Rashard Mendenhall and the Steelers did NOTHING for the Blitzen’ Babes last night. Guess it’s back to the drawing board on the running back front. Scary to see the Steelers and the Pats on a seemingly similar trajectory. And, while I know all this football talk is annoying to Alice, I just have to add that it is going to be SO gratifying to see the Eagles pummel the Giants on Sunday night! There, done with that.
Another item on the dang it all front … this tidbit from California, where teabaggers are pushing a strange initiative that would effectively require children to perform Christmas Carols in public schools. Talk about visiting childhood trauma on your offspring! Pushed by the aptly named Merry Hyatt, “The initiative would require schools to provide children the opportunity to listen to or perform Christmas carols, and would subject the schools to litigation if the rule isn’t followed.”
This, while Americans are perishing for want of healthcare, shelter, food … Jesus Christ! I am wondering, now, whether it’s possible for one citizen to sue another for wasting limited legislative time with cock-eyed initiatives.
Meanwhile, reading Nourishing Words has led me to think more about small ways that I can lower my carbon footprint. We don’t have a snowblower – and I am psyched to read about the number of calories burned by shoveling. (Bring it on!) And I’m thinking that one small thing I can do is not idle my car to warm it up on these frigid mornings … except maybe for @ minute so I’m not harming the engine in some way. Scraping my windows without the defroster blasting will burn more calories … and I’ll be starting my day with a good vibe! 😉
Here’s a nice interview with Kelly Smith that recently popped up on the Umbro blog. Love her wit … her “Breakerness” … and the fact that she’s (again) one of the nominees for FIFA World Player of the Year!
Finally – a heartwarming video that I meant to post a couple of weeks ago … sending warm and healing energy to everyone, everywhere, who is or has been affected by breast cancer!