Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rock on

Just a quick post...I'm heading out of town so no chit chatting this morning...




Your Rockstar Name Is: Candi Stardust



Rock on!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Rain in Spain...

...falls mainly in Oklahoma, during the State Fair. No, wait, that's not how the song goes, is it? But it feels like it at times LOL. Our State Fair opens TODAY!!! YAY...and of course, it's been raining for a good 12 hours straight, with a good chance of it continuing through Saturday. Ah well. With the fairgrounds only a few miles down the street from the house, it's easy for us just to decide to go at the last minute when the weather turns for the better. We're headed to the fair this weekend, with tentative plans to take in the Disney on Ice show. Rachel and I will also go once or twice next week. It's one of my favorite times of year!

Here's the fair last year...


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sports Rant

Well, I don't think Jen would really like my post, considering her favorite team is the Sooners...but ah well...I'm going to be honest.
First, a few notes about myself:
*I'm not really a sports fan. I watch the Olympics, but that's about it.
*Every once in awhile, I'll watch a baseball or basketball game...I used to be big fans of both MLB and NBA, but that's been years ago. I consider myself a Houston fan, but that's mostly for nostalgic reasons.
But sports....especially college sports...I have an unpopular opinion. Here in Oklahoma for the past month, the local news crews have been going ga-ga over the upcoming college football season. OU, OSU, and their overpaid coaches are all over the news and the newspaper. Well, the rabidity of fans here has been a turn-off for me since I moved here. And this past Friday and Saturday morning, it was OU OU OU OU, with some OSU thrown in as well. But then...OU lost to BYU. Boo-hoo. Their star QB was injured. Now, I'm sorry he got hurt. But then I hear newscasters and even people at church talking about it in this fashion....'Isn't it awful that he got hurt? He made the decision to come back for one more year, and then he gets hurt. What if he can't play anymore---he's lost his future career....blah blah blah.'
Well, here comes my rant...the guy is supposed to be in college to get an EDUCATION. He shouldn't be there just to get some college football experience so that he can jump to the pros. It seriously disgusts me to see athletes get athletic scholarships, and then turn pro without getting their diplomas. There are so many out there who want to be teachers....doctors...engineers, etc who can't afford a college degree; then we have these glorified jocks get courted, get scholarships, and all so they can try to play ball with the big boys for a living (and get paid millions of dollars for playing a game for a living).
And I could go on and on about pro athletes now...about how it is absurd that people get paid millions of dollars for playing a game...and about how the love of the game seems overshadowed by the love of money and huge over-inflated egos (kind of like a college coach?). Of course I feel the same way about entertainers...seriously, was Cameron Diaz's voicing of Princess Fiona in Shrek 3 worth $20 million to you? Because that is what she was paid.
OK, back to me. In terms of OU/OSU in particular (because they are the big local teams)...I had never given them a second thought until I moved to Oklahoma. But then I move here from Houston and see vehicle after vehicle with upside down longhorn stickers on them. I go out to eat to a local BBQ joint whose walls are covered in license plates from all over. Only thing is, all of the Texas plates are upside-down. Things like that just offend me. I'm not a UT fan either...I didn't go to school there, and as I said, I'm not a sports fan, so I could care less. But the whole bashing Texas thing here gets old fast. It didn't take me long to decide that Oklahoma must have some kind of inferiority complex. Because seriously, I DO know sports fans in Texas (quite a few of them), and none of them have ever voiced anything about Oklahoma or its sports teams. They basically could not care less about Oklahoma one way or the other. And while I've come to like this state where I now live, that's basically how I feel about its sports teams...and thankfully so does my husband, so our family is void of all of the rabid sports fever that is infecting those around us.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

What about you?

Here are todays quick and quirky questions:
1. Do you wash your own car or do you go to a car wash?
LOL, neither...hubby takes our truck to the car wash...I just ride along.
2. Are you wearing socks right now?
nope
3. Where were you 3 hours ago?
in bed asleep
4. Do you have laundry waiting to be done?
always
5. Can you pick objects up with your toes?
yes...apparently I do it all the time (and so does Rachel