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    Grgranny
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    Let's try this again


    I always enjoy the where are you from category. Tell us about yourself. Where are you from?
    Are you a male or female?
    What are your favorite things to do?
    Kansas, female, watch skating, love flowers, most of all love my family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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    sk8cynic
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    I'm 36 (recently lol), and from (and thankfully back in) Atlanta. I'm a stay-at-home mom who designs jewelry (GrGranny I believe we've talked briefly about jewelry before ) and writes. I love to spend time with my 7 year old daughter, playing drums, cooking, and do my best to approach life with an, albeit wicked at times, sense of humor.

    My motto: When you lose your sense of humor, you start to miss out on many of the joys of life.



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    dlksk8fan
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    Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA
    Just moved from the central coast of CA, San Luis Opispo to the San Diego area and am loving it!

    <span style="color:red;font-family:times new roman;font-size:medium;">RealtorGal</span> when are we going skating together?! I Went to UTC last week and got their skating schedule. They have a breakfast club on Thursdays. I think I might try it this week.

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    Kzarah
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    Grandma
    You've heard this before. We live in Sothern California. I Daniel am male and Lulu is a woman cat of three years. Beside following figure skating for the last 40 some years, in my spare time I am a napper and tv chanel flipper. I don't care much for the drama's but rather prefere the stupid stuff and educational tv. Little Lulu loves bird watching and playing with anything she can get her little paws on.
    Daniel and Little Lulu

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    mmandel
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    Manny, 37, male, scorpio, RN, skating fan, married, 2 daughters: 12 & 14, 3 dogs, 3 cats, born in NJ, lived in OK, moved to NM.

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    sk8m8
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    Hey Cyn, I live in Atlanta too! Morrow, to be exact. Was in the hospitality industry for years, went back to school and just recently graduated. Male, soon to be 44 in July(13th), native Gerogian, Love to read, travel, watch skating(duh) have a very skewed sense of humor. My greatest joy is teaching others and singing, well besides being a skating wisenhiemer.

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    skaterskickbutt
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    where in Kansas are you from Grgranny?
    Kemah, Texas(10 mi from Houston),17 as of April 6th, engaged To Richard 18 will be married Jan 1, female(of course) my name is Jennifer Girrens, I have already graduated from High School ( i skipped kindergarden and only took like 1 month of 1st grade) I graduated Suma Cum laude with highest honors) I willl be going to the University of HOuston this fall.

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    Piel
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    Live right outside of Charleston, West VIrginia where it has been raining forever. RN graduate of WVU... go Mountaineers (who btw as part of the Big East are being ******* by Miami, Boston College, and Syracuse), gemini, no husband or kids. Have two Girl Scout troops and am an event planner for our council, also work with the local woman's club and beautification leaque. Love gardening especially English roses. Am STILL looking for a papillion puppy...black and white female (the puppy) that is not from a puppy mill. Anyone who has any leads please PM me. Also love to read especially Diana Gabaldon. Anxiously awaiting the arrival of new niece Ashlyn Bree who is due on July 5.

    Patti

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    Grgranny
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    Kicker! I live in a small town 15 miles south of Wichita. I have a question for you. If you were suma cum laude, how come you can't spell? I am serious, not making fun. Kinder-
    garten has no d. I never even went to college but I can spell. I know my grammar isn't that good. I noticed in your post about the Porsche that your spelling and grammar were both really bad. I hope you know that I am just curious about this. I can't understand how come, if you are so smart, that you didn't learn grammar and spelling. This is in a kindly grandmotherly way, not to put you down. I am just really wanting to understand this. I'm not doubting your IQ.
    Please don't take this the wrong way.

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    valuvsmk
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    Jennifer, did you go to Cisco Ranch HS - I have a good friend from high school whose kids go there, I wonder if you know theM!

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    Dee4707
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    Hi Granny, My name is Dee (female) and I was born and raised in Omaha Nebraska. My brother used to live on the East Coast and when I visited him he would take me to New York City, Boston, Cape Cod, Newport and other interesting places but I was always happy to get back to Omaha. I know--kind of crazy on my part.

    I work for a not-for-profit organization and have loved almost every minute for the last 13 years. I am an Executive Assistant to three directors. They are very good to me because they know I can make life miserable for them.:lol: :lol:

    For hobbies, I love creating things. I was in craft shows up until a couple of years ago. I love to sew (when I get the time) and I used to make some jewelry. I also do bead work.

    I also love to watch skating. I have watched the 2002 Olympics several times, as well as, several of the other competitions. I always see something different each time.

    I used to volunteer alot but had to give that up when I started back to school. I graduated with an associate degree a year ago. I think going back to school at my age was difficult in the sense of working a full time job and school at night. I think at my age I did appreciate all the hard work that goes into working towards a degree.

    Dee

    PS About spelling, I used to be a great speller until I started relying on the computer spell check.

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    Grgranny
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    Dee, If you hadn't noticed, I was raised in Nebraska. Burwell. Nebraska's big rodeo. Pronounced rodeeeeo, not rodao. :lol:
    I worked in Lincoln until I was married and we moved to Seattle. My husband graduated from UN. He was from Avoca. Had relatives in Weeping Water. I had relatives in Plattsmouth. His sister lives on a farm near Oakland. So I'm pretty familiar with Nebraska.

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    sk8m8
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    Hey Kicker,
    Congrats on your achievement. As I wrote in my post I just graduated from college with honors and I don't spell so well either. I guess people don't understand that much of writing is done on computers now and that it catches a lot of spelling errors. I don't know about you, but I've had to do so much writing that I am perhaps a bit more careless about using spell check when posting here than if I were using a word processor. Also, there are so many more requirements, technology-wise that were not required of previous generations. Some of the more basic elements get left behind as teachers try to balance adding more subject areas in the same amount of time.

    Granny, to answer you question about how “If you were Suma cum laude, how come you can't spell?” there are a variety of reasons. I have been told by many reading specialist that highly intelligent people have problems spelling because the spelling rules are so capricious and don’t make sense. Ours is a hybrid language and the rules of spelling do not follow any rhyme or reason. One teacher pointed out to me that according to our reasoning “fish” could actually be spelled P-H-Y-C-H-E, which spells something else entirely. Spelling is also not a subject that is easily taught. Other than spelling books, it is basically learning words by rote and having good “pattern recognitions skills. Finally, one of the reasons I have learned to spell better is that I deplore getting corrected in public. I was always taught that this was rude and hurtful, and I know that feeling all too well by having my spelling ridiculed by other on boards and in chat. We all have different talents and I think being a good and considerate person is far more important than spelling correctly, though I would encourage people that don’t spell well to either use word check and have a dictionary to back it up (This is a definitely a case of “Physician, heal thyself)

    By the way, you have obviously learned a few things in your lifetime, so I leave you with a great line that one of my favorite teachers told me...” Having a degree and having and education are two separate things. The first can contribute to the second, but one’s “education” embodies all then knowledge that you utilize. Some of the most “educated” people in the world didn’t have a college education. Albert Einstein was asked to leave college repeatedly because he was thought “not bright enough” to be at University. He did pretty well, and by the way, his spelling was notoriously bad










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    Norlite1
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    sk8m8,

    Did you read the post that Granny was referring to? The one with the Porsche? Or the other one below that is locked? I think dear Granny was just trying to be as diplomatic as she could, and really doesn't need to be chastised for it.


    Or maybe you did read it and saw nothing wrong beyond some perfectly understandable spelling mistakes? If that's the case, ok, we'll have a better understanding of your above post.

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    sk8m8
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    Norlite, I was simply attempting to explain how someone could be intelligent and not be a good speller. If you read the post carefully, you may see that I am actually implying that GGranny is very smart. She had stated that she didn't graduate from college, but did learn to spell. This is one of her many talents, and from her posts it is obvious that life has given her a tremedous "education."

    Perhaps I am a little sensitive myself, having been "called out" for my spelling ( far more in chat than here.) That's why I mentioned what I said about making the attempt to spell as best you can with what tools you have. I know often times I go back and read my own posts only to find that they are riddled with misspellings and errors.

    If one did not know better, one might have assumed that Granny was criticizing, no matter how genteelly. However I know that granny is a great person and is probably expressing general concern over how someone comes across. I just wanted Kicker to know that she is not alone when it comes to being able to do lots of things well besides spell.

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