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#1 Post by Ysabel Kid » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:24 pm

First fellas, I apologize for being absent most of the last 3 weeks. I've actually been on vacation most of that time, but spent almost none of it in front of a computer. That part was glorious! And it really did my back wonders (not sitting at a computer for hours at a time). Not looking at e-mails, the phone, texts... I could really get used to that!

Second, a belated "happy birthday" to all the birthday's that passed recently. A belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for that matter as well.

The holidays here were a zoo, as usual, but more so in that my son, known here as "Y2K", was only home a couple of weeks, and we spent all of that time getting him ready for his departure from the country. When we were not actually handling last-minute stuff - and I was amazed at how much "last minute" stuff there was - we just tried to spend all the time together as a family, since we won't see him for 4 months.

He left New Year's eve, flying to Miami, then on to Barcelona, Spain. He'll be there until the end of April, studying international business classes for this semester. I never had that opportunity, and wanted to make sure he took advantage of it.

We miss him already. He is normally only 90 minutes down the road, not 4,355 miles and six time zones away. I guess this is just getting us ready, for in another year (this is the spring semester of his junior year), he'll be graduated and off on his own.

I blinked, and he grew up. I'm really not ready. :( But I am DARN proud of him! :D
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#2 Post by Old No7 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:05 pm

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He left New Year's eve, flying to Miami, then on to Barcelona, Spain. He'll be there until the end of April, studying international business classes for this semester. I never had that opportunity, and wanted to make sure he took advantage of it.
That's great Jay, we'll be thinking good thoughts for him! And for you and Connie too.

I sure hope he studies more than my daughter did (didn't???) when she went to Barcelona in the spring.................. :wink:

She took the same classes there, wonder if it's the same program? Anyway, you probably didn't have to put a "Canadian Flag pin" on his jacket -- like my wife did for her l'il girl... :shock:

But I would bet you have him fully trained on conditions "yellow", "orange" and "red" -- and to always "be yellow", even/especially when everyone else is green... And I'm sure he knows the best way to stay out of trouble -- is to avoid troublesome spots, people and/or situations.

Just tell him "The Belt On The Shelf" has thousands of unused airline miles to use if needed...................

And remind him of what my late father used to tell us boys: "Little to nothing good ever happens after 2:00 in the morning..."

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#3 Post by BlaineG » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:39 pm

That's an outstanding opportunity!!

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#4 Post by Griff » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:00 pm

BlaineG wrote:
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That's an outstanding opportunity!!
I studied abroad once also... got shot in the azz... learned a thing or two, or three.
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#5 Post by Sixgun » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:16 pm

Wow! That's great Kid! You and your wife deserve a large part of the credit as parents who care. We all remember your stories from over the years with the excellent upbringing your boy had ......and, his intelligence to take advantage of that well upbringing.

One thing for sure.....he won't be living in your basement and on your insurance policies. :D Well done to you all.----6
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#6 Post by jeepnik » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:45 pm

Well now. Y2K seems to be turning out well. Congrats to YK & Mrs YK for that.

So I’ll only say that I used to know some really good bars in Barcelona. I wonder if any are still open? But if he’s I Interested I can give him a few names.

Seriously, there’s a lot to see & do there. And the rest of Spain, Portugal & Southern France are a short train ride away. However, the senioritas can be awfully distracting. Particularly those on the southern beaches.
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#7 Post by AJMD429 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:00 pm

I studied a broad at that age, and wound up so interested in the subject that I committed to a lifetime of further study. We've been married several decades, and study as I might, I still don't fully understand her, but I learn something new every day.... :D

Seriously, when they go off on their own, all full of knowledge, enthusiasm, and sound moral character, it may feel 'sad', but like Sixgun said, it is a sign you and MrsYK did a good job....!

Just be sure to re-ground him if his values start drifting to the collectvist/globalist side of things. Subscribe him to the Black Rifle Coffee Club..... :wink:

Try to relax, and be thankful that with the cellphones and internet, you can keep in WAY better touch than when we were young.
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#8 Post by Sixgun » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:18 am

Doc...Ha! "Studied a broad".....was wondering why you left a space between "a" and "b".......you gotta be our age to understand that one. :D ---6
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#9 Post by OldWin » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:45 am

Good for him!
You should be very proud, YK.

Our oldest did a semester in England. Kind of "abroad light". :D
He really enjoyed it and did well.
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#10 Post by Mainehunter » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:15 am

My oldest daughter graduated last spring in international business relations. Don’t know if it’s the same major as your son’s. She did the same, studied abroad which was in Argentina for 6 months in her junior year.

She got her dream job being accepted in the Peace Corp last August and taking off to Ecuador next week for about 2 years (27 months with 3 months of training). I will miss her dearly but like her other 2 younger sisters they were born to travel!

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#11 Post by GunnyMack » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:26 am

Blond, burnette or red head?
Old shooting buddy now lives in Spain but he is in the northern part of the country. I Would like to go see the running of the bulls &bull fights but too many STUPID Americans have ruined it- his words not mine!

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#12 Post by Bill in Oregon » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:16 am

What a fine opportunity. You have every right to be proud, Jay.
Little brother got to do a turn at Stanford's campus in England. He ended up becoming a liberal and a lawyer, but he still loves to hunt, so I try not to hold it against him!

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#13 Post by gamekeeper » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:59 am

Barcelona is a very interesting city and like jeepnik said, good bars and great beer... :D
Y2K is a credit to you and Mrs YK, well done on bringing him up right but you know he'll still steal yer shootin' irons... :wink:
OldWin, I do like your description of England kind of "abroad light"... :lol:
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#14 Post by piller » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:12 pm

If he wants to keep his grades up, he should leave the bars alone-a. Studying broads may be OK, but finding one with similar ideas and ethics helps.
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#15 Post by jeepnik » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:40 pm

Re: running of the bulls. It requires three things. Youth, testosterone and a lot of alcohol. If you watch you will never see an old guy do it.
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#16 Post by OldWin » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:31 am

gamekeeper wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:59 am
Barcelona is a very interesting city and like jeepnik said, good bars and great beer... :D
Y2K is a credit to you and Mrs YK, well done on bringing him up right but you know he'll still steal yer shootin' irons... :wink:
OldWin, I do like your description of England kind of "abroad light"... :lol:
Like that, GK? :D
He figured it would be easier with no language barrier. Little did he realize, there still was one!
He made some good friends there, and still keeps in touch. Great folks.
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#17 Post by Rusty » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:10 am

OldWin wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:31 am
gamekeeper wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:59 am
Barcelona is a very interesting city and like jeepnik said, good bars and great beer... :D
Y2K is a credit to you and Mrs YK, well done on bringing him up right but you know he'll still steal yer shootin' irons... :wink:
OldWin, I do like your description of England kind of "abroad light"... :lol:
Like that, GK? :D
He figured it would be easier with no language barrier. Little did he realize, there still was one!
He made some good friends there, and still keeps in touch. Great folks.
How does that go? We are two separate countries divided by a common language.
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Congratulations Jay. Y'all did a fine job.
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