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Old 07-31-2008, 03:27 PM   #76
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I thought this kind of fit the theme of the site, so I decided to post it. (It was the introduction to my eighth grade autobigraphy. The teacher gave me a 'D' on this part, because it was over the word limit by about six words).
I hope you're kidding. If not there's a "teacher" in suburban Detroit that needs a bludgeoning.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:40 PM   #77
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I hope you're kidding. If not there's a "teacher" in suburban Detroit that needs a bludgeoning.
The definition of an anal retentive fumb ducker
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:09 AM   #78
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Ok DriftWest.... 'bout time to get back here and get to updatin' this ride report. Your sister is gonna finish her bit first ... you don't want that!

Back to school too ehh? MAN... I remember hating this time of the year. Back to the grind.
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:19 AM   #79
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How on the face of God's Green Earth did I not see this when it came out?!?!?


Give us some more, DW!! It's not very many 8th graders (or is is Freshman now?) who can claim that literally dozens ( ) of middle-aged people are living vicariously through his exploits.
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:28 AM   #80
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My teachers were a huge influence on me, as well.

Mr Drift

I wouldn't argue with your teacher - no wins of value to be gained there

But for what it's worth, this fellow from the other side of the world (Bahrain) who has taught creative writing and who's in charge of identifying talent (the skillful pursuit of what a person loves to do) for the oil industry here, thinks you have an evident and very enjoyable talent.

Stick with it, stay safe, and continue to affectionately tease (split infinitive deliberately chosen) your Dad
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Old 10-22-2008, 02:55 AM   #81
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Thanks for a great report.

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Old 11-04-2008, 02:17 PM   #82
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DAY THREE
Just before we entered Wyoming, Dad and I stopped for lunch at a Subway. Inside, four old ladies were eating their sandwiches, wearing cliché white gloves. I’m not sure if it was Sunday, but they looked as if they were dressed for church.

I was anticipating their reaction to the ‘big bad biker’ aura created by my dad. On television, White Glove Society members usually do not get along well with Hell’s Angels.

This imagined reaction is completely false. These ladies were quite possibly the more excited by the prospect of our trip than anyone else. I realize now that the trip’s admirers are largely females over the age of sixty.

not far from the truth...

Well told - thanks!
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:10 PM   #83
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I thought this kind of fit the theme of the site, so I decided to post it. (It was the introduction to my eighth grade autobigraphy. The teacher gave me a 'D' on this part, because it was over the word limit by about six words).
I'd *really like to have the email addy of the teacher's supervisor/principle so I could send a little editorial to them. These folks should not be leading the next generation!
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:24 PM   #84
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I guess all these folks that love your writing style and compare it to yer ol' man's skill missed one thing: You got A.D.D. in spades - at least Vermin remembers that he was writing a ride report and finishes it.



I can't get too upset though, this has been a great read.

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Old 09-14-2009, 05:14 PM   #85
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I guess all these folks that love your writing style and compare it to yer ol' man's skill missed one thing
numbah won, that really wasnt so nice (no matter how you cut it or hide behind it).
numbah too, it left an ass taste in my mouth, fresh and chewy at that.
numbah thrift, uhhh, wtf, lost me. missed a donkey rolling by like tumbling weed? whatever.

Am now looking over my shoulder for a zap
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:59 PM   #86
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numbah won, I'm new and I have no idea who's who and who knows who, whose friends with you or the history of what
numbah too, I can't spell and I'm trying to contribute, I want friends, but don't know how to make them
numbah thrift, I like vanilla
Here you go...and fixed your post
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:47 AM   #87
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Here you go...and fixed your post
ow, thats harsh, man but this is not the place.



This RR really was a nice one.
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:09 PM   #88
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I think this young man is about old enough for a bike of his own by now. I hope so anyway ...
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:32 PM   #89
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I feel the growing urge to reply to tell you to finish this report simply because I know the class of 2012 needs a little push from 2011. You had an amazing adventure and are an amazing writer and yet, delivers less than the government.
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:27 AM   #90
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Hey Drifter dude!
Very good writing so far.

I bet you're busy secretly flipping burgers, somewhere, earning some dough to buy a Honda Rebel.
You can tour the world on a Honda Rebel.
Your writing reminds me a bit of Paul Theroux. Keep at it!
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