Re: [ZION] Bunny Boots and Mukluks

2002-10-03 Thread Marc A. Schindler

Huh, the things ya learn here. I had never heard of bunny boots and assumed Till was 
just referring to furry boots.

John W. Redelfs wrote:

 At 02:30 PM 10/2/02 -0600 Marc A. Schindler favored us with:
 After we invade and take you over, we'll have to teach you proper English. Bunny
 boots are called mukluks. This *will* be on the test.

 Here in Alaska bunny boots and mukluks are not the same thing. During the two years 
we lived in Kotzebue in the arctic, we learned the difference between mukluks and 
bunny boots.  Mukluks are made from animal furs and are the traditional dress of the 
Inupiat.  They keep your feet warm down to many degrees below zero.  Bunny boots are 
a rubber and plastic monstrosity created in a white man's factory, providing a 
perfect vapor barrier, and keep the feet warm to an even lower temperature than 
mukluks.  People who work outside in minus 25 to minus 50 degree temperatures for any 
length of time need to wear bunny boots.  They are funny looking, but they are the 
only thing that will keep the feet warm in some conditions.

 John W. Redelfs   [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
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Re: [ZION] Bunny Boots and Mukluks

2002-10-03 Thread Elmer L. Fairbank

At 00:35 10/3/2002 -0600, M Marc wrote:
Huh, the things ya learn here. I had never heard of bunny boots and 
assumed Till was just referring to furry boots.


Quiz is Monday!  Better hit the books this weekend.  8))


Till

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Re: [ZION] Bunny Boots and Mukluks

2002-10-03 Thread Cousin Bill

At some point in the past, John wrote:

 Here in Alaska bunny boots and mukluks are not the same thing. During the
two years we lived in Kotzebue in the arctic, we learned the difference
between mukluks and bunny boots.  Mukluks are made from animal furs and are
the traditional dress of the Inupiat.  They keep your feet warm down to many
degrees below zero.  Bunny boots are a rubber and plastic monstrosity
created in a white man's factory, providing a perfect vapor barrier, and
keep the feet warm to an even lower temperature than mukluks.  People who
work outside in minus 25 to minus 50 degree temperatures for any length of
time need to wear bunny boots.  They are funny looking, but they are the
only thing that will keep the feet warm in some conditions.

Do you know of a store that will sell and ship overseas (like, say, to
Japan)?  I lost my good pair of boots to a septic tank accident and haven't
been able to find any since.

Bill Lewis AKA
Cousin Bill
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RE: [ZION] Bunny Boots and Mukluks

2002-10-03 Thread Tom Matkin


Cousin Bill wrote:
 Do you know of a store that will sell and ship overseas (like, say, to
 Japan)?  I lost my good pair of boots to a septic tank accident and 
 haven't
 been able to find any since.

As the chair of the Alberta Chapter of VOSSSI* I feel your pain.  While 
my own life has been touched by incidents of this nature, I am at least 
still able to use my mukluks without fear of reprisals or disease.  So 
many like yourself are not.  It is brave for you, now, to reach out and 
seek a new pair of boots. I’m sure you will be able to get on your life 
and leave this incident behind you.  Perhaps you could still be helped 
by exposure to our famous VOSSSI 10 step  recovery program which we 
affectionately refer to as “Deep Doodoo”.

1.   Denial is a necessary part of the grieving process. Deny. Deny. 
Deny.  Then get over it.

2.   Excuses are helpful.  After all it probably wasn’t you that forgot 
to arrange to get the septic system pumped out in a timely way.  It was? 
 Well, weren’t you too busy trying to figure out why Ryan Starr didn’t 
get bumped sooner on American Idol to pay attention to the tell tale 
warning signs of septic system overload.  After all aren’t’ you entitled 
to a life?

3.  Extra Sensory Perception.  Don’t rely on it.  A simple sniff test 
will probably do better to avoid these problems than all the paranormal 
activity in the world.

4.  Play First, Work Second.  What the hey, you have already slipped in 
it haven’t you?  So you just as well enjoy yourself now.  Barn door is 
open already and all that stuff.  Don’t let one little incident spoil 
your joie de vivre forever.

5.  Depend on your friends.  If you get down in this slippery stuff deep 
enough, you can never get yourself out.  And if friends don’t show up 
you can always pray for a miracle. The point is that these incidents 
will happen and there’s nothing you can do about them.

6.  Oooomm.  Give yourself a little wawa and incantation time every day. 
 Let the gentle breezes play in your hair.  Meditation is where it’s at 
baby.  Besides you are probably experiencing a lot of solitary time 
anyway, most of us do after such an incident, so make the best of your 
Pepe Le Peu time by getting in touch with your inner self.

7.  Outrage.  Join a chapter of VOSSSI and express your concern about 
sloppy septic conditions everywhere.  Advocate for better access to 
litigation for the common man.

8.  Dump.  Rid yourself of those used up things in your life that hold 
you back.  Vent.  Let it go.  Give it up.  One caution here, be sure to 
see that your septic system is back in working order before you do this 
in a major way.

9.  Open your mind and heart to new things.  As you reach the end of 
your road to recovery it will be time to seek out new opportunities and 
experiences. Be open to new challenges.  You have had a septic incident. 
 It has hurt you and perhaps scarred your psyche for life.  But don’t 
worry, there are other different equally impacting opportunities out 
there.  Like politics, social protest, extreme sports, oral surgery, UFO 
verification projects, investment clubs, and Windows 98.  The list is 
endless.  You got hurt once, but you don’t have to go back to that, you 
can get hurt in endless ways. Be open to the possibilities.  Maybe you 
lost your boots to a septic incident, but you could easily lose your 
shirt in mutual funds.  The sky is the limit.

10.  Overcome.  That’s the name of our monthly newsletter for all VOSSSI 
members.  This month, and every month, there are a host of helpful 
articles to assist you in your recovery.  For example, would you have 
been better prepared had you studied: “Sewer traps, do they really 
work?” from our August issue?  Or what about “Top 10 Sewer Sucking 
Services in the NorthWest.”  We frequently rank these people for your 
protection.  So subscribe now by calling our hot line number 
1 - deepdoodoo.  Remember the slogan on our masthead.  “Don’t be 
overcome, read Overcome, and overcome.”  Catchy eh?

Tom

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Re: [ZION] Bunny Boots and Mukluks

2002-10-03 Thread Marc A. Schindler

Do you need a marketeer? I think you're on to something.

Tom Matkin wrote:

 Cousin Bill wrote:
  Do you know of a store that will sell and ship overseas (like, say, to
  Japan)?  I lost my good pair of boots to a septic tank accident and
  haven't
  been able to find any since.

 As the chair of the Alberta Chapter of VOSSSI* I feel your pain.  While

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Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

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