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Paddleton 2012

Saturday morning Elliot participated in Midland Public Schools’ paddleton tournament along with ~ 60 (?) other 5th grade boys.  Paddleton is like badminton except you use a wooden paddle instead of a stringed racquet.  A bunch of his friends from Carpenter Street school participated too, and they all did well…representing four out of the top six and three out of the top four (including the champion and runner-up).    Elliot defeated his friend (and basketball teammate) Kyle to win the tournament.

Here is some video from several of his matches leading up to the championship (and some video of his pals playing too):

Here is video of the championship match:

Here are some photos (the last one is Elliot and Finn posing with their gym teacher Mr. Welter):









From the Tumblelog February 19-25, 2012

Feb 25

newsUnited States' economy: Over-regulated America

Feb 24

news" a massive tax cut by cutting Medicaid, food stamps, housing subsidies and job training..."

Feb 23

twittericonDeath Cab for Cutie on the playlist in Home Depot.

facebookLisa says: Finn already has his pajamas on backwards.

newsGeorge is Getting Frustrated!

Thrilled Gov. Romney enjoys my old character. I enjoyed the character he used 2 b 2. If he'd embrace that again, he'd b a great candidate.

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newsReport: Debt will swell under top GOP hopefuls’ tax plans - The Washington Post

Feb 22

newsThe missing contraception question - The Washington Post

Feb 21

runkeeper Just posted a 1.00 mi run

Feb 20

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Feb 19

newsThe Best Science Visualizations of the Year

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From the Tumblelog February 12-18, 2012

Feb 18

newsShane Claiborne: Occupy Nonviolence

runkeeper Just posted a 1.00 mi run

Feb 17

twittericonThe Descendents with Lisa

yelpI checked in at Midland Cinemas Ncg (6540 Cinema Dr)

Feb 16

newsDilbert comic strip for 02/16/2012

Feb 15

facebookLisa says: Good luck BOOMSLANG as you battle to the death!

Feb 13

newsModest Needs

Feb 12

facebookLisa says: can not get enough of this stuff

facebookLisa says: Sunday afternoon with the Finnja


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Many High Achievers

Maybe in addition to janitors there is a role for high achieving kids as newspaper proofreaders too.


That reminds me of this photo I took outside our elementary school last fall.


Everybody makes typos and other trivial mistakes and fails to proofread, but it's more embarrassing in some settings than others.

From the Tumblelog February 5-11, 2012

Feb 11

twittericonWatching Breaking Dawn Part 1 with Lisa

twittericonRT @paulspivey: "most important election of our lifetime". Either the stakes magically increase every four years or we weren't supposed to live this long. » Remembering Roger Boisjoly: He Tried To Stop Shuttle Challenger Launch

Feb 10

twittericonRT @JenTB: This whole birth control thing falsely presumes that the moral agent in question is the employer. #womenarehuman

yelpI checked in at Midland Community Center (2205 Jefferson Ave)

newsRules Requiring Contraceptive Coverage Have Been In Force For Years - Kaiser Health News

Feb 9

yelpI checked in at Midland Country Club (1120 W Saint Andrews Rd)

Feb 8

newsRepublican congressman falls victim to old Onion article - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

Feb 5

yelpI checked in at Ruby Tuesday Restaurant (6800 Eastman Ave Ste 500)

yelpI checked in at Wheeler Road Church of Christ (1123 E Wheeler St)



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