Running vs Bug Collecting

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Re: Running vs Bug Collecting

Postby AndrewR » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:41 am

Rick Keeney wrote:Toward what end would we be collecting said insects?


World domination?
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Re: Running vs Bug Collecting

Postby Lori Koonce » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:16 am

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Thank you Ezra. As Mark pointed out, I'm not your typical woman. I happen to adore spiders and beetles.

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Re: Running vs Bug Collecting

Postby Rick Keeney » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:15 pm

AndrewR wrote:
Rick Keeney wrote:Toward what end would we be collecting said insects?


World domination?


I'm in!

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Re: Running vs Bug Collecting

Postby Steve Evil » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:19 pm

I think I lean towards running myself. . .

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Re: Running vs Bug Collecting

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:15 pm

Wasps don't like heavy metal.

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Re: Running vs Bug Collecting

Postby Rick Keeney » Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:47 pm

FrankChurch wrote:Wasps don't like heavy metal.


~ahembullshitahem~

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Re: Running vs Bug Collecting

Postby Rick Keeney » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:10 pm

So would you rather paint or photograph runners and/or insects?

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Re: Running vs Bug Collecting

Postby Lori Koonce » Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:41 pm

Just found Keeney's most excellent question....

Photographing bugs. They are far more interesting than most runners. They are always colorful and wiggly, while runners only get that way around Bay to Breakers.

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Re: Running vs Bug Collecting

Postby Steve Evil » Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:50 pm

On the other hand, runners never inspired Them. . .

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Re: Running vs Bug Collecting

Postby Chuck Messer » Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:13 am

On the other hand, runners never inspired Them. . .


Perhaps they inspired 28 Days Later?

Late in the summer, I had just settled in for a long night's work shift, when I spotted a preying mantis on the floor. Fascinating little critter. It didn't seem to mind my presence, didn't flee my giant index finger, rather it seemed curious about this huge...THING in front of it. I eventually moved it outside, since there wasn't really anything for it to eat in the scale house. Mantises are among my favorite insects.

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Re: Running vs Bug Collecting

Postby FrankChurch » Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:49 pm

A sign of good things to come Charles.

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Re: Running vs Bug Collecting

Postby FrankChurch » Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:05 pm

I bet our charles sees lots of bug. :P

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Re: Running vs Bug Collecting

Postby Chuck Messer » Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:44 pm

Indeed I do, Frank. Not so much now, though. Gone for the season are the plagues of flies and miller moths. There was one moth, though, not a miller. It was nearly as big as a hummingbird, gray with black and red patters on its wings and a red body. It was so big, it kept triggering the motion sensors that opened and closed the windows for access to customers (we eventually got fed up with the automatic feature and shut it off). Another fascinating creature which I caught and released after daybreak -- less likely to blindly fly back in the window that way.

I haven't collected any bugs, but I've studied a few.

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Re: Running vs Bug Collecting

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:54 am

That sounds interesting. Colorado is a wonderous place.


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