Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

9.21.2005

Finding humor in tragedy

Hurricane Rita is now a category 4 and heading toward the Texas gulf coast. Looks like the storm may be big and strong enough to make it all the way into the Dallas-Fort Worth area sometime Saturday. Will be nice to get the rain, but could do without the storm and without the ferocity it will unload on my fellow statesmen on the coast. Hopefully, after Katrina, folks will heed the warnings and hit the road - the one and only road out of Galveston, which was damaged severely in a storm a year or two ago. It can be bad.

But, the humor part is coming up.

Hot Rod loves weather and likes to see what is going on with it, so I was letting him watch the news with me this morning to learn about Hurricane Rita. So, after the weather, the local Fox channel goes into how the weather is going to impact sports and the dude was talking about the A&M-TSU game this weekend. The Aggies are considering options to avoid Hurricane Rita complications in their game Saturday against Texas State University. Apparently, after watching the Aggies trounce SMU last Saturday, my son is a *gasp* Aggies fan. I may weep soon.

Well, I'm listening to the news from the kitchen as I'm packing up the boys' lunches and Hot Rod comes running in with this news flash:

Hot Rod: Mom, Mom! ATM is thinking about canceling their football game because of the hurricane!
AoM: *looking quizzical before the A&M logo appears in my mind* Baby, *stifling laughter* That is Texas A&M not ATM. They're Aggies, they put the big T in the middle to represent Texas and the A and M on each side of it. They just go by A&M or Texas A&M. Not ATM.
Hot Rod: *looking at me strangely before beebopping back to the news*

Just an example ... I can see how that would mislead a 6-year-old.

Was too funny. That stuff doesn't happen with Baylor. We're just plain old BU. Wait, that phonetically spells boo. That's not good. Scrub that. We're just plain old Baylor. Yeah, that's it.

Sic' em, Bears! I have to indoctrinate this child with a new university. I may not be able to survive if he becomes an Aggie. *shuddering* I think I need to shower.

9 Comments:

  • At 9:58 AM, September 21, 2005, Anonymous Lab Kat said…

    I'm going to buy Hot Rod an Aggies shirt for Christmas.

    *grins wickedly*

     
  • At 10:01 AM, September 21, 2005, Anonymous Army of Dad said…

    Honey, we could never afford Baylor tuition...although he could get an athletic scholarship, he wouldn't have to be really good. I mean, this IS Baylor we are talking about!

     
  • At 10:12 AM, September 21, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hot guys please.

     
  • At 10:26 AM, September 21, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    LabKat - buy the child an Aggies shirt and you die.

    AoD - He can get a scholarship to Baylor or TCU or he can even go to UNT or *gasp* UT. But, please, not A&M.

    And, Anonymous - Friday is the hunk of the week feature. Hold tight.

     
  • At 10:44 AM, September 21, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

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  • At 10:53 AM, September 21, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Wow. Some people just can't seem to let things go, can they? It must be sad to have absolutely NO life whatsoever and to live as a troll.

    Poor folks. I pity them, really, that they have to get their kicks by trolling around blogs and leaving sarcastic little remarks.

     
  • At 11:01 AM, September 21, 2005, Anonymous Lab Kat said…

    I'll take the chance. LOL

    At least you attract classy and sophisticated trolls. *snorts*

     
  • At 9:46 PM, September 21, 2005, Anonymous sarcastic journalist said…

    i will be the aggie to say it: gig em!

     
  • At 11:37 PM, September 21, 2005, Blogger Donna B. said…

    Hey, I'm with Hot Rod on this one. My youngest did her freshman year at A&M, and still laughs about my comment to her that she'd never run short of cash there because there were ATM's everywhere.

    (I can be dumb on multiple levels simultaneously!)

    Her big sister, a Horned Frog, gave her an Aggie shirt for Christmas that year. Right under the huge A&M logo, it read "Because not everyone can go to TCU".

    Ya gotta love Texas schools... all of 'em!

     

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