Today is the first day of my vacation. This is a working vacation, in other words, I have a lot of work around the house that I need to take care of. Really important things like hanging Christmas lights on front of the house, getting the plastic tree down from that attic, making a stand for it, setting it up so that LBB can’t pull it down on top of himself.
Since this is the first time I have put up Christmas lights since I was about 18, I’m sure it will be quite a chore. Plus, I will have to make at least three trips to Home Depot to get it done. I’m hoping to get some help from Neighbor Bob. He already has his lights and is the main reason why I’m putting lights up in the first place. No, this isn’t some sort of competition with the neighbors. But Bob gave us a bunch of his old lights and now we have to try and do something with them. He said we could use them if they worked and throw them away if they didn’t work. I’m hoping most of them don’t work and we can only use a few strands of them. Given that this is my desire, they probably all work.
Now some of you may have noticed that I have ceased to speak on things political lately. I think I’m just tired of it all. I was extremely disappointed in the elections and all the lamenting of the fact has made me weary. Therefore, I’ve focused more on the simple things of life. Hope you don’t mind.
Also, for those of you who follow football, I guess I should congratulate those who follow Razorback football. They won the SEC West title and will play, Florida? For the SEC championship. Also, congrats to the Houston Cougars. They won their respective division and of course, kudos go out to the USC Gamecocks for becoming bowl eligible by beating Eastern Middle to the Western Tennessee State Junior College. The Gamecocks can now play in a bowl, something like the Mike’s Maniac Wholesale Fireworks Bowl.
AS for the Aggies, they play this Friday on national television against their dreaded cross-state rivals, the t.u. longhorns. The Aggies are already bowl eligible and if they win, may get a decent bowl. However, if they lose, it will probably be Mike’s Maniac Wholesale Fireworks Bowl… to be played sometime in early December before most people realize there are bowls being played.
I was planning on having the Intern and one of his girlfriends over to watch the game, but both his girlfriends are going back to the motherland, Texas. I think he is extremely wise for pursuing women from Texas. They make the best wives!
In the meantime, I have taught LBB to raise his arms when I should “touchdown.” I’m hoping he gets to practice a lot during the game on Friday when A&M scores! We’ll see.
Since I’m on vacation, I may or may not blog. Happy Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate this thankful holiday!