Monday, September 24, 2007
Drowsy ... oh so drowsy ...
After a busy weekend chocked full of pre-school soccer and flag football games I am now in Norman, Oklahoma for another round of postal training. I didn't get settled into my room until midnight and my class started bright and early at 7 AM. Let me tell you the combination of only six hours sleep, muscle relaxers and, a boring lecture makes for one drowsy blogger. While the instructor droned on I actually drifted into deep enough sleep to dream. At this rate, I'm bound to ace the test on Thursday.
I'm going to skip this week's edition of Tales of the Yellow Flag, but I'll have a new story next Sunday. Today you are getting another random thoughts post.
Friday the entire Erwin clan headed off the the Tri-State Fair and Rodeo. An annual event in Amarillo and like all fairs there were plenty of weird and strange people. I fit right in. Anyway we ran into an old friend, one that we knew had wandered down a drug filled and shady path. It was sad to see what this person has become, because they are no longer the person we once knew and cared for.
While at the fair here are the food items consumed by my family. Stiffed sopapilla, smoked potato smothered in barbecued beef, beans and cornbread, corndogs, deep fried eggplant, cotton candy, cheese on a stick, fried curly q's with cheese. We passed on the deep fried pickles and snickers bars.
"Hey I'm glad to see the two of you are still together." She said this as if it was a surprise and great shock. The comment came from an old friend who was one of my wife's bridesmaids. The comment seemed weird to me like maybe there was some kind of bet at our wedding as too how long we'd last. I know it is a miracle that anyone would put up with me that long but my wife is an extremely patient person.
My six year old's flag football team (The Mean Green) were not so mean and lost both games by a combined score of 91-21. But the kids had fun none the less.
My four year old's soccer team went 2-0 and since he is really my competitive child who hates to lose at anything this was a good thing. But he did tease his older brother about being a loser and he also renamed his brothers team The Green Beans. We had several fights over that one.
This post stinks and I have said nothing interesting, but this is what you get when I'm drowsy. And yes I now it is almost noon, but it feels more like five in the morning.