Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Checking In...With An Award Announcement!

So, it's still holiday time until the last bowl game is over (a bowl game that may very well make me sick to my stomach by game's end--I really don't know how I'm going to get through it. Geaux). 

Dallas Cowboys: However, my Dallas Cowboys failed to make the playoffs.  They lost to the Giants.  Bad.  It wasn't a huge surprise, to be honest.  Frankly, until the Cowboys go back to the formula that worked in the 1990s, I'm not confident we will ever see another playoff run or Super Bowl.  What is shocking (and, yet, not so much) is how our owner/GM can't see what's wrong with this team. 

The formula that worked in the 1990s is the same formula that the last 15 Super Bowl Champions have had and continue to have. Just look at the Packers, Patriots, and Saints! It's not rocket science.

I miss my Cowboys of old.  

Dallas Mavericks: However, I am ELATED to report my Dallas Mavericks are coming together! I tell you, I'm seeing some major growth in a very short period of time. The Mavs are going to be just fine.  I knew they would--it takes time for a team with new players to create a chemistry that turns into something magical.  Um, they beat the Thunder (almost twice--dang that buzzer shot in the first meeting)!

Never count out the Mavs...actually, I kind-of hope the talking heads count 'em out because they sure as heck did last year and we all saw how that turned out. ;)

Award Announcement: Tomorrow will be an award day! Hurray! I'd like to give one award to the wonderful new bloggers who found my blog--thank you so much and I can't wait to get to know y'all! 

Yeah, this was a boring post, I know.  I'm sorry. 

Um, here are some fun-facts to cut down the bore factor:

1. Mom keeps singing Write This Down by George Strait, only she totally butchers the lyrics: "Write this down, send me a little letter, put it on the fridge..."

2. BFF is so pissed at the Cowboys that he's pulling for the Saints. WHO DAT? WHO DAT? WHO DAT SAY DEY GONNA BEAT DEM SAINTS? Yep, he's all in. Saints are doing it right--from management down, they've got the formula.

3. Dad has been adding Worcestershire sauce to his tomato juice--very bad and against doctor's orders.  He's in big trouble with Mom.

4.  Did you know that it's good luck to keep your Christmas tree up until February 2nd? I heard this the other day and was pretty floored. I guess some believe if you take it down beforehand, you put a hex on your family and if you keep it up past this date, it could be bring back luck.  If you have a real tree, you can just break off a branch and keep it until February 2nd.  Interesting, huh?

5. Oh! I saw a couple of Christmas facts that I had to share!!

* In 1930, Minnie and Mickey Mouse handkerchiefs were the number one Christmas present. How simple and sweet is that?!

* In Hungary, the Christmas Eve feast cannot be served until they see a twinkling star in the sky. Now I'm singing When You Wish Upon A Star.


  1. Interesting....My tree is not real, but it's still not staying up until February! I thought the Mavs looked good the other night! I always think of you when I see them play! The Celtics are adjusting to having new players, too.

  2. My tree is still alive, well, and not dry at all.

    And it still smells amazing. Decorations are off, but the tree remains. We'll see how long that lasts.

    As a NFC South representative (Go Panthers) I should still root for my conference. Atlanta doesn't know how to win playoff games, so that leaves the Saints. Go Brees!

    31-24, Saints over the Ravens in the Playoffs.

  3. awww to the twinkling star! I can't wait for award day. :)

  4. I heard it was bad to bring your xmas tree into the new year, it's like bring the past with you into something fresh and new... but seriously, what do i know?

  5. Yeah, my carpet had more needles on it than the tree, and it was only up for 3 weeks. LOL There's no way I'd be keeping it up until Groundhog Day. :o)

  6. Eva: I'm always thinking of you when I see the Celtics and I'm always hoping they win for you! Our teams are coming along!!! :)

    Lost.in.Idaho: :) Oh, we're Saints all the way, too. My Louisiana mama wouldn't have it any other way, even though she is a Cowboys' fan. We're an interesting sports' family. lol

    Jewels: I can't wait to catch up on blog reading--and your recent post titles look soooo good! I hope you had a wonderful holiday, darlin'! *Hugs*

    Average Girl: Really?! Wow! I can totally see that logic. It's interesting how many different beliefs and traditions there are surrounding Christmas. I love that! :)

    J.Day: LOL--it's a long time to keep it, for sure! lol :)

  7. I like to take my Christmas stuff down before January 1st, cause I like to start the new year with a clean slate! Crazy, I know.

    Your dad is one step away from having a bloody mary...yikes!

  8. Oops....according to them I take the tree down WAAAAAAAAY too early!

  9. So sorry about your Cowboys BUT GO TEXANS!!! lol I've never heard that about trees before, interesting!

  10. Yeah, that is a Polish tradition as well. I've been to my fair share of Wigilia (Polish Christmas eve) dinners to know this. Pretty common in Eastern Europe. Of course, here in the city we can't see the stars anyway, so it's usually sundown that we begin.

    I knew them Mavs would turn around, too. Sorry 'bout your Cowboys, though it means my Giants get to go to the dance . . . so not too sorry. :)

  11. ms. caboo: It's funny you say that because my Dad exclaimed to my mom: "Hey, it could be worse! Al least I'm not adding Vodka!" lol

    Carole: LOL--I never heard of this tradition until recently. It's kind-of sweet, really, especially when you hate to say goodbye to the holidays, like I do. *blushes*

    Yvonne: Aw, that's right! The Texans are going for it all!!! Well, go Saints and Texans!!!!!!! Either of them could win it all and I'd be happy! :)

    David: Aww, that's so sweet! I just love that tradition--it's so magical.

    :) The Mavs are going to be just fine.

    Honestly, the NFC East really faltered this year. No one was particularly good--good on paper maybe, but not where it counted.

  12. Packers all the way! Sorry, but I had to say it.

    And I guess my family failed on the Christmas tree thing. We just took it down today. It was becoming a fire hazard. It was really dried out and underneath a heating vent. Not the best planning.