Monday, February 23, 2009

Thought for the Day

"Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless."

---Bill Watterson---

It was a nice weekend.

Even though nothing special was on the agenda. I spent all day Saturday on and off the All Day Chat at Designer Digitals. It was their quarterly sale and with the All Day Chat they were giving away freebies all day. I am not one for missing out on free goodies!!!

So we just potted around all day doing whatever struck us...and of course I saved a lot of money on all my free stuff.

Sunday, laundry for Jim and we didn't get out of the house till after noon! Dog did get her Egg McMuffin, though! Then it was hard to find a place to eat. I think we ended up at a Ruby Tuesdays...must have been tremendously wonderful...can't remember where it was!!!

And both Saturday and Sunday I organized, organized organized!!! I am making a slight dent but it sure doesn't look like it. I am definitely going to throw a party when I get all this scrap stuff where it belongs. I am at least keeping up on any new things I buy so I don't get more disorganized!! I guess I should call it un-organized, since it really isn't disorganization...just isn't put where I can easily access it!!

So other than that we had a really laid back weekend which is what weekends are for!! I did finish a LO! Careful now. I know it has been a long time since I posted one. But remember...I am trying to learn new techniques and it takes time to teach old people!!

This one, Terry taught me how to cut an object out of a picture. Now I have to say the process was easy but, being as anal as I am, I did do it several times before I was happy with it.

So now I am off and running. Ready to learn something new...or at least get some of the newly learned things from my class in my head for easy access!!!

That is it in a nutshell for today. Have a great day!

My thoughts for today.


Monday, February 2, 2009

Thought for the Day

"If it's the ultimate game, how come they're playing it again next year?"

---Dallas Cowboys quarterback Duane Thomas on Super Bowl VI---

It's All Said and Done

Well, it is all said and done. Super Bowl XLIII is finally over.

First of all, I was really rooting for the Steelers. Have always backed them to some degree because that is our son Russ' favorite team. So after Elway retired and Dungy retired it was sort of all the way with the Steelers. But no more.

After Harrison's great 109 yard return for that touchdown I was so happy. But then what does he do? When a Cardinal man was down at the end of a play, on his knees bent over sort of facing the ground, Harrison punched him in the back took both hands and pushed him down more to the ground and then took both hands and flipped the poor guy back onto his back.

Now, they did pick up a huge penalty for it but it is still not the way to play a game. That is just unsportsman-like conduct and he knew better. That broke my ties with the Steelers. Sorry one guy did it, but in checking it out, it seems that kind of behaviour is not uncommon for them. So now I need a new team to follow!!

How unfortunate for the Cardinals to come into the Super Bowl with the worst bad as the Bucs, I think...but the worst to get to the Super Bowl, play as good as they did and still lose. They are still winners in many people's books!

I also heard that the Pittsburgh schools are on a three hour delay this morning so the kids could get some sleep. Pleeeseee!!! First of all, kids these days are up later than this everyday. The game was over at 10:30 Pittsburgh time. Anymore, that is not late for any age kid it seems. We eat out very late and go to the store late, also, and you see toddlers to teens still out! I don't think there is such a thing called bedtime anymore!!! So that move puzzles me!!! (And all over a football game???)

So while I am venting I might as well cover it all. On Public Radio yesterday it was, I believe, it did a magazine type blurb on the Super Bowl and the money it is supposed to bring into an area.

Jim heard it so I am speaking second hand here, but he usually remembers this stuff to the tee.

Paraphrased, there have been studies done to see if it really does bring money into the area economy. They checked the records the year before, the year of the game, and the year after...and believe it or not...there was absolutely no economic change what so ever.

It seems that while the hotels are full of people, they usually are then anyway because it is tourist season. And as far as the restaurants, the tourists are here but the locals stay home till they are gone. It went on but that was the gist of it.

I am tired of Super Bowl Super Bowl Super Bowl. It has been shoved at us from all directions for one long time. From what is going on to who will be here to how good it is for the economy. We have put up with it...and in a has been fun. But is all said and done!!! At least next year it will be a little farther away...Miami if I am correct.

So, onward we go. Only for many of us...we won't even remember this game over any other!!!

My thought for the day.