Visiting Todd Gearhart

johns

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Saturday a friend of mine<well, two friends, counting the one I made> had the opportunity to visit Todd Gearhart's place of business, which is about an hour or so away from Radford..


Chip Reeves came by at 10:30ish, I gave him a mag that I had borrowed< about 5 months ago:} >, we picked up a biology professor, and away we noodled into the wild blue yonder, zoom-zoom- zoom=D , in his Nissan Pathfinder.

Anyhoo, we were driving along, and there we were, in a secret, undisclosed location which shall not pass my lips, for Chip and my new-found friend, the biology professor,<I forgot to tell you that Chip's a master of Brazilian Ju-Jitsu, and several other, arcane, and secretive styles> had sworn me to secrecy, saying that if I EVER divulged the whereabouts of Todd, they'd promptly hunt me down and snap my neck like the scrawny thing it was.:8o
I said," Darn, you guys need to take a chill pill,"or something to that effect, and they just stared at me, almost hatefully, with much malignance in their beady lil' eyes. Furtive.:}

But I digress from my original intent of the story, which was to tell you good readers HOW MUCH UNGODLY FREAKIN' SHIZNIT Todd has in his current stock, and how ultra-knowledgeable he is about his stock.

That guy is the MAN. Want Solifugids?Todd's got em. Centipedes?
Tarantulas? Plan to the man, word to the mutha. Beetles? Books?Barbells?

I'm tempted to list everything from A-Z that Mr. G. has read about, experienced,or has in stock, but that would take almost halkf the night, for Pete's sake, and I'm kinda tired, so... suffice it to say that he was beyond question or query in his attitude and comprehension of all things invertebrate.

I reckon Todd didn't think I was paying too much attention to him, for worry that I was going to get my neck crisply snapped by Sifu Chip and ther evil biology professor;) , but trust me, I were.

I can even tell you his secret..<door breaks down, muffled cries.... sound of neck promptly and oh-so judiciously snapping>:}
 
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Graf

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OK.....so I'm behind the times, but is TG not in Florida, anymore? His website indicates he is, but his profile says Virginia?

....and what about some details of the conversation/experience so we can all live vicariously through you????

Kelly O
 

Code Monkey

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Do fill in some details. If Gearhart is in Virginia, then I see a roadtrip coming for my birthday.
 

sandanspidey

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You are right about one thing Todd is very knowledgeable and book smart. Sounds like he has made it back to the home land of mom and dad. Well Todd hope all is well and you find peace in life.
Doug Wheeler
Naples Florida.
(Oh no I just gave out my location)
life is short enjoy it
 

jwb121377

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Funny story. I also would find it of interst if he was in the Va area as I too have a B-day coming up.:) If he is then maybe he will come to Richmond show in Oct.;)
 

johns

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I hate to burst your bubble, but unless his plans have changed, Todd's moving back to Florida this weekend.

Doug, be prepared for a surprise visit from an evil biology professor, and Chip< to have that neck snapped>;)

Kelly O, my memory doesn't work the same as yours, and while I'm able to know how, where, and the intimate details of my visit with Todd, I have substantial problems sequencing information, etc.
 

sandanspidey

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Originally posted by johns
I hate to burst your bubble, but unless his plans have changed, Todd's moving back to Florida this weekend.

Doug, be prepared for a surprise visit from an evil biology professor, and Chip< to have that neck snapped>;)

Kelly O, my memory doesn't work the same as yours, and while I'm able to know how, where, and the intimate details of my visit with Todd, I have substantial problems sequencing information, etc.
Guess that was a short move huh. No bubble busted here I wish the guy the best always have. I have no hard feelings against him. My parents live in Roanoke VA. thought I could say hi when I was up but if he is moving back guess not.

As far as neck snapped we shall see. I am a 3rd degree black belt also with 16 years of training. So sounds like fun. I will be up by cocco beach deer hunting in the woods this weekend so maybe later.
Doug
Hi evil biology teacher my name is Doug Wheeler whats yours?
Always nice to introduce yourself. I also have been training in the samuria sword it is fun also. So what styles have you trained in?
Talk to ya later
 

Garrick

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Doug,

No deer here on beachside. Please come get the ones west of 95 in Palm Bay that ate my girlfriend's flowers that I planted for her, though ;)

-Garrick
 

sandanspidey

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Originally posted by Garrick
Doug,

No deer here on beachside. Please come get the ones west of 95 in Palm Bay that ate my girlfriend's flowers that I planted for her, though ;)

-Garrick
Yeh we hunting west side. And deer can eat some flowers, everyone thinks they are so cute till they destroy the garden. I only hunt what we will eat though. Are you still getting alot of rain up there?
Doug
 

xenesthis

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Florida always

Fellow hobbyists:

I've been visiting family and friends here in Virginia, but my home is in Florida. VA is a beautiful state, especially in the fall with loads of history and great places to visit, BUT I can't deal with the winter or any winter anymore. I lived in the SE Asian tropics for several years and got a quick adversion to the idea of going through another winter. South Florida is where I like it. No checking the weather to plan your day. It's warm, sunny and everything is green and blue and alive! Also, the pet trade is best in Florida. So, I'll be back in Florida next week. Also, the local fauna of Florida is the best in the nation with Arizonia probably a close second.

As for John's visit, yeah, he had that "kid in a candy store" look like he was in arachid heaven checking out my collection. It was great meeting him and the evil professor. :)

Todd
 
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