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    Ooooh, now that does sound interesting! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] I'm curious about the 10 foot tall part...
    Glad you're still here. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    I have recently found a Drosera sp., Penguicula sp., a Saracenia sp., and only yesterday a Nepenthes sp. These all came in little plastic cups at Lowe's with princely sums. I just tried repotting them into something appropriate this afternoon. My plant fever fueled, I have been methodically checking the internet this pm to try to find more affordable insectivorous plant sources, when I stumbled onto TerraForums and my attention was drawn to your post. It is 9:47 on Tuesday, June 29. I hope I have a chance at acquiring something I not doubt can't get at Lowe's, now or ever.

    I have twice had to disperse my entire plant collections-- strong on bromeliads, orchids, ferns, cycads, and anything else that I could acquire--when I moved to and then left Puerto Rico. Since then, I have retrained to begin a teaching career in secondary-level Spanish, and am only now in a position to again begin acquiring more plants. I am moving soon out of my apartment in the big city and returning to my rural routes in S.E. Kansas, where I plan to have a greenhouse soon. I can hardly wait! Trained as a botanist and plant taxonomist, I want one of everything: my own version of Noah's Arc, I guess. I tend to expand my interests by genera or entire families at a time. In addition to my life-long horticultural interest, I also have interest in aviculture and other animal husbandry.

    Most embarrassing moment? Well, I, too, had a diving incident in a pool where I was teaching a class of pre-teens how to dive off the board, only to have my suit swept down (actually up) to my knees when I dove in. Luckily, the water was particularly murky that day, and--suit quickly pulled into position--the students showed no sign of having viewed a full moon at the bottom of the pool.

    Another swimming teaching experience was a class of women, several of whom were international student wives with limited English. After having spent three weeks diligently doing my utmost to instruct the class, on the last day--in the presence of most of my co-workers and boss--a particularly attractive young Brazilian woman stopped by to thank me for my "passions". I'm pretty sure she meant to say "patience", but by then the damage had been done because my co-workers had already begun exchanging startled glances and formulating their soon-to-be-expressed remarks.

    I hope this is good enough to add a 5th insectivorous plant to my collection. Here's hoping!!

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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] thats too much oneofeverythingbotanist!

    WOOHOO he deserves that plant![img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    LOL, pool stories are the best of ALL!
    I thought you people where \"Plant Geeks\", Look at me Now...

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    Especially when someone acts unconsious so a hot lifeguard comes to his rescue, then while shes giving the kid artificial respirasion he kisses her! (Like from the movie the sandlot)

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    Yeah! That scene is priceless! I can still remember it even after not seeing for like, what 6 years almost? Kinda forgot what everyone looked like though.
    1 Nxventrata

    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    Good ol' Squint! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] (Wasn't that the kids name?)

    YOU'RE KILLING ME SMALLS!

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    Pools , schmools. The "passions" story was much better, IMHO, lol! I think it will be hard to knock him out of the running for a plant, especially since he only has four cps.

    Cheers,

    Joe

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