something? Any way I suspecrt we ARE talking the same.

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Re: BEAMING!!!

Post by Bandersnatch » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:14 am

A moonstone comes in many colors and the refractive qualities come from feldspar (usually) within the stone. Kind of like tiger's eye.

An opal is a fossil for all intensive purposes and is a totally different stone from a moonstone though they do look somewhat similar.

If you are interested in the higher qualities of either stone check out http://healing.about.com/cs/crystalther ... mindex.htm

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Re: BEAMING!!!

Post by Ragnar » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:37 am

Thanks for the link Bandersnatch.

I remember a GREAT shop in Edinburgh that specialised in ALL kinds of geological crystals, and stones, fossils, etc. Run by the Wife of a geology proffessor at the uni.

GREAT place for a cup of coffe in the back, and the chat was BRILLIANT. The Wife was a Tarot reader, so we got on like a house on fire.

Oh, and by the way, the coffe was more 50/50 with Woods "pussers" rum. :roll: And the "Tea" was REALLY interesting!!!

Now imagine a night, with all these crystals, stones etc, and because we were a "private group" (NEVER more than seven or eight) we were allowed to pick up and look and FEEL(!), with Portishead on the C.D player, ot "Baraka"* on the DVD, this "special tea", the back room looking like the private tent of the sultan of the whole of Araby, and INTELLIGENT conversation......

Great place. Also developed a love for stones/crystals etc from there.

* http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=YaW4AskXADQ

http://video.google.com/videosearch?cli ... 4&ct=title#

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