Terri Schehr

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  1. 6 hours ago, cixelsyd said:

    Should I laugh at this, or cry?

    All this bickering, all this segregation of WC/OC, all this hoarding of revenue for top corps only, etc etc, has been going on for as long as DCI has existed.  They created this system of haves and have-nots 50 years ago.  As recently as this January, they doubled down on it with even more restrictive rules and policies to keep the have-nots out.  But something has changed.  Today, some of the haves are facing the prospect of becoming have-nots due to forces beyond their control.  

    Is this DCI-engineered mitosis of the activity really the most important thing to defend right now?

    My kid marched in a Division 2 corps for five seasons.  The red-headed ######## stepchildren of the drum corps world was driven home to me in 2000.  We drove to Westminster, Maryland for the first day of div 2/3 prelims.  The grass was practically knee high on the football field.  My friend, Big Al, longtime volunteer for DCI, hopped on a riding mower and mowed down that cow pasture as well as he could. 

    That was my reality check and why I began saying that we were the red-headed ######## stepchildren of DCI. 

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  2. 26 minutes ago, MikeRapp said:

    Ticketmaster is refused to refund cancelled concert tickets, claiming these concerts aren’t cancelled but rather to be rescheduled. By the time a class action lawsuit makes it to court, the crisis will be over and they will have kept all that cash for a year.

    I got refunds for the Steely Dan concert and the Brit Floyd concert. I think expecting people to plan out as far as a year from now, is absurd. 

  3. 4 minutes ago, Jurassic Lancer said:

    Who, me? 🤷‍♂️ 

    I have a complaint.  I wear my mask properly everywhere but I’m #### tired of seeing people wearing masks under their nose.  I saw several people just today.  If my old ### can wear this mask properly, your twenty-something ### can, too.

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  4. 43 minutes ago, Jurassic Lancer said:

    Many former DCP posters found themselves banished from the site for various behaviors. Many of them were prolific posters.  Right now, with a dearth of activity, I wonder if the time has come to offer amnesty. Would you support letting banned posters back into the fold? Would they be interested in coming back?  Discuss.

    🤷‍♀️Like Jim Schehr?  

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  5. 6 hours ago, Jurassic Lancer said:

    And tonight, I would also be having an awesome burger and beer but at Royal Oak Brewery (probably) in their beer garden. I was planning on taking my friends Jim and @Terri Schehr there and driving them to the show. I would then buy my first show / tour shirt of the season and complain about my beer choices at Ford Field. And then I would have been in drum corps heaven!

    Hello everyone.  I’m still here in the Chicago suburbs and being very careful, mask, hand sanitizer, washing my hands raw.  

    Cases here in Illinois are testing at 3%.  I go out to stores now fully masked and I feel comfortable enough to have dinner on a patio once a week and a couple of beers at the outdoor areas at breweries. 

    Jim and I are fine and haven’t killed each other yet.  I hope there will be a safe and effective vaccine developed sometime in the next eighteen months.  We are going to a cabin in the Smokies next month to enjoy nature safely.  Besides that, I pray that everyone stays healthy and safe. 

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  6. 5 minutes ago, Poppycock said:

    Definition of Pageantry Leeches: Has affiliation with one or more verticals within the marching performing arts activity.
    A non-vested employee who has not achieved or completed the required years of creditable study and participation in order to earn the right to be called an educator. . a.k.a. Clueless
    Demonstrates a pattern of self-centered, arrogant thinking and behavior, a lack of empathy and consideration for marching members, an excessive need for admiration, and honestly greedy. . a.k.a. Narcissist
    Known to speak jargon, that is perceived as fashionable at the particular time or in a particular context that is incoherent and incomprehensible to those pretending to understand during rehearsal. . a.k.a. Babbling idiot
    Holding idiosyncratic beliefs of entitlement to receive payment for times spent on-a-mobile phone, traveling or commuting while on tour, sleeping and daydreaming. . a.k.a. Delusional

    Ok, I’m dead.  🎯 

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  7. 1 hour ago, OldSnareDrummer said:

    Agreed. At least someone is throwing ideas out there. Everything from drum corps to baseball to going to work every day will have to change and adapt, even if means a step backwards in some people's eyes. 

    With 36 million people unemployed,  many small businesses shuttered forever, if anyone thinks a switch is going to be flipped “on” and everything is going to be exactly the same...well, you need to pull your head out from up there. 

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  8. 2 hours ago, N.E. Brigand said:

    Nearly a fifth of Wendy's U.S. restaurants are out of beef, analyst says.

    I suppose that could be encouraging news to those who promote vegetarianism.

    (And just after I posted this, I saw that someone today in Wisconsin argued that COVID-19 is no big deal because it only affects meat-packing workers and not "regular folks". This comment was made by someone working remotely who seems to have no intention of going back to work in person any time soon. As I said before, the real message of too many pushing the "open up" narrative is: "You should get back to work, lazy bum, to make life easier for me while I stay home." It's also pretty wild that in Wisconsin of all places, where the pro football team is named for meat packers, those workers would be described as second-class citizens.)

    NM.  So much for encouragement.

  9. 22 minutes ago, JimF-LowBari said:

    Only teeth work my guy did not do was pull the wisdom teeth. I was 41 and when he saw the length of the root it was “you want to be knocked out for this”. Followed by “as long as you’re going to be out, think about getting them all pulled”. The worst was getting a filling redone and hearing “ uh oh”. Went from filling to root canal in 10 seconds. 😫

    I have a terrible story about having a wisdom tooth removed but I’ll save that until we’re really bored.