Friday, December 31, 2010
North Carolina has players running on the field. Too many men on the field! Throw the flag. They have to many people in motion! And then they then snap the ball. The penalty is on the offense so, oops! Game over.
Oh! Wait not so fast! Let's review! We need to help out Butch and the boys. They only get one five yard penalty?
So now they get to kick a field goal to take Tennessee to OVERTIME?
I wonder what temporary service the Music City Bowl went to for the referees? What conference did these folks come from?
I'm not a Tennessee fan. But, I feel bad for Coach Dooley and his band of Orange. Hope 2011 turns out better!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Merry Christmas - Wow! Does that feel good to say! Yes, it is the festive time of year. It is cold outside, the kids are in the kitchen making peanut butter balls and getting ready to bake cookies. I've just finished chomping on a candy cane and there is Christmas music playing from the IPhone. Christmas cards are arriving daily, I've see 12 different version of wish lists from the kids, and we have been connecting with friends and family about holiday plans. It doesn't get any better than that!
And yes, nothing says Christmas like a stop at Chick-Fil-A. After 4 hours of wrapping presents at Walmart for the participants in "Shop with a Cop". We decided to have brunch. And there was Santa Cow. Couldn't resist the photo op.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
The viewing audience for the games is equal to over 50 Super Bowls. This all happens from June 11 to the middle of July. That is billions of people. They will follow thier team as they begin the process of playing through the brackets. First they must survive the play within the group of four countries. Then they will begin to play down to the final match. You lose you go home. You win and the stage to the rest of the world becomes open to you.
If you are interested ESPNsoccernet. com. Under games and schedule. You can find the tab for brackets. Choose your favorite players, your favorite country, or you can pick based on some other factor. But, do choose.
Who is your pick to be the World Cup Champion? Will the US move up to the finals. Will this be Brazil's year? What about the Brits?
Let's hear who you think.
Had the chance to have my picture taken with a celebrity. He is a great guy. Really nice and down to earth.
He is helping to invent a new type of advertising. Some of his upcoming commercials are excellent.
Had a great time meeting him.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Having the space program out there did help me with homework. "if you don't do your math and science, you will not be able to fly!" Okay so spending billions to get me to do my homework has had little return on investment for the whole country, yet! I'm still working on it.
Anyway, let's honor the crew of the existing mission that have spent time preparing to go into space to advance the International Space Station. This mission alone is a big change for the days when I was a kid. Today, the US Shuttle, is delivering a Russian made component to the space station. So, some doors have been opened!
I am looking forward to the day that we are able to go out get on the shuttle and head to the moon for a month or two.
Have a great ride and come home safely.
You can follow the progress of the mission on Nasa.gov.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Once Americans figure out that the vacation spots along the Gulf Coast will be ruined within days. The trivial issues that are being debated in Washington will be moved to the side. Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida beaches will be devastated. Oh! that's right these states didn't really vote for the party in charge. So, the lag in responses will not add votes.....
I did find it interesting that an announcement was made that there sound be no more new drilling in American waters. This is a reversal from a couple of months ago when it was the greatest idea since sliced bread. But in the election two years ago it was treated like the plague.
Where is Al Gore, where is Joe Biden, the President, Reid, Pelosi? They sent 3 officials from Washington to help. That's like trying to bale the Titanic with a Dixie cup.
I couldn't believe when I heard on the radio that it could take 3 months to get a response out to plug the 275,000 gallons of oil gushing into the Gulf per day. At that rate, 27,225,000 gallons of oil will be floating in the Gulf. What is BP going to do? It shouldn't be the Coast Guard taking the lead on this. The leader in the White House should use one of his many press conferences to get this fixed.
Who will need healthcare when they lose their jobs from this? There are whole industries, food supplies, vacation spots, sensitive environmental areas that will be destroyed. All the while the federal officials and BP are arguing about the volume of oil leaking into the ocean. Nice.
I'd like to see a plan. Now!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
This will be St. Mary's second trip to the Sweet Sixteen in three years. Franklin & Marshall College (F&M) will be next week's opponent. The Diplomats, from Lancaster, PA, were winners over U.S. Merchant Marine, 73 to 64. The site of next week's games have yet to be determined. It should be ironed out by Sunday evening.
The Hawks win advances their record to 26 and 3 on the season. This will be the second meeting between St. Mary's and F&M this season.
Way to go Associate Head Coach Nick Wilson and the Seahawks!
To follow the Seahawks you can use d3hoops.com with live stats, sometimes the games are on video feed, or you can use the school's web page
Friday, March 5, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
As the season progressed H became close with the players. He would be next to the court when the team ran out of the locker room. He would be smacking hands with the guys when they headed in at half time and as the clock would wind down he would be there to congratulate his large friends.
During the game a favorite event would be just after half time. The pep squad would toss a number of t-shirts into the crowd. The volume would be based on the points scored by the home team in the first half. The fun part was watching the crowd jump up and down screaming, waving, and doing what they could to get the attention of the young throwers. Each week there would be some challenged catchers who would try to the grab a shirt. There were also some that should be replayed on a jumbo tron. A caught one shirt at a game. Which almost put H into orbit. H did end the season with a grab of Frisbee.
H was able to go to the locker room with the team. He would hang with a friend who is a freshmen guard on the team. Lots of fun to see your buddy playing college basketball.
There is a conference tournament in Kansas City then a chance at the MIAA tournament. Maybe we can follow the guys on the road.
It was great fun and I hope to spend some more basketball time with my little man.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Not sure who I am pulling for. I live around the corner from the biggest psycho fan of the great Payton Manning and the Colts, right Ann? My father in law adopted the Saints, back when they were horrible, because the fans when they came to Gulf Shores, threw a heck of a parteee! I guaranteee.
There are lots of questions. Will a rookie head coach get the win? Can Payton win his second Superbowl ring? Will Payton and brother, Eli, be shown enough times on their stuuuuupid Double Stuff Oreo's commercials? Will the ads this year be any good?
What ever happens it is Superbowl Sunday!!!
I wonder how many burgers, dogs, chips, sodas, frosty adult beverages, and salsa will be consumed tomorrow? This should be a huge food day for those who support the national pastime of football. It is truly the last game of the year.
McDonald's was offering a special of no less than 50, count them 50 chicken nuggets, two large fries and two large sodas for $15.00. Now that is sum bunch of nuggets. My son, who is a chicken, fan attic, noticed the deal. Only challenge is that is enough nuggets to last him until the middle of this decade. He is a growing boy but not that growing.
Back to the game. Who ever you are pulling for in this game let's hope it is close. I'm not a big fan of the 30 point blow out by half-time. It isn't fun. Last years last second heroics by the Steelers was a really good game. It was the first Superbowl that I had watched the full game. Most of the time I lose interest since some team is usually mailing in the game around midway through. Don't think we are going to see that. But, one, Never knows.
How about dropping comments on who you think will win and by how much. This is just for fun. There are no prizes awarded except you will get the chance to have a post dedicated to the fact that you are correct if you participate, prior to the beginning of the game. Once the kickoff takes place please only submit who you think will win!
Hope everyone has a safe and happy football game. Then the bragging can begin.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
H and K went with me to assist. They got up early on a Saturday morning, with minor grumbling, to ride along to help.
Upon arrival the fun started. With lots of boxes, a 24 foot truck and a house full of stuff; the moving was on!
There were some great people there. It was a like a United Nations of volunteer movers. As I describe it, I promise, it will sound like a set up to a joke. There was a Greek farmer, a Panamanian Industrial Engineer, a Global Security expert, an Alabama football fan and a lady from Wisconsin. Please add your punch line here.
We took furniture apart, loaded and unloaded boxes, and made multiple trips to and from the truck. And along the way, we had a great time.
My buddy Tammy proved that she is a truck driving woman! She backed that truck up a seriously angled drive. She also made a couple of trips.
Powered by Chick fil a nuggets and sandwiches, Chinese food, Green Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, and soda this motley band worked hard to get the stuff moved. There were times that we didn't speak the same language or approach the challenge in front us with the same way. But, it continued throughout the day.
I was impressed with the motivation of my son and daughter. They played like kids would but they put forth an effort that was beyond what was expected. And, the impressive part, they moved at a pretty high rate of speed throughout the 10 hour day.
As the day progressed we learned Greek words for boss, thank you, please, and fun. We practiced Spanish, joked about not understanding each other then solved issues with hand signals and some good ole' fashion let me show you how!
The day grew to a close with the temperatures dropping and the muscles of the participants getting a little sore and tight. As I left the unloading the last five items were in view on the second trip of the truck. The garage at the new place was full of plants, boxes, furniture, yard furniture, cushions, towels, and tools. It was in a stage to be wrapped up.
When we headed home there was a great discussion about the fun we had tackling a challenge and meeting some neat folks.
Greek: Ποια διασκέδαση, σας ευχαριστεί
Spanish: Qué diversión, le agradece
English: What fun, thank you.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
On the eve of President Obama's first anniversary in the White House it appears that his party and that of Senator Harry Reid and Representative Nancy Pelosi are receiving a set back. They are seeing red! Not since 1972 have the residents of Massachusetts sent a Republican to the United States Senate.
Not claiming that the Red folks have it right. It just makes the blue folks stop the back room deals. This makes Mr. Nelson's deal in Nebraska a mute point.
Quoting someone last January, " the ground is shifting beneath the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long," well, at least the last year.
I do applaud the work in concept to make change. I just don't agree with the reduced access, the gaming of the answers, and the deals to shut out those with different opinions.My thanks to the citizens of Massachusetts. Maybe there is something to the Red Sox after all. My thanks because We the People have remained faithful to the ideals of our forebears, and true to our founding documents.
There maybe something to the Massachusetts Miracle.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
This occurs only after you have consumed a glass of milk or drained an ice cold milkshake. There is a something that happens that produces weird sounds in your voice. Something happens to your throat.
Our family discovered this ailment after enjoying, on a Thursday evening, some frosted goodies from Sonic. By the way the concept of the Happy Hour at Sonic, is a wonderful money saving event in the middle afternoon. All kinds of cool flavors!
Okay, back to the topic at hand. My lovely spouse decided to talk to the rest of the family after enjoying her chocolate milkshake. The strangest noise, that use to be her voice, was emitting, from her mouth. It sounded like her voice but it wasn't the full volume. It also had a strange wobble in it. At first there was concern. Then the first chuckle and then the full scaled laugh. It is unfortunate but yes, we did, laugh at the expense of one of our own. Family life is a tough place.
Once the source of the strange sound was discovered the group immediately worked to name the ailment. So there in the car, Milk Voice was discovered.
I wonder if a whole family can receive the Nobel Prize in Medicine for a ground breaking discovery. We aren't doctors, but, we have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
After Pete Carroll, Coach of the USC Trojans, decided that he was on the move to Seattle. Kiffin made the move to a place where you can shoot off your mouth and no one cares.
Can you say scared? After under performing in the Southeastern Conference Kiffin decided that Hollywood was more to his style. All flash and no substance.
Kiffin, your entertaining comments will be missed. You should have stayed with the conference that has won the last four national championships in football. The Ducks and Cardinal are waiting for you.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
How wonderful that the game was played in the Rose Bowl. Many years ago when the Alabama fight song was written the Rose Bowl was mentioned specifically in the song. See lyrics below.
So, here is yours truly celebrating the win! My thanks to my sister Liz for the giant foam number one.
Thanks to Coach Saban for bringing us back! Roll Tide! 14 and 0!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Then celebration when the person was completed.
Just looking at the pictures of the winter events makes me cold. Having a great time with the snow. But, I am beginning to think about Spring.