I Can't Find IT!!!!

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I Can't Find IT!!!!

Post by EGAZ » Sun May 01, 2016 9:05 am

.... But I know I have it....... somewhere...... ????

Ever be doing something, or planning for something ( :wink: ) and say, " I need to dig that [....enter your thing here....] out of the closet, garage, storage locker, trunk of the car, under the sofa or out of the dog house, but not be able to find it? You can remember the last time you used it. And maybe even find a part, piece or container that goes with it.

But you CAN'T FIND THAT ONE THING YOU ARE LOOKING FOR!!! ANYWHERE! And you have torn everything apart looking for it.

In my case right now its my mono-pod. Its old but in good shape and a cheap one only costs $20 on Amazon. I don't need it right this second but I know if I buy a replacement when I do need to use it. It will suddenly appear, poof!! Usually right where I looked eighteen times already. :| But honestly, it's not there right now......
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Re: I Can't Find IT!!!!

Post by ZigZag » Sun May 01, 2016 10:04 am

That's why I have 2-3 of so many things!!! As soon as I replace something, I find it. Its a conspiracy. :)
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Re: I Can't Find IT!!!!

Post by EGAZ » Sun May 01, 2016 12:26 pm

Exactly.....
2nd time better than the first. And the first was pretty Freakin' Great!
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Re: I Can't Find IT!!!!

Post by Elderberry » Sun May 01, 2016 12:31 pm

Just wait until you're my age. :( :shock: :evil:
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Post by Thecatman » Sun May 01, 2016 5:45 pm

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Re: I Can't Find IT!!!!

Post by lucky420 » Sun May 01, 2016 6:36 pm

Ha! ^^
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: I Can't Find IT!!!!

Post by trilobyte » Mon May 02, 2016 6:21 pm

I know the feeling. My gf and I try to limit the stuff that falls into a black hole as much as we can. Most of our studio space is a pretty modular setup, with stuff organized in various bins/boxes by project type (and the same for our off-site storage. But in those times where something doesn't get put back where it belongs, we either consciously putting things into a more open or obvious place when we set them down (like in the middle of a workbench or the artspace island), or we say it out loud to the other person what and why we're leaving in a weird spot. I probably would have lost the digital calipers a dozen times in the last week if I hadn't told her where I was leaving them.

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Re: I Can't Find IT!!!!

Post by EGAZ » Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:07 pm

So I waited to buy a replacement [enter 'thing' here] to the last minute thinking it would show up. Nope! No show. So on my last Jungle order I added it to the list. It arrives with everything else, I unpack it and place it with other items to be loaded. Fast forward a week when I am going through the clothing in the RMC what do I find hanging on a hanger under coat?

That THING!!! THE MOTHER EFFIN THING!!!! :evil:

I'm not sure if this is good Karma or bad, but isn't always how it goes?? LOL :P :mrgreen:
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Re: I Can't Find IT!!!!

Post by Canoe » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:01 pm

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Re: I Can't Find IT!!!!

Post by Ratty » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:16 pm

So today I'm leaving the house and complain to my husband that a whole bunch of stuff for my pack has gone missing. I've packed almost everything and didn't run across any of it. As I'm talking my gaze falls on the mannequin in the front room. She's wearing my Yoda backpack. That Bitch. She has all of my stuff. My compass, chapstick holder, retractable sharpie and everything else. I'll have to watch her.
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Re: I Can't Find IT!!!!

Post by C.f.M. » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:21 pm

I have this disease. For two weeks, at least, I've been looking for the key to my bike lock. I KNOW I've seen it, I see it all the time but it's nowhere in my camping stuff, bike stuff, junk drawers....it was hanging on my fridge. Where I walk by it multiple times a day.

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Re: I Can't Find IT!!!!

Post by Ratty » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:26 pm

I went to buy a set of locks that wouldn't fill up with dust. I balked at that $30 for 2 or 3 keyed alike. So instead I grabbed a can of 'air' off the computer table and a can of silicone spray from under the sink.
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Post by TT120 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:18 pm

I can't find my boonie hat. WTF????
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Re: I Can't Find IT!!!!

Post by EGAZ » Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:05 pm

...can of 'air' ..... and a can of silicone spray......
I did the same this morning. The bike got a liberal dose of silicone spray.

Ball shaving next week.... :P
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Re: I Can't Find IT!!!!

Post by BBadger » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:49 pm

What aerosol will you mistakenly use for the ball shaving though?
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Re: I Can't Find IT!!!!

Post by Hoverdave » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:23 pm

eldergeekaz wrote: Ball shaving next week.... :P
Got waxed this morning! Should be all healed up by next week.

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Re: I Can't Find IT!!!!

Post by Perpetual Burn » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:10 am

I can't find my blast off baggie... :?

Oh well, gotta go see the Chemist this week anyway. :wink:
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Re: I Can't Find IT!!!!

Post by AntiM » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:33 am

I lost it so long ago I don't even know what it is anymore.

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Re: I Can't Find IT!!!!

Post by Ratty » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:16 pm

OK. I give up. Where are the threads like 6 o'clock neighborhood, 3 o'clock etc...Oh, I just heard that hushville and kidsville have switched places. I'm right between them but across the street.
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Re: I Can't Find IT!!!!

Post by Savannah » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:53 pm

I can't find my bike lock's key . . . :evil:
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Post by trilobyte » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:54 pm

We did not do neighborhood threads this year. The burnermap FB app (one of the few things you can do on FB with no data mining) and the unofficial BRC map (which has shitloads of data mining, as it's using google map tech) should be able to sort you out. On BurnerMap, once you're logged in click on the 'show all camps' tab - that won't show you anyone's name (because it respects privacy), but it will show camp names and addresses. You can sort by address, or sort by camp name.

Bike lock key - check your utility belt/playa belt, that's where I found mine :D

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Re: I Can't Find IT!!!!

Post by Savannah » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:43 pm

trilobyte wrote:We did not do neighborhood threads this year. The burnermap FB app (one of the few things you can do on FB with no data mining) and the unofficial BRC map (which has shitloads of data mining, as it's using google map tech) should be able to sort you out. On BurnerMap, once you're logged in click on the 'show all camps' tab - that won't show you anyone's name (because it respects privacy), but it will show camp names and addresses. You can sort by address, or sort by camp name.

Bike lock key - check your utility belt/playa belt, that's where I found mine :D
Haha! :lol:

That implies I know where my playa belt is!

I have some theories for both, thank goodness.

This might be the year where I spring for a storage space, so I can lay all of this stuff out like a human.
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