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  1. 6 points
    Deceks7

    High School Graduation

    So many years ago we transferred our son to public school where we thought we would find better resources to deal with his Autism Spectrum Disorder. We entered with a son who teachers had to ask him to let others answer questions. We withdrew when I found our son, alone in a cafeteria, walking in a small circle while pushing a pencil with his foot, not speaking, but falling into my arms when he recognized I had come to him. From being banned from lunch recess because “I don’t have enough teachers to watch him”, and “teachers deserve lunch too” to “he can’t take this AP class because he has an accommodation”-(said in front of his attorney) (the accommodation was using an Alpha Smart to write his assignments). From the lies told to justify actions that lead to injuries to our son, and I say lies because I have documentation of events from the same people who directly contradicted themselves later in ARD meetings. FERPA violations, discussions at social gathering of my son and his issues by school officials to people they were unaware were friends of mine. Insight to what was really happening to our son was revealed in those talks, ironically, by people who automatically threw out the privacy concern issue when refusing to answer our questions. I will spare you the 30 page version of the events, but not the slanderous statement that my son had the hollow look of a serial killer. This was not a sentiment shared by the school psychologist, my son’s private psychologist, or the consultant hired from our local major university. I can only imagine the impact that statement had on others at the school. It was suggested, by the few who did watch out for our son, that we find an alternate place for him as the people at the school did not have the skills to work with our son. The journey back; therapeutic riding, speech therapy, range time and many hours of just letting him know he was safe. Sitting in his room with him when it took hours to write a few sentences, finishing a math test in 40 seconds (I don’t read the questions, you just look at the equations and you know the answers). Weekly sessions with his psychologist, who said “I just love his mind”, and “it breaks my heart that so seemingly minor things can trip him up so”. I guess the administrators who said our son would never be able to keep up were right. With a chance to gather himself and grow my son will now graduate from High School in a few weeks with a 4.3 GPA. I am so proud of him for refusing to just keep up. More importantly, as I write this, he is in the room next to me laughing while talking to his best friend. There was a time I thought I would never hear that laugh again. To use his expression, “Today is a very good day”.
  2. 5 points
    Hatchertiger

    Terry Bradshaw Roasts Bama

    I'll preface this by saying I'm not a Terry Bradshaw fan but I came across this article about his appearance on The Paaaaaawl Finebaum show yesterday. It must have been fun to witness the melt: http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2017/05/terry_bradshaw_ioves_gigging_a.html
  3. 5 points
    OkieTigerTK

    My Big Announcement Redo

    well, no new pics. but big news. so far the schedule is going quite well. if it stays that way, we might be moving at the end of july instead of sometime in august. i'm about to hyperventilate! i have to get my ass in high gear with the packing.
  4. 5 points
    Fishhead

    Prayers for my nephew, please

    So, still pending MRI. He's doing great, we came over to visit today. Regarding location, it's on the top, very accessible. I didn't say this yesterday, but about 24 hours ago, they were thinking it was cancer and that it had metastasized from another, unknown area. That is NOT the case! So that's great news. Now we await the MRI
  5. 4 points
    houtiger

    The Topic About Anything [2014 - present]

    Grandchild #3 born 5/22, 8 lb. 7 oz. boy. We spent the day in Victoria Tuesday. It took us 8.5 hours to make the 2.5 hour drive home, 5.5 hours to move 8 miles at Sealy TX where a tornado knocked a big power line onto the interstate. Worst traffic jam I have been in since trying to get out of New Orleans just before Hurricane Camille hit in 1969. I just got home, can't go to sleep now! http://www.khou.com/news/local/i-10-closed-in-both-directions-near-sealy-after-possible-tornado/442397193
  6. 4 points
    Hatchertiger

    Does The Dinner Bell, Ring A Bell?

    I once went to the Vatican to try and catch a glimpse of the Pope. I was standing at the very back of St Peter's Square with hundreds of thousands of people in front of me. Two men emerged and stood out on the balcony, I was so far away I couldn't make out who they were. I turned to an Italian Catholic nun who was standing next to me and asked if she knew. She responded: " I don't know who the guy in the funny hat is but the man standing next to him is LSUDad."
  7. 4 points
    LSUDad

    FU Coach McElwain is a shark humper

    A whale trying to mate with a shark?
  8. 4 points
    LSUDad

    I KNEW there was something wrong with Ole Miss

    Formerly?
  9. 4 points
    A live Tiger would be the biggest improvement.
  10. 4 points
    Fishhead

    Prayers for my nephew, please

    No MRI today. Will wait until tomorrow. Oh by the way, he went ahead and proposed... She said yes
  11. 4 points
    watson18

    LSU Players And The NFL Draft 2017

    More of what we already know about Jamal and his father. http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2017/05/02/jets-1st-round-pick-adams-blessed-to-have-a-great-father-unlike-other-prospects/ Contrasting his family with other draftees at the end of the article is pretty stark comparison.
  12. 3 points
    Eq4bits

    2017 Baseball Team Awards

    Wally Pontiff, Jr. award went to #8 2B Cole 'Drank' Freeman! Skip Bertman award went to #3 SS Kramer Robertson! Congratulations!
  13. 3 points
    Hatchertiger

    SECT Other Games Topic

  14. 3 points
    watson18

    Richard Gouraige 2018 OT

    We are not in the lead for this guy, but Grimes is doing work. https://www.seccountry.com/lsu/lsu-recruiting-richard-gouraige-jeff-grimes
  15. 3 points
    LSUDad

    Tigers in the NFL

    Seahawks' Pocic looks 'very comfortable' at right tackle By MICHAEL-SHAWN DUGAR, SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF Updated 6:40 pm, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Photo: GRANT HINDSLEY, SEATTLEPI.COM Rookie tackle Ethan Pocic stretches at Seahawks rookie minicamp at Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton on Friday, May 12, 2017. Ethan Pocic didn't waste any time preparing for his role with the Seattle Seahawks. His new playbook arrived days after being selected with the 58th overall pick in the draft and the LSU offensive lineman immediately dove into it. "This past night, big time," Pocic said Friday after the first day of rookie minicamp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton. "Just learning it. And then the other part is doing it. I feel like that's the whole other half to it, once you learn it, can you do it right?" The 6-foot-6, 317-pounder did something right during the three-day minicamp, coach Pete Carroll noticing his knowledge of the system after just one day. "He's already studied his tail off to get here. You can tell," Carroll said. "He's a bright football player. Really tuned in. Just all of the right signals in the first day and a half that he's been here as far as being ready to apply himself. He had a great experience at LSU. He's played a ton of football and it shows." Pocic said his playbook contained only "basic" information, and though much of it is different than what he learned in college, "a lot of the basic stuff, you can carry it over." "There's a lot of calls, a lot of different defenses," Pocic said. "Probably the same calls compared to college, but with different names. A lot more descriptive, too. Getting the calls down was big." Pocic spent time during the pre-draft process working out with former Seahawks offensive lineman and 16-year NFL veteran Kevin Mawae, now an assistant with the Chicago Bears. Mawae, also a former LSU center, worked out Pocic and others while in Baton Rogue. When he officially joined the Bears in September, Mawae continued to train Pocic, whose hometown of Lemont is a suburb of Chicago. "He's taught me a lot," Pocic said. "He's real big on little things, tools and stuff. He was really crafty, so just working on the little things with him."
  16. 3 points
    watson18

    LSU Baseball SECT vs Missouri - Round 2

    Love the replay of the misery bench.... coach chucking the clip board. Awesome.
  17. 3 points
    Herb

    Happy birthday, Herb!

    Thanks for the birthday wishes, y'all! You have no idea how much my Tigalaya family keeps me not only sane but helps me stay connected to home! Y'all rock the house!
  18. 3 points
    Eq4bits

    LSU Baseball at Mississippi State - Game 2

    Bottom 7th 11-5 TIGERS Hess on mound for LSU PC=15 Man-gum - Ks2-3 (1-2 BKFS); 1 away BrownNose - Ks2-3 (0-2 KSS); 2 away StovePipe - single down LF line (1-0 B); 2 out 1 on 1B (nice throw by Twannie to Kramer at 2B to stay ahead of runner) Vansau - StovePipe w/SB to 2B gets in under the tag... Papi gunned it then said the F word; BoB (3-2 BKKBBFB); 2 out runners 1b & 2b MacNameeeeeeee - Kl (0-2 KFK); side retired 0R 1H 0E 2LOB
  19. 3 points
    watson18

    NFL WR 2016 Make'm Miss

  20. 3 points
    Fishhead

    Prayers for my nephew, please

    Tuesday is the day the results come back from the biopsy
  21. 3 points
    Eq4bits

    LSU Baseball at Mississippi State - Game 1

    Gonna attempt some pbp anyway cuz that's what I do
  22. 3 points
    Eq4bits

    LSU Baseball at Mississippi State - Game 1

    Being broadcast on SECN so I'll do quasi pbp and/or updates from my phone
  23. 3 points
    OkieTigerTK

    RIP Chris Cornell

    one of the songs in my morning alarm rotation
  24. 3 points
    Message Former Texas Tech WR Jonathan Giles commits to LSU. To to kind of add a few things. Giles is from Missouri City, the same place as Corey Thompson. A little side note. I've been pushing Corey since he got here, he stays healthy, he goes in the top two rounds next year. To add, Corey Thompson's dad, played at AtM with new recruit Kary Vincent, Jr. Kary is the Son of Kary Vincent Sr., who played wide receiver for Texas A&M and was drafted in the sixth round by the New Orleans Saints.
  25. 3 points
    LSUDad

    For this evenings meal

    My friend that I helped set out traps in the Spillway, he's running the traps this evening. Big Crawfish Boil on Belle River. He said, just bring an appetite. Lets eat.
  26. 3 points
    Northshore Mom

    RIP Lt. Bradshaw

  27. 3 points
    He'll be eligible, in all likelihood, just as Brennan or Narcisse are taking over the reigns after Etling graduates.
  28. 3 points
    Deceks7

    Prayers for my nephew, please

    On this Mother's Day your Sister, Reid, and all family and friends impacted by these events remain in our prayers.
  29. 3 points
    Hatchertiger

    LSU Baseball vs. Auburn - Game 3

    Most consistent baseball we've played all year
  30. 3 points
    Eq4bits

    LSU Baseball vs. Auburn - Game 3

  31. 3 points
    OkieTigerTK

    LSU Baseball vs. Auburn - Game 3

    nice game tigers!
  32. 3 points
    Fishhead

    Prayers for my nephew, please

    So Reid was released from the hospital yesterday and is resting at home. I can't imagine what all is going thru his mind right now. He was in a great spot in his life. He was in love with his job, absolutely great at it...had found his passion. Then just recently met the love of his life. He's honestly never dated much, and all of the sudden, his soulmate comes into his life. And maybe that's God's plan. He met someone who very clearly cares for him regardless of the situation. She stated on Sunday that no matter what, she is by his side. This was right BEFORE he proposed to her. And she's been amazing this week. I'm extremely happy for him in that regard. With regards to work, I knew he was good at his job. But I learned so much about how passionate he is about it. When we visited Monday, with all of this looming, it was literally all he talked about. And to top it off, co-worker after co-worker came by in the few hours we were there, and it was so obvious he was in his zone when they were around. They talked about...work. It was great to see him with such a strong support group outside of family. In fact, it was like it was his family. My prayer is that he is able to continue the job he loves and marry the woman of his dreams...who absolutely considers him the man of her dreams.
  33. 3 points
    watson18

    LSU Baseball vs. Auburn - Game 3

    Pap be like... STILL!
  34. 3 points
    LSUDad

    LSU Baseball vs. Auburn - Game 1

    Pizza and Beer, watching the game at the Spunky Monkey on Belle River. With some Swamp Folks.
  35. 3 points
  36. 3 points
    we really need to take this show on the road. i see sellout crowds...
  37. 3 points
    LSUDad

    I KNEW there was something wrong with Ole Miss

    People that found out about their cheating while recruiting?
  38. 3 points
    Speaking of which I wonder where Eric Monroe is in the mix. He came in highly rated last year. Some guys take a while to develop, some never do. Remember Jai Eugene?
  39. 3 points
    Herb

    Coach O's 1st Commit as HC: 4 Star S Caden Sterns

    Dad, not to mention that every other 4+ star safety recruit probably just opened up to listening to what Orgeron might have to say.
  40. 3 points
    Hatchertiger

    LSU Baseball vs South Carolina - Game 3

    Growing old is inevitable. Growing up is optional
  41. 3 points
    Fishhead

    Prayers for my nephew, please

    Thank you all. I think we'll know more tomorrow after the MRI, but whatever it is, docs say its very accessible due to being located on the top of the brain. Hopefully they don't have to operate, but if it comes to that, they seem encouraged by its location
  42. 3 points
    cadillacattack

    Kentucky Derby 143rd

    1. Classic Empire 2. Gromley 3. Practical Joke
  43. 3 points
    OkieTigerTK

    Happy Birthday Justin (JayB)

    in so many ways, he taught us to live. for me, getting to spend time with him irl, is a very cherished memory. happy birthday, my friend.
  44. 3 points
    Nutriaitch

    Happy Birthday Justin (JayB)

    JayB was awesome. nevr got to meet the dude, but had lots of one on one conversations with him online and through texts. we knew several of the same people and had similar musical tastes. before every baseball opener, i take a moment to remember him and raise a glass in his memory. Happy birthday Bro!
  45. 3 points
    Hatchertiger

    LSU Players And The NFL Draft 2017

    Saints signed Travin Dural as a free agent. Show 'em what you got
  46. 3 points
    Hatchertiger

    LSU Players And The NFL Draft 2017

    LSU is more important
  47. 3 points
    dachsie

    LSU Players And The NFL Draft 2017

    Ethan Pocic goes to Seattle at #58
  48. 2 points
    Hatchertiger

    My Big Announcement Redo

    Ever watch the show Barnwood Builders? Those guys find some amazing beams in old barns.
  49. 2 points
    Hatchertiger

    Derrius Guice: Hei5man!

  50. 2 points