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#266119 07/28/11 10:31 AM
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Five years ago today I joined Pond Boss.

Hard to believe but it's true. So very many things have happened in those five years both good and bad.

I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all of my friends here at Pond Boss. You've held me up through difficult times...the loss of my father, my wife's father, the wildfires that nearly consumed my parent's home, JWHAP's car accident and the resultant surgery...and you've been with me during fun times...two Pond Boss conferences that I attended and so many fun and informative threads.

Here is the hello that started it all.

I'm not posting as much as I use to (probably to the betterment of the forum). With all of the things going on in the world today I'm finding humor harder to come by.

Thanks for being there and allowing me to have some fun and blow off some steam. Five years seem to have gone by so very fast.


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At first, I thought you were a dork.
Today?....well....let's just go with freak

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Happy Anniversary JHAP! You are an incredible asset to this forum. That's not even tongue in cheek. wink

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Your posts are getting better, if not more frequent. At least you are spelling "Dam" now as "Dam", not "damn" as in your first post. You probably picked up the "Damn" spelling from your late night reading.


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Freak.


Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
"She took another microscopic bite of her sandwich, then pushed it away. Maybe she absorbed nutrients from her surroundings."

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Woo-hoo five years! cool

Keep posting JHAP and thank you for participating, the forum wouldn't be the same without you.

Interesting, I just noticed we share the same July 28th registration date but a year apart.



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Originally Posted By: Brettski
At first, I thought you were a dork.
Today?....well....let's just go with freak

Originally Posted By: Sunil
Freak.

Either a dorky freak, or a freaky dork. Pick one.


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JHAP - its our pleasure to know you ! Much water under the bridge for all of us. BTW - now that you have taken some time off its time to stop in and share with your PB brothers and sisters a little more. grin
















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uh oh, going sentimental on us?

jhap, you just upped yer good post count to, what was it?, 37 or something.....but really, please get back on your meds...... whistle grin


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Originally Posted By: Theo Gallus
Originally Posted By: Brettski
At first, I thought you were a dork.
Today?....well....let's just go with freak

Originally Posted By: Sunil
Freak.

Either a dorky freak, or a freaky dork. Pick one.


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It's been a priviledge and rare honor Sir.


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
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It's been a priviledge and high honor Sir.

Last edited by Dave Davidson1; 07/28/11 08:10 PM.

It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
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Congratulations friend, freak, dork ... whatever. I don't remember that far back, but maybe it was because of you that I was drawn out of the shadowy depths of lurkdom to become a participating PB member -- just a few days after you did the same! However -- at the time I didn't know about the raincoat and neoprene accessory.

In any case, I'm sure glad you joined, otherwise I might never have met anybody quite like you.

Please give Ricki our regards. And, don't forget to keep coming back.


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Boy am I surprised you've been on here 5 years JHAP, I thought CALI. would have slid into the ocean by now. grin
Congrats and keep doing what ever it is you do. laugh



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+1 on everything that's been said so far, Jeff! And for pete's sake (even if he no longer posts here), get off your backside and get back to posting. It's exactly because of all the crap going on the world that we need your, um, unique brand of humor, my friend! Here's looking forward to your next 5 years!


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It has been a quick 5 years big guy. Good to see Theo post again. He may have posted on another thread and gotten all the "where you beens" and "welcome backs" etc,
but I missed it.


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You're a top notch forum member who does a great job of keeping things from getting too serious. But mental images of you in that neoprene cod suit are keeping me awake at night!

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"But mental images of you in that neoprene cod suit are keeping me awake at night!"

In a bad way, I might add. Real bad...


Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
"She took another microscopic bite of her sandwich, then pushed it away. Maybe she absorbed nutrients from her surroundings."

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Thank you all (or at least most of you) for the kind words. laugh

I shall try to return to a higher level of humor. In order to facilitate this I shall stop watching the news. [TEMPORARY RANT = ON] The news seems to be filled with either (a) doom and gloom or [b] celebrity melt downs (couldn't care less) or [c] which cities are the worst dressed (also couldn't care less) [TEMPORARY RANT = OFF]. So I have decided to stop watching the news and watch Three Stooges reruns and put Monty Python and the Holy Grail on a continuous feed loop. That in addition to listening to Weird Al songs should restore me to my previous humor levels.

Plus I need to get back up to my pond property. It's been almost three months and I have a bad feeling things are going on up there that I won't like. The Gams are whispering amongst themselves plotting some horrible form revenge. Elodea and American Pond weed are creeping ever so silently and maliciously across the pond. And trespassers, more and more trespassers (during our trip in May the game cameras caught 2 different bunches of people fishing at the pond and trying to mess with my Alum Boat).

So I have decided to become a super hero. I have contracted with a local seamstress to create a bedazzled Brazilian Cut Neoprene Cod Piece along with a matching cape and sandals (let's see how you sleep now Sunil and CJ). I shall fight for truth (at least my version of truth), justice and the pond meister way.

Now I only need to work on a name.....hmmm Captain Freaky Geek, The Green Sunfish Guardian, Neoprene Jhap Round Pants..well it's a work in progress.


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Chubby Hubby?

Rotound Roller?

Shiney Top?

Bubble Gumbo?


Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
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Damn if some of those names weren't so accurate I'd be furious with you.


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"gambusia man"
"ever on the fight to redeem his past wrongs"


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Jolley Rancher?


Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
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Jolley Raunchy?


Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
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Originally Posted By: jeffhasapond
............So I have decided to become a super hero. I have contracted with a local seamstress to create a bedazzled Brazilian Cut Neoprene Cod Piece...................

Now I only need to work on a name.....hmmm...........


c'mon now we need to help jeff. so with the above information i will submit my top 10 choices:

10) iron man confused
9) wolverine tired
8) silver surfer whistle
7) thor confused
6) human torch tired
5) daredevil tired
4) wonder woman grin
3) captain brasilia crazy
2) nightcrawler eek

and my number 1 choice:

flash whistle grin

or is it flesh..... sick grin


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