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My denialhead girlfriend dumped me a few months back because she "just doesn't want to hear any more about this silly Y2K crap." I've been on a few dates since then, but I've lost interest in the chase; it just seems like a waste of time and energy. (VERY strange for a Scorpio!) So, my "Sunday afternoon do something nice for myself" thing for today was to place the following ad in the "Personals" section of one of the local NYC rags:

"Looking for Y2K compliant girlfriend. Gardener preferred. Cute, youngish 36 y/o SWM preparing for the coming global depression. Plans to "bug out" and thrive in small town and build community with extended family and neighbors. One person missing who will make it worthwhile. Strong survival instinct a plus.

- Got non-hybrid seeds?"

I figured, what the hell. I'll probably get no response, as the typical ad seems to be more along the lines of "Prince Charming seeks Sleeping Beauty..." Maybe I'll get a few curiosity seekers or mockers, but hey, you never know...

-- pshannon (pshannon@inch.com), February 21, 1999


Now pshannon, that is a funny well-written ad, and if I had been reading the paper *many* years ago (with a different personality then :), it certainly would have caught my attention, and I would have called to find out what the heck Y2K was: too intriguing. Betcha get lotsa calls, would _hope_ you get several calls; maybe some adventures. Please keep us updated. This angle sounds really interesting!
{when your post came thru on eMail with no name, thought it might be Leo ;}

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-- Leska (allaha@earthlink.net), February 21, 1999.

I'm hurt, pshannon, how come you didn't post with your Yourdon GI friends first?? And will you settle for Y2k Ready instead? I've been thinking lately that Y2K has meant putting the relationship game on hold. It was hard enough a year ago finding someone compatible, now the field is further narrowed to someone who is also compliant! I figure there will be more GI guys available next fall, but as we all know, that doesn't leave enough time to prepare...

-- Brooks (brooksbie@hotmail.com), February 21, 1999.

Send me the ad. We are looking for a potentional son in law. We have our own seeds, livestock, lake, garden, Y2k preps, and live in a rural area. Unfortunately, not many single guys. We might be interested in importing.

-- Linda A. (adahi@muhlon.com), February 21, 1999.

Hey, Linda, can you share him with us in Cascadia? We need a security guard beginning @ 11/1/99. BTW, thanx for the back-up post on koin ;-)

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-- Leska (allaha@earthlink.net), February 21, 1999.

Must supply your own ammo.

-- Linda A. (adahi@muhlon.com), February 21, 1999.

Deal. Hopefully a security guard would already know all about that and choose his own, to suit his arms? Would we actually have to look up all the threads about guns 'n ammo and study & learn yet another subject which frightens us and we don't want to go near with a 20-foot pole? Y2K is getting too doggone complicated!

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-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), February 21, 1999.

Need a Y2K compliant "big sister?"


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), February 21, 1999.

You will definately get some answers on that one!:> Did you put it in the backwoods magazine too??? Bet you would have to fight them off!

-- Moore Dinty moore (not@thistime.com), February 21, 1999.

hmm...36 SWM huh? Wondering if I could pass my hubby to another DGI woman...and you and me could exchange pix >;-)

KIDDING FOLKS! sheesh ;-) Anyway, I'm Y2K compliant, but I come with 3 non-compliant kids ;-)

-- Chris (catsy@pond.com), February 21, 1999.

At the very least, this should be educational.

Courage, mon vieux!

-- Tom Carey (tomcarey@mindspring.com), February 21, 1999.

Women ya can't live with em and ya can't live with em! Just kidding don't let my wife see this!!! Tman

-- Tman (Tman@IBAgeek.com), February 21, 1999.

Welllll then - we'll never tell who posted it, will we?

Sir paul of the Shannon - you forgot the next line "Send photo of MRE's, garden and TP."

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.R@csaatl.com), February 21, 1999.

First date: They meet at the Army Surplus store. After 2 hours of great shopping, head back to Paul's for a candle light dinner of MRE's and Tang made with rain water filtered through a Katadyn water filter. Read favorite passages of "Timebomb 2000" by Aladin lamp. Things start to heat up. They take turns cleaning up with baby wipes and then it's off to the two man sleeping bag, etc, etc....

-- Bill (y2khippo@yahoo.com), February 21, 1999.

Hi gang,

Thanks for all the fun responses. That was definately the spirit in which I was entering into this thing!

Real quickly - Leska, I'm sure Ashton is very lucky to have such a vivacious GI girlfriend. Brooks - the ad won't appear in the paper 'til next week, so effectively, I DID post here among the Yourdanites first! Linda A, due to circumstances, I can't be exported, but IF it's a bump in the road, I'll keep your e-mail address;) Diane, I already have a Y2K compliant big sister, but can certainly enjoy another! Dinty, the "backwoods magazine" angle hadn't occurred to me. Chris, I've always thought that a little harmless flirtation was healthy for a good relationship - you seem to understand that. Tom, Merci, beaucoux! Tman, ya got that right, pal! Robert, I have to create a voicemail box for people to respond. I'll use the MRE & TP line in my greeting! Bill - That wasn't exactly the fantasy that I had in mind, but it's PERFECT!

If I get half the responses to my ad that include the level of understanding, intelligence and humor that I find on this thread, I'll be a lucky man indeed! Unfortunately, I don't expect that. Thanks!

(BTW - I'm Patrick. Yes, Patrick Shannon. A friend from Ireland said that's like being named Paddy Potato)


-- pshannon (pshannon@inch.com), February 22, 1999.

Hey! I'd snatch you in a instant - but you have to move to Texas and live amongst the hills on a lake.

Here's where you'd live:


With a cute blonde/blue 32yo Capricorn w/7yo daughter. As long as you don't have an accent.

-- Lisa (lisab@shallc.com), February 22, 1999.

Eeeek, Patrick Shannon, Ashton & I have been married a lllooooonnnngg time ;-) First love, true love, only love {after Divine}
And Ashton Gets It much better than me, plus he's had the good sense not to get quite as addicted to the 'Net, so he's gotten a lot accomplished physically with prep stuff. He works at his computer chair-bumping beside this one, and reads the threads with me, and says what to respond, but he's got his own obsession going on the other 'puter :)

We don't believe we've ever been as vivified about an ad as yours; definitely want to know "the rest of the story!" Please keep us all updated as to what type of responses you get. Bet you do wind up with some funny adventures & do meet some special fair lasses. By now surely an intelligent, studious woodsy damsel has thought through potential scenarios and is praying for a brave GI knight to seek her out. Good luck!

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-- Leska (allaha@earthlink.net), February 22, 1999.

Lisa - you're breaking my heart!

My Grandparents were from Texas, so I feel a little genetic affinity for it. They were from the Panhandle, though, NW of Ameriller. Possibly the ugliest place in the whole country. Not at all like that gorgeous lake you've got there!

Leska, I'll keep you posted. It'll probably take a while, though...

-- pshannon (pshannon@inch.com), February 22, 1999.

Lisa, love the Texas hill country. Spent about a month down in Wimberly, once. (Dont like all those snakes in the water though).

Patrick, me boyo ...

Yad be forgittin ta mention she must have a sense of humor and a gift for blarney. Useful for lights out.

Diane, with a bit of the O still creepin through the ancestral tree

-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), February 22, 1999.

Ah, Ireland and Texas... So much history...

Any of you boyos or colleens ever hear of the genesis of the term "gringo"? One story has it that the Rangers used the wonderful old Irish song "Green Grow the Rushes, O!" as one of their "regimental" songs. Folks south of the border used to hear this song waftin' on the breeze and took to calling the Rangers "Green Grows" or "gringos" (among other, less complimentary things.)

Now Mexico and Ireland - there's a tale. Carlos Murphy, Soledad O'Brien (see, there's a Y2K reference in all this!), so much to tell. Ah, but that's for another time, doncha know. Must be gettin' back to m'preps...

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.com), February 22, 1999.

Miss Lisa of the (possibly) Lakehills Hill Country - my brother is up there past the bend in the road above Medina Lake "beach" entrance - works also with the volunteer fire department. Know him and the girls?

Mother and father in law down the road a bit at San Geromino airpark. Look up and wave at the next glider you see! Yes Diane - beautiful country - and neat highway ecavations too - 150 feet down and 200 million years in the past - lots of history in them there fossils!

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.R@csaatl.com), February 22, 1999.

Green grow the gringo's eh? (That's canadianian for "hmmmmm?")

Might be. Might be. speaking of that era in Txeas, I do know that the original Castroville and Frederickburg German settlers stayed closest to water near town. Then, when "newbies" came from Germany and Alsace (-1 sp) in the next batch - the original settlers "recomended" that the new settlers move to the west - "safer" from floods and in less expensive land up higher from the creek.

Naturally, this put the new settlers further west, and just so happens also put them between the Comanches and the original settlers. So of course the Comanches, being the good, sensible folks which they were, would raid the closest houses to their camps - the new folk in the ranches furthest west! Veronica lost a great-great grandparent that way.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.R@csaatl.com), February 22, 1999.

Psssst, Leska - I got a nibble! A lurker on the forum here! Sent me an e-mail. We're getting together for coffee soon. She sounds cute, and, she's got seeds!

Shhhh...don't tell anybody! ;)

-- pshannon (pshannon@inch.com), February 22, 1999.

Hey Lisa...What's this 'no accent' part from a Texas girl? I believe that's pronounced Tehhhhhxuuuuuussss. I always loved going to Texas because everyone is very kind-Always giving you a free hearing test..."Ya hear?" Then those stories about having a small 2,000 acre spread in west Texas...then Isaw west Texas!!

Only kidding...

-- PNG (png@gol.com), February 22, 1999.

oooo, pshannon, the ghostly shy maiden behind the pixels :-)
maybe she's carefully cultivating some sprouts ... baby lentils & adzuki, for that first tender pride of gardening share :-) so cool!

-- Leska (allaha@earthlink.net), February 22, 1999.

arrghhh!!! pshannon!

"With a cute blonde/blue 32yo Capricorn w/7yo daughter. As long as you don't have an accent. "

How could you have missed this clue so badly? She's got a cool texan sense of humor too! Don't you know only the texans don't have an accent, and the rest of the country does?

You better have emailed her, or I'm going to hit you on the head with my virtual rolling pin! ;-D (Looks like she even gave her real address)

-- Cupid (catsy@pond.com), February 22, 1999.

It looks like my typing flu is slowly leaving. If it gers too bad, I'll go avay again.

I couldn't help but wish a fellow Patric(ia)k good luck in the spouse hunting game. I got very blessed very early on, so I'm not in the running ( besides, too ole).


-- Tricia the Canuck (jayles@telusplanet.net), February 23, 1999.

Jealous now.............................


-- Lisa (catfight@the.forum), February 23, 1999.


Leska! I asked you not to tell anyone! Although, maybe it was Cupid who spilled the beans...

-- pshannon (pshannon@inch.com), February 23, 1999.

Welllll - if he doesn't care of his stored food any better than that.....spilling the beans doesn't bode well. Miss Lisa - have a cold one for me next time you get a chance to do the Schotishe or Cotton-Eyed Joe.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.R@csaatl.com), February 23, 1999.

Robert, don't need an excuse to have a cold one for ya!

(do do do do, de do, DO! -and- whachu say? BS!!!!)

Medina Lake is exquisite, 'bout an hour away from me but is similar to mine: and engineered reservoir with limestone river bed - so the water is extraordinarily clear.

Oh well, I suppose the best woman won... may as well be a good loser.

-- Lisa (lisa@work.again), February 23, 1999.

Hey Patrick - now I'm getting jealous, I'm single too!

Lisa, we don't want no pictures of a lake, we want pictures of a cute blonde 32 yr old :)

"Psssst, Leska - I got a nibble! A lurker on the forum here! Sent me an e-mail. We're getting together for coffee soon. She sounds cute, and, she's got seeds!"

Ya know, the sexiest female voice I EVER heard was my ex-Boss in California - she used to drive guys crazy with her fliratious and sexy manner and dulcet breathy tones. She weighed about 325 lbs and would eat you alive. She could outdrink six paddies at the bar, hence the voice... :)

I've got you worried now haven't I... :)

We want a full debriefing Patrick, you do know that don't you ;)



-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), February 23, 1999.

Pshannon, my little leprechaun, cant get a date can you? Does that tell you something?

-- Lucy (interested@myhome.com), February 23, 1999.

What should that tell us Lucy, that pshannon the cute leprechaun doesn't date trolls?

-- Chris (catsy@pond.com), February 23, 1999.

AWOL for two days... you OK?

-- Lisa (come@in.pshannon!), February 26, 1999.

Hi gang,

Anyone still interested in this thread?

If so, I did get together with the lurker that sent me an e-mail. (She's probably reading this...)

Andy - sorry pal, I hate to tell ya this, but she's one of the most incredibly sexiest women I've ever met. One of the most important things that makes this true, is the level of depth of her understanding of Y2K, and the world in general. We've discussed things such as individual's "mystical connection to the universe," the roles of women and men in society and how they may change if TSHTF, the qualities that people may have that allows them to see what's going on and the sad fact that those qualities seem to be lacking in society in general. Stuff along those lines. I once had a girlfriend who wrote an article for a magazine called "Intelligence is the Ultimate Aphrodisiac." I've always believed that was true. Of course, a beautiful blonde face and what appears to be the body of an exotic dancer ( kinda hard to tell through jeans and sweaters ;) are certainly icing on the cake, if things were to move beyond the friendship stage. (that is, after all, clearly one of the things I'm looking for. She is too) But hey, no expectations, ya know? And we both felt that it's certainly invaluable to talk to someone about something and be able to look into their eyes and know that they understand what you're talking about.

I won't be specific, but the level of preps that this women has done certainly makes me feel like an amateur. Whole hog. She's one of the folks who expects, well basically, the scenario of 10 years to get through it. And, she's shy, so I don't think she's ever posted anything here. Probably a lot of folks like that.

I got one other response from someone who thought I was joking. "Oh, you mean your serious about all this? I thought maybe you'd come up with a new pick-up line, and I thought it was funny..." That's more along the lines of what I'd expected...

-- pshannon (pshannon@inch.com), March 01, 1999.

pshannon, you mean you actually ran the ad? And didn't get any serious responses? That's a sad state of the weeple index ;-(

So the ideal peppy prepper has been right before your screen nose this whole time LOL! That's often the way it is. What's really weird is, when we meet somebody really in the Y2K Know, they invariably lurk on this Forum.

Congratulations, both of you, on your preparations and your fortuitious meeting. Naturally, we want to hear much more ... :-)
Hope this turns out to be a long-running thread ;-D

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-- Leska (allaha@earthlink.net), March 01, 1999.

Aye, rub it in, p.

-- Lisa (lisa@work.@@@), March 01, 1999.

Welllllll, Lisa @ work, if there were more Lisa's @ play, maybe more people would be able to call and not get an answering machine. 8<)

Then again, I kinda like people who like what they're doing and are doing it well.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.R@csaatl.com), March 01, 1999.

pshannon, that's so awesome, I hope for the 2 of you that it works out ! :-) So, she's a shy, well prepared GI lurker we didn't know about eh? I wonder how many of them are really out here lurking ;-) *waves to pshannon's lurker and all the others*

Aww lisa, I feel for you. Don't give up hopes, I'm sure there's other pshannon-type catches lurking or even active posters, maybe you should start your own ;-) (or lets keep this one going eh? ;-))

-- Chris (catsy@pond.com), March 01, 1999.

We had a fellow who worked for us who met his true love on-line. Actually, we lost him that way; he moved across the nation to be with her.

It's not surprising that you might meet The One this way, especially since a relationship that starts with substance and connections built upon kindred philosophies is already ahead of the game.

Good Luck.

-- Sara Nealy (keithn@ptd.net), March 01, 1999.

pshannon -

Blessings on the both of yez, boyo, and what a novel way to publish a love letter: post to the forum that ye know she's lurkin' in! Clever lad!

'Tis a lovely forum we have here, is it not? Despite all the bad news and the increasing likelihood of very serious troubles ahead, life (and live) goes on, and this thread is a wonderful confirmation of that. Thanks for the reminder, pshannon, and good luck to ye both!

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.com), March 01, 1999.

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