Friday, October 16, 2009

Family, Football, and Friends

Have you ever had family?  We have many mysteries in the world like the Bermuda Triangle, Bigfoot, UFO’s, Spongebob Squarepants.  But I think the biggest mystery might be families.  Have you ever looked at or known two people from the same family and wonder how they could be from the same family?  Two people can be raised in the same house, same parents, yada, yada, yada, and turn out so differently.  What’s even more interesting is how those people interpret their own family.  Same house, same parents, different experiences.  Sometimes it has to do with varying ages.  Sometimes it has to do with how they view their own lives.  What becomes frustrating is when one family member refuses to consider the fact that maybe their sibling didn’t experience the home the same way.  Maybe what was a happy time for them, wasn’t so happy for their brother or sister.  Why are we so stubborn to think that our experiences in a situation are the “real” experiences.  If you put seven people into the same room, at the same time, they will come out with seven different experiences.  My point in all of this is that we need to communicate.  Ask questions.  You say it was different for you and I don’t see how.  How was it different?  Help me to understand why you are dealing with issues and I have no issues (that I will admit).  You know the old saying.  Something borrowed, something blue, families suck.  Not really, but when the doo doo hits the fan, they may be all you got.

DSC01722                                            My boys.

On a happier note, it’s Friday!!!!! Another week of school down the drain and I survived.  Parent-Teacher conferences are coming up next week and I’m actually looking forward to them.  I have some issues that need to be dealt with.  There’s nothing more satisfying than telling a parent how dysfunctional their child is.

                         ESPN:  Notre Dame - USC Preview

Looking forward to the big Notre Dame-USC game this weekend.  It might actually be a good game.  Maybe a win for us Irish faithful?  We’ll see.  It’s got to be more exciting than the Tennessee Titans current “let’s get the first pick of the draft” tour.  So many things can go wrong, and most of them have.

            The Tennessean: Titans still stuck in memories of ,08.

Speaking of football.  I want to give a shout out to my best friend Jeff.  When I moved East, he moved South.  Football just isn’t the same long distance on the phone.  Still good, but not the same.  I miss you Jeff!  I love you man! (envision a single tear rolling down my cheek).

In conclusion, remember, you can pick your nose, you can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your friends nose.  I’m out.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Is this title supposed to match my entry?

So my wife wrote this really glowing review of me and my blog.  I guess I should return the favor.  My wife…she’s great.  Well, good got that out of the way. 

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Ever feel like your taking a test you haven’t studied for?  How about giving a test you haven’t studied for?  So I’m quizzing my kids (my students, not my genetic progeny…progeny, that’s a funny word.  Just say it… progeny, progeny, proge…sorry, back on track.) I’m quizzing my students for a science test we are having tomorrow.  (By the way, if my students are reading this…study.  Also, if my students are reading this, your 3rd graders, why are you reading adult blogs anyway?  Inappropriate.  You owe 10 minutes at recess. Anyway, I digress.  I’m part way through quizzing when I realize I’m not so sure I know the answers to some of the questions!  The book I’m using is not the teacher answer key.  Panic!!!  How stupid do I feel?   To make a long story boring…new the answers.  I am as smart as I think I am.

Speaking of my progeny…progeny, progeny, progen…sorry.  I think they are trying to kill me.  Maybe for their inheritance.  Boy will they be disappointed.  Anyway, I think my 17 month old is masterminding the operation.  Don’t fall for the cute wrinkly nose smile.  Have you ever seen Family Guy.  He’s a Stewie.  You’ve been warned.

Evil.  Pure Evil.                                       Evil.  Pure Evil.

Blog #2 done.  And I’m out.

PS- My wife really is great.  Supermom to the core.  That is about as wordy as I get.  That’s all I have to say about that.  Love ya Pookie.

B25-4 This picture has nothing to do with my blog.  I just think it’s a cool picture.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Throwing in the towel

So, I’m starting a blog.  Yeah, big woop.  I’ve always thought about doing a blog, but never did.  Why?  Am I too cool to do a blog?  I doubt that’s the case.  Have you seen me lately?  My wife writes an awesome blog, and I guess that’s where I got the inspiration to do one myself.  I think it’s that unspoken rule of marriage.  If your spouse does something good, try to it better.  Never give them the upper hand.  I doubt that will happen either.  My wife is an incredibly gifted writer.  I’m just opinionated.  So here we go.  Blog #1 done.