reaching out to moms of 2017 applicants

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Vista123, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. Vista123

    Vista123 Member

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    Its early in the process, for sure. And DS feels like he has done about all he could. Now its just waiting (for up to 9 months).

    I had 4 girlfriends last year whose sons applied. The girlfriends turned out to be great ebuddies who helped give DS tips on the process. I just really listened to them and took their advice as they were a year ahead and thier sons all applied to class of 2016. Two of the sons did not get in. Two sons got in but they chose not to go. Though they were all great support, they have moved on now to being parents of freshman at civilian colleges and 1.) either arent too inerested hearing me whine/ask questions/comment/vent about the process 2.) I dont want to whine/ask questions/comment/vent to the ones whose sons did not get in.

    I know this forum is great about answering some questions. However, sometimes I feel like I get a side-of-lecture for no-extra-charge. ;)

    Are there any moms of 2017 applicants that are interested in exchanging emails (I do not have facebook) with the intention of being able to freely support/whine/ask questions/comment/vent/etc to each other. If so PM me.

    Thank you so much.

    Vista123
     
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  2. suddensam

    suddensam USNA BGO

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    Dads are excluded? Are they (we) the source of the side order of lecture?:cool:
     
  3. Vista123

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    Ok, Ok, OK Suddensam, so the mom’s voted and unfortunately we voted to kick you (AKA the dads) off the island. There were some ground rules that we all felt you could just not keep:

    1. Can you actually NOT say: "I've never heard such a stupid question!"
    2. Can you agree…Poker is not a sport, nor is hot dog eating and it shouldn’t be on ESPN…Don’t argue.
    3. Can you not tell us about your best hole in golf or the fish you caught last weekend or we will have tell you where we bought our shoes.
    4. Don’t tell us there is “nothing we can do about it, so don’t worry” we can worry if we want to worry. You’re not the boss of us…
    5. Don’t tell us we look tired or it looks like we’ve gained a few pounds. Can you just not??
    6. If we tell you we bought that purse on sale, can you pretend to believe us…can you do it? We didn’t think so…
    7. Right now-you should just agree that baconfest should be a legal holiday. OK you can probably do that one…but that is just 1 out of 10.
    8. Can you not say that “everything happens for a reason”-really, just don’t say it. For real! We are not kidding.
    9. We are not saying that dads are like Steve Bartman but… (just google it.)
    10. If we ask you if this font makes our butt look big, would you know how to answer???…we didn’t think so…

    sorry.

    Vista123

    ps good luck to your applicant-we are rooting for you guys too! :thumb:
     
  4. MMMom

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    Hey Vista123, sent you a PM with my email, is the island closed?
     
  5. Vista123

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    HI MMM,
    Of course there is room for more!
    I did not get your PM though (maybe my message center is full?)
    I sent you a PM with my email. just respond to the email and I will loop you in the ring.

    VISTA123
     
  6. givethemwings

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    I also private messaged you.
     
  7. Vista123

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    Hi wings,
    Welcome to the island. I also did not get your pm but I messaged you with my email. Just shoot me an email and I will loop you in.
    Vista123
     
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  9. Hazqueen

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    Still a group?

    Hi,
    If your group is still going, I am interested in joining. I tried sending you a pm but I wasn't allowed because I haven't posted enough. :frown: My son has an LOA and he had his MOC interview last Saturday so we are just waiting to see if he gets a nom.:confused:
     
  10. RNrecruiter

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    I'd like to join!

    My son is tripled qualified, has LOA and nomination too! I'd love to join a 2017 mom's group, but I don't have enough posts to PM either. Count me in!
     
  11. Mman5247

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    Group

    Id like to join your group too. Application is in and the wait is killing me. Tell me how to do it. We can set up a private yahoo group, if you haven't already.
     
  12. Whistle Pig

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    I've been given honorary status!:biggrin: Have to have at least one who will tell it like it is. :thumb: And I've earned this gig!

    But I'm required to wear my best dress and most outrageous red hat whenever we have a coffee-clatch or do lunch. :confused: :scratch::yikes::bump8ls:
     
  13. Vista123

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    Hi All,

    We've actually changed our original focus and have become more of a social-support group, but I would be delighted to join in a Yahoo! group if you should start one! If you do start a group, please put the information for joining on the forum or PM

    And Yes, we have become the base of the WhistlePig Fan Club. He never argues over the dress code. You should see WhistlePig in a skirt! Woot! Woot! Very tasteful in a Meryl Street + Pamela Anderson + Daisy Duke = Whistle Pig sort-of-way!
     
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  14. Whistle Pig

    Whistle Pig Banned

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    MOSTLY Minnie Pearl!:screwy::barf::yay:
     
  15. Melitzank

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    If you all are going to have an official fan club, it needs a motto. I hope our friends from the Air Force won`t mind a little tailoring to fit the needs:

    "Cultus consequatur aut expediri viae"

    In Latin, to the best of my knowledge, it translates to "Worship, follow or get out of the way"! Or at least it does going from English to Latin.


    :worship::bounce1::spacecraft:

    ^Those are the official images. Worship, follow, or MOVE! :thumb: Very effective for the Whistle Pig club.
     
  16. USNA2017Mom

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    Me too! Me too! Not enough posts to PM. I have been happily "Congratulating" every LOA that catches my eye but still haven't hit my magical 15 posts! Would love to meet some USNA 2017 people!
     
  17. givethemwings

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    I, too, would love to join in with others if you should start a Yahoo! group. Please let us know!

    P.S. :shake:Whistle Pig rocks!!! :)
     
  18. subvet

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    Good Lord WP,you have reached Cult status! :)
     
  19. Whistle Pig

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    Some might say occult.:eek:

    Move over, Mick Jagger and Jimmy Buffet! Shakin' my money-maker!:rolleyes:
     
  20. Mman5247

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    I set up group

    If I did it correctly, I was able to set up a group right in this forum. Send me a PM if you want in. I've invited the ones who requested in this thread already.
     

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