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24 April 2017

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Feel better, CR. For what it's worth, I've been cranky all month too. (who am I kidding? I've been In A Mood since November)

And as to the last post, on swimming, I am proud to say that I am possibly the last person to graduate from a Missouri high school without passing the state-required swimming test. (Refused to do it. Point blank. I have to take my glasses off in the pool, you see, and then I can't tell one end of the pool from the other, or the water from the air until I try to breathe it. And where in Missouri was I going to need to swim "in case of an emergency", anyways? They don't even let you within a hundred feet of the river in St. Louis! What were they going to do? Refuse to graduate the valedictorian? I think they just lied on the form...)

Hapax, m'dear,

HELLO KINDRED SPIRIT!

Let's hear it for crankiness and lack of swimming prowess. Good on you, valedictorian. (Proving why you were the valedictorian; clearly you were smart enough to avoid the swimming component.) My high school got a pool the last damn year I had to take gym, and I refused to get in the pool too. I told them every time that I had my period. After two weeks of this the gym teacher said, "No, you don't." And I said, "Are you going to check?" That was the end of that. Sure I got a C for the quarter but that still counts among my finest moments.

Feel better yourself, my friend, but always: keep refusing. :)

Hapax,
Incidentally, I have never been to Missouri so I have to ask this question: how and why do they keep you 100 feet back from the river in St. Louis? In LaCrosse, WI, there's a whole riverside park that simply ends AT the river--literally a concrete drop off with the river right there, and a sidewalk running right next to it.

The levee used to be enormous, and very ugly and inaccessible. I've been told that a few years back they overhauled the entire riverfront area (right near the Arch) and it's much nicer now.

ENJOY YOUR BREAK! DOWN WITH THE INTERNET!

(I love the internet but it is nice to have a break from it sometimes.)

Hapax,
Oh, a levee. I don't think I've ever seen a levee. I'm going to have to get a book on that!

Jenny dear,
Thank yew for your support! Nothing quite beats the Internet for being a love/hate relationship, does it?

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