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Offline savagerabbit

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Can't wait!!!
« on: December 06, 2010, 09:23:29 PM »
Going to my second Appleseed this coming weekend!!   Technically I guess this will be my first official full weekend shoot.  My first one was a condesed one day shoot.  Anyway, I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!!   ^:)^ The weather is supposed to be UG-LEE but I don't care, I'm all in! Woot! 
I just had to share, I have no one else to gush to that understands.  ;D
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Re: Can't wait!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2010, 10:07:44 PM »
 ^:)^ O0 ^:)^
Your version of "ineffective" does not necessarily reflect the truth....
Having been "ineffectively" taught to the Rifleman Standard and having been "ineffectively" taught to teach others to the Rifleman Standard, I believe I prefer the "ineffective" over the other choice.

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Re: Can't wait!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2010, 11:21:10 PM »
Have a GREAT weekend!!! O0
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Re: Can't wait!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010, 12:40:10 AM »
Thanks for gushing.  Your enthusiasm is A+.

Have a great weekend.
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Re: Can't wait!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2010, 01:19:55 AM »
Thank you !!  I'll be sure to bring an AAR back to the forum asap! (:
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Re: Can't wait!!!
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2010, 04:04:26 AM »
This wouldn't be the Stinson shoot would it?

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Re: Can't wait!!!
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2010, 10:30:32 AM »
This wouldn't be the Stinson shoot would it?

Later,
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Nope.  I'll make it to one in Stinson eventually.  This one's over in Ashland KY.
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Re: Can't wait!!!
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2010, 10:58:41 AM »
And I get to IIT in Ashland! Looking forward to some folks earning that cool new patch this weekend...

Hint Hint Ms. Rabbit!

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Re: Can't wait!!!
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2010, 11:08:58 AM »
I just had to share, I have no one else to gush to that understands.  ;D

We sure do understand!  You go, girl!
Just like I'm gushing that there is a CMP M1 Garand waiting for me to pick it up after work today!!  ^:)^ ^:)^ ^:)^ ^:)^

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Re: Can't wait!!!
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2010, 11:20:19 AM »
I just had to share, I have no one else to gush to that understands.  ;D

We sure do understand!  You go, girl!
Just like I'm gushing that there is a CMP M1 Garand waiting for me to pick it up after work today!!  ^:)^ ^:)^ ^:)^ ^:)^

Janelle

 ^:)^ O0 ^:)^
Your version of "ineffective" does not necessarily reflect the truth....
Having been "ineffectively" taught to the Rifleman Standard and having been "ineffectively" taught to teach others to the Rifleman Standard, I believe I prefer the "ineffective" over the other choice.

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Re: Can't wait!!!
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2010, 11:24:35 AM »
I just had to share, I have no one else to gush to that understands.  ;D

We sure do understand!  You go, girl!
Just like I'm gushing that there is a CMP M1 Garand waiting for me to pick it up after work today!!  ^:)^ ^:)^ ^:)^ ^:)^

Janelle
Whoo hoooo!! Lucky girl!!  Congrats on the new addition!
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Re: Can't wait!!!
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2010, 11:25:50 AM »
And I get to IIT in Ashland! Looking forward to some folks earning that cool new patch this weekend...

Hint Hint Ms. Rabbit!

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I'm sure gonna try my hardest!  :)
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Re: Can't wait!!!
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2010, 07:39:09 PM »
So, I stunk on ice today.  Clothing malfunctions, rifle malfunctions, and tons of human error. I even sat out a string and pouted a bit. I hope tomorrow is better!!!
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Re: Can't wait!!!
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2010, 08:47:40 PM »
Dear sav:

A Riflewoman persists.
Even if you don't score Riflewoman, your willingness to persist against the elements makes you a Riflewoman in my eyes.
To me, it's not about the numbers, it's about the heart.
You are a Riflewoman in my estimation already.

You go, girl!

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Re: Can't wait!!!
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2010, 10:18:21 PM »
Thank you. I needed that.  I'm not down about it.  It was hard but that only makes me want it more!  Actually, it was around the same time of the day the last time I got flustered and aggravated.  Right around 3pm.  I think I've lost my ability to have a good attitude by that point !! Lol
I'm anxious for tomorrow!
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Re: Can't wait!!!
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2010, 10:32:25 PM »
SavageRabbit...Attitude is everything. O0 O0  As Coop says perserverence is a rifleman/woman's trait.

Head into it tomorrow with a positive attitude and have a great time. Everything else will follow.
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Re: Can't wait!!!
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2010, 10:41:05 PM »
Thank you. I needed that.  I'm not down about it.  It was hard but that only makes me want it more!  Actually, it was around the same time of the day the last time I got flustered and aggravated.  Right around 3pm.  I think I've lost my ability to have a good attitude by that point !! Lol
I'm anxious for tomorrow!
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Re: Can't wait!!!
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2010, 10:48:44 PM »
I like your new profile pic Mac!  Seems appropriate for tomorrows impending weather!  (:
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« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2010, 10:56:46 PM »
Also... Not that I want a self fulfilling prophecy here or anything but one of these days you all will say " we had one gal who came to 14 appleseeds before it finally clicked for her"  **)  ::)
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Re: Can't wait!!!
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2010, 11:44:43 PM »
savagerabbit.

Thanks for the laugh.

Cooper is correct, it is about attitude. Your enthusiasm is fabulous. It would be nice to bottle it.

The key is to relax and have a great time. It is a journey not a goal.

Good luck tomorrow.

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Re: Can't wait!!!
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2011, 04:15:09 PM »
My first shoot is coming up this Sat.  Yeah, I'm a bit nervous, I feel so clumsy with my rifle and I have a hard time getting the bolt lock to release.  But I figure I'll get better at it eventually.  The weather is supposed to be bitter and it doesn't seem like there are many coming, but I guess that means I'll get more individual instruction  %)

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Re: Can't wait!!!
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2011, 10:45:50 PM »
TS, I am sure you have read the post on what to wear to an incliment Appleseed.  Stay warm, wear layers, shoot well ;D  Be sure to stay well hydrated and snack often.  Take wipes to clean your hands after loading .  Enjoy your day, hear the story, write your own chapter with your experiences  Have fun!

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« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2011, 06:08:14 PM »
TS,,, Soo..... how was it?  Did you love it?  How'd you do?
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« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2011, 11:28:13 AM »
That'll probably be me too but I'm determined to plug along until one day I get that damned patch.  THEN I will be able to settle down and help with other stuff more.
You and me both!  It won't take us that long tho!  We WILL get it! (:
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« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2011, 06:57:21 PM »
My dear wife was described as a "train wreck" at her first AS. She is now a Rifle(wo)man and an IIT. The lesson being if she can do it, anyone can do it. See AAR here for the story by Rambo Granny:http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=19436.0 Persist and it will be yours! Enjoy the journey and be sure to have fun...
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« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2011, 12:40:56 PM »
what a great recollection!  That's really motivating!  Thanks!
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« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2011, 02:41:03 PM »
It all comes....with perseverance.  The first time I ever shot was last years Patriots Weekend.  Took a few AS's and lots of practice at the local range, but eventually I earned the patch. 

I had many moments of frustration, but it wasn't until I gave up that I made the score!!  I don't know if this will work for everyone, just know it worked for me.  LittleMo and I both had good AQT's going, and then I cross fired on his.  Yup, it was all on me!!  I not only blew my chance at the score, but his as well.  In utter frustration, I gave up. 

So what happened?  I shot a 219 about 20 minutes later!!  Soon there after LittleMo made the score too.

So I guess if there is a moral to this story it is don't worry about the dang score!!  This might sound like an oximoron, but relax and focus.  Don't worry about it....just do what you know how to do.  The score will come.

Go get 'em girls, it WILL all fall into place if you just allow it.

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« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2011, 05:00:01 PM »
You know, I've seen that happen many times.  Actually, I've gotten to the point where I'm so frustrated and angry that I just empty the mag and low and behold.... the target looked good! LOL  I *might* actually be more relaxed when I'm mad.   ;D This wouldn't come as any surprise to the husband. (:
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« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2011, 05:05:51 PM »
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This wouldn't come as any surprise to the husband. (:

Since you mentioned him.... he soooooooooooooooooooo needs a pretty orange hat on his head.  Tell him it doesn't weigh as much as a k-pot. :D  Nor is he anywhere near as likely to be shot at.  :P
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« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2011, 05:16:17 PM »
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This wouldn't come as any surprise to the husband. (:

Since you mentioned him.... he soooooooooooooooooooo needs a pretty orange hat on his head.  Tell him it doesn't weigh as much as a k-pot. :D  Nor is he anywhere near as likely to be shot at.  :P

LOL!!!  I've been working on him.  (:  I'm currently pulling the " PUULLLEEEZE :-[ Do it for MEEeeeeEEEeee" angle.  I'm still getting the "I dunno.. maybe" which means "NO" in Chris-ese ha ha.   Besides... I told him that eventually... (what is it?  11 more Appleseeds?) if he ever wants to see me again... he'll HAVE to.  **)
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