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You know you've overdosed on FIRST when...

So since the FRC championship competition in Atlanta this past weekend, i've been insanely tired/hooked on FIRST. The product of both of those, combined with a really boring spanish class, have produced a list of things that prove how much of our mind FIRST really occupies.. and yes i have done about half the things on the list. Haha, i hope you enjoy:

You know you've overdosed on FIRST when...

-Cheers from the competition accidentally slip into normal conversation
-Every time you see a helicopter you think "Dean Kamen is my hero"
-You swear you hear people cheering "Blue Alliance" in the middle of lunch
-You come home with a suit of armor made out of buttons from random teams.
-Every time you hear a whistle you think about switching to offense
-Every time you hear "FIRST" you proudly show off the finale party wristband... which you still have on your wrist.
-When you watch basketball on T.V. you could swear you saw a green light on the backboard
-When your parents call you up for dinner, you whip out your phone to text your friends to ask when they want to meet at the CNN tower.
-When you see people in a group wearing shirts of a similar color, you wonder what team they are.
-When you hear people go "Awwwwwwwwwww" you look for the toppled robot.
-You type "FIRST" into google just to see it appear on the top of the list.
-Upon your return home you try and convince your entire group of friends to join FIRST
-90% of the words out of your mouth are inside jokes from the trip to Atlanta
-You wait on the bottom step on a flight of stairs wondering why the escalator isn't working.
-You carry a pair of safety glasses on you at all times... in everyday life.
-You come home and write a thread on Chief Delphi about knowing when you've overdoesed on FIRST robotics.

If anyone has any of their own they want to add, post them here so we can all get a good laugh. FIRST robotics FTW!
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Re: You know you've overdosed on FIRST when...

you try to make a shopping cart that will automatically go up stairs?
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Re: You know you've overdosed on FIRST when...

hahahaha hmmm that could be done >.>
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Re: You know you've overdosed on FIRST when...

-When you cry, not that you didn't get to Quarter Finals, but that the Season's over.
-When brought three pairs of safty glasses, and lost two.
-When you see a wheel chair you think of Dean.
-When you plan on NEVER taking that wristband off till it falls off.
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Re: You know you've overdosed on FIRST when...

How about one I personally experienced:

- When you didn't go to Atlanta, but think that getting sick all three days was a sign you were supposed to watch attentively at all times.
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Re: You know you've overdosed on FIRST when...

You know you're overdosed with FIRST when...

... You leave the wrap party early to go to your hotel and hypothesize about multi-color cathodes.
... You don't make it to school on Monday after the championship because you're too busy catching up on four days worth of missed sleep
... You know everyone should wear safety goggles at all times and refrain from open toed shoes. The big green Safety Captain button on your shirt you still wear constantly reminds you.
... Your suitcase weighs at least 5 pounds heavier on the way home from all those t-shirts you bought and got for free
... You want to complete a Hooters shirt line up for each robotics season: one bought at every hooters at each the competitions you've been to.
... If you're pit crew: You hate anyone who has the nerve to say "My butt hurts, I've been sitting in the stands all day"
... If you're in the stands: You hate anyone who has the nerve to say "My Legs hurt, I haven't sat down all day"
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Re: You know you've overdosed on FIRST when...

[quote=KRoth] Your suitcase weighs at least 5 pounds heavier on the way home from all those t-shirts you bought and got for free[quote]

More like your suitcase weighs at least 5 pounds heavier from all those BUTTONS you acquired!
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Re: You know you've overdosed on FIRST when...

...When you can't shup up about robotics...
...You're already planning stuff for next year...
...you didn't cry because you didn't win, you cried for the team that DID win...
...you lost your voice screaming for the other teams...
...you were jumping up and down because you got to talk to woodie flowers...
...you painted half your head your team color and the other half your favorite teams color (yay 503 frog force the hot team luvs you!!!)...
...your starting to get used to sleeping in the aisle ways of buses...
...you are going thru elevator withdrawrel...
...you decorated your lamp with buttons...
...your team is going to have at least 20 noobs that you recruited...
...you start refering to people from team numbers "that kid from 33" and your friends look confused. then you say "that kid from the killer bees" and they still look confused. then you say "hes a guy from robotics" and a look of dawning recognition comes over their faces and you walk away shaking your head....

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...you start refering to people from team numbers "that kid from 33" and your friends look confused. then you say "that kid from the killer bees" and they still look confused. then you say "hes a guy from robotics" and a look of dawning recognition comes over their faces and you walk away shaking your head....

this happens every day
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this happens every day
yep.....
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Re: You know you've overdosed on FIRST when...

When you plan a rip-off of a funny Nextel commercial involving FIRST robots. (Check youtube sometime soon to find it...as soon as we film it, hehe...)

When a valid excuse (in your mind) for having no homework completed is "It's robotics season."

When your teachers accept the above excuse.

When the electronics teacher unlocks the computer lab early every morning so you can play with Inventor drawings of the robot.

When you have to choose which will be the last thing you fit into your backpake - the homework or the robotics notebook - and the robotics notebook wins by a landslide.

When you temporarily forget how to think due to sensory overload after an all-day meeting on kickoff.

When you're already so tired you no longer have control of your mouth and what comes out of it. (Don't ask.)
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Re: You know you've overdosed on FIRST when...

when you show up to school and work looking sleepy and your teachers and bosses say season start already?

when your robotics work place is more of a home than your real home
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When you're already so tired you no longer have control of your mouth and what comes out of it. (Don't ask.)
I've called the inner tubes both tetras and balls at two different points during the season...
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When a valid excuse (in your mind) for having no homework completed is "It's robotics season."

When your teachers accept the above excuse.
Mine did too.

"Katie why didn't you do your homework?"
"I was at a Regional..."
"It was due the day after you left..."
"I was so excited I forgot?"
"Ok, fine. But I really shouldn't be accepting this."
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...When you can't shup up about robotics...
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