Friday, May 16, 2008

Overheard in the hallway...

Alpha Geekette RobertaX (heading out the door to the Hamvention): "Now to go mingle with the normals..."

Me: "How the ^%&* are you going to do that at a Ham convention?"

11 comments:

homebru said...

Well, the easiest way is to turn to the person next to you and ask "Did you hear who was on the low end of twenty last night?"

Or maybe "Do you happen to know what yesterday's sunspot count was?"

Boyd said...

It's bad enough at a local hamfest. I can't even imagine the geek factor at the Hamvention.

Some of our fellow hams are just...strange.

The Duck said...

Odds are on she will be around "Normal" people when she gets to Louisville

Anonymous said...

One day, I'll make it to Dayton. Unfortunately, it falls on the same weekend as the MS150 bike ride (I'm doing the 100/40 option this year). Oh well, maybe next year...

I'm looking forward to my club's hamfest next month. I'm the "hamfest chairman" (woo, looky at my title) and this is shaping up to be a good one.

Chris/KI4POT

Zendo Deb said...

Hay, Hams are just like everyone else, just with more means of communication.

Actually if you ever live in an area prone to disasters - like hurricanes - you would notice that a lot of Hams are more regular than not. Without radio, there would be no communication after an event like Katrina.

OA said...

I must not be geek enough. First thing I thought of was Memphis in May.

Anonymous said...

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BobG said...

When I was growing up, ham radio was sort of like the internet is now, except hams in general were a helluva lot smarter than most of the people on the web. Not too many of the old brass-pounders left.

Turk Turon said...

There's a great gag from the Simpsons: Dr. Hibbert explains that Bart is actually half of a Siamese twin. The other half, the evil twin, Otto, has just escaped. Otto must be captured before there is a terrible tragedy. Homer says, "OK, we'll split up and search every place in town. Try to think: where would a sick, twisted loner try to hide?"
Lisa pipes up, "I'll take the Radio Shacks!"

Turk Turon
(Licensed since 1966, currently Amateur Extra Class)

Anonymous said...

WA1***
Originally licensed in MA, currently residing in NH.

Mmmm… Geekatude…

(word verif: wigban- got something against baldies?)

TallTim said...

The geek factor is already fairly high here in Dayton, but we always have room for more pocket protectors.