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Forum: Ladies' Room 06-24-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,275
Posted By vfranklyn
Re: Calories

Thanks for the links! I think I'm going to use "trumpet playing" as a guide. It seems there's a similar effort involved there, I think.

The marching band activity is a good idea as well.
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Forum: Ladies' Room 06-20-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,275
Posted By vfranklyn
Calories

Hi there,

I'm wondering if anyone out there has a general idea as to how many calories the average person burns when playing the bagpipes?

Thanks in advance,

Virginia
Forum: Ladies' Room 07-30-2007, 08:29 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,538
Posted By vfranklyn
Re: How old are women pipers?

I started when I was 24. I'm 35 now.

I'd love to get a beer with the thirty somethings, but I'm not a mom. Can I still come?

Virginia
Forum: Ladies' Room 06-20-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By vfranklyn
Re: Bag Size

For what it's worth, I'm 5'11 and average weight and I play the extended small Ross bag and I LOVE IT!! It's the perfect fit for me. Looks like your mind's made up already to try it, so this is...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 02-17-2007, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 993
Posted By vfranklyn
Re: When to play after LASIK

In response to Mark's question about night vision, I didn't drive at night for the first few days after the surgery, but now it's pretty much fine. There are halos, but I don't find them that...
Forum: Ladies' Room 02-12-2007, 07:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,430
Posted By vfranklyn
Re: Ugly-girl piper!!

I know what ya'll mean about the bad photos. Once, one of my coworkers took a photo of me playing in a parade and blew it up to poster size (and other sizes) and plastered copies of it all over my...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 02-12-2007, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 993
Posted By vfranklyn
Re: When to play after LASIK

Hi Mark. It's been about 2 1/2 weeks since my surgery and my vision is at least 20/20 right now and my eyes feel almost normal, except I have no tear ducts (temporarily). Every day I feel more and...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 02-04-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 993
Posted By vfranklyn
Re: When to play after LASIK

I had the surgery a week and a half ago and haven't gotten back on the pipes yet. I probably will tomorrow, though.

I have 20/20 right now and the halos are fairly bad at this point, but I can...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 02-04-2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 993
Posted By vfranklyn
When to play after LASIK

Hi folks, I'm not sure what section this question should go in, so I thought I'd just post it here. I was wondering if any pipers out there have gotten LASIK, and if so when they started playing...
Forum: Competing Pipers 01-15-2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 612
Posted By vfranklyn
Re: Biggest leap from grade to grade

Actually, you add 1 Strath, 1 Reel, 1 Jig, 1 Hornpipe, 1 6/8, and 1 Piob in WUSPBA. In the limited time I have to practice, 2 MSRs, 2 HJs, 2 6/8s, and 3 Piobs is quite a bit to keep up to a high...
Forum: Competing Pipers 01-15-2007, 08:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 612
Posted By vfranklyn
Re: Biggest leap from grade to grade

In my competitive experience, the jump from Grade 2 to Grade 1 was the largest. I play in Grade 1 now so I can't vouch for the jump to Open.

The reason I think the jump to Grade 1 was the hardest...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 11-27-2006, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By vfranklyn
How cold is too cold

Hi there,

I'm wondering what temperature is too cold to play the bagpipes without risking damage to the instrument. Damage to myself is beside the point ;-). I'm playing a recurring gig that...
Forum: In Memoriam 11-20-2006, 09:15 PM
Replies: 437
Sticky: Bob Dunsire
Views: 125,288
Posted By vfranklyn
Re: Bob Dunsire

Reading these messages I'm struck that one man could have such and impact on so many people spread out over the entire world. I didn't know Bob but it's clear he was a visionary. Thank God he was...
Forum: Competing Pipers 03-07-2006, 10:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,415
Posted By vfranklyn
Re: What was your worst time on the Boards?

Last year at Hudson Gardens games a guy with a television camera walked between me and the judge while I was playing a HJ. HJs aren't exactly my strength during the best of times, but this really...
Forum: Soda Shoppe 02-22-2006, 08:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,423
Posted By vfranklyn
Re: Myspace!!

Here's mine: http://www.myspace.com/vfranklyn
Forum: Soda Shoppe 02-21-2006, 12:50 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 105,496
Posted By vfranklyn
Re: You know you've been playing the bagpipes too long when...

when you're reading a work-related article and the word 'piping' comes up in a sentence and you can't concentrate on the article anymore because you're thinking about bagpiping. Then you leave the...
Forum: Piobaireachd 02-21-2006, 09:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,879
Posted By vfranklyn
Re: The Desperate Battle--Good choice for a first piobaireachd?

I like Glengarry's Lament as a starter tune. Musical and not too difficult so you can really get the whole package going without getting bogged down in tricky execution.
Forum: Pipe Bands 02-14-2006, 12:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,610
Posted By vfranklyn
Forum: Pipe Bands 02-13-2006, 08:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,610
Posted By vfranklyn
How far do you drive to band practice?

Hi there. I was wondering how far different people drive to band practice on a regular basis? My band's moving practice 1 1/2 hours from me and I'd like to think I'm not the only one making the...
Forum: Soda Shoppe 02-03-2006, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 714
Posted By vfranklyn
Re: The Worlds Last Year (2005)

I think the real problem with the poll is that it's insulting to the hard work of both of these great bands, even if young_bagpiper was trying to be tongue-in-cheek. If I were a member of either of...
Forum: Soda Shoppe 01-25-2006, 11:21 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,964
Posted By vfranklyn
Re: Tunes You Hate?

Cockney Jocks, I See Mull, and Highland Cathedral are highly annoying in my opinion. Although Cockney Jocks is much improved if you have a 2nd person cover the tone holes on your chanter when you...
Forum: Reviews 12-29-2005, 04:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,513
Posted By vfranklyn
Re: Worlds 2005 DVD

Serial Kilter said: "I was most impressed with FMM's version of Fiddlers Rally."

My husband, the non-bagpipe fan, was even impressed by Fiddlers Rally. It was, in my opinion, the best playing on...
Forum: Reviews 12-26-2005, 03:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,513
Posted By vfranklyn
Re: Worlds 2005 DVD

My husband got this DVD for me for Christmas and I think it's terrific. I know it has a few issues but hopefully future editions will improve upon this first release.

As someone who's never been...
Forum: Competition Results 08-19-2005, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By vfranklyn
Re: Denver Highlands Ranch Results?

Grade 4 QMM/Medley both were:
1st - Isle of Mull
2nd - City of Denver
3rd - Michael Collins

Grade 3 Medley was:
1st - Ft. Collins
2nd - Colorado Skye

Grade 3 MSR was:
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 07-15-2005, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 341
Posted By vfranklyn
Re: Have you....

I think if you are in the pipe corps and moving about in contest (swaying, fidgeting, raising your shoulders, etc) it draws attention towards you and away from the band and that's not good. Also, if...
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