Well Amigos apparently 2015 is off to a rousing start at Casa de Canterbury. Seriously, take a look at this crowd…
The old woman Slow is her usual worthless self following the end of football season – at least the end for the teams she loves. Whoever had the bright idea of playing the final game of the college season on January 12th. should have their heads examined – I’ve already forgotten the teams that are playing. Oh yes… Oregon Ducks and Florida State Seminoles. I always confuse the Oregon Mascot with the Insurance Mascot, and the Tomahawk Chop Chops make me very nervous so I don’t know who to pull for. I’m the Dog that doesn’t hunt in this fight, or something like that. Fool me once, etc.
As for the NFL playoffs, the Carolina Panthers travel to Seattle to play the Seahawks but Casa de Canterbury has blacked out the games due to player misconduct for the 2014 season, although I noticed Slow sneaked a peak last weekend while Pretty was at work at the Mast General Store. Even so…Carolina vs. Seattle? I don’t think so, Cam Newton.
Rounding out the sports attractions is, of course, basketball. Rounding out – heh, heh, my little joke for the night. Ok. Lame, but what the heck. The Lady Gamecocks find themselves at the Number One spot in the nation at this moment with Coach Dawn Staley at the helm calling the shots. Let’s hear it for the Lady Cocks!
Slow and Pretty went to the Auburn game last week and thoroughly enjoyed themselves…at least until the end of the game when they were walking out and Slow reached into her jacket pocket for her cell phone and found that the two Lindt chocolates she’d put in there for emergency purposes had melted during the heated excitement of the game. She was horrified to pull her pathetic cell phone out and discover it was soaked in melted chocolate.
I wish somebody had taken a picture of her walking into Casa de Canterbury with her left hand oozing chocolate and then rushing over to the sink to try to wash her hands, phone and the inside lining of her jacket. Hysterically funny. And btw, she made the mistake of laying her jacket over a chair, and The Red Man was able to pull it down on the floor and lick the pocket lined with chocolate flavor. I highly recommend Lindt…yummy.
Thank God for the Awards Shows coming up this week to rescue us from the post-holiday doldrums. The Golden Globes are this Sunday night, and we will be on pins and needles as the little statues are handed out. Unfortunately, Columbia cinemas have not quite kept up with the nominees so we will have to rely on hype and hyperbole for our votes in the bleacher seats this year. So many deserving nominees, so few statues.
Well Sports Fans, time to claim my spot on the king-sized bed before the crowd settles in. I hope you’re off to a faster start in the New Year than we are.
Get me outta here, Percy…
Editor’s Note: The Red Man is evidently not awake yet, either. Thanks to our Sports Fans for correcting us – the NCAA Championship Game is Oregon Ducks vs Ohio State
Wolverines oh no, make that Buckeyes. Been so long since OSU was in anything meaningful The Red Man can’t even remember their Mascot…and is trying to forget they beat Alabama. Heh, heh.
Hockey and nfl are taking the edge off, but I’m sick at the thought of college football being over for a few months. I think Spring drills are in April and they are usually televised, so there’s that, I guess.
You and me both, plgcm! My only consolation is my Grand Slam tennis obsession that begins this month with the Australian Open! I rely on tennis to carry me through to the next college football game which will be in August! Spurrier made an offhand remark that he was only going to be here for “a year or two” several weeks ago to a reporter, and our big-name recruits are dropping like flies. He tried to back track – but too late.
I am optimistic the Horns will rise in 2015 with Charlie Strong having another year. Hook ’em Charlie!!
In the meantime, there were Seven Spanish Angels in the valley of the sun…they were waiting for the lovers…
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I have followed you for awhile, but fell far behind in reading since my email box is in the 1000’s (like 20,000) and my Reader has not been showing your blog. I feel bad, since you left me the most amazing comment! Thank you for your sharing my post about “Two Spirits” within the Native American culture. I like the idea that we need to embrace all of who we are within ourselves and loving others in the ways they live. Glad you will be watching the Golden Globes, Sheila. I tend to write about all the awards. . . Last year, I was rooting for “12 Years a Slave” but did like “Dallas Buyers Club.” Both Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey deserved their awards!
Wow – no wonder you are behind! Don’t feel bad – I am a very poor “follower” – I’m sensing a trend that there are far more writers than readers anymore! 🙂 As for the Reader issue, I am clueless why some come through mine sometimes and not others. We’ll catch each other when we can – deal?
Well the old year is out and the hope of a good year is in. Happy New Year to all of you!
The hope of a good year is in!! I like that!! Back at ya…:)
Mommy says she definitely understands the OSU mental block. The only thing she like less than a Duck is a Buckeye, so she’ll probably be skipping the football festivities Monday evening. (After the Saints and the Tigers this year, “football” is a bit of a forbidden word in my house.) But my humans are super hyped for the Globes tonight. In fact, we’re all off to the couch for “pre-game” coverage in E! And my humans have actually seen one–yes one–of the nominated movies. Woo hoo!
Hahaha, Miss Harper Lee – we totally get the forbidden word concept here in Gamecock country this year. What a nightmare!! Cocks, Horns, and Panthers…Winken Blinken and Nod. 😦
We just finished with the Golden Globes – much better for us – not one word of profanity for 3 hours!!!
Stay warm, Gorgeous…
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