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  1. CanadianChic

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    Hey guys!! Tomorrow I'll be leaving on a course for a week so I won't be around. I have no worry that the patrons will be on their most devilish (but good) behaviour through the week of Hallowed Eve and Fee is back (thank goodness). Would you all mind terribly watching the bar and giving her a bit of a break? Keep the Tetley and milk stocked for her to relax with and keep the new patrons off Dedan's stool. Thanks - you are all the best (SF was correct) and I will miss reading the daily goings on in your worlds. Take care and be safe!!
     
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    *Steals peanuts after speech*

    I know peter.. if i didn't none would be left!
     
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    Speech? Why..umm..I just have no response at the moment. *blushing* You got me Sup, although that for me was more of a sentence. lol.
     
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    I miss you already CC. :(

    BTW.. do they celebrate Halloween in Canada? Are you going to dress up?
     
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    Ok, bistro, I need some help!

    I don't know what to wear tomorrow! If it were going to be warmer, I'd have no problem, but the high is only going to be 58, and I think I'll be lucky if it gets over 50 before the 10k is done.

    I really want to wear shorts, but I think I will be too cold! Obviously long sleeves, and I'm even considering digging out my gloves and earband...but I won't have anyone to pass clothes off to, so I can't layer up too much in case I need to take it off.

    ARGH! I've tried three different outfits so far, and I'm still not happy!

    Choices are:

    Capri tights
    Long track pants
    shorts

    Long sleeve is a given
     
  6. Topaz

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    Ok, I think I've got it. Pants (but they are light), tank, long sleeve zip top. Ok, now, bib is pinned, chip is on shoe, once I figure out how I'm going to carry my metro card...I'm ready to go! :)
     
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    Aww..are ya really missin' me? That makes me all fuzzy inside Sup. ;) Yes we do celebrate Halloween here. I usually volunteer at the Monster Mash or help my family with the candy (in case they run out I'm the runner), but this year I'll just be going out for dinner and staying in the barracks watching t.v. with a co-worker. How about your big plans? I hope you'll post some pics like Drak is.
     
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    Good luck Topaz!! I respect that you are running and will be rooting for ya! I woudn't go too warm as you'll be generating your own heat and probably won't want to discard extra clothes along the way. I would go tight capris, long sleeve but loose shirt and gloves. As long as your feet, hands and head are sufficiantly warm the rest of you will be all right.
     
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    i'd go with the shorts and a long sleeve tech shirt if you have one. maybe gloves for the start. and a hat. you don't want to wear too much and find yourself too hot near the end of the race. plus layers of clothing add weight which adds seconds to your time

    i ran a 10K a couple weeks ago in 54 degree temps with shorts and long sleeve shirt and only felt cold before the warm up and in the line up for the porta potty :lol:

    then again, you can always check extra clothing if you think you won't need it.

    EDIT - what CC said - she beat me to it (damn i need to take typing lessons to get faster)
     
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    Really? Ok, now I'm waffling back to the shorts.

    RR - I wasn't planning on using the baggage check because it was a bloody mess last year. Though, I'll be in way before the marathoners, so it might be a good idea. Hmmm, I could put the warmer stuff in there so I don't freeze on the way home. And then, I would have a place to stash my metro card! Ok, I'm going to go pack my goodie bag, and then it is off to bed!!!
     
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    Go shorts, once you get rolling you will hate life in the pants.

    Sure you will be miserable when you are not running, but hey, that kind of stuff builds character.

    J
     
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    *shivering*

    Don't I have enough character already?!? ;)
     
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    clap clap clap TOPAZ! clap clap clap TOPAZ! you go girl! you'll do great out there today! we'll be there in spirit. can't wait to hear about the day!
     
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    wow lots of runners here!!:D
    I also started running too-in the middle of the winter!! lol.Before I absolutely hated it,had no endurance at all..but now I take it slowly slowly and next week I will run my first 5k!!!:D
    Just one question-do you often feel the runner's "high"?:) I would love to run a marathon but not sure if I could make it through..alive.:p
     
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    congrats on the 5K. hope you enjoy it.

    i've never felt the runners high - only runners nausea :lol:
     
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    sorry if we steered you wrong on the shorts - woke up this am and it was COLD.
     
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    Several runners have been hospitalized due to heat in the marathon 3weeks ago. runners high is part of the reason why those people kept on running even though they felt something wrong with their body.
     
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    Frustrating, can't track Topaz on the Marine Corp Marathon website! Nor can I track a family member who is running. Maybe its just for marathon runners and not 10k.

    Just sharing.

    p.s. Its windy and 55 degrees here in DC. Brrrr.
     
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    eh ok,but runners high isn't neseccarily always bad.It's a natural way of getting yourself lol high!The organism releasing endorphines.The more times you run,the more endorphines are released.It's a way of releaving the pain from the body.But of course you should always know your limits and if there is a continuous pain,stop.
    Richie,can't believe you have never experienced it!!:p

    btw,running in the cold-though not in SHORTS!!- is much better than in the heat!:) Go Topaz-GO!:D
     
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    Boy, am I glad I didn't listen to you guys!!! I went with the capris, tank, and long sleeved zip top, and I was FREEZING!!!! There is no way I would have made it out there in shorts!

    But that didn't stop me from setting a new PB for my 10k time, by over six minutes! That is according to my watch, my official chip time will be posted sometime today. And no, you aren't able to track 10k runners on the website, just the marathoners...maybe some day.

    Hoorah! Sani, if more people ran and experienced runner's high, then I would bet people wouldn't have to take things to get 'artificial' highs. Just my theory.

    Ok, I've stretched, and I'm still cold, so I'm gonna go take a very long, hot shower and eat, and then I write it all up for you guys.
     
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    Post league match report from today:

    We started with the doubles match where we got to play two good players, one around 16-17 and one around 25 or so. Really good players. But we held our own against them in the first set until the errors from my partner got a bit too much so they managed to break his serve. It's really strange and a bit frustrating - it used to be that _I_ was the liability when we were playing... Ah well, he will get back into his old form - eventually. He was playing with a cold and a running nose though. So we lost 4-6, 2-6.

    Then on to the singles. I got the play the 25 year old which I've played once before, many years ago when I lost like 0-6, 0-6. This time I played *much* better though. So I only lost 1-6, 2-6 this time. But atleast things were competitive in the games (especially mine, he was serving really well)! Broke the strings (3 strings at the same time!) on one of my rackets in that match. Was some pretty big hitting going on there... :)

    Anyway - time for a beer! A Guinness I think!
     
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    Ok, I hope you are ready for my longest post ever! This is the official, 2007, MCM10k Topaz report!

    First, thank you guys for all the words of support! When I came home and read them, they really touched me…especially since I didn’t have anyone at this race. I had my ‘virtual’ crowd cheering for me! :)

    Now, a word about me and running. I’m not fast. I never have been, and my body isn’t exactly built for speed. But I love to run and chug along as best I can. I’ve done over 10 races since I moved to the DC area and I started at the very beginning. Slow. Think snail like. Every year, I’ve shaved time off of my miles, though. So, if anyone reads this and feels like it is necessary to bash my time…go right ahead. I don’t care because I know where I started from. (regular Bistro patrons, this is not directed toward you!)

    My previous 10k Personal Best (PB) was 1:06:08, set last year at this same race. I pretty much knew going in today, that unless I got hit by a UPS truck, I would break that PB.

    I got up nice and early (blech), and had my whole wheat toast with natural PB! Breakfast of champions, yes it is! I drank my normal amount of tea (which is a lot), but I knew I would get time to drink water before the race. I also grabbed a power bar to help tide me over until the running actually started. I chose to wear the capris (thank goodness) after checking the weather on my balcony. I packed up the clear bag they give us for drop-off with a running jacket. I didn’t think I would wear it, but it has pockets, and I put my keys, phone and metro card in the pockets, then the jacket in the bag, thinking it would be a bit safer this way. I wore this jacket last year, so I didn’t have to deal with baggage drop-off, but I got too hot to wear it, and had to accomplish un-pinning my bib, taking of the jacket, tying it around my waist, and re-pinning my bib, all while running. Not. Easy. Maybe that is why my time was so slow? I was too busy stabbing myself with safety pins.

    I headed off to the metro, and was able to step right off of the stairs into a train. Good timing! The weekend metros on the blue line tend to come…oh, once every 15-20 minutes. I didn’t want to have to stand around waiting, even though I wasn’t cold…yet. The runners got off of the metro at the Pentagon, and I had no idea where I was going, but it didn’t matter…you just follow the stream of runners and hope whoever got there first knew what they were doing.

    This walk ended up being at least a mile! Jeesh! I guess they don’t want us too close to the Pentagon. It was a good warm-up, and even resembled a steeplechase as we had to go over some concrete barriers. Why do they do this to us? I was so afraid that I was going to rip my tights! Along the tree line as we walked, you could see various male runners who just didn’t want to wait in the porta-potty line. I wonder if the lines were mostly female?

    Finally the start was in sight! I made it over to the baggage drop, which I have to admit, the Marines do very well! There were almost 40 UPS trucks, each assigned to certain bib numbers. You find your truck, drop off your bag (which has a sticker that you got with your bib), and that’s it. After all the runners start, they just drive the trucks to Rosslyn (where the finish is), and voila!

    I stepped off of the metro at the Pentagon at 7:11am. The marathon got under way on time at 8am. The 10k was supposed to start at 8:25. Unfortunately, we got all lined up, ready to go, and they made an announcement that we were on ‘hold’ because there was some kind of equipment blocking the route somewhere. We ended up starting at least 20 minutes late, and that is when I got cold. Real cold. Up until then I had been walking around, checking stuff out, but they kept telling us two more minutes…and then two more minutes…and at that point you’re all lined up and corralled in with the other runners, and you can stretch a bit, but still…VERY COLD. I was worried. But, this gave me plenty of time to plan and think ‘How will I run this race?’ Normally, especially with longer distances (and this qualified as that for me) I run negative splits. I was planning to do the same today, thinking that a slower first mile would also help me warm up. I was thinking I would stay in the 10-11 minute mile zone for the first half, and then ramp it up. I know I can run a 9-minute mile, but I can’t keep it up for too long at that pace.

    Around 8:45 we got started, finally! And I kept it nice and easy and loose for that first mile. It is hard for me to do that, because that means people are passing me, and I don’t like that! But I knew what I needed to do, and I knew I would see them again! :) And sure enough, at the first hill, I passed easily 100 people. I train on hills…a lot. Heh heh heh!

    First mile split was about 15 seconds slower than where I wanted to be, but no reason for panic. We headed into Crystal City, which is my favorite part of the course. There are more spectators cheering you on, and usually lots of music. But this year, there was no Target Tunnel! Booohooo! It rocked running through the Target Tunnel last year! Anyway, as we headed in, the elite 10k runners were headed out. My friend Kelly (also a teacher at our school) is an elite runner sponsored by Brooks. She was supposed to do Chicago a few weeks ago, but their coach wouldn’t let them because of the heat. I got to see her as she was coming out of CC and cheer her on! At that point she was the third woman, and she finished fifth out of all the women.

    Mile two had me 30 seconds AHEAD of a 10 minute mile! So somewhere in there, I made up a lot of time. That was good, though, because I knew the rest of the course was tougher, and that I might need the extra time. Mile 3, right outside of CC, was a PB for me, and had me right on track, just inside a 10-minute mile. Now, just had to hold onto that for three more miles.

    Mile four was confusing. There was no marker, just two Marines calling out the numbers (which had me a minute ahead at this point!). I was so excited that I let myself take a bit of time at the next water stop. Then, we went around a turn, and there was a four-mile marker. Uh oh! Which one was right? Well, I know now that the Marines were right, but why not put the marker in the correct place?

    Coming up next was the toughest part of the course…from the Pentagon up RT 110 to Rosslyn. There isn’t much there, it is mostly a slow upgrade, and the wind was whipping. I was a bit dejected because I thought I had blown my time and this is where I started to shiver. While I was running! Oh, I was so cold! But I just willed the legs to go on.

    And, at mile 5, got some good news. 49 minutes! Yes! Ok, that gave me enough to keep pushing. You can see and hear the finish at the Iwo Jima Memorial (we have the same finish as the marathoners, which is kinda cool!) at this point. Just up to Rosslyn, turn around, up the hill (they call it ‘Beat the Hill’…the last .2 of the race is straight up), and I’ll have it.

    And then…*zing*. Something was wrong with my left leg! ARGH! It just kind of buckled, and it was scary for a few minutes. It is fine now, but I really think it just got too cold…I’m not sure, it was the strangest thing. I only had about a half mile to go. Up the hill…the woman in front of me STOPS RUNNING and walks. I d*mn near ran her over! Get outta the way! I see the finish, I see the clock…59:58, 59:59…nooo, I’m not there yet! My clock time was 1:00:03.

    That doesn’t really matter though…what matters is what the chip records as your time. I’m happy to say that it took me 32 seconds to cross the start line, which means I broke my hour. My official chip time is 59:28!!! (For those of you not familiar with this…the chip is a small timing device you attach to your shoe to give you an accurate time and pace…in bigger races like this it takes you a long time to cross the start because of all the people, and having a chip record your time gets rids of the ‘extra’ time it took you to start.) I really fell off on that last mile, though, a bit disappointing.

    That is 6 minutes and 34 seconds faster than last year! ?

    Afterward, I got my medal, went and got my finisher photo taken (we’ll get them WED), picked up some goodies, and headed into Rosslyn to pick up my bag and hop on the metro. I WAS FREEZING!!! I was so glad I put that jacket in my bag! On it went, and then onto the metro. Oh, my legs were so stiff! I couldn’t go down the escalator stairs (and, well, I hate escalators, so just standing there on them makes me nervous) because my knees were so stiff. Once I got to the metro platform, I did take some time to stretch, but until I finally got into the shower (and took a nap!) I was just frozen solid. I almost felt like crying I was so cold.

    My friend Joy ran the marathon, for the second time, and finished in 4 hours 7 minutes. Another friend of mine, Christine, WON our age group in the 10k. And I already told you about Kelly. So, I have some fast friends! Heh, heh…I’m the slow poke!

    All in all, not bad, but I’m still not feeling too well. I much prefer a little bit of heat. Between now and the end of the year I think I will just focus on the tourney in FL and not do another race (I had been considering another 10k in two weeks). I’m thinking I may do the Army 10 miler again next year, since that is a few weeks earlier…it should be warmer! Also, my 10-miler time is rather pathetic, so I think that needs to be addressed!

    Official race stats:
    Time - 59:28
    Pace - 9:34.5
    788th out of 1553 finishers
    346th out of 831 women
     
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    I didn't read your entire post Topaz, it was a tad too long :)

    Just wanted to say congrats, I used to run the Chicago Marathon when I was in Illinois and I know the dedication it takes to run one.

    Again, congrats!:D
     
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    Woo Hoo! ****Standing up and clapping**** Topaz rocked the MCM 10K! Congratulations my friend...we're all proud of you:D
     
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    that is amazing time for a 10K. that's sub 10 min per mile pace. another medal for the collection.

    don't you hate when people just *STOP* right in front of you? rule is you want to stop, move over to the right. that and people who cut you off at the start - just dart right in front of you.

    thanks for the report. wish i had the ability to remember all those things about my runs. :smile:
     
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    lol long post!!WOW,six minutes faster!!??! Congratulations!!:D I don't know what these long distance runs tests more,the physical strenth or the mental?
    Anyways,I hope your left leg feels better and you're not much sore.:) Bravo once again!!
     
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    i'm usually ok during the run. the trouble is 4 hours later when your quads feel like knots. going down stairs the next day is always fun too :lol:

    i'm trying to push myself and break the 40 min mark for a 10k and the training runs aren't much fun at the moment. the guys i am running with are too bloody fast for an old guy like me.
     
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    omg I know what you're talking about.I couldn't bike or going up stairs the next day because I was so unfit.:sad: Now,it's better but if I don't stretch properly,then usually my back and my quads kill me.And I am not even an old guy!!!:( lol
     
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    yes, guinness. must have guinness.
     
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    Now, now...I *warned* you all that it was long! Read at your own risk! :)

    I also participate in a runner's forum, and it is standard practice to write up race reports...it is expected, and sometimes demanded!

    Richie Rich - I can't imagine breaking a 40 minute 10k! My friend Kelly (the elite runner) came right in at 40 today.

    Sani - please make sure you are wearing the right shoes for you! They make all the difference! IMO, I think the longer the distance, the more the mental side of running comes into play. You have to have a plan! And your brain can keep you in it, or cause you to check out. I was in a totally different mental place in mile 3 compared to mile 4 (when I thought I was way off my time).

    Thanks, Lakoste, ILC, SF, for the kind words! :grin:

    Peter - Keep plugging away at those whipper snappers! And, have you noticed the avatar?

    The left leg is ok - my hammy is sore. Might have had a bit of a cramp, I think. Tomorrow is a rest day, since I will be judging governor's school auditions instead of playing tennis. Then, back to the court on Tuesday!
     
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    i prescribe some stretching and some heat for your sore hammy. and a nice glass (or 2 or 3) of australian (or californian) merlot for you. well deserved!
     
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    yes..I realised..*ouch* really?Which site I may ask?:) I am posting too,in coolrunning.They help a lot with advices for beginers.:)
     
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    AHHHH :cry: my football team lost today! How can we hold Barcelona then lose 2-1 at DUNDEE UNITED!
     
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    Hey Bette,

    Im playing that TV SHOW Trivia on Facebook. Trying to beat your points score just once!
     
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    Great Sup! We need all of the help we can get...it's a team effort!
    Go Sup Go! Go Sup Go!
     
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    So, here's another one for the 'If I wasn't there I wouldn't believe it' files.

    I came in this morning, and since I was a bit later than usual, decided to park in the back of the school. I look in...no lights. A sign on the door was directing our extended day students to go to a neighboring elementary school. I walk around the front only to find out that our school lost power at some point during the weekend, and it still was not on.

    My immediate thought was 'Why are we here?'. Rumors were that #1 - they were going to send us to another, already overcrowded elementary school nearby (where?!?), or #2 - send us to the HS gym down the street. The whole school...in the gym. And then what?!?

    One would think holding classes in a building with no electricity, phones, heat, or any type of communication between rooms, etc. would not be safe. Well, that was not an issue evidently, as we were ordered to go about business as normal. It isn't too bad for me, since I have large windows that keep my classroom pretty bright, but some rooms were completely dark.

    Fortunately, the power did come back on about an hour ago. But still...what in the world were these administrators (not principal...higher up) thinking?!? Sooo many of our parents are lawyers...I bet they were just chomping at the bit at that decision, and I can't say I blame them this time. Utterly ridiculous.
     
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    I'm sorry. Don't take this the wrong way though. But... I don't get this "not safe" argument. People managed to run schools without electricty and phones before, why couldn't it be done these days too? Missing heat can't be a problem - the kids did have outdoor clothing on them when they came to the school I assume? Besides, don't you have cell phones? Now, dark class rooms can be a problem (difficult to read), but hey! A perfect opportunity for some outdoor tutoring - Biology 101 in a nearby park/forest! Or... why not Tennis 101 at a nearby tennis court! :)
     
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    1. I have students who have diagnosed behavior disorders. If one has a melt down, how do I get help if I can't call or buzz the office? What if one of the many special needs students has a melt down? How do we get help?

    2. Back in 'those days', you didn't have 453 students in a school. Communication is an absolute necessity.

    3. The kids wear to school what mom and dad let them wear, which for some is a t-shirt and shorts, even in February with a foot of snow. You assume responsibility on the parent's part...never assume. Outdoor tutoring? How much work would get done with 453 students all outside?

    4. Cell phones don't work in the building.

    5. After teaching through 9-11 and the DC sniper, safety and communication are MAJOR concerns of everyone in the building.

    Back in the 'day', classes weren't overcrowded, students weren't mainstreamed, and teachers weren't demanded to jump through five hundred different hoops a day.

    How many of you are playing trivia, watching the tennis matches, going out to lunch, etc etc while at work? (I'm not attacking, more jealous than anything else.) That doesn't happen at a school. In fact, I'm waiting for the day this site is banned for me at lunchtime! I bet if some of you were told to go to work with no heat or a/c, no lights, no electricity...what would you do? How could you do your job? No copying, no email, no phone calls...you would probably be sent home, right? Why not us today? What makes us so different?

    Ok, I gotta go cool down.
     
  42. Sup2Dresq

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    Quick someone get her a drink! Scat!

    Hey I resemeble that first sentence. I take pride I can multi-task. What was i doing again? Oh yeah.. set point on TV. Must go now.

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  43. peter

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    1. Ah, yes, if you are tutoring special needs classes then you might need more "quick" support in case of problems. I was more talking about things in a general way.

    2. But you don't handle all those 453 students by yourself I hope?

    3. Sorry. Forgot about that "stupid parents" part of reality (they exist around here too btw! :).

    4. Ah. That's a problem. Around here the phone companies have built up the cell phone networks so that we have good coverage even indoors nowadays (in most places), and if there is a bigger building with bad coverage often the cell phone companies will fix that (using better placement of their base stations and/or mini "stations" in the buildings). People here expect 100% cell phone coverage these days. Besides most stationary phones are also supposed to continue working during power outages (it's just *very* lengthy ones that stop those too).

    Regarding working thru power outages - perfect! Gives me a chance to clean up my office! That is, after I've scrambled around frantically a couple of minutes preparing for (and executing) an emergency shutdown of all our computer servers in our computer rooms (we have about 30 minutes before the UPS batteries run dead)...


    Anyway, back to a more serious note: Well, what could your school have done? Call (with the dead phones? :) all 453 kids' parents and tell them to leave work and come pick up their kids due to the power outage that (as it turns out) ended after a short while? Now that might have caused an even greater amount of angry parents... :)

    Hmm... I wonder if not schools should have some plans/preparation for out-of-power-tutoring situations? I think the schools around here have that atleast.

    Just some random thoughts...
     
  44. Topaz

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    *narrowing eyes*

    If you would ever accept my facebook friend request, I'd throw a chicken at you!
     
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  45. Topaz

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    The power was out over the weekend, they knew about it. The close the school until power is restored, and notification goes out over media, email, text message...lots of different ways. The same way we handle closing because of snow. It is the parents responsibility to have a contingency plan for care for their kids.

    We are not babysitters. We are highly educated, highly intelligent (well, most of us) professionals who get paid LESS than what most of our parents pay their babysitters. Kind of sad.

    I guess it is time for the 'screaming Viking' hunh?

    On a happier note...got to judge a bunch of auditions today. Oh boy, that brought back a lot of memories! Mostly good ones, only a few bad...but the kind of 'bad' that makes you laugh when you look back at it.
     
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    *Hands Topaz a drink*

    Sceebee de boop boop ba ba dada da da!

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  47. Topaz

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    A pirate who can scat?!?

    Rama lama lama ka dinga da ding a dong
    Shoobop sha wadda wadda yippity boom de boom
    Chang Chang, changitty chang shoo bop
    Dip da dip da dip doo wap da doo bee do
    Boogedy boogedy boogedy boogedy shooby do wop shebop
    Sha na na na na na na na dinga da ding a dong!
     
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    Can't play the harpsichord with me hook, so I took up ta scatting!

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  49. Richie Rich

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    guess that makes taking a wizz a little more difficult than it has to be, huh :wink:
     
  50. Topaz

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    My dear Bette...just a wee bit of a reminder that the bistro patrons are eagerly awaiting photos of your Halloween extravaganza! :)
     

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