why couldn’t we have thought of this

oh yea, my old high school didn’t even have a football program…. that might be why. 

Kyle Garchar, a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School in suburban Columbus, said he spent about 20 hours over three days plotting the trick, which was captured on video and posted on the video-sharing Web site YouTube. He said he was inspired by a similar prank pulled by Yale students in 2004, when Harvard fans were duped into holding up cards with the same message.

At the end of the video, Garchar wryly thanks the 800 Hilliard Darby High School supporters who raised the cards at the start of the third quarter during last Friday’s football game.

“It couldn’t have been done without you,” reads the closing frame of the video.

Garchar, 17, created a grid to plan how the message would be spelled out once fans in three sections held up either a black or white piece of construction paper.

Directions left on stadium seats instructed fans to check that the number listed on their papers matched their seat numbers. Darby supporters were told the message would read “Go Darby.”

“It was tedious,” Garchar said. “I didn’t really think it was going to work.”

But it did, and everyone at Davidson has been talking it ever since, said Jordan Moore, a junior.

“That was the ultimate in-your-face,” he said. “I think it was ingenious.”

It was so nice to sleep again

Ok, i admit it.  i’ve been a whimp through all this wisdom teeth thing.  Next time i’m not going to let them take all 4 at once.  The first few days were actually ok, but mostly because i followed patti’s advice and took all the medication as instructed to.  By saturday i was feeling so good i thought, i can back off this stuff.  That led to two of the most painfull nights i have ever experienced.  Last night however i was back on the regular medication and i actually slept through most of the night until i had to wake up to visit the litter box.  The biggest pain now is back when i got my fillings done, my wisdom teeth were keeping my molars from biting fully.  now that they are, i’m feeling the uneven surface of the fillings so i have to go get those polished down a bit. 

It will be so nice to get back to life as normal.  Yesterday we didn’t even get to have dinner with the Leals.  It was spoused to be game night with the kids.  Last time was Puzzle night.  Oh well.. next week.  And i will be able to actually eat then too.

Our future generation

man we’re in trouble…

In case you missed that: “I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some … people out there in our nation don’t have maps and uh, I believe that our, ah, education like such as in South Africa, and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uh, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., or should help South Africa, it should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future, for our children.”

Huh? Let’s get this straight: Many Americans — that is, U.S. Americans — can’t locate their country on a map because, well, they don’t have maps. That’s a weird start, but OK. Maybe.

Now, the tough part: What the heck does the rest of her answer mean? What do South Africa and “the” Iraq have to do with anything? And why should U.S. education help said countries? 

About the only thing that makes sense — and only in the world of beauty pageantry, where contestants aren’t really bred to answer skill-testing questions — is Ms. Upton’s belief (strong, I’m sure) that U.S. education should help … the U.S. For those out there who scoff at the idea of beauty pageants, here’s your cue to point and laugh. Ha ha. Dumb blonde, All beauty, no brains. Et cetera.

worst pain in my life

ok last night was really rought.  The past few days have been easy.  Last night wasn’t. Didn’t get much sleep.  Then i woke up took a shower ready to visit the dr comming out of the shower were tons of messages from the station.  Everyone was off the air.  Jay was able to get most of the stations up and i worked on the rest.  Still in severe pain.  Finally made it to the dr’s office.  I was about ready to cry when they finaly saw me.  The lady was worried about dry socket but after looking at it.. it was just full of food.  so she got this syrnge thing and flushed out the holes.  Out came some of the nastiest smelling foul odered curel vial stuff you could ever imagine.  and i felt much better.  she gave me the syrnge and showed me how to use it.  i’ll be much happier now. 

pills? we don’t need no stinking pills..

Thursday and friday i was thinking, man these pills aren’t doing anything.  i don’t feel a thing.  But i was following the instructions and taking them 4 time a day like i was spoused to.  so last night i though, you know.. let see if i can fall asleep without them.  as the night wore on, the worse and worse i started to feel.  what do you know.. these things actually were working. and quite well.  so finally after patti came home from skating with the girls i took one and was able to rest.  i just had no idea how much this thing actualy hurt.  and they were right when they said pain managment was going to be important. 

no more the wiser

this is a recount of what i remember, some of it was a blur, some has been repeated back to me.  if you know any of the blanks feel free to let me know. 

8:15 we made our way out of the house.  had to run to patti’s office i think.  not sure what i did there.  we made it to Dr. Schwartz’s office and sat in the waiting room for no longer than 5 minutes.  they called me to sign some forms and to pay.  i guess the figure aftewards i woudln’t be able to find my wallet or something.  back to the waiting room and in a couple of minutes they called me again but this time throught the side door.  the lead me to this big room with a bench in the door way and said to take a seat.  so i did.  then they said no.. no there… over there and pointed to this dentist chair.  the girl took one arm and put a clothespin on my finger.  then a blood preasure cup on my other arm.  so both my arms are restrained and i’m just laying there.  paitti is with me and holding my hand asking what i’m feeling.  i remember the loud florcent light being really bright.  my other dentist gives me sunglasses.  i wanted sunglasses.  the doctor came and put a band around my arm and then put the iv in my arm.  i was expecitng it on my hand but gratefull it was in my arm.  it didn’t hurt at all.  he was really good.   then the nurse said she was going to me me medicine to relax.  so i braced myself for the tunnel.. the light i was sopoused to walk into.  the room to spin, my stomach to turn..  nothing..  then the doctor made his way to my mouth with the neddle.  um.. hello.. still awake here.  but you know.. that didn’t hurt.  and again.. and again.. and again.. 4 shots and there wasn’t any pain.  then he puts (shoves) this rubber thing in my mouth that sqweeks.  like shoes on a gym floor.  i hate that thing.  my mouth only comfortable opens so wide.  this wasn’t comfortable.  at first i was bitting on it but that was futitle… so i just let it stay this time.  then he grabs a hold with one of the tooths and starts pressing.  not alot of pressing but pressing none the less.  then he makes the way to the top one.  more pressing.. then a drill.. then more pressing.. and then he moves that ruber thing to the other side.  ok it can stay i guess.  the same on the other side.  not more than 10 minutes and it was all over.  they unplug me and let me lay down for a while.  i’m feeling good but there are things in my mouth that feel like pillows.  they wanted to walk me to my car but i felt fine.  they did anyway.  apperently we went to lee’s pharmacy afterwards.  a taco a la johnson sounds good about this time i haven’t eaten since yesterday.  they say i was quite the chatterbox.  Liz was there, double’s wife.  then we come home with pills and they say i should change my gauze.  it all went down hill after that.  spent pretty much the rest of the day in the bed here.  patti went back to work.  tori and hannah took good care of me though.  i’m starting to feel kind of hungry.  decided to go with them to the store to get out of the room but my stomach didn’t like that idea so i’m back in bed.  no food still so just dry heaves but probably for the better.  looks like the bleeding stoped too. 

I have to give MAJOR props to Dr. Scwatrz though.  I first heard about him from Amanda at the station.  her mom went to him and had no problems.  I talked to her one day in depth and it seamed fairly straight forward.  Melissa went to him too.  So i figured i was in good hands… and i was.  The procedure was not painfull, it was quick.  i felt really good afterwards.  i’m just a wimp when it comes to pain and hate taking pills.  the gauze i could have done without but i know it was all for my own good.  i’d recomend anyone to him.  Megan is actually up next.  if it was anything like mine, she’ll be in great hands.

tommrow is the big day, de-ja-vu

Dont lose the magic of the moment by letting it become the Monotony of the minute

 8:30 in the morning to be exact.  I’m not as nervous about the prodecure as i was before, but i’m still nervous.  Randy just had a wisdom tooth removed the other day.  Did it at the dentist and without general anestesia and he turned out ok.  Hannah just had two teeth pulled and she was back to normal quickly.  i don’t think i’m going to have any problem with this.  Actually i’m ready for it to be over.  All this suspense is really getting to me.



Have you ever seen an idealist
With grey hairs on his head
Or successful men who keep in touch
With unsuccessful friends?

You only think you do
I could have sworn I saw it too
But as it turns out,
It was just a clever ad for cigarettes

Cause if it isn’t making dollars
Then it isn’t making sense
If you aren’t moving units
Then you’re not worth the expense
If you really want to make it
You had best remember this
If it isn’t penetration
Then it isn’t worth a kiss

We’re so sorry, sir,
But you did not quite make the cut this time,
and we’d appriciate it if you’d cleared
your stuff on out by five

Don’t take it personal
Everyone knows you did your best
If it makes it easier,
you should look at things from our perspective

Cause if it isn’t making dollars
Then it isn’t making sense
If you aren’t moving units
Then you’re not worth the expense
If you really want to make it
You had best remember this
If it isn’t penetration
Then it isn’t worth a kiss