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    #230695 - 05/15/16 03:15 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: NotherBen]
    cricket3 Offline
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    Originally Posted By: NotherBen
    Do put it back, or put it on the Ultimate Brag Thread, because it's wonderful!


    Yep. Been smiling about that story all day😉.

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    #230708 - 05/16/16 06:16 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    *Trying* to help DS study for a science final (this is new to us, the whole "study together" concept).

    Me: So, what is the relationship between solar energy and temperature, precipitation?

    DS: Frenemies.

    smirk

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    #230724 - 05/16/16 08:44 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: cricket3]
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    Originally Posted By: NotherBen
    Do put it back, or put it on the Ultimate Brag Thread, because it's wonderful!


    Seriously, that story is many shades of awesome. I, too, kept getting random grins all day thinking about that one.

    (Admittedly, alternating with head banging on keyboard for the likely inability of most of the world your daughter lives in to believe such a story.)

    But bring back our grins! It's truly the kind of brag that makes us all happy.

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    #230743 - 05/16/16 01:16 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Yes, +1 for putting it back. Those stories are delightful!!

    On the personal front, here are two from DS today:

    1. Learning about the Battle of Agincourt, DS kept teasing me and insisted on calling it the Battle of Middle Agincourt. The first time he did it, I thought he had honestly mixed up the period and battle, but quickly came to realize that I'd been had.

    2. Upon DS waking from his afternoon nap, I asked if he had slept well. He replied adamantly, "I did NOT nap. I was collecting data." (He did nap.)
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    #230748 - 05/16/16 03:02 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Mine at that age consistently denied napping, too. Little one has recently decided to take it an additional meta step, and now pretends to fall asleep on nearly every car ride, which means that sometimes we are denying that we fell (actually) asleep, sometimes that we fell (faux) asleep, and sometimes that we fell (actually-while-pretending) asleep.
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    #230758 - 05/16/16 09:00 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: aeh]
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    Mine would also deny falling asleep. Additionally he refused to believe that he slept with his eyes closed.

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    #230770 - 05/17/16 09:45 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: AvoCado]
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    Sorry if my post did that, I wasn't trying for that effect all all blush
    I gathered what you meant, I just wanted to say that it sounded more like a mag lev (opposing magnets) versus an actual hovercraft (blowers).

    Maglevs are very, very cool and the fact that your child was creative and intelligent enough to think about and then build it is very cool indeed!
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    #230786 - 05/17/16 06:56 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Here's a pretty cool magnet video - stay with it because it gets better...

    See video here
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    #231052 - 05/22/16 05:51 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    This may not fly here, but DS has been spying on my board activity and has come up with the following spoof:

    "I believe my gifted dog may have trouble distinguishing between (the colors, not the numbers) red and blue. I've already tried contacting X but he's somewhat unresponsive, and lives in X so that's a really long drive. Can anyone recommend a good dog psychotherapist, within about 127 miles round trip, because that's how much gas I have left in my car?"

    He had more. This one is the least obnoxious.

    smirk


    Edited by eco21268 (05/22/16 05:51 PM)

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    #231055 - 05/22/16 06:12 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: eco21268]
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    Hee hee!
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