Sounds like you failed at the hobby a couple of times before you got it right. THATS ok everyone has to learn in there hobbyI use to have a hobby of getting married ! Now with wife #3, she has convinced me that perhaps I should find something else to occupy my time. So, I took up pigeons. But, if you think about it, getting married and then divorced, can be a pretty expensive "hobby", and if you think about it, not really all that much fun.
Well....would any of these whites happen to be going to say the Flamingo International Challenge ? You might be a good enough fancier, that you could get a barn pigeon to win a race in your club. How about sending one of those whites to the Flamingo and then if you win the 350 mile event, I will buy you a steak dinner to help you celebrate. I will send some color, any color, other then white, if my non-white bird passes your white bird on the way home from the 350, then you buy me the steak dinner. (Gift certificates will work up here) At any rate, you keep thinking BIG !! Manybe someday your dream will come true !!Look on the bright side Warren, you wern't on the "Widdowhood system"! :0 As far as the origial question, how can you put a price on happiness? You have to decide if they make you happy and what that is worth to you. As far as me, I'm having more fun than a pig in mud! I will REALLY be having fun when one of my Whites proves his worth to a certain someone this year. LOL Jim
Remind me never to play cards with you ! I thought perhaps I was being just a bit to slick. I was thinking perhaps that you would be biting at the bit so bad, that you would jump and say OK with my. ....(slightly ) unfair challenge. You are on my man !!! You will need to pick the band number early, you can't wait until training. I might be giving you too much of a handicap, but we shall see.Wait I have to WIN it with a white to eat steak, but you just have to come in before mine. Are you really saying that my bird has to beat every bird entered and yours just needs to beat one, mine? Hardly seems fair from a man that is convinced whites are no good. You sure you don't want mine to fly it backwards to whole way as well? At those odds you'd be lucky to get a snack at Taco Bell out of me. LOL Let me tell you my idea of fair. First off all I only have three birds in white or mostly white 95%+ that will be ready to send before the entry deadline but I can send one to the Flamingo. Since you got to pick the bird you challenge I should get to pick one bird from the ones you enter at random. Then which ever bird does better at the 350 wins steak. 400 would suit me better but 350 is good. How does that sound? If I really need to win the whole thing with a white, I think you should buy steak for me and Dennis Kuhn, plus you have to take your wife out on the town in style in my whites honor. LOL Jim
You are getting ahead of yourself. Take a deep breath. I know the opportunity to outdo a two time Flamingo Winner must have you near peeing your pants....but please consult the Flamingo Rules....and by the way, are your white crows down there yet ?Warren I just tried to look up your entries in the Flamingo, you do know you have to enter birds to race don't you? Jim
First of all, I do have a very healthy dose of self confidence, doesn't matter what the game or task at hand, perhaps like the champion boxer Muhammad Ali, people mistook his self confidence as being "cocky" or some might say arrogance. So, I guess I do sort of ask for it. It is my way of keeping myself focused on the task at hand.......On a different note. Warren, why do so many "challenge" you? Is it your bubbly personality, or just the normal competitor in us all, to challenge someone considered slightly "above" us in whatever endeavor?
I'm guessing the latter. But it just MIGHT be the bubbly thing.
Personally I wouldn't mind kicking your butt on a race or two (that goes for anyone and everyone else here too). But it ain't "personal". Just the competitor in me.