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Old 12-23-2012, 09:29 PM   #61
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:06 PM   #62
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All I want is a certificate for a 10 week course of swimming lessons.
I hope you get it too SB
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:49 AM   #63
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I love the water as well. I can only get about 20 laps in in an hour, I am not a very good swimmer but so badly want to learn the technique.
For me, it has always been a combination of both--technique and mindset. I conjugate verbs when I swim laps. I start with German verbs. If I get through all of the ones I can think of, I do French verbs. I rarely get through those, but when I have, I conjugate Spanish verbs. Weird, I know, but I can swim a lot of laps doing that. A friend did addition and multiplication when she swam laps--sort of the same thing. I conjugate verbs when I drive long distances, too.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:46 PM   #64
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I am about to find out...we are going to be opening our presents very soon

It is Christmas Day here and it is a lovely day, sun shining, it doesnt get any better than this
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:15 PM   #65
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I talked to my daughter today. She told me he's getting very excited about Christmas day and Santa's arrival. He received a Portable North Pole personalized greeting from Santa and that just cranked things up more. He couldn't figure out how Santa knew his name and where he lived.
Santa knows every little boy' and girl's name. And he knows who naughty and nice. I bet he is one of the nice ones.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:19 PM   #66
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I agree, Andy. I don't even like surfing on them as the screen is so small.
And as far as games go... I clicked on Games last night to see what they offered. Everything had a price next to it. You would have thought they would have included a few free games. It doesn't look like it does any more than my smartphone does. And that fits in my pocket.

Oh, to keep this OT, I may just buy myself another Christmas present besides the new sauce pan. My coffee maker is back to brewing terrible coffee again.
You can hack those pretty easily.. and get android apps.. and my favorite. A app that lets you skip unlimited times on pandora..
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:24 PM   #67
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I got a nice button up to the neck soft cardigan boucle sweater. And a much needed new bra, a VERY LARGE can of baby powder, a crystal owl to add to my collection, a small purse perfume, and $100 in much needed cash. Tomorrow I will get my shawl. I use the baby powder every day. Go through it like water.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:45 PM   #68
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You can hack those pretty easily.. and get android apps.. and my favorite. A app that lets you skip unlimited times on pandora..
I can get anrdoid apps for my ipad mini? That's pretty cool.

I just unboxed my new coffee maker. It reminded me of the movie Swingers. The box behind the box, behind the box, behind the box... (you'd have had to seen the movie).
And it came with 12 samplers! I thought the description said four, so that's a nice surprise. I'll run a cleaning cycle through it tonight and try her out tomorrow morning.
Whoo-Hoo!
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For me, it has always been a combination of both--technique and mindset. I conjugate verbs when I swim laps. I start with German verbs. If I get through all of the ones I can think of, I do French verbs. I rarely get through those, but when I have, I conjugate Spanish verbs. Weird, I know, but I can swim a lot of laps doing that. A friend did addition and multiplication when she swam laps--sort of the same thing. I conjugate verbs when I drive long distances, too.
Do you have a teacing background?
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:10 PM   #70
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I am about to find out...we are going to be opening our presents very soon

It is Christmas Day here and it is a lovely day, sun shining, it doesnt get any better than this
Merry Christmas, Kylie...now the rest of us need to catch up!
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