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Vincit qui se vincit

#13106 Mar 12, 2013
Two tales of dogs saving dogs (with VIDEO)

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/two-tale... -
saving-dogs-video-195744482.ht ml

“FOOTBALL”

Level 8

Since: Aug 08

Brother Love

#13107 Mar 12, 2013
Good Morning Tribe,

I agree with you and feel just awful for the kids who don't get the playing time. After a couple of years many of them just give up and quit the team. What's I find kind of sad is how I've seen some of the parents behave. It's mostly the Dad's and not only have I seen them get pissed off at their own kids, they say rude things about other players as well. As far as the coaches go instead of coming right out and saying who the starters are , slot players, second string, and other, it's all coded but after cuts are made and the kids all know what their code is and where they stand.

On the plus side it's not as political as scoring a parking permit for the student lot. LOL
Simply put at the high school level winning is everything. It all comes down to personal skill, practice and determination. Every time these kids move up from freshman to JV to Varsity there's already kids who have been on that team playing the same positions as your kid plays. Granted the coaches already have the 411 on the kids coming up and have scouted them but it gets fiercely competitive for those kids knowing they need to bring something to the table that's going to make the coach put them in a returning players spot. The game basically is a cadence and if the cadence is working there's no reason to break it.
tribe mom wrote:
<quoted text>
Also Liz, I think some of those coaches treat those kids like they're on a PRO Team. Maybe that's how they learn...I don't know, but it gets kind of old seeing the same old kids out there (hotdogging it up) and looking at the faces of the kids who never get to play. I think it's sad and way to political. It's a freakin' game for kids to PLAY, not watch from the sidelines for pretty much the whole season.

“FOOTBALL”

Level 8

Since: Aug 08

Brother Love

#13108 Mar 12, 2013
Hi Ricky,

It might be just me but the link doesn't work.
Ricky F wrote:
Two tales of dogs saving dogs (with VIDEO)
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/two-tale... -
saving-dogs-video-195744482.ht ml

“FOOTBALL”

Level 8

Since: Aug 08

Brother Love

#13109 Mar 12, 2013
Awwwwwwww

That's sweet.
tribe mom wrote:
Hello everybody! Happy Monday! I have to share this with you.
My husband was reading the Lost & Found of our local newspaper and found this.
LOST HEART. 4 years ago this month I lost my heart to my beautiful wife, K XXXX. She has had it with her ever since and I hope that she holds on to it forever.
-B
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Oh Lord! A man after my own heart. What a lucky girl K is. I'm jealous!
;-)

“FOOTBALL”

Level 8

Since: Aug 08

Brother Love

#13110 Mar 12, 2013
So far it's just been a little over a month but if things don't improve by this summer we'll talk about the driving lessons.

No, he hasn't had drivers ed. I think it's only for juniors and seniors who already have permits.

We haven't been driving since this weekend so my nerves have settled down a bit.
tribe mom wrote:
<quoted text>
Liz, maybe you should send him to driving school. Has he had Driver's Ed in school?
p.s. Praying helps too.
;-)
I should not make a joke. It sounds scary.

“Don't Worry Be Happy”

Since: Apr 09

Happytown, USA

#13111 Mar 12, 2013
LizW wrote:
Good Morning Tribe,
I agree with you and feel just awful for the kids who don't get the playing time. After a couple of years many of them just give up and quit the team. What's I find kind of sad is how I've seen some of the parents behave. It's mostly the Dad's and not only have I seen them get pissed off at their own kids, they say rude things about other players as well. As far as the coaches go instead of coming right out and saying who the starters are , slot players, second string, and other, it's all coded but after cuts are made and the kids all know what their code is and where they stand.
On the plus side it's not as political as scoring a parking permit for the student lot. LOL
Simply put at the high school level winning is everything. It all comes down to personal skill, practice and determination. Every time these kids move up from freshman to JV to Varsity there's already kids who have been on that team playing the same positions as your kid plays. Granted the coaches already have the 411 on the kids coming up and have scouted them but it gets fiercely competitive for those kids knowing they need to bring something to the table that's going to make the coach put them in a returning players spot. The game basically is a cadence and if the cadence is working there's no reason to break it. <quoted text>
I do understand that Liz. That is more competitive, and they can even win a sport's scholarship, but a park. I had a friend who lived behind me whose son used to play baseball with my oldest son. She knew how it was out here. She moved to Georgia, but she said at the park where her son played there they rotated every game, so ALL the children get to play.

My son was good. He always made All Stars, at least for the last 3 or 4 years he played, but I would watch those coaches and, like you said some of the parents, and they were beyond ridiculous. I don't know how grown men can take the kid's money and never let them play. It is to learn there, and it's a game. I know it's a man thing most of the time. This coach said, "You women just want to see your little darlings play! Sexist ass! You damn skippy! EVERYONE wants to see their own kid play. Did he think we were breaking our necks to get our kids to practice on time to watch HIS kid play?

:-)

“Don't Worry Be Happy”

Since: Apr 09

Happytown, USA

#13112 Mar 12, 2013
BTW, good morning Liz, Ricky and all! I hope everyone has a wonderful day. It's gloomy looking outside and raining. For some reason today seems like Sunday to me. I hear everyone complaining about turning the clocks up this weekend. I like it. We get a little extra daylight, which I like. I guess to each his own.

“Don't Worry Be Happy”

Since: Apr 09

Happytown, USA

#13113 Mar 12, 2013
My #2 son and his girlfriend have a really nice bird bath outside in their yard. They told me I could have it. They don't act like they care for it one way or the other. Now gotta get hubby to haul that sucker home for me. ;-) It's very heavy! I love it.

“Incorrupta fides, nudaque veri”

Level 9

Since: May 07

Vincit qui se vincit

#13114 Mar 12, 2013
LizW wrote:
Hi Ricky,
It might be just me but the link doesn't work.<quoted text>
Sorry, it was working, maybe they took it down?

Here's another one that's funny this time, hopefully it will work...it's nothing bad

Honking At Hookers

&fe ature=youtube_gdata_player

“Don't Worry Be Happy”

Since: Apr 09

Happytown, USA

#13115 Mar 12, 2013
LizW wrote:
So far it's just been a little over a month but if things don't improve by this summer we'll talk about the driving lessons.
No, he hasn't had drivers ed. I think it's only for juniors and seniors who already have permits.
We haven't been driving since this weekend so my nerves have settled down a bit.<quoted text>
I always thought my kids, at least when I drove with them, were pretty good drivers. However, both my oldest son and my daughter dogged their cars out. My son destroyed his Honda. It was beautiful, and I spent too much on it. My daughter let others drive her car. It was definitely not as costly (a little used Malibu). They destroyed it.

I bought the wrong two a car, seems I do everything ass backwards. My #2 son shows no interest in driving. He had seizure for a time as a teenager, but he's been declared seizure free for years, but I'm not going to push him. I talked to driver's ed instructor at the school. He had pictures of kids from the high school who were killed over the years. He told me if my son was acting hesitant not to push him. I respected his opinion, and it still makes sense to me. If he was hurt because I pushed him, I'd never forgive myself.

My youngest son bought his own car. I am paying the insurance as it is quite costly and he's planning on going to Jr. College in the fall.

“Don't Worry Be Happy”

Since: Apr 09

Happytown, USA

#13116 Mar 12, 2013
LizW wrote:
So far it's just been a little over a month but if things don't improve by this summer we'll talk about the driving lessons.
No, he hasn't had drivers ed. I think it's only for juniors and seniors who already have permits.
We haven't been driving since this weekend so my nerves have settled down a bit.<quoted text>
I do feel for ya though Liz. I was always nervous when they started driving and still worry, just not as bad as at first.

Level 8

Since: Mar 12

Sugar Land, TX

#13117 Mar 12, 2013
Ricky F wrote:
<quoted text>You're in Wichita Falls? I'm right down the street basically lol
I am? You are?
Hey, I just now found out I'm in Wichita Falls...but let's do lunch!

Level 8

Since: Mar 12

Sugar Land, TX

#13118 Mar 12, 2013
tribe mom wrote:
<quoted text>
I do feel for ya though Liz. I was always nervous when they started driving and still worry, just not as bad as at first.
I have a few more years left and I'm already nervous. I keep hoping they change the age to 18 before then.

Level 8

Since: Mar 12

Sugar Land, TX

#13119 Mar 12, 2013
I see y'all talking about the parents. There is a group I call the meanie moms and let me just tell you...some of them are NUTS.

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Since: May 07

Vincit qui se vincit

#13120 Mar 12, 2013
JaneDear wrote:
<quoted text>
I am? You are?
Hey, I just now found out I'm in Wichita Falls...but let's do lunch!
i thought I read a couple days ago that someone here (you?) we're in Wichita Falls? I'm in Texas is why I mentioned it.

Level 8

Since: Mar 12

Sugar Land, TX

#13121 Mar 12, 2013
Ricky F wrote:
<quoted text>i thought I read a couple days ago that someone here (you?) we're in Wichita Falls? I'm in Texas is why I mentioned it.
I saw them saying that.
LOL you know how topix is...
Sometimes I'm in places that I've never even been to and sometimes I am even different posters...heck there was one time that I was everyone posting on this thread!

I just never know where I'll wake up or who I'll be next ;)

“FOOTBALL”

Level 8

Since: Aug 08

Brother Love

#13122 Mar 12, 2013
LOL......I love it.

Thanks.
Ricky F wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, it was working, maybe they took it down?
Here's another one that's funny this time, hopefully it will work...it's nothing bad
Honking At Hookers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =XEos0ej9CEYXX&feature=you tube_gdata_player

“Incorrupta fides, nudaque veri”

Level 9

Since: May 07

Vincit qui se vincit

#13123 Mar 12, 2013
JaneDear wrote:
<quoted text>
I saw them saying that.
LOL you know how topix is...
Sometimes I'm in places that I've never even been to and sometimes I am even different posters...heck there was one time that I was everyone posting on this thread!
I just never know where I'll wake up or who I'll be next ;)
lol!

I have a troll on another thread who swears I'm another poster, but it's not me.

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Level 9

Since: May 07

Vincit qui se vincit

#13124 Mar 12, 2013
LizW wrote:
LOL......I love it.
Thanks.<quoted text>
Glad you liked it!

“FOOTBALL”

Level 8

Since: Aug 08

Brother Love

#13125 Mar 12, 2013
Tribe that's great. What does your son plan on studying? You're right about not pushing your son into driving if he's not ready or interested. I have a cousin who's in her 40's and just got a license a couple years ago. She just never liked the idea of driving and still rarely drives.

My daughter always took care of her car. I gave her my jeep when it was a little over a year old. She had it all thru high school, college and it finally gave out the last year of law school but by that time it had almost over 200K miles on it.
The older boy's started out with cars that were already 2-3 years old and by the time they were finished with them they were ready for the junk pile. Currently Zach's car is sitting in the driveway as I try to figure out if it's worth getting fixed ( mechanical issues) again. He's bring it in this week and getting a estimate. Even the dents have dents, but then again he has had it for 5 years.
tribe mom wrote:
<quoted text>
I always thought my kids, at least when I drove with them, were pretty good drivers. However, both my oldest son and my daughter dogged their cars out. My son destroyed his Honda. It was beautiful, and I spent too much on it. My daughter let others drive her car. It was definitely not as costly (a little used Malibu). They destroyed it.
I bought the wrong two a car, seems I do everything ass backwards. My #2 son shows no interest in driving. He had seizure for a time as a teenager, but he's been declared seizure free for years, but I'm not going to push him. I talked to driver's ed instructor at the school. He had pictures of kids from the high school who were killed over the years. He told me if my son was acting hesitant not to push him. I respected his opinion, and it still makes sense to me. If he was hurt because I pushed him, I'd never forgive myself.
My youngest son bought his own car. I am paying the insurance as it is quite costly and he's planning on going to Jr. College in the fall.

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