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  1. Weird.

    by , 10-22-2007 at 11:04 AM
    Askfred.net shows it's now a D1 with 15 competitors. Since I have seen my grandson TWICE in his life and my son is studying at Vandy, I figure this is a good excuse to drive down for a visit before cold weather arrives.

    Anyone else planning to participate? I note there's ONE C-rated fencer thus far.
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  2. Study questions 100-101

    by , 10-21-2007 at 11:55 AM
    I once read somewhere that you should eat a live frog in the morning, immediately upon getting out of bed. That way, all the little annoying things that happen during the day will seem minor by comparison.

    I do not eat a frog in the morning, but the routine is sufficiently annoying that the remainder of the day feels pretty good by comparison.

    After I shower, I roll a hot pad and insert my elbow into it for at least 5 minutes. I then do 5 active stretches, unplug the ...
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  3. Health update

    by , 10-20-2007 at 12:05 PM
    I really hate the usage of the word "warned".

    During the second period of a 10 touch (i.e. Veteran) direct elimination bout, having been warned in the first period that they were not actively attempting to score, the fencers contine to not actively attempt to score. The Referee should:
    a. Give each fencer a YELLOW CARD
    b. call "Halt!" Award each fencer with a RED CARD. The fencers will go straight into the next period of fencing, without the minut break and without the ...
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  4. RU feeling athletic? No.

    by , 10-20-2007 at 11:38 AM
    The tendonitis is somewhat manageable. [Pause to knock on wood.] I can fence as long as I'm wearing my sleeve cuff without any sensations of pain during or afterwards, although I do ice it ASAP to be safe. I do notice the symptoms (1) when I wake every morning; (2) when I do my arm exercises; and (3) when I do little things like zipping up my coat. No pain until the angle rises above 90 degrees and then there's a warning signal about the time the zipper reaches the top.

    I've had ...
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  5. Because I'm the mom, that's why!

    by , 10-19-2007 at 10:11 AM
    Steve was NOT a fencer; he was a bodybuilder and the first and only bodybuilder I'd ever really known (we worked in the same department for a few years). He was my first encounter with someone who had dedicated his life to achieving a goal that initially appeared to bring no significant monetary compensation. In fact, he quit his job (he was a co-worker) and went to work for a subcontractor so he could work part-time and devote more effort to bodybuilding.

    Here's a link that includes ...
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