Friday, September 5, 2008

Where Have I Been??!!!

I cannot believe that I have not posted anything here since last Tuesday! What is wrong with me??? My dad came to visit on Wednesday and I just didn't take the time to blog (that and he is a computer hog ;-). Hopefully I will be more on top of things in blog world this week. I guess since I haven't blogged in almost a week, I should catch you up a little on what I have been up to......

So, Thursday night we went to see the Gaither Homecoming at Freedom Hall (which is a local arena about 5 minutes from our house). I have to say it was a really fun night (if you like Southern Gospel Music, if not, you would have had very little fun). It was neat seeing in person all those Gospel singers we usually only get to see on TV. I think part of the reason I like the Gaithers because they bring back memories of when I was little. I can hear "The King is Coming" and be immediately taken back to my childhood. I can remember laying in the back seat of my parents big green LTD listening to the Gaithers on an 8-track tape. Does that make me old? Yep, I think 8-track tapes and never having been placed in a child restraint device might just be what separates the old women from the girls. Maybe instead of asking people how old they are, we should just say "Did you ever listen to an 8-track tape or have you ever been properly restrained in a vehicle?".

Matter of fact, to this day, if I am riding in a car with my mother and she has to slam on the brakes, she never fails to throw her arm out in front of me --- as if to keep me from flying through the windshield. I guess it's a habit that started in my childhood when I stood in the seat beside her while she was driving. Yes, I was allowed to stand beside her in the car. Maybe it's just a Southern thing, but I don't think I even knew what a seat belt was until around 1980. It was around that time that there was a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of not wearing your seat belt (oh and they made it a law that you HAD to wear your seat belt - the threat of a ticket changes your perspective sometimes - at least it did with my parents). Now, of course, we wouldn't dare put our cars into 'drive' without buckling up and we definitely wouldn't allow our kids to be unrestrained. Funny how things change over time, huh?

Anyway, The Hoppers were there Thursday night and they sang this , which you may remember as one of my all time favorite southern gospel songs. I love all kinds of music; however, I listen mostly to contemporary (Casting Crowns, Toby Mac, etc), but there is just something I love about the old stuff too.

So, I have mentioned before that my husband referees high school football. Friday night, my dad and I met my sister and her kids for dinner and then we went to watch hubs' game. The two teams that played are huge rivals. The place was PACKED. We finally found a place to sit and the concrete seats were so hot it felt like I had fallen tail-first into a campfire. Anyway, during the 2nd quarter, Kaden said he was thirsty. I finally gave in and made my way to the concession stand - did I mention that I hate walking in front of people? Yeah, well I hate it even more when there are lots of people to walk in front of (you never know who might be making fun of you in a crowd- and yes, I know I need counseling). Anyway, we got our drinks, walked back to our seat and squeezed in among the thousands of people just in time for Kaden to projectile vomit all over me and himself (and unfortunately my dad). Thankfully, he missed the lady in front of him, but unfortunately he did not miss my purse or my pants. Sorry, Daddy, but there are just some things that cannot be helped and vomit is one of them.

-Cost to get into the ball game?: $5

-Cost to replace ruined purse?: $30

-Seeing the look of fear on people's faces around us as my child blew chunks right beside them? Priceless

The lady sitting in front of us at the game that night, was wearing a tank top and low rise jeans. So low, in fact, that I could see her thong AND at least 2 inches of hiney cleavage (we don't say the word "butt" at our house or I would have said "butt cleavage"). Allow me to make a heartfelt plea on behalf of people everywhere: If you are reading this and you wear pants that show your underwear on purpose, please stop this madness immediately. No one cares to see your hind parts. You backside is not as special as you might think - we all have one - we have all seen them. There are some things that should remain private and your thong clad bum is one of them. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Speaking of my dad, I need to give him a shout out for helping Lake and I with a school project this weekend. The kids in his class were given a choice of different buildings in a community to make a replica of. Those of you who know us in real life will understand why Lake chose to make a Police Station. My dad and I helped him and I think it turned out pretty well. What do you think?

In case you cant tell, that is a Gideon Bible on the top bunk in the jail......I thought that was a nice touch. Anyway, thank you, Daddy for all your help - you are the best paper desk/chair, sink and toilet maker I have ever known --- pretty good for someone who never made paper doll.

I saw this video of Sarah Palin on my friend Amanda's blog and I thought it was really neat.

So, I have done enough of those memes that ask "Favorite Movie" for some of you to know that my fav movies is Madagascar. Well, imagine my delight as I watched the trailer for Madagascar 2!!! We rarely go to the movies, but we may have to make an exception and give those Hollyweird people some of our hard-earned dough this November.

Speaking of movies, a friend of ours from church, invited us to a private (Chic-fil-A sponsored) movie screening of "Fireproof". I soooooo hope that hubs isn't working or calling a ballgame that night. That would be a crying shame!!!

So, I was wondering if there is a such thing as blogging as a job. Do you know anyone whose job is blogging? I was thinking that maybe I could justify all this blogging time if I were to actually get paid for it. So, if you run across any help wanted ads that say "Full-time bloggers needed" - let me know and I will definitely apply for the job.

Okay, I am off to do something productive.......


Staceystace said...

I love the project! Tell your dad I have three kids and I could use his help. =)

We, too, went to our high school football game on Friday. We had no vomiting, thankfully. We did pound a big school so we thought that was pretty cool.

I like your idea of getting paid to blog. Let me know if you figure that one out!

Steve said...

Missed You!!

Heidi Zawisza said...

I know that your son getting sick is really not that funny, but the fact that you applied his misfortune to American Express's FORTUNE, is HILARIOUS!! I am sitting here by myself laughing out loud!!
Oh, and about the walking in front of people thing?? I thought I was the only nerd who hated that....maybe we can get two for one in therapy??
Well, glad to see that you are indeed alive....I was about to get in the car and come find you!!
Don't SCARE us again!!! hee hee hee.....(If you would have told me a year ago that I would wonder where a person that I had never even met before was...........oh, the power of a computer/blog!! ha!ha!ha!)

Teresa said...

Oh girl! We too enjoyed a great game Friday night..minus the vomit!
oh my!
And I didn't say (or think) one bad thing about the officials.
have a great week!

jackie said...

Had to comment about the Gaithers. I grew up on them, too. But, I know I'm a lot older than you. !

They used to come to our church every year. Of course, this was before they became HUGE. They only lived about 30 miles down the road from our church & it was nothing for them to travel around to neighboring churches.
Gloria Gaither even prayed w/ me at the altar once when they were there.

And, 8 tracks ! You betcha ! I still have ALL of mine & my husband's ! Why ? How will I ever play them ? Just something I can't let go of.

Oh ! And my husband referreed HS BB for 19 years ! He played HS & College FB & has said, if he had it to do all over again, he would have gotten his FB license.

I have to say "DITTO" to your remarks about the thongs & "cracks". We DON't need it ! :-)

Seems like you & I have a few things in common !

Let's other live in TN, right ? I am in love w/ Nashville, TN. My hubby & I have been going for several years, several times a year, for vacations. And, even better, our son just moved there in March for a new job position !

Thanks for today's post.
Jackie Carl (Marion, IN)

Denise said...

i'd like to get paid for blogging... so i could justify it too.

i don't show my butt cleavage, EVER, i wish people wouldn't.
it makes me want to vomit.

we're going to our first football game this season on friday, i tend to sit behind the old guys, they don't wear tanks and low rise pants..phew!

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Shelley Hendrix said...

Oh, we are SO sisters! I was raising my hand relating to almost every single thing---from the seat belt issue (I never even knew what they were when I was parents would tuck them into the seats so they wouldn't get in our way) to the "please keep your thongy hiney to yourself" to the, my. Anyhow, I wanted to stop by and thank you for giving me the heads up on blogaversary etiquette. Your expensive gift is in the mail. I sure hope the post office doesn't misplace it. That would be a cryin shame.

Hats off to Pop for the great project. Good thing he lives so close. I might just have to borrow his expertise soon.

love ya!

ocean mommy said...

WHAT A PROJECT!!! That is so cool!! The Bible was a great touch. :)

Amen to the hiney cleavage! My girls have started saying "I don't appreciate that" when they see that sort of thing. It grosses them, and me out!

Have a great week!

Greg P. said...

Why is it that describing a little boy "hurling" at a HS football game can sound so funny!

I'm sure he felt better afterwards. God bless him.

Lisa said...

Hey, I remember standing in the front seat while my mom drove. I also remember hanging out of the window letting the wind hit my face. Seat belts? no way.
Would I let my son do that - absolutely not.
I've been out of the blog world for a while, but I've really enjoyed catching up with what's going on with you.
Keep it up sister!!
Stop by and say hello!!

alliekat said...

I was a witness to the ballgame incident. The seats were terribly hot, tons of people packed in the stadium and the best decision I made all night.......was to have Lake sit on my lap instead of Kaden! Yeah me!!! Otherwise, I would have been the one cleaning chunks off of myself....Aunt Lisa doesn't do that anymore! :(

Eddie said...

Grand-daddy still does! He did feel much better after letting his mom and I have what part he no longer wanted. Steve can just send us a copy of the film from now on.

Sandi Hixson said...

okay, seriously..........i recommend you make money by writing a book! you are so funny and your writing style is awesome! you are the NEXT Erma Bombeck.....for SURE!

on the seatbelt kids would "flail" around the car like loose balloons.....especially when we had that old station wagon.......and then when we had a backseat-less the fun we had in the back!.........
my Mom, too, would throw out her I did memory lane......
i must admit, i HATE seatbelts and all kind of bodily restraints....including bras.....anyway.....that is my 2 cents today........
go after that BOOK! seriously!

Michele Helms said...

I am with you sister...put some "drawers" that cover it up on!!

Stephanie said...

I think I already am a full-time blogger to the annoyance of my family.
Another funny post! Loved it!

Alana said...

I had a run in with vomit tonight, but it was in the comfort of my own home. So sorry about the public vomiting. That is never fun. My son did it once in the middle of a dinner theater. Lovely.