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pkondz

. . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky
Joined
Mar 9, 2007
You need to hang out with older people...
Nah. They make me feel old too.

And stay off my lawn!!! (Which needs replacing. Damn lawn mites.)

No mate. We have no Public holiday celebrations to mark any of the Monarchs, historical or contemporary. There are several traditions tied to specific Kings & Queens but they don't really get much coverage, they are more a Historical society thing. The closest thing we have I guess is Remembrance Sunday.
Huh! Funny how we celebrate her here... but not where she actually lived. Whatever... all I know is it's making for a nice slow day at work today.
 
  • declansdad

    DIS Dad #639 New Brunswick, Canada
    Joined
    Apr 14, 2004
    Happy Victoria Day!!

    Always love it when we celebrate some old Queen and get the day off.

    It's been an up and down weekend so far. Our boys fell just short of winning the banner at volleyball provincials. We lost 2 games to 1 (15-11) in the third set. It was a great match, the boys worked their butts off and never gave up. They could have easily packed it after losing the first set, especially given that the other team destroyed us in the round-robin the night before.

    Mentioned it before that coaching this team meant a lot to me, one last chance to be part of something with Declan. And another one of the parents told DW that it was nice that I was the coach for some of the boys when they first started playing in grade 6 and was there when they finished school ball in grade 12. I have a feeling the banquet tomorrow night may be a bit dusty.

    Tonight we get to see Declan and some of the same boys compete for the title of the Lion King. A light-hearted and comical pageant of sorts that the grade 12 boys compete in as a fundraiser for the Safe Grad. Should be an interesting evening.
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    Captain_Oblivious

    DIS Dad #257
    Joined
    Nov 10, 2008
    There some days I don't work at all - they're called weekdays. :lmao:
    :rotfl: Nice.

    Morning gents.

    Um... That's about it. Not much more to report. Work, work, work and more work.
    Sounds like it's time to put the next vacation date on the horizon.

    Anniversary tomorrow 24th which is why I stopped. She is still on probation for a couple of more years as I was 28 when we started dating and she hasn't been with me to the break even point yet but I wouldn't want to break in a new one at this point either.
    Congratulations to you both!
     

    Captain_Oblivious

    DIS Dad #257
    Joined
    Nov 10, 2008
    Mentioned it before that coaching this team meant a lot to me, one last chance to be part of something with Declan. And another one of the parents told DW that it was nice that I was the coach for some of the boys when they first started playing in grade 6 and was there when they finished school ball in grade 12. I have a feeling the banquet tomorrow night may be a bit dusty.
    Wow, that's quite the legacy. I'm sure you've enjoyed watching these boys grow up. I'm glad you were there for them.
     

    budamacdvcr

    DIS Dad #737
    Joined
    Jul 12, 2011
    Top O the Mornin Dads! Just trying to get through the next few weeks as this business unit consolidation thing is still a bit of a mess here. too much politics and BS and not enough solid planning and executing. Can't imaging what the Disney / 21st Century Fox merger is like. Let's all have a good week - cheers!
    Anniversary tomorrow 24th which is why I stopped. She is still on probation for a couple of more years as I was 28 when we started dating and she hasn't been with me to the break even point yet but I wouldn't want to break in a new one at this point either.
    Congrats to you both! Any special plans?
    It's been an up and down weekend so far. Our boys fell just short of winning the banner at volleyball provincials. We lost 2 games to 1 (15-11) in the third set. It was a great match, the boys worked their butts off and never gave up. They could have easily packed it after losing the first set, especially given that the other team destroyed us in the round-robin the night before.

    Mentioned it before that coaching this team meant a lot to me, one last chance to be part of something with Declan. And another one of the parents told DW that it was nice that I was the coach for some of the boys when they first started playing in grade 6 and was there when they finished school ball in grade 12. I have a feeling the banquet tomorrow night may be a bit dusty.

    Tonight we get to see Declan and some of the same boys compete for the title of the Lion King. A light-hearted and comical pageant of sorts that the grade 12 boys compete in as a fundraiser for the Safe Grad. Should be an interesting evening.
    Very happy for you and Declan! Was thinking about how they did yesterday and saw a post you were tagged in by DW but didn't include result but did have a pic with the medals so I thought they won the whole thing, but lloks like it was still a great weekend and end to their playing days. Great memories that the two of you will have for the rest of your lives. All the road trips, the injuries (luckily none major) and just the time together as Father & Son. Well done Dad!
     
  • Cinderella's Fella

    DIS Dad #215 Maryland, The Land Of Merry!
    Joined
    Aug 14, 2008
    Happy Victoria Day!!

    Always love it when we celebrate some old Queen and get the day off.

    It's been an up and down weekend so far. Our boys fell just short of winning the banner at volleyball provincials. We lost 2 games to 1 (15-11) in the third set. It was a great match, the boys worked their butts off and never gave up. They could have easily packed it after losing the first set, especially given that the other team destroyed us in the round-robin the night before.

    Mentioned it before that coaching this team meant a lot to me, one last chance to be part of something with Declan. And another one of the parents told DW that it was nice that I was the coach for some of the boys when they first started playing in grade 6 and was there when they finished school ball in grade 12. I have a feeling the banquet tomorrow night may be a bit dusty.

    Tonight we get to see Declan and some of the same boys compete for the title of the Lion King. A light-hearted and comical pageant of sorts that the grade 12 boys compete in as a fundraiser for the Safe Grad. Should be an interesting evening.
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    londontime

    DisDad #818. London. Deputy Mayor of Bricksburg.
    Joined
    Jan 10, 2016
    Mentioned it before that coaching this team meant a lot to me, one last chance to be part of something with Declan. And another one of the parents told DW that it was nice that I was the coach for some of the boys when they first started playing in grade 6 and was there when they finished school ball in grade 12. I have a feeling the banquet tomorrow night may be a bit dusty.
    That’s awesome Darcy mate, many congrats. Enjoy the dinner.
     
  • wasnotafan

    All that fresh air over the years has done me good
    Joined
    Jul 12, 2010

    Turkey Lurkey

    DIS Dad #551 - All Lurkey, All Turkey
    Joined
    Sep 9, 2010
    Any of you dads have any experience with the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom board game? Is it any good? I was thinking of ordering one or two of them ahead of our trip so my girls had some of the cards for when we went.


    TL
     

    AirGoofy

    DIS Dad#341
    Joined
    Jul 24, 2009
    Happy Monday. Is the week over? Youngest dd withdrew from regionals. I'm disappointed, but she's 14. Maybe it's a good thing she doesn't try to play thru pain.

    Well there's at least 100 minutes over the last 2 years that I could have spent on a better purpose than cooking up slightly disrespectful double entendres about princesses.
    s.
    100 minutes wasted? That's what your wife said. That's terrabul.

    Afternoon gents! Not much here other than worked backside off yesterday around the house and just hanging with the family with a couple of nice pot roasts for dinner. Did book Spring Break trip for next year with just me and the boy to hit Galaxy's Edge for the first time (maybe second for me depending on DDCC8). Enjoy the families guys - cheers!
    Sounds like a great trip planned. We are still trying to figure out next year. Seems like July 4 is out now. Oldest dd wants to have more park days and doesn't care about fireworks. We also have to schedule around HS graduation.

    Norm, hope your youngest pulls through, but she still has 3 years. Sometimes at that age it is better to heal than play through. District track for us on Thursday. DD doesn't have much chance of state tournament unless everyone in the 4x400 has their best times of the season. If she sticks with it I look for her to do well in 300 m hurdles by her senior year. For a little school we might actually send 2 girls to the state tournament this year for high jump and 100 meter dash.
    True. And, she's #1 at her HS as a freshman, and there isn't a close 2nd. I just hate that she didn't want to try. Good luck to your daughter as well.

    Anniversary tomorrow 24th which is why I stopped. She is still on probation for a couple of more years as I was 28 when we started dating and she hasn't been with me to the break even point yet but I wouldn't want to break in a new one at this point either.
    Happy Anniversary. Yeah, it's one and done for me too. I bought this one a house and financed it over 20 years. What's the going rate for --ahem-- "escorts" by the hour?

    Morning, folks.
    Happy Victoria Day (or May two four) to the other Canucks. Hey Dan, you celebrate that too?
    I was shocked to find that this year is her 200th birthday and nary a mention. I only found out because I googled to see if we were celebrating birth, coronation or death anniversary.
    Fancy words like nary confuse me.

    Are you doing the party? We are going on the 27th August.
    Mike said they changed Hallowishes. The MNSSHP isn't even on my radar anymore.

    It's been an up and down weekend so far. Our boys fell just short of winning the banner at volleyball provincials. We lost 2 games to 1 (15-11) in the third set. It was a great match, the boys worked their butts off and never gave up. They could have easily packed it after losing the first set, especially given that the other team destroyed us in the round-robin the night before.

    Mentioned it before that coaching this team meant a lot to me, one last chance to be part of something with Declan. And another one of the parents told DW that it was nice that I was the coach for some of the boys when they first started playing in grade 6 and was there when they finished school ball in grade 12. I have a feeling the banquet tomorrow night may be a bit dusty.
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    Saw that on FB. Congrats to Declan and to you, coach.

    Thanks! After 24 years I can safely say that tonight's special plans consist of her falling asleep in the recliner and me trying to get a grant proposal written.
    If you say that with an outrageous French accent, "I'm gonna grant write her all night long in the recliner" - it still doesn't sound much better.

    Any of you dads have any experience with the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom board game? Is it any good? I was thinking of ordering one or two of them ahead of our trip so my girls had some of the cards for when we went.
    TL
    Ron will hook you up there. He is the expert.
     

    wasnotafan

    All that fresh air over the years has done me good
    Joined
    Jul 12, 2010
    Happy Monday. Is the week over? Youngest dd withdrew from regionals. I'm disappointed, but she's 14. Maybe it's a good thing she doesn't try to play thru pain.
    ... And, she's #1 at her HS as a freshman, and there isn't a close 2nd. I just hate that she didn't want to try. Good luck to your daughter as well.
    Thanks and probably a wise decision. She would hate to mess up a good thing for the next three years at this stage.


    Happy Anniversary. Yeah, it's one and done for me too. I bought this one a house and financed it over 20 years. What's the going rate for --ahem-- "escorts" by the hour?....
    Thanks again and I am sure that hourly entertainment is significantly cheaper than what we have paid over the years but as Forest Gump said "I'm not a smart man".
     

    pkondz

    . . Dis Dad #797 . . Hoping to get lucky
    Joined
    Mar 9, 2007
    Morning gents.
    Many a hungover worker heading in to start their work-week today. I'm much more fortunate as I worked the whole weekend so didn't have to party and drink.

    Actually, I'm not feeling all that great anyways. Got a cold a few days ago and have been getting progressively worse as the days go by. Last night was a low, but feel slightly better this morning. Hopefully that means I've turned the corner.
     

    docsoliday1

    DIS Dad #834 Cubs, Dolphins fan forever
    Joined
    Mar 12, 2008
    Any of you dads have any experience with the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom board game? Is it any good? I was thinking of ordering one or two of them ahead of our trip so my girls had some of the cards for when we went.


    TL
    I have a few of them and they're not nearly as good as in the park.
    Give me a shout when you get closer to your trip. I have a bunch of extra cards I can give your kids.

    You get a pack for each person each day you go to MK also.

    PM me.
     

    declansdad

    DIS Dad #639 New Brunswick, Canada
    Joined
    Apr 14, 2004
    Morning Guys.

    Rainy Tuesday up here.

    The Leo Hayes Lion King was hilarious last night. Many of the boys we know showed us a side we've never seen before, it was a fun evening and a great way to raise money for the Safe Grad program.

    Wanted to congratulate Dan on GB big win over France yesterday at the World Hockey Championship. With their overtime win they avoid relegation and send France packing to the B side next year. I'm sure it was all over the papers in GB today.
     

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