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Old Fri Feb 08, 2008, 12:20pm
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(A) 208 miles, (B) $88, (C) 3 lbs.

Drove (A) roundtrip last night to work a varsity boys game.

Made (B) including mileage (they cap at 100 miles for conference games).

Lost (C) working the game. 2-person and they ran the you-know-what out of us. We were in a wrestling locker room so I weighed myself on their fancy digital scale before and after the game. I put it back on afterwards, I'm sure.

Best moment (besides getting home at 11:50PM ) was when the 6'6" post lost control of the ball going up and then he flung himself in the air like he was shot, which didn't fool either of us (as well as the PA announcer who worked the JV game). Fooled his coach, though, who couldn't and wouldn't believe me when I told him what happened.
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Old Fri Feb 08, 2008, 12:48pm
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Lost (C) working the game. 2-person and they ran the you-know-what out of us.
The fat?
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Old Fri Feb 08, 2008, 01:21pm
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The fat?
Probably just the water, unfortunately.
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Old Fri Feb 08, 2008, 02:30pm
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Old Fri Feb 08, 2008, 03:30pm
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108 miles one-way for a HS game? Wow...was this a play-off game or something? Or just a really rural area?
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Old Fri Feb 08, 2008, 03:39pm
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108 miles one-way for a HS game? Wow...was this a play-off game or something? Or just a really rural area?
Nope, just a conference game between two .500-ish teams.

Outside Madison, it gets pretty rural fast, but 104 miles one way is a bit far, even for me.

That said, I worked a regional (1st or 2nd round) playoff game there 2 years ago (and they remembered me from that ) and worked the baseball regional final there last year so I had been there a few times before.
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Old Fri Feb 08, 2008, 03:44pm
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108 miles one-way for a HS game? Wow...was this a play-off game or something? Or just a really rural area?
Not a numbers guy?
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Old Fri Feb 08, 2008, 04:07pm
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Not a numbers guy?
It was downhill all the way home, so that makes it shorter. Duh!!
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Old Fri Feb 08, 2008, 04:12pm
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It was downhill all the way home, so that makes it shorter. Duh!!
Or maybe his family moved during the game?
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Old Fri Feb 08, 2008, 05:36pm
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Or maybe his family moved during the game?
My family did that to me once.

It took me a week before I found them again.
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Old Fri Feb 08, 2008, 05:50pm
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My family did that to me once.

It took me a week before I found them again.
They ran out of gas?
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Old Fri Feb 08, 2008, 06:46pm
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108 miles one-way for a HS game? Wow...was this a play-off game or something? Or just a really rural area?
How bout this. GOt an email from the president of our association Tuesday morning looking for someone willing to drive 150 miles on Wednesday, then catch a flight and fly another 800 miles to the game site. Worke 10 games over 3 days, and then fly home. $75 per game, working 3-man, and then head home Sunday. ALl expenses paid. I jumped right on it. Look for Barrow, Alaska, and you'll see where it is -- the northernmost location in the United States.
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Old Fri Feb 08, 2008, 07:10pm
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Look for Barrow, Alaska, and you'll see where it is -- the northernmost location in the United States.
I once won a trivia contest by knowing that Alaska is the northernmost, the westernmost and the easternmost (it's islands cross over into the the Eastern hemisphere) of the 50 states. BTW - Hawaii is the southernmost.
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Old Sat Feb 09, 2008, 01:10am
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How bout this. GOt an email from the president of our association Tuesday morning looking for someone willing to drive 150 miles on Wednesday, then catch a flight and fly another 800 miles to the game site. Worke 10 games over 3 days, and then fly home. $75 per game, working 3-man, and then head home Sunday. ALl expenses paid. I jumped right on it. Look for Barrow, Alaska, and you'll see where it is -- the northernmost location in the United States.
I'd jump on that, too. Good deal. Congrats.
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Old Sat Feb 09, 2008, 01:40am
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Don't forget your .485 cents per mile deduction!!

104 miles in WI takes 104 minutes. In Chicagoland, 104 minutes means 30 miles.
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