As I finally got over my yearly depression over why college football doesn't end their season like everyone else, I finally moved on to other things. When I awoke from my fog I noticed that the world had changed.
This weeks sign of the Apocalypse: The Arizona Cardinals playing a home game for the NFC Championship. The question is, if they win, will this cause many to go to church more often and repent their sins? "The end is upon us....the Cards are playin' for the Lombardi!!" Or will we have to wait for something earth shattering...like the Clippers winning the NBA Championship or the Texas Rangers making a good trade? I think there is a Quatrain over this event in Nostradamus' last writings. It goes as such.
"The bird of prey will circle the bird of blood and so one will fly...nevermore"
Heck, maybe that's from Poe...I get 'em mixed up.
Related note: Three of the last four teams left are bird oriented. Just figured that out when I wrote that last quote.
This weeks sign that I'm an old fart in progress: I was thinking about the differences in style of teaching in the 80's as compared to now.
Then-Coach So and So, "Well, Parker, looks like ya got a zero in science. You know the drill, Son. Touch your toes and give me a good target."
Now-Teacher, "Well, Sam, I do not have a grade for you on this assignment." Sam, "So?" Teacher, "Well, to pass you'll have to turn it in." Sam, "If I don't pass, my Momma will tear into you!"
When did we decide that promoting self esteem was more important as promoting self responsibility? When did we decide that when a kid failed, the educator was totally responsible? Sigh, can we tear up the whole damn thing and start over again?
Finally, Adsy quote of the week. She has taken to calling things 'Gunderson' if she doesn't have another word for what they are. So, just messing with her, I asked if her Kitty Kat (KK) was named Gunderson. She told me, "That's my word, Daddy."
Life sure is more interesting than fiction.