Many years ago I received a gift of a rock that had the word UNLESS engraved onto it. Although the friend who gave me the rock has passed, I will never forget her and to this day the rock is out there for me to remind myself that I need to do my best.UNLESS someone like you
cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better.
_______________[img]https://geocities.com/d_m_g_s/emoticons/laugh4.gif[/img]Shaggy wrote:I'm just a hairy old guy...
And here I thought you'd named yourself after your grandpa or something. "Opa" is a familiar term for "Grandpa" in German... so that's where I got the idea.opabinia51 wrote:Paleontology is a hobby of mine both as an extracurricular subject and as an academic subject and opabinia is an extinct marine invertebrate from the Cambrian Explosion 543 million years ago.
It is part of one of the many phyla that went extinct after the Cambrian period. It's really cool, it had 3 eyes, a tubular shaped body with spicules protruding from it.
I was suppose to be 'Oma', but my 1st grandchildren (twins) somehow made it into 'Noma' and that's what I've happily been ever since.Grey wrote:"Opa" is a familiar term for "Grandpa" in German... so that's where I got the idea.
No I'm definitely not a snake lover. I in fact have cats. I want to get a dog one day. My wifey is a cat maniac and doesn't care for dogs too much....so it's an uphill push to get a dog.opabinia51 wrote:Neat, I figured that you raised snakes like a friend of mine.
Hey Grey, no problem; I shorten peoples pseudonyms all the time. Just remember that my age is well below that of a grandfather. Heck, I don't even have any kids. I am an uncle though