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Old Tue Nov 14, 2006, 02:06pm
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Although I must admit New Zealand could probabley fit in Texas .
Come to think of it we would fit in most of the 52 states.
At least we dont get hurricanes
I would like to know what the other 2 states are, did you go to school in the US? I saw a survey not too long ago that said that only 28% of US high school seniors could name all 50 states. So how can I expect someone from New Zealand to get it right
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Old Tue Nov 14, 2006, 02:32pm
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...There is absolutely nothing wrong with some cold weather.
Sure, absolutely....as long as it is somewhere else!!!
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Old Tue Nov 14, 2006, 03:01pm
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you may not have hurricanes in New Zealand but you sure have some whopping typhoons. I was on a flight from Brisbane to Los Angeles in '88 or '89 and we had to divert to NZ to wait out a typhoon. Got on the ground just as it started hitting the airport. And brother! I sure couldn't tell the difference between a hurricane and a typhoon while we were all huddled in the airport watching concourse windows leak and a few break.
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Old Tue Nov 14, 2006, 03:49pm
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"A typhoon is what hurricanes are called in the Pacific Ocean. Both hurricanes and typhoons are tropical cyclones. Hurricanes are a bit more specifically defined than typhoons. The American Heritage dictionary defines a hurricane as a severe tropical cyclone originating in the equatorial regions of the Atlantic Ocean or Caribbean Sea, traveling north, northwest, or northeast from its point of origin, and usually involving heavy rains. The same source describes a typhoon as a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans."

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Old Tue Nov 14, 2006, 06:02pm
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It's fall now in the Neth.'s... (5-12C). Butthursday it will be like spring: 17C!
But still all ice-skating lanes are open and I'm looking foreward for the Alternative Eleven City skating tour; 200km skating in one day.

yes, i'm missing the summer too, but in winter there are also fun sports to do: IndoorCup in Schiedam (nearby Rotterdam NL) in jan...

yo Dutch. Do you work that indoor cup? I'm scheduled to come over for the 2008 one.
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Old Tue Nov 14, 2006, 07:34pm
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Although I must admit New Zealand could probabley fit in Texas .
Come to think of it we would fit in most of the 52 states.
At least we dont get hurricanes
That is one thing to be thankful for......
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Old Tue Nov 14, 2006, 07:59pm
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Yep, the cold weather has hit here in the valley of So. CA too. Yesterday's games were played in low 70's temps with the night game in the upper-50's. It's only in the upper 60's today so tonight's game will be in the chilly mid-50's. I kind of like this "cold" weather. Just last month it was in the 90's with summer temps reaching tripple digits everyday (highs of 100+).
What valley in So CA? There are many.

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Old Tue Nov 14, 2006, 08:06pm
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What valley in So CA? There are many.

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Old Wed Nov 15, 2006, 10:53am
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yo Dutch. Do you work that indoor cup? I'm scheduled to come over for the 2008 one.
Hi Steve,

I don't know yet. A group dutch umpire's (incl me) is asked IF they are available to work there. It's off season now for us, most off us spare their free days for the summer to umpire in the winter. I've mailed the UIC that he can put me on the roster. Saturday we, the dutch TOP-umpire crew, will meet te close this year/season as allways in nov. Maybe then we will hear who's going to Schiedam...
If I'm not chosen to umpire, I know I will go watching!
So see you at the Cup!
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Old Sat Nov 18, 2006, 05:01pm
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yo Dutch. Do you work that indoor cup? I'm scheduled to come over for the 2008 one.
It has been saturday by now (GMT+1h) and we've had our meeting this morning. I'm glad to be sceduled at the 2007 IndoorCup. Steve, are you at the next IndoorCup (2007) or did you wrote it down correctly: 2008?
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Old Sat Nov 18, 2006, 06:47pm
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I'm at the 2008 games. Here's hoping you go back to back & are at the 2008 games, too
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Old Sat Nov 18, 2006, 11:04pm
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San Joaquin
Um...

Of course, San Joaquin is not So Cal..
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Old Sun Nov 26, 2006, 06:34pm
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Sure it is. Take your map out and draw a line 1/2 way between the state (West to East).

The San Joaquin Valley begins at the bottom of the Mts (Grapevine) and extends north to around Redding. No wait, up north there it's the Sacramento Valley.

When the summer temps in Kern County are 100+ (day after day, week after week, and month after month) the more southernly places like LA and SD are in the 80's (sometimes hotter). Except the more easternly places out toward Palm Springs, it gets hot out there too.

Anything else you need to know about my neighborhood?
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Old Sun Nov 26, 2006, 08:23pm
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Sure it is. Take your map out and draw a line 1/2 way between the state (West to East).

The San Joaquin Valley begins at the bottom of the Mts (Grapevine) and extends north to around Redding. No wait, up north there it's the Sacramento Valley.

When the summer temps in Kern County are 100+ (day after day, week after week, and month after month) the more southernly places like LA and SD are in the 80's (sometimes hotter). Except the more easternly places out toward Palm Springs, it gets hot out there too.

Anything else you need to know about my neighborhood?
Ha!

Bakersfield et al is trying to sneak into So Cal huh? What a bunch of sandbaggers.

OK you can trick those on the east coast with the map trick.. The rest know So cal begins at Grapevine.
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Old Sun Nov 26, 2006, 08:33pm
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Personally, if I lived anywhere near the area, I'd be looking for map trickery to NOT be considered part of socali.
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