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Re: Brag Book

#141  Postby The_Metatron » Dec 24, 2015 6:09 pm

We call him Tam.


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Re: Brag Book

#142  Postby The_Metatron » Apr 03, 2016 5:21 pm

How about this?

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I am surprised to see that much growth in just over a month. He was twelve years old at that lower mark.
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Re: Brag Book

#143  Postby The_Metatron » May 14, 2016 5:53 pm

He hasn't slowed much.Image


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Re: Brag Book

#144  Postby The_Metatron » Oct 11, 2017 6:08 pm

This is how we conduct literature class, discussing Archimedes’ adventures and inventions.

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Re: Brag Book

#145  Postby OlivierK » Sep 02, 2019 1:16 am

So, anyway, one of my kids is a pretty decent (field) hockey player...

Yesterday, his team had a crunch finals match: winners to the Grand Final, season over for the losers. Both teams seemed nervous and payed poorly for a 0-0 half time score. Things picked up in the third quarter, and a scoring opportunity fell to my son. He kinda mishit his shot, but a teammate was able to scramble it in for a scrappy goal. 1-0 up at 3/4 time. Our team couldn't keep momentum up, though, and gave away a penalty in the fourth quarter, coolly taken by a girl who doesn't miss many. 1-1. Then, with 7 seconds left on the clock, our team gave away another penalty, which would end their season if it was converted (hockey penalty corners aren't quite the almost-sure thing football penalties are, but they're certainly good scoring chances for good players). Our goalie saved it, and sent the final into extra time, which in hockey is played under Golden Goal rules where the first score ends the match.

When extra time started, the opposition had the hit off. They passed to their best player, who picked out a player standing wide near half-way and sent a good pass. Then came one of those moments that all sporty kids dream of: my son used his (considerable) speed to intercept the pass, and break away from the player it was intended for, rounded the fullback with a cool fake to the right and run to the left, did the same in reverse to round their 'keeper, and ran it all the way into the goal. 20 seconds into extra time - game over - Grand Final place secured - mobbed by teammates. Straight out of the huddle to shake hands and commiserate with the opposition.

Super-super-proud dad moment. On Father's Day. :awesome: :happydance:
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#146  Postby felltoearth » Sep 02, 2019 1:32 am

:awesome:
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Re: Brag Book

#147  Postby felltoearth » Sep 02, 2019 1:35 am

The_Metatron wrote:He hasn't slowed much.Image


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Heading toward 6 feet territory, fast.
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Re: Brag Book

#148  Postby BrettA » Apr 25, 2020 8:03 pm

Well, why not :) ... My eldest, who completed his Masters degree at Carleton University in IR (International Relations) late last year and had been interested in Turkey and done his thesis on Turkey, had spent a couple of summers at Canada's Global Affairs, and within days of his convocation received a phone call from them saying that there was an opening coming up for the Turkish Desk Officer and asking if he'd be interested in applying for it. He'd had plans to move to Whitehorse for a year or so (girlfriend), but chose instead to apply for the job and he nailed it! :cheers: This was a dream job for him and he's enjoying it immensely, and they've already flown him to Ankara for a short trip just as Covid-19 started making the news.

And my youngest has probably two years to go for his Masters at the University of Lethbridge in something to do with (primarily) DNA... though I'm at a loss to go into detail other than he's also a TA, mainly worked in a lab and is also enjoying it greatly. Dad is super-proud of them both! :grin: The next generation of the family is in good hands.
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Re: Brag Book

#149  Postby Ironclad » Apr 26, 2020 9:12 pm

That's nice :)

Mine has her first tooth breaking through, and she's learnt how to open the dustbin (trash can).. and eat from it..
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#150  Postby Ironclad » Apr 26, 2020 9:14 pm

That's all I got. Be back in a couple of decades for more :lol:
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Re: Brag Book

#151  Postby The_Metatron » Jun 01, 2020 4:44 pm

We have a state funded program here called “running start”, in which the state picks up the tab for academically qualified high school juniors and seniors (grades 11 and 12) to take college courses. Pretty much anything on the catalog for which they have the prerequisite knowledge.

Primus is sixteen years old, and is now in this program. His advisor at the local city college where he will be attending, reported his placement test scores were the best she’d ever seen.

He impresses me very much.
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Re: Brag Book

#152  Postby campermon » Jun 01, 2020 4:45 pm

Excellent stuff!

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Re: Brag Book

#153  Postby laklak » Jun 02, 2020 7:27 pm

Well done, Primus!
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Re: Brag Book

#154  Postby felltoearth » Jun 02, 2020 9:57 pm

Excellent! I see the plan for world domination is going well.
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Re: Brag Book

#155  Postby The_Metatron » Jun 03, 2020 2:56 pm

Ironclad wrote:That's nice :)

Mine has her first tooth breaking through, and she's learnt how to open the dustbin (trash can).. and eat from it..

We kept bandanas tied around our boys' little necks when they were teething. Little drool monsters.
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