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Old 05-14-2013, 08:22 PM   #4841
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So then is he like a reserve until he's done with school?
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were you able to get anything that mattered to you to remember her by?
The girls each found a stuffed animal, ds2 got the box of loose Legos and we grabbed two decks of cards. Then as we were leaving, there was this little stand with 6 drawers in it that will work great in the craft area, not sure for what, but I'll figure it out. It's maybe 5-6" wide and each drawer is maybe a little taller than an ink refill, maybe 1 1/2x as tall. I'll have to measure it. I think it was a bit over-priced but it's offset by all the stuff that's under priced. We kind of got there half an hour before it ended because we had something going on.
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Ds1 got really sunburned at baseball tonight (didn't have a covered dugout). I've told him to put on sunscreen, now he's whining because it's hot. It got up to 98F today. The other morning it was in the 30s.
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Oh remember those fabric balls I said Grandma used to make? The estate sale lady heard me talking to Mom and she knew what I was talking about but couldn't remember what room it was in. So she took my name in case she comes across it again or it could already be gone. It was a bunch of pre-cut pieces and the stuffing and the instruction. I hope she finds it. It was written out in Gma's handwriting.
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they call them Poolies... people who are enlisted before they go to bootcamp. so
life goes on, he will go to school graduate then go.
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Tonight's quips on Kobo
"I still haven't found what I'm looking for."
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So his "job" will be to recruit by talking them up. Win/win I guess.
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Ds1 had an academic awards program last night. He doesn't want a letter jacket until he has a sports letter for it. The letter has the word "academic" on it.
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They only had sports letters when I was in school... so I cant picture that.

is it just the pin?
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I never understood the "lettering" in a sport or whatever. What does it mean?
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No pin, it's the actual letter. I'll post the pic tomorrow. Maybe he should have taken the bar and saved the letter to be received from a sport next year,
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I understand it to be an accomplishment for college resumes (as well as bragging rights to popularity I suppose). You have to maintain a certain grade point to be active to play as well as play in so many games to achieve the "letter". In the baseball meeting, they said to play at least a third of the games, which this season isn't really that many with all the postponed/canceled games.

Nowadays they also have the academic letter, debate, speech, drama, bowling, as well as music letters. I got mine in orchestra back in the day.
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for athletes its a points thing... each game you play in you score points for certain things... ( I played Basketball and softball in highschool) so, lets say you get a 3 point shot during a game... that is worth more points than an 2 point shot... and they add you your points from every game for the whole season. if you earned enough for that sport... you lettered...

you get a pin for your letterman's jacket. if you dont have a lettermans jacket you get the letter for the jacket too. ( once )
(you have to buy the jacket)
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when I was in highschool... benchwarmers did not letter. ( people on the team who only went into the games at the end when the starters were done playing... )
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Turning in.

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Aaah... makes sense now. I never understood it. Kind of like a wearable individual trophy for personal achievement.
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Good morning.

Yes, wearable personal trophy is a good way to describe it.
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yes, I was falling asleep when I made the last post but, the reason the kids who only get to play the last 2 or 3 minutes of a game don't usually earn a letter is they just dont get enough playing time during the game.

(did that make sense?)

the coaches tend to play their starter ( best players) first and almost till the end of every game. so on teams with a lot of kids on them, some of them will not get much play time on the field or court.

esp. basketball there are only 5 people on the floor during the game.

but football teams are larger numbers so more people are playing at the same time together and I think they rotate them in and out as half of them may be defense and half may be offense so a lot more kids could earn them playing football than basketball.
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that probably still sounds bad eh?
the thing of it is, sometimes the people who are coming in at the end of the game, its to build their experience levels. like they are usually younger kids who got lucky enough to make it onto the varsity team or they are also sometimes the stars of the JV team that was played earlier in the evening. and they have had a chance to rest and I don't think they give out letters to junior varsity teams but, I don't really know.

and I think individual sports work maybe differently than team sports?
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at any rate for someone who has not made very many cards lately I found some Verve stamps I could not live without ( so these are my first ones from them)

plain jane's ( happy graduation, promoted, adjusts the sails and nicest thoughts )
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Morning chickies!
I had intended to do some housework, run some errands etc. this morning, but I ended up sleeping in. Slept right through my alarm. Guess I needed the rest more than getting stuff done.
Don't have time this am, but maybe tonight I will make chocolate chip cookies. I read somewhere online today that today is supposed to be national chocolate chip cookie day or some such thing.
Really windy here, and had gradually become more dark and more overcast since I got up. There was some sunshine an hour ago, but it is pretty much gone now. I can hear something, but not sure if it is thunder. Yesterday they started ripping up the main road my building sits on, so there is loud construction vehicles everywhere. The road was badly in need of repairs, but it sure isn't going to be fun having the road all torn up - the city estimates the construction won't be complete until sometime in August. They are working right in the strip outside my building at the moment, though I imagine that will only be for a couple of days and then they will move farther up the road.
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Sounds like here. Every big road around me and down the main road I'm on they are doing construction. Won't be fun when they get closer to my area and yes, it will be loud and dusty. Signs here say through August as well.
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ah... when I lived in MN people joked there were two seasons... winter & road construction season...

guess because the weather patterns are similar where you live its probably the same thing... hopefully they get done with the part near you sooner if they are starting there now maybe its the other end of the street will be finishing in Aug...
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I'm so tired I can't even think of all that I need to get done
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I just got a bunch of Verve stamps today too!

Remember back when I had almost no stamps?

Not so anymore. I have so many I don't know what I have.

I'm seriously considering a binder catalog thing.
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Cute Lego card:

Snippets: Lego-inspired birthday card
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I have my stamp sets in an excel spreadsheet. Hard to list individual rubber stamps so I started an index card thing of them. I want to eventually add a stamped type of category inventory of everything, but it takes time.
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Hi gals. LONG week!
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Still moving slow. Left nannying 1/2 hour early. Nausea from drainage. ugh.
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I'm definitely better. Just gotta get it knocked out.
Two more days of antibiotics.
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Is it sinus stuff again?
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Yep. Hit May 5th like a ton of bricks.
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Night Tami.

I had stuff to do today too and then got a call from nurse to pick up ds2 from school.
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ah... when I lived in MN people joked there were two seasons... winter & road construction season...

guess because the weather patterns are similar where you live its probably the same thing... hopefully they get done with the part near you sooner if they are starting there now maybe its the other end of the street will be finishing in Aug...
Yep. Winter & construction season.
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Well, if anyone wants to show up in 15 min. or so, you can have warm chocolate chip cookies!
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