By beckysdad on Oct 21, 2016 at 4:15 PM
Forty was a good age for me. I was in the best shape of my life about then. I was faster and leaner as a freshman in high school but I didn't have the endurance I had at forty. I worked at it a whole lot more though. Sigh...yes it's the great shame of my family that one of us is a Cowboy fan. She's also the sole member of a union in the family. I'm not sure how the folks screwed that one up. Jones borrowed a million from the Teamsters to buy a few Shakey's Pizza Parlors but that didn't work out for him. He borrowed money one other time for a venture that didn't work out. I saw an article that said McCoy was a game time decision as to whether or not he'd play. That sucks. Make a decision so you can get your roster together. Who do you have in his place?
By beckysdad on Oct 21, 2016 at 9:28 AM
Ah, to be 28 and over the hill again... You're wise to not associate with Dallas fans...at least those that have been outed. My kid sister is a Dallas fan. She's always been a bit off. I didn't realize that Jones played for the Razorbacks. I see he was also co-captain of their national championship team in 64. That got me curious so I looked to see where he got his money. I learned he started a couple businesses with about a million bucks that he borrowed from the Teamsters. Union involvement...another reason not to like him. I don't mind unions organizing to protect employees on health and safety issues but the regular strikes to extort more money always sets my teeth on edge. I should have known that ultimately he made his money in oil and gas. That's a little cliche', isn't it?
By beckysdad on Oct 21, 2016 at 6:06 AM
Hey, this is a family friendly site. It's not appropriate to post such a sexy profile pic. Let's hope McCoy can come back soon and perform at his usual level. He's being selfish. I'll bet he didn't once think about how this would affect you and Chuck. He can let the wheels come off and rehab on his own time during the off-season. The Vikings are still undefeated but they haven't had the toughest of schedules and it's not all that challenging for the rest of the season either. It might be fun to watch them and the Cowboys face off in early December. The Cowboys' QB problem is a good one to have I suppose. You know how local fans often love typically unpopular players if they're on their own team? How do Dallas fans feel about Jerry Jones? Are they blinded and somehow imagine some sort of redeeming qualities in him?
By beckysdad on Oct 20, 2016 at 3:57 PM
At least those treatments are only ten minutes long. I suspect that will seem plenty long when he gets into it but it will pass fairly soon. Stray takes my playful comments in stride. Her response intimated that both you and her were significantly smarter than me and I should feel free to ask you two for help with my ballot. Mom often comments on what Hilary chooses to wear and her assessment of the VP debate centered largely on which candidate was better looking. Still she's all about the issues that are important to her. If someone was to run for office on an importance of funerals platform they could count on her vote. I'd heard the news that McCoy had screwed up his hammy. That does make things much more challenging for you. And with Dallas at 5-1 things are kinda gloomy in the NFL.
By beckysdad on Oct 20, 2016 at 6:04 AM
I'm sure it will be a relief to move from all the prep work to actually treatment for Chuck. Do you think Chuck will be able to zone out and relax for that ten minutes? I had to have a cat scan once that didn't involve restraints or braces. I thought I was holding very still but there were a couple times that I heard the ghostly voice of the tech cautioning me to hold still. You could occupy your mind with trying to come up with some "You might be a redneck if..." comments. I trade emails with Straycats and we were having an election conversation similar to the one we've had that focused on the fact that they don't have voter handbooks either. She's near Atlanta. She suggested that the lack of voter handbooks was because they either thought the citizens were either too smart or too dumb for such a tool. I told her that on the heels of that speculation it was only my inherent classiness that kept me from making jokes about the real reason being that they suspected that folks in the south simply couldn't read. I haven't heard back from her yet but I'm sure she appreciated my classy restraint. I watched the debate with the folks last night. They're keen political observers. Dad's early comment was that he liked Hilary's smile and Mom thought her makeup was very tasteful. They always go straight to the issues that mean the most to voters. While many of Hilary's policies set my teeth on edge, Trump has yet to answer a question with an actual policy or plan. He just bitches about the problem and blames Hilary and Obama. I understand why people don't want to vote for Hilary finding Trump as a viable alternative let alone actual enthusiasm for him as president just baffles me. I'm just saddened that these are our alternatives. I've joked in the past that I would prefer to vote "NO" but I'm thinking I want to vote "Hell No."
By beckysdad on Oct 19, 2016 at 11:43 AM
Prepping for a bone marrow transplant is scary and ugly. They have to kill your immunity system and keep you isolated from everything in the hospital for an extended period. If they don't wipe out your immunity system then it's likely your body will reject the new bone marrow. On the positive side, with the advances in those transplants the C word can now be cure rather than cancer. That's HUGE! How did your grocery run go? I had to do a quick one with two stops myself. It all went very smoothly though. I hope Chuck heard nothing but good things at his appointment. Even though the stream of news for him as been very good I think I'd approach every appointment with a certain amount of trepidation expecting that sooner or later the other shoe is going to drop. I guess that's our nature. I remember a quote from someone that said something like "My life is a series of one tragedy after another, some of which actually happened." One more debate to go. Will you watch tonight? I know the folks will want to watch. This is awful to say but politics has revealed just how far Dad's mind has deteriorated. He refers to Hillary as "that pretty little girl." I should be smacked as that's unfair on so many levels but then I've never claimed to be a well man.
By beckysdad on Oct 19, 2016 at 6:00 AM
Amen on the Alzheimer's pill! My friend had leukemia and this was part of the prep for his bone marrow transplant so it truly was far more involved. His treatment was successful but it was an ordeal. Chuck's treatment should be a layup in comparison. I've got a notion that the chore list will be pretty light at the folks' place. It will involve Christmas shopping in the form of looking at Amazon to see if anyone has updated their wish lists. I love Amazon wish lists. You can put anything on your wish list with a variety of price ranges. It will be the exact size, model and anything else you want. It's always awkward when someone asks what you want for xmas and then you worry that your answer might be out of the price range they have in mind or any of a host of other things. For the person doing the buying they know that they're getting something you truly want and you have the freedom to to buy any item or combination of items that suits you. I sure wasn't expecting another FP (or really any FP) these days. A goggie cooking show based upon ripping off lines from Caddyshack is brilliant. I'd watch that.
By beckysdad on Oct 18, 2016 at 3:53 PM
Pine needles are a pain. They can work their way into all kinds of places and they're not fond of being removed easily. Still, they're very pretty trees and create a wonderful atmosphere on the property. I hope Chuck's appointment goes smoothly tomorrow. My neighbor had some pretty intense radiation treatments and there was some pretty involved prep work done. A lot of work was done to get it just right, which I appreciate, but it sounded like kind of a pain. Couldn't they just slip a pill into some peanut butter, or a steak, or some good tasting diabetic friendly ice cream?
By beckysdad on Oct 18, 2016 at 5:40 AM
Since I wasn't there in real time it may not have been me after all so here's the most pointless advice ever given: You should continue to have ice cream every night just in case. Oh, and you should inhale and exhale on a regular basis, too. Okay, I think we have the "no duh" suggestions covered. What the hell has happened to the Panthers? You'd think it would be a good thing when you find your QB has returned to Super Bowl form. Cam needs to learn to man up.
By beckysdad on Oct 17, 2016 at 6:17 PM
You're welcome. Obviously I'm good luck for you. I flipped over to the game in progress as I was cooking dinner and paused it as I didn't want to miss anything more. I come back to the study with my noms a bit later and unpaused the game...first play I see is Johnson's TD. Are you still playing the Jets D? They haven't been helping you much. Good luck with the rest of the game.
By beckysdad on Oct 17, 2016 at 12:15 PM
Ummm...can we please forget that I ever said I was going to vote for Johnson? Please??? If you feel like learning something, having a couple good chuckles, getting the crap scared out of you and winding up feeling sad and kind of empty then you should watch this. http://cheezburger.com/83095809/win-political-video-john-oliver-explains-the-presidential-election-third-party-options?ref=whatspopular
By beckysdad on Oct 17, 2016 at 10:51 AM
I'm satisfied with the storm, as far as it goes. I'd just like more of them. Wow, a three way tie makes for a very competitive league. It seems reasonable that you could make up those 25 points tonight if both your guys do their part. It's nice to be in the thick of things. Have you played either of these other two teams yet? Remind me how many teams are in this league. I hope your drug plan for Chuck comes together as well as the Medicare insurance has seemed to. I'm watching a Peter Frampton acoustic special right now. It's pretty cool so far.
By beckysdad on Oct 17, 2016 at 8:05 AM
The "storms" over the weekend produced a whopping 0.42 inches of rain. On some level that's scoff-worthy but that's a fair amount of rain for us. We might get some more rain the beginning of next week, too. It's pretty sad when you get excited about rain a week off. You guys are rolling in your FF league. Are you one game or two games up on the second place team?
By beckysdad on Oct 17, 2016 at 5:35 AM
As I was watching McCoy yesterday I kept hoping you had played him this week. He kicked butt. The Niners are just sad.The Browns are ahead in the race to the bottom but the Niners could challenge them. They really need a good spot in the draft next year so they have a shot at the QB. They don't have a pro caliber QB on the squad. I watched the Raider game and saw that while their defense was like a sieve, Kelce wasn't getting the ball at all. After watching two football and one basketball games during the day I took the night off from sports. Kershaw was a stud on short rest. He's really trying to change the rep that he's a great regular season pitcher that can't perform in the playoffs. It was fun to watch the Warriors but I've got my work cut out for me. There are so many new guys on the squad. While my tv in the study isn't small, it's a challenge to identify the players with the pace of the action. I've learned to identify them by the way their bodies move and with our regular guys I have no trouble. Adding KD into the mix is a piece of cake but I'm not there yet with the rest of the new guys. We drafted Looney two years back knowing that he was going to be a health/rehab project. He underwent two hip surgeries last year but he's ready to go this year. He shows some promise. McCaw is going to see significant minutes as a rookie. He was a draft day coup. Our first unit is pretty ridiculous. Last year people tried to defend us by doubling Steph and hoping an open Thompson wouldn't burn them too bad. Now opponents are faced with trying to bottle up Durant, Steph and Klay. One of them is always going to have an open shot. It's almost unfair. It will be interesting to see how our second unit gels but we're really not going to platoon. It's not like the first unit comes out and the second goes in. Kerr will rest one of KD, Steph and Klay at a time so we'll always have two big time scorers on the court. This season should be fun.
By beckysdad on Oct 16, 2016 at 9:29 AM
I hope Palmer isn't rusty. It would be fun to see you get another win. I'm with you on the root beer floats. Those are a favorite of mine, too. That's pretty childish to be tossing peanuts...I love it, although it sounds like you need some practice. I've got a preseason Warriors game that I'm going to watch now and then catch up with my recording of the Niners. Lots of sports and few commercials...does it get much better?
By beckysdad on Oct 16, 2016 at 5:57 AM
How about them Hawgs! That's a big win. Say goodbye to the mocking and hello to the cheering this season.There was a lot of good football yesterday. Stanford got some timely turnovers to help them avoid losing three straight. That was a big swing of the bat for the Cubbies yesterday. This could very well be their year...finally. How did your knee hold up yesterday. Five hours is a long time to be trudging about with a knee that often complains. Did you find something totally unhealthy to eat? That's the best part of a fair. I do enjoy checking out all the farm animals though. Believe it or not, we actually got some rain. I don't think it will amount to that much in terms of totals but it showed it rally can happen. We were starting to wonder. We're going to get some more today, too....they say. I can't say I'm rooting for him but I'm interested to watch Kaep play today.
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