Wednesday, March 28, 2007

monkey see, monkey do

Retired high school mascot Brett visits finds a family picture in the Smithsonian on the Washington DC trip. Thank your friend Dana for these pictures, Brettster.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Boyer Valley Community Schools

Boyer Valley Community Schools

Visit our school's OFFICIAL website. The Sports section even has information about cheerleading (and softball too, for that matter).

Monday, March 26, 2007

Track Concessions

Here is the schedule for working Track Concessions. I know you can't read it, click on it to see it bigger.
In case you still can't read it, here is the first crew, and I'll post later ones closer to their dates.

Thr. Apr. 5 Girls' Invitational

Baldwin, Ann
Donscheski, Kayla
Houston, Jennifer
Malone, Brett
Melby, Megan
Mitchel, Healey
Steele, Alisha
Wood, Kim

Football Tryouts

Here we go-

Tryout practices will be Monday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 9
Tryouts themselves will be Friday, May 11

Kassi, Christine, Rena, Sasha, Kensie, and Jessica all made it to the activity period meeting today, along with newcomer Kim. Megan was absent from school. I was hoping to see Kayla,Vicki or Kristen, and Vicki told me to expect Ashley- however, I know that all three of them may be interested in basketball but not football. Volleyball, Cross Country and both social and family dynamics certainly all come into play.

State rules allow 8 during football, but they only give us 7 passenger vans for away games. Just so you all know, I need to consider grades, abilities, experience, coachability, personal character, and cooperation/inter-personal skills as well, besides how candidates perform for judges on the day of the actual tryout. I know and really care about seven of the eight candidates we have so far. As much as I love 'em, ( and I REALLY do, like you're my own family) I'd still love to be able to choose six or eight from a field of over twenty, but what seems to happen for football season is that we start with a field of seven to ten and wind up with three or four. If any of you know anyone, including Eighth-through Eleventh graders who might be interested, please encourage them to talk to me and to tryout next month.

We have some insanely great seventh graders who'll be eighth graders next Fall, part of me wishes they were going to be Freshmen. Who knows if there are any sixth graders who'll be interested!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Blogthings - What Color Is Your Brain?

Blogthings - What Color Is Your Brain?

Your Brain is Purple

Of all the brain types, yours is the most idealistic.
You tend to think wild, amazing thoughts. Your dreams and fantasies are intense.
Your thoughts are creative, inventive, and without boundaries.

You tend to spend a lot of time thinking of fictional people and places - or a very different life for yourself.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Mallory's Milieu

I went through and organized my pictures so that they make more sense. There are tons of things to look at on this site- political cartoons, photography, paintings, graphic design, book reviews, songs, videos and links- and... all four of my blogs in one central location.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Visit my Multiply page

Hey Cheerleaders, friends and fans,

I've finally gotten around to cleaning up, organizing, and adding to my cheer photo album.
Check it out at

There are new pictures of all three- football, basketball, and middle school cheer from this year!
Then don't forget to visit to see some videos too.

And...remember to watch this space in the coming weeks, I'll be posting the concessions schedule and making announcements about tryouts for next fall.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

March news for girls

Dads & Daughters® Update
March 2007


Bad things happen when girls (from as early as toddlerhood) are surrounded by messages that the best thing they can be is “hot.” A new report from the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls says that sexualized images and pressures boost the risk of "three of the most common mental health problems of girls and women: eating disorders, low self-esteem, and depression." The report lists Dads & Daughters as a resource to parents and advocates.

You can fight back by drawing girls out about how they feel about the sexualization trend—and by offering them positive alternatives such as sports, alternative media (like New Moon magazine, community involvement, arts programs, and other things that tell her (and her brothers) that you value who she is more than how she looks.

Read the APA report at:


The NCAA Division I Women’s National Basketball Tournament gets underway on March 17. Games will be played in Austin (TX), Minneapolis, Stanford (CA), Los Angeles, East Lansing, Hartford, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Fresno, Greensboro, Dallas, and Dayton—with the Final Four set for April 1 and 3 in Cleveland. Get information on Women’s March Madness (including Divisions II and III) at -- and take your daughter to a game!

Watch your inbox later this month for Dads & Daughters Tips for watching the Final Four with your daughter.


Six investors and Major League Soccer are working to develop a new major professional women’s soccer league. The league will start in April 2008, building on the excitement of the 2007 Women’s World Cup in September. The league will have teams in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Washington, D.C., and one other city to be determined.


Although there has been a significant decline in tobacco and illicit drug use among teens, underage drinking has remained at consistently high levels. That’s why the U.S. Surgeon General's Office has just issued a Call to Action for Americans to do more to stop America's 11 million current underage drinkers from using alcohol, and to keep other young people from starting.

Acting Surgeon General Dr. Kenneth Moritsugu said "Too many Americans consider underage drinking a rite of passage to adulthood. Research shows that young people who start drinking before the age of 15 are five times more likely to have alcohol-related problems later in life. New research also indicates that alcohol may harm the developing adolescent brain.”

Moritsugu urged alcohol marketers to reduce outdoor ads, stop advertising in college newspapers, and end sponsorship of college sporting events.


Saturday, March 10, 2007

Blogger Updates

Please bear with me as I try to update the old blog here. It will be all but fallow for a while anyway, since this is our off-season. Blogger is "out of beta" so I thought I'd try to clean up the template a little. Unfortunately that meant that I lost a lot of my colors and the top banner. I tried to tweak it but their new templates are all in XML code and I'm more familiar with HTML, and a little bit of XHTML... (or is it HXTML?) whatever, I feel like a shade tree mechanic who traded in his '67 muscle car for a 2008 performance coupe- clueless under the hood.

Keep watching for 1) changes to the template, 2) notices about track concessions and 3) football tryouts

Friday, March 09, 2007

Its all about attitude

“Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitudes toward life.
The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10% what happens to us
and 90% how we respond to it!”
Charles R. Swindoll

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Track Concessions

Drill Squad members and Cheerleaders all need to sign up for to work
the concessions stand at two track meets-

Thr. Apr. 5 Girls' Invit., Thr. Apr. 19 JrHi Invit., Tue. May 1 BV
Conf., Tue. May 8 Boys' Invit., and Thr. May 10 JrHi Conf.

Please sign up in Mr. Mallory's room as soon as possible. If you don't
sign up By March 21 you will be assigned two nights. You are
responsible for finding substitutes to work for you. Please make
arrangements with your employers, track and golf coaches, and parents
ahead of time. Thank you.

Brett Malone & Angie Kirk have already signed up- Thanks guys

Ted's cartoons, artworks, photos, and commentary at:

Pirate Prayers at:

"The gospel is meant to comfort the afflicted and afflict the
comfortable." ~Garrison Keillor

Thursday, March 01, 2007

A Pirates Life for me

A Prayer for course correction
A Prayer to be used
Shining Face Prayer
Luther's coffee cup prayer
Ash Wednesday
Prayer for intimacy
5 Finger Prayer
The 7 Deadly Sins
Prayers by 60's Radical Malcom Boyd
Lord's Prayer made personal
In like a lion- St. David's Day
The Lord's Prayer made personal
Hoisting a pirate flag
Why I'm not a pastor

These and motivational quotes, devotions, and political and spiritual commentary are all on my blog, "Prophet, Priest, and Pirate." Not to mention a ton of links to Christian music and Christian humor.

Searching for spiritual sustenance? Interested in something different than sitting for an hour in a pew on Sunday, singing 400 year old songs? Check out this blog, who knows, maybe God will use it to talk to you. Leave a comment, That's the kind of thing Martin Luther would've wanted, to spark debate and discussion.

Pass the web address on to other people you think might think it's interesting. Feel free to email me about anything you have questions about. Send me your prayer requests. Bookmark it and come back to visit once in a while, there are new posts a number of times a week.

Aloha and
Me ka pule,
Pirate Ted

Ted's cartoons, artworks, photos, and commentary at:

Pirate Prayers at:

"The gospel is meant to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." ~Garrison Keillor


I didn't write this about one of my daughters, it was forwarded to me, but it's just the kind of thing that could've happened to me, so here I am passing it on. Don't worry, it's short and sweet-


I was packing for my business trip and my three year old daughter was having a wonderful time playing on the bed. At one point she said, "Daddy, look at this," and stuck out two of her fingers.

Trying to keep her entertained, I reached out and stuck her tiny fingers in my mouth and said, "Daddy's gonna eat your fingers," pretending to eat them.

I went back to packing, looked up again and my daughter was standing on the bed staring at her fingers with a devastated look on her face.

I said, "What's wrong, honey?"
She replied, "What happened to my booger?"

Ted's cartoons, artworks, photos, and commentary at:

Pirate Prayers at:

"The gospel is meant to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." ~Garrison Keillor