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tfredrich
12-13-2005, 10:11 PM
If anyone is curious to see the best from our lovely state of Wisconsin, check out Mr Bottles.com. My diver friends and many of the most serious collectors from our state are constantly adding new finds and content daily. If you have something and cannot find any info, ask MrBottles!!!!!!
Thanks!
TF

southern Maine diver
12-13-2005, 10:29 PM
Uh ... Oh...

another group of divers!!! We must be infiltrating the forum!!![&:]

Wayne

mrbottles
12-17-2005, 09:28 PM
Ha! I registered to see what this post about Wisconsin bottle diving was. It's about my website. Very cool. At www.mrbottles.com we are trying to make a site that will be the very best on the entire world wide web. The site is getting new information added every day. I have a question though for all the users here. Since we are actively pounding on the site right now. (It's so cold here all but the most rapid riverways are frozen) What are the best bottle collecting sites out there? I am hopeful to find ideas that we can incorporate. We are adding a forum. Searching the web for bottle forums is how I found this site.

Thanks,

Steven

southern Maine diver
12-17-2005, 10:10 PM
Mr Bottles...

Hey Steven and welcome to the forum[:)] As you can see, from some of the posts, there are a tremendous amount of "Great" people here! There is a fantastic depth of knowledge, cooperation... comradere... sharing... information and sometimes, some hyjinx and joking around... I for one can say that I have found a "Home" here on the forum... I am up most every night just reading and exchanging thoughts, ideas and jokes... This place is great!!![:D]

On the other hand, I am quite serious about my diving, not only about work, but about bottle diving. Is bottle diving the last Great bottle "frontier" who knows... I just love the challenge... the chase... the sharing of th experience with others. Not that I don't have my "private" spots that I dive... (just like secret diggin spots. I guess), but, I wouldn't know how to dig anyway! Unless I can "suit up" throw a tank on and pop a regulator in my mouth, I'm lost![&o]

I'm glad you found this site. The forum is for all of us to exchange ideas, share our experiences, trade information on different sites/areas and (maybe) to hack around a little bit... Sometimes, laughter makes the world go round, right Cap?[:D]

Wayne

mrbottles
12-17-2005, 10:46 PM
Hi Wayne,

We are pretty hard core in Wisconsin. The laughter is par for the course. I see you like the forum so we may be able to lure you in. I run a computer and web development company so i have access to resources that most bottle web sites just don't. The sky is the limit with what we can do. If there are other features of websites or if you have any cool ideas for a bottle site PLEASE let me know. the site has been up for a few years but suddenly i find that bottle collectors are figuring out that they can use the internet to get information and share ideas. Check out the bottle galleries. We started them a couple of weeks ago and check out the rest of the site some night when you can't sleep and the forum is quiet. I would love your feedback.

Very best,

Steven

capsoda
12-17-2005, 10:55 PM
Hey Steven, Love your web site man. Got a kick out of the stories. I run a..... No , Wait, Im retired, I don't do anything if I don't want to.[sm=lol.gif][sm=lol.gif][sm=lol.gif] Watch out for that Wayne dude, he hangs out with a really mean thumb guy.

Welcome to the forum.

southern Maine diver
12-17-2005, 11:19 PM
Hey steven...

Thanks for the invite (and 'Pay no attention to that guy behind the curtain!")

I know what you mean about the internet and bottle sites "Popping" up all over. It seams that "Bottle Interest" has surely resurged! There are great discoveries waiting to be made, even in Seminole, Al... (We might find a thumb or two down there!)

I have to tell you though, this Antique-Bottles forum has been great!!!! I can't say enough about it!!! Diggers... Divers... "step and a halfs"... The wonder of it all! I'm just amazed... I have truly missed so much over the past many years! But...

Now I'm here, living for today...!!! I got my gear... I got my suit... I got my goody bag... and I'm ready to travel!![:)] (although I'm still in a wetsuit because mice ate holes through my two drysuits!)

Again, welcome to the forum and enjoy ...[;)]

Wayne

mrbottles
12-17-2005, 11:31 PM
Thanks Warren,

I haven't explored this site yet but i see that i have to now. I don't get any of the jokes. A thumb a toe? And wouldn't step and a halfs be stairs'?

I will start the exploration post haste.

Steven

capsoda
12-17-2005, 11:43 PM
Hey Steven,
I am step and a half. missing left ankle and foot.[sm=lol.gif] Go to collectors chat and check out whos this guy. You will catch on.[8D]

mrbottles
12-18-2005, 12:06 AM
Whoa! What happened to your foot? Bottle tumbler accident? I'm sorry to hear that. Are you a diver? I can't keep you guys straight yet.

Okay i get the thumb now... It's pretty funny. My wife heard me laughing and came over to see what was so funny. She didn't get it.

Off to explore some more...

Steven

southern Maine diver
12-18-2005, 12:09 AM
MrBottles...

Hi Steven, I didn't mean to scare you off... some of us have a pretty good sense of humor here, but we are all Very Serious about our bottle collecting ... Bottle digging and bottle diving.

sometimes we interject some humor into the threads, but just follow it out... no "hidden" meaning, no insults, no degrading remarks... just some plain fun! Besides... his thumb is a lot "thinner" than mine... I got the "fat" one...

Enjoy the forum,

Wayne

mrbottles
12-18-2005, 12:25 AM
Yoyu? How did you know my stage name back when I was doing live performance art to put myself through public high school? Boy that brings back the memories! Anyway, bottle collecting is serious business for me. No kidding around or joking for Wisconsin bottle collectors.. I think the thumb thing DOES have a hidden meaning and insidiously pokes fun at hitchhikers and coin tossers everywhere. You should be ashamed! You even go so far as to call one fat? Big boned would be more politically correct if you ask me.

Do the hats make it harder to find bottles when you are feeling around in the muck. Sure looks like they can help save on sun screen!

Very seriously,

Steven

mrbottles
12-18-2005, 12:27 AM
Wayne you have to fix your last post back cuz other wise mine is even stranger than it is!

capsoda
12-18-2005, 12:39 AM
Hey Steven, I lost my foot diving. You see, there was this guy with fat tumbs named Wayne and this big Lobster[&:]......... Naaaa[sm=lol.gif][sm=lol.gif][sm=lol.gif][sm=lol.gif] I lost it due to service in the USAF. I'm a digger but I might have to start divin again. I'm the HANDsome thumb guy.[8D]

mrbottles
12-18-2005, 10:19 AM
That is some scary stuff. Thanks for your service. We have pretty good because of people like you. Yes diving is incredible. There is nothing like digging down in the muck many feet with your face pressed into the bottom and your regulator free flowing when you get one finger tip on a bottle that is so tightly packed in it takes you five minutes of feverish clawing to clear the area enough to get the bottle out. It's more peaceful than digging for sure. If I were you I would definitely get back into diving. You can save money on gear too. You only need one fin! I always wondered if it was safe to dive inland down south. Don't you have to worry about snakes and crocagators?

Thansk again!

Steven