Sunday, January 31, 2010

Total bit of randomness.....

This really is a kind of random thing to write about but here for the past couple of days (we've been without electricity so I've had time to ponder several mundane things....) I've been thinking a lot about these things... first thing is Dog the Bounty Hunter.  I'm sure you're thinking, ok....., but riddle me this,  Dog the Bounty Hunter is quite frankly one of the most recognizable television personas.  The mullet, the bad false teeth, the huge breasted wife Beth (who has an alias - Beth isn't even her real name...) who also has freakishly blonde hair, the dangerous job, cameras following him around, all of it, leads Dog to be infamous.  But did you know that Beth is Dog's fifth wife? 5, Fifth, 1,2,3,4,5!!!! That's a lot.  Did you know that he has 14 children? 14?  What's the child-support on 14?  Most of them are probably old but did he pay child support on all of them?  This bothers me.  Now I'm well aware of the allure of bad boys.  They're dangerous.  They're exciting, but really.... Five wives... What does Dog really bring to the table?  I've seen him.  I've heard him.  I think there's something up... I'm just saying....

Now the other thing that I've been contemplating... Dan Jansen.  The Olympic speed skater, you know who he is.  There was a commercial about him and Scout asked me who he was and as I was trying to tell him who Dan Jansen was, I started crying, just thinking about the sad story that was Dan Jansen.  He was the favorite to win a Gold Medal in the Olympics and early in the morning before he was to race, he found out that his sister was on her deathbed from Leukemia, and he fell during the race and the gold medal alluded him.  Then he came back at the next Winter Olympics and lost a race or something and then finally won an Olympic gold medal and skated around the track with his daughter Jane, named after his dead sister.  Now, I must profess that I was a total Dan Jansen supporter.  But looking back on it.... didn't he know she had leukemia?  Doesn't it take a while to get to your sick bed from leukemia?  Was this some sort of made for TV drama?  I'm disturbed by this.  I'm also disturbed that he left his wife for some Sports Illustrated hussy.  Should we forgive his infidelity because of all the angst that he must have been feeling because of his sister?   I'm sure his wife might disagree with this especially since it was supposedly a surprise to her when he asked for a divorce. 

Now this also leads me to John Edwards.  I have listened incessantly about how his wife had changed from when they were young and in love and that after their son died and then John went into politics, she changed.  Andrew Young, the guy who's telling all John Edwards' secrets stated that Elizabeth wanted in the White House just as much if not more than John Edwards and she worked hard to get there so that makes her a witch who basically deserves to be cheated on. He also stated that when she found out about the affair, she yelled at John Edwards and said crazy things... uh..... yah.... no duh!!!! Of course she became an overbearing, cell phone checking, midnight calling, crazy woman... why wouldn't she?  If I think my man is stepping out on me with some flake who has come into our life, you better believe that I'm going to do some hollering, some trash talking and a lot of unnecessary phone calling!  What is wrong with that ninny Andrew Young and his wife.? I don't care how enamored you are with someone, right is right and wrong is wrong.  If I was Andrew Young's wife - I might be calling him at midnight because if he is going along with all this deception, there's a chance that maybe he's doing something unsavory.  Holy moly... these people are ridiculous!!! 

So that's my rant and rave.  Think of it what you will - but I do feel better now that I've gotten that off my chest!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I Got Tagged...

So my friend Debbie tagged me to fill out these questions, so since I'm already up and dressed and they've cancelled school, I guess I'll play along....

 * 1. What is your occupation right now?  Special Ed Jr. High Teacher

*2. What color are your socks right now? 
Black and hot pink

*3. What are you listening to right now? 
VH1 - Lady Gaga (not that I like her - it's just on!)

*4. What was the last thing that you ate? 
an apple turnover that I made for the brothers' breakfast

* 5. Can you drive a stick shift? well duh... of course!

*6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? 
Leah Helm - calling me to tell me school was cancelled!

*7. Do you like the person who tagged you? Sure do... Debbie's alot of fun to be around!!

*8. How old are you today?  37 years old

*9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? I really only like watching the Olympics... I usually don't watch sports.

*10. What is your favorite drink?  Coke

*11. Have you ever dyed your hair? one time but I bought dark brown so you couldn't even see it...

*12. Favorite food? 
frosted sugar cookies or birthday cake!

*13. What is the last movie you watched?  Ferris Buehler's Day Off (it was on TV)

*14. Favorite day of the year? 
duh! My birthday!

*15. How do you vent anger? 
Usually I clean house.

*16. What was your favorite toy as a child?
 I had a stuffed dog name Bookie.

*17. What is your favorite thing to do this season? Stay inside!

*18. Cherries or Blueberries? Blueberries

*19. Do you want your friends to participate? I would be more fun if they did!

*20. Who is the most likely to participate? I think Ginger too!

*21. Who is most likely not to participate? Maybe Keely only because she's got a sweet little baby at home that takes extra energy!!!

*23. When was the last time you cried? Tuesday

*24. What is on the floor of your closet? shoes and some of my sweaters

*25. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are tagging? I don't know if I'll tag anyone!

*26. What did you do last night? went to the baseball meeting at the high school!

* 27. What are you most afraid of? electricity

*28. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? 
how about a bacon cheeseburger!

*29. Favorite dog breed? Great Pyrenese... we used to have one named Yahoo and he was the best dog!

*30. Favorite day of the week? Friday

*31. How many states have you lived in? 
2 (Texas and Minnesota!)

*32. Diamonds or pearls? Probably pearls only because of the trauma that goes into mining diamonds...

*33. What is your favorite flower?  Iris

And here are some that Amanda added:

*34. Besides the Bible, what is the best book you have ever read? To Kill a Mockingbird

*35. What is something you would like to change about yourself? Try not to have a low self worth

*36. What is something interesting that most people don't know about you? I  have a lot of useless information in my head from trivia to pigs facts.

*37. What is something you try very hard to do each and every day? Be nice and thankful!

*38. If you could trade places with anyone in the world for the next 24 hours, who would it be? I don't know... If I traded places with someone I wouldn't have my kids and I would be really sad about that even if it was only for 24 hours.

*39. What is your dream job? Show pig producer.

*40. Why do I always think I need to make a questionnaire come out on an even number? :)

I'm not tagging anyone but I can't wait to see what other people write!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Man oh man...

Its been a long time since I've blogged last.  First thing is Shaw showed Rosie the Pig, his back up pig, the one we really planned on showing ended up lame, at the Childress County Livestock show.  He got first place in his class and third for Reserve Breed Champion.  He did such a great job.  He listened to all the advice of his parents and our friend Matt Burba, that's what Sager calls him, not Matt, but Matt Burba.  Shaw had the best time, playing with his friends, helping his daddy and me and taking care of Rosie.   Any hoo... here's some pics...

My friend, Lisa took the picture of Shaw with Rosie. Isn't it the coolest picture?  That's a good lookin' pig!!  We are soooo proud of Shaw.  Do you know how much poop he had to scoop?  Do you know how many times he had to brush her and walk her?  Alot!  Isn't he the sweetest?  I love him!!  

The next thing that we had to do was Scout's 15th birthday.  I know, I know, how can anyone so young as me have a kid whose 15?  Just kidding.... we had pizza, and cake... let me show you a picture of the cake...

Summer Schaefer made it.  It was chocolate and delicious!!  We're almost done eating it!  Well... that's about all I have to report... for now anyway.   

Oh one thing... this is a total plug for my nephew Jackson.  Jackson just turned 12 at the end of December and he plays baseball in Amarillo.  He plays alot of baseball.  He loves baseball.  I mean he LOVES baseball.  Anyway Jackson goes to this baseball thing to try and get his name out there for maybe like a Junior Olympics team and he throws some pitches and they clock him on a radar gun and he is throwing a 61 mile an hour fast ball! 61 miles an hour!!!!!  Is that crazy or what?  I just can't hardly stand it!!!  Jackson keep up the hard work and soon your Mia will be watching you on television!!! WOO-HOO!!!!