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Old 06-13-2012, 10:06 AM   #3421
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...Guess there's no way to cram for a hearing test.

On the way to the test, turn the radio volume down and listen really hard.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:10 AM   #3422
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i am now the owner of a fully grown horseshoe moustache.

i was shaving my hockey playoff beard today when my son came home from school. he asked me if i could grow a long moustache like "sensei wu", a character on on of his favourite cartoons. so i did.

it doesn't quite look like the sensei wu's long fu manchu moustache, but rather more like the old yankee reliever goose gossage's or paul tuetel, sr.'s of orange county chopper.

when my boy saw me, he said that i looked like a real, old time baseball manager and begged me to keep it until our next game - alongside dw's protestations and obvious embarrassment. she said she won't be seen in public with me so long as i have it.

then i came up with a great idea! we have a game against a team that has a really nasty, over-competitive coach (who preaches at coaches' meetings in front of the board that we should teach by example, but in reality curses and belittles the kids and other coaches in spanish during games thinking she can get away with it), so i decided to show her that we're supposed to have fun teaching these little 6 to 8 year old kids the game of baseball, not teach them bad sportsmanship. i'm not only going to show up with the moustache, but i'm bringing a hypoallergenic black grease pencil and the entire team is going to go out on the field with horseshoe or fu manchu moustaches.

i'll have to get permission from the boys' parents first, i guess, but this should be funny.
lol, that will be funny!
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:10 PM   #3423
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On the way to the test, turn the radio volume down and listen really hard.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:43 PM   #3424
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I'm having a glass of wine and getting over the shakes. I nearly got into a bad car smash tonight and I'm saying a whole lot of "thank you's" to the Big Guy upstairs for saving me. And thank you to Ford brakes. I had someone turn left in front of me and STOP in my lane. If I hadn't stood on the brakes HARD we'd both have been so much jam on the road. Lordy I was scared. I don't think I've been that scared when I've actually been IN an accident.

It was only a short hop from home so I didn't start shaking til after I got in. Now I'm just going to power down and enjoy being alive tonight.
So glad to hear you arrived back home safely, you must have a guardian angel in your corner. Take care.
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:25 PM   #3425
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i just finished helping my boy make his final science project for the year. he was named student of the yesterday for 2nd grade, so this had to be a good project.

we made a little experiment showing the difference between permanent magnets and electromagnets.

we cannibalized a flashlight, ran some wires from the battery connections around an iron core (a lag bolt), and when the electricity flows, the bolt becomes magnetized whereby it can pick up paperclips. break the circuit, the magnetism stops, and the paperclips drop off.

now i just have to make sure my boy understands that the permanent magnets and paperclips and lag bolt stay away from each other until it's time for the demonstration or everything will become partially magnetized.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:13 PM   #3426
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i just finished helping my boy make his final science project for the year. he was named student of the yesterday for 2nd grade, so this had to be a good project.
Would that be student of the year?

Sorry Bucky T, couldn't resist! And that is awesome.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:17 PM   #3427
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I'm relaxing after just coming home from my third two-hour dental appointment in the last month. Thankfully that is it until the new year, but not because there is no more work....they have everything under control til then as we have maxed out my coverage. The two main teeth still need crowns but today he built up posts in them, having previously drained them and done the root canals. They should hold with proper care until the new year.

I am hoping to put my feet up and relax tonight!
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:43 PM   #3428
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Just getting home from my dinner date with Shrek. Two more days of work, then maybe I can relax...or spend the weekend at work...maybe I didn't think this over very well
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:55 PM   #3429
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Just getting home from my dinner date with Shrek. Two more days of work, then maybe I can relax...or spend the weekend at work...maybe I didn't think this over very well
Hoping you can go for the relax option!
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:03 PM   #3430
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Home alone with the baby all week while my hubby is at the oil trade show in Canada.
Lonely :(
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