Thursday, November 18, 2010

My Birthday Present To Me

Not long ago, I discovered that my old comforter on my bed just wasn't keeping me warm any more.  Once it started getting cold, I was having to pile more and more blankets on the bed, just to keep myself from freezing at night.

That's when I got to thinking and said to myself, "Self, you've had this old comforter for nearly 15 years.  It's getting mighty thin in spots.  Maybe it's time to get yourself a new one."

Sometime later, I got a birthday message from giving me a 15% discount on my next order.  Sensing the perfect opportunity to combine my love of the Dallas Cowboys with the need to survive the winter, I did what any good football fan would do.

This is just tossed across the bed. This weekend will bring the full strip and washing of the old bedding, followed by the official installment of the new comforter.

The real trick came in cropping the photo so that you got the full effect of the comforter, without getting the full effect of my messy bedroom.  What can I say?  The more public areas of my house stay relatively neat, but my room is, well, my room.  There are stacks of books beside the bed, and a knitting basket, and a box of clothes that Cody has outgrown that I need to find a charity for...and yes, a pair of dirty jeans on the floor that have since been removed to the laundry basket.  But hey, at least I vacuumed.  Last week. 

Let's change the subject, shall we?

Miss Scarlett's looking mighty fine, isn't she?  Kindly ignore the water spots on the glass.  *sigh*

Our HR director at work, Joe, is a huge Steelers fan. I mean, he's almost as big a Steelers fan as I am a Cowboys fan. Today he was walking around the plant, handing out reminders that this is the week we re-enroll in our benefits packages. We were discussing this, when all of the sudden, out of the blue, I said, "What in the world are the Steelers thinking signing Shaun Suisham?" They had cut their kicker Jeff Reed, and signed Suisham. Apparently, Joe didn't know that. He said, "What??? When???" I told him, "Yesterday."  I was tickled that I knew something about the Steelers that Joe didn't know.  I do like to keep up with what's going on around the League.

Later, I told Vanessa the story, and I said, "I'll bet he's running back up to his office right now to get on".

For those of you who may not remember, Suisham kicked for the Redskins last year. They cut him after he missed a 25 (or so) yard field goal with less than 2 minutes remaining that would have clinched the victory over the then undefeated New Orleans Saints. The Saints came back and tied the game, then won in overtime. He was signed by the Cowboys two weeks later when, in an almost eerie deja vu like experience, Nick Folk missed a 24 yard field goal with less than two minutes remaining that would have clinched the game over the then undefeated Saints. But the Saints were unable to tie the game and subsequently lost, thanks to a strip sack by DeMarcus Ware, which was recovered by Jay Ratliff, thus answering the season long question, "Who Dat?"

Suisham was mediocre at best, and was released by the Cowboy at season's end. He's been on the street ever since.  Well, it ought to be interesting.

Who needs reality TV, when we have the ultimate reality show in the NFL?

Football.  Gotta love it.



Kristen said...

It's our benefit re-enrollment week, too! And Scarlet is a beauty. I never saw a snake that color.

Becky said...

Thanks, Kristen. She is a bloodred cornsnake. You'd be amazed at some of the gorgeous color patterns they've come up with through selective breeding.

Sus said...

I love your new comforter and so glad that you got something so "you" for your birthday!! :)

(sorry I'm so behind on comments. ::sigh:: Life.)

Becky said...

NO worries, Sus. I can't blame you for having a life, just because I don't.


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