Thursday, September 30, 2010

Friday's Wisdom for the Ages - Are you smellin' what I'm steppin' in??


Choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil

My computer has beaten me at chess but it's no match for me at kick boxing

Remember that you are unique, just like everyone else

There are three sides to an argument - your side, my side and  the right side

A penny saved is ridiculous

I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure if you realize that what you heard is not what I meant

Moderation is a fatal thing.  Nothing succeeds like excess

Borrow money from a pessimist - they don't expect it back

I am ready to meet my Maker.  Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My New Mantra

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning the devil says,

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Football Season and the NFL Channel


I couldn't wait this year for football season.  I was so excited.  This year, I had splurged and extended my cable access to digital.  ( I am a cheapskate at heart)  Anyway, digital cable meant I would now have the NFL Channel. 

As preseason approached, I loyally watched every preseason game I had time for and was pleased to see that I could catch many of the games not televised on regular channels on my favorite channel of all time.

Once regular season began, I was pleased to see that I would be able to view the Thursday games, something previously denied to me.  I was also looking forward to viewing all of those untelevised Sunday games.  Thursday games are not plentiful but I was aware of that going in.  What I wasn't aware of was the fact that I still was unable to watch any of the untelevised Sunday games.  By the way, I also don't live in area where local games are blocked since my state does not have a team.

I found that when I tune into the NFL channel I get the same football pre-game shows that I get on the other channels and then on Sunday mornings I get an NFL scoreboard.  Other than that, I find that I get a lot of top 10 and top 100 countdowns and a lot of commercials for NFL Redzone which I would only get if I fork out even more money!

Stubbornly, I tune into the NFL channel regularly but often find myself wondering if I'm watching NFL or a sports themed VH1 program...Remembering the 80's??

What a letdown!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Right, Left, Who Cares

With the midterm elections coming and all of the ridiculous campaign ads, I find myself wanting to turn my back on the entire thing.  But I have a daughter who just turned 18 last year and she is looking forward to playing her part in the election process.  She is full of ideals and ideas to make this country better.  When I watch her, I am ashamed of myself. 

I had the opportunity to share my political views with her on more than one occasion and though she has asked, I refuse to do so.  I don't want to influence her point of view.  I want her to make her choices based on her own decisions so I told her the following:

I believe in the American Dream.  I believe in Equal Rights.  But only in the true sense of the word.  I believe that every individual should have the same rights as every other individual.  I believe the same opportunities should be available to every person and that no one should be above the laws of the land.  I do not believe in Equal Rights as they pertain to a collective or group.  I believe that would be the destruction of our individual rights.  It would empower whoever was the most populated group and we would all then live by their mercy. 

I suggested she right down the issues relevant to her and the personal values she holds most dear and then try to find the candidates that best match her needs and expectations.

I realized after speaking with her that I should do the same rather than being such a cynical old lady.

Thanks Brittany, my beautiful daughter, for giving me back my hope ... but if I have to watch one more nasty, irrelevant campaign ad ...  ;)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Age is in the eye of the beholder

My teenage daughter, who has always been an intelligent and well-spoken person, was watching a re-run of Little House on the Prairie yesterday. 

On a commercial break, she said, "Mom, you said there were cars when you were a kid but there couldn't have been cars when Grandma was a kid, right?"

"Of course there were.  I know you think of us as ancient but I promise you that neither one of us are as old as you seem to think."

My beautiful, intelligent daughter replied (in the tone of teenage superiority which is an ability all teens have mastered), "You are definitely wrong on this one, mom.  Melissa Gilbert (Laura Ingalls on Little House) is younger than Grandma and when she was a kid, they were still using a horse and buggy."


Obviously, she hasn't learned to think things through before speaking her mind.  I'm not sure she will ever learn that trait - impetuous being that she is.

I love that about her.

BTW - she is not thrilled that I posted this.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Beginning

I began this blog to let out my feelings before I blow. 

What do you do when everything you planned for goes up in smoke?  When the person you saw as your partner in crime, lets you down?

I have no answer for this but I could sure use one.  I know what my common sense is telling me but my heart is throwing up every excuse it can.  Today is the day that I've come to the realization that I am a coward.  I am dependent on others for my happiness.  It sucks! 

I am trying to break away but I realize I'm doing it in the most wishy-washy way possible.  Hopefully, I become better at this very soon so I can look at myself in the mirror once again and can recognize the person looking back.