Sense of direction

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  1. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 Keeper of the closet key Founding Member

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    I was with my parents driving around on some of the back roads yesterday (saw a road we've never been on and decided to see where it went) and we started talking about sense of direction. Mom & I can both pretty much tell which direction we are facing (north, south, east, or west) w/o having to look for landmarks. Even if I'm someplace new and haven't been paying attention to what turns have been made (like yesterday) I still know which direction we were going without even having to think about it. Dad on the other hand doesn't have a clue. He says he thinks more in terms of right & left in relation to himself than east & west.

    Is anyone else a walking compass, or are Mom & I just really strange?

    -Chelle
  2. StangDreamin'

    StangDreamin' Founding Member

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    I'm going to just say "Yes!" and let you figure out which I'm agreeing with :D


    Actually, Trish (1/2NK) and I both have that same trait; although I can get "confused" in large, off-angled buildings. Get me outside (even in the dark when I can't use the sun's position in the sky) and it only takes but a minute or two tops for me to "locate" North. It's simplicity from there. (I can't resist this) - It must be a DNA thing :p


    Still Dreamin'
  3. HistoricMustang

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    Some "older" people develop an internal compass. Count yourself lucky.

    The parents that do not have a sense of direction develop "posters" who do not have a clue about direction.

    HistoricMustang
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  4. The Hopkinator

    The Hopkinator New Member

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    When Im trekking the wilderness, without a compass and shooting an azumith every 4 feet, Id never be seen again. And I know what heartache that would cause here so I cant let that happen.... :D Perhaps you have that little gland that migrating birds have...
  5. 65stanger

    65stanger big blue fuzzy closet monster Founding Member

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    Then there are those of us with impeccable senses of direction, AND like to enjoy life in it's many wonderous varieties and humours, we live, we love, we laugh................ :rlaugh:
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    My magnetic feild must be screwed up........ Probably is..... I tend to locate South first..... And I can keep track of direction fairly well.....

    ~Meow
  7. steelhorse

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    Uhhhhhhh ..........I must be lost .......... four more lefts and I think I'll be back on track
  8. 65stanger

    65stanger big blue fuzzy closet monster Founding Member

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    We're lucky here on L.I., head in anyone one direction long enough and you're going to hit water! :lol:
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    Directions? we don't need no stinkin directions! :D

    I'm pretty good about not getting lost and knowing which way is which. I know if I'm not familiar with an area I'm in I can find my way around and know instinctively if I'm going the wrong direction.
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    chepsk8 Founding Member

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    Strange roads

    I seem to find that if I've been on a road once in my life, I will remember some detail about it, and can usually find my way out pretty easilly. No compass inside, but a good sense of direction.

    BTW, BBFCM, I hate driving on Long Island, because you have to think backwards to get home!!! :bang:

    And Steelhorse, what it it's a tri-oval or road course..... :shrug:
  11. 65stanger

    65stanger big blue fuzzy closet monster Founding Member

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    :nonono:


    :rlaugh:
  12. steelhorse

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    it was a figure 8 ........So HA
  13. 65stanger

    65stanger big blue fuzzy closet monster Founding Member

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    Except you're so small its a figure 4................ :p
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    I'll see your Figure 4 and raise you an ....Iron Claw
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    :scratch:

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