Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

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Re: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

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My 23 year old son is having trouble finding full time work in his chosen field (Industrial Design), but bless him, he's staying busy writing for a couple of websites.

His first feature - and it's a wild bit of history.

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Re: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:07 am

The GF's daughter is now a 'brand ambassador' for a protein bar company. Some nice shots of Bend/The Sisters in the video.


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Post by sancarlos » Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:35 am

What a great job! Seriously.
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Re: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

Post by govmentchedda » Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:03 pm

Badass. Is that her place? Looks really nice.
I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

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Re: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:16 pm

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Badass. Is that her place? Looks really nice.
It was. They moved a few months ago. The old place was a converted garage that was too small once they got a dog.

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Re: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

Post by govmentchedda » Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:55 pm

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govmentchedda wrote:
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Badass. Is that her place? Looks really nice.
It was. They moved a few months ago. The old place was a converted garage that was too small once they got a dog.
2 plus a dog in there does seem like it'd be cramped.
I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

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Re: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

Post by Nonlinear FC » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:02 pm

What a kickass young woman.

Her full name is out of fiction... In an awesome way.
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Re: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

Post by The Sybian » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:07 pm

What an amazing video, that will be such a cool thing to look back on when she is our age... What I can't get out of my head is her line, "for the 5-8 hours that I'm running." WTF?!?! That is insane! Running 30 miles in the mountains?
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Re: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

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The GF's daughter is now a 'brand ambassador' for a protein bar company. Some nice shots of Bend/The Sisters in the video.

I think my sister used to live right around where she does.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

Post by Shirley » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:45 pm

That's nuts. i know I'm old when I heard that 5-8 hours line and my first thought wasn't "holy shit, that's a lot of running," instead "who has that kind of time?"
Totally Kafkaesque

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Re: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

Post by Nonlinear FC » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:48 pm

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What an amazing video, that will be such a cool thing to look back on when she is our age... What I can't get out of my head is her line, "for the 5-8 hours that I'm running." WTF?!?! That is insane! Running 30 miles in the mountains?
That jumped out to me, too.

I think you'd have to be meditative to do something like that. I'd need to have a lot of podcasts to get through that. Fuck, I go bonkers on a long car ride if I don't have a podcast to listen to... And that's just sitting on my white ass for hours on end, not hoofing it all over hither and yon.
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Re: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

Post by The Sybian » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:53 pm

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What an amazing video, that will be such a cool thing to look back on when she is our age... What I can't get out of my head is her line, "for the 5-8 hours that I'm running." WTF?!?! That is insane! Running 30 miles in the mountains?
That jumped out to me, too.

I think you'd have to be meditative to do something like that. I'd need to have a lot of podcasts to get through that. Fuck, I go bonkers on a long car ride if I don't have a podcast to listen to... And that's just sitting on my white ass for hours on end, not hoofing it all over hither and yon.
Even if I had the stamina or ability to physically do that, I'd get bored AF.
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Re: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:08 pm

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I think you'd have to be meditative to do something like that. I'd need to have a lot of podcasts to get through that. Fuck, I go bonkers on a long car ride if I don't have a podcast to listen to... And that's just sitting on my white ass for hours on end, not hoofing it all over hither and yon.
I'll have to ask her, but I'm am pretty sure that when she's running, she doesn't listen to anything. No music, no podcasts, nothing.

And yeah, she's pretty nuts doing these long runs. 2 summers ago she did TransRockies stage race (https://www.transrockies-run.com/...3 day edition) where they did day 1-20.8 miles, day 2-13.3, and day 3-24.5 miles. And she finished 3rd for the woman...finishing behind 2 professional trail runners.

I always joke with her about going for a "40 mile fun run"...

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The Sybian wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:53 pm
Nonlinear FC wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:48 pm
The Sybian wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:07 pm
What an amazing video, that will be such a cool thing to look back on when she is our age... What I can't get out of my head is her line, "for the 5-8 hours that I'm running." WTF?!?! That is insane! Running 30 miles in the mountains?
That jumped out to me, too.

I think you'd have to be meditative to do something like that. I'd need to have a lot of podcasts to get through that. Fuck, I go bonkers on a long car ride if I don't have a podcast to listen to... And that's just sitting on my white ass for hours on end, not hoofing it all over hither and yon.
Even if I had the stamina or ability to physically do that, I'd get bored AF.
I used to regularly run for three hours before I had kids. I loved it.

I have always loved running once I'm in shape for it - but I have always hated hated HATED the part before you get in shape.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

Post by Pruitt » Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:14 pm

My son is keeping himself busy and has created a website where he writes about things that interest him - design, watches, cars, planes.

He has a taste for the obscure, but it's a fun site to visit. (If I do say so myself...)

http://decivia.org/
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Re: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:42 pm

Horology sounds like an answer Sean Connery would give on SNL's Celebrity Jeopardy.
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Post by HaulCitgo » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:29 pm

Like those russian watches. I'll email him come holidays

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Post by A_B » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:42 pm

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Like those russian watches. I'll email him come holidays
In soviet blah blah blah russia watches you!
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Post by Giff » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:45 pm

On Friday when the news broke he was being transferred to Walter Reed, I went into the living room where my oldest was to turn on the TV. She's 9 and I was going to present it without comment due to the mere historical ramifications of this happening. As I started to explain, her eyes lit up and she goes "did trump die of COVID?!"
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Post by The Sybian » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:47 pm

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Like those russian watches. I'll email him come holidays
I have a couple Soviet-era watches my host family gave me when I was in Russia. I love the look of them. I wonder where they are, and whether they work or can be fixed. Probably not a standard battery size. One was the military watch of my host father. He gave me all of his medals, uniform hats and whatever he had. I felt bad taking it with his kids right there, but they all laughed and called it garbage. I guess the kid was 3 years away from getting called into service himself. They took no pride in service and saw it as a chore the government required, so no pride in the medals, which makes me wonder why they bothered keeping it. When I came home from a day trip with a Soviet propaganda banner I bought for 50 cents, my host mother literally cried because I was ripped off and paid for garbage. I get it, especially since their family income was equivalent to about $15 US/month. I had plans for opening a business buy Soviet stuff and selling it in the US. I cam home with some amazing stuff for pennies, like hand carved and painted chess sets and a full length grey felt Russian Army military jacket. It feels like wearing a lead vest at the dentist.
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Post by Pruitt » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:13 pm

My son knows a ton about those watches.

I'm sure he'd be happy to help.
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Post by sancarlos » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:42 pm

Nonlinear FC wrote:
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Horology sounds like an answer Sean Connery would give on SNL's Celebrity Jeopardy.
Nice!
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Post by The Sybian » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:55 pm

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My son knows a ton about those watches.

I'm sure he'd be happy to help.
Does he know where I put them? That'd be a good first step.
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Post by mister d » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:59 pm

Your dad's safe?
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Post by rass » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:00 pm

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I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

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Post by The Sybian » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:04 pm

Thanks, Rass! Didn't think to look there. I'll be back in an hour.
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Post by A_B » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:07 pm

mister d wrote:
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Your dad's safe?
It's Looking like he's less safe now than he was when you posted this.
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Thanks, Rass! Didn't think to look there. I'll be back in an hour.
The wife just accidentally called you. “Accidentally”. Sorry

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Post by The Sybian » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:09 am

I was playing football with the boy while my wife played soccer with the girl. She wanted to kick some field goals, nailed a couple from 25, but we only got a 20 yarder on video. She wanted to send it to Carli Lloyd, as she saw when Lloyd was kicking at the Eagles facility. My wife Tweeted a video tagging Carli Lloyd, and she retweeted it. My daughter was thrilled, then obsessed watching the number of views going up. When she went to bed, it was getting about 100 views a minutes.


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Post by mister d » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:14 am

That's awesome.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:19 am

Very cool...how many trolls have started commenting on her form or other negative views? In today's world seems like my expectations on social media risk goes up

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Post by mister d » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:26 am

@ChristianDad1967 3m
lol form sucks good luck getting cut from boy's football in hi school
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Post by Pruitt » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:32 am

Your daughter must be thrilled!
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Post by rass » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:39 am

That’s great man
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Post by sancarlos » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:41 am

Yeah, proud of your girl, Syb.
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Post by bfj » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:42 am

That’s so cool!
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Post by govmentchedda » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:51 am

Badass!
I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

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Post by tennbengal » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:53 am

The Sybian wrote:
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I was playing football with the boy while my wife played soccer with the girl. She wanted to kick some field goals, nailed a couple from 25, but we only got a 20 yarder on video. She wanted to send it to Carli Lloyd, as she saw when Lloyd was kicking at the Eagles facility. My wife Tweeted a video tagging Carli Lloyd, and she retweeted it. My daughter was thrilled, then obsessed watching the number of views going up. When she went to bed, it was getting about 100 views a minutes.


Ok, yeah, that's fantastic.

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:18 am

I love everything about that story.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by A_B » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:21 am

Steve of phpBB wrote:
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I love everything about that story.
The holder's form is shit. He gets a bad snap it's gonna hit his front leg and he won't have a chance to recover.
The wife just accidentally called you. “Accidentally”. Sorry

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Re: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

Post by HaulCitgo » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:29 am

Kicking form looks pretty decent to me. Dont know what that guy is talking about. Could probably stand to lean forward a bit more but love the hips snapping through. Holder, yeah. He sucks.

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