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Post: # 18908Post yeskat
Sat May 04, 2002 2:04 pm

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Busy day today, took Kinsey to school, went to work, picked Kinsey up, had a snack then took Kinsey to pee wee cheerleader tryouts. Found out that if she gets picked, and I can't imagine she won't, she's cheerleader material) it's going to cost us $300.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I was stunned nay amazed! <img src=pix/icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle>
So now if she does get picked, I don't know if we can afford for her to do it, what a cunundrum!
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Yesmam,
I know exactly what you are talking about. My daughter started cheerleading in 7th grade. She was then picked to join the advanced group. She had TWO practices to go to, not to mention the expense of all the uniforms (four of them, I think!). We are not rich people! Then the coaches of both teams were at odds with one another, and competing one another, scheduling events and practices the same day. It was a nightmare, but by then my ambitious daughter wanted to do it all!

Starting high school, of course she tried out, and was chosen. The first year of Junior Varsity was tough. But when she was chosen for Varsity the year after, it was grueling. The next two years were nothing but bake sales, car washes, golf tournaments, parent meetings, games, practices, practices, practices and tears of frustration and fatigue from the girl. Our lives were centered around it! There will always be the good memories and moments of teary pride, but when you consider that cheerleading is one of the least appreciated sports, the MOST EXPENSIVE (in spite of the fundraisers), the most demanding (YEAR round), and yet you cannot even earn a scholarship for it all!!! My daugter graduated in 1998, and I have been informed that things are starting to change. By my daughter's senior year, she decided to drop cheerleading. All but two others on her squad dropped it also. They were totally burned out, even though they came in second in the State tournaments!

I'm not saying that would be the way it would be for you. Like I said, I have heard that cheerleading is now getting more recognition and respect. I hope so. I have thought about adding up all the $$ spent all those years. The good side of it all is my daughter did learn self-confidence, self-discipline, team spirit, responsibility, and persistance, to name a few. Was it worth it? Sometimes I think so. Sometimes I wonder if I should have encouraged her into some other sport in which she could have maybe earned a scholarship. But then maybe again, maybe it was meant to be!

Sorry, I didn't mean to make this so long, but the subject just brought back a ton of memories. Good luck to you and your daughter, whatever happens!<img src=pix/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Post: # 18925Post YesJo
Sat May 04, 2002 9:13 pm

Yeskat, something to think about for me as well, my daughter cheers for the little football players here and so far it is very mellow. But the cheering you described is what I fear if she continues into Middle School and High School. I don't know what she is going to want to do when she gets older, but you have given me food for thought.

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Post: # 18986Post Stoutman
Sun May 05, 2002 9:18 pm

TVM,I`m finding it quite hard to type these words,but I have no choice.I`m leaving this site for a while due to circumstances beyond my control.This is not what I want to do,but what I have to do. There has been so much happening with me lately that I don`t even know what is going on anymore. Lately,these troubles have taken the joy out of posting on a site I was really getting a thrill out of. And I never thought in my wildest dreams that a skeptical,cynical prerson like me would get a kick out of a posting board/chatroom. I would have laughed at the thought a year ago,but now it`s like ripping my heart out. If I don`t take care of the matters at hand now,nothing will ever get taken care of. Also,work has been quite busy and therei s little time for me to post as it is.
For those in the chatroom last night,I apologize if i was coming across pessimistic. I didn`t realize what was bothering me until now,but it is not right to subject others to that when this is supposed to be a site of positiveness. Right now,I`m not feeling so positive and I want to come back to this site when I have taken care of the matters at hand. It just gets so overwhelming and daunting it scares me at times.
Whenever the dust settles and the smoke clears,I`ll come back someday,but not just for a while.
I wish everyone well in purchasing tickets for wahtever Yes concerts are happening near you. With Wakeman back in the fold,those shows are bound to be the best Yes will play in years.
In the meantime, you all take care,Chris

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Post: # 18987Post N2yes
Sun May 05, 2002 9:52 pm

<font color=red><font face='Papyrus'>Stout, you know, we do as we must do, however, please don't rush away thinking that abandoning your posts ( sorry for the pun )is a necessary component in this search for clarity. I have always found that posting here proves to be quite cathartic, a release as it were. So, before you up and split for an indeterminate amount of time, consider that as well as the fact that you will be missed by the members here. You've made quite a home for yourself here and unless you plan on assuming the role of a nomadic traveler, we'd prefer it if you stayed with us here in the shire. But, if you must go, know that we will miss you and hope that your hiatus is brief. Whatever your decision or path, I wish you the best.</font id='Papyrus'></font id=red><img src=pix/icon_smile_blackeye.gif border=0 align=middle>

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If I don`t take care of the matters at hand now,nothing will ever get taken care of. Also,work has been quite busy and therei s little time for me to post as it is.
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Go take care of whatever it is you have to take care of, then hurry on back. We'll miss you!

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For those in the chatroom last night,I apologize if i was coming across pessimistic.
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You were not so much being pessimistic as you were making us wonder what we could do to help you. We are your friends here; do not forget that or take it lightly.

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I didn`t realize what was bothering me until now,but it is not right to subject others to that when this is supposed to be a site of positiveness. Right now,I`m not feeling so positive and I want to come back to this site when I have taken care of the matters at hand. It just gets so overwhelming and daunting it scares me at times.
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I went through some of that myself this week, Chris. It's not easy.

I think I know what is bugging you. If it's what I'm thinking of, then you have all my sympathy and respect because you are a brave and courageous man to even attempt to deal with it. If you're talking about something else, well, then you still are all those things I just said. So there. <img src=pix/icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Post: # 18990Post jackalz
Sun May 05, 2002 11:27 pm

I hope your journey goes well. I think you've got alot of good things going for you, even though you might not see it. Or maybe you do see it, and that's why you're doing this now.

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Post: # 18992Post guilddigger
Sun May 05, 2002 11:34 pm

<font face='Comic Sans MS'>go in peace chris and be sure you will be missed here. hope things will look brighter soon. looking forward to see you back here again very shortly!
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Mon May 06, 2002 12:08 am

TVM I'm celebrating a lot of things.

I am actually able to breathe through my nose today, for the first time in about a month. Life is much better when your brain is properly oxygenated! <img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

I woke up on a day off before noon without the alarm waking me up. Wow! See, the oxygen does make a difference! <img src=pix/icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

I actually have enough Yes bootlegs now that I can even bother with a list, and even have one to trade that some of my regular trading partners don't have! Now if only I could find one for the show I was actually able to go to ... I've given them all covers of some kind, and have them all properly labeled. I'm such a neat freak sometimes. <img src=pix/icon_smile_shock.gif border=0 align=middle>

In theory I have the ability to go to the beach anytime, since it's only 10 miles away, but today I might actually be able to do it! The real question is, do I rough it with the porta-potties at the uncrowded Canaveral National Seashore, or do I fight the crowds at one of the county parks so I can have a decent bathroom?

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Mon May 06, 2002 2:25 am

You know what PC, that is a really hard question about the bathroom/beach situation, one that I wrestle with quite often in the summertime at the Jersey Shore. I would say the quiet beach with the horrible portapotties but it's up to you. Have a GREAT BEACH DAY!!! I am very envious.
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Mon May 06, 2002 2:28 am

TVM, I am throwing the ball to my golden doggie for the millionth time while the lab lays at my feet. I am working in the yard and recovering from too many margaritas last night and a play in Philly. I am also making lunch for my youngest and her friend, and then I am going to a movie! What should I see? Anyone for Spiderman?

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Post: # 19016Post fragilesi
Mon May 06, 2002 4:33 am

Stoutman, come back when you're ready, you know we'll be here waiting. Hope that you find better times ahead.

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Post: # 19020Post yeskat
Mon May 06, 2002 5:43 am

Stoutman,

I also hope to see you back soon! Hope all goes well for you.
Don't forget you have friends waiting for you when you can return!

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You know what PC, that is a really hard question about the bathroom/beach situation, one that I wrestle with quite often in the summertime at the Jersey Shore. I would say the quiet beach with the horrible portapotties but it's up to you. Have a GREAT BEACH DAY!!! I am very envious.
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Well, hubby never woke up until 5 pm so I wound up catching some rays in my own back yard, dang it. Made up for the beach by grabbing a pizza and taking it down to a park on the river. Wasn't quite the same but it was better than nothing at all.

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Post: # 19077Post YesJo
Mon May 06, 2002 10:30 am

Never wait for the husband to go to the beach, bring your water and a good book and tell him to meet you there, they are always late, I've found, especially when I want to go the beach. Next time, I'll go, the beach is my very favorite place in the whole world, besides a Yes concert of course.<img src=pix/icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Post: # 19153Post Ed1909
Tue May 07, 2002 4:21 am

TVM I'm catching up on all the postings here after the wife's family have left after a long weekend here

Listening to The Snow Goose by Camel at the moment

Stoutman - I really hope everything works out for you - don't be too long away from us all

Two days ago, I briefly met Crispian Mills (ex- Kula Shaker front man). He came into my shop and we had a brief chat. His new band, The Jeevas, will have some material in the shops in around three months. he was a really nice guy to talk to.




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Never wait for the husband to go to the beach, bring your water and a good book and tell him to meet you there, they are always late, I've found, especially when I want to go the beach.
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You got that straight. Now I'm going to have to wait until next weekend. This sucks!

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Stoutman - I really hope everything works out for you - don't be too long away from us all
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I got an e-mail from Stout today. He'll be back as soon as he can manage it - has some personal business to take care of.

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Go to the beach for me next weekend PC and don't wait for the hubby. I will be envious again, but I will be there in June, I can't wait to see the Ocean again.

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<b>Ed1909 wrote:</b>
Two days ago, I briefly met Crispian Mills (ex- Kula Shaker front man). He came into my shop and we had a brief chat. His new band, The Jeevas, will have some material in the shops in around three months. he was a really nice guy to talk to.

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That's good news - was he calling just as a casual customer? That would have really brightened my day. I'll be looking out for the new material.

Chris (Stout) - hope things sort themselves out for you. Remember you have friends waiting for you here when you need 'em.

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Post: # 19347Post relayer4u
Wed May 08, 2002 9:36 am

TVM I'm reading the latest NFTE. N2 has a contribution that rings out so true for me that I thought I'd give him a word of thanks for being able to voice a feeling that, I believe, a lot of us here at Yes Talk share. The feeling that Rick returning can only lead Yes Onward, to greater heights!

Thanks Chris!

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Wed May 08, 2002 10:20 am

<font color=red><font face='Papyrus'>The pleasure was all mine, Ray. Thanks for noticing!

At TVM, I find myself nearly caught up with most of the threads and thinking about doing some drawing. Not a bad idea eh Perp?</font id='Papyrus'></font id=red> <img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_talis.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_yes2.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Post: # 19362Post Altair
Wed May 08, 2002 10:58 am

Well, ATVM, I need to get to work. I have been asked to write a test for a world history course. I plan on focusing on European exploration of the 15th and 16th century as well as the revolutions that took place during the 16, 17, and 1800s. You know, the scientific, industrial, and political revolutions. I might also write a couple of questions in regards to Great Britain practicing imperialism when they had control of India. I'll have to do some technical studying before I write the questions, but it shouldn't be that difficult.

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Post: # 19370Post OB1kenOB
Wed May 08, 2002 11:46 am

sorry about the pets Ken.
I'm sure your next one will be awsome too.
Your dog didn't become so cool without help from you.


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<font color=red><font face='Papyrus'>At TVM, I find myself nearly caught up with most of the threads and thinking about doing some drawing. Not a bad idea eh Perp?</font id='Papyrus'></font id=red> <img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_talis.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_yes2.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Great idea, N2. And TVM I'm thinking that it's quite paradoxical that you refer to me as perp, but I work for the cops and they're supposed to be in the business of catching perps. Hmm ... <img src=pix/jestera.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Thu May 09, 2002 6:29 am

TVM,I`m just thrilled to be back in action. I gave you all thanks in a separate post I made for all the nice comments I received from above. But I guess I can`t say it too many times,so `Thanks'.
The `Stout' had cut his locks,but he still is cute as a male fox. Hey,that`s what some of the girls tell me on my route. I don`t lie. My hair is spiked and sticking up like the hair you find on a porcupine.
It helps to have a hairstylist knowing what the hell he or she is doing. I have received too many shitty haircuts in the past. For chrissakes,`Tonto'from the old american TV series,`The Lone Ranger' could do a better job than most of the halfwits I have had. Most of them are bullshitting away without paying attention to the task at hand. This hairstylist was really good and she was also `hot'. Two good reasons to go back to her.
Yes,it was one of the better days I have had recently.`Take whatever you can get in life.'

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Thu May 09, 2002 7:43 am

Stout, I'm sooooooooooooooo glad you're back. You know about what I'm going through, so your return partially makes up for that loss! Thanks for checking in, buddy! <img src=pix/icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Post: # 19455Post YesJo
Thu May 09, 2002 9:56 am

It's good that you have hair Stout, maybe we should see a photo!

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Post: # 19463Post Stoutman
Thu May 09, 2002 11:37 am

YesJo,no way.I believe in sparing the lives of the innocent. This is what the girls say. But I don`t believe it. I`m doing you a favor. I don`t want you to lose your dinner.

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Post: # 19500Post YesJo
Thu May 09, 2002 10:08 pm

Oh darn, I would put one up if you would.

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Oh darn, I would put one up if you would.
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Hey Stout...

now we're REALLY gonna start pressuring you to put up a pic.

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