Monday, October 17, 2005

Fantastic Weekend!

So I absolutely refused to watch any news this weekend and… I feel fantastic! I felt some what guilty for not staying on top of the constitutional vote in Iraq, then I realized that the outcome had nothing to do whatsoever with me. Hmmm. The world doesn’t revolve around me. That is a strange and novel concept. So, how did I fill the time? I doted on the increasingly pregnant (and nauseous) Sexy Squirrel and played catch, watched football, played X-box, and did yard work with my 10-year old son Jumping Squirrel. It is amazing how much you can decompress when you don’t have the MSM screaming doom and gloom at you the entire time. I may make this a new thing on the weekends. I seriously feel pretty damn good.

Another thing that makes me feel pretty damn good is that my Iowa Hawkeyes won this weekend and that Penn State lost. I’m actually proud of the Nittany Lions and have always enjoyed going to their home games (great stadium and greater fans), but I’d like to see my Hawks take the conference championship and to do that, Michigan had to win. If you didn’t see the game, you really missed out on a nail-biter. I don’t usually follow many other conferences, but the USC game was also freakin’ fantastic. There is something wonderful about college ball. It is in the sound of dice rolling around in a cup. No telling what is going to happen! Jumping Squirrel broke out into several spontaneous renditions of the Iowa Fight Song (causing Sexy to find a new part of the house to feel sick in) and made my day! Wow, I seriously love October!

So, I really don’t know what is happening in the world at the moment. I suspect that the Iraqis voted their hearts (they are a very emotional and patient people) and that Conservatives will find their way back from the ‘wilderness.’ Other than that, it is back to the daily grind. How was your weekend?