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flippy
06-30-2010, 02:16 PM
What's the coolest thing you like to spend your time doing that most of us probably never heard of?

Djfan
06-30-2010, 03:56 PM
I fly fish, tie my own flies, hunt, camp, hike and explore. I can't get out to the wild enough!

flippy
06-30-2010, 04:30 PM
I fly fish, tie my own flies, hunt, camp, hike and explore. I can't get out to the wild enough!

I always wanted to go fly fishing in AK or MT or ID or some place out in the middle of nowhere with mountains off in the distance.

Is it easy to fly fish? a lot of work?

I've gone primarily trout fishing when I grew up in PA. I preferred a crick and the moving water more than a lake. When I was wee little I went with my grandpap and he had waders and I didn't, but I still followed him into the crick to fish. We got scolded later by my grandma cause I was all wet, but I didn't care, it was fun.

The thing that always seemed cool about fly fishing was the action. I get really bored lake fishing and just watching and waiting. Fly fishing looks much more active.

Do you catch a lot quickly? Do you have to go at a certain time? Does the way you make a fly mattter? or is it more about the casting technique?

Shawn
06-30-2010, 06:47 PM
My wife and I make our own chocolate truffles, turtles, dark, milk and white from scratch. We buy imported cocoa beans roast em, turn em into a liquor and use a coverted lentil melanger to process. It takes us about 36 hours to make a batch of chocolate. My wife is hoping to break into the high end artisan chocolate market in the next year or so.

I also like to collect, drink and age chinese Pu-erh teas.

flippy
06-30-2010, 06:57 PM
My wife and I make our own chocolate truffles, turtles, dark, milk and white from scratch. We buy imported cocoa beans roast em, turn em into a liquor and use a coverted lentil melanger to process. It takes us about 36 hours to make a batch of chocolate. My wife is hoping to break into the high end artisan chocolate market in the next year or so.

I also like to collect, drink and age chinese Pu-erh teas.


You got me with the artisan chocolate market and pu-erh tea. I've heard of neither. How did you get into that?

How expensive is high end chocolate? I saw a $1000 dessert in Las Vegas, but it had gold flakes in it so I'm not sure that counts as high end chocolate.

Also curious what is pu-erh tea and where do you get it?

Shawn
06-30-2010, 07:14 PM
My wife and I make our own chocolate truffles, turtles, dark, milk and white from scratch. We buy imported cocoa beans roast em, turn em into a liquor and use a coverted lentil melanger to process. It takes us about 36 hours to make a batch of chocolate. My wife is hoping to break into the high end artisan chocolate market in the next year or so.

I also like to collect, drink and age chinese Pu-erh teas.


You got me with the artisan chocolate market and pu-erh tea. I've heard of neither. How did you get into that?

How expensive is high end chocolate? I saw a $1000 dessert in Las Vegas, but it had gold flakes in it so I'm not sure that counts as high end chocolate.

Also curious what is pu-erh tea and where do you get it?

I get into all sorts of odd hobbies mainly because I was an adhd child and got used to keeping my mind busy...not to mention I'm am obsessive collector. I could name off a bunch of odd hobbies such as dry aging my own steaks to having a walk-in humidor to refine my cigar aging techniques.

As for chocolate...my wife and I were watching the movie chocolat and thought it was cool to watch that lady make chocolate from scratch. I told my wife I would figure out how to do it. That lead us down a really fun road. We love making chocolate so much we want to make it a business. We will be a small business concentrating on small volume high end sales 30-40 dollars a pound market. There are certainly more expensive chocolates out there but I think this is a realistic market we can hit with our current cocoa bean quality.

Pu-erh teas...chinese tea that doesn't really fit perfectly in the white, green or black tea classifications. It tastes somewhere between black tea and coffee. It benefits greatly from years of age under the proper conditions. Recently one beeng (round disc of tea) sold for over 100k...aged for around 100 years. Pu-erhs are like fine wines...must pick out a good tea then age it under perfect conditions. When done right it can become a consumable commodity much like wines.

I get most of my teas from jas-tea...which has nicely aged pu-erhs and some of the newer batches.

Aging theory is one of my favorite subjects to learn about. I like the science and gustatory combination.

flippy
06-30-2010, 08:23 PM
My wife and I make our own chocolate truffles, turtles, dark, milk and white from scratch. We buy imported cocoa beans roast em, turn em into a liquor and use a coverted lentil melanger to process. It takes us about 36 hours to make a batch of chocolate. My wife is hoping to break into the high end artisan chocolate market in the next year or so.

I also like to collect, drink and age chinese Pu-erh teas.


You got me with the artisan chocolate market and pu-erh tea. I've heard of neither. How did you get into that?

How expensive is high end chocolate? I saw a $1000 dessert in Las Vegas, but it had gold flakes in it so I'm not sure that counts as high end chocolate.

Also curious what is pu-erh tea and where do you get it?


I get into all sorts of odd hobbies mainly because I was an adhd child and got used to keeping my mind busy...not to mention I'm am obsessive collector. I could name off a bunch of odd hobbies such as dry aging my own steaks to having a walk-in humidor to refine my cigar aging techniques.

As for chocolate...my wife and I were watching the movie chocolat and thought it was cool to watch that lady make chocolate from scratch. I told my wife I would figure out how to do it. That lead us down a really fun road. We love making chocolate so much we want to make it a business. We will be a small business concentrating on small volume high end sales 30-40 dollars a pound market. There are certainly more expensive chocolates out there but I think this is a realistic market we can hit with our current cocoa bean quality.

Pu-erh teas...chinese tea that doesn't really fit perfectly in the white, green or black tea classifications. It tastes somewhere between black tea and coffee. It benefits greatly from years of age under the proper conditions. Recently one beeng (round disc of tea) sold for over 100k...aged for around 100 years. Pu-erhs are like fine wines...must pick out a good tea then age it under perfect conditions. When done right it can become a consumable commodity much like wines.

I get most of my teas from jas-tea...which has nicely aged pu-erhs and some of the newer batches.

Aging theory is one of my favorite subjects to learn about. I like the science and gustatory combination.

I always thought there would be a great business if you could create a technology that speeds aging of wines, cheeses, meats, beers, etc.

I mean, if they can genetically engineer foods today, why can't they genetically engineer aged foods? They could potentially recreate the $100K tea leaves for a fraction of the cost. Although ge food scares the heck out of me.

I don't fully understand the aging process. I've had great bottles of wine that have aged to perfection and others that aged into vinegar.

Djfan
06-30-2010, 08:25 PM
Shawn,

I REALLY want to make chocolate from scratch. I just told that to my wife yesterday. any hints for a newbie?

Flippy,

The difference between bait casting and fly fishing is like comparing paint-by-numbers to DaVinci. It is amazing. Just yesterday I was in the high country of the Rockies (The foothills actually) in a wild trout stretch - read "No planted fish. Catch and release, bait not allowed - of the Cache De La Pouder River. I caught a German Brown Trout on a fly I tied myself. You could fit two of them on your pinky fingernail.

It doesn't get better than that.

As for times, you have to "match the hatch". In other words, you find out what aquatic insects are hatching or on the move at the time, and fish the fly like that insect. 90% of a trout's diet is the larval stage of aquatic insects. The other 10% is a combination of bugs who accidently fall into the water, or fish fry, or the adult bugs laying eggs at the surface, etc. Go to youtube and search for fly tying of nymphs. It's extremely cool.

I have caught fish in summer heat, in winter snow storms, when ice lined the rivers and when I was getting attacked by the shear numbers of crickets. Fish eat year round and I love to feed them.

Just today I got a call from a local guide who is getting into fly fishing for wipers - a hybrid of white bass and stripped bass (very tasty!). He doesn't have a boat, and I do, so he is going to guide me for free at a few local lakes if I take him to practice this new addiction of his. Not a bad set up IMO. I'll try to post pics.

Come for a visit and We'll hook you up!

Shawn
06-30-2010, 09:01 PM
Shawn,

I REALLY want to make chocolate from scratch. I just told that to my wife yesterday. any hints for a newbie?

Flippy,

The difference between bait casting and fly fishing is like comparing paint-by-numbers to DaVinci. It is amazing. Just yesterday I was in the high country of the Rockies (The foothills actually) in a wild trout stretch - read "No planted fish. Catch and release, bait not allowed - of the Cache De La Pouder River. I caught a German Brown Trout on a fly I tied myself. You could fit two of them on your pinky fingernail.

It doesn't get better than that.

As for times, you have to "match the hatch". In other words, you find out what aquatic insects are hatching or on the move at the time, and fish the fly like that insect. 90% of a trout's diet is the larval stage of aquatic insects. The other 10% is a combination of bugs who accidently fall into the water, or fish fry, or the adult bugs laying eggs at the surface, etc. Go to youtube and search for fly tying of nymphs. It's extremely cool.

I have caught fish in summer heat, in winter snow storms, when ice lined the rivers and when I was getting attacked by the shear numbers of crickets. Fish eat year round and I love to feed them.

Just today I got a call from a local guide who is getting into fly fishing for wipers - a hybrid of white bass and stripped bass (very tasty!). He doesn't have a boat, and I do, so he is going to guide me for free at a few local lakes if I take him to practice this new addiction of his. Not a bad set up IMO. I'll try to post pics.

Come for a visit and We'll hook you up!

We are a very small group in the US who make chocolate from scratch. I am a member of http://chocolatetalk.proboards.com/index.cgi? or look up chocolate alchemy. Tell em DocLogic77 sent ya. At minimum you will have about 6-700 in start up costs and hours upon hours of study. It's a serious step just to make small batches. But, IMO well worth the effort. So much fun and I doubt you have ever tasted chocolate like this.

At minimum you will need a champion juicer (to make the liquor), high end cocoa beans, and a melangers. A brief overview goes like this...

1) Roast cocoa beans in your oven...different per bean but 300 for 30 minutes is about right for most.
2) Crack the beans in the champion
3) Winnow out the waste from the nibs
4) process the cocoa nibs into a liquor through the champion.
5) Add liquor to melanger...then place sugar, powdered milk, clarified butter, cocoa butter etc depending on what type of chocolate you are trying to make.
6) process for 12-36 hours depending on many factors but I go by taste and texture.

It's an art...not hard to learn but VERY hard to master.

If you decide to get started...start a post and I'll help you out with any questions you might have.

Shawn
06-30-2010, 09:14 PM
My wife and I make our own chocolate truffles, turtles, dark, milk and white from scratch. We buy imported cocoa beans roast em, turn em into a liquor and use a coverted lentil melanger to process. It takes us about 36 hours to make a batch of chocolate. My wife is hoping to break into the high end artisan chocolate market in the next year or so.

I also like to collect, drink and age chinese Pu-erh teas.


You got me with the artisan chocolate market and pu-erh tea. I've heard of neither. How did you get into that?

How expensive is high end chocolate? I saw a $1000 dessert in Las Vegas, but it had gold flakes in it so I'm not sure that counts as high end chocolate.

Also curious what is pu-erh tea and where do you get it?


I get into all sorts of odd hobbies mainly because I was an adhd child and got used to keeping my mind busy...not to mention I'm am obsessive collector. I could name off a bunch of odd hobbies such as dry aging my own steaks to having a walk-in humidor to refine my cigar aging techniques.

As for chocolate...my wife and I were watching the movie chocolat and thought it was cool to watch that lady make chocolate from scratch. I told my wife I would figure out how to do it. That lead us down a really fun road. We love making chocolate so much we want to make it a business. We will be a small business concentrating on small volume high end sales 30-40 dollars a pound market. There are certainly more expensive chocolates out there but I think this is a realistic market we can hit with our current cocoa bean quality.

Pu-erh teas...chinese tea that doesn't really fit perfectly in the white, green or black tea classifications. It tastes somewhere between black tea and coffee. It benefits greatly from years of age under the proper conditions. Recently one beeng (round disc of tea) sold for over 100k...aged for around 100 years. Pu-erhs are like fine wines...must pick out a good tea then age it under perfect conditions. When done right it can become a consumable commodity much like wines.

I get most of my teas from jas-tea...which has nicely aged pu-erhs and some of the newer batches.

Aging theory is one of my favorite subjects to learn about. I like the science and gustatory combination.

I always thought there would be a great business if you could create a technology that speeds aging of wines, cheeses, meats, beers, etc.

I mean, if they can genetically engineer foods today, why can't they genetically engineer aged foods? They could potentially recreate the $100K tea leaves for a fraction of the cost. Although ge food scares the heck out of me.

I don't fully understand the aging process. I've had great bottles of wine that have aged to perfection and others that aged into vinegar.


There are pros and cons to speeding up the aging process in any consumable. The obvious pros are quicker finished product and cheaper costs. The cons are lesser quality and this is in just about any of the consumables.

You can speed aging of anything in a number of ways. With cigars...exposing them to air, increasing the humidity and temp are a few ways. You can bump your humidity to 72%, temp to 72 degrees F and leave the box wide open in the humidor. You will likely have a good cigar with nice melding of flavors in a couple years. But, you have sacrificed quality for speed of aging. I personally vacuum seal my cigars and store at lower temps closer to 64 degrees and 65% humidity. By taking oxygen out of the process I decrease oxidative reactions and age through reduction reactions = a more well rounded product which can take decades to fully age. But, the results from the vast body of knowledge out there is that this produces the best aging results. Most of the english royalty have their cigars aged off site from generation to generation with a wax paper, low humidity, low temp environment.

As for steaks...it's very easy. Just get a strip loin...keep your fridge at 34 degrees F...wrap in paper towels for the first couple days then remove them after 48 hours. Leave the full strip loin uncut in the fridge for around 21 days. Cut off the dry beef and slice into steaks. I then use a cast iron skillet heated up to 550 in the oven...sear on both sides for 2 min...stick back in the 550 oven for 4 minutes. This will give you a steak as good as or superior to many 5 star restaurants. And yes it's safe if you keep it at th right temp. I would look up the process online.

Take home is that speeding of aging has been done for years for many products. But, you always sacrifice quality when doing so. With Pu-erhs they do this by "cooking" the tea. IMO it really hurts the final product.

Djfan
06-30-2010, 09:46 PM
Finally found the pictures I was looking for:

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn63/hughpam/ninepound3oz.jpg

She was 9# 3 oz. Returned alive.

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn63/hughpam/newfromcamera829.jpg

Got my limit in So. Cal.

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn63/hughpam/JoshfishinginMBcloseup.jpg

My youngest and I tubing in San Diego bay last year.

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn63/hughpam/Hughflyfishingthepoudre.jpg

That's the North Fork of The Kern River in Cali.

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn63/hughpam/DSCN0289.jpg

Me and wifey at Mancinni's.

fordfixer
06-30-2010, 11:41 PM
[quote="Djfan"]Finally found the pictures I was looking for:

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn63/hughpam/ninepound3oz.jpg

Is that the bait? That looks like bait :lol:

Shawn
07-01-2010, 12:17 AM
Bait for shark fishing maybe. :D

stlrz d
07-01-2010, 12:32 AM
I fly fish, tie my own flies, hunt, camp, hike and explore. I can't get out to the wild enough!

I always wanted to go fly fishing in AK or MT or ID or some place out in the middle of nowhere with mountains off in the distance.

Is it easy to fly fish? a lot of work?

I've gone primarily trout fishing when I grew up in PA. I preferred a crick and the moving water more than a lake. When I was wee little I went with my grandpap and he had waders and I didn't, but I still followed him into the crick to fish. We got scolded later by my grandma cause I was all wet, but I didn't care, it was fun.

The thing that always seemed cool about fly fishing was the action. I get really bored lake fishing and just watching and waiting. Fly fishing looks much more active.

Do you catch a lot quickly? Do you have to go at a certain time? Does the way you make a fly mattter? or is it more about the casting technique?

Get rid of your ultralight and bobber and get some big boy gear...then you can fish like a big boy instead of getting bored waiting for a bobber to twitch. :lol:

This isn't boring at all!

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Djfan
07-01-2010, 12:44 AM
D,

It's because we have fishing boats, brother!! I really wakes it up!

flippy
07-01-2010, 08:14 AM
Stlrz-D, I've not caught that many fish in a lifetime on a lake. Geesh those fishes were jumping.

DJ - Fly fishing sounds pretty interesting. I think I could definitely get into that. How long does it take to make the flies? How often do u get to go? The fishing in the winter part sounds the best. Nice pics btw.

Shawn - U got some pretty unique hobbies. What's something u haven't done but would like to try?

Shawn
07-01-2010, 09:16 AM
Shawn - U got some pretty unique hobbies. What's something u haven't done but would like to try?

I don't know if this is a hobby but I would love to be fluent in several languages. I took some french in HS and college but promptly forgot it. So, I have the Rosetta Stone LA-Spanish 1-5 coming in the mail.

Djfan
07-01-2010, 12:30 PM
It only takes seconds to tie some, and a few minutes to tie others. It really depends on what I'm tying.

I bought stuff to learn how to fly hoppers (grass hoppers) out of foam. These are way cool because they stay afloat. The problem is that they can look like a Dr. Suess item if not careful.

I go a lot. Great fly fishing in a major river in the wild is only about 20 minutes from me. AMAZING fly fishing is about one hour. If I want a lake to fish in they are all around me. There is one with Arctic Greyling in it about one hour from me. I can't wait to hit that one.

flippy
07-01-2010, 04:14 PM
Shawn - U got some pretty unique hobbies. What's something u haven't done but would like to try?

I don't know if this is a hobby but I would love to be fluent in several languages. I took some french in HS and college but promptly forgot it. So, I have the Rosetta Stone LA-Spanish 1-5 coming in the mail.

I know enough Spanish to get by. I'd like to live somewhere like Costa Rica some day (it's dirt cheap) and I'd probably try Rosetta Stone before I moved there. I've heard those a really easy to learn from. And it'll make you fairly fluent quickly. but that was a 14 year old, so maybe kids can learn quicker??

Jooser
07-02-2010, 05:29 PM
Like DJ, I like to fly fish. In the early spring and late fall, I fish for trout in the mountain streams. Some of them are "stocked", but I like to hit the smaller, less commercialized streams and go for the native brownies. I'm still learning to tie my own flies. In the summer, I trade in the flies for poppers at the end of my leader. Stlrs_d is right, it's hard to beat a bass hitting top water on a popper. Our mountain lakes here are like glass in the late evenings and I mean it's an absolute religious experience to be out on the water on a john boat, a pair of oars, and some fly tackle.

Most of you know my other odd hobby...my Bulldogs. Sadly I report we had a litter about a week and a half ago, six out of seven pups died the first day. We have one little boy left and he's doing great. I showed my 7 month old pup Holly last weekend in Waynesburg, PA, and she won her first championship point, so I'm pretty stoked that.

I'm trying to teach my boys how to snipe hunt, but it's been slow going, as they've yet to bag their first one yet. :mrgreen:

RuthlessBurgher
07-02-2010, 07:36 PM
Sucks about the pups, Joos...

Jooser
07-02-2010, 10:01 PM
Yeah, the wife and I have taken it pretty hard RB. Bulldoggers can be tricky with the whole pregnancy thingy. They were water pups, a phenomenon that effects bullies and some other similar breeds sometimes. Basically, they gain a bunch of water weight sub-cutaneously towards the end of the pregnancy. As their bodies try to shed the water, it starts to get into their vital organs, like their lungs and brains and they drown. We fought like hell and kept some of them alive for a while, but it's an uphill battle. This is our first litter effected by this and we're still a little rattled. All of our breeder friends assure us it's nothing we did wrong, just bad luck this time (but we still feel so darn guilty). I'll be trying to breed my other female in the the fall, hopefully with better results.

Djfan
07-03-2010, 03:25 AM
Joos,

I haven't tied poppers, and I'm just getting into using foam for hoppers and wing casing on spinners and duns.

If you need any help let me know. I just tied about one dozen or so for a buddy who owns an outdoors shop here in town. He wants me to stock my flies in his store, so that is cool.

Where do you live?

Jooser
07-03-2010, 10:47 AM
Hey DJ, good for you. That's awesome, stock the heck outa those suckers. I'm in WV, so we don't have the luxury of wide open streams. We're up in the mountains and a good side cast is definitely an asset here. I use store bought poppers for bass and pan fish on the lakes. They're absolutely deadly in the morning and especially at sunset. It's hard to beat a pan fish fry! :wink:

flippy
07-06-2010, 07:54 AM
Yeah, the wife and I have taken it pretty hard RB. Bulldoggers can be tricky with the whole pregnancy thingy. They were water pups, a phenomenon that effects bullies and some other similar breeds sometimes. Basically, they gain a bunch of water weight sub-cutaneously towards the end of the pregnancy. As their bodies try to shed the water, it starts to get into their vital organs, like their lungs and brains and they drown. We fought like hell and kept some of them alive for a while, but it's an uphill battle. This is our first litter effected by this and we're still a little rattled. All of our breeder friends assure us it's nothing we did wrong, just bad luck this time (but we still feel so darn guilty). I'll be trying to breed my other female in the the fall, hopefully with better results.

That sux... :cry:

What type of bulldogs?

I'm a sucker for the french ones and not just cause some people call them clowns. I think it's cause their ears sticking straight up cracks me up. It's cute.

Jooser
07-06-2010, 09:49 AM
They are English Bullies Flip.

jj28west
07-06-2010, 07:33 PM
Jooser,

That sucks about your pups. I am crazy about my dogs. The relentless compassion they give you without judgement is something special.

Djfan,

That Bass is impressive. I am here in Connecticut and anything over 8lbs is considered ellite. What is the record in your state? Thats great you practice CPR (catch, photo, release)

Jooser
07-07-2010, 08:32 AM
Hey JJ, I know what you mean. My bullies are a whole other job unto themselves. They require a lot of attention in so many different ways. So far my remaining pup is looking good, hasn't opened his eyes yet so it's hard to judge if he'll be show material or not at this point though.

You guys can check them out at my website: http://www.hezzbullies.net

jj28west
07-07-2010, 09:35 AM
Just checked that out. Nice site. Beautiful dogs. I did not know that you competed professionally. I always thought those shows were based on who you knew to place.

RuthlessBurgher
07-07-2010, 09:41 AM
It's worth the click just to see the Joose-man in a suit and tie, all fancy-like! :lol:

flippy
07-07-2010, 10:29 AM
It's worth the click just to see the Joose-man in a suit and tie, all fancy-like! :lol:

The puppy bullies are way better imho :D

I love the faces on these dogs. They look slow and lazy which fits my personality perfectly. But my wife doesn't want to take care of any large dogs because they're heavy and we're allergic to most dogs.

We've found the toy breeds to be hypoallergenic and easy to care for.

I wish there was a 8 lb toy bullie. That'd probably be my next dog if they came in that size.

Jooser
07-07-2010, 11:36 AM
Slow and lazy, I love that misconception! :D My male Max now weighs in at around 80 pounds. He can jump to my face standing still. If he clamps on to something, NOTHING will make let go unless he wants to. He is absolute raw power and has a will of iron (kinda like Hines and the Bussie put together :o ). Bullies are actually very active, but they suffer in the heat due to their short noses and pallets. Max is capable of knocking me off my feet if wants something I have in my hands, like say a ball. He can pop a basketball in about .2 seconds, so we buy him those large "jolly balls" that they make for horses. They're almost as big as a basketball, but are made out of some very tough plastic, which he eventually chews through anyways, lol. He's well trained though, and doesn't knock folks down at will, I actually only let him "let loose" with me when I give him permission. He could easily take out a knee, imagine an 80 lbs. cannon ball charging at you at about 20 miles an hour :shock: . My girls are probably more "gamey" than he is, but they're much smaller.

oh, and RB, savor the suit and tie, it's very rare and only happens at shows. :P

jj, you're right, it's hard to beat some folks who've been established showing for a while. My win with Holly last week was sooo sweet as we beat a guy who's a breeder/judge and has all the connections. Hezzbullies is on the rise though. WOOT :tt2

flippy
07-07-2010, 01:30 PM
Yeah, I know they have spunk. They just look laid back.

I've actually never met a lazy dog, except when they get older of course. :lol

Jooser
07-07-2010, 02:45 PM
Flippy relax, I'm not gonna sick him on ya! :lol:

But he does like McD's fries.

RuthlessBurgher
07-07-2010, 03:03 PM
Flippy relax, I'm not gonna sick him on ya! :lol:

But he does like McD's fries.

To a hungry bulldog, flippy looks like this:

http://fashionablygeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/aqua-teen-hunger-force-frylock-costume.jpg

And of course, all Cleveland fans look like this:

http://image3.examiner.com/images/blog/wysiwyg/image/depressed-browns-fan.jpg

Jooser
07-07-2010, 03:08 PM
Don't beat the Bully!!!!

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d63/babybear927/blindness.jpg

Shawn
07-07-2010, 04:08 PM
Slow and lazy, I love that misconception! :D My male Max now weighs in at around 80 pounds. He can jump to my face standing still. If he clamps on to something, NOTHING will make let go unless he wants to. He is absolute raw power and has a will of iron (kinda like Hines and the Bussie put together :o ). Bullies are actually very active, but they suffer in the heat due to their short noses and pallets. Max is capable of knocking me off my feet if wants something I have in my hands, like say a ball. He can pop a basketball in about .2 seconds, so we buy him those large "jolly balls" that they make for horses. They're almost as big as a basketball, but are made out of some very tough plastic, which he eventually chews through anyways, lol. He's well trained though, and doesn't knock folks down at will, I actually only let him "let loose" with me when I give him permission. He could easily take out a knee, imagine an 80 lbs. cannon ball charging at you at about 20 miles an hour :shock: . My girls are probably more "gamey" than he is, but they're much smaller.

oh, and RB, savor the suit and tie, it's very rare and only happens at shows. :P

jj, you're right, it's hard to beat some folks who've been established showing for a while. My win with Holly last week was sooo sweet as we beat a guy who's a breeder/judge and has all the connections. Hezzbullies is on the rise though. WOOT :tt2

I don't know Joos. Not to offend but I have owned an English bulldog. Lazy is right on the money. Slow is not...they are much quicker than they look. Not the brightest dog I have ever owned and was hard to house break. I will say this however...they will defend you to the death. Baron (my EBD) got into a tussle with a raccoon out in our garage. As any country boy knows...raccoons are mean. Baron manhandled that raccoon. Bulldogs can scrap and are territorial. I won't buy another but I understand why people like em.

Shawn
07-07-2010, 04:11 PM
Shawn - U got some pretty unique hobbies. What's something u haven't done but would like to try?

I don't know if this is a hobby but I would love to be fluent in several languages. I took some french in HS and college but promptly forgot it. So, I have the Rosetta Stone LA-Spanish 1-5 coming in the mail.

I know enough Spanish to get by. I'd like to live somewhere like Costa Rica some day (it's dirt cheap) and I'd probably try Rosetta Stone before I moved there. I've heard those a really easy to learn from. And it'll make you fairly fluent quickly. but that was a 14 year old, so maybe kids can learn quicker??


Started the first two lessons. The way the program is set up is just genius. There are no translations...just spanish, pronunciation and pictures much like you were dropped into Mexico. Dynamic Immersion. I like it...learning alot quick. I highly recommend it.

flippy
07-07-2010, 04:23 PM
Flippy relax, I'm not gonna sick him on ya! :lol:

But he does like McD's fries.

No worries, clowns taste funny anyway :wink

Jooser
07-07-2010, 07:10 PM
Oh Shawn, you had a slush puppy. I'm sorry. I don't raise those. LOL :D

Max would chew a raccoon up and spit it out. Ask the German Shephard that started a rumble with him at a show last year when he was still a pup. It was too bad for it. Imagine an bear trap on a long doggie snout, that's about it. If I hadn't been there, that 120 lbs shep woulda suffucated. Bullies aren't supposed to be slow and stupid, they were actually bred to be a very active dog.

Jooser
07-09-2010, 09:37 AM
Off to another show with my girl tomorrow. Wish us luck! :tt2

fordfixer
07-09-2010, 10:16 PM
Flippy relax, I'm not gonna sick him on ya! :lol:

But he does like McD's fries.

No worries, clowns taste funny anyway :wink


You know this how :shock:........................................... ....................................... Never mind I really dont want to know

RuthlessBurgher
07-09-2010, 10:20 PM
Flippy relax, I'm not gonna sick him on ya! :lol:

But he does like McD's fries.

No worries, clowns taste funny anyway :wink


You know this how :shock:........................................... ....................................... Never mind I really want to know

Two cannibals were eating a clown. One cannibal said to the other cannibal, "Does this taste funny to you?"