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  1. MLSS

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    I have managed to kill a nice sized doe and a Button Buck that I thought was a doe.
    I'm gonna wait til gun season to fill the rest of my quota :)
    The family is gonna eat good this winter.
     

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  2. TheAtheistReverend

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    I am working overnights again since getting my RN. Haven't worked the 7p-7a shift for years, and I was worried. Thankfully, I am handling it very well. Now I realize how much I missed nights in the E.R; such a great crew, and I love coming into a Shyte storm, hitting the ground running. The patients that come through the door tend to be more serious (which I like only because it "counts" more that I do everything I can).
    Oh, and I'm finally an RN, got the job of my dreams as my first job, and I'm surrounded by the best people I've ever worked with.
     
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    Finally got that permanent bridge in my mouth. After years of hard work to save up to get my braces, get teeth extracted, get cavities filled, my last step was to close that gap where I lost a molar.

    Some 8 grand later and I'm finally done with all the work in my mouth.

    After all the years of having a snaggle tooth mouth, I smile and people compliment me...

    I'm so proud of myself.

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  4. Unforgiven

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    Looking good.:)
     
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    Awesome!!!
    Don't ever stop smiling [emoji217]
     
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    No such thing as "too much Shel Silverstien" you are a fine man and a better father to raise your child on the classics.
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    I can't wait to read those to my grandson!

    (looking GREAT @septembersrain !)
     
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    I haven't posted in this topic for quite a while. Not that I haven't had anything positive to post, but because life has been hectic.

    The town I live in is just another small community in the Appalachian foothills. We love our school and live for high school football and Friday nights in the fall.

    We have quite a tradition and take a lot of pride in our team. Since consolidation in 1967 our school has only ever had 3 football coaches all from the same family. Dave Sr was the first and he built our schools football program into a winner. A state Championship and many appearances in the regional Finals. When he retired in 1992 his son in law took over and carried the torch until 2003 when Dave Jr finally came home and took over the reigns. Unfortunately their was quite a bit of turmoil last season and after Dave Jr got into a fist fight with an assistant coach at halftime of a game in the locker room in front of the kids. He was told to resign of be fired. He stepped down and another assistant coach took over for the remainder of the season. It was a really bad season and it was hard on the kids.

    This winter, over 50 applications were tendered for the job opening, mine was one of them. I have worked as an assistant on and off for years. I didn't think I had a real shot but I kept my fingers crossed. Last night at 6:42 pm the school board officially appointed me the 4th full time head coach in school history.

    I was overwhelmed... Happy, scared, nervous, every emotion you can think of a I felt. It. I teared up while giving an interview to the local newspaper, I got choked up giving a sound bite to the local PBS station. I've spent a large portion of my adult life coaching sports. I never dreamed that an amazing community would ever entrust me with preparing their young men to be adults.

    I have so many things running through my head that I can't keep them all straight lol

    I know that everything I do will be judged and compared to the past. I know I have to deliver. I am confident that we can rebuilt this proud and storied program again. I am confident we will be playing for state titles again in a few years.

    Today I am thankful and I am in the position I am in because of the family that I have. My wonderful wife does nothing but believe in me, even when I don't believe in myself. She tells me like it is and supports everything I do.
    I'm excited to get started!!!
    Buckeye Pride!!! [emoji458] [emoji458] [emoji458] [emoji458] [emoji458]
     
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    Congratulations my good man. :thumbsupdroid:
     
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    That is most excellent.
     
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    CONGRATULATIONS!
    If you stick to basic principles of playing the game and are able to avoid the pitfalls and politics, I think you'll be able to rebuild the reputation in fairly short order. I wish you the very best, it's so meaningful that your wife is backing you solidly, too. And it would be very cool if everyone could do something they were excited about!!

    Best of luck, many of us will be following your team now!
     
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    This is really a great message...and I think it qualifies as "positive." :D

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    I'm retired: every day's a Monday :P
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    Getting ready to publish my first kids' book! :D

    I have the proof and am having someone besides me pour over it for any possible errors before it goes public. Wish me luck and lots of sales: some Darling Brides are high maintenance :p
     
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    That is awesome!!
    A published author! How freakin cool! [emoji41] [emoji41] [emoji41]
     
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    Best of luck sir!
     
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    The fact that you properly placed the apostrophe in that sentence bodes well! :)

    Having done some editing in my time (law review and then for a book that was ultimately never published) I can attest to the challenges on both ends. I wish you all the best, both you and your darling brides, including the ones who are not high-maintenance! :D :D
     
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    I can only afford the one, TRUST ME! :D
     
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    I HAVE GOT SOME EXTREMELY POSITIVE TALK :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

    I am gonna buy.........

    THE WHOLE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AWW YESSSSSS

    With the crazy ass insane amounts of money I am making right now I am gonna buy.... EVERYONE....

    Just saying....

    My parents are kind of furious over my new disgustingly hard won out of control extreme success

    :D

    NOW THAT'S VERY POSITIVE YEAH!!!!!!!! :D

    POWER TRIPPING.... I CAN FEEL MY HUMANITY SLIPPIN AWAY....

    Just remember kiddies... this world is MINE....... I saw it first!

    ME

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    BE afraid!

    BE VERY AFRAID MWHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!!



    MINE MINE MINE!!!!!!
     
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    Alrighty then................
     
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    Goal is to cover a full 5km in that time.
     
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    I got a new contract offer!!!!!! :D

    Gonna maybe be going off to Joburg for a while - but it depends on how things go :)

    Phew!

    World domination is tiring business :D
     
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    I got my coaching staff together, school board approved the hires :)
    The kids who aren't playing winter sports have been living in the weight room for months. I got most of my skill position players talked into running track this spring!

    The countdown is on!
    YOU GOTTA GRIND TOGETHER TO SHINE TOGETHER!
    RISE UP AND PREPARE FOR GLORY!
     

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