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New blog on the Gymternet

FINALLY created a stand-alone blog for my obsession with gymnastics. So, if you’re a blog relating to:
-NCAA gymnastics
-Elite Gymnastics
-Rhythmic Gymnastics
-The Final Five
-Etc.
PLEASE reblog/like this so I can follow you!

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Chris Pine “Go West Young Man”

I’m trying to design some Appmon, which is actually more difficult than designing straight up Digimon because a lot of apps have been taken already… so you have to go a bit outside the box.

Skimon, at the top, is a Cameramon variant based on the Epic ski app that my family used in Breckenridge to calculate our ski stats for the day. I classified him as Social because the app was really about sharing your photos and ski data with other people. He’s blue like Cameramon’s sprite in Cyber Arena.

Sportamon has design influences from Hackmon, Dokamon and regular Digimon Extyrannomon. He’s an Entertainment type app for streaming sports videos, like an ESPN app. I wanted him to look like a sport’s team mascot - and also like Digimon’s mascot, Agumon (wink wink) - so he’s got a big mascot head and foam finger hands. I chose a basketball shoes because the NCAA tournament final game is tonight and it was on my mind.

I’m trying to think of more Appmon to make, so if I make more I’ll post them here.

In case you need an idea of what that looks like, Kentucky basketball has:

NCAA Tournament champions: 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998, 2012

NCAA Tournament runner up: 1966, 1975, 1997, 2014

NCAA Tournament Final Four: 1942, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1966, 1975, 1978, 1984, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2011, 2012, 2014

NCAA Tournament Elite Eight: 1942, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen: 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

NCAA Tournament appearances: 1942, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

Conference tournament champions: 1921, 1933, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011 (Note: There was no SEC tourney from 1953–1978.)

Conference regular season champions1926, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2012

Our final four’s all filled out already.

Peanut Butter Polka Dot Bars
Reese’s Pretzel Snacks
Slam Dunk Cookies
Fan Favorite Snack Mix

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Members of the Kentucky Wildcats led by Head Coach John Calipari, Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison and Willie Cauley-Stein react in the post game press conference after being defeated by the Wisconsin Badgers during the NCAA Men’s Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Wisconsin defeated Kentucky 71-64.

Fire On The Mountain
Grateful Dead
Fire On The Mountain

Today’s Daily Dose of Dead continues the Game of Thrones and NCAA Championship game tie-ins. Today’s selection is Fire on the Mountain from the December 3, 1981 show at the Dane County Coliseum in Madison, WI.

Of course I refer to the mother of dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, and of course her dragons which do her bidding and the lyric in FOTM “There’s a dragon with matches that’s loose on the town, take a whole pail of water just to cool him down.”

Too bad the Wisconsin Badgers (also known as the Grateful Red) could not pull off the upset to beat Duke but this Grateful Dead show in Madison was cause for celebration. First set closed with a Miracle > Bertha and second set opens with Scarlet > Fire > Estimated… Sweet!

1: Jack Straw, TLEO, Me & My Uncle> Big River, Loser> C. C. Rider, Althea, BIODTL, Cassidy, Deep Elem, Miracle> Bertha
2: Scarlet> Fire, Estimated> He’s Gone> Drumz> Truckin> Black Peter> Around> Johnny B. Goode E: Baby Blue

The Fire is especially strong in this show with Jerry really on top of his game and Phil blazing a heavy bass trail right there with him.

Enjoy!

“Long distance runner, what you holding out for. Caught in slow motion in a dash to the door. The flame from your stage has now spread to the floor. You gave all you had, why you want to give more?”