Saturday, September 30, 2006

Next on the Reading List


Tired of those "my precious kids/husband/dog/job/friends" mommy blogs? Then you may enjoy this raunchy sort-of-memoir. Over at Reject the Koolaid I heard about the new book: Mommies Who Drink
Definitely a must on the LDSM reading list.

(Am I gonna get some screwed up Google ads on this post, or what?)

Friday, September 29, 2006

Don't Urinate at NC State

From the Asheville Citizen-Times:

The student sections at college football games are usually a little unruly, but student leaders at North Carolina State University just want the urinating to stop.

"They didn't want to leave the section to go to the bathroom," said student body president Will Quick. Complaints about urinating and vomiting in the stands soon followed.

Read the rest here...

(I don't recall seeing anyone peeing in the seats at the Clemson-NCSU soccer game last weekend, fortunately!)

Peggy's Applebutter Recipe


Yummy!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Still #1

...for "cats wearing food" on Google. Actually still the ONLY one. That's pretty hard to believe. Don't other people's cats have food items stuck on them from time to time? Or is it just me? Heck...they weren't even MY cats I blogged about!

I may just have to start sticking food on my cats and taking pictures. I sense a trend.

Newsflash: Blatter Gets a Clue

Maybe the only smart idea he's ever come up with...

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says future World Cup finals should not be decided by penalty shoot-outs.

As my twelve year old would say...duuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhh.

I Though Only My Kids Did This...

...but over at Reject the Koolaid, they have a name for it: September-itis.

"It's the same every September. After two months out of school, the four children are reduced to drooling dumbarses on every front. They are about as incapable of organizing themselves as I am of understanding why Paris Hilton is a celebrity."

Soccer Moms Can Be Divas, too...


So I guess I can blame the "Mommy Divas" because my shampoo costs more these days?

I've been using Suave way before it was "cool" (or "hot"). How funny.

Another Hat Trick

It never gets old to see your kid's name in the paper :)

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Monday, September 25, 2006

A Show I'll Never Be On

...and I'll never be watching it, either:

The Hottest Mom in America.

Great way to embarass your teenagers, though!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Friday, September 22, 2006

The Dancing Clemson Fat Guy

So I'm not the only one who's noticed

Why Goalkeepers are Insane.

(from ThroughBall.com.)

Why I don't join the PTA

They're just as snotty as some of the school administrators. Example:

A survey handed out to parents of students at Lester elementary in Jackson MS, has sparked some controversy. The letter was written by the P.T. A., designed to encourage their involvement in the school.

At the first parent teacher conference, the P.T.A. handed out the survey, telling parents where they could be used as volunteers. It was the last option on the page that has some up in arms. A line that read, "No, I do not want to get involved. I want my children to be thieves, drug addicts and prostitutes."

Read the rest here.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Clemson Soccer Ranked No.1


The Clemson men's soccer team is ranked number one in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll released Tuesday afternoon.

This marked the first time that the Tigers have been ranked first in this poll since November 16, 1998. This marked the 30th time that the Tigers have been ranked first in the NSCAA poll in the program's history.

Clemson is off to a 7-0 start this season. This is the best start since 1978.

Has-Been Hottie


Peter Buck of R.E.M.

Tigers 'finally' topple Falcons in soccer

Chapel Hill 3, Jordan 1

Chapel Hill's last win against Jordan was a 2-1 victory at home in 2001. The Falcons have only lost one other time in the PAC-6 since 2002, falling to East Chapel Hill 3-2 last season.

Bug Guts and Poop, Yummy!


Excerpt from "How to Eat Fewer Insects":

Just about every kid raised in the US in the last thirty years has eaten Nerds. And yet, just look at what's in the list of ingredients: Carmine. Carmine is a pigment produced by cochineal insects, which are ground up and purified to produce the pigment. A less purified form of the pigment, called cochineal extract, is also sometimes found in foods.

Carmine, also called carminic acid, is a powerful red pigment that is found in a wide assortment of places where crushed insects (presumably) do not belong: Yoplait strawberry yogurt, Tropicana grapefruit juice, Campari, maraschino cherries, and it might make you question just why pink lemonade needs to be pink.

Read more here.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

I'm #1 on Google!

I just did a search for "Cats Wearing Food" and I came up #1 on Google! (Actually, I was the ONLY site that came up.)

Surely there have to be other sites with cats and food, no???

I guess that explains the "cat urine" ads...

Great, now I'm a crazy cat lady, too.

10 Things Your College Student Won't Tell You

From Smartmoney.com. Just more to look forward to, I guess...

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Preschool or College?

I stole this from another website, so sue me:

Top Ten Reasons College is Like Preschool

10. You cry for your mother.
9. You cross the street without looking for cars.
8. Snack time is a necessity.
7. You bundle up for the outdoors without caring what you look like (because everyone else looks as stupid as you do).
6. You stay at home and play games with your friends.
5. You wear your backpack on both shoulders.
4. You wear big mittens.
3. Playing in the snow is a legitimate activity.
2. You take naps.
1. You look forward to grilled cheese sandwiches.

As for #9, I swear, living in a college town and working in another, I am going to run over a college student one day. Maybe even on purpose.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Talk Like a Pirate Tuesday


Yeah, I know it's only Monday, but I'm giving you the heads up so you can spend all day tomorrow in character.

Apparently September 19 is the "official" Talk Like a Pirate Day. Who knew?

And you can knit like a pirate, too.

More R.E.M., More Happiness for LDSM

One of my favorite songs ever, from the 40 Watt on September 12, 2006.

I have the weirdest ads ever.

So far today I've seen my blog show ads for "Cat Urine behavior" and "Grateful Dead tshirts." I've got to think of something better to write about to get some decent ads!

No wonder no one clicks on any of them...

Don't forget to click



Visit daily and click to fund free mammograms for needy women.
Thanks.

Like I needed another way to waste time on the internet

Montage-a-Google.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLL!

EDSP scored her first goal as a Classic player today for her 93 Triangle FC Navy girls team. And I was actually there at the game to see it.

Go, ED!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Nobody I know, thank goodness!

A businessman accused of using the pizza joint he managed as headquarters for dealing drugs was also a commissioner of a local youth soccer organization and coached 6- and 7-year-olds, officials confirmed Friday.

Read the rest here...

This makes me happy!

R.E.M. performing together (yes, even with Bill Berry) at the 40 Watt Club in Athens a few nights ago. Tonight they will be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, but I couldn't get tickets for that, unfortunately.

Guidos del Giorno


Proceed at Your Own Risk has some of the best Guido pictures ever. We don't really have too many guidos here in NC (except for maybe over at Duke) so I'd forgotten how prevalent they are.

If you don't know what a guido is, read this article.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Cats Wearing Food


It's come to my attention that the cat with bacon taped on it was definitely not the first cat to be photographed wearing food. The Lime Cat says he was first. He also wants to remind you that today is Friday and you should go home and make him a tuna margarita.

Reminds me of the "old" Buffett

Looks like someone's having a midlife crisis:) So...how long till we see an actual bar called "Bama Breeze" pop up?



Makes me wanna go to the Keys even more (yeah, I know, this video wasn't shot there, it was shot on the Gulf, but whatever...)

Arrogance in Public Education

In an essay by Joseph C. Phillips (author of He Talk Like a White Boy), we read:
Ideally, public education is the marrying of public dollars with educators, who work in partnership with parents giving weight to the concerns, interests and values of those ultimately responsible for the upbringing of the next generation. Alas, all too often what we experience is a rigid bureaucracy with a voracious appetite for public funds that is largely indifferent and unresponsive to the concerns of parents who have little choice and no power.

Read the rest of the essay here.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

NCAA gets something right


Every four hours this past weekend, Clemson defensive back Ray Ray McElrathbey would call and check in with his 11-year-old brother Fahmarr. But there was no need for McElrathbey, who has temporary custody of his brother because of his mother’s continuing drug problems and his father’s gambling addiction, to be concerned.

When McElrathbey and his Clemson teammates visit Florida State in Tallahassee this Saturday night, he will not have to worry about his little brother because his little brother might be with him or with one of the coaches’ family now that the NCAA will allow the Clemson staff to provide assistance in taking care of Fahmarr.

Read the rest of the article here...

I found my 2007 Calendar.


Yum. The original "hotties."

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

This might be my favorite title of all time.



Seems to be sort of my motto these days.

Support Jon Lester


Buy a "K Cancer" tshirt from the Red Sox Chick and all proceeds will be donated to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

My dog would think this was a new treat.


Who knew you could tape bacon to a cat? And more importantly, why would you need to know this?

How Soccer is Like Mardi Gras?


Interesting post about attending a DC United game and "sitting" in the Screaming Eagle's Nest.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

I Love Firefox.

Silly experimental post

Nothing to see here...move along!

Go do a search for "loan consolidation" or "car insurance." :)

I'll be back later today with a real post. (I know you are all holding your collective breaths.)

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Monday, September 04, 2006

A Home on the Field


In his new book, TIME reporter Paul Cuadros highlights the struggles of a group of Latino students at a small southern high school to start up their own soccer team and win acceptance — both on the field and off.

Read the rest of the article here.

My son's team played this team (Siler City NC team Jordan-Matthews HS) the year they won the State 1A Championships. I haven't read this book yet, but I plan to ASAP.

To buy the book, click here: A Home on the Field. Then you can lend it to me when you're done :)

Happy Labor Day!

No soccer for me today. No rides to training, no high school practice, no tournaments, no games.

Results for the past two weekends:

Triangle FC 93 Navy girls (EDSP's team) won the U13 White division of the Furniture City Classic in High Point, NC.

Triangle FC 93 Navy girls also finished 2nd at the adidas Greensboro Labor Day Shootout in Greensboro, NC, again in the U13 White division.

Hopefully EDSP doesn't have a torn ACL, as the trainer may have suggested when she went down on the field during the last game.

The U18 Triangle FC 88 Navy boys (TDSP's team) won two games against SC teams (beat CESA 2-0 and beat Bridge FC 2-1) in Region III Premier League play in Greenville, SC.

Chapel Hill HS is 3-1.

And Clemson Men's Soccer is currently 3-0.

Maybe they were just trying to cover up that awful shinguard smell...

Soccer Moms Accused Of Smoking Pot At Kids' Practice.

I just usually go out for a beer (or two) myself. Not much is more stultifying than sitting in the parking lot watching youth soccer practice.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Make Your Own Lava Lamp


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I Hate Homework, Too.

I think I love White Trash Mom:

Here's my beef. Teachers, we love you so, and I know that you are overworked and underpaid, and yada, yada, yada. AND, I truly appreciate all that you do. But could you pile on any more hours of homework every night? Is ANYONE with me? Whatever happened to time for kids to play outside after school?

Read more about The Case Against Homework.

Friday, September 01, 2006