May 28, 2011
My sister called last night and left a message to see if we had gotten hit by any of the tornados in our areas. Fortunately, the answer is no. I am thinking she was more curious to see if they had to make hotel reservations for their stay as opposed to staying at our house. Which had fallen down around us.
Her favorite movie when we were kids was The Wizard of Oz-which she watched 90,764,218 times. When she wasn't watching the Oz she was listening to Barry Manilow. Kathy was a Manilooney. I realize he writes the songs that make the whole world sing, but for the love of God! And his little dog too.
So I think tornados worry her some. Auntie Kath, Auntie Kath, we are okay.
We are so okay today that we were able to get the driveway blacktopped. I did the clean up and crack filling, which is just as glamorous as it sounds; whilst Beth has done the rolling of the blacktop. Girl is serious. She has been at it for 2 hours making it perfect. Perfect may be wrong as every couple of seconds she groans and proclaims that she got more black on stuff that is not supposed to be black. She is now finished and it looks awesome!
You know what is fun about blacktopping your driveway? It is when every neighbor that leaves their house always points to their driveway and beckons us over. Yes, we are having such an extraordinary time of it that we will do yours next. Tom Sawyer has got nothing on us. Actually, he does since none of our neighbors thought we were having so much fun that they wanted to come black wash our driveway with us.
So that is done and the EUFA Championship match comes on in a couple minutes. It is the championship game for all the European Club teams. This one is between Manchester United and Barcelona. I know that 1% of you that will read this care about the outcome, but I am rooting for Manchester United. I like the rough and tumble style of English futbol as opposed to the flop and dive style of the Italian and Spanish leagues. Barcelona has the better players including the best player in the world right now-Lionel Messi-but some of them would rather fall down as if their leg is broken whenever someone kicks a ball near them.
We will see what happens, but I am hoping for a quality contest in which we do not even know there is a referee.