Monday, April 27, 2009

The Serpent

The Serpent
Originally uploaded by wash52121

Snakes in the grass, yes, but snakes in the tree??? Another thing I've learned out at the farm. I found one in a birdhouse once. Yikes! Photo taken by my brother Boo.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Soul :: food, train
Fold :: napkin, laundry
Breakup :: ice on the lakes
Will :: Ferrell
Fond :: Farewell
Powers :: Austin
ho-hum :: Boooring
Hustle :: Do the
Avenue :: Street
Tower :: Leaning Tower of Pisa

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Lease :: rental agreement
Dead :: Lifeless
Removed :: Took away
Broke :: back
Lips :: kiss
Flight :: attendanta
Three hours :: too long for a movie
Give :: & take
Technical :: difficulties
Hurry :: Hop to!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009


Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."
Velveteen Rabbit Quotes

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

March Madness is Over for this year

In college athletics I root for Michigan State University. I'm a graduate and I live in the area. I love football, and make it to a couple of games a year. I really like basketball, have attended some games, and I love basketball come March and the NCAA basketball tournament. Setting up brackets with guesses and wishes as to who will win each game has become part of the spring schedule.

In our fantasy brackets, we had Michigan State winning the tournament. In our realistic brackets, we couldn't figure out how they were going to get past Louisville, the #1 seed. Somehow, the Spartans figured out how to get past Louisville, and ended up in the Final Four. Wow! But how would they get past UConn, another #1 seed? We didn't know how, but the team and coaches figured out a way. MSU was going to the championship game.

Now, if this was a movie, the Spartans would have squeaked out one last win. But this wasn't a movie, and as our hopes surged we forgot that the North Carolina team they played had their own story they were playing out: they had lost last year and had come back to win it all. North Carolina was at the top of their game. Our boys weren't. We lost.

But there isn't bitterness in this defeat. Nope. No riots in the streets of East Lansing. (Okay, a few couch burnings and a small party in Cedar Village, but hey . . . ) No recriminations. The Spartans were a team. They didn't have the NBA hopefuls of the other teams. They were a team, with a scrappy coach, who thought they could. They far exceeded our expectations, and gave us a wonderful ride.

And so . . . altogether now:

Go Green!!!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Log :: Lincoln log
Plaything :: toy
Broom :: Straw
Heels :: high
Smoke in :: your eyes
Guests :: visitors
Attraction :: Main, coming attraction
Shiny :: Christmas ornaments
Risked :: Dared
Velvet :: een Rabbit

Saturday, April 04, 2009

MSU is going to the NCAA FINALS!!!!!!

MICHIGAN STATE JUST BEAT UCONN!!!!! National Championship, could it be????


Sparty 6

Sparty 6
Originally uploaded by Sparty2008

Go Green!

6:07 p.m EDT. Michigan State Spartans v University of Connecticut.

I know who I'LL be rooting for!

Go Green!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

It's Good to be a Spartan

This was in my email this morning. Those of you in March Madness . . . well, thanks for putting up with my happy dances!

Bobby Knight, after living a full life, died. When he got to heaven,God was showing him around. They came to a modest little house with afaded Indiana University flag in the window. "This house is yours foreternity, Bob," said God. "This is very special; not everyone gets ahouse up here."

Bob felt special indeed, and walked up to his house. On his way up theporch, he noticed another house just around the corner. It was a 3-storymansion with a bright Green and White sidewalk, a 50 foot tall flagpoleflying an enormous Michigan State flag, and in every window, a Spartanlogo. In the front yard was a sign that said "Welcome to the Izzone".

Bob looked at God and said "God, I'm not trying to be ungrateful, but Ihave a question. I won three national championships, more Big Ten titlesthan I can remember and I am the winningest coach in IU basketballhistory."

God said "so what do you want to know, Bob?"

"Well, why doesTom Izzo get a better house than me?"

God chuckled, and said "Bob,that's not Tom's house....... .it's mine."