Friday, November 2, 2007

Rambling Friday Morning

Since I committed to blogging every day , I thought now, being a quiet Friday morning to bring up some things that are on my sleepy, sometimes random brain.

1) Yahoo picked up on an article from The Boston Herald where Bill Cowher (former Pittsburgh Steeler coach) implied that someone is going to hurt Tom Brady if the Patriots insist on continuing to run up scores on other football teams. I take issue with that statement. First of all after reading the Yahoo blurb on the article, I noticed 18729 comments regarding this article such as: "Deserves it! Cheap classless boston scum!""good will teach them a lesson," "break his legs." Yikes? There were plenty of posters supporting the Patriots, but again Yikes? I am not going to pretend I am not biased, being from New England, so take this with a HUGE grain of salt....Aren't we supposed to be scoring touchdowns in professional football? Isn't that what they are getting paid to do. When Vrabel recovers a fumble and runs it in for a touchdown, should he be giving it back to the other team for a "do over?" Is it the Patriots job to keep themselves from scoring touchdowns? Or isn't that the opponents job? Wouldn't it be more insulting to the opposition for the winning team to run down the clock so they won't feel badly about the score? Who knows?

2) I read an article on birth order on CNN taken from Parenting Magazine.

Story Highlights

  • Birth order's role debated; recent study suggested higher IQs for firstborns

  • Middle kids are said to be great negotiators and peacemakers,
  • Youngest kids may suffer from assumptions that they're spoiled, stubborn
Since I only have 2 kids, its hard to say at this point if birth order has a role in their lives. I can't imagine that it does bear some weight. From my own personal experience being the middle child of 3.
P-oldest brother, smart and a leader.

Me (~T) -middle child, very very very much the peacemaker

C-younger brother, spoiled, spoiled, spoiled.

3) I have a recipe you need to try... do this, you will be a hero at your fall parties......

Apple dip

16 individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
1/4 cup water
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 cup brown sugar

In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, or in the microwave, melt caramels with water, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. In a medium bowl, cream together cream cheese and sugar. Fold in caramel mixture. Serve immediately.

4) Fabulous news on the homefront. The hubster has given me permission or as I call it a get out of jail free card to accost, grab, grope or whatever to my latest crush

Mike Lowell

5) "Betch"
I am a You Tube addict at times. I found a really funny video from a local MA person who now has a cult following. Warning, the video has the "f" word. But I think its really really funny.


Mama Zen said...

Bill Cowher should be ashamed of himself for even implying something like that! What are the Patriots supposed to do? Do kneel downs for 3 and out until the other team can manage to catch up? These guys are professionals and are being paid to play. Not to mention the fans in the stands who paid a LOT of money to watch someone put it in the end zone!

Whew! Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention. I was in need of a good mini-rant!

WorksForMom said...

I'm shocked Cowher said that. I used to like that guy. I wonder if the Media has taken it out of context or if he's just another dumb jock. Likely both. Wow, great things to ponder in this post!!

Dana said...

I would have to dispute the birthorder theory from both my growing up as the youngest of 3 and from being the mother of 3. Because I never know what blogs my sister reads, I won't go into my growing up but I will say that my middle child is certainly NOT the peacemaker and both my youngest and oldest are very smart. The youngest acts very spoiled though.

Pam said...

I am not a Patriots fan...but I also do not think anyone should purposefully hurt another human being. After all, we are all people and how terrible that all those comments wanted pain/hurt to be inflicted on someone else.

Kris said...

We are not talking about a team of 7 years who's feelings will be hurt with such a lopsided score!! Any one professional player from any losing team makes more money per game (win or lose) than my total household income in a year!! I don't feel badly for them and I'm sure they don't feel that bad cashing their checks! They still get paid for losing!!!! Boo Hoo!!! ....i think I'll have another glass of wine.....a slow Friday night for me......