Monday, October 31, 2016

Creatures of the Dig! GRMD Halloween Special!

Girls Rock Metal Detecting Creatures of the Dig: StarSiren makes a special appearance on this Halloween Special edition of Girls Rock Metal Detecting. Digging Hurricane Matthew with Kiss, some awesome silver finds and Betty Weber takes the Girls Rock Metal Detecting Find of the Month for September. Also featuring Aggie Hall, Little Digger and Sylvia Kosco and a special thank you to Stephen Aucker, The Man With The Hat for the kind gift. This video is Siren Kimmie approved.

Creatures of the Dig! GRMD Halloween Special!

xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting)

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pinpointing a Problem

In light of the fact that I've been SWAMPED at work (pun intended) with the devastation brought to my town by Hurricane Matthew--For those who are unaware, my county has been named a national disaster area.  So I live in a world of long hours, short weekends, hard to find fuel, water and food shortages, and a threat of even more flooding still on the horizon.  So it is a bit difficult for me to take social media drama seriously.  However, I see people getting offended, name calling, hurt feelings, friends fighting friends, cats and dogs living together...it's anarchy!!! (Yes I stole that from Bill Murray).

Siren Kimmie always tries to see things from all sides (why am I talking about myself in the third person?) Whether it be politics, music taste or any differing point of view for that matter, it's important to keep an open mind.  Having said that, I do think sometimes it can be difficult to see what should be obvious to even the casual observer.  In the world of metal detecting, I've seen major arguments over machine choice, settings, techniques and even relic identification.  But one thing that always baffles me is the argument surrounding an individual's motivation behind metal detecting.  Allow me to state the obvious (something that is clearly being over looked on the pages of Facebook)... Everyone has their own reasons for detecting, none of which are wrong!

THERE IS NO WRONG REASON FOR METAL DETECTING.

I know that might come as a shock, but the thing is, no matter what your reason for detecting, you do it because it brings fulfillment in some way.  Just like playing a sport, or fishing, or painting, or what-have-you...There is no wrong reason for doing any of these things. Some metal detect because they hope they will strike it rich and find a horde of gold or roman artifacts. Others detect because they hope they will become famous by discovering something grand.  I detect because of a deep love of history.  There are some that swing the coil as a means of socializing, or for some the desire for notoriety.  There are even some that wish to make a living out of detecting, whether it be from selling their finds, or getting mega hits on YouTube.

You may not agree with someone else's motivation behind detecting, but that doesn't make it wrong or immoral.  It is simply contrary to your reasons which, funny enough, someone else may not agree with.

There is no metal detecting law that states you can only detect if you plan to be a serious detectorist.  There are no detecting police that are standing by to take away your machine..."I'm sorry, hand that thing over! You're just not serious enough!" (It's a Python skit waiting to happen).

Equally disturbing is this continued need to attack. There is never a time where a conversation about detecting should degenerate into insulting or name calling. Someone's body shape, looks, sex, clothing choice or even personality shouldn't even enter the conversation. If you are put off by any of these things, then just accept the fact that the person isn't someone you wish to associate with, wish them the best, unfollow, unsub, unfriend and move on. The best thing you can do is vote with your feet. It IS a free internet after all...sort of.

Which reminds me, I'm late on my cable bill!

Seriously though, instead of expending energy on why someone is detecting, let's focus on the real enemy:  Those who leave trash all over the place or refuse to fill their holes!

xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting)

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