Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Geo-humor

While preparing for our MN trip, I came across a hilarious series, Geocachers Anonymous, a 12 step program (series) by zoejam72. We go right through zoejam's hometown on our way to the cabin and back. My grandparents made Bridgemans' (no longer there) a landmark lunch stop. I think they they mostly liked the hard-pack milkshakes. That was a treat for them.

Although zoejam gave me permission to make a copycat series for Iowa, I decided that I am not up to maintaining my original idea with the timing and spacing that I originally envisioned. I am sharing the program here in case any fellow IGO members would like to take the idea. Enjoy the read.

Do your friends and co-workers think you have a problem?
Does your family think you are wasting your time?
Do you look for new caches in your area everyday?
Are your monthly and yearly goals for yourself all cache related?
Do you have to wait until everyone at your house goes to bed before you can sneak out to go caching?

THEN YOU HAVE A PROBLEM!!!!
We can help, just follow this simple 12-step program

THE TWELVE STEPS OF GEOCACHERS ANONYMOUS
1-WE ADMIT WE ARE POWERLESS OVER CACHING-THAT OUR LIVES HAVE BECOME
UNMANAGEABLE
2-COME TO BELIEVE THAT A POWER (OUR GPS) GREATER THAN OURSELVES CAN
RESTORE OUR SANITY
3-MAKE A DECISION TO TURN OUR WILL AND LIVES OVER TO GC.COM
4-MAKE A FEARLESS AND SEARCHING INVENTORY OF GROUND ZERO
5-ADMIT TO GC.COM, CACHE OWNERS AND OURSELVES WHEN WE CAN NOT FIND IT
6-WE ARE ENTIRELY READY TO HAVE GC.COM HELP US RETRIEVE INFORMATION
ON NEW CACHES
7-HUMBLY ADMIT ALL OUR SHORTCUTS
8-MAKE A LIST OF ALL CACHES WE DNF'ED
9-MAKE AMENDS BY SEARCHING FOR THOSE CACHES AGAIN
10-CONTINUE TO MAKE AN INVENTORY OF NEW CACHES IN YOUR AREA AND PROMPTLY GO FIND THEM
11-SEEK THROUGH THE POWER OF TECHNOLOGY OUR CONTACTS WITH GC.COM
PRAYING (AND SOMETIMES CUSSING) FOR THE KNOWLEDGE WE SEEK TO CARRY
OUT OUR MISSION
12-HAVING HAD A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING, CONTINUE TO PRACTICE THESE
STEPS AND TRY TO CARRY THESE MESSAGES TO GEOCACHERS WE MEET AS WELL
AS GETTING OTHERS STARTED DOWN THE ROAD TO ADDICTION.

OUR GOAL IS TO HELP YOU SO BRING YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WITH TO COMPLETE THIS 12 STEP PROGRAM BECAUSE PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM THE SAME ADDICTION AS YOU ARE LESS LIKELY TO COMPLAIN ABOUT YOUR "PROBLEMS"

THIS IS ONE OF 12 STEPS (CACHES) THAT YOU MUST COMPLETE TO GET THE "PROGRAM" (BONUS) CACHE. IN EACH LOG BOOK THERE IS A LETTER EQUAL TO A NUMBER THAT MUST BE PUT IN IT'S PLACE TO GET THE COORDS FOR THE "PROGRAM" YOU MUST LOG A FIND ON EACH STEP IN ORDER TO CLAIM A FIND ON THE PROGRAM.

1 comment:

Heather said...

I hope u won't need rehab. LOL. :) I'll letcha know about working out together. That would be fun. Thanks for the offer!