Monday, February 7, 2011

Thoughts...

...from an over-tired, busy, stressed mom.
okay, if I were honest I would say "rants" from a tired mom but I don't do rants on my blog.
except today.

today is different.
they say it's good to get things off your chest once in awhile.  
but I try to keep my blog, such as it is, simple, HAPPY, and nice!
now you get a glimpse of the dark side.

just so you know, I might start with rants...
but I promise to wrap it up...eventually, on a good note.

first up...
 SUPER BOWL thoughts (rants:)
I spent the weekend driving around the state of Florida to summer ballet auditions...gladly.
then raced home for a super bowl I had absolutely no interest in.
Steelers...not a fan...no way, no how, NO WAY! 
(I said that already, right?:) never have, never will. 
I just remember THESE days all too well...
 YIKES!
(Please Tim Tebow, don't ever go there and make me cheer for them.  haha 
anyways, you're too NICE for that scene!)
Packers...no hard feelings, just nobody on the team I'm crazy about...
but I still pulled for you:)
although, the bit about finally bringing the trophy home to Green Bay...
ummm..it hasn't been 5o years or anything.
just saying...

okay, so I agreed to hurry home yesterday  for a "super bowl party".
can somebody please tell me when this became a Holiday?
Please!!!!!!!!!!!
because it's beyond crazy.
do we really need an excuse to get together with friends?
do we need one so badly that we choose to watch an over-HYPED football game?
(and this one was no exception.  I think it was more a game of who didn't lose than who won.  talk about sloppy....and YES, I DO know football.  very well, thank you.  
this is from the best girl football player in our neighborhood and my 6th grade class...quarterback, punter and kick return specialist...whose career goals were to be the first female player in the NFL and if that failed, the first female commentator in the booth with Frank, Al, and Howard for Monday Night Football.
so I can watch the game like any guy...if I wanted too.

and on the subject of OVER-HYPED...
how bout them commercials?
so hysterically funny...NOT
so cute...NOT
so clever...NOT
this girl, who left Michigan happily without a backward glance (except to look at family:)
who grew up in a GM family...BUICK specifically,
actually thought the Eminem commercial for Chrysler was pretty cool.
it caught my attention and made me watch till the end...
more than most can say:)
but other than that...

and lastly, do we REALLY need one more excuse to make the MOST fattening dips we can find,
along with sliders and wings...
and gain 10 pounds for a football game that if the majority were honest,
didn't care about?
I get tailgating.
definitely.
for your fav teams during the season and playoffs.
but that's where it ends for this girl.
don't get me wrong...it used to be fun.
in my humble opinion, I just think it's become a COMMERCIALIZED celebrity event/fashion event/pig-out event...
and the football is an afterthought.
IF my favorite football team OR player (Tim Tebow;) 
 were ever in it...
I would watch...GLADLY...but I would want to see the GAME and not what was happening at Diddy's party or whatever.
when it comes to football...I'm boring like that:)

so if I ever move into your neighborhood, I will happily send my husband to your super bowl party, but for me...if I'm going to watch TV for HOURS and eat good/bad food,
I'll watch Steel Magnolias, 

...Beaches or some other "chick flick"
and eat something like Chocolate Lava Cake or a plate full of wicked whoopie pies.
 ...unless it's the Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Baltimore Colts (as long as Peyton Manning is there) and the Denver Broncos...because every good Florida Gator fan now cheers for the Broncos:)

now if you're still with me,  let's move on.
what's with the Valentine's Day bashing?
I keep hearing it's a "Hallmark" Holiday...you know, created and hyped by Hallmark.
okay...where did you bashers grow up?
because Valentine's Day DOES have a long history, well before Hallmark got it's hands on it.
remember handing out valentines?
I actually remember handing these out one year.
  okay, so the jewelry stores hype some tacky necklace of love and florists jack up prices.
then don't go there.
my husband knows...if he buys flowers, to stop at Publix and get a $9.99 bouquet.
it makes me happier than to think he spent $75 from a florist.
I could do something with that extra money:)
and talk about hype...nothing beats Halloween with all it's creepy, bloody decorations everywhere.
at least we don't have a ton of lawn blow up hearts for Valentine's Day...
and what's wrong with pink, red, flowers, hearts and
CHOCOLATE?
 now, I do think Sweetest day is unnecessary but Valentine's Day?
noooo...a created Holiday is the unofficial one called the Super Bowl.
(Oscar too, which is coming up, but I'll spare you my thoughts on that one:) 

so bashers...please let us have our sweet little Holiday.
I'm sorry if you don't have a Valentine.
don't give up.
and please don't take away my candy hearts:)

let's see...
i gave up coffee during the week...
mainly because i know I use WAY too much cream in my coffee.
then I bought a low fat one and after struggling through it, realized it was only 10 calories less.
so I'm back to having coffee...MY way...with Coconut Cream...my own personal Coconut Cream Latte. sooooo good!
kind of like coconut cream pie in a cup:)
everyone who loves french vanilla cream or whatever, who tries this, LOVES it.
maybe i have to exercise a bit more...but I'd give up ice cream for my coconut cream.
now mine is kicking in...so I'm getting happy.
good thing, huh?:)

i know this was a post that i didn't need to write,
but I felt like it when i woke up to watch the news and...
this WAS the news.

so, how to wrap this up...
NICELY
after all that...
because I kinda feel bad already for ranting and sounding so grumpy.

I know...animals!
Who doesn't love cute animals?
like this...


 or these, which I want when I have my barn someday:)


 what's not to love, right?
Have a FABULOUS week my friends!
I'm outta here...



















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