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by elflaco2
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Man's Best Friend
Replies: 1772
Views: 83404

Re: Man's Best Friend

unsure. we didn't have a fresh sample. but.. he has gained weight... isn't dehydrated.. and diarrea stopped around7p last night -- all his bms since then are normal... so just the vomiting is the only sympton. his medicine took effect.. so we just fed him a small meal as per the vet . not allowed a...
by elflaco2
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Man's Best Friend
Replies: 1772
Views: 83404

Re: Man's Best Friend

unsure. we didn't have a fresh sample. but.. he has gained weight... isn't dehydrated.. and diarrea stopped around7p last night -- all his bms since then are normal... so just the vomiting is the only sympton. his medicine took effect.. so we just fed him a small meal as per the vet . not allowed an...
by elflaco2
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Man's Best Friend
Replies: 1772
Views: 83404

Re: Man's Best Friend

the young pup so far has made two unplanned vet visits... a month ago he seemed to have hurt himself chasing the other dog.. hurled over her, landed poorly and twisted his leg... last night he got diarrea .. aroudn four then again around seven, puked up several times and woke us up overnight.. had a...
by elflaco2
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread
Replies: 1176
Views: 76079

Re: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

so quick update on the boy on track and on the pitch.. ran the state sectionals friday and saturday... on friday, his team won the 4x800 - got his first state gold medal and PRd his (3rd) leg -- 2.08. The team goes on to the next State meet next saturday. on saturday, he ran the top heat of the 3200...
by elflaco2
Sat May 29, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 1838
Views: 81350

Re: The Weather

Off to a great start for the tournament. About to leave the house, get a text that they closed the fields we are going to. They will update us and let us know if they find a new location. 2 hour drive, so we can’t wait to see if they find a field. Also not happy they gave a 6 hour break between gam...
by elflaco2
Wed May 19, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread
Replies: 1176
Views: 76079

Re: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

Boy ran his biggest meet so far this week. GMCs for those in NJ He is running the varsity events -- had the second leg of the 4x800 -- they came in fourth (no medal) but he PRd his leg at 2.12 yesterday he ran the unseeded heat of the 3200 -- game in 2nd at 10.33 - Good enough for 17th overall (winn...
by elflaco2
Mon May 17, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: More Backroom Deals Than Tammany Hall - A Youth Soccer Tale
Replies: 518
Views: 42583

Re: More Backroom Deals Than Tammany Hall - A Youth Soccer Tale

got a call tonight, a parent at the u8(going to u9) tryouts complained (in passing) to a board member that their parent coach (we use full time trainers) was never around for training and had been seen before games doing beers in the parking lot before games.

like i have nothing better to do.
by elflaco2
Mon May 17, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: OFFICIAL Eat Right & Get Fit Challenge
Replies: 1213
Views: 78611

Re: OFFICIAL Eat Right & Get Fit Challenge

i second 5x5. recommend it even.
have restarted it two weeks ago after a long layoff.
helps that we installed a rack in the basement - so no excuses (and a good break in between meetings to go pump some iron)
by elflaco2
Mon May 17, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: More Backroom Deals Than Tammany Hall - A Youth Soccer Tale
Replies: 518
Views: 42583

Re: More Backroom Deals Than Tammany Hall - A Youth Soccer Tale

yikes. we tried to form a u17 and a u19 team.. didn't have the numbers, ended up with a u19 team.. at the last minute others checked in with us. Ended up with 24. League and state allow 22 on the roster, 18 on game day. Bit of a balancing act early on, then we lost two to fractures and with covid is...
by elflaco2
Fri May 14, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Nature is Awesome and/or Hilarious
Replies: 147
Views: 7181

Re: Nature is Awesome and/or Hilarious

H is silent.
by elflaco2
Fri May 14, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: A Nasty Stiffarm
Replies: 384
Views: 6973

Re: A Nasty Stiffarm

as for restaurants.. we've eaten inside once in NJ, Havana Central out in Menlo. we felt comfortable.. last weekend drove to MD to see the mom's.. took them to fancy place out in Potomac.. but it was too cold and they put us inside. again, everyone at the table was vaxxed... plenty of distancing and...
by elflaco2
Fri May 14, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: A Nasty Stiffarm
Replies: 384
Views: 6973

Re: A Nasty Stiffarm

Mine too, Syb. Good to know. I'm hoping we can get Rass, Flaco or Cerrano to weigh in. ditto? masks everywhere. if the police don't bug you, then the social media warriors in town will out you. i get dirty looks when i walk the dogs and i don't wear a mask.. but i still walk the dogs without a mask...
by elflaco2
Tue May 11, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: OFFICIAL Eat Right & Get Fit Challenge
Replies: 1213
Views: 78611

Re: OFFICIAL Eat Right & Get Fit Challenge

elflaco2 wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:53 pm
-Hotel Food-Airport Bars + Longer daily walks w dog and mrs + more alcohol + Steady gym attendance + more soccer - take out + home cooking = 15 lbs less than a year ago.
down another 2.
by elflaco2
Tue May 11, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread
Replies: 1176
Views: 76079

Re: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

gonna have to bone up on track strategy...frustrating. not like soccer. and i know because of covid the coach ends up shuffling kids all over the place. so far the boy has had excellent races in the 1600 and 3200.. so he had the freshmen running the 4x800 two weeks ago (they won that).. then last we...
by elflaco2
Fri May 07, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Man's Best Friend
Replies: 1772
Views: 83404

Re: Man's Best Friend

Dunno. Anyone else ?
by elflaco2
Fri May 07, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Man's Best Friend
Replies: 1772
Views: 83404

Re: Man's Best Friend

rass wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 8:23 am
Weird that you have an entire book dedicated to a little town in NJ just 40 minutes away from where you live...
Weird.
by elflaco2
Fri May 07, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Man's Best Friend
Replies: 1772
Views: 83404

Re: Man's Best Friend

and the old lady https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/4DMnOpAe8Cup7FgFXzzF41gD18DHcACZXyS38upV0uzLOdRkMWuIxAYONXdPPVv3gm0STkBEdz6LB_YPMuVCv-1SVO_9OfhC7K42WYr2TFqfV_2GAakdIAfv3gG3K3AQuIwI-_Fy41AjujxtcD3b79uZ2hFCMRP0J7JDcO5IIrGWzTt68s5qrgCE9HWsMvjaUwNv-qkA_XTPqHIbBOzqowrSLejL3HdDfAneUZfR3JMY6IkBmYrfSKTf-...
by elflaco2
Fri May 07, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Man's Best Friend
Replies: 1772
Views: 83404

Re: Man's Best Friend

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/m04I6DeAYdr7tQdBYYkin1SxeICJCzLChGkLmUYhm_Q7cqPX-sa-2QbuoM65JbxJ66pKGHGoFF-ChhurGFBo3QW9v6IO9E7qOG5CC6994NFxE5sGOHtQTscqGMrqL-qyr2M9_0EPeWz9tYh2We9mX7uJYXK2LIJecRlS2J-2oK5NQtj3H4p0Zo4DmGYZ2FePp3CXGVgO566mlD_61JdHagzWfEWKpHeIBLhgZW8NEaLuU4pmnXaZuWSezXh5rx-l_h2vMI9PQ...
by elflaco2
Thu May 06, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Man's Best Friend
Replies: 1772
Views: 83404

Re: Man's Best Friend

Need to post pics... nearly 11 years ago, i found an ad on craigslist advertising free puppies.. knowing that often these don't end up well, i booked over there and got me a jersey shore mutt.. it had been nearly five years since i'd lost my beagle.. so it was time. with all the changes in our famil...
by elflaco2
Tue May 04, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Writing a novel
Replies: 42
Views: 4365

Re: Writing a novel

Or not. 😁
by elflaco2
Tue May 04, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Writing a novel
Replies: 42
Views: 4365

Re: Writing a novel

Not a novel, but do have the outline for a management/leadership book. And countless notebooks to draw from over the last 20years, including my African adventures. Will post link in swamp v37 when the time comes.
by elflaco2
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The I need to buy a house thread
Replies: 1078
Views: 28991

Re: The I need to buy a house thread

as soon as the permit is in, the fence will go in. permit is in. the fence however... not so fast. The price i was quoted.. has doubled, so now talking 12-15K.. and at least three months out.. and that's not even guaranteed. same for vinyl or wood. all fence guys say the same thing.. no materials a...
by elflaco2
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread
Replies: 1176
Views: 76079

Re: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

there were a handful of parents, mostly ones from metuchen. very different atmosphere on the stands when its mostly the various teams. coach had them there since 8am - kid didn't run til 520. Ran the 1600 - was sluggish. came in second but still well under five minutes. he was frustrated and a bit u...
by elflaco2
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread
Replies: 1176
Views: 76079

Re: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

big meet tomorrow - his allergies are killing him, our dr appt is tuesday so hoping to get them under control at the right time. The meet is big enough that split into am/pm sessions. think may miss Rass as i think his schools are in the am. excited to see him run again but as any parent knows, you'...
by elflaco2
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random
Replies: 6493
Views: 316843

Re: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random

EnochRoot wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:57 am
If you can’t mow your yard on a single charge, then yeah the technology is not yet fully baked.
picked up the Ryobi 40v on friday evening, mowed the lawn on saturday afternoon on one charge. now i need a trimmer.
by elflaco2
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp Cooking Thread
Replies: 606
Views: 32452

Re: Swamp Cooking Thread

Made a fresh batch this past sunday-- bit different ingredients (added pineapple to balance out the ghost pepppers.. not so many habaneros in this one), but sill plenty hot. Have plenty to ship out -- Jam too -- once these are gone, won't be making any new batches until after we move -- and i laid ...
by elflaco2
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The I need to buy a house thread
Replies: 1078
Views: 28991

Re: The I need to buy a house thread

as soon as the permit is in, the fence will go in. permit is in. the fence however... not so fast. The price i was quoted.. has doubled, so now talking 12-15K.. and at least three months out.. and that's not even guaranteed. same for vinyl or wood. all fence guys say the same thing.. no materials a...
by elflaco2
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread
Replies: 4278
Views: 89666

Re: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread

boy's track teammate (same training pod) tested positive twice( rapid & PCR) - kid out of school and track practice/meets until the 19th. interestingly enough, no one in the kid's family tested positive, and of course no symptoms. track coach already emailed explaining how the pods are set up and h...
by elflaco2
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread
Replies: 4278
Views: 89666

Re: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread

i would have. won't be going though...
by elflaco2
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread
Replies: 4278
Views: 89666

Re: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread

rass wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:44 pm
Shit man, hope he's all good.

I think I know what team he would be playing here in Union (they have two games this weekend). Is the game Sat evening or Sun night?
Union SC Dragons - sat 8am. Was initially scheduled for sunday later afternoon
by elflaco2
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread
Replies: 4278
Views: 89666

Re: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread

boy's track teammate (same training pod) tested positive twice( rapid & PCR) - kid out of school and track practice/meets until the 19th. interestingly enough, no one in the kid's family tested positive, and of course no symptoms. track coach already emailed explaining how the pods are set up and ho...
by elflaco2
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The I need to buy a house thread
Replies: 1078
Views: 28991

Re: The I need to buy a house thread

as soon as the permit is in, the fence will go in.
i spent my post easter lunch nap on the hammock on the deck.
already mentioned to the mrs about the need for the spit... and we went to the butcher saturday to inquire as to a whole lamb..

just saying.
by elflaco2
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: OFFICIAL Eat Right & Get Fit Challenge
Replies: 1213
Views: 78611

Re: OFFICIAL Eat Right & Get Fit Challenge

-Hotel Food-Airport Bars + Longer daily walks w dog and mrs + more alcohol + Steady gym attendance + more soccer - take out + home cooking = 15 lbs less than a year ago.
by elflaco2
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The I need to buy a house thread
Replies: 1078
Views: 28991

Re: The I need to buy a house thread

house is coming together. expect we'll have folks over soon enough. my hammock stand came today. shopping for a fire pit (gas) for the deck.
most unopened bottles are whiskey/scotch/bourbon from my 50th a few months back.
by elflaco2
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The I need to buy a house thread
Replies: 1078
Views: 28991

Re: The I need to buy a house thread

A little bit more than a month in.. making it ours. Contractors are almost done putting it back together.. and i finally put my office/library/bar together.. have quite a few bottles of unopened liquor that will need to be opened! the house next door had remained empty duirng the winter.. the owners...
by elflaco2
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: More Backroom Deals Than Tammany Hall - A Youth Soccer Tale
Replies: 518
Views: 42583

Re: More Backroom Deals Than Tammany Hall - A Youth Soccer Tale

Medwick Park in Carteret (may be turf now) -- when it was a grass field.. by the river.. that is the worst field.
by elflaco2
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: All threads are temporary. This one's about soccer.
Replies: 2231
Views: 205307

Re: All threads are temporary. This one's about soccer.

yeah. he spells it with the K or the C depending on the activity. its his middle name (w the 'c') we share first names (as well as w my father)
by elflaco2
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: All threads are temporary. This one's about soccer.
Replies: 2231
Views: 205307

Re: All threads are temporary. This one's about soccer.

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:28 pm
rass wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:10 pm
Well, I think that Macedonia is as deserving of that name as a country like, say, Columbia is of theirs...
Higher level trolling right here.
where is this Columbia you speak off? South Carolina? Maryland? i know not of such a columbia country..
by elflaco2
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: All threads are temporary. This one's about soccer.
Replies: 2231
Views: 205307

Re: All threads are temporary. This one's about soccer.

Imagine if they were playing all of Macedonia. It is the whole of Macedonia. Not according to the Greeks. It's kind of funny. Imagine is the State of Georgia didn't allow the Country of Georgia to be named Georgia. not to the Greeks it isn't. It does seem kind of silly to me that Greece basically s...
by elflaco2
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: All threads are temporary. This one's about soccer.
Replies: 2231
Views: 205307

Re: All threads are temporary. This one's about soccer.

Germany is down 0-1 at the half to North Macedonia. Imagine if they were playing all of Macedonia. It is the whole of Macedonia. Not according to the Greeks. It's kind of funny. Imagine is the State of Georgia didn't allow the Country of Georgia to be named Georgia. not to the Greeks it isn't.