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2012-05-01 07:35:44 AM
She offered Sunday encouragement to those searching for the motivation to continue reaching their goals.

Is Sunday encouragement different somehow than encouragement given on other days of the week?
 
2012-05-01 07:37:43 AM
I'm going to add to the group saying that perfect attendance should not be rewarded.

If you're never sick enough to miss class, then you're very lucky, but that's not your doing.

And if you are sick but go to class anyway, then not only are you probably not going to learn much in that state anyway, but you're needlessly exposing your teachers and classmates to your pathogens.
 
2012-05-01 07:43:28 AM
what about everyone elses self-esteem at this school? I thought this valedictorian nonsense had been stopped... what a shame
 
2012-05-01 07:44:02 AM

susler: She offered Sunday encouragement to those searching for the motivation to continue reaching their goals.

Is Sunday encouragement different somehow than encouragement given on other days of the week?


Sunday is sex and waffles day at my house. That is the best kind of encouragement.
 
2012-05-01 07:46:10 AM

robodog: catonacid: Ah, I see she's prospecting study in Engineering and Art History; probably to become an Art History Engineer, so she can engineer art, history.

Yes because it's horrible that a smart person should want to have a well rounded life...

/there's a reason there's a bus between MIT and Harvard


There's also a reason there's a bus from Wellesley to both Harvard and MIT.
 
2012-05-01 07:46:50 AM
www.cheerheaven.com

farm3.static.flickr.com

img.ehowcdn.com


You haven't covered this already?


/I am disappoint
 
2012-05-01 07:49:50 AM
i was never very interested in perfect attendance because i was sick all the time as a child. i had terrible allergies and most mornings in the spring i woke up damn near unable to breath. i also got bronchitis and the flu regularly, so i missed quite a lot of school from grades 1-5. and it didn't matter at all, because i still got perfect grades and actually was in an honors school for 2 years. my terrible attendance was totally irrelevant to my grades.

the only time i ever felt bad about it was when my dad was super sick one time and missed work for like 3 days. i realized that those were the only days my dad had ever missed work during my whole childhood.

by the time i got to high school i was determined to miss as many days as i could possibly get away with. my attendance was just good enough that i didn't get in trouble. when i was in college i missed as many classes as the professors would let me miss before it hurt my grade.
 
2012-05-01 07:52:30 AM

SandMann: My guess

Str 14
Int 18
Wis 17
Con 18
Dex 16
Chr 17


Looks like you got used to a pinata DM.

Back in my day, you rolled 3d6 and nothing else.

Oh, you rolled a 3 in dexterity? I'm not that cruel and will toss you bone. It should be just big enough to use it as a crutch. Also, be wary of stairs.

And we liked it.
 
2012-05-01 07:56:37 AM

kim jong-un: SandMann: My guess

Str 14
Int 18
Wis 17
Con 18
Dex 16
Chr 17

Looks like you got used to a pinata DM.

Back in my day, you rolled 3d6 and nothing else.

Oh, you rolled a 3 in dexterity? I'm not that cruel and will toss you bone. It should be just big enough to use it as a crutch. Also, be wary of stairs.

And we liked it.


Hades, I allowed 4d6 drop the lowest reroll 1s on the first roll and even my players did not churn out stats like that!
 
2012-05-01 08:00:20 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-01 08:03:21 AM

kim jong-un: SandMann: My guess

Str 14
Int 18
Wis 17
Con 18
Dex 16
Chr 17

Looks like you got used to a pinata DM.

Back in my day, you rolled 3d6 and nothing else.

Oh, you rolled a 3 in dexterity? I'm not that cruel and will toss you bone. It should be just big enough to use it as a crutch. Also, be wary of stairs.

And we liked it.


i remember this one time a kid came with a friend. he had decided to pre-make his character so he could join in seamlessly. unfortunately his character was a paladin/mage/thief who was also a werewolf that could change at will.

that dog don't hunt......
 
2012-05-01 08:10:01 AM
She sounds kind of anal. NTTAWWT.
 
2012-05-01 08:10:49 AM

Perennially Distracted: Eh, I must've missed at least 2 days a month every year of high school. Still turned out pretty well (finishing up my engineering degree in two weeks, hopefully).

Glad to hear we're adding more women to the ranks though; the men are too afraid to go near the humanities section of campus.


Men, break this barrier and titties will come to you. The trick is to make friend with the first 10 you meet. ALL 10. If you meet 1 and see boobies then screw it up the entire school knows you're an idiot. If you make friends with 10-15 then meet one outside of that and it fails. You're still a good guy and she's the psycho. My original theorem was that you didn't even 'look' at a girl until 3 degrees. Meaning meet a girl. Become friends. Meet all of her friends. Become friends. THEN anyone you meet outside of that is fair game. If something fails you have ground 0 friends to meet with. You MAY fall out with the friend of a friend that introduced you to the random girl but as a whole you're good.
 
2012-05-01 08:11:47 AM
As soon as I bought my first car they had a hard time getting me to go to or stay in school. At best I'd go to school just to recruit some friends to skip with me. I was on the varsity football team, graduated with honors and I am now a mechanical engineer. I'm willing to bet that I enjoyed my adolescence a lot more than she did hers.
 
2012-05-01 08:12:17 AM

OhLuverly: So basically she went to school sick and got everyone else sick.


Just weakening the competition. How else can you make validictorian?
 
2012-05-01 08:15:20 AM
She's going to go to college, get a degree in a difficult discipline, a good job where she will work hard, become successful and make more money than you or your kid. And you will vilify her for it.
 
2012-05-01 08:19:14 AM

propasaurus: Hawaiian? Pfffttt.
Let me know when an American kid does this.



but seriously, trying having a god damned winter and do something like that.
 
2012-05-01 08:21:04 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: She's going to go to college, get a degree in a difficult discipline, a good job where she will work hard, become successful and make more money than you or your kid. And you will vilify her for it.



And she's going to show up for work with the flu and give it to everyone else for some stupid personal goal. Does that help the team? Nope.

Ayn Rand would be proud. Everyone for him (or her)self.
 
2012-05-01 08:21:07 AM
Ugh. I can't imagine attending that much school. I farking hated school. Rote memorization, yay! Graduated from the parking lot with a BAC of .25

Actually I did have a couple instructors I liked over the years. They were not typical.

Even had problems with instructors in C.C. later in life when I went back to make something of myself. I made a hat and a broach and a pterodactyl.
 
2012-05-01 08:27:56 AM
I always found it funny that "Hey, you showed up!" is rewarded, even when truancy laws state the kid has to be there if they aren't sick or hurt.

Maybe I should get an award for wearing pants everyday since indecent exposure is a misdemeanor.
 
2012-05-01 08:30:20 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: She's going to go to college, get a degree in a difficult discipline, a good job where she will work hard, become successful and make more money than you or your kid. And you will vilify her for it.


Not so, because she is pursuing the One True Career Path approved by Fark, the one of engineering. Now had she said she was pursuing a hard science or *gasp* liberal arts, Fark would be saying she deserves to die hungry in the streets.
 
2012-05-01 08:31:52 AM
The kind of kid I'd like my kid to go to the prom with.
 
2012-05-01 08:33:53 AM

verbaltoxin: Dancin_In_Anson: She's going to go to college, get a degree in a difficult discipline, a good job where she will work hard, become successful and make more money than you or your kid. And you will vilify her for it.

Not so, because she is pursuing the One True Career Path approved by Fark, the one of engineering. Now had she said she was pursuing a hard science or *gasp* liberal arts, Fark would be saying she deserves to die hungry in the streets.


Please people around here think 'computer engineer' and 'software engineer' are real engineers so they couldn't possibly be that strict about it.
 
2012-05-01 08:38:40 AM
The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: She will be doing kegstands freshman year at college.

Well, yes. Which part of "wants to study engineering" didn't you understand?
 
2012-05-01 08:42:31 AM
glad to see many others like myself believe she must've spent some days SICK at school.

meanwhile my 11 year old daughter has gotten strep throat about 10 times in the past 2 years because dumbfarks send their sick kids to school, and obviously my daughter is very prone to strep. so she's missed a lot of days due to sickness by kids whose parents don't care about other people!

of course then the schools try to get upset at us because she missed some days. however she always has a dr note, always makes As and Bs overall in her classes, and breezes thru the standardized tests. and we follow the rule of keeping her home until she is fever-free for a full 24 hour period, so with strep she could be out 3 or 4 days at a time
 
2012-05-01 08:43:04 AM

propasaurus: Hawaiian? Pfffttt.
Let me know when an American kid does this.


My cousin had perfect attendance the same way but while she lived in Florida and south Carolina. Little nerd even did the same in college while graduating early, we all hated her growing up, all our parents said "why can't you be like her???"

The really terrible part is she was so nice we couldn't even stay mad at her.
 
2012-05-01 08:45:02 AM

enderthexenocide: i was never very interested in perfect attendance.... my terrible attendance was totally irrelevant to my grades.


Sounds like you missed out on lessons five and six. Poor you.
 
2012-05-01 08:45:51 AM

ongbok: Gyrfalcon: The_Sponge: MBK: I had a kid come in sick the other day. He threw up twice. The next day, he was still in school, shivering, cold, and pale. His mom picked him up, who was home all day. I asked him why he came to school when his mom was home.

He said "Mom wants me to have perfect attendance".


Bingo!

Ever since I was a kid, I never understood why perfect attendance was often celebrated with awards.....it's all based on luck. Hell, I had to take multiple sick days back in Kindergarten because I had chicken pox and pneumonia at the same time.

/Cool story bro.

Likewise. I managed to get scarlet fever twice with strep throat between times. I think they kept me out of Kindergarten an extra week after that just to be sure I wouldn't die.

Nowadays, I stay home when I get sick, having learned that nobody really cares if you've got perfect attendance except yourself and the people who have private offices so they can't share whatever germs you bring in.

How the hell did you get that, and twice. I thought they eradicated that shiat in the in the first half of the 20th century.


I got it once when I was a kid. I think it was due to me being prone to strep.

Funny thing is, strep is all I ever got sick with, and once I hit 18, I haven't gotten sick with anything since.
 
2012-05-01 08:50:28 AM

untaken_name: At least she's good at obeying nonsensical dictates from arbitrary authority figures. I'm sure that will help her office-chair-bound paper-shuffling career immensely. Who cares if you can do your job well? Just show up; that's what matters.


Guess you don't know what valedictorian means. Or going to engineering college.

I'm sure she's smarter at age 17 than you are now.
 
2012-05-01 08:51:13 AM
What's all this silly talk I'm hearing about perfect dependance? Being dependent isn't a good thing for out young people! They need to learn to stand on their own and make responsible choices! They must learn to...... What?

mumble, mumble

Perfect attendance? Oh! That's very different. Never mind!
 
2012-05-01 08:55:44 AM

Bullseyed: untaken_name: At least she's good at obeying nonsensical dictates from arbitrary authority figures. I'm sure that will help her office-chair-bound paper-shuffling career immensely. Who cares if you can do your job well? Just show up; that's what matters.

Guess you don't know what valedictorian means. Or going to engineering college.

I'm sure she's smarter at age 17 than you are now.


yeah i kinda thought the same thing. if she simply showed up everyday because someone said "hey you're supposed to show up everyday", that would not make her smart and good at life. but you have to properly earn top honors like valedictorian. and engineering is a very tough way to go thru college...high drop rate
 
2012-05-01 08:57:58 AM
1. white
2. living in Hawaii
3. "cursed" with perfect health

Oh yeah, let's throw a damn parade.
 
2012-05-01 09:04:36 AM
My brother in law did it.. didn't get him much, other than a "good jorb kid". Finished high enough in his class for guaranteed admission to a UC school, but I'd never correlate attendance with smarts(though, grades are something else if the teachers are dicks)
 
2012-05-01 09:05:39 AM

TWX:
It's been my experience that when one is too attentive, too good, too consistent, one is also not appreciated in one's work, not acknowledged for one's achievements and generally ignored. As sad as it is, a certain amount of dysfunction seems necessary in order for others to acknowledge when one achieves, and those who do an imperfect job seem to advance faster than those who do such a perfect job.


Those who seem to achieve effortlessly don't show exceptional improvement. They also just tend to do their jobs and don't self promote very well. People 'with flaws' compensate by taking effort to point out their achievements and to blame their failures on others. So, they get the glory and they get the attention.

I know quite a few people that have done a shiat job, had to escalate their issue to get assistance, and then were glorified for all the hard work put in to do such a great job under difficult circumstances. When the reality was that it was their F-UP in the first place and then the combined effort of others, having to take time out of their work to help, that fixed the screw up. But, since it was the screw ups project, they got the kudos once everything was rescued.
 
2012-05-01 09:15:55 AM
Other awards of equal distinction:
walking and chewing gum
counting to potato
maintaining the longest running crappy attitude

Seriously, good for her. Despite the Guinness Book of World Records feel of it all, it's a honest accomplishment and I couldn't have done it. I was the kid who pushed the 9 absences per quarter rule.
 
2012-05-01 09:19:00 AM
She is also president and treasurer of the school's National Honor Society chapter, captain of the Konawaena Wildcat cheerleading squad, senior class vice president and Go Green Environmental Club vice president.

meme.zenfs.com
 
2012-05-01 09:19:06 AM
I had a buddy in high school that had not missed a day of school. On the day of the awards (mostly sports) assembly our senior year, we locked him in his locker so he missed the assembly.
 
2012-05-01 09:23:54 AM

fat boy: Hope she survives Kill Haole Day


Ctrl + F: Haole...

Fark, you never disappoint.
 
2012-05-01 09:28:13 AM
I missed tons of school, skipped all the time, and didn't give a flying F about attendance. I'm doing just fine in life, thanks. Lighten up, honey.
 
2012-05-01 09:37:37 AM
If she's captain of the Cheerleading Team and a bunch of social clubs, she can't be a geek, unless you all accept my theory that the word "geek" has been co-opted to mean something completely different from what it meant before (It was formerly someone who was socially rejected by the mainstream (preps, jocks, etc.) due to their non-mainstream hobbies and interests. Now it's more of an ironic fashion statement that hints at intelligence (even when it doesn't apply). Lately, everyone wants to be a self-proclaimed geek.)

She's just a good student. We had those, too. Most of them were second-tier preps that actually cared about their academic performance and were (mostly) decent to other people about 75% of the time. She's one of the modern helicopter-parented overachievers, most likely.

There's nothing wrong with that, but then, she had probably had people telling her she needs to "work hard to succeed" since birth, and she might change a bit once she gets away from home.

By 2015 she might be an entirely different person.
 
2012-05-01 09:40:28 AM
Kumoniwannalaya High School?
 
2012-05-01 09:45:20 AM

FuryOfFirestorm: Did the captain of the football team give her wedgies while making out with her?


Go on...
 
2012-05-01 09:48:41 AM

TWX: I hope that she learns the easy way that what's celebrated in K12 education and possibly even in post-secondary education is usually a recipe for being underappreciated and unacknowledged with a mediocre career, regardless of achievement.

It's been my experience that when one is too attentive, too good, too consistent, one is also not appreciated in one's work, not acknowledged for one's achievements and generally ignored. As sad as it is, a certain amount of dysfunction seems necessary in order for others to acknowledge when one achieves, and those who do an imperfect job seem to advance faster than those who do such a perfect job.


From the book of: Things You Don't Find Out Officially Until Your Personality And Path Are Set In Stone. See subchapters on 'Real World Ethics', "The Truth About Cheating', 'Tracking Determines Your Future, Your Permanent Record Does Not', and 'People Skills Matter More Than Academics'
 
2012-05-01 09:54:31 AM

ZeroCorpse: If she's captain of the Cheerleading Team and a bunch of social clubs, she can't be a geek, unless you all accept my theory that the word "geek" has been co-opted to mean something completely different from what it meant before (It was formerly someone who was socially rejected by the mainstream (preps, jocks, etc.) due to their non-mainstream hobbies and interests. Now it's more of an ironic fashion statement that hints at intelligence (even when it doesn't apply). Lately, everyone wants to be a self-proclaimed geek.)

She's just a good student. We had those, too. Most of them were second-tier preps that actually cared about their academic performance and were (mostly) decent to other people about 75% of the time. She's one of the modern helicopter-parented overachievers, most likely.

There's nothing wrong with that, but then, she had probably had people telling her she needs to "work hard to succeed" since birth, and she might change a bit once she gets away from home.

By 2015 she might be an entirely different person.


this. nope. no self respecting "geek" would be a cheerleader. at least, unless forced early on by controlling parents. a "geek" would be making fun of cheerleaders and reading manga.
 
2012-05-01 09:58:55 AM

IBelieveYouHaveMyStapler: Not missing any days of school is nothing to really be proud of. Hell I missed more school than almost everyone and still got fairly good grades. I took time off to work, hang out, you name it. Hell I even stared at the sun for an hour through a pair of binoculars once. Just curious I guess.


Do your friends call you Whiskers?
 
2012-05-01 10:05:37 AM
needs a little dick......
 
Biv
2012-05-01 10:15:13 AM

Lone Stranger: [www.cheerheaven.com image 640x943]

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You haven't covered this already?


/I am disappoint


I'm glad someone in this thread had the right idea.
 
TWX
2012-05-01 10:22:48 AM

frepnog: ZeroCorpse: If she's captain of the Cheerleading Team and a bunch of social clubs, she can't be a geek, unless you all accept my theory that the word "geek" has been co-opted to mean something completely different from what it meant before (It was formerly someone who was socially rejected by the mainstream (preps, jocks, etc.) due to their non-mainstream hobbies and interests. Now it's more of an ironic fashion statement that hints at intelligence (even when it doesn't apply). Lately, everyone wants to be a self-proclaimed geek.)

She's just a good student. We had those, too. Most of them were second-tier preps that actually cared about their academic performance and were (mostly) decent to other people about 75% of the time. She's one of the modern helicopter-parented overachievers, most likely.

There's nothing wrong with that, but then, she had probably had people telling her she needs to "work hard to succeed" since birth, and she might change a bit once she gets away from home.

By 2015 she might be an entirely different person.

this. nope. no self respecting "geek" would be a cheerleader. at least, unless forced early on by controlling parents. a "geek" would be making fun of cheerleaders and reading manga.


You all are confusing "geek" for "nerd".

There are three subclasses in this class, geeks, nerds, and dorks.

Geeks are the pinnacle. They have social skills, are able to talk to people outside of this class, and generally are capable. They're the kind of person who gets invited to parties. Their interests are not exclusively in the subculture, even though they know a lot about the subculture.

Nerds are the intermediate. They have the interests in subculture, like fandom, and their interests generally don't go much beyond it. They are capable in their technical skills and field of study. They don't communicate well with people outside of the subculture.

Dorks are the bottom. They are like Nerds, but lack to the technical skills. All of the bad, not much of the good. Their interest in things in the subculture comes across as pathetic rather than interesting generally. They're the "Me Too"ers, the AOLers, of the subculture.

To my own situation, I was a nerd through high school, but expanded to geekdom. I am still active in a science fiction club and have been on the planning committee for a couple of conventions, but I also go to concerts and work on cars. In that sense she sounds like a highschool geek rather than a highschool nerd.
 
2012-05-01 10:25:11 AM
www.maniacworld.com
 
2012-05-01 10:27:39 AM

OhLuverly: So basically she went to school sick and got everyone else sick. Good job?


I have no problem with this. It builds up everybody's immune systems. Plus where I work they combined Vacation, holiday comp. and sick days into one pool to use for vacations or bank them in case you get sick. I use all mine for vacation. If you are going to be sick and miserable might as well go to work as you are going to be miserable anyway. No sense in wasting a perfecdtly good day off on being sick.
 
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