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More stuff. Just... stuff.
While I was at SciWorks for Evan's Science Fair judging Tuesday I got to ride a Segway!! They had one there and one of the staff was riding it around offering trials to people. I didn't get to open it up or anything, but it was awesome. I would really enjoy riding one of those if I had a place, a reason, and the Segway. Mainly though, it's a rich man's toy.

Evan placed fifth in the Middle School Physical Science category. I am so proud of him! He came up with the idea himself and did well enough to win at his school and place at the County level (about a half dozen schools or so, from what I heard.) The next level would have been State! Wow! He made two airplanes, one "basic" and one "glider" and tested them for distance and hang time.

Allie came home early with her back today. Two days in a row now she's come in and taken flexeril and ibuprofen, and remained knocked out from about 6pm till 6am. I hope she feels better tomorrow.

This last weekend we had a cop with 17 years on the force, shot in the face, and he died in the unit. They found the 22 year old guy that shot him in front of a club last weekend. He responded to a call for backup from some off-duty cops working club security. When he got there, the fighting had moved outside and he just got shot for no reason. His wife laid on his chest for much of the evening, waiting for his father to arrive from out of town so they could pull the plug. He was already brain dead. He had two little girls, the oldest was 13.
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From: tarheelmom Date: March 1st, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know you and Alison are so proud of Evan. I am, too. I think you have two remarkable boys. Each has his own area of knowledge and expertise, and they are totally different.

I am sorry about Alison's back. I hope she is much better today.

Sis went back to work yesterday, and she seems to be doing very well--not all the way back to pre-pseudotumor cerebri, but much better.
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: March 4th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was great that Evan did so well with what was his own idea. I'm sure it was encouraging to him. It was funny seeing him at SciWorks with a whole bunch of kids just like him: brainy, academic. They were all asking about each other's projects and soaking it up!

Allie's back is... not much better. She may be going to the doctor this week. Either that or we're going to have to get her a motorized bed. With a shower head and a microwave.
gymbrall From: gymbrall Date: March 2nd, 2007 01:06 am (UTC) (Link)

Congrats to Evan

Congratulations to Evan! That's quite an accomplishment. Tell him that this guy that he doesn't know said good job and that I'm proud of him for his hard work. Actually, scratch that, tell him that Spider Man said it. No, tell him that it's from Wolverine. Spider-man? What was I thinking... Wolverine would... I mean I would so kick Spiderman's tail... Wolverine... I mean, I have claws coming out my hands!!! METAL CLAWS!!! COMING OUT OF MY HANDS!!! I mean what is Spider-man gonna do about my claws? Spin a web? That's just silly. My claws will cut right through them...

So anyway... where I was I? Oh yeah, tell Evan that Wolverine said he's proud of him for all his hard work. And tell him that if he can put some claws on that airplane, I might want to borrow it.

aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: March 4th, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Congrats to Evan

Tell him that this guy that he doesn't know said good job and that I'm proud of him for his hard work.

Great, so he can develop a fear of stalkers!

Spiderman? Wolverine? More like the Tick, I'm thinking! ;-)
acey From: acey Date: March 2nd, 2007 01:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations to Evan! Well done.
Poor Allie - I can truly sympathize. I hope she feels better soon.
The story about the policeman is very sad. :(
brknconfidents From: brknconfidents Date: March 4th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay, Evan.

Argh...do you ever want to do/be something else so you don't have to figure out to deal with all of that death mentally?
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: March 4th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Argh...do you ever want to do/be something else so you don't have to figure out to deal with all of that death mentally?

Every. Day.

Glad your eyeballs are (mostly) back in your head.
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