*As many of you are aware, I have recently joined the ranks of those who spend countless hours stalking people I 'used to know' on Facebook. I have been noticing that every time I am on Facebook there are ads on the side of my screen requesting that I purchase weight loss products. As a matter of fact, if I see "Acai berry" written on my screen one more time, I might actually give in and purchase some for my very own. Do you really think I could lose 15 lbs in 15 days? (I mean without having to be hospitalized)? Cause I'm totally open to that (the losing not the hospitalizing).
*So, I mentioned in this post that my husband referees high school football. It never ceases to amaze me how grown adults turn into complete idiots over a high school ballgame. The referee can never please everyone - if a call goes one way, the other team is mad and vice verse. As you can imagine, over the years that we have been married I have heard people call my husband everything in the book. People have suggested that he needs to wear glasses, they have suggested that he is in love with one of the coaches, he has been called a zebra countless times, and some people have even questioned whether his mom and dad are actually married (you'll get it in a minute). You get my point, I have heard it all. Or so I thought until last Friday night.
*At the ballgame last Friday there were two grown men sitting behind me who apparently were not happy with the calls my husband and his crew were making (these men were pulling for the losing team). One of them actually stood up and yelled in his loudest redneck voice "Whatsa matter Ref, you forget to take your Metamucil"? And a few minutes later, the other one said "Hey Ref, you didn't take your Viagra today did ya"? Okay, we can all see the obvious stupidity in both of those comments and their irrelevance to a ballgame. But really, should people be mentioning Laxatives and Viagra in public? I mean it's one thing to question a man's regularity, but Viagra????............Besides, does constipation really blur one's vision? I think not. Ya gotta love rednecks. (For those of you who live here, all I can say is beware of the Patriot fans).
*I have recently realized I am now at the age my parents were when I thought they were old.
*Call me crazy, but when a person pays their taxes, both city AND county, I believe that they have done their duty in donating to the public school system. Apparently no one cares what I believe, because yet again, my son's school is asking that we peddle cookies, candy, and for an added touch this year -- cheap jewelry.
The scam that IS school fundraisers works like this: The school sends home catalogs filled with stuff no one wants or needs, they tell our kids that if they don't sell a certain amount of said stuff that they will not be allowed to come to a cheesy program put on by the fundraiser company, thus pressuring my 7 year old to sell this stuff to 'fit in'. They also mention to these small children the possibility of winning great prizes such as a Wii or something equally as cool, but what they don't mention is that the child must sell 7,986 items in order to win the Wii.
Since my husband and I hate to ask people to purchase fundraiser items (other than grand parents and aunts - we do not hesitate to pressure family members into large purchases), we usually find the cheapest things in the catalogs and buy several in order to obtain the # of items it takes to go to the cheesy program so our son will not be a social outcast. I wish the school would just send home a letter that says it is mandatory that we send a $100 check - --- it would be better than begging people to buy cookie dough.
*Is anyone else sick of seeing Geraldine Ferraro on every news channel talking about the plight of women and her failed run for VP? Why do women's lib people have such a chip on their shoulder? Have I told you how much I love that Sarah Palin? Yeah, she rocks.
*Yesterday on the way to school, I was telling my boys about September 11th and what happened on that day. It seems like it was last week instead of seven years ago. I was thinking how history has changed so much since Lake was born 7 years ago. His history books will look nothing like the ones I read. Since he was born in June of 2001, we have seen Americans killed on 9-11, earthquakes and a tsunami that took thousands of lives, a war against terrorists, a black man finally running for president, a mom of 5 running for vice president....and those are just a few major things. It is amazing the changes that the past 7 years have brought - makes me wonder about the next 7 years --- I wonder if we will even be here on earth in 7 years...........
*Is macaroni and cheese considered a meal? And is 'corn dog' a food group? Just askin'......
*For those of you who have flat stove tops, I would highly suggest that you ASSUME the stove top is hot --- sometimes those things can fool the untrained cook even after 9 years of owning one. Just wanted to throw that out there as kind of a public service announcement.
I am on my way to take Lake to school and then go to the Wal-Mart - gas will be going up today because of Ike, so like everyone else and their mother, I will be standing in line at the pumps. I am sure that I will see something, hear something or my kid will do something strange while I am there (it always looks like they are filming a remake of "Deliverance" at our WalMart) so I might add to this boring post if need be. If I don't --- ya'll have a good weekend.