Posts Tagged ‘kids’

Boston Classic Meet

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Trevor placed 4th in the all around at yesterday’s Boston Classic Boys’ Level 5 gymnastics meet.

Here are some LoFi videos of his Rings, High Bar and Floor routines.

* Rings:

* HBar:

* Floor:

Another weekend, another meet

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Gym and More Meet in Woburn, MA. For some reason they didn’t give out rankings for the individual events.

Floor: 9.0
Pommel: 8.4
Rings: 9.5
Vault: 9.8
Parallel Bars: 9.1
High Bar: 8.6
All Around: 2nd place

Most exciting upgrade to Ubuntu/Edgy

Friday, October 27th, 2006

This morning I had a free hour and this is how I upgraded my hp compaq nc6000 laptop from Ubuntu/Dapper to Ubuntu/Edgy. After updating /etc/apt/sources.list to point to the edgy repos…

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -dy dist-upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Well there was a conflict between x11-common and xinit which both wanted to provide the man page XSession.5.gz.

11:45am Wendy calls me and says the school just called and Griffin is in a ambulance on the way to the hospital and to meet her there. He accidentally ate something that contained pineapple — to which he has a severe allergic reactions to.

11:49 I’m on the road approaching the hospital and get a call on my cell phone. The woman says she is the school nurse and starts saying my son is having an allergic reaction. I interrupt her and say ‘Yes, I just talked to my wife and I’ll meet the ambulance at the hospital’. She says ‘Well, your son is sitting here with me in my office.’ Then we realize she is the school nurse from a different chool and is talking about Trevor who is having an allergic reaction! Trevor had his bee/wasp allergy shot earlier this morning and is reacting to that. Since he too was having difficulty breathing, he too is sent via ambulance to the ER.

12:05 — Wendy and I both arrive at the ER before either of the kids do. Explain to the ER admitting person that yes both boys are ours, they are coming from different schools, with the same problem (allergic reaction, breathing difficulty), but different reasons (food allergy vs reaction to allergy desensitizing injection).

Long story short, after evaluation, some benedril and alburterol breathing treatments, we were sent home.

Around 3pm I worked through a few iterations of apt-get update, apt-get dist-upgrade, apt-get -f install, aptitude dist-upgrade, I have a fully upgraded from Ubuntu/Dapper to Ubuntu/Edgy.

There are a bunch of new, interesting packages to take a look out. The list is here: EdgyConfiguration

Now that was a stressful upgrade.

8th Annual Sea Lamprey Appreciation day at Amoskeag Fishways

Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

We had so much fun last year, we went this year to the Lamprey Appreciation Day again!

Another historial nugget we learned today — the lamprey were so numerous in the Merrimack River, that the people of Manchester (called Derryfield in the 1800s) that they were called Derryfield Beef.




Check out all the photos here: 8th Annual Lamprey Appreciation Day

Kids for Democracy/NH with Senator Evan Bayh

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

Kids for Democracy/NH with Senator Evan Bayh

Originally uploaded by marcn.

We attended a fundraiser this afternoon for Betsi DeVries of Manchester’s Ward 8 who is running for State Senator. The featured speaker was Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana.

During the Q&A, Spencer asked “if we will be seeing more of you here in New Hampshire?” The answer was “Yes” ;-)

See the complete photo set here.

Griffin with Senator John Kerry

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

Griffin with Senator John Kerry

Originally uploaded by marcn.

Tonight the Kids for Democracy, NH Chapter was invited to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at a Hillsborough County dinner featuring a talk by Senator John Kerry.

See the complete set of photos on flickr here:

Walk New Hampshire

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

A few weeks ago a friend told us about the Governor’s wife, Dr. Susan Lynch, and her involvement in Walk NH, a program to get children to execise more.

There is a limit of six people per team, so we have two teams, Wendy’s “Team Wanna-Walk” and my “Team Nozell”. As of today we are up to 36 and 43 miles respectively.

Only about another 150 miles to put in before June 1st. Gotta go walk another mile lap around the neighborhood…

Trevor’s 10.0 on the Vault — Salut!

Sunday, February 19th, 2006


Originally uploaded by marcn.

At today’s Gymnastics Village Invitational Trevor had perfect vault — 10.0!

Initially they had Trevor 12th in the All Around, but they mis-entered his vault score as a 1. After they finished the awards they called him back and gave him 5th place.

Go Trevor!

The Gymnastics Village Level 5 boys’ team placed 1st.

Go Boys!

Floor: 8.2 — 4th place
PHorse: 7.2 — 8th
Rings: 8.65 — 7th
Vault: 10.0 — 1st
PBars: 9.1 — 3rd
HBar: 8.0 9th

See the whole photoset here

Trevor on the Rings

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

Trevor on the Rings

Originally uploaded by marcn.

From the Gym-Ken Invitational 2006

All Around Level 5 (ages 10-11) — 3rd place

Floor: 8.3 (2nd place)
Pommel: 7.5
Rings: 8.2 (3rd place)
Vault: 9.4 (2nd place)
PBars: 9.0
HBar: 9.2 (2nd place)

See the rest of the photos here:

Gym-Ken Invitational (11 Feb 2006)

Limited Time Only: Click here for a 17M movie of Trevor’s high bar routine.

Winter Carnival Meet @ Brentwood

Sunday, January 15th, 2006

Trevor had a great meet yesterday at the annual Winter Carnival at Gymnastics at Brentwood in Brentwood, NH
In the All Around he placed 3th in Level 5 (Boys 10 & 11).

Floor: 8.5 (3rd place)
Horse: 7.9 (3rd place)
Rings: 8.8 (2nd place)
Vault: 9.4 (3rd place)
P. Bar: 8.5 (2nd place)
H. Bar: 8.7 (-)