A couple quick things before I drop some knowledge on you! Does anybody else think that this Triumph song sounds like it should have been the background music during the A-Team sequence in any number of mid to late 80’s movies like Mannequin or Secret to My Success? It just sounds like an 80’s movie.
I don’t think anybody likes having their mother-in-law at the house more than me. She’s awesome. She does our laundry, picks up some grocercies, helps get the girls ready for dance recital practice and makes cookies. My clothes are folded so neatly and tightly you’d think she served in the Marines. I avoid wearing any of the stuff she folds because it looks so nice.
Anyway, back to my point, how do you know that you’ve spent too much time taking your daughters to dance classes, rehearsals and recitals? Not to mention The Nutcracker. Anyway, how do you know?
You know at the precise moment you turn to Mom and say, “Hey, I like these costumes, they’re nice.”
Wait…what? Not only did I say that but my brain never sent any SOS messages to my mouth between the time I noticed the costumes and formed the thoughts that led to the observation of the costumes which in turn led to the comment. My brain has been placed on immediate suspension pending an investigation of undudely behavior.
I can’t say I’m surprised though. Mom makes fun of me all the time because I’m a uniform nerd. For some reason I find it important to know the uniform evolutions of NFL teams. I love the classic simplicity of the Steelers and the Raiders. I’m glad the Broncos only wore orange pants for one season back in ’78. I think the Patriots should go back to the uni’s they wore through ’92 and ditch the current one. I think the Bengals have the worst uniforms in football. With the Bills away uni’s a close second.
I think it’s cool that the alternate uniform for several major league teams is a throwback uniform. The Indians and Twins do a great job with this. Need to make a tip of the cap to the Blue Jays for going back to the sweet 70’s uni’s. Thankfully the White Sox haven’t brought the vintage 1976 uni’s with the shorts. Check out these two websites.
Second thing I learned after nearly two hours of a dance recital last night, I now know how other people feel when I’m watching the NFL draft. Or how Mom feels when I’m watch the Big Sky Conference Championship between Eastern Washington and Montana State. Don’t get me wrong, I like watching the girls dance but I’m more bored than you just were reading about NFL uniforms. It’s not painful but man, I just don’t get it. But like I was saying, I now have a fairly decent understanding of why Mom can read an entire three volumne set of novels about vampires while I wonder aloud about the wisdom of trading up in the first round.
But we’re almost done. One more dance recital tomorrow with all three girls. With its conclusion we will have successfully navigated another year of dance and gymnastics classes.
Swimming lessons start in week or so. But not even I can find a way to complain about that…