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Hi, all (especially if I haven't met you yet)!


My name is Anna, and I am an INTP.









That's all I've got. :D









More seriously, I've been lurking on this forum for something around a week now, reading through topics and similar things. I decided to join when I saw a discussion that I simply couldn't keep myself from speaking in. I'm an early high school graduate, possibly interning with a law office this year before attending college in the fall of 2014, where I plan on majoring in Philosophy and Pre-Law. I'm actually quite good at singing also, but I couldn't bear the spotlight long enough to be a performer, I'm sure. :rolleyes:

I've been raised by farmers, so anyone who happens to need advice concerning chickens, cows, horses, etc., give me a head's up... I'm sure I can find someone who knows. :confused:

It's nice to meet you all.
- Anna
 

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Haha. WELCOME. Nice having you.
What's your impression of me?
 
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I've been raised by farmers, so anyone who happens to need advice concerning chickens, cows, horses, etc., give me a head's up... I'm sure I can find someone who knows. :confused:
I can't relate to the law or the singing, but the farming! Oh the farming...

Oh and uh... hi. :D
 
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Hey!

I grew up in rural PA. Cows and corn and piglets, oh my.... :pigs:

hi Anna. Welcome! :)
Hehe... Nice. Religious-rural or ghetto-rural? I got the latter.
 
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Welcome! I like your name. :)

Also, Doc is totally a ghetto farmer. Gold chains and overalls actually mesh better than you would think.
 

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Thanks for the big welcome, everyone. :)

Haha. WELCOME. Nice having you.
What's your impression of me?
You remind me of my best friend, who is also an INFP, coincidentally. :D

To address you all, I grew up in rural West Virginia, which is definitely a part of the religious-rural area. Except for some complete weirdos who wear funky hats and go around interspersing their language with random words that I'm certain aren't even in the dictionary. :confused: I think they'd fall into the ghetto-rural category, but they generally get picked on by the religious-rural folks until they join the FFA, haha.
 
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Except for some complete weirdos who wear funky hats and go around interspersing their language with random words that I'm certain aren't even in the dictionary. :confused:

I think they'd fall into the ghetto-rural category, but they generally get picked on by the religious-rural folks until they join the FFA, haha.
A local yokel? Aw, I mean it wasn't long ago that we warshed our clothes in the crick behind the springhouse after sangin this time-a-year. :D

I think the hallmark of the ghetto-rural category is the multipurpose junkyard/pasture, or the occasional junkyard/graveyard/pasture. "Where's cow #92?" "Between the old Ford and the broke-down harrow last I saw her." Appalachia at its finest. :D
 

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Welcome AnnaC, I see that you have some experience with weird people so I guess you'll like it here :D
 

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A local yokel? Aw, I mean it wasn't long ago that we warshed our clothes in the crick behind the springhouse after sangin this time-a-year. :D

I think the hallmark of the ghetto-rural category is the multipurpose junkyard/pasture, or the occasional junkyard/graveyard/pasture. "Where's cow #92?" "Between the old Ford and the broke-down harrow last I saw her." Appalachia at its finest. :D
Our cow has actually never gotten into our graveyard. :D This time of year, we're hanging our clothes out to sundry on the line. We've progressed past washing our clothes in the creek, except when the power is out for two weeks at a time, usually at least once a year.

Pyropyro, I have lots of experience with weird people, being one of them myself. Or at least that's what my family tells me. It's not every person in this neck of the woods who traverses mountainsides while reading Plato. I've been labelled a mad genius since birth. I honestly have no clue how that happened, either, lol.

And SpaceYeti, it does suck sometimes, not even kidding. Especially as I'm afraid of wasps and chickens, and the nearest city is nearly an hour's drive away. Makes for a very boring life. The forests and deer are fine, but my dad shoots them, which I refuse to do because I'm still trying to decide whether or not animals have souls. :confused:

Eh. No wonder my family thinks I'm weird. :D
 
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It's not every person in this neck of the woods who traverses mountainsides while reading Plato.
Just the interesting ones :)

That's the best introit image, I can't help but like you now.
 

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Just the interesting ones :)

That's the best introit image, I can't help but like you now.
Thank you. Only, don't imagine watching someone tripping over stones and spontaneously sprinting to avoid wasps, eh? :D

I don't see no image nowhere? :confused:
A mental image of some sort, perhaps? :confused:
 

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Hehe... Nice. Religious-rural or ghetto-rural? I got the latter.
Kind of both, I think.... Sigh.

You could label the area as Pennsyltucky (part of the mini Bible-belt of the north), and we managed to be middle class just living off my mom's nursing salary in the nearby closest city (Hagerstown, MD).

Few people went to college, most stayed local, and going to a two-year school was considered a step up. We lost about 25% of my class in 6-12th grade from either dropouts or pregnancy. With my 25th class reunion, the huge majority of people were still living and raising their kids in that same area.

For point of reference, I kind of freaked while watching "Winter's Bone." I can't say my area was quite THAT bad, but much of the scenery looked very familiar to me, and probably the worst, most remote parts of where I lived were reminiscent of that movie. It's just that we could still get to civilization by driving about 20 minutes away into Maryland, so you still get some influx of influence rather than being completely isolated and self-contained culturally.

The negative is lack of exposure to myriad ideas and information, which drove me nuts (as I wanted to learn). The positive is that my best memories of childhood involve wandering through the countrysides and fields by myself, exploring. I can't handle living there, but I miss it when I'm away too long.

To address you all, I grew up in rural West Virginia, which is definitely a part of the religious-rural area. Except for some complete weirdos who wear funky hats and go around interspersing their language with random words that I'm certain aren't even in the dictionary. :confused:
At least your area was creative, then. The only funky hats in my area were the bonnets for the Church of the Brethren members. And the Mennonite straw hats.
 

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Heeeeeey I'm from Australia and as I'm writing this I'm so drunk I can barely move.

That's normal for us btw, nothing to worry about.
In fact it makes me a better writer for reasons I've yet to understand.

We've progressed past washing our clothes in the creek, except when the power is out for two weeks at a time, usually at least once a year.
So long as the sun shines and the wind blows the power is never out.
Is your creek the flowing kind?
 
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I am actually thinking of raising some chickens as part of school project. I will let you know if I need help.

Welcome to the forum.

SW
 

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Kind of both, I think.... Sigh.

You could label the area as Pennsyltucky (part of the mini Bible-belt of the north), and we managed to be middle class just living off my mom's nursing salary in the nearby closest city (Hagerstown, MD).
I lived in Doylestown for what, five or six years as I was growing up. We moved around a bit. I have good memories of the state at least, I liked walking in the woods, except for the skunkweed.
 

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I lived in Doylestown for what, five or six years as I was growing up. We moved around a bit. I have good memories of the state at least, I liked walking in the woods, except for the skunkweed.
What, over in Bucks County?

I think I've been through there a few times on my way to New Hope/Lambertsville...

It seemed to be a nice area. At least there's some townage amid nature, as opposed to the northern central part of the state where there's just nothing at all.
 

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Heeeeeey I'm from Australia and as I'm writing this I'm so drunk I can barely move.

That's normal for us btw, nothing to worry about.
In fact it makes me a better writer for reasons I've yet to understand.


So long as the sun shines and the wind blows the power is never out.
Is your creek the flowing kind?

I've seen too many of my kin die from years of drinking to favor it much myself, haha.

Yes, my creek is the type which flows, and I'm glad of it; stagnant water isn't exactly a nice smell. When we need to rinse clothes and the power is out, we draw water from the stream and heat it, then rinse our clothes in it.

Our power is out quite a bit, considering there are trees growing on all sides of the lines, and if one tumbles or someone happens to run out of a curve and into a power pole, we're without it for at least three days. Not exactly fun, but oh well. :rolleyes:

I am actually thinking of raising some chickens as part of school project. I will let you know if I need help.

Welcome to the forum.

SW
Thanks! My grandma actually raised some bantam chicks about a month ago. One hen has an irritating habit of flying at my face every time I meet her, and has even chased me up a hillside before while I was jogging. I don't recommend bantams; the larger ones are usually more docile.
 
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Thanks! My grandma actually raised some bantam chicks about a month ago. One hen has an irritating habit of flying at my face every time I meet her, and has even chased me up a hillside before while I was jogging. I don't recommend bantams; the larger ones are usually more docile.
You're totally taking the wrong approach. You should befriend your flock of mini velociraptors and together peck your enemies to death! :adamemote1: :storks: :adamemote1:

We have a broody bantam who hatches anything you put under her, including turkey eggs. :eek:
 

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You're totally taking the wrong approach. You should befriend your flock of mini velociraptors and together peck your enemies to death! :adamemote1: :storks: :adamemote1:

We have a broody bantam who hatches anything you put under her, including turkey eggs. :eek:
Bantams are good setting hens. They only despise me, and love my enemies. I've tried to feed her grass, worms, feed, and everything else. She puffs herself up and squawks at me. :phear:

That's when I start high-stepping it, as the saying goes. :D
 

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Welcome to the forum, Anna.

Birds rock :king-twitter:
 

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Thanks, and that they do! Especially blue ones; they're flashy. :D
 
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