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Old 02-15-2012, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by cjohnson728 View Post
I'm so sorry, Tori. I know how it hurts...I've hurt as an aunt and as a parent and there ain't much difference between the two. We had a similar experience with my son with baseball all-stars many years ago. Sounds like it was political, maybe, and unfair from the get go. I think I'd be not as upset about letting others try out, but really upset at the fact they had the team set. That's completely unfair, inequitable, and just plain wrong. I hope she finds a way to show them what they're missing. What I can say is that time does make it a little better, but she was wronged just the same!
She's a pretty lucky kid that I found out as late in the day as I did. Had it been earlier, I might have marched my happy butt up to the school and showed out! When you get me mad enough, the Red comes out! I told her not to quit, that she still has one more year that she can play youth league, but I understand that it's not the same. She'll be the oldest on the team this year, and that just sucks! Another thing that has upset her is only ONE of her friends has called or texted her. I told her that I'm pretty sure that the other girls just don't know what to say to her, but it still hurts her little heart! I don't care if she is already 5'4" at 12 years old, she's still LITTLE!!! The unfairness of the situation is killing me. If I didn't think I'd get thrown in jail, I'd go up to the school tomorrow. But they live in a little hick town (I swear, Mayberry is bigger and better), and I'm pretty sure "the PO-lice" would get called on me. Once she settles down and gets her mad on, I'm gonna talk to her about focusing on which 2 sports she likes the best. It might be easier to pick just 2 and concentrate on those and her schooling.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:11 AM
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Aw Tori,
So sorry about your DN. That really sucks.

Not to make light of such a heart breaking event, but it is the failures (especially the ones we didn't deserve) that give us character and strenth - not the success. My guess is the she will take this memory into adulthood and make sure that she never hurts a kid the way she was hurt by those crumby coaches.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:18 AM
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Tori, she only has once choice, she has to find some friends that drive and they need to go mudding in the field. Just kidding.

On a serious note, looking from the outside this is what I see.

First off let me say that I totally get you being upset, so don't throw egg in my face for what I'm about to say.

Do you know for 100% certain thatthey really told her that they had already made up their minds who they were putting on the team BEFORE THEY HELD TRY OUTS??? I believe when our youngest DD didn't make the cut last year she said the same exact thing. This tells me one of two things... 1) the kids may say that to help themselves cope with the rejection, or 2) the coaches or whomever may have said that to help the kids cope with the rejection. Either option isn't a bad thing IMO. I wish I could be that tactful at times.

Another thing is that she may be better than everyone else on any other day but everyone has an off day. You said that she told you
that she admitted that she wasn't as good as she knows she can be, and that the other girls were better than her today.I would assume that the reason for a tryout is to judge your performance at that very moment.

Maybe she just has too much going on in her life at the moment and this could be a good thing. Maybe it'll free up some time that many 13 year old chirrens feel they need.


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Old 02-15-2012, 12:20 AM
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Mern--it really hasn't been that hard moving. My dad and brother did the bulk lifting on Saturday and then Sunday it was just moving some boxes to storage and clothes to Momma and Deddy's. Vacation however is daunting. I need so much now!! lol

Terri--oh it about killed me to throw out those chips! I had to physically dump the chips out of the bag and into the garbage to know I wouldn't go back after them! OMG girl, I'm a mashed potatoe purist too! All I need is some butter, salt & pepper! I do get a wild hair every once in a while and add some cheese, but don't really need it. Zumba was really fun! I didn't expect to like having an actual instructor, but it did make it a little easier. Also didn't think I would be able to keep up, but surprised myself. I had some difficulties, but made it through. What I really loved was the fact that she used Top40 music, made it easier for me than the traditional Latin tunes. I'm also incredibly jealous of your BB&B gift cards. I could drop a small fortune in that place!!

Deborah--Not sure if i've actually welcomed you yet, so WELCOME TO OUR CRAZY CHATTY BUNCH!

April--Keep the food porn coming!! I love it! I also can throw down on some shepard's pie! The email writing went okay. He's basically asked me to email him routine updates. Nothing special, just the day to day things he's missing. He may get a second email this week ranting about DN1's not making the softball team.

Darlene--hope all is going well!

Ashlie--how precious is DS8??? I need me one of those to tell me I'm skinny and pretty!!

Hope--sorry to hear about your DD issues, and omgoodness sorry about your kitty too!

Pam--thanks! I'm sure she'll learn something from it one day. But THIS day, she's not a happy camper! And rightfully so.

Mike--Go Pimp Daddy Go! Youre cranking out the policies this week! A happy V-Day to you too and what a nice message from a new client!!

Kay--hope all gets worked out with DS. Schools can be incredibly frustrating at times (see my above rant)

Luv--your posts always make me smile. It's the animations I think....

Amy--if youve ever even considered zumba then you'll probably love the classes. I never thought I'd like it, but have a ball with it!

mea--congrats on your pound! feels good doesnt it!

Lizzie--i hope you have a wonderful weekend with BF! Don't worry about the overeating, isn't that was holidays are for!!!

Okay....I think I got everybody. If not, it wasn't intentional. Gonna go to Wal-Mart before I talk myself out of it. I have so much that needs to be done.....
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Originally Posted by 01gt4.6 View Post
Tori, she only has once choice, she has to find some friends that drive and they need to go mudding in the field. Just kidding.

On a serious note, looking from the outside this is what I see.

First off let me say that I totally get you being upset, so don't throw egg in my face for what I'm about to say.

Do you know for 100% certain thatthey really told her that they had already made up their minds who they were putting on the team BEFORE THEY HELD TRY OUTS??? I believe when our youngest DD didn't make the cut last year she said the same exact thing. This tells me one of two things... 1) the kids may say that to help themselves cope with the rejection, or 2) the coaches or whomever may have said that to help the kids cope with the rejection. Either option isn't a bad thing IMO. I wish I could be that tactful at times.

Another thing is that she may be better than everyone else on any other day but everyone has an off day. You said that she told you
that she admitted that she wasn't as good as she knows she can be, and that the other girls were better than her today.I would assume that the reason for a tryout is to judge your performance at that very moment.

Maybe she just has too much going on in her life at the moment and this could be a good thing. Maybe it'll free up some time that many 13 year old chirrens feel they need.


Hell, my car's already in need of a bath, maybe I should take her mudding on the field LOL

I do know 100% for certain they told her they had made their minds up. She wasn't the only child around when they said it. Her cousin also tried out (and made the team, even though she SUCKS) and heard it too. So, yeah, they said it. And why would you tell a child something like that to help them cope with rejection? All it did was tell her that she shouldn't have tried out in the first place because she wasn't going to get a fair chance anyway.

My whole issue with the situation (other than hurting because she's hurting) is they could have waited another week or two for tryouts. That way it didn't punish the kids like DN1 who were tied up with another sport. It's how things were done when I tried out back in the day. Nothing overlapped! IMO it's the only fair way to give everyone the same shot. And then, after having the same shot as all the other girls, if she still wasn't on her A game, then so be it!

I agree she has too much going on. It's why I DIDN'T want her playing basketball this season, and I told her as much. It distracted her from softball, which she's better at! And, being one of the youngest on the basketball team, she didn't play much anyway.

And besides, you're not supposed to try and be logical about it! You're just supposed to get mad with me!! Geez, don't you know how the female brain operates????
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:35 AM
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Hi All!!! Just got back in town last night from vacation and the scale shows an ugly 5# gain in 5 days. I'm hopeful it's mostly water but either way I know it will come back off again.

But it was worth every minute Here are a couple of short videos of what we were doing. I'm the diver with the orange tanks
Room of Tears - YouTube

Myan Blue - YouTube


okay on to the goals:
1200-1600 calories per day
gym at least 4 times
water 64oz per day
NO cheat foods this week

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Old 02-15-2012, 01:42 AM
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Kim, I can't get the links to work.

Tori, Yes, I know how y'all women think. I figured you'd like my "original" post but I thought it would be best to change it before hitting submit. I didn't want to to come across as a terror wrist threat to a skool. And... yes I know I spelled them both wrong.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:44 AM
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see if they work now i had to redo them
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:04 AM
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Originally Posted by kimbur96 View Post
see if they work now i had to redo them
yep they work now. Awesome videos!!! I have a few questions... as usual.

I love the style of video editing and I've been looking at doing some new projects when I get my gopro. What video editing software is being used in this video? Please don't say Final Cut b/c I can't afford a Mac. Was twixtor used? I'm really loving the slow motion and high speed videos. I'm dying to try out a nice clean slow motion video but don't know what software is recommended for PC (that isn't a few hundred bucks!). IMO everything looks better in slow mo GOPRO HD and TWIXTOR 2000fps - YouTube
2000fps Puddle Jumping (canon 600d / T3i) Twixtor - YouTube

Heck between a Mac Probook, Final Cut Pro and Twixtor you can spend $4k. I need something for a baller on a budget.
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Originally Posted by 01gt4.6 View Post
yep they work now. Awesome videos!!! I have a few questions... as usual.

I love the style of video editing and I've been looking at doing some new projects when I get my gopro. What video editing software is being used in this video? Please don't say Final Cut b/c I can't afford a Mac. Was twixtor used? I'm really loving the slow motion and high speed videos. I'm dying to try out a nice clean slow motion video but don't know what software is recommended for PC (that isn't a few hundred bucks!). IMO everything looks better in slow mo GOPRO HD and TWIXTOR 2000fps - YouTube
2000fps Puddle Jumping (canon 600d / T3i) Twixtor - YouTube

Heck between a Mac Probook, Final Cut Pro and Twixtor you can spend $4k. I need something for a baller on a budget.
Glad you enjoyed the videos
i know very little about the video and have handed the keyboard over to my BF:

While PC's have caught up quite a bit, IMHO Mac's are much better for video editing. Don't feel you need to spend thousands on a new mac, or final cut, many great mac's can be found pre-owned on ebay or other used sites for great deals. A used $500 macbook pro and a $15 copy of iMovie will work for 98% of most hobbyist editing needs. People have successfully used Twixtor with iMovie, although I personally haven't. I have a 2008 Macbook pro which is probably worth $350 on eBay, which I still use for small iMovie projects.

Keep in mind the slow-motion video you linked to was not made with Twixtor or a similar slow motion software, rather it was shot with a (borrowed)$40,000 Photron SA3 camera at 2500 frames per second.
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