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Re: Funny Stories from Nationals

Post by foreverphysics » July 26th, 2011, 7:06 am

We started practicing in November. November. When our Regionals was in February. And two weeks of Christmas break...which meant the lab was closed...and almost all of our supplies were cut off. For and entire two weeks.
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Re: Funny Stories from Nationals

Post by haverstall » July 26th, 2011, 3:32 pm

foreverphysics wrote:We started practicing in November. November..
Is that considered late? We think it's lucky if we get our rules in November.
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Post by foreverphysics » July 31st, 2011, 10:41 pm

Yes, it is. Our coach originally planned for us to start practicing in September, so that's two months' difference. Plus, most of the people started freaking our because of our 13 year winning streak at State at that point, and wanted to keep it up another year (we did, the number is now up to 14 years), and we do pretty well. Our coach is pretty ambitious too, so it was very surprising that we started so late. I looked on some State websites; we have some of the earliest Regionals and States in the entire country. By the time our State was done, about three quarters of the rest of the country hadn't even done Regionals yet, or had had them within a week of our State.
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Re: Funny Stories from Nationals

Post by Kokonilly » August 4th, 2011, 3:41 am

foreverphysics wrote:By the time our State was done, about three quarters of the rest of the country hadn't even done Regionals yet, or had had them within a week of our State.
Sounds like Minnesota! February regions, early March state.

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Post by foreverphysics » August 4th, 2011, 3:52 am

Yup. Our State was March twelfth. Regionals was February twentieth.
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Re: Funny Stories from Nationals

Post by tornado guy » August 13th, 2011, 11:32 am

My brother swapped a pirate head for a cheese head... Some teams were offering him whole tables full of stuff for the cheese!
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Post by Kokonilly » August 14th, 2011, 5:28 am

I went up to several people saying "I will give you EVERYTHING I HAVE for that cheese hat".

...there were no takers :(

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Post by paleonaps » August 14th, 2011, 10:27 am

If you and Luo hadn't run off without me while I talked to robotman I would have gotten you one.
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Post by Luo » August 14th, 2011, 10:04 pm

paleonaps wrote:If you and Luo hadn't run off without me while I talked to robotman I would have gotten you one.
Au contraire, paleonaps, I believe you ran off on us. :P And how do you suppose you would've obtained another cheese hat?
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Re: Funny Stories from Nationals

Post by paleonaps » August 15th, 2011, 2:39 pm

I talked to robotman, you ran off. Of course, we could just blame him for this...
As for another hat, gcruz (lots of numbers) got 5. I could have gotten Koko a hat.
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