'Night, Beta. Sweet dreams.
I Can't Really Be That Old...Can I: Okay, so I was trying to catch up on some paperwork tonight at whup, and I had CMT on for background music. When the college girl who covers the overnight, who just had her 21st birthday in May, came in, she sat down and we were shooting the you-know-what for awhile. Anyway, a new video from The Eagles came on I didn't realize that CMT even played The Eagles, and Jen asked me who the band was. When I replied, "The Eagles", she just looked at me with a blank stare on her face. So I said something like, "Please don't tell me you have never heard of The Eagles". And she very nonchalantly replied, "Nope, why, should I have?". So, naturally, I said, "Surely you've heard Hotel California". And Jen says, "I don't think so. How's it go?" So, out of sheer frustration, I started naming every Eagles hit I could think of ( I'm a big Eagles fan ). She'd never heard of a one, until I said Desperado, and she said, "Oh, I know that song. Travis Tritt sings it." I gave up.
How is this possible? The Eagles?! Now, you know, some one hit wonder band from the seventies, I could see her not knowing. But The Eagles?! That's just not right.
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Oblivia!!! Hello! It's good to see you here. You have the best stories. *g*
Beldin: Did you see my edit below?
Beldin: I'm sorry about the financial setback. I really hope you can make it. As for Lucie, nope, this accomplishment was academic, not athletic. Back in May, the entire second grade took a week long standardized test. We got her scores in the mail this past Tuesday. Overall, Lucie scored in the 95th percentile, which means that she did better than roughly 95% of second graders in the country!!! The test was broken down into twelve different sections. Lucie's highest score was in spelling, she scored in the 99th percentile. She scored in the 97th for reading. Her lowest scores were in the three math sections, but she still scored way above the national average. I don't have the paper in front of me, but I'm pretty sure her math scores were 83rd, 85th and 87th percentiles. Go Lucie! We are all very proud of her.
Btw, I'm sure your 5 year anniversary post will be something special. I remember last year, you made a post just as you were heading out for SJBW3. You talked about how much the Bronze / Beta community means to you. It was very touching.
valMichael: Thanks for the update on the "dingoes ate my baby" case. I was not aware that bones had been found matching the parents' DNA. If I recall correctly, wasn't there some religious bigotry involved as well, the family were part of a community of I believe Seventh Day Adventists, who were not looked upon favorably by others in the area.
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Off to whup. Have a great day everyone!
Kaisa: Just so you know, you are certainly not the only person here whose ex has used the board as a means of keeping tabs on them. My ex spied on me here for months and months. He even posted a few times. Needless to say, I was completely mortified. I think sometimes we all forget that The Beta is a public board, which means that just about anyone with access to a computer can lurk here and read up on all of our doings. If your ex did e-mail Phoenix, I'm sure she will consider the source. I wouldn't worry about it.
ETA:Old One: Hey there! So, how'd the move go? Are you done? Are you unpacked? Are you still sane? *g* I HATE moving.