Anyway. I had to giggle out loud when I opened the player poster in the Mean Green program.
Yep, Collin Mangrum.
*shaking my head*
So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.
One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of grey hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head.
She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, "Why are some of your hairs grey, Mom? "
Her mother replied, "Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns grey."
The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, "Momma, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are grey?"
'Cash, check or charge?' I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase. As she fumbled for her wallet , I noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse.
'So, do you always carry your TV remote?' I asked.
'No,' she replied, 'but my husband refused to comeshopping with me, and I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him legally.'
Texas-style sledding is done when the driveways get icy and you slide down the hill in a laundry basket. At least that is how we do it. When I was a kid, my dad would push me down the hill by our house in a metal washtub with a rope tied around the handles. I love Hot Rod's exclamation that he'd like to flip like Carl Edwards.
Army of Dad missed the fun as he stayed in Dallas overnight with Chicken Legs (who was visiting from Baltimore for business.) It worked out really nicely as Chicken Legs had a suite, so AoD just slept in the other room. AoD's work was closed today, so he was able to sleep late and leisurely get up and go to have lunch with his buddy before they all had to check out and head for the airport. I did manage to get some work done today, which was good. I had a lot of phone calls to make. I should have done some other calls, too, but I'll just start them tomorrow. For today, I was distracted - only briefly, thank you very much - by the very hot and tasty Zac Efron singing and dancing in High School Musical while Little Bit watched the DVD on my laptop. Oh, that crazy cougar side just can't stay in hiding.
I started a fire in the fireplace beside my desk. I've overloaded myself on allergy meds (although at least three different people today have said "You sound awful!" including my mother who thought I was Pickle, the 14-year-old boy). I've opened three new boxes of tissues and banned the children from the Xbox 360 in my office area.
Still, they persist in asking for Saltine crackers, cereal, soda, you name it. Poking the fire and getting it roaring, I was thinking about The Christmas Song and chestnuts roasting on an open fire. So, I made up my own song. Sing along, if you'd like. Use Mel Torme's diddy as the tune:
Dad's dead trees burning on an open fire
Snot dripping from my nose
Names being yelled by my offspring
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.
Everybody knows a nasal spray
and some Benadryl
Help to make the allergies quell
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to leave mama alone today.
They know that Mom's trying to make phone calls
She's loaded lots of Wii games and snacks on their trays
And every mother's child is gonna spy
To see if mom's head
really will explode as they run by.
And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from six to 12+2
Although it's been said
many times, many ways
Will you shut the hell up and leave me alone?
While taking my 14-year-old to school this morning, he heard a radio advertisement for Fleetwood Mac's April 30th concert in Dallas. In the background and between talking, you could hear Landslide sung by Stevie Nicks.
Pickle: Is that the chipmunks? Cuz it sounds like the chipmunks. Are the chipmunks doing a concert?
AoM: *giggling uncontrollably* Stop that. Its Stevie Nicks.
Pickle: *sensing he struck a nerve says with a smile* Well, they sound like the chipmunks. *then he bursts into his Chipmunk voice singing the line of Landslide he heard*
We try not to miss any UNT men's basketball games at home. It is pretty cheap family entertainment and there is something for everyone. Hot Rod has his best buddy there and sometimes gets to be a sweeper/ball boy. Pickle likes the dancers and the pizza and soda (we get a family pack with a soda for everyone and a large pizza to share). Little Bit loves to cheer and dance and there is a bounce house before the game and at halftime. Me and Army of Dad just love the sports. Oh yeah, and there is Collin Mangrum from time to time to look at. This first clip is funny because you can hear Pickle complaining about the officiating. It has been pretty bad lately.
I love this one of Hot Rod. Gotta look past the cheerleaders, but I get a "Hi Mom" wave. My favorite is his flourish spin under the broom.
Earlier in this game, Scrappy encouraged Hot Rod to sweep the ref's feet. My kid? Oh yeah, he did it happily.
And, then Army of Dad and Little Bit hassling me for videotaping Hot Rod. But, after missing Scrappy and him harassing the ref, I didn't want to miss that again.
We get another game tonight. Should be fun. Hot Rod has his first basketball game today and Little Bit cheers today for the first time. Should be fun. I hope. I'm coaching her cheer squad. (stop laughing) Makes me a bit nervous that they'll do ok. They're between 5 and 8, so it should be cute either way.
I remember watching this on the local NBC morning show several years ago (before I moved over to the Good Day Texas folks on Fox 4 - muah to Tim, Megan, Andrew and Chip!)
I laughed so hard when this happened. This clip bleeps out the F-bomb that he dropped on live TV. But, it is watch again and again funny.
Hat tip to Fail Blog for reminding me about it. :)
"I'm a kidder."
KHAN and Mr. Rourke. Welcome to Fantasy Island. Those were the things I thought about immediately when I read that Ricardo Montalban passed away. I also always thought of him when I heard this Billy Crystal song.
Rest in peace, Ricardo. You entertained us all.
I was listening to this song tonight and singing off-key really loudly (hey, its my minivan, I'm entitled). I'm torn between two favorite lines right now - the one about the Wal-Mart bra is a good one b/c my prettiest bra right now came from Wal-Mart. I love it and it makes the girls stand right up without any midgets holding 'em up. :) Then, the line about the Christmas lights staying up on her porch all year long - all my Christmas decorations are still up in the dining room. *sigh* I just can't get myself to go in there and start boxing 'em up. I would rather sleep or watch TV or something else. Anything else.
This chant was repeated in plenty tonight in our Gator Nation Texas Outpost. :)
No. 1, baby! I don't think UT or anyone else can try to make the argument any more. 24-14
Not that it is working, but trying to improve my mood. Started back to work and sent the kids outside to enjoy the lovely weather. Put on my 80s playlist (with this on it).to try to drown out the children assaulting each other. This song has one of my favorite lines in it:
you're packed and you're stacked
'specially in the back
Brother, wanna thank your mother for a butt like that
Can I get some fries with that shake-shake bootie?
If looks could kill you would be an uzi
You're a shotgun - bang! What's up with that thang?
I wanna know how does it hang?
*snickering* Makes me think of my honey. :) Now, THAT makes me smile.