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Oliver's previous owner passed away, leaving Oliver and Lola in their cages. When the death was discovered, and it might have been up to 3 days, the police were called and had to secure the apartment as a possible crime scene. So Oliver and Lola came to live with me on an emergency basis at about 3:00 a.m..

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Hi! My name is Oliver

I am a Meyer's Parrot from Sandia, TX.



3 years old   M

Meyer's Parrot

Warm cooked food, and veggies.

On top of water bowl.

Being handled unless he is in the mood.

She lets me be me when I don't want to be handled.

He does not like me to wear glasses. And Oliver is the only bird I ever met that will not eat shelled nuts..

It's all mine..

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  Heya, Ollie!
LAST GAME TOMORROW!

This is the very last game this season--and while we wish we could say that we are in the running for the Playoffs, sadly, we aren't. However, our good friends on the Phoenix Base Flyers are 1/2 game out of First Place. We would love to see them get into the Series, as they have literally come out of the ashes to become a team.

Captain Calico and I want to thank every single birdie for the effort they have put into this season's games, and for the great fun we have had this season! Sure hope that everyone is up for coming back next season!!! We are so proud of every one of you!

You know the drill--get plenty of rest, have a good breakfast, and be at the ballpark for some practice time an hour before the game. Lizzie has some super snacks for us.
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(( V )) --Big wing hugs!

Your Co-Captains,
Calico and Kaji

Game results will be posted to our Team Page, #173294.

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08/27/2013 06:55.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Ollie!
How are things going for your Mom? Haven't heard anything and are getting kinda worried. Sure hope that she is feeling better, and that all those doctor trips are not wearing her out or making time spent with ya shorter.

GAME TOMORROW!

We have to say this: Calico and I are so proud of how everyone contributed to the win last week!!! That was such a thriller! And we pulled it off cuz: We are DA POIS! There is nothing we can't do! And gosh, we have such a good time doing it, too!

But I digress...we have a game tomorrow against the Major League Beaks. Well, we are not sure about the Major League part, but they sure do have beaks! And we are just gonna be faster and play harder and better!

You know the drill. Game results will be on the Team Page #173294 after the game.

Let's Wipe those Major League Beaks in the dust!!

Your Co-Captains,
Calico and Kaji
Vote for you, too!

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08/19/2013 04:26.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Ollie!
Come along over to the Dragon Cave tonight--we will all go to the game tomorrow.

Game tomorrow!

Yup, it's Monday and we have a game against the Greyt Grey Wings. Gotta say that we still have 3 games left, and we can get higher in our standings if we win. Cap'n Calico and I have the utmost confidence that Da Pois will do what it takes to win this game!! We are Da Pois! Let's confuse those big old grey birds with our speed, our savvy and our determination to bring home the win!

As always, the results of the game will be posted on our team page, #173294!

Your Captains,
Calico and Kaji

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08/12/2013 06:28.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Ollie!
Mom is sending your Mom an email. Holy moley!

GAME TOMORROW!

And we are up against the CrackerJack Conures tomorrow. Now you know that we have lots of buddies on the team, and that we both are in third place in our leagues. I heard that they were scouting around on our last game, so you know darn well that we have to pull some fast ones out of our wings to win this game. Of course, Captain Calico and I checked out their players, so we have a couple things in mind to make things interesting!

We have 4 games left in the season. And we are only 3.5 games out of first, and 3 games out of second. Do the math: we can do this! We can win every one of these games! I know it! I believe it! Calico knows it! Calico believes it!

And in the meantime, we are gonna have so much fun playing!

The usual: practice will be an hour before the game. The results will be on the Team Page at #173924. Get a good nights sleep, some good breakfast, and come ready to PLAY BALL!

Your Co-Captains,
Calico and Kaji

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08/04/2013 07:05.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Ollie!
Bring Mango!

Big Game tomorrow!!!

Yup, it’s that time again! Time to get the old tail feathers movin’, and wings a-flappin! We have a game tomorrow! And it is against none other than the BC Wonder Wings!! Yup, we are the team playing tomorrow, not those Rainforest Raiders. Ha—Captain Calico and I caught that one, and we are here to let you know:
Go to bed early!
Get sleep!
Eat Breakfast!
Come to the ballpark for practice 1 hour before the game!

We did super last week, and we are not that far out of the running! So let’s get that A-Game on and whup those Wonder Wings!!! This is a game that could put us a step closer to reaching The Little Dragons, so just bring it tomorrow!

The game results will be posted, as always, on the Team Page, #173294

Your Captains,
Calico and Kaji

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07/18/2013 07:50.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Ollie!
Hope you are doing good, and your Mom is keeping a good eye on Butch--is he still around? Sure hope so!

GAME TOMORROW!

First, Captain Calico and I would like to thank the team for playing so hard last week. We did the best we could under the circumstances, and we are so proud of each and every one of you. I know Giz would say the same thing.

And we want to introduce you to the newest member of our team--Miss Laka Aolani is going to be our new Short Stop. She is from Oahu, and that is an island in the great state of Hawai'i. You may know of her fister, Angel Sallykins, or her frother, Pookie. She is pretty wicked with that bat, and she will bring some good Aloha spirit to the team. Please welcome her to the team! Her page number is 259145.

Now to the game tomorrow. We are playing against our dear friend SamIAm's team, the Silver Sluggers. Sam has turned into an excellent coach, and since he was on Da Pois--well, he knows our calls pretty well. That is why we are mixing things up tomorrow, and hope that it does the trick to turn our team to winning!

Get a great nights sleep. Be at the ball park an hour before the game, and let's show that we can beat the Silver Sluggers!

Game results will be posted on Da Pois team page, #173924.

Your Captains,
Calico and Kaji

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07/09/2013 07:25.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Ollie...
GAME TOMORROW!

It is with the saddest and heaviest of hearts that we have to let you know, if you did not already, that our dear sweet teammate, Giz, flew to the Rainbow Bridge during the night. We know that his humor, his grace and his awesomeness cannot be replaced, ever. Whichever one of you wish to step up from Reserve to player...just let Coach Calico or I know.

Kaji wipes away tears. His shoulders slump. Then he takes a deep breath and continues.

We knew it had to happen--we are facing the very formidable Rainforest

Raiders. These Zon's are definitely a strong team, and under Coach Jenny

Lynn, don't underestimate anything in this game. I know you have watched the

taped games, and we have to be on our talons with the Raiders!

So--get that good night sleep tonight, and show up for practice two hours

before the game. Mango, Ollie's fister, is going to help us stretch out and get

the team spirit going with some rousing cheers! Lizzie will have great energy

boosting snacks, too! She says that our losses seemed to happen when we came

to the Dragon Cave for breakfast, so she is going to switch things up a bit

tomorrow.

And, as always, the game results will be posted on the Team Page, #173294.

We are Da Pois!
Strong gals and boys!
We can do anything
So let's go out and DO IT!
DO IT FOR GIZMO!!!

Your co-Captains,
Calico and Kaji

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07/01/2013 07:14.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Oops!
I keep forgetting to say that the result will be posted on the Team Page #173294. Sheesh. You would think I would get it together, huh?

Your buddy,
kaji

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06/17/2013 06:01.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Ollie!
We sure do have a game this week--tomorrow!

Tomorrow we have a game against the Quaker Little Dragons. Now, these Quaker Little Dragons seem to be a force of nature! They have won their last two games, and I heard they are out there doing some pretty darn good practices every day. The Quakers might be one of the biggest teams we need to beat and get ourselves back on track!

Coach Calico and I are confident we will bring our A-Game tomorrow, and show those Quakers who they are messing with! We can reclaim our winning streak --and we will!

Practice is an hour before the game. Get a good night's sleep, and stop by the Dragon Cave for some breakfast--Lizzie is ready and waiting to cook up something spectacular for us!

We are the Pois'N'Dem! Goooooooo Pois!
Your coaches,
Calico and Kaji

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06/17/2013 05:35.35 PM Report This Comment  
  ***** GAME NOTICE *****
Tomorrow, Friday, June 7th we play the Tiel Terrors.
Everybirdy eat a good dinner and get a good night's sleep.
Please be at the statium one hour before game time, for warmup.
Let's show the Tiels what a championship team can do.

The game results will be posted on the team page, 173924.

Captains Kaji and Calico

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06/06/2013 07:09.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Thank you, Ollie
Lucky was a sweet little budgie who had a hard life in the begining, until she found us. She will never be forgotton.
Hugs,
Calico

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05/31/2013 08:36.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Ollie
Can I come to practice with you and your mommy?? Mommy is at work, and it is too early for me to show up right now... Thanks Buddy!! Boomie

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05/31/2013 05:33.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Ollie! Game tomorrow!
I want you all to know that it is with a heavy heart that Ginger (#192450) and Co-Captain Calico’s ( #40642) fister, Lucky, has flown to the Rainbow Bridge early this morning. Please stop by Ginger and Calico’s page and let them know that the team supports them and knows how sad they must be. In honor of Lucky, we are playing our game tomorrow in her honor. I know it will be hard for Calico and Ginger to play tomorrow, but we all will need to be in top form and give it a little extra, so we can win this one for Lucky.

Get a good night’s sleep, and stop over at the Dragon Cave for a good breakfast—Lizzie will be ready whenever you get there! Practice will be an hour before the game. And we will have a moment of silence in our dugout for little Lucky.

We are playing the Mighty Macaws tomorrow. They are big guys, but one thing I know for sure—we are faster! Great things come in smaller packages, Mom says. I believe it, too!

Game results will be on the Team Page, #173294.

Go Pois! Go Pois!
Your Co-Captain, Kaji and Co-Captain Calico

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05/30/2013 07:09.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Ollie and Flockily!!
Glad you were able to stop by the Dragon Cave for some of that superb Hatchday Cake!!! Oh, it was so much fun to have everyone eating and enjoying themselves! There is just nothing better than having Lizzie's food and the company of great friends to celebrate the day that Mom and I met, and I chose her to go home with!

And I did not realize how the dainty gals can eat cake! Holy moley--they are NOT bashful, are they?! Lizzie was so happy to see everyone enjoying themselves!!!

Thanks for celebrating the day with me!
Your buddy,
Kaji

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05/23/2013 09:05.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Ollie!
Stop over any time--of course, Mom is working, so it will be a parronts optional party. But come on over any time! So I heard we won today! Or so I hope--have not read the game score at all, but sure do want to find out how it all went!

Your buddy,
Kaji

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05/22/2013 06:19.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Ollie! Game tomorrow!
On Wednesday, we have game two of the season against the
Kevlar Keets. Never underestimate the Keets--they are
playing in the stadium that bears their name, and they are
force to be reckoned with!

Of course, both Co-Captain Calico and I know we have a
team that is strong, and coming off our first win--so we
are pretty confident that we can keep things on the
winning side!

Practice will be an hour before the game, so come early.
Get a good night's rest, and eat a great breakfast, too!

Lizzie will be providing snacks for us during the game, as
she does all the time. And afterward we can get together
at the Bar and Grill to kick back and relax!

Go Pois!
Your Co-Captains,
Calico and Kaji

And--everyone is invited over to the Dragon Cave on
Thursday, cuz Lizzie is throwing a birdthday party for me!
23 years ago on Thursday, I chose Mom to go home with, and
I sure am happy I did! You know Lizzie is gonna have some
really fine fixin's, too!

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05/21/2013 07:12.53 PM Report This Comment  
  FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON
Hi fellow Pois, It's Capatin Calico.
Tomorrow, Monday, 12th is the first game of the 2013 Birdie Baseball Season and we're playing the first game, against theC-2 White Hawks.
There will be a pre-game show at 2:30pm eastern time and the game will start at 3:00pm eastern time.
I know we have not had a chance to practice as a team. Kaji and I have been swampped. I'm sure all of you have been practicing on your own and Iknow we'll do a great job. Let's try to make a great showing at the first game of the season.
The results of the game will be posted on our team page, 173924.
Let's play ball!
Kaji and Calico

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05/12/2013 02:49.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oliver
thanks for contacting me back. So let me see if I have this. Your flock is playing for the Pois but you mom has reletives that have sennies. You mom will create a BC profile for them so they can play birdie baseball on the senegal team. So: (1) Franklin (2) Shylinn (3) Murphee (4) no-name (5) Chloe and maybe (6) Molly or a switch for Molly. If theis is correct, it sound like a plan. let me know and thanks. Bye bye Norman

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04/15/2013 02:42.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oliver
Welcome to BC. My name is Norman and I am the captain of the Swinging Senegals baseball team. FYI there is a Birdie Baseball League which has been around for 4 years. There are 14 teams and games are played using a number system. I see you plaed with the Pois? I would like to recruit your flock to play for the senegal team. Please let me know and I will send you more details. It is a lot of fun and does not involed a lot of work from your Mom. Thanks, Norman

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04/10/2013 08:48.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Ollie,
Oh gosh, we heard about Braveheart, and our hearts go out to you and your Mom and the rest of the flock. We emailed your Mom when we found out...Mom had a hard time seeing the keyboard on the phone cuz she was crying, knowing how much this loss hurt. Sending you all good thoughta and prayers and lots of good energy to get thru this...

big wing hugs from Kaji, Lizzie and Mom DJ

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02/28/2012 08:11.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning
and a vote right back at ya, you handsome devil, hee hee. Squak.

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12/03/2011 02:16.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oliver
THANK YOU so much for stopping by to say hi and for leaving a vote. I am getting closer to that BIG 10K mark, and appreciate all the help I can get. Mom is really eggcited and hopes we make it by the end of January. with your continued support we can do it. Hope to see you again, real soon, beakie kisses. Squak.

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12/02/2011 03:49.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oliver
WORDS OF WISDOM

When you STOP believing in SANTA, all you get is underwear. hee hee. Squak ... so you gotta believe.

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12/01/2011 02:30.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oliver - Long time no squak
Just a quick stop to say GOOD MORNING, and to wake up and smell the coffee. I'm shooting for 8K by tomorrow, and with a little help I hope I can make it. Thanks for your help. Squak.

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11/29/2011 05:00.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oliver - Long time NO SQUAK
Contrary to popular belief,
TURKEYS were NOT served,
at the First Thanksgiving.

In fact, they weren't even
allowed at the table.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING ! Squak..

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11/21/2011 05:47.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oliver, Mom and 8 Fids in the Flock
Whoa do I understand about cage cleanning! Mom bought us a tripledecker that stands one cage on top of the other and its way taller than mom is so she has to stand on a stepstool just to reach Kallies cage to get it clean and the grates are really large! I'm in the middle one and Gabbie was on the bottom. Now that Gabbies cage is empty, that's already been cleanned out she just has our two to do and the tiels cage. And of course our playgyms one of which she is going to take out of our room. We have a small room and it is loaded with all our stuff. I'll wait till your mom gets done for you to come and talk again. Say hello to everyone for me. come visit me again Dixie

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11/01/2011 09:04.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank you from Zak
Oct 31st… Well, I guess this is it. The moment we have all been waiting for. It’s Halloween night! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I hope none of you got scared by all the little skin kids that came by hoping to get all sorts of candy. Mom gave out prepared bags of goodies to the kids she knows around the neighborhood and then shut the blinds and lights so the few that might come around would not ring the bell and get us upset. We are still getting over all the people who came to see the house. Mom said that was more than enough excitement for us. Before giving you the final chapter of the speedo, I want to take a moment or two or three to thank each and every one of you who has come to my page to vote for me, whether it was every day, almost every day, whenever you could get your parront near the computer, or even if it was only a few times, ALL those votes have added up to a BIG number, and now I am waiting rather impatiently, to find out if the plane is going to be landing in our backyard to take me to the castle at midnight. The excitement is building. Mom says for me to get some sleep. I can’t. My bags are by the door, so I can quietly leave without awakening the others. Okay – enough said. Let me give you the final chapter of the History of the Speedo…
This was not the company's first foray into recycled high fashion, though. In September 2010, award winning sustainable fashion label, From Somewhere announced a new line of dresses made from Speedo's surplus.
National Teams
Speedo is the sponsor of several national swim teams.
Speedo also offers sponsorships to some High School and College (NCAA, NAIA, Junior College) Leagues as well as non-profit recreation leagues such as YMCA and Boys and Girls Clubs.
Sponsored Athletes
In addition to team and league sponsorships, several celebrity athletes endorse Speedo products.

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10/31/2011 10:45.07 PM Report This Comment  
  One more day to go from Zak
Oct 30th… and only one more day to go. Many of you have asked me if I have gone crown shopping yet. YES – and I found a gorgeous one and the big guys have already wanted to get at it. It’s mine, all mine I tell them. Mom is helping me to get ahead of things and letting me start on blogs for today now, so that tomorrow, we will be ready to give you the final chapter of the History of the Speedo. But here is the one just before that…
Another collaboration between Speedo and academia netted a line of designer fashions. Teams of students from the London College of Fashion, University College Falmouth and the University of Huddersfield have reused the material to create a complete fashion line including casual slacks, jackets, and even different forms of swimwear. Speedo International president David Robinson said in a press release "we are pleased to see this quality of talent emerging from the universities that have taken part. Speedo is committed to reducing its impact on the environment and as such it is good to see the Speedo LZR Racer live on in these innovative designs”.

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10/30/2011 07:55.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oliver, Mom and 8 Fids in the Flock
Thank you for flying by with warm words of comfort for our Gabbie. It's only been a week ago today but the pain is still fresh in all of our hearts. Thank you for caring and for your support. Please come back and visit with us again. Dixie,Kallie and mom

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10/29/2011 09:40.38 AM Report This Comment  
  THanks from Zak
Oct 27th… We birds had mom to ourselves for most of the day today. Mom had uploaded a video of herself and me, but it was suggested we redo it because it was too much like a commercial for Speedo, so what happened was someone got word that I was doing the history of the Speedo and mom and he were writing and a few days ago a package arrived for Mom. She is wearing it in the video. It is called *In Flight* but she is not allowed to talk about it in the video – the video has to be about ME. I was not too cooperative because I am not comfortable with hands, but we did the video without the towel getting too many holes chewed in it . Jasper does t-shirts and I do towels. LOL We are so close to the end of the month. I am going to miss blogging all my good friends. Remember – you are welcome at the castle anytime and bring your swim suits. Besides the pool, Lizzie says there is another great place to swim. We’re sure you’ll find us! But now… we’re getting close to the end here. Let’s continue…

The vague decision by swimming's governing body stated that suit materials would need to be textile, rather than polymer-based, but offered no specific deadline for this changeover to occur. The reason for the delay, FINA executive director Cornel Marculescu told the AP, is to give manufacturers enough time "to pass from polyurethane to textiles". The ambiguity continued when FINA was unable to define textile. The most specific aspect of the ruling returned men to bare chests and ladies to bare shoulders. The current rule (GR 5.4), as posted on FINA's website, states "Before any swimwear of new design, construction or material is used in competition, the manufacturer of such swimwear must submit the swimwear to FINA and obtain approval of FINA".

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10/28/2011 07:17.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oliver
It's gonna be in Birdie code, so the hoomans don't learn all out secrets. hee hee.

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10/28/2011 03:58.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks from Zak!
Oct 26th… It was a long day for all of us, but a good one. Mom was up really early and she did our cages fast. She suddenly remembered she had a doctor’s appointment that she thought was tomorrow so she flew out of the house in a hurry, only to be back faster than expected. She will be having surgery on her left hand, something with the hardening of a tendon, as soon as the hospital can get her in. It is painful, and moving her thumb hurts, because it is at the base of her thumb, but that doesn’t stop her from being with us birds. She gave a lot of us free time, and then explained to us that she had to go out for a couple of hours, to a sad event. Of course, to us the sad part was being in our cages while she was out. She was back before we knew it because she did not get caught in rush hour traffic. She went to the viewing for Rolf C Hagen, and she will be going to the funeral on Saturday. There were a lot of people there, but she got to talking to a couple of people she knew, and she met some of the family. They are wonderful people. It was sad… and Saturday is going to be like a royal event, with people coming from all over the world. Mom is sure there will be standing room only. Enough squawking… you want to read about the Speedo…
FINA's ban on the LZR Racer and all "hi-tech" suits came shortly before Michael Phelps's 200 Meter Freestyle loss to Germany's Paul Biedermann at the 2009 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Rome, Italy. Wearing Arena's polyurethane X-Glide suit, Biedermann broke two world records that day and beat Phelps by more than one second. Even though FINA had already approved the ban, it had not been scheduled to go into effect until the following spring. The delay in FINA's hi-tech prohibition and Phelps's unexpected second place finish (his first loss since 2005) led Phelps's coach Bob Bowman to threaten a boycott of international swim competitions. In the first three days of the eight day competition, 15 world records were set.

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10/27/2011 06:38.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oliver
Rweet is gonna write a bokk on training humans, if thats possible. Naw, take too long to do it, not the book, the training of them humnas. they learn so slow.

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10/27/2011 04:01.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Zak
Oct 24th.... Mom is getting antsy today. Some people had put an offer on the house and there was a lot of counter offering going back and forth. It looks like a final sale is coming close and Mom and Dad are finally going to be moving come the spring. Mom is looking forward to not having to hide the boxes she packs and just moving ahead. And now, what you all have been waiting for… more about the Speedo…
Four years later, the FSII debuted in the Atlanta summer games. While this next stage in swimwear evolution was quickly approved by FINA, it was not without controversy. Speedo competitor TYR developed a similar full body suit with detached sleeves, which the company calls Aqua Bands. Both TYR's detached Aqua bands and Speedo FSII's attached sleeves are designed to essentially "grip" the water on the inner forearm. TYR maintained that essentially the only difference between their suit and Speedo's was whether the sleeves were attached. Despite this, FINA did not approve TYR's armbands. In 2004, 47 medals were won by swimmers wearing Fastskin II

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10/25/2011 07:48.47 PM Report This Comment  
  THanks from Zak!
Oct 23rd…It is hard to believe that there is only a week to go and if everything goes well, I will be moving into the castle for a month. I want you all to know that you are invited to come and spend all the time you like there with me… anytime you like, night or day, day or night. Feel free to spend the month if you so desire. I do happen to know that a few of my flockmates will be taking full advantage of that invitation and I can’t say I blame them with the cold weather we are having here. With this said, more about the speedo…
Ultimately, the suits were approved for use in the Sydney Olympics and in December 2000 the super-suit earned a place on Popular Science's "100 Best of What's New", alongside the US Navy's F-16 replacement and Kodak's Smart Digital Picture Frame with built-in modem.

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10/24/2011 08:23.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oliver
We saw at least 4-5 of you at the show. Get a girlfriend while they are young, so you can train her properly, hee hee. Tweet.

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10/24/2011 03:38.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ollie
It's Calico.
Thanks for the article. Dad is going to print it out and keep it.
Hope you had a great weekend.
Hugs,
Calico

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10/24/2011 01:37.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Ollie!
Your Mom told my Mom about the arthropod thing, but this is the first time Mom got to see the PDF. Very cool stuff, and all those lovely little Meyers! Mom was totally ooohing and aahing over the pictures! I told her, hey, you have one right here and I am waiting for a headscritch. So guess who will be getting one real soon???

Your buddy,
Kaji

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10/23/2011 08:01.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oliver
Coolest thing ya ever wanted to see. Mom told me there were FIVE mini me's at the show, and they were about 5 months old. IF they were DNA tested, pops was ready to get me a girlfriend. And I got my own playperch, so I don't have to share Squaks when she's not using it. they also meet some BC friends from the Guld Coast, over by Tarpon Springs. Our BC friends from Ohio are on the way back home, and we won't see them again until August, for that Orlando Bird show. It was a very busy week, and we had alot of fun times. Tweet

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10/23/2011 08:04.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks from Zak!
Oct 20th and 21st… It looks like those Squawk-a-tiels have settled down a bit. We managed to get all previous blogs caught up without too many Squawks getting in the way. Now, today is another day.
By the time the lady bobsledders were given the opportunity to don their Fastskin suits, the line had already gone through several evolutions including the Fastskin FS-II and Fastskin FS-Pro. From the very beginning, these drag reducing suits were met with great resistance. At issue was Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) rule 10.7, which stated "No swimmer shall use any device that may aid his speed, buoyancy, or endurance during a competition (such as webbed gloves, flippers, fins etc). Goggles may be worn". Early in 2000, Speedo hand-delivered their new Fastskin suits to 150 Olympic hopefuls and promised 6,000 more would be made available for Olympic trials. Fearing the possibility of Speedo-clad race winners being stripped of medals due to challenges, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport to examine the legality of the FINA-sanctioned suits. In May that year, a CAS-appointed arbitrator backed the FINA ruling allowing use of the suits for Olympic tryouts. Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates, however, said in a press conference that their swimmers would be allowed to wear the futuristic neck to ankle covering suits, but would do so "at their own risk". Coates later stated that the ruling he sought was whether the suits should be classified as costumes or devices.

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