Valders, WI, USA
female, age 36
single, 1 child
Speaks: English, Spanish
Joined Jan 18, 2000
What I Want to Do:
Bird Research Groups,
Skiing - Cross country,
sledding in winter,
All Terrain Vehicles,
white water rafting,
Boating - canoeing/kayaking,
||Jan 18, 2000
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Nov 21, 1978
||Hello All, I'm 100% a Wisconsinite...
I'd like to say that this state is wonderful! I just couldn’t stand being without the four seasons. Change is so good!
So getting to the point, I’d like to introduce who I am. My name is Amber and this is me…I am a middle child who grew up in the tiny berg in the heart of central WI. As a child I spent my entire time outside with my sister while my brother preferred the inviting indoor setting. My first punishment was because my sister and I trampled my mom’s corn while playing tag (which was just days from harvest). We’d always be bringing home critters for mom and dad. Use your imagination! My parents introduced us to the great outback at a young age. What an adventure, we’d always have to be a mile ahead of my folks (which depending on what type of danger was around definitely kept my parents in check) thus we were dubbed “Little Grasshoppers.”
I love everything to do with the outdoors. Today I take pleasure in such activities as hiking, canoeing/ rafting, horseback riding, gardening, fishing, and ATV. In the winter I enjoy skiing, sledding (come on your never too old), and ice fishing if applicable.
My family has nicknamed me Eagle Eyes, because I will pick out things, which most folks wouldn’t even notice. For example a few years ago, I traveled to Ecuador, South America on a work-study program. Now while in the Amazonas de Ecuador, I was the only one in the group to take notice of leaf cutting ants. Now what came to my mind is ”Wow these are the insects I’ve seen on the National Geographic Channel.” I just had to stop for a moment to study this amazing insect. No matter where I go you can count on seeing something whether it be unique plants, animals and yep also rocks.
Speaking of Rocks, I’m also a young geologist at heart. I love to interpret the layout and study our planet’s driving forces. Believe me Wisconsin has had its share of geographic development over the years. My idea of a vacation will include collecting a hefty load of rocks and or pictures. My home is loaded with treasures from these adventures; there is a story, which is told with each.
I’m a conservationist and animal activist as well. Over the years I have been active in preserving a number of species ranging from the small bats to our bears, wolves and eagles to name a few. One small difference goes a long way! Just look at how many plants and animals that we never thought would return to the Wisconsin woods have come back because of conservation and education. Yes, I do hunt game, but I don’t believe in poaching by any sorts. Someday I hope to settle down in a quite log cabin and create my own backyard habitat.
On my spare time I enjoy leisure bird watching. There nothing more tranquil than hearing a beautiful song. I have a goal to be able to hand-feed the wild winged friends by years end. New Year resolution I guess. I’m a pet lover; I guess you could say I’ve taken care of enough animals to open a zoo.
The last thing about me is I’m fascinated by our American History. But since I’m not cut out for teaching it’s more like a hobby for me.
So in a nutshell I’m a little bit of everything! It doesn’t take very much to amuse me either! I love who I am and hope you enjoy reading my profile.
NOAH IN 2008
In the year 2008, the Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in the United States , and said, "Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated, and I see the end of all flesh before me.
Build another Ark and save 2 of every living thing along with a few good humans."
He gave Noah the blueprints, saying, "You have 6 months to build the Ark before I will start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights."
Six months later, the Lord looked down and saw Noah weeping in his yard - but no Ark.
"Noah!" He roared , "I'm about to start the rain! Where is the Ark ?"
"Forgive me, Lord," begged Noah, "but things have changed. I needed a building permit. I've been arguing with the inspector about the need for a sprinkler system. My neighbors claim that I've violated the neighborhood zoning laws by building the Ark in my yard and exceeding the height limitations. We had to go to the Development Appeal Board for a decision.
Then the Department of Transportation demanded a bond be posted for the future costs of moving power lines and other overhead obstructions, to clear the passage for the Ark's move to the sea. I told them that the sea would be coming to us, but they would hear nothing of it.
Getting the wood was another problem. There's a ban on cutting local trees in order to save the spotted owl. I tried to convince the environmentalists that I needed the wood to save the owls - but no go!
When I started gathering the animals, an animal rights group sued me. They insisted that I was confining wild animals against their will. They argued the accommodation was too restrictive , and it was cruel and inhumane to put so many animals in a confined space.
Then the EPA ruled that I couldn't build the Ark until they'd conducted an environmental impact study on your proposed flood.
I'm still trying to resolve a complaint with the Human Rights Commission on how many minorities I'm supposed to hire for my building crew.
Immigration and Naturalization are checking the green-card status of most of the people who want to work.
The trades unions say I can't use my sons. They insist I have to hire only Union workers with Ark-building experience.
To make matters worse, the IRS seized all my assets, claiming I'm trying to leave the country illegally with endangered species.
So, forgive me, Lord, but it would take at least 10 years for me to finish this Ark. "
Suddenly the skies cleared, the sun began to shine, and a rainbow stretched across the sky. Noah looked up in wonder and asked, "You mean you're not going to destroy the world?"
"No," said the Lord. "The government beat me to it.."
||Introduce yourself to Amber
Birds - Exotic,
Keep it Healthy
|Wild Fact About Me
||Eagle Eyes is my name!
||It only takes a single acorn to create a entire forest.
|What Gives Me Hope
||God, Family, Friends
|If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
|What/who changed my life and why
|What Bugs Me
|What Scares Me
War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference,
family and friends,
Henry David Thoreau,
Ralph Waldo Emerson,
Native American philosophy,
sean bush MD,
Steve Irwin &,
||Every day is Earth Day. ~Author Unknown
Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
Surprise By Design,
Mark O'Sheas Big Adventure,
Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom,
anywhere in Nature
|Can't Live Without
Love and Friendship
||Introduce yourself to Amber
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