Little Mama and Chocolate

Now for those of you that don’t know The Little Mama very well, she’s a bit of a chocolate lover.  That’s a bit of an understatment, she loves chocolate like fish love water.   Sometimes she can even get a little possessive about it.  This happened the other night when I shared some Thin Mint girl scout with Emma.  At first I thought that it was because I gave away her cookie, by maybe it was because she has to do the laundry.

Oh No!

As Little Mama Pointed out a little while ago, everyone in the house was sick.  Jake had pink eye and a sore throat.  Emma had some new teeth coming in as well as an ear and sinus infection.  Little Mama has a sore throat as well.  I was putting a good fight and trying to stay strong and healthy.  I lasted a while too.  Finally though my immune system gave in and I got “the sick” as Jake would call it.  There are some advantages to being sick however.  You have an excuse not to get out of you PJ’s all day.  You wonderful wife (who is feeling better, I wouldn’t ask if she was still sick) will go and get taco bell for you.  Most importantly is the cuddle time that you don’t normally get!

To Helmet or No Helmet

Concussions’ have really been in a big concern for athletes this year, the NFL especially has made this a huge issue.  They are going as far as considering making the 3 point stance illegal next year.  NFL player’s later in life are having problems that are borderline disabling and Concussions’ are the worst among them.  Memory lapses, dizziness and all kinds of other thing develop.  Having a concussion is bad enough, but after you get the first one it becomes easier to get the next.

I bring this to light because my son is prone to head injuries.  Just the other day in the span of ten minutes he wacked his head no less than 8 time’s.  He just get so engrossed in what he is doing he doesn’t pay attention to what is around him.  He hit the cabinets, table, and countertop. He turned the corner into the wall once, and even hit his head the floor playing cars.  How or why, I truly do not know. 

He has always had a habit of hitting his noggin on stuff.  If you remember when Little Mama wrote here about the ER goose-egg visit, it was one of the worse ones.  Then this last Christmas Eve the fire-place at Memaw and Pepaw’s gave Jake 2 stitches in the middle of the forehead.  Here is the before stitches pic. 

For those of you looking to quite a three-year old in an ER while everyone is staring at you.  All it takes is a few M&M’s.  Work’s like a charm.

So here is my question.  Should I start to worry about the long-term effects of Jake continuing to bonk his head on random objects?  Should I make him wear a helmet every waking moment to not cause any further brain damage?  Will he eventual become spaciously aware of his surroundings?

Did You Know?

John Scalzi put this pic up on his blog Whatever and I just had to copy him (sorry John, not like you’ll ever read this).   I love this pic.  I think I’ll even make it the background for my desktop.  You can get a larger sizes of it here.

Did you know that after shuttle Endeavour lands next week, there are only 4 more shuttle missions left.  That’s it.  No more.  It’s the end of an era.  I grew up watching the shuttle’s launch in school.  Having been way to young to follow any of the Mercury, Apollo, and Gemini.  Heck, I wasn’t even born when Skylab came down and that was even more recent.  Of course I watched the movies, and documentaries on them, but it wasn’t the same.  You can only watch “the Right Stuff” so many times.  They are no longer expanding our knowledge of the solar-system or the universe.  The Shuttle program was that for me.  I still try and keep up with the missions if I can.  Now that they are retiring the shuttle progam, it kind of makes me sad.

More Favre Drama?

Now I’ve gotta hand it to the fans here, this is a little clever.  Still a little ridiculous, but clever none the less.  It’d be much more funnier if they put it right in front of his ranch down in Alabama.

I’ve also got to tip my hat to Favre.  He hasn’t yet held a press conference crying and retiring yet.  If he goes out I hope he does it with some class like Kurt Warner did a few weeks ago.  unfortunately as we’ve seen before, that not how Brett does things.  Is he coming back?  I don’t know.  I think at this point it’s still a toss-up. I think he’s sitting on his ranch in Alabama, thinking about how close he came.  Wish he could have made it to the big game one last time.  He’s thinking to himself, “Brett, you’re not as old as you think you are.  You’ve just proved this last season you’ve still got it.”  He considers coming back.  Of course then he thinks about how bad it hurt when the Saints hit him and hurt his ankle.  He’s not a young as he use to be.

Hippocratic-Oaf

Here is a great little article written about Palin that I love.  Maybe if I paid more attention to politics I would have written it myself.

Stolen Valor

There are very few things in this world that some one can do that really gets under my skin.  That would really make me just want to reach out and slap a complete stranger.  Hopefully knocking some sense into them.  What this guy did is one of them.

The guy’s and idiot for many reasons, I won’t get into most of the details, but if you really interested this blog here does a wonderful job of following this case from the beginning.  (I also think I’m going to add it as one of my usual haunts.)

This guy is insulting every single person that has ever served in our military (myself included).  Not to mention the men and women that have given their live’s for this great country.  For what?  So he could associate himself with them?  It’s Disgraceful!  What makes this even worse is that it’s not the first time he’s done this.  I hope he gets a very hefty fine, and a very long time in prison with a roommate named Bubba.