Sunday, February 24, 2008


Ok people, here you go. I am going to talk about some of the guys from the Everett Silvertips.

We are HUGE fans here in our household and really want to billet one of these young pups one day. The thing is, they need their own bathroom and bedroom and our house is not set up for that. We don't even have enough room for the six of us who live here now! LOL

We think it would be a huge thrill for Jock especially and a great experience for him. He could learn a lot character wise as well as about the game of hockey. I hope we can do it one day soon (when Stud listens to me and buys us some land, digs us a basement and we toss a triple wide on there and call it good) before Jock moves out! We would have PLENTY of room. I know, I know. It depreciates in value. Whatever! At least we would have an awesome place to live! Not to mention the possibility of billeting a TIP!

I digress. So, since Jock has been playing hockey for so long (FIVE YEARS NOW!!!) and I STILL do not understand the game very well, I wanted to learn. I saw a thing on the Tips website about a ladies night to learn about the game.

Stud got me a ticket and I went and had a blast! There were about 75-100 women there. They had some refreshments and some fun door prizes. Six of the Tips were up at a table in the front, along with the coach. He told a lot about his history and how he came to coach them and was a very funny and interesting man. I enjoyed his talk. Then we got to ask the Tips a lot of questions. Most of these women knew their stuff. They understand the game better than me and had gone to this annual event before. So I didn't learn much about the actual game, like I thought I would. I am so glad that I went and certainly want to make it a yearly event! I will have to learn the game by taking some time to teach myself.

A lot of the women actually seemed to spend a lot of time tittering and giggling and asking about "Boxers vs Briefs", which I found very immature. I believe they were older women actually there to flirt with these poor guys!??! I really felt bad for the guys and did not want to act like a tittering hag, but I am sure I came across that way. They were SO polite and nice and patient with us.

So after all this, the coach said that the guys would choose six women to come up front with them and we would play a charade type game. I thought it was a neat idea and stuck my hand up right away. I was so excited to be chosen! I knew if I went up there and played this game, it would break the ice and I would not be so nervous and doofusish around them later.

So we had a great time playing this game but our team lost:( It was me and two other women with Clayton Bauer, Shane Harper and Zach Hamill I felt so bad! At one point poor Zach was acting out burying someone and we were shouting all kinds of words! I was sure I said cemetary, but no one heard me:( That was what it ended up being and we lost because of that ONE word! Clayton was having trouble getting us to understand this one word, so in the meantime he ran to the back of the room and grabbed a cookie from the table and was running back up front. We yelled "COOKIE", so we got that one. I thought that was smart, to go on to another word and then get back to the harder one. Later on as we were all talking, he was eating the cookie. I had not had one yet and realised I was hungry. We had all gotten really comfortable, so I asked him if I could have some and he was very sweet and shared it with me.

So here I am with Leland Irving. What a sweetheart this guy is. He seemed to be the women's fave, they were flirting up a storm with the poor lad!

And here is my personal fave, Mr. Zach Dailey. I feel a kinship to him I guess because he is small, like Jock and quite funny, also like Jock. His face just lit up when I was talking to him about Jock playing hockey also and being small and fast like he is. The guys were teasing him a lot when he and I were posing for the picture, since he is not much taller than little old me:) Poor guy! You should all watch this clip and see how he DID have his head up! I just LOVE it when people who don't play sports like this can sit and judge and critique how someone plays. It just blows me away!! I didn't know that the woman I asked to take the photo was standing so far back and did not get a close up shot. Ah well!

Clayton Bauer was quite a guy! Pretty funny. I think he thought I was a little...I dunno. Maybe I irritated him or something. He kept giving me funny looks. He is the one who ultimately chose me to go up front, so maybe he was regretting his choice! LOL Poor guy! So here we are...

Dane Crowley is very familiar with Saskatoon and we spoke of it a bit:) Hard to imagine that he was born a few months before I graduated from HIGH SCHOOL! ACK!!

Then of course there is Zach and Shane...

So I hope these DANG photos will line up with the correct explanation. I can NEVER get these things to work. I also want to use italics instead of ALL CAPS, but the bloody thing will never work for me!

So there you are. It was a very fun experience and I hope to see them all again soon. I had hoped to meet Kyle Beach
but maybe that will happen some other time.

Jinny, I STILL have not mailed your goodies, I wanted to get Liam some little thing, and finally did last night. So I will get the parcel in the mail tomorrow, ok?? He gets a treat also, for having such a smart mother!

Alright, better get off of here and take care of my family! Hope everyone has a great week:)

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Roller Blades and such

We were perusing the aisles in T.arget yesterday when Princess spotted some roller blades. It dawned on me that neither Princess nor Clown have ever owned a pair. They used Cryptic and Jock's old ones a few years back, but those were the cheap Fisher Price ones that you strap onto your runners. Cryptic and Jock had them when they were VERY young, so they had obviously outgrown all the kids and gone to Goodwill since then.

Since the ones Princess noted were only $14.99, I got them both a pair. She asked Clown to get some so he could skate with her. He didn't care either way. Until he strapped them on and got out there today:) Here they are a few minutes ago, having a great time out in the sunshine:)

Then, Clown asked, "Wanna race??" and they were off!!!

You may note that Princess, ever the cautious one, opted to wear winter gloves to protect her hands, should she take a spill. She was pretty worried when Clown decided he didn't need any! She is such a little mother!

So Stud is taking me to a movie and out to eat tonight. I am SO EXCITED! Have not been on a "date" in some time. I am going to be bad. I have been SO BAD with eating better this year. I did great until we went to Vegas and then fell off the wagon. Stud and I have started working out at LA Fitness three times a week and I think I am thinking since I am doing that, I can eat what I want again. *sigh* I wish I had willpower!

Ok, I am sure the next post will be all about meeting some of the Silvertips. I know I keep yapping about it, but I really will get to it soon. Not that any of you care, but it is exciting to ME:)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Final Truth

So here is the last bit about this stuff and then on to other things!

Another lie was ~

6. I am allergic to any kind of nut.

Not even close. I am not allergic to anything but some animals and apparently shrimp. Love it, but every time I eat it, I puke it back up within half an hour. So I deduced that I am allergic or something. I fight through the animal thing since, let's face it, that is CRUEL. No one should have to live without animals. I was fine as a kid and since I was without them for a few years when I was in University, once I was around them again this nonsense started. After a few days, I seem to "acclimate".

7. I met my husband on the internet when I was 20.

This was also a tricky one. I did indeed meet him on the internet. But I was eighteen, not twenty:) We got married when I was twenty! That is why this even tricked some of my family members:) teehee I KNEW it would be tricky.

We met in August of 1988, he flew up to meet me in person in December. He flew me down to spend three weeks in SC in April of 1989 and then he flew to Saskatoon in July and spent a week or so. He proposed on the phone before he came up in July, I laughed and called him a name (I am SO SWEET and romantic!) and then he proposed in person with a ring when he came up. I just thought it was happening SO FAST and wasn't sure how I felt about him. I hardly knew him, even though we spent hours on the phone and the computer. He was the first boyfriend I had ever had. I had been too shy to go out with any guys who asked me that I knew in person. Even though we have had our ups and downs, it has worked out great!

Now for the final truth...

4. I am not at all athletic but for some reason the very first time I went water skiing, I popped right up easily and had a blast!

Yes friends, it is true. This clutzy freak did indeed pop right up the first try ever. Now, that doesn't mean I could ever do it again, but I thought it was funny that I popped up the first time I ever went waterskiing! LOL MY SIL, Stud's baby sister knew this because she was there when it happened:)

So there you have it. The Winner is Jinny and I have a feeling that her Auntie helped her! Although then she said Marian said she got one I am not sure! Marian and I met in Grade ten and Jinny was a wee little five year old lass the first time I met her. Now she is married and has a baby boy!??! ACK! I feel SO OLD! Anyway, like I already told you Jinny, I am having fun looking for little goodies for you. Aren't you glad you started reading my blog?? teehee

Thanks for playing everyone. I have some more ideas for another one, so may do this again in a few months. I want to blog about meeting some of the Tips last week also. Ooooo...looks like my buddy Zach Hamill is doing as well as ever! Looky here This guy is truly AWESOME! They were such sweet guys putting up with all of us olde ladies too:)

It will all make sense when I blog about it soon. Need to go play with my precious babies! Clown is getting the Wii set up:)

Peace out!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

More answers revealed

Well, I had fun getting some little goodies for the winner yesterday:) I have a few more things in mind and will get them mailed on Tuesday, since Monday is a holiday. Well, I guess I need her address first. I don't want to give too much away, but I WILL say that she lives in Canada:) What a smart woman!

Ok, so here we go. Two more lies and ONE truth ~

Lie # 1 for today

8. When I was at bible camp as a child, I accidently broke my archery instructor's finger when she was trying to help me.

I am SO clutzy and clumsy and not at all talented in much of anything that is physical. All I could ever do was run track. Not too hard to just run around a track. I was actually so good that in relays, I was either first or last. I don't even remember the terms now, but I was a FAST little thing! LOL

I played volleyball (and SUCKED) and was always the last chosen for any team. I remember I had a crush on this one boy and I ended up on his team in something in gym class. I was SO SAD because he was clearly upset that he got me and yelled at me pretty much the entire class. I don't even remember what we were playing, but I was just mortified that I had to be on HIS team and he was clearly irritated. It was nice though because after class, he actually came up to me and told me that he was sorry, he is just very competitive and wanted to win and he should not have treated me like that. I was so impressed that he did that! He ended up dying in a car accident in the late 80's:( He was such a sweet guy.

ANYWAY, when I was at camp and took archery, I COULD NOT get the dern arrow to release. I could not hold the thing right AND release the thing. So when the poor woman came to help me, she had her fingers all in there and told me what to do. She TOLD me to release and I did, but somehow snapped the thing hard on her finger and she jumped back screaming about her finger being broken. It wasn't, thank goodness, but it was badly damaged and I felt terrible:(

Lie # 2

5. After some years of problems, my mother just recently went blind. My father is almost deaf and it is incredible to watch them work together to care for all the foster babies they love so much.

This was a mean one:( My poor SIL in SC thought it could possibly be true. She knows my mother has had eye trouble in years past, so it is not THAT far fetched. But no, Mum's eyes are fine now, as is Dad's hearing. They have a foster baby now who they THINK is blind and that led me to embellish the whole thing:) SORRY!

Now...drum roll please...for the FIRST truth ~

3. I miscarried a baby before having Cryptic.

This is true. Stud and I were married in Saskatoon and then immediately moved to SC. I suffered from culture shock and was quite sick. I got ovarian cysts and was scared and in pain. We had no health insurance and Stud was VERY mad that it cost $250 one day to take me to the Dr. and get them to do all kinds of tests to find out that a cyst had ruptured the day before. I was glad to finally know what was going on, I thought I had been nutso with the pain and discomfort and odd periods, etc. Anyway, they told me I could continue to suffer from this until I got pregnant. They said once I got pregnant, I would likely never have this problem again. We were not ready to have kids so soon after getting married, but I always dreamed of being a mother and thought it was too good to be true.

Anyway, in August of 1991 we drove up here to live. I told Stud I was going off the pill. That was contributing to my problem and it was very...I didn't like it. They had tried me on two or three different ones and I just did not like taking them. None of them worked well at all. Then that fall I had a HORRIBLE period. As in I could not go in to work, my boobs hurt (which had NEVER happened, I always had easy periods) I was in agony with cramps, back ache, etc etc. I won't get too graphic, was VERY messy. So then that next spring, I started to feel the same way, but without the horrid cramps and missing work. We discovered I was pregnant with Cryptic. I wondered briefly if I had been pregnant before and just not known. When Cryptic was about 6 months old, I was reading a magazine in a Doctor's office and it was saying some statistic about some % of first pregnancies ending in miscarriage and the women don't even know. I remember thinking how fortunate I was, because my first pregnancy had ended in a precious baby boy. Then it dawned on me...maybe it hadn't! I asked my Dr. about it and he said that is certainly what had happened.

So there you have it! The final two lies and truth will be revealed very soon!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Please don't get snot on me

So we have adopted something from the Super Nanny.

She had something called the "Reflection Chair" and kids need to sit in there for every minute of their age. Whilst in the chair, they write down what they did, why and what they could have done differently. When the time is up, they go to the "Conversation Couch" and talk with the parent/adult about what they wrote.

We have started doing this. A week or so ago, Clown was in the chair and wrote this ~

"I think it was wrong to hit her, but like I said she got snot on me but I do think I could have said 'Princess please don't get snot on me.'"

If memory serves, he had said something funny and when she laughed, she snorted a bit and some...stuff flew out and dribbled on him. Like HE never gets snot on HER!?!?

Speaking as the younger sister of three older brothers also, it seems we can NEVER do anything right:( If she had not laughed, she would have been in trouble. When she DID, and something accidently happens that she has no control over...WHAMO! Man, we just can't win!

Here is the scoundrel hugging his new teddy bear yesterday morning...

How could I get annoyed with this little man???

Some game answers revealed

So I am copying my friend Chas with this whole thing and also with revealing a few at a time.

We do have a winner, and she will be sent something very lovely very soon. I will not reveal who she is as yet, I am sure by the end of revealing all the answers, she will figure it out:) Thanks to everyone who played!

I will reveal two lies today and then more lies and truths in the days to come.

The first two lies are ~

1. Before having children and choosing to be a SAHM, I was studying to be a Veterinarian.

I HAVE always loved animals and still do. I spent my childhood outside with the goats, cows, horses and ponies, cats and dogs and sometimes ducklings and piggies that we had on the acerage that I grew up on. I planned on being a Veterinarian, but once I really thought about it and realised that I would have to give them needles and be "mean" to them and scare them sometimes in order to make them well, I opted against it.

I had a job when we lived in SC as a Vet Tech. I learned as I went and they taught me on the job. I enjoyed it, but dreamt of escaping and just being a SAHM. Once we moved up here, I got a job as a Vet Assistant and also enjoyed it, to a point. I did the "dirty" and very physical work. I got to work first and closed up at night (with just a few hours break in the middle of the day. Not enough time to run any errands or really get anything done). I lifted all the heavy bags, cleaned, did laundry (and there was LOTS OF IT!!!) bathed dogs/cats, cleaned up puke/poop, cleaned runs and cages, helped the Vets hold animals down when they needed help, administered meds, came in on weekends to walk/feed/clean any animals that were there, etc. I got paid a whopping $600/month to do this! I rode my bike or walked while my husband drove a $20,000 car that we could not afford! I got over the idea of being a Vet very quickly. Even though I had realised years prior that I was sure I did not want to be one, I REALLY was certain after those jobs.

I went to University and was studying Psychology. After seeing what all my foster siblings had been through, I wanted to help any little kids who had been abused, neglected or anything. So I was planning on being a child psychologist.

2. I have been to Costa Rica four times.

I have been to Costa Rica two times. My oldest brother's wife divorced him after three kids and not quite five years of marriage. She is a teacher and re-married and travels the world teaching in International schools. In 2002, they were in Costa Rica and I had not seen my nephew and nieces for a few years. Stud had just bought a $10,000 motorcycle without talking to me about it. I told him if HE could have fun and do whatever HE wanted, I was leaving for a break and to see my nieces and nephew. So I flew down there and stayed for a little over a week. Then the next year I flew down with my oldest brother for his son's Graduation:) It was VERY nice! I would love to go back and travel around it a bit. I never made it to any beaches or rainforest or anything, but my ex-SIL did drive us to a cool volcano and I want to go back and see more:)

So there you have it! Tomorrow I will do two more lies and a truth:) Time to take Cryptic to his weekly Oceanography class.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Another fun thing!

1. What is in the back seat of your car right now?
Four hockey sticks, some pencils, dried up food, wrappers of various kinds, overdue library books, empty drink bottles, etc etc. It ain't pretty!

2. When was the last time you threw up??
About four years ago on a flight back from Costa Rica. MAN! I dunno WHAT happened, but I puked the entire flight from LAX to SeaTac. I was sweating and shaking and then freezing cold was absolutely horrible!

3. What's your favorite curse word?
Probably crap. That is about the strongest "curse" that I say.

4. Name 3 people who made you smile today?
My friend LH when I took her some flowers, balloons and a gift for her birthday (was fun to see HER smile, so *I* smiled) and my doggy Brommy. He is SO SILLY! Oh, he is not a person...My hubby made me smile many times. A few times when we laughed at ourselves and how out of shape we are when we worked out at LA Fitness together and then also when I gave him a funny early V-Day card and he laughed. That makes me smile:)

5. What were you doing at 8 am this morning?

6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Picking Brommy up from the groomers.

7. What will you be doing 3 hours from now?
Hopefully be snuggled up with Stud when I force him to watch "Becoming Jane" with me.

8. Have you ever been to a strip club?
No, but I am curiouse to see what they are like. I am sure I would make an idiot of myself laughing, though:)

9. What is the last thing you said aloud?
"Ok cool" when Stud just told me something.

10. What is the best ice cream flavor?
coffee or pistashio

11. What was the last thing you had to drink?

12. What are you wearing right now?
jeans that are getting too big (YAY!) and a black sweater with little sequins sprinkled on it.

13. What was the last thing you ate?
A banana

14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
Naw. Seldom buy clothes for myself, but I got Princess a sweater to wear with her Easter dress.

15. When was the last time you ran?
Yesterday when I took Brommy for a walk/run. If you mean ran and actually broke a sweat and worked at it, when I was a sprinter in High School.

16. What's the last sporting event you watched?
Tips game on Friday night. Princess and her team played for five minutes in between two periods and she was interviewed. Pretty exciting, may blog about it!

18. Who is the last person you emailed?
A friend in the HSing group to see if Cryptic and Jock missed anything important in the Science class we skipped last Friday.

19. Ever go camping?
Yes, but not since I was a kid. Stud won't take us:( *sniff*

20. Do you have a tan?
Not a chance! I am as white as they come.

24. Do you drink your soda from a straw?
I don't drink soda, but when I drink pop, I just drink it. If there is a straw, great. If not, then I don't really care.

25. What did your last IM say?
I haven't IM'd in months, so I can't recall.

26. Are you someone's best friend?
Oh yeah!

27. What are you doing tomorrow?
Well, I was GOING to leave with everyone and go to the playoffs for Jock's hockey team a few hours East of here. They MAY become State champs, this weekend brings it closer to determining that. BUT, my friend who watches Brommy won't answer her phone (I am getting a tad worried) and it is a hassle to find someone to care for him as well as the cats, mice and fishies. I spent a LOT of $$$ in my hair yesterday (got highlights and the whole she-bang) and I told Stud I was worried about paying for meals for all six of us for four days on the road. Not to mention I don't feel like packing, driving there, worrying about the snow in the pass, blah blah. So we agreed that I will stay here with the other three kids. Our HSing group is singing at a retirement home after our V-Day party. I set the whole thing up and suggsted it and everything, so I really should go, but I just want a calm day with the kids. I want to hang out and play the Wii and eat junk (my one day that I can do that and not feel too guilty) and now with things changing last minute, I don't have cupcakes/cookies made like I always do...I dunno. I SHOULD go to the party and the retirement home, but...I dunno. I hope what I will do is get spoiled with gifts and just veg:)

28. Where is your mom right now?
Who knows. She may be at one of her grief group meetings or something. She is probably either helping Dad with a foster baby or getting a meal ready.

29. Look to your left, what do you see?
A counter with junk on it.

30. What color is your watch?
don't wear one

31. What do you think of when you think of Australia ?

32. Would you consider plastic surgery?
Yes. I may get a face lift and get the boobs toted up a tad sometime. One day. In ten years or so, if thing are worse and saggier than they are now, I MIGHT consider those two. But nothing more.

33. What is your birthstone?

34. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit thedrive thru?
When we go, I usually just drive through. The whole reason is that we are in a hurry. If we are not in a hurry, we eat decent meals at home or go out for a leisurely supper. My kids are AWESOME in restaurants. We always get complimented:)

35.How many kids do you want?
I would love to have AT LEAST two more:( But I am thrilled with the four I have!

36. Do you have a dog?
Oh yeah! Brommy Broms!

37. Last person you talked to on the phone?
My friend D in Spokane. She was going to meet us over halfway this weekend, but I told her I am not coming now:( So we are both sad:(

38. Have you met anyone famous?
Yes...let's see...Alan Thicke, Louie Anderson, Rick Ducommum (he is my cousin, I have met him many times! LOL), Stephen Schnetzer, Pierce Brosnan (spoke a few words to him) and then last night I spent a few hours with six of the Everett Silvertips I am going to blog about it soon.

39. Any plans today?
Yes, getting of of here to spend some time with Clown before I feed everyone and put them to bed. Stud, Jock and Princess left to do some shopping for me for tomorrow:) So sweet! Jock has a plan or something and is being very secretive. This is most unlike him, he is typically quite self centered. But of my boys, is the most giving and thoughtful, so I guess I am not surprised.

40. How many states have you lived in?
Two and Three Provinces

41. Ever go to college?

42. Where are you right now?
In my "office" which is an extra kitchen that we have in our basement.

43. Biggest annoyance in your life right now?
losing weight and feeling healthier

44. Last song listened to?
Naked Mole Rap

46. Are you allergic to anything?

47. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
nothing. go barefoot as much as possible

48. Are you jealous of anyone?
Not that I know of. Well...some people who get to live on land and have more babies and have animals...I wish it was me, but I am happy for them. NAMELY YOU ANG! LOL

50. Is anyone jealous of you?
I have been told this plenty of times in my past, not sure of the present.

51. What time is it?
6:23 PM

52. Do any of your friends have children?
Almost all of them have kids.

53. Do you eat healthy?
yes. I eat healthy IN ADDITION to eating crap.

54. What do you usually do during the day?
not enough.

55. Do you hate anyone right now?
Wow. Such a strong word. I don't know if I have EVER hated anyone!

56. Do you use the word 'hello' daily?
No, I tend to say hi.

58. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?

59. Have you ever been to Six Flags?
yes, once.

60. How did you get one of your scars?
There are some that I don't know how I got them. The main one is a small one on the index (I don't know the names of fingers, Clown is hovering and waiting for me to get off of here and HE is the one who told me the name! LOL) finger on my left hand. I was working in a restaurant and was busy chit chatting with the guys in the kitchen. I was not paying attention to the lemons that I was cutting. I looked down and saw that a seed was stuck to the knife and I sliced anyway. Obviously, the seed caused the knife to slip, slicing into the tip of my finger and the nail. Can you say OW?? With the lemon juice seeping into the bloodied end of the finger...NOT FUN!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Fun Game

Ok people, prepare to have fun!

Some of the blogs I am reading are doing a little game and I thought I would join in as well.

I am going to say eight things. Two of them are true and the other six are not. You need to guess which two you think are the true statements. Whoever gets the correct answer FIRST, will win a lovely little prize from yours truly. I have in mind something that I think anyone would like a lot.

I am SO EXCITED to see what people come up with. These are not as creative as most, but I am taking a shot at it anyway...

1. Before having children and choosing to be a SAHM, I was studying to be a Veterinarian.

2. I have been to Costa Rica four times.

3. I miscarried a baby before having Cryptic.

4. I am not at all athletic but for some reason the very first time I went water skiing, I popped right up easily and had a blast!

5. After some years of problems, my mother just recently went blind. My father is almost deaf and it is incredible to watch them work together to care for all the foster babies they love so much.

6. I am allergic to any kind of nut.

7. I met my husband on the internet when I was 20.

8. When I was at bible camp as a child, I accidently broke my archery instructor's finger when she was trying to help me.

Ok, have at it! I am excited to see what your choices are and see who wins.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Beloved Nephew

My nephew has been visiting since Saturday night.

I don't know how often I have spoken of my nephew Scott before. I have mentioned G before?? Here and here?? Well, this is her older brother.

He was born when I was 17 years old. He was the first grandchild on both sides and has been dubbed "the golden boy". He is very easy going like his father (my oldest brother) and just a joy to have around. I would like to share some photos of his recent stay. He is still here, but leaves tomorrow *SNIFF*

Here he is when he first arrived. If you recall Cryptic's hair from a few months back, you can see "big" hair tends to run in the family. Although Scott's is a lot nicer than Cryptic's and mine. Scott's Dad, AND my second brother, the writer I have mentioned, both also have very curly thick hair when they let it grow out. Scott's Dad's has a lot of red in it, like mine. This is where we think Princess got her reddish hair.

Then, Princess, Scott and I cooperated...

And he looked like this for a few days...

And finally, the end result this afternoon...

Hopefully the photos will match up where they are supposed to go!

Hope all is going well for everyone.

Peace out!