Saturday, October 27, 2007

My Pap-Pap


John E Staskus, 1913-1994.
The only thing I own that belonged to him is this portrait taken when he was about 18, and a pair of kick-ass nail clippers my Nana gave me.

I can't believe it's been 13 years since he died. He was my idol when I was a little kid. So smart, and able to fix anything, even if whatever he fixed didn't look so good once he was finished. And he was hard on people, but you wanted so badly to please him, so you would always do your best.

He would be so very proud of my three kids, I think, even though he barely got to meet them.
I miss you, Pap-Pap, and even though you weren't always the nicest husband to my Nana all the time, I'm sure she misses you, too.

Pork My Ride


Yeah, so, I will be driving around in the Curly's Mobile for a couple of months...got a problem with that?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Bye, bye George!



We got this sweet Cuisinart GR-4 Griddler to replace the old raggedy George Foreman grill that stopped working well several months ago. It cost a bit more that I usually spend for that type of thing, but I have been lusting after this Griddler for several months now. It can be used as a contact grill (like the GF), an open grill, a griddle, or a panini press. The best thing is that the cooking surfaces pop off and go in the dishwasher. So far we have only cooked hot dogs on it but I will keep you posted when we make something else (which will probably be tomorrow.)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Nothing to see here, move along.

I may have posted this before, but... To the Person Who Searches for "Naked Soccer Moms" EVERY FREAKIN' DAY and ends up here at my blog:

Sorry dude, you really don't want to see that. Trust me. And it's not gonna happen anytime soon so you can stop checking.

If these were real

toothpaste for dinner
toothpastefordinner.com

people in Chapel Hill would have them.

Go, baby Tigers!



Monday, October 15, 2007

How to Confuse the 'Cocks...

(...Gamecocks, that is.)

Well if you're not from one of the Carolinas you probably don't know that University of South Carolina fans (the 'Cocks) and Clemson fans (Tigers, duh) really don't like each other much. About as much as the Dukies and the Tar-holes do (Duke and University of NC at Chapel Hill, for you yanks.)

I had to help DH work at the UNC-USC football game this past Saturday. I had been at the Clemson men's soccer game the night before and drove straight to the football stadium in Chapel Hill, from my SC trip. I was still wearing my "Clemson Mom" shirt. Mind you, I am not a Clemson alum (I graduated from Duke like any self-respecting obnoxious Marylander who was born in New Jersey should do).

I had the best time walking around in that bright orange shirt. The USC fans seemed especially confused. Why would anyone in her right mind show up at a UNC-USC game wearing a shirt from a different school, especially as one as hated in their parts as Clemson?

'Cause it's fun to mess with semi-drunk football fans from two schools you don't particularly care for, that's why:
(Note to self: stop posing for pictures in which your chin is mushed up into your neck like Jabba the Hutt.)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Week in Kid Soccer Scores


The "ladies" did well last weekend, winning the U-15 Silver bracket in the Richmond Kickers' Columbus Day event. Here were the Triangle FC 93 Navy girls scores:
10/0792 ASC Wildfire2-0
10/07U-15 CASL Spirit1-0
10/0692 CHSA TCU Lightning6-1
10/0692 ASC Wildfire0-1

Unfortunately Clemson continues to lose:

10/5 vs Maryland, 2-4 and 10/9 vs UNC-Asheville, 1-2. Both games went to OT.

But the MD game was on Fox Soccer Channel, and I did get to see this:

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Gapler has a blog

Hot and literate, too. Damn.

It's a good thing we don't live in Montclair anymore.

Because I'd have to beat the snot out of this teacher if one of my kids had a class with him.

Teachers: don't get any funny ideas from this guy. I'm done with homework.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Send Good Thoughts Her Way

Praying For Lindley

Weekend Results

Friday Sept 28
Clemson Men's Soccer 2
Duke 4

Saturday Sept 29
Triangle FC 93 Navy girls 2
Greensboro Gold 1
(EDSP's team is in first place in the standings!
She's never been on a first-place team before.
Congrats, EDSP!)