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GAndyalf
Valinor

Jul 2 2011, 1:02pm

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Bookstores are GOOD! [In reply to] Can't Post

I wasn't really expecting an answer but it's as plausible as any since yes, intelligence and literary familiarity are very nice for me. Thank you for answering.

So you've about a month to go before your trip - how exciting! 38 states but no Hawai'i! Maaan! hehe
Have FUN and my best wishes to you and yours.

"Be good, be careful, have fun, don't get arrested!"
---Marcia Michelle Alexander Hamilton, 7 Nov 1955 - 19 Nov 2009


silneldor
Half-elven


Jul 2 2011, 1:34pm

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CHARLENE!!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Drop down and give me 20! ....50 jumping jacks and stretch. Get in the pool and give me 20laps and concentrating on reaching on each stroke. Go out now and run 20 minutes easy and come back and stretch thinking on it as meditation. Get on the bicycle trainer witrh low resistance at 90rev/min for 20 minutes. Ok, pick a power bar and some gatorade and grab a banana too. Drink a full pint of water in the next 2 hrs too and again by 4hrs.

Wanna change trainers? Ha! No, you are doing great! You are experiencing the great bodily wakeup and it is in full swing rebuilding itself. Each workout is a controlled 'breakdown' of muscle fiber, tendon, ligaments, lung, heart- the whole cardiovascular system and bone. It is the only catalyst or platform to rebuild and strengthen each body system for greater performance. But it must always be measured against injury and also from doing too little. Patience, consistency and time does amazing things. I believe your trainer sees that you have the ability to embrace the right spirit to do just that. I am proud of you:)

Little Ian is an interesting little guy. A lot of energy that one day will be directed to do grand things.

''Sam put his ragged orc-cloak under his master's head, and covered them both with the grey robe of Lorien; and as he did so his thoughts went out to that fair land, and to the Elves, and he hoped that the cloth woven by their hands might have some virtue to keep them hidden beyond all hope in this wilderness of fear...But their luck held, and for the rest of that day they met no living or moving thing; and when night fell they vanished into the darkess of Mordor.'' - - -rotk, chapter III

May the grace of ManwŰ let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of ManwŰ S˙limo













Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Jul 2 2011, 1:35pm

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A thought about your son and college. [In reply to] Can't Post

My kids both went to the community college where I teach, (and where they got free tution) and then my son went to the local state university, which I paid for by teaching summer school. They both lived at home throughout their college, and my son got a student bus pass to commute the 20 miles to college from home. No, they didn't get a choice of colleges, but it worked out fine. Both are working in their chosen fields now, and my son is already making a lot more money, with a bachelor's degree and five years' experience, than I am with a master's degree after 30 years. So this business of getting your kid into the "best" school is highly overrated, in my opinion. Also, neither one of them has any student loans to pay off, which puts them miles above their friends financially.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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GAndyalf
Valinor

Jul 2 2011, 3:42pm

Post #204 of 246 (539 views)
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That's actually "the plan", Auntie... [In reply to] Can't Post

With the GI Bill and yellow ribbon programme he could have gone anywhere and that's always preferable when feasible. However, given that I can't give him that, the next-best thing is to work at a college and that way he'll at least have ONE choice that's free. And I SOO agree w/you on the student loans! I have $32k for my bachelor's and among the things I'm eyeing carefully is how much more to take out for the masters and partial doctorate so I'm not in debt forever. Also to help alleviate my student loans I plan on getting a government job, which will also facilitate our living overseas in 5 years.
Evil

"Be good, be careful, have fun, don't get arrested!"
---Marcia Michelle Alexander Hamilton, 7 Nov 1955 - 19 Nov 2009


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Jul 2 2011, 5:29pm

Post #205 of 246 (508 views)
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Yes, those loans. [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm hoping to avoid them somehow with my daughter, although I have no idea how (teaching at a college is not an option for me . . .Unsure).

And I agree about the "best" schools. The main point is to learn as much as possible wherever they go.Smile


GAndyalf
Valinor

Jul 2 2011, 5:52pm

Post #206 of 246 (540 views)
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You don't have to TEACH at a college... [In reply to] Can't Post

Just WORK at one. Clerical, janitors, they all get the tuition bennie.

"Be good, be careful, have fun, don't get arrested!"
---Marcia Michelle Alexander Hamilton, 7 Nov 1955 - 19 Nov 2009


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Jul 2 2011, 7:52pm

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And even if you don't work there [In reply to] Can't Post

a state university is a good deal. I paid four years' tuition at CSU without taking out any loans. It was about $6,000 per year. By having my kids live at home, we saved a huge amount.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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GAndyalf
Valinor

Jul 2 2011, 8:56pm

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Like everything, it depends upon what they want to study... [In reply to] Can't Post

Every school, public and private, has areas that they're a) very good at and/or b) that other schools just don't have to offer at any price. The reason I'm going back to Colorado Tech instead of a cheaper school (CTU is pret-ty expensive!) is that they're the only place that offers both MBA and doctorate with the focus on Environment and Social Sustainability. As my son has been a strong recycling advocate all his life and it's been one of those things rolling round the back of my head thing for years to do something important that I'm passionate about that it came to the fore like a freight train - I want to get into green technologies and I see this as my means to do so.
Best of luck to Ethel with her daughter and thanks again, Auntie Dora for the kind encouragement and sage advice!

"Be good, be careful, have fun, don't get arrested!"
---Marcia Michelle Alexander Hamilton, 7 Nov 1955 - 19 Nov 2009


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Jul 2 2011, 10:14pm

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And sometimes what's available nearby bends the shape of a life. [In reply to] Can't Post

When I was in high school, I thought I wanted to be an astronomer. But I didn't want to leave home, and I would have had to go to Boulder to study astronomy. So I did math instead, and enjoyed it just fine.

My son wanted to go to a private school on the west coast and study video game design. I told him we couldn't afford it, that he'd have to apply for a scholarship or pay for it some other way. So he went to CSU instead, and is now programming satellites (as far as I can tell. He's not allowed to say much about what he does.) I think he enjoys that.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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taekotemple
Grey Havens


Jul 2 2011, 11:36pm

Post #210 of 246 (710 views)
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Yikes! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hmm... not sure that kind of training would work for me. Especially because I'm not a fan of Gatorade, which tastes more like colors than flavors to me. Wink I think red tastes the best, but even then, it really just tastes like saline solution to me.

It's amazing, what a good workout can do. I made a point when I started to let the trainer know about past injuries and such, so we can work together to avoid re-injury. There's definitely a big difference between the pain that comes with using a muscle properly that you haven't used enough, and the bad pain. And a trainer definitely won't be able to help you know the difference if you don't say what's going on right away. My trainer has been able to help me because I've been good about that.

The thing that cracks me up about my trainer is he's pretty young. I keep having this desire to get him in a headlock and noogie him, then give him advice about girls... like I used to do with my younger brother.


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 3 2011, 5:36am

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I'm there, too. [In reply to] Can't Post

If the author is on Goodreads, fans are notified of new releases, blog updates and (I think) events such as book signings. If the author *isn't* on Goodreads, I think the only effect is that the author's name is listed under the "favourite authors" section of your profile.


The Passing of Mistress Rose
My historical novels

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

- A Room With a View


taekotemple
Grey Havens


Jul 3 2011, 7:10am

Post #212 of 246 (491 views)
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Ha! [In reply to] Can't Post

That reminds me of a song little Ian learned in his music class this week. In the song, this frog eats soap and burps. Every time the teacher got to the burp part, he would do a big fake burp and crack himself up.


taekotemple
Grey Havens


Jul 3 2011, 7:13am

Post #213 of 246 (556 views)
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Talk about taking some lemons and making lemonade! [In reply to] Can't Post

Lovely job on the mailbox. Let's hope the mailbox bandits don't decide to come around again for a while!


taekotemple
Grey Havens


Jul 3 2011, 7:52am

Post #214 of 246 (465 views)
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Goodreads sounds interesting. [In reply to] Can't Post

I just joined, same username as I use here. I'm gonna have to navigate around it and see what I can do with it. Yay, new project!


taekotemple
Grey Havens


Jul 3 2011, 8:02am

Post #215 of 246 (474 views)
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Queen [In reply to] Can't Post

Funny you bring up Bohemian Rhapsody, since Conan O'Brien recently interviewed Liv Tyler... apparently, her son loves Queen, and she told a funny story about how she woke him up at night, and he rose out of bed singing, "Beezlebub has a devil put aside for me," then fell back to sleep.

I need to find that clip and post it somewhere here.

And that wasn't pretentious at all, btw! Smile


taekotemple
Grey Havens


Jul 3 2011, 8:08am

Post #216 of 246 (509 views)
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My sister-in-law... [In reply to] Can't Post

I generally don't drink myself. But my older brother's wife is from France, and she thinks it's weird that I don't drink. So sometimes, just so I don't get stared at oddly, I'll have a couple sips of wine when we have family dinners at their house.

The taste of alcohol just grosses me out, not to mention my family history of alcoholism. Strangely enough, it seems the British and Scottish sides of my family have more of a history of alcoholism than the Irish side. Hmm...


GAndyalf
Valinor

Jul 3 2011, 4:49pm

Post #217 of 246 (631 views)
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That's CUUUUTE! :) [In reply to] Can't Post

Of course, in some cultures it's considered rude to the cook NOT to burp! Sly

"Be good, be careful, have fun, don't get arrested!"
---Marcia Michelle Alexander Hamilton, 7 Nov 1955 - 19 Nov 2009


Annael
Immortal


Jul 4 2011, 12:30am

Post #218 of 246 (549 views)
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'course, the other option is a scholarship [In reply to] Can't Post

My sister & her husband had very little money to help the kids through college, but my nephew set his sights on Harvard when he was 14. He knew he'd have to do more than just get good grades, so he went out for crew and won a sizeable scholarship based on both academics and athletics. And here's the cool thing: if you get into Harvard, they bend way over backwards to make sure you have the money to go. He ended up with about six different grants, some big, some little. His folks had to pay about $3600/year and he had to earn at least that much every summer working, but he came out without any loans to pay off.

My cousin's daughter won a four-year free ride to Smith ($80k/year tuition!) the same way, by excelling both academically and at a sport. Her younger sister also got into a good four-year school on an athletic scholarship.

So don't tell your kid he can't go to a top school. If he REALLY wants to, he could make that happen.

The way we imagine our lives is the way we are going to go on living our lives.

- James Hillman, Healing Fiction

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 4 2011, 1:48am

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Yeah... it was a major pane ;) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 4 2011, 1:51am

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It's all good :) [In reply to] Can't Post

They got me on some meds that helps with the itching and sores. It's improved so much it doesn't scare my boss to look at me anymore :D

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 4 2011, 1:54am

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I hope you weekend is popping [In reply to] Can't Post

a lot more than it was promising! Soon all those books will be filling in those quiet times :)

Have a great Holiday!!

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 4 2011, 1:57am

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Have a GREAT weekend, Ethel D! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 4 2011, 2:01am

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Spontaneity! [In reply to] Can't Post

Oh... I'll bet it'll end up being loads of fun!! I just recently turned my 89yo Mom onto Smores! Have a Smore Fest!!

And have a great weekend, m'dear!

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 4 2011, 2:09am

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Woohoo!!! Congratulations!! :D [In reply to] Can't Post


After jumping through all of those hoops... you SHOULD be WAY HAPPY and Proud :D

That is AWESOME NEWS!!! Well done, Bound!! Well done!

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 4 2011, 2:10am

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Rock on, WB!!! :) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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