I want a Pony



Nice, more tomatoes.  And this isn’t even all of them.  this is just a small portion of what I pulled out and washed.

The picture below is batch 3 of the salsa.  Maybe about a med-hot.







The pic below was of the beautiful sunset last night at the game.



now that we are done with that.  I am flippin hot!  Hottest day of the year and I am canning.  Not a good combo when dizzy.  But, 1 batch of pickles and peppers and then my experiment with pickled cauliflower and green beans.

Yes, I know that sounds strange, but I had a bunch of the pickling mix made up and didn’t want to waste it  and the resulted in me just pickling whatever was handy.

We will see how it turns out.

Meanwhile, I have a new porch- almost.  Mr. B has been outside all day, ripping up boards and putting in new ones.   So, that is almost done- I really can’t wait!

He also informed me that everything is flowering- Everything.  I guess I will need more jars- among other things.  I used almost 3 gallons of vinegar today.

Last nights’ little trip to the game taught me a few things.

A-Excited children make terrible balance aids

B- I need to either get a balance, train one of mine or use the damn cane consistently.

C- I am much better without shoes on.

I chose not to take the cane yesterday, because I was feeling pretty good yesterday, not so wobbly and instead of full on vertigo it is just more of everything seems to be moving just a bit faster than I am- a lag time sort of deal.

That is until I went to physical therapy, where I am learning to fake having my shit together ( which I do rather well any).  So we did our little balance training exercises until I felt like complete crap- good times, we are going to go for two days next week!

Going up and down the normal size bleachers (which seemed like Everest to me) was not fun.  Next week I believe that the boys can go enjoy the game and I will stay home and do something less challenging (like watch the game on the computer)

The doctors ( we have added a few new ones to my otherwise obnoxious number of medical advisors)  all again with me having Menier’s and along with my other issues may result in my being at least somewhat dizzy all the time- outside of a Menier’s episodic attack.

If I bleach my hair I can be a dizzy blond- har har

Aside from the dizzy, which can be amusing.  The hearing in my right ear just goes on and off- like someone is flipping a switch.  That could also be convenient occasionally.  But it does mean that if I were to go the service dog route I would need a hearing/balance dog.  When I mentioned that Great Danes are the most recommended for balance dogs, he said- why not just get a pony.

Which is a very good point.  Why can’t I get a pony?  They can be trained.  They do have very good hearing and my floors are already messed up because of the dogs, I don’t see hooves doing any more damage.  Plus, think of the fertilizer people!!!! FREE  and organic.

Just think of the possibilities!



This could be the End of the College Football World

I am starting to think that the end of the world is fast approaching. Or at least the end of college football, as I know it.

Watching the Chaos unfold is dizzying at best and mostly nauseating. The landscape of college football is dissolving quickly into one giant FUBAR mess. The Big 12 and the Big East are supposedly talking about merging conferences, all the while destroying my beloved line-up of teams and the very things I love most about College ball.

Since Syracuse and Pittsburgh  split to the now-14-team Atlantic Coast Conference, we  may see Rutgers and Connecticut follow in their footsteps.  Pittsburgh is bracing itself for the possibility that the leaders, Oklahoma and Texas will running for some Pac and more than likely taking Oklahoma State and Texas Tech along for the roller coaster ride.

If this horrible end-of-the-world scenario were to actually happen, the Big East would be left with South Florida, West Virginia, Cincinnati, and Louisville. Just to top things off, as of 2012, Texas Christian.  Oh isn’t that just a lovely thought. That leaves the Big 12 with Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State and Missouri. What we would be left with would be a  league with 10 teams, plus another 2-6 spots, give or take, left over for smaller conference schools looking to hook up with the Big Boys. Because everyone really does want to sit at the big table.

Now a few of those 10 schools could just as easily be sucked absorbed into the SEC and the Big Ten, just to round out a sadistically radically reshaped landscape with four 16-team super conferences. Now, that is only assuming Texas A&M, the big ol’  trouble maker that started all of this B.S. mess, is able to actually get out of the Big 12. That would leave the SEC  needing a mere three more teams  to reach the  Miracle Sweet 16 plateau.  The Big Ten, currently at 12 members after taking in Nebraska this fall, would have room for another four, though there is a big rumour that commissioner Jim Delany plans to save a spot for Notre Dame.  Go Figure.

There might actually be an upside.  Maybe. Probably not, but stranger things have happened.  Four leagues, in theory, could band together to form a 64 school system, that would exclude the NCAA and the BCS.  That might, this is a big maybe, give us the much coveted playoff system that myself, like many other fans have wished for.

But like so many other things, there is always a downside.

The big rivalry games and regional ties will  just go the way of the dinosaur and 8-tracks. This like so many other things comes down to money.  Big money for the schools.  Loads of Advertising bucks, and corporate greed.  How selfish do we really have to be?  Could we maybe take a pause and remember these are kids playing, and Big business is trying  to exploit one of America’s best-loved sports.  My Sport.

The mess we will be left with, will be all the glitz, glamour and corporate sponsorship crap of the NFL, all the while losing the character, leadership and teamwork values that college sports are supposed to promote. That’s to say nothing of what happens to the rest of the sports that make college athletics as vibrant as it is.

This is starting to feel a bit like a family dinner with only so many seats at the ‘Big Table’. We could just as easily see five super conferences instead of four, with the Big “Tweast” joining the Pac-16, the ACC, the Big “Ten” and the SEC at the ‘Big’ table, although they might just need high chairs.

Whichever way it goes, and that is of course,  if it goes, we may look at a depressing degradation of college sports, my college football in particular.  Of course that is only if this all goes down the way the ‘experts’ are predicting.  That of course is always a big ‘If”.

For now, if you love college football, like I love it—if you love the pageantry and the rivalry, the traditions and the surprises, the spirit and the excitement—then root for the Big 12. Root for Oklahoma and Texas to stay put. Root for the Big 12 to replenish its ranks with up-and-comers from smaller conferences and for the Big East to do the same.

If not, we may be looking at the end of college football—well maybe the end of college sports—as we know it.

That will be a sad day for us all.

Qualcomm Stadium server trips, loses $1,000 … and Chargers fans give it all back – Shutdown Corner – NFL Blog – Yahoo! Sports

Qualcomm Stadium server trips, loses $1,000 … and Chargers fans give it all back – Shutdown Corner – NFL Blog – Yahoo! Sports.

There may in fact be hope for the human race!