Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Luke Quickie

I finally decided on the next show to binge watch on Netflix.  Much to the kid's dismay, I have been making my way through "Frasier," which they find horribly boring and way over their heads, and which I find to be fabulously well-written and intelligent.  Well, today while we were riding in the car and waiting to pick up Cindy from after school band practice, Luke and I were listening to Dave Ramsey (yet another show that my children bemoan).  As we sat in silence waiting for Cindy and listening to Dave, finally Luke spoke up and said, "Oh, I get it!  Dave Ramsey is kind of like The Frasier."  And I will be calling Kelsey Grammer "The Frasier" from now on.

Monday, January 25, 2016

A Fancy Concert? I Will Bring My Fur

Every once in a while you see a story on Facebook that never seems to get the traction it really deserves. Let me now share with you one of those stories.  Last week I had a local friend post a few selfies of her and her husband on Facebook from their date to the Lakeland Center where they saw Jackie Evancho in concert.  It appeared to be a lovely evening.  About two hours a later that same night, I saw this picture from them on Facebook from the same concert, along with the caption:

"Carmen with Jackie Evancho's biggest fan!"

And that is when the needle fell off the record. 

Come to find out, this interesting woman had to bring her pet raccoon TO THE CONCERT because it's blind, can't smell and had to be fed every two hours.

I am just gonna put this handy eye chart here because right now you are thinking, "Wow, my eyes need to be examined because I thought that said that a lady brought a pet raccoon to a concert and we all know that is impossible and ridiculous."

Go ahead, cover one eye, check the results. 

My eyes are fine.
What the heck?

But when you really think about it, of course there was a raccoon at the concert.  This is Polk County.  That concert wasn't going to declass itself, people!

The moral of this story:  

Raccoons are shifty.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Have Miracles Ceased In Modern Times?

I say unto you, NAY! Friday night Jacob's soccer team (finally) beat Berkeley Prep School to advance into regional Sweet 16 play for the state of Florida.  For the first time ever in school history! We have almost beaten that team so many times that part of me still doesn't even believe that it happened.  Amazing!  Next game is Tuesday, where we face off versus a very good Academy of Holy Names, Batman. 

And here is the link to the story in the local paper:  McKeel is Amazing; Nanner, Nanner Berkeley

Saturday, January 16, 2016

I've Been Waiting So Long I Thought the Care Bears Were Here

It only took six years, but it happened!  It finally happened!

McKeel once again became DISTRICT CHAMPIONS!
On the same field, against the same opponent from six years ago.

Hard fought, well deserved.

That's right, we're #1

Jacob, Greggers and Kurt

This is a screenshot of the front page of the online local sports page.  
And a prime example of how Jacob flawlessly keeps his reputation of being ridiculously intimidating intact.

I won districts once.  It was awful.

In his defense, this "picture" was taken from the beginning of a video interview so he was basically standing there waiting for the reporter to begin talking.  I am just happy that this team and coach are finally getting the accolades and attention they deserve :)  On to regional quarterfinals, ON OUR FIELD!

Friday, January 15, 2016

From Deep In the Amazon

What would our lives be like without Amazon Prime?
I'll tell you what they would be like, they would suck.  

I mean, we would be living a world where our outdoor fires 
had to burn in their regular, natural colors.

But instead, for a mere $8.78, I get to have a 12 pack of Mystical Campfire Colorant 
shipped to my door and my fire now burns blue and green and red.  

And that's the color of capitalism.

Feel the freedom

Friday, January 1, 2016

I Had a New Year once...

This was the first page of my Grumpy Cat 365 page a day calendar.  
I love this calendar so much.