El Ratón

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El Ratón

Postby panguero » Fri Nov 09, 2001 1:00 am

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Postby Kahz » Fri Nov 09, 2001 7:20 am

Sharp1,

Yeah!!!! ¡¡¡¡Viva El Ratón!!!!

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Postby Kahz » Tue Nov 20, 2001 6:45 pm

Sharp1,

You know that promotional photo with the real white mouse next to the Wegner mouse? I like that photo but...

How about a variation with your photographic skills? I'd like one to use as a desktop image for my computer.

Kahz

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Postby panguero » Tue Nov 20, 2001 7:00 pm

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Postby Kahz » Tue Nov 20, 2001 7:44 pm

Sharp1, I will look for the promotional photo so you can see it and let me think up some ideas. I don't think it would be nice to scan a poor mouse. <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

The snake story:

About 8 years ago I was camping in the mountains of the State of Chihuahua in Mexico (my native land) with my boyfriend (now husband) and his family. That's where the famous Copper Canyon resides, btw... anyway, I was hiking in a waterfall called Cusárare and while walking back to the car I spotted a pair of kids playing with something and my curiosity won. I grabbed the little serpent but, oh, it was no serpent, it was a rattlesnake, a variety called Chachámuri, a pigmy rattlesnake, with a natural defense due to its size: more concentrated venom. So, it bit me on the left hand and well... being a rebel by nature, I decided to disregard the fact that I had poison in my body, went to a hospital in a town close to the waterfall (the town is Creel), and got a pennicillin shot to survive two more days at camp.

When I arrived home in the City of Chihuahua two days later with a black arm the size of a boa, my mom was close to killing me. My dad, instead of worrying just asked what the snake looked like and he grabbed a bunch of his snake books so we could identify it together. My mom was already at the phone with a doctor and giving us that look that only an angry mother can give. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

I spent a week in the hospital, intravenous pennicillin (I can't recall why I did not receive antidote instead), and if you had never had pennicillin injected into your bloodstream, believe me, you are lucky. It hurts like nothing I had ever felt before (the snake bite and the venom did not really produce any pain, the swelling did). Pennicillin burns your insides and makes you want to scream for mercy.

So, rumours started going around my school that I had died from a snake bite while camping. When I presented myself a week later to class, with a paralized arm and a geeky smile on my face, at least two girls lost some color on their face.

For several months I had to get blood analyses on a weekly basis, the doctor was afraid that I would form blood clouts, I had to take aspirin almost on a daily basis, etc. My arms were purple from all the needles (I hate needles since then). It took me at least a year to regain feeling back in my left arm and to this day, my left hand is a bit larger than the right (not perceivable except for my ring size, really) and I am poisonois since then. Oh, and I grew scales and I am slowly turning a greyish-green. <img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

So, this is my story. I survived, it wasn't really that bad, except that now I can't donate blood unless it's an emergency.

Kahzzzzzzzzzzz, sssssssssss <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

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Postby Dav » Tue Nov 20, 2001 8:52 pm

Great story. Reminds me of my own stupid story involving karate. I'll restrain myself

Your arm still works fine right? *looks worried*

Dav

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Postby Kahz » Tue Nov 20, 2001 9:05 pm

Dav,

Don't let me be the only one showing off my stupidity, by all means share your story! <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

My arm works fine, no traces of anything anymore, thanks for the concern.

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Postby panguero » Tue Nov 20, 2001 9:09 pm

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Postby GlockDoc » Tue Nov 20, 2001 9:34 pm

Got mine last week!! Viva El Raton!!


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Postby Kahz » Tue Nov 20, 2001 9:52 pm

Sharp1,

Well, I was not too young, but yes, I know, too stupid. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle> Curiosity killed the cat, right? Well, I am satisfied and I am back. I still love snakes and any other reptile, but I am much more cautious now. <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

GlockDoc,

Enjoy, you got a winner!! <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

Kahzzzzzzzzz



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Postby Lsaulog » Tue Nov 20, 2001 10:02 pm

Hi Kahz,

I am glad to hear you survived your snake bite. Spydie World would not be the same without you! <img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

Well, you've convinced me to get a Mouse. As I recall, you've also somehow convinced me to get a Cricket, too! Are you sure you don't get a commission from Golden,CO? <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

Anyway, I'm hoping to trade for one or just flat out buy one where ever I find one.

Here's a silly question:

Did the Mouse come with just a Plain Edge or was a 50/50 combo or Spydie Edge available? I'm a little brain fried from work, otherwise I would look it up. Kahz or Sharp1, you'll probably know this inside and out. Thanks for the help.

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Postby Clay Kesting » Tue Nov 20, 2001 10:46 pm

OK Mouse (and Wegner) fans, here are a couple of the late James Mattis' wonderful scans of the Mouse. I have both wallpaper size, drop me an email if you'd like one (or both). BTW the CF Dragonfly in the second photo is my favourite small knife.

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Postby Kahz » Tue Nov 20, 2001 11:09 pm

Lsaulog, *that commission deal, it's a secret... shhhhhhh... <img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>*

As far as I know, the Mouse comes only in plain edge. Now go get some rest, mister!

Clay, niiiiiiiiiiice! I want the full sized ones, you've got my address. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

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Postby Kahz » Wed Nov 21, 2001 7:19 am

Sharp1,

Mouse promotional photo... still thinking up ideas, once I wake up. *yawn*

Kahz

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Postby panguero » Wed Nov 21, 2001 9:19 am

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Postby Kahz » Wed Nov 21, 2001 11:51 am

Sharp1,
Now that's a smart kid. Keep up that good education. <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>
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