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  1. Didn’t really want to make a new topic so I thought I would post this here. After nearly 4 years of hard work, literal blood, sweat and tears, failure and self doubt, finally came the culmination of a black belt for my son a couple weeks ago. I’m soooo fucking proud of him. I can’t even describe how great it felt seeing his Instructor finally tie that black belt around him after years of taking him to karate 4 days a week and endless tournaments and wiping away all of the blood, tears and snot off him from sparring matches, wins, losses and failed tests.
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  2. I think the people like that are the most afraid. They're afraid of anything being slightly outside the norm. Afraid of having to make hard choices and deal with things not being as expected. We're all struggling with life no longer being what we considered normal, but these are people who are SO wrapped up in what they viewed as normal that they can't deal with anything even slightly outside of that, let alone a global pandemic. Life must be ordered the way they want it, or it's wrong and evil. And they have the temerity to call mask wearers cowards.
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  3. It's been good news around here lately. 1. My son's OT informed us that he is actually ready to graduate from his first set of goals that worked on transitions and going along with the group plan. She said they are ready to start working on handwriting and other fine motor skills soon. 2. We toured the new school and met his SpEd teacher and his 2nd grade teacher. Both picked up on his strengths and struggles and seem like they can handle it. I liked that his 2nd grade teacher didn't get excited about his wiggles and didn't let him get away with running amok, either. She made sure sh
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  4. In regards to kids and masks, I might be lucky because I have kids that absolutely adore ninja so I have had to explain they don’t need their masks in our own home.
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  5. After reviewing his evaluation and IEP, they agreed with the placement in the social/sensory program, and he will be 90% general education and 10% social skills and OT. This means he won't be attending his home school but will be at a nearby school, and probably even in the same class as one of his occupational therapy friends. New school psychologist should be reaching out soon. My friend whose son attends assures me the psychologist is great. I broke down and cried when I got the news. I have not had to fight for anything whatsoever and I think they are doing right by him. This is such
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  6. Not trying to brag...but last night...
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  7. you don't know what I've been sending to JUST trevor, it seems
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  8. And before someone comes in and complains about how MP3s don't have the same clarity - I'm not a professional listening on a system that cost thousands of dollars. There's no noticeable difference for me.
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  9. School starts Wednesday. My kids are making me nuts. My daughter is surly and has an attitude about everything, and my son won't stop talking about Terraria. Please someone else take them for a few hours, we are all tired of each other after 18 months.
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  10. Or this state offers some conveniences you can't get in other states! LOL
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  11. My friend sent me this today. This lady totally killed her husband. https://abc13.com/hurricane-ida-alligator-attack-louisiana-man-killed-storm/10989810/
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  12. No you're not.
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  13. Find yourself a good estate sale company. They'll handle a lot of it for you.
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  14. There’s a group that we’re part of that I’m ready to leave over COVID. It’s a Catholic group and originally most of the people were taking COVID seriously. Now, we’re the only ones masking, which undermines our parenting because all of the other parents are letting kids go mask-free. So we seem like we’re just being mean. Today I went ahead and said, in front of others, that our family is going to do what the CDC says, even if everyone else is just going to be selfish. I expect to get a call from someone about it, but I’m done pretending people aren’t being selfish by refusing to wear masks or
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  15. I moved 1,000 miles away in college and then to the west coast (2,000 miles away). My mom noticed. Also 3,000 miles from my MIL. There's a reason. Given how every visit with family goes, I think my decision was a good one.
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  16. Confession: I wish I could be properly fully amused by or fully sympathetic about all of these staunch anti-vaxxers getting covid and dying. Instead I'm stuck in this in between that's making my head spin. I want to laugh. I want to weep. I want a vaccine for my youngest kiddo so I feel at least my family is safe.
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  17. He should have drawn the line with himself. This! Yeah I wanted to see Anakin struggle more and wrestle with his conscience, but ultimately embrace evil. Willingly. Not the way he did in ROTS where he felt like he had no choice but to go dark to save Padme. We should have seen Anakin grow more arrogant and uncontrollable by Obi Wan as the movies progressed (I know we did get that of sorts, but in a better and more profound way). I would have liked to see Anakin lose his temper and become cruel, and actually like the power. A true fallen hero that becomes a villain. But
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  18. HA! This paint was literally some pre-mixed paint I found on clearance at Walmart while I was grabbing some extra sandpaper the other day. It's a silvery grey and just perfect as a neutral for the kids' rooms. We might even have enough to do the small hallway as well. We'll probably do a cool accent wall in Noah's room later on down the road. And Luke just got this awesome treehouse bed that someone was selling on FB Marketplace and I couldn't pass up for the price, so we'll probably lean into this treehouse idea and do a mural or something in there. But first we have to finish painting
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  20. The little girl from The Battle for Endor, thus connecting those movie to the main saga?
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  21. Somehow there would have been a big eyed precocious child staring into the sky constantly. In Jabba’s palace. She’s have tagged along with the group. Probably would’ve been the one to make friends with the Ewoks instead of Leia. Then, magically, in the celebration at the end, her parents would’ve magically come out of a tree hit and they would’ve hugged AND CREDITS.
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  22. This ain't the Lyceum, man.
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  23. Got more info. Its been one big game of telephone. I'm not sure if we have 1 bad communicator or several. The behaviorist was supposedly there to observe another student in his class. I've heard that line before, his preschool pulled the same thing. So they have zero documentation on what the behaviorist observed. They did call his old school. They have a brand new principal from out of state who said oh yeah that's the behavior program. He has zero context or history of the pilot program for neurodiverse students. His teacher told me that she just got the request tonight to call ove
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  24. THE RIDE NEVER ENDS
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  25. Pretty cool. Dragons and shit. Probably in the lower half of MCU though.
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  26. Limited info, but it’s getting a remake for PS5 which I am really looking forward to! Classic! https://blog.playstation.com/2021/09/09/star-wars-knights-of-the-old-republic-remake-is-the-legendary-tale-remade-on-playstation-5/amp/
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  27. Do you need to borrow one of my kids for a while? I'm ok with that. Just pick one.
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  28. The initial invasion of Afghanistan was probably warranted. Everything else was stupid and yet Republicans will still try to tell us that the problem is feeding hungry kids or giving healthcare to the poor. We threw away trillions of dollars for no reason, and we gained absolutely nothing other than ensuring that generations of people will hate us even more.
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  29. My go to analysis is now that I say the PT is a bunch of horribly executed great ideas, while the ST is the opposite— a bunch of terrible ideas amazingly executed.
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  30. Honestly? It’s funny to look back on. And I’ve never been a day late on a utility bill.
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  31. She totally Carole Baskined his ass.
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  32. Right? Ida like to know what Congress is gonna do about. I’m already sorry.
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  33. I knew it, I’m surrounded by ***holes. how is that still censored
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  34. Unless Skywalker is a super common name on Tattooine. Skywalkers on Tattooine or as common as ***holes on Earth.
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  35. Not that I thought it totally through, but I always thought Anakin actively left his saber behind upon quitting being a Jedi, leaving it and Obi-Wan at the same time. He turns bad, then he and Obi-Wan fight to a stand still. Obi-Wan dies, Anakin is so messed up he goes in the suit (the ANH novel had said Vader has fallen into a molten/lava pit and they fought on a volcanic field.) He doesn't know about OB-1 who has taken Luke to Tattooine. The name stuff could just be OB-1 getting familial. To be honest, there's no version, fan or canon, where Luke or Ben keeping their last names while i
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  36. The thing that the ST writers/directors don’t understand is that the Dark Side isn’t just making evil choices - it’s actually a malevolent supernatural power that consumes you once it’s invited in.
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  37. I guess the point that I was trying to make about Kylo was that he never seemed truly "taken" by the dark side, despite all the bad things he did. In ROTS, Anakin became all drunk with power once he turned. He suddenly had all these ambitions about ruling the galaxy that he didn't have before. It may have initially been about saving Padme, but he became power hungry because supposedly the dark side does that once you get a taste of it. But Kylo never really seemed motivated by power, though. Instead, it seemed like it was more about trying to prove something to himself. Its like his whol
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  38. I just read a news story about a veteran who died of gall stones because none of the hospitals around here could get him a bed for treatment. Something completely treatable (almost routine I'd imagine), and he died because covidiots are filling up the ICUs. Houston has one of the largest medical centers in the world, and we can't treat people right now because of these fucking morons who have decided to politicize a global pandemic. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-us-hospital-icu-bed-shortage-veteran-dies-treatable-illness/
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  39. I'll spare everyone my whole rant about the lack of Christ in "Christian values".
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  40. A teacher (unvaxxed) at Luke's old school died this morning from covid. The entire neighborhood is in apparently "deep mourning" over it, but they still won't send their kids to school in a mask. I'm absolutely dumbfounded at the utter lack of logic in all of this.
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  41. I wonder how many Empire sympathizers are flat Death Star believers.
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  42. Very nice new shower! Here's the fence progress. Its like putting lipstick on a pig but it just has to look better in the background of pictures. My husband insisted we try a sprayer and it was a disaster, as I expected. Although now that I did 4 panels with a brush I may not care anymore. I think I have 20 more to go. Going to try to be done by the end of the week.
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  43. Here is the newsletter I sent to families last week... So far...only ONE family send me hate mail as opposed to like 30 families saying THANK YOU. The crazies are the loudest. Honestly, I want to thank my time on nightly for teaching me how to write an email to minimize dumb-ass responses. Try to argue with, "I don't want your kid to die or you go broke if we have to quarantine".
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  44. Zam, hired by Jango, hired by Dooku, hired by Palpatine, posing as Sifo Dyas, was behind it. Duh. Couldn't you figure out such a simple plot thread that totally had a lot of valid reasons to be like that? Fuckin nerd.
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  45. We got some work done on our house this summer, too. It really started because my wife loves to cook on the stove, including stir fry. The fan on the microwave above it wasn’t connected to any ventilation, so it just circulated it back out and we always had to open windows. We wanted to hire a contractor to install ventilation for it and finally found a renovation company that had expertise in doing this. I forgot to take a photo after they painted it the same color as the wall, but they did a great job. Now, with the fan on, we basically can’t even smell what’s cooking. It’s great!
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  46. Man I miss adventurous sex. I mean, I had really great sex last night, but not like I (we) used to.
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  47. These stories are funny. Some of them. I don't really know what dating is. Sometime in the distant past I just decided it was something I'd never do. This was back in the mid to late 1980s. Yeah, I'm also going grey, in case you're wondering. In my early 20s a lot of things happened all around the same time. My dad died, I left home and this woman I met in college moved in with me. This was in a different age of the Earth. Mid 1990s, if I recall. When I was still young and all things were still possible, we got married. This was before this site was launched. There was no episod
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  48. So...carpet guys ran out of carpet on Thursday which was a reschedule from the original day, Wednesday. Now they're coming back tomorrow to finish the stairs. These pics kinda suck, but here's some before, during, and after.
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