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July 27, 2008 (Day 183)

Extol: to praise


At a Christmas a couple years ago, my mother gifted me with two, thick, heavy scrapbooks stuffed cover to cover with all my old report cards, school assignments, short stories, certificates, medals, awards, and some photos of me growing up. From grade school through to my senior year at high school. I look back through them every now and again with humor and amazement. I was a bit of an overachiever—(mostly) straight-A student, enrolled in gifted and honors programs—and I wonder how I didn't get beat up during those times.

As I was photographing some old swim meet ribbons (seriously, I'm amazed at what my mother managed to rescue during my growing up), Sketch decided the ribbons better suited him instead. And I really couldn't argue. ^_^

That first place was for the backstroke, I distinctly remember. I was going so fast, I reached the wall a lot sooner than during practice and smacked my head on it really hard. Didn't slow me down too much. :P

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