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singularity6
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:15 am    Post subject: Testing for 5th Guep! Reply with quote

My wife and I will be testing for 5th guep on Saturday, July 15. It's going to be interesting... Here's why:

We tested for 6th guep in July of last year. We should have tested for 5th back in December (due to the size of our school, testings are only held 3 or 4 times per year.) Unfortunately family stuff/travels kept us from testing. The last semester (I teach at a college, and my wife decided to go back to school) was particularly brutal, so we took some time off. We finally got back to class about a month ago. While a bit rusty, we still had most everything down, so our instructors are putting us up for testing. Well, Metallica is playing in Detroit (7 hours away) on Wednesday, July 13. We will be attending class at 6pm on Tuesday, hitting the road toward Detroit, seeing the show and then making it back in time for the 6pm class on Thursday, then test on Saturday. Let's see how this works!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So much for that... Strained my hip again, and I think this will prevent me from testing this time around.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it wrong that my first concern was 'you're still going to see Metallica though right?' (i'm a diehard metal fan and applaud your commitment to travelling that kind of distance!)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a huge Metallica fan too. I have been since my cousin bought Master of Puppets and brought it over to my house when I was in 7th grade (around '87-'88 ).I used my newspaper route money the following weekend to buy Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning.

I'm unfortunately going to miss them this tour. I'm not a fan of stadium concerts, unless it's an all day festival, they played in NY/NJ on a weeknight and there was no way I could take the next day off (it's 3 hours away), and the tickets were about $150 at the cheapest.

If they do their usual tour and stop by my local arena (which they always have) or play Madison Square Garden (which they always have), I'll see them. I guess I'm not big enough of a fan to go Giants stadium on a Tuesday night for $150 (plus probably $30 for parking) by myself because no one else was willing to go for the same reasons.
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singularity6
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple notes about the Metallica show:

Testing was only recently announced - like 2 weeks ago. Our master instructor kinda calls the shots on these, and he's quite busy.

My mom is actually paying for my wife and me to go to see Metallica, and SHE'S GOING WITH US! The reason behind this is interesting... I took my brother to see them during their NYE show in Detroit 1999/2000. Since my mom is a Detroit Tiger's season ticket-holder, she gets dibs and discounts on other events at Comerica Park. Well, Metallica is playing. She called me up to see if I'd like to go see them. It's quite a drive, and I knew it'd be expensive ($80 each at her discount.) After declining, she offered to buy my tickets, so I could go "in memory of my brother." (as noted in a few posts, we lost my brother back in 2007.) I declined the offer initially, but figured I'd throw it out there:

"We will go if you go."

I figured she'd say no, as it's not her cup of tea. Well, she's going, and so are we!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck on your testing cycle, the both of you!!

I too, love Metallica!! Hopefully you'll be able to do both; testing and Metallica concert. What a way to celebrate a testing cycle...METALLICA!!



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singularity6
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sensei8 wrote:
Good luck on your testing cycle, the both of you!!

I too, love Metallica!! Hopefully you'll be able to do both; testing and Metallica concert. What a way to celebrate a testing cycle...METALLICA!!




It looks like the wife will be passing me up, this time. Bum hip. :-/
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

singularity6 wrote:
sensei8 wrote:
Good luck on your testing cycle, the both of you!!

I too, love Metallica!! Hopefully you'll be able to do both; testing and Metallica concert. What a way to celebrate a testing cycle...METALLICA!!




It looks like the wife will be passing me up, this time. Bum hip. :-/

Sorry to hear that!! Don't fret much! Just continue to train as your hip will allow! Meanwhile, support your wife as she prepares, and then takes her testing cycle.



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sensei8 wrote:
singularity6 wrote:
sensei8 wrote:
Good luck on your testing cycle, the both of you!!

I too, love Metallica!! Hopefully you'll be able to do both; testing and Metallica concert. What a way to celebrate a testing cycle...METALLICA!!




It looks like the wife will be passing me up, this time. Bum hip. :-/

Sorry to hear that!! Don't fret much! Just continue to train as your hip will allow! Meanwhile, support your wife as she prepares, and then takes her testing cycle.



That's the plan! I'm not in a hurry.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear about your hip, singularity6! How did your wife do?

Also, that's really cool about the concert. How was it?

Patrick
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