Rumors, Girlfriends in Pajamas,
Weekend Plans, & an Impossible Question
Hi, my name is Cheryl and I'm a Rumor-aholic. I know I have a problem and I admit it. I find that I can't go for 10 minutes without needing to hear a rumor--and half the time I actually believe it (even when it is "So Ridiculously Outlandish that it Can't be True)!
What is wrong with me? Since my Alabama Crimson Tide fired its coach Sunday night, the air throughout the state has been filled with Rumors of Gargantuan Proportion. All of these rumors revolve around who we are going to hire as our new football coach (those of you from out of the country or who are not sports fans may not really understand this, but football is a statewide pasttime and we are obsessed with wanting a new coach who can help us win some championships! Football dominates the atmosphere from August-January and in most months in between!).
The rumors flying around are crazy . . . and most of them revolve around Steve Spurrier, who won a national championshp at Florida and is now at South Carolina. He is known as the "Ole Ball Coach" for his offensive play calling and the way he motivates a team. If he was at Alabama, I twitter to think how good we might could be. But I really don't see him coming here to Alabama; I think it's pretty near to impossible in fact. I'm an intelligent, rational woman who knows when something is pretty impossible to achieve--and I know in my head that he probably won't be taking the job. Still, the rumors fly--
* He's been offered a 3.5 million dollar contract with a $5 million signing bonus.
* He's been seen playing golf with Alabama trustees at a nearby golf course.
* He's already building a house on the fairway of that same golf course.
It's crazy what people will say, claiming it's information from a "reliable source"--even if that source is their Uncle Morty, whose former sister-in-law is the beautician for the athletic department's secretary's sister. Or, better yet, it came from a Blog. (Now how about that for a reliable "source"? LOL)
So, while we're at it, I thought I might mention a few other things that might be construed as rumors, but also could be reliable (we're never REALLY sure)--
* Matthew McConaughey learned that I am also a loyal Texas Longhorn fan and that I love men who run around with no shirts on and has therefore pledged his undying love to me.
* Gary has decided that I'm the most amazingly beautiful and supportive wife in the world and he's hired me a full time maid and nanny to "give me a break."
* The Alabama Athletic Department, realizing that they look like total idiots to the rest of the sports world, has decided to hire their first woman head coach and the only one who loves the team so much that she keeps her sports radio station turned on all day just in case some important news breaks--Me!
So, there you have it . . . I am a Rumor-Aholic and I know it's a problem. But it's just TOO much fun and I can't resist (but they've got to announce a coach soon, so I can get back to my real life!).
In other happenings . .. last night was my monthly Bunko night out with girlfriends! We had a BLAST (Bunko is this meaningless dice game that is played with 12 women; we put money in a pot and you win if you take first, second, or third place, or if you are the Big Fat Loser for the night.) Bunko is really just a chance to get away from the family for the night, eat lots of chocolate, and act incredibly silly with a bunch of girlfriends! I really look forward to it every month! (Although Gary calls it Christian Craps, because most of the girlfriends in my group are friends who go to church with me. He likes to bug me about it being gambling, although it's not really . . .)
For our December game night, we decided to have Pajama Bunko! Angi made breakfast and we all came dressed in our pajamas! Here I am dressed "down" and ready to go! (I just wish I had a big pair of fuzzy slippers and my ensemble would have been complete! You can't see my feet, but I had on my lime green Crocs!)
It's really kinda hard for me to believe that I just posted a picture of me in pajamas. Is that kinda weird? I hope you all know how special you are to get a picture of that, because it's really not the most flattering of pictures now that I look at it. Oh well, I guess it's a little too late now . . . lol
(And shame on you guys--Gary, Phats, Gareth, you know who I'm talking to--who thought that the "Girlfriends in Pajamas" title might deliver a little bit more than that!)
We have a busy weekend ahead of us! I will spend today working on several scrapbooking projects that need to get done--specifically, two gift scrapbooks that I'm working on (I hope to post a few of my creations over the weekend!)
Tonight, McKenna has a Band Banquet and will be getting all pretty and gussied-up for that! And tomorrow we will spend half the day at dress rehearsals for Delaney's Christmas Play, which will take place on Sunday night. It's always so stressful! We always watch dress rehearsal and exclaim that it is in shambles and they will never be ready for their performance. Then on Sunday--and no lie, this has happened every year since McKenna was in her first one at 6-years-old--the play comes together beautifully and they do a great job! (Of course, we will take LOTS of pictures of this so hopefully I can share a few on Monday.)
It's Friday again--which means it's time for a Friday Impossible Question. I like to pose a "difficult" question each week and see who can guess the correct answer first. I'm always amazed at how difficult these really turn out to be, and I love seeing your guesses!
So, today's question is--
* 90% of American homes have THIS, but only 40% actually ever use it. What is it?
ADDED to give you all a break--Let's see who can figure this one out! It looks like ALL of you need a clue to solve this week's impossible question, so I'm throwing you a bone! Lots of guesses for things like microwaves, ovens, irons, fireplaces, and other household items like that. But it is NOT an appliance and it is SMALLER than a book. AND you usually use it in the bathroom. I'll give you until 8 p.m., then I will reveal the answer! lol
ADDED AGAIN--Well, we finally have a winner (actually two winners!). Two Wray cousins popped in--Lorri, Gary's cuz from Mississippi (Welcome to my blog!!! Glad you came on in!) and his cousin Melissa, both answered correctly. The answer is DENTAL FLOSS. So, everyone fess up--how many of you have floss sitting in your bathroom yet never use it? Apparently a lot of us do!
I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend. I really love seeing all of you pop by my blog and leave such great comments. I especially appreciate you coming by and taking a look at my Christmas photos yesterday. I love this time of year, and love getting to share it all with all of you! (And if you just visit my blog and never comment, pop on in and say "Hi!)
See you all again soon!
(Oh man--I just realized that it's December 1st. Wow! Where did that come from?)