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I may well be the luckiest man alive. :D

 

My Fathers' Day present? I get to listen to my oldest daughter deliver her Valedictorian Speech at her High School Graduation -- just five days after pitching her varsity softball team, the BFA St. Albans Comets, to a 1-0 state championship game victory over #2 Essex, their arch rivals, to complete a SECOND consecutive perfect 20-0 state championship season ... Essex only lost twice this season -- both times to Kater & BFA. Kater threw complete game shutouts in the quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals. It is a magical, priceless time.

 

Kate's valedictorian theme? Giving back to the community. Finding what you love and finding a way to use that to make life better for others. She's going to talk about Everet Johnson, the elderly pitching coach who was her Yoda -- who taught her tirelessly, despite being too weak to stand at times (she'd carry his lawn chair for him so he could sit near the mound) ... and all he asked in return was that one day, she teach someone. She's taken that to heart and runs softball clinics and offers free lessons to youngsters throughout the year. She expanded it to serve as a peer tutor throughout the year as well, helping kids with chemistry, physics, calculus, and French ... Everet's deceased, but he'd be so proud of how she took his request to heart.

 

The speech will be enough ... No need for gifts ... but maybe she'll let me have one of the plaques she received at awards night:

Gatorade Softball Player of the Year for Vermont

The Everet Johnson Memorial Softball Scholarship

The National Honor Society Leadership Scholarship

BFA Student Athlete of the Year from the VT Athletic Directors

Student of the Year, BFA Math Department

Student of the Year, BFA Science Department

Student of the Year, BFA World Languages Department

 

That's a nice haul by a kid who has worked soooo hard -- not to mention serving as the "Assistant General Manager for Random Decision Making" for each of the fantasy football teams in the Donutrun Empire.

 

As I said, I may be the luckiest man alive. :D

 

PS -- Though Ben Roethlisberger is certainly pretty close ...

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I got a new fishing net...last one blew out of the boat doing 70 down a slough. Gonna velcro this one down :D

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I may well be the luckiest man alive. :D

 

My Fathers' Day present? I get to listen to my oldest daughter deliver her Valedictorian Speech at her High School Graduation -- just five days after pitching her varsity softball team, the BFA St. Albans Comets, to a 1-0 state championship game victory over #2 Essex, their arch rivals, to complete a SECOND consecutive perfect 20-0 state championship season ... Essex only lost twice this season -- both times to Kater & BFA. Kater threw complete game shutouts in the quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals. It is a magical, priceless time.

 

Kate's valedictorian theme? Giving back to the community. Finding what you love and finding a way to use that to make life better for others. She's going to talk about Everet Johnson, the elderly pitching coach who was her Yoda -- who taught her tirelessly, despite being too weak to stand at times (she'd carry his lawn chair for him so he could sit near the mound) ... and all he asked in return was that one day, she teach someone. She's taken that to heart and runs softball clinics and offers free lessons to youngsters throughout the year. She expanded it to serve as a peer tutor throughout the year as well, helping kids with chemistry, physics, calculus, and French ... Everet's deceased, but he'd be so proud of how she took his request to heart.

 

The speech will be enough ... No need for gifts ... but maybe she'll let me have one of the plaques she received at awards night:

Gatorade Softball Player of the Year for Vermont

The Everet Johnson Memorial Softball Scholarship

The National Honor Society Leadership Scholarship

BFA Student Athlete of the Year from the VT Athletic Directors

Student of the Year, BFA Math Department

Student of the Year, BFA Science Department

Student of the Year, BFA World Languages Department

 

That's a nice haul by a kid who has worked soooo hard -- not to mention serving as the "Assistant General Manager for Random Decision Making" for each of the fantasy football teams in the Donutrun Empire.

 

As I said, I may be the luckiest man alive. :D

 

PS -- Though Ben Roethlisberger is certainly pretty close ...

 

 

Very nice DJ. The best Father's Day gift is those that make you just well up with pride. Congrats!

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A 6-pack of Schlitz and a new belt to beat them with.

 

 

:D D@mn ... almost blew the coffee out my nose! Good one TimC!

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For my Dad, he has to wait until the following Friday when the wife and I are taking Dad & Mom to a nice restaurant for dinner and then to the Reading Phillies game.

 

For me, just picking up a couple of skirt steaks and cooking 'em on the grill with the wife - nice quiet time at home! :D

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I get to take the kids to a soccer tournament, 2 games on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. Time with the kids is all I need (I'm the coach) so I'm very happy with this.

 

 

Also have Father's Day tourney on Sat & Sun. Coach's name is Kevin. Any chance it's you?

 

I won't be there Sat. - I have father/son fishing w/ cub scouts.

 

But it's to the soccer field on Sunday and who knows what else.

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I may well be the luckiest man alive. :D

 

My Fathers' Day present? I get to listen to my oldest daughter deliver her Valedictorian Speech at her High School Graduation -- just five days after pitching her varsity softball team, the BFA St. Albans Comets, to a 1-0 state championship game victory over #2 Essex, their arch rivals, to complete a SECOND consecutive perfect 20-0 state championship season ... Essex only lost twice this season -- both times to Kater & BFA. Kater threw complete game shutouts in the quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals. It is a magical, priceless time.

 

Kate's valedictorian theme? Giving back to the community. Finding what you love and finding a way to use that to make life better for others. She's going to talk about Everet Johnson, the elderly pitching coach who was her Yoda -- who taught her tirelessly, despite being too weak to stand at times (she'd carry his lawn chair for him so he could sit near the mound) ... and all he asked in return was that one day, she teach someone. She's taken that to heart and runs softball clinics and offers free lessons to youngsters throughout the year. She expanded it to serve as a peer tutor throughout the year as well, helping kids with chemistry, physics, calculus, and French ... Everet's deceased, but he'd be so proud of how she took his request to heart.

 

The speech will be enough ... No need for gifts ... but maybe she'll let me have one of the plaques she received at awards night:

Gatorade Softball Player of the Year for Vermont

The Everet Johnson Memorial Softball Scholarship

The National Honor Society Leadership Scholarship

BFA Student Athlete of the Year from the VT Athletic Directors

Student of the Year, BFA Math Department

Student of the Year, BFA Science Department

Student of the Year, BFA World Languages Department

 

That's a nice haul by a kid who has worked soooo hard -- not to mention serving as the "Assistant General Manager for Random Decision Making" for each of the fantasy football teams in the Donutrun Empire.

 

As I said, I may be the luckiest man alive. :D

 

PS -- Though Ben Roethlisberger is certainly pretty close ...

 

 

 

:D Great stuff

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I guess DJ gets the "World's Best Dad" t-shirt. :D

 

Great stuff there. :D

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SWEET!!! Where is she going to college?

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SWEET!!! Where is she going to college?

 

She chose Saint Michael's College here in Vermont. Division II ball, has the chemistry/math programs she wants ... She knows the coaches and her catcher has been recruited to go as well, so the dynamic duo is ready to make that jump to the next level together. Life is good.

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One of my gifts is in my Avy... his name is Gunner, an Olde Enlish Bulldogge to go along with our Pug and boxer puppies... :D

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She chose Saint Michael's College here in Vermont. Division II ball, has the chemistry/math programs she wants ... She knows the coaches and her catcher has been recruited to go as well, so the dynamic duo is ready to make that jump to the next level together. Life is good.

 

 

:D I wish her the best of luck in the future.

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Hedge Trimmer. :D

 

 

What kind of hedge do you plan on trimming? :D

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I want to be able to sleep in, go to a leisurely brunch, have a bloody mary or two, then come home and lounge.

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I got to subscribe to the Huddle today for Fathers Day. About it. I won't even get a dinner out of it. Once for my birthday she "cooked." I got Pizza rolls and Mac-n-Cheese.

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I ended up buying him a gift card from a local department store. The beautiful thing about it is that I was already buying something for myself, so it required no extra effort. :D

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Nothing got wrecked today, Jeff Gordon finished 8th at Mitchigan, grilled steaks and wrapped up season two of 24. Season 3 is in the mail, all in all a good day I'd say.

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Got some grilling tools, and the Sunday Ticket.

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Got me the playboy shirt with all of the magazine covers on it. Been wanting that for a few years. Breaking it out at a golf outing in mid July. Also got a few T Shirts.

 

Nice Fathers Day this year.

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We took my father to Ruth's Chris on Saturday night. The meal and wine were awesome.

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