F-Word Friday: Football

F-Word Friday

F-Word Friday is a theme that I am stealing/borrowing from fellow blogger and friend Ms.Darkstar. It is a day to take a random word, that begins with F (of course), and express your thoughts accordingly.

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This week’s F-Word is Football.

Hello Ladies and Gents, today is all about football. It tis the sport that I love. Although I really did not play when I was younger – just a couple stints in Jr. High and for half a season in High School. To me, there is no sport better than football. Seeing the boys/men killing each other on the field is a wonderful sight.

This posting is brought about because tonight starts the High School football season here. Although the teams are different than who I am used to rooting for, I am still pumped! No longer am I going to be an avid Orchard View Cardinal, or Muskegon Big Red (as if I have been a Big Red fan that much lately….pshh!) fan. Now it is all about the A.C. Reynolds Rockets!

From what I seen of them last year, they have a large student body, but a small team. Nothing like what I am used to from the schools back in Michigan. Heck, the student body here is bigger than what Muskegon High ever was and the team (from what the fielded last year) had less players than Orchard View fielded.

Muskegon Big Reds 2007 Football Team (via blog.mlive.com)

Muskegon Big Reds 2007 Football Team (via blog.mlive.com)

Just to let you all know what I am talking about that are not from my home town. Muskegon has a student body of approximately 1200 and Orchard View is approximately 800-900. Muskegon fields a team of approximately 60-65 players, and OV fields approximately 40-45. A.C. Reynolds student body is approximately 1300 students, and they field a team (from what I seen last season, it could be more this year) of approximately 45-50 players.

Orchard View Cardinals 2007 Football Team (via blog.mlive.com)

Orchard View Cardinals 2007 Football Team (via blog.mlive.com)

OK, now that I have explained that, and I hope that I did explain it well, I am not saying that I no longer care about Muskegon or OV, I really do hope they do well in their respective Divisions and Conferences, and I hope that they both win State this year. But, I have a whole new school and team to follow.

I am a little excited for the high school season to begin. I already have some Reynolds Rockets gear (still need to buy a hat yet, probably tonight). I am more excited than my daughters are, of course. But, hopefully they will come around. One other good thing, the Rockets seem to be a powerhouse team from WNC! They have won a couple State Titles in 4-A, and they went really deep into the playoffs last season, losing a close game in the semi-finals (I believe).

The only bad thing will be if it actually rains tonight like is being predicted. They are calling for scattered storms tonight. And trust me, lately, when it rains, it pours around here. I am not sure if I want to get that wet for a game (not like I haven’t before, but still!).

Anywho…good luck to all teams that are beginning their seasons. I wish them all the best of luck. That is, of course, unless they are playing against the A.C. Reynolds Rockets, Orchard View Cardinals, or Muskegon Big Reds!

           A.C. Reynolds Rockets     Orchard View CardinalsMuskegon Big Reds
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In other news…

Along with High School football comes the NFL. And, yes folks, I am still a DIE-HARDDetroit Lions fan. Hey, they at least won their first pre-season game! (So, don’t hate! 😉)

Alright, I know that they were also the only team to will all their pre-season games last year just to lose all their regular season games and go down in history to be the only team in the NFL to lose 16 games in a season.

But hey, they are still my team and I will not trade them for any other. Not even the Panthers that are right here in NC! And now that the wife has a job, I may just splurge a little bit and get DirecTv just so that I can get the NFL Sunday Ticket in order to watch my Lions on Sunday’s.

Until next time, my friends…

F-Word Friday

F-Word Friday

F-Word Friday is a theme that I am stealing/borrowing from fellow blogger and friend Ms.Darkstar. It is a day to take a random word, that begins with F (of course), and express your thoughts accordingly.

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This week’s F-Word is Fragile.

I can’t believe that it has really been a week since I last posted. To those few that actually read what I write, I’m sorry for leaving you hanging. For the rest of you, well, at least you haven’t missed much. This past week has been very busy, and has ended by putting me up against the ropes.

As you have seen, this week’s F-Word is fragile. As in, life is fragile, handle with care.

As I said, this week has been one hell of a week. Started off where I had to work two nights for 12 hours (Monday and Tuesday nights), and found out on Monday night/Tuesday morning that I had training sessions – for four hours each day – on Wednesday and Thursday from 11a-3p (thank goodness they only lasted until 2p). So, as you can probably expect, I am extremely tired today, now that the weekend is here for me.

No, that is not what I am talking about when I say that life is fragile.

Wednesday night/Thursday morning (well, all day actually) was a day of life-changing events. Not only for myself, but for others around me.

I witnessed two people being escorted out of the company I work for. Definitely NOT something that I was really wanting to even think about. Especially considering the fact that I just moved my family here a couple weeks ago! And then, I get called into the office!…

As you can probably imagine, my heart almost stopped. I felt like I was going to get sick. I feared what I was going to tell my wife and kids. Until the General Manager of the company offered me a position on first shift! THAT made up for all the fears I was having (and the wife is pretty happy about it too :)).

Then, I get home from my afternoon meeting (mind you, I work 3rd shift, so it is a “middle of the night” meeting for me) to find out that my Grandma was in the hospital, in ICU, and on a respirator, back in Michigan! The wife tells me that my Mom wanted me to call her back. Being the type of person I am, I tell my wife that I will wait until today to call her. Ya-know, kinda let the emotions settle down.

That was until I seen a posting by my cousin on FB that they took my Grandma off the respirator, replied to her posting and got a reply back telling me to call my Mom cause she has been trying to get a hold of me, and seeing that she had called from three different phones. While talking to Mom, found out that Grandma will never recover! Or, if by some miracle she does, she will NEVER be the Grandma we all knew.

 And now, the waiting begins… waiting for that dreaded phone call. I Love You Grandma T.

g-ma T

So, yes, my friends, life is fragile, handle it with care.

F-Word Friday

F-Word Friday

F-Word Friday is a theme that I am stealing/borrowing from fellow blogger and friend Ms.Darkstar. It is a day to take a random word, that begins with F (of course), and express your thoughts accordingly.

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This week’s F-Word is Flatulence.

 Yep, that’s right, my friends, I am going there. This weeks word is the ever popular, ever refreshing, ever repulsing word flatulence.

I was gonna originally use the word fart, but I liked the definition dictionary.com gave for today’s word better: adjective 1) generating gas in the alimentary canal, as food. 2) attended with, caused by, or suffering from such an accumulation of gas. 3) having unsupported pretensions; inflated and empty; pompous; turgid: a flatulent style.

Who knew that flatulence was generated in the nutritional canal? I know that I didn’t! I knew that it was a byproduct of waste created from eating foods. But, hey, I guess you learn something new everyday, right?!

Today’s work came to me because I have been extremely gassy lately. I mean, it has been so bad that I can’t even stand to be around myself sometimes (raw sewage has nothing on me!…lol). For the past few months, I thought that all the processed food I had been eating was causing it. But, now that the wifey has been cooking some good, home-cooked meals lately(which, as I have already told her, are not too bad for a Northern-White-Mexican…lol love ya babe ;)), and the anal explosions have not gotten any better, it kinda makes me wonder.

Yes, I am a little concerned about the amount of gas I have been having lately. Plus, I have been very uncomfortable on my left side for the past couple months, also. Could there be something medically wrong with me? That is a possibility. Am I in any hurry to get it checked out? Honestly, no. I hate having to hunt for a Doctor, especially when I am new to the area. Not only that, I don’t want to risk having to take time off work should there be something majorly wrong.

I guess, for now, I will just continue to deal with it all. So, just as a forewarning to those of you that read this and do actually come around me from time to time; that horrific, rancid, raw-sewage smell, is probably me!

Nope, I’m not ashamed. At times I wear it proudly, like a cologne…lol.

Until next time, my friends….

Finally…

F-Word Friday

F-Word Friday is a theme that I am stealing/borrowing from fellow blogger and friend Ms.Darkstar. It is a day to take a random word, that begins with F (of course), and express your thoughts accordingly.

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This week’s F-Word is Finally.

 That’s right, my friends. This weeks word is FINALLY! Not only because it is Friday, and the weekend is here. But…

Finally… I am done with school for the summer. My brain feels like mush from working on classwork for the past 24 weeks STRAIGHT! Now, the only question is, do I want to continue? I still have three more years, according to my schedule, before I earn my Bachelor Degree. That is a long time! Especially since I am currently going on-line (the reason why I just got done with 24 straight weeks of school). If I decide to continue, do I want to continue with on-line classes, or do I want to transfer to the local University? This is a big decision because I am not sure how many credits will transfer. I guess that I will just take the summer to think about it. 🙂

Finally… As you all know, I am finally going to be moving my wife and children down here with me. It has been a long, lonely, trying nine months! But, we made it through. I fly out this afternoon around 12:15pm and should be in Grand Rapids, MI around 5pm, with a layover in Detroit of course.

Finally… I start my vacation today! I agree, it’s not going to be much of a vacation since I will be moving. But, it is still a vacation from work! Time to relax a little bit and reset my brain! Although I will be on vacation, and NO I am not bringing my computer with me, I will still have posting made daily. Not like you really care, I know! But, for those few that do read me, I already have postings written and set up to post!

Finally… As I said in another post, no more processed food! Finally I will be able to eat real, home-cooked meals again! My wife has already asked me, “what if I don’t feel like cooking one of these days?” Of course, my response to that was, “too bad!” LOL…I did say that, but I am not serious. I know that there will be times when she wont feel like cooking and will want something quick and easy, so I guess those will be the days we go out to eat! 😉

Well, my friends, now I am finally done with this posting! 😉

Until next time, my friends…

Friends

F-Word Friday

F-Word Friday is a theme that I am stealing/borrowing from fellow blogger and friend Ms.Darkstar. It is a day to take a random word, that begins with F (of course), and express your thoughts accordingly.

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This week’s F-Word is Friends.

Yes’m, old friends is always best, ‘less you can catch a new one that’s fit to make an old one out of.  ~Sarah Orne Jewett

If you’re alone, I’ll be your shadow.  If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder.  If you want a hug, I’ll be your pillow.  If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile.  But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me.  ~Author Unknown

There is magic in long-distance friendships.  They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.  ~Diana Cortes

The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you’ve had.  ~Author Unknown

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.  ~Arnold H. Glasgow

For the past 9 months I have had plenty of time to reflect on my past. As I begin this new journey of my life, leaving all my friends and loved ones behind, I tend to wonder the type of friends I will make acquaintances with.

Only time will tell who will come into my life, and what type of friendship I will have with them. But, in the meantime, all I can do, all I can control, is how I prepare myself for when I finally meet them.

I am not saying that I will forget my old friends. No, that is not part of my plan at all. But, as we all know, time and distance tends to put a strain on those friendships. Granted, true friendship will last throughout, no matter how many miles, and no matter how much time has passed. These are mainly all the friends that I have on Facebook. Best way I know how to keep in touch with you all…although, I think I could do without all the quizzes and other apps on that site ;).

Over the past couple months I have met some really nice, interesting people. People that I do consider to be friends, albeit they are friend in the twitterverse (for those of you who do not know what that is, it is Twitter). Most of these friends I will probably never get the chance to meet them in the real world. But, their on-line friendship means just as much (you all have made these last couple months more enjoyable and bearable, just when I needed you all the most. Thank you! :)). And there are a few that I am positive that I will meet, which I am looking forward to (you know who you are ;)).

Of course, I still have room and desire to make more friends. So, if you are reading this and you feel that you need to make a new friend too, feel free to drop me a line. You can connect with me at any of the links listed under the “Where you can find me” heading on the left side of my page. Or, you can just email me by clicking the “My Inbox”  link.

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.  ~Shirley Maclaine

Until next time my friends…