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small, furry, loud, dangerous

bahamut's Avatar Picture bahamut – November 15, 2008 04:46AM Reply Quote
a thread about our spawn.

ARL (Moderator) – September 12, 2014 04:24PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Congrats JK (and to Mrs K)!

bahamut – September 13, 2014 03:47PM Reply Quote
nice johnny! never to early to teach the little ones soldering.

El Jeffe – September 14, 2014 03:50PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
COOL! (some reason my auto sub for this thread stopped)
Congrats.

Ron Burns – September 17, 2014 05:01AM Reply Quote
"We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation." Voltaire
Congratulations to you all Johnny! Flourish in peace and good health!

Jeff Cooper – September 17, 2014 08:01AM Reply Quote
Congratulations, Johnny!

My 12-year-old son has grown four inches in the last ten months, and his voice has changed. Puberty is upon us. God help him (and me).

El Jeffe – September 17, 2014 03:29PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
My 18 year old son just got braces today. It's amazing how quickly they shoot up in height. My 16 year old got back from volunteer work (walked IN a parade, passing out candy) and COMPLAINED about rush-hour traffic.
He had misfortune for his 3rd week of driving solo to have our van's half-axle snap, as he was pulling out into traffic. Everything is ok now, though. Really growing up. My 48 year old friend just adopted newborn Sunday. Man, life if crazy.



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Jeff Cooper – October 12, 2014 06:43PM Reply Quote
Puberty sucks.

ARL (Moderator) – October 13, 2014 06:06PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Sorry Jeff, I didn't realise you were still going through it. Chin up :-)

John Willoughby – November 07, 2014 05:47PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
One of my 11-year-old's friends: "Why don't you like any boys?"

My 11-year old: "Because I am not sexually mature. Also, all the boys I know are assholes."

johnny k – November 08, 2014 07:07PM Reply Quote
LOoooooL! And where did she learn that?

John Willoughby – November 08, 2014 07:41PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Learn what? That all the boys she knows are assholes? Direct observation, I suppose.

El Jeffe – November 13, 2014 12:18PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
My largest, small furry and dangerous just got a full ride to where J-Coop works.
Not sure what all the "honors college" on letter means though....
Proud, though.

Mokers (Moderator) – November 13, 2014 12:24PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
Wonderful news! I do alumni interviews for my alma mater and so I know how crazy this time of year is for students.

John Willoughby – November 13, 2014 01:45PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
That's amazing, El Jeffe! I don't think that my oldest understands that she WILL be going to the first place that offers her a full scholarship, be it Oxford, Harvard, air conditioner repair school, or Clown College.

Cloudscout – November 13, 2014 02:13PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
(please be clown college... please be clown college...)

YDD – November 13, 2014 02:40PM Reply Quote
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Cloudscout
(please be clown college... please be clown college...)
Well, it would beat being stuck in the Other Place...

El Jeffe – November 14, 2014 01:24AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
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Cloudscout
(please be clown college... please be clown college...)

LMAO!
Hey Peru Indiana has Circus School.

Again, not to publicly state stuff but as I work VERY CLOSELY ON THE BAD SIDE of debt for college.... (people that YELL at you and your family and neighbors to get to government their money back), I am all for NOT BORROWING MONEY for paper (diploma). It's not pretty.

John Willoughby – November 14, 2014 09:19AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
I have honestly come to the conclusion that, except for some of the truly top tier universities, college has become too expensive to justify itself.

El Jeffe – November 14, 2014 11:48AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
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John Willoughby
I have honestly come to the conclusion that, except for some of the truly top tier universities, college has become too expensive to justify itself.

again, i've said for years, BIG ED BUBBLE... pop... can't be sustained...

ARL (Moderator) – November 14, 2014 04:13PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
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John Willoughby
I have honestly come to the conclusion that, except for some of the truly top tier universities, college has become too expensive to justify itself.

Yup. In Australia the tea party element is currently running things and, when they're not at war with science and reason, or singing the virtues of coal, they've decided that our University system isn't American enough...

Under the proposed "deregulated" system there's no way I'd have bothered with my degree.

Given that the entire country benefits from better educated, more qualified and skilled workers - I'm baffled why more tertiary education isn't publicly funded (or at the very lesat, low interest loans). The government recoups their investment via the higher taxes paid by people being in higher paid jobs.

It makes no sense to discourage people from increasing their vocational skills. A meritocracy is better for the economy that the current 1% aristocracy.

Sigh...



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