Sunday, February 27, 2011

and the Oscar for


the biggest Boob goes to ...



_charlie-sheen-a-boob
 I am the biggest Boob award!

Starring in The new Charlie Sheen Drug!
 warning: use will turn you into a crazed egomaniac

Unless you were thinking I was referring to 
  these kinds of boobs???

_fake-boobs


There are usually plenty of these to be seen around Hollywood, too.
Sorry for the Oscar interruption. 

In this un-licensed examiners assessment, this sad shell of a person needs help before he hurts himself or others. I did not watch the Oscars, and hope your favorite movie and star won their event. 

I now humbly return you to your regular viewing pleasures.

_everyone-knows-a-idiot
Just a simple observation.
 
And your opinion is ?

Sheen photo credit, unknown internet source

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Skating


on thin ice ...

a thin sheet of ice blankets my world,
this is looking down my driveway
photos should be click-able to enlarge

 
sleet and ice look like diamonds on the deck


glare ice, not water, trapped in drops


hubby's burning pit appears as a skating rink
with logs near by, marshmallows anyone?


We have escaped the heavy deep snow our surrounding neighbors have been buried in. Hubby did have to plow down about 5 inches that fell on top of the ice shown above. Deep freeze temperatures linger in the forecast, and no sun. So no slip, sliding, sledding or skating in the near future for me. Indoors I stay.   
(photos should be click-able to enlarge, please ask to use)
 
Stay warm and watch you step !

Linky below for all Wordless/Wordful Wednesdays or other fun posts. Also linking up to DogsMom , Xmas Dolly , Watery Wednesday , and Frozen Moments.


Until next time ...
    Faythe

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I'm invisible





you can not see me ....


grand-kitty Favre


I am cat-ouflaged...

  (I wait to attack your ankles!)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dirty white mess



_clouds



Crunchy, funky, slushy, gritty...


_dirty white cut


Once was white is now a mess,


_dirty bush

Gray spattered days, prolonged, a pity.


_dirty buried branch


Muddled senses, longing for color on natures dress.

_crimson gated garden


Remembrances of unfazed glory


_secret garden


Keeping my secret dream garden tended and growing,
Until spring time drowns all that is boring.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Linky is below for all who play along to Wordless/Wordful Wednesday.
Also linking up with Mrs. Marine , A Beautiful Mess , and Goober Grape and MonkeyMan. So go check them out and link up and comment ( we all Love comments) at these fun blogs as well!
(photos are click-able to enlarge. please ask to use.)

Until next time.... 
     Faythe aka GrammyMouseTails 


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Day 2011









GrammyMouseTails says...


“I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon!”
   Author unknown




How ever and with whom ever you 
  celebrate Valentine's Day with, 
I wish you happiness, smiles and lots of chocolate!  

 until next time ...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A special birthday !

_cakes-and-pies




My baby boy is having a birthday today!

It is hard to believe that 38 years have flown by so fast.

To me is seems just like almost yesterday 
  I was holding you in my arms...


_mom-and-baby-boy
1973

And now you are married with 2 little boys of your own!
You have no idea how proud we are of you.


_proud-son-holding-2-grandsons




Instead of blowing out candles,
Or counting up the years,
Remember all your blessings now,
As your birthday now draws near.
 
Consider special people
Who love you, and who care,
And others who’ve enriched your life
Just by being there.
 
Think upon your memories
Past years are never that far,
Experiences great and small
That have made you the man you are.
 
Each birthday is a special gift,
So when the time has come to cut your cake,
Instead of adding up birthdays,
  Count your blessings and cherish moments for all you take!
 
 

happy-birthday

 




Lots of love and long distance hugs,

Mom and Dad
 



Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Green Bay Packer fans have the fever!



  Super Bowl fever!

Titletown, USA has added number lucky 13 to it's title victories, thanks to Aaron Rodgers leading the Packers to a romp stomping championship game last Sunday!

That fever is bubbling over all over Wisconsin and to all Green Bay Packer fans across the world. Stores are having trouble keeping the Packer Champs gear on the shelves! Most are lucky to get it out of the boxes!
Donald Driver's mother was even seen at Lambeau Field shopping at the Packer Pro Shop. She has every reason to be proud. The Packers came together in a great team effort to climb back to the top and bring the Lombardi trophy home!

my lovely D.I.L. getting her Cheesehead on!

It started early Monday as fans lined up by the airport and along the route the Packer players would be traveling back home to Lambeau Field.

Buses carrying the Packers players on Monday are greeted by fans all along the route and also waiting at Lambeau Field. photo credit Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


   Fans love their Packers! Green Bay appreciates it's fans and team. So what better way to keep the fever going? How about a special celebration at Lambeau Field on Tuesday? Return to Titletown! Monday morning tickets went on sale for 56,000 tickets at $5 each to come to the stadium and have a party! By Monday afternoon the tickets were sold out. Fans went to the off-ticket outlet sites to find any... some were seen advertised on craigslist for as much as $150! And one package was found for a set of 4 for the low price of $500! Yikes! Way out of my price range.

It is a frenzy, a fever that even with the 7 degree temperatures with wind chills expected as low as -7 degrees could not freeze a true Packer fan out!
For some reason the frigid WI winters always seem to be a bit shorter when the Packers are in the Super Bowl and seem almost tropical when they Win the Super Bowl! The frosty temps and snow can make a person crazy, so thank heavens we have the distraction this year of a super charged season!

volunteers help clean out the snow for Tuesdays festivities
photo credit Milw. Journal Sentinel

As with any other regular game going on in Green Bay, if there is snow lots of volunteers show up to help clean up the mess before the game. Small town pride and loyalty, plus the fact that Green Bay is owned by its fans, brings out that good neighbor feeling.
At Tuesday's Return to Titletown celebration Aaron Rodgers came up the microphone and simple said "What's up Titletown?" bringing roars from the crowd. I also heard he said that Green Bay should expect a trophy again next season! Yea Haa!


 Aaron Rodgers at Lambeau Fields Return to Titletown celebration 
photo credit Milw. Journal Sentinel

I received a late night call myself from my son out in San Diego, he and my D.i.l. (seen above) hosted their own Super Bowl party. He was over come with happiness, and actually called us twice thinking he was calling his uncle to celebrate... good thing he was at home, and would not be driving... he was certainty feeling no pain ☺ ! 
my silly Cheesehead, must of ran out of beer to go with his cheese and continued with tequila!

I have a feeling he has a big head to go along with his Packer fever today ☺!

 I hope I have not bored you with all my Packer stories lately. But it sure did make winter a little more bearable for me and hubby! The deep freeze is still lingering in my part of Packerland. The extra blankets and flannel PJs and socks are still in much demand. I am now looking forward to spring!
How about you? Any other football fans out there? Will you buy any special paraphernalia? I will most likely get a shirt, but hopefully it will be on sale by the time I can find one! I hate paying retail ☺ !

Mr. Linky for your wordful/wordless Wednesdays posts is below and I am also linking up Mrs. Marine and with Frugality is Free this week, I was chosen as their featured blogger! (blush) So check them out and find more links and great blogs to read! You can find them by clicking on the window-below...



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until next time...
your "not so" sports reporter
(who hopes to be getting back to normal posts )

Monday, February 07, 2011

Green Bay Packers bring the Lombardi Trophy back home!


Packers beat the Steelers 31-25 !


What a exhilarating Super Bowl!

The Green Bay Packers met the Pittsburgh Steelers in a nail chomping, hair pulling battle for the Lombardi Trophy! 
It seemed to start like a ping-pong game back and forth between two equally great teams, with each team keeping the other from their goal line. The Packers quickly changed that with two touchdowns and the real battle began. The Steelers were able to squeak out a field goal before half time to knock the goose egg off of their side of the score board.


The second half was a totally different game! Both sides scratching and fighting to add another score. Green Bay had lost 3 important players to injuries just before half time. Donald Driver and Charles Woodsons presence were noticeably missed off the filed.
Both teams played admirably and kept the score tight the whole 2nd half. These type of games keep fans and players on the edge of their seats. I prefer to watch a game that is for a World Championship Title to be of equal caliber. It shows the best of the best, players are called upon to show case their skills and work as a team. Some fans may of been sad by a loss, but were not disappointed by a massacre.

Clay Matthews and Aaron Rodgers enjoy the Lombardi Trophy

Yes, I am happy that the Packers are bringing Vince home once again. But I need to mention that the Steelers did not make it easy. There were some key interceptions that were utilized into touch-downs, but Pittsburgh did not give up without a good fight. The Steelers were very worthy opponents.
You can find all the stats and play by play analysis all over the net. I am happy just to share my happiness for the Green and Gold, colors of Titletown, U.S.A.
These are a few of my favorite images from the celebration at winning Super Bowl XLV. They show case that family is still an important part of American spirit, in sports as well as everyday life.

A.J. Hawk with his 2 month old daughter

Charles Woodson and family

Raw emotion after years of hard work

Donald Driver

Small town Pride!

Collins and Matthews celebrate a touchdown

The Lombardi trophy is once again coming home. Home to Green Bay, WI. the smallest city in the NFL market with a fan base all over the world. With hearts and spirit even bigger!
Congratulations!!


The Pack is Back!
Next stop at home for the Return to Titletown
parade and city celebration.




Thank you for reading and sharing 
this exciting season with me.
Until next time,
your 'Not so' sports reporter...

Did you watch the super bowl? What was your favorite memory from the game? Did you like any of the commercials this year? (me, only 1 or 2)

photo credits NFL.com, AP and Reuters

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Super Bowl XLV, the working mans Championship 2011


Are you ready for some football!



There's gold in them there seats...

I am not talking just the coins that will be spent on tickets, food, beverages, souvenirs and more that make any one in marketing smile. 
But the color of Gold!
As in Green and Gold or Black and Gold. Gold will be the dominate color shared amongst all the fans in the stands and watching everywhere, at home or local sports hub. 
Call it a Title towel or a Terrible towel, they will be shaken, tossed, wrung and wiped on many a sweating or slobbery brow.



 A working class Super Bowl
    
  This Sunday, Feb. 6, two of the most storied franchises in professional sports, the Packers and the Steelers, will stand off at Cowboys Stadium in Super Bowl XLV. Take into consideration these parallels  A) Cowboys Stadium, which features a sports bar through which both teams will have to pass as they come onto the field, is an unlikely of a stage for a game between these two pioneers of the gridiron. B) A game that is hustling outrageous ticket prices will be played by two teams that spent periods of their histories in financial crisis.

“These two types of teams to be in the Super Bowl is just phenomenal,” said Art Rooney Jr., one of the Steelers patriarch’s five sons. “It’s a tribute to the NFL and what’s possible; the poorest teams can compete and end up in the Super Bowl playing each other.”

The Packers and Steelers, of course, long ago stopped being two of the league’s poorest teams. The Packers will be trying to win their 13th NFL title; the Steelers are going for Super Bowl title number seven and their third in five years. Super Bowl XLV represents the most league titles possible, 18, in a Super Bowl match-up.

Both teams share the color of gold, but more importantly they share a rich football history and heritage of a fan base of the average working class man or woman. Green Bay still holds the title of smallest city for a franchise, but with Pittsburgh it shares roots with the common hard working, hard playing man. One who has dirty hands, calluses, bumps and bruises of a hard earned dollar. Not high, white collar, business suits that can afford the best of everything and the ease of fetching a game day ticket. These are real everyday people! People, like you or I, who know what it feels like to make a living, scratch day to day and have that hope of a better tomorrow. And many times that hope is braced by watching their home teams battle it out on the gridiron and bring glory home for the fans. A common fellowship, a common goal.



  The fifth-oldest franchise in the NFL, the Steelers were founded on July 8, 1933 by Arthur J. Rooney. Originally named the Pittsburgh Pirates, they were a member of the Eastern Division of the 10-team NFL. The other current Eastern NFL teams in existence at that time were 4, the Chicago (later to Arizona) Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears and New York Giants.The Steelers owner Art Rooney bankrolled his franchise in a more different sporting way. He did it at the horse track, most notably known on an opening day at Saratoga in the mid-1930’s. The Rooney family is still the majority owner of the franchise.
In 1940 Rooney changed the team name to the Pittsburgh Steelers, representing the heritage of Pittsburgh. The first winning record in the Steelers history came in 1942 when head coach Walt Kiesling led the Steelers to a 7-4 finish with the help of league-leading rushing rookie Bill Dudley.
The Steelers became the first NFL franchise to capture six Super Bowl titles when they defeated the Cardinals, 27-23 in 2009.


  One of the two oldest franchises is the Green Bay Packers. Established in 1919 by Curly Lambeau and George Calhoun former high school football rivals. Lambeau solicited $500 from his employer, The Indian Packing company (absorbed by the Acme Packing company the following year) for uniforms and equipment with a condition that the team be named after its sponsor. The Packers are the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team in the United States. J.E. Clair of Acme Packing Company was granted by American Professional Football Association (renamed NFL in 1922) a franchise for Green Bay Packers (Aug. 27, 1921). Todays "Green Bay Packers" is the oldest team-name still in use in the NFL, both by its nickname and by merit of remaining in its original city.

Who owns the Packers ? 

The public owns the Pack. Green Bay Packers are the only NFL team to not have an "owner". All money earned goes back into the club.  "Green Bay Packers, Inc.", has been a publicly owned, non-profit corporation since Aug. 18, 1923. 


One of the more remarkable team/business stories in American history, the team is kept operative by its shareholders, its unselfish fans. The Packers incredibly have survived during the current age, money and financial shortages, invaded by free agency and the NFL salary cap. In large part to WI. Brown County's passage of the 2000 Lambeau Field referendum, the club will remain solvent and highly competitive well into the future due to its redeveloped stadium, which is truly beautiful in atmosphere and design.
 

The Packer Fans have come to the team's financial rescue on several occasions, including four previous stock sales: 1923, 1935, 1950 and 1997. A total of 4,750,937 shares is owned by 112,120 stockholders, none of whom receives any dividend on the initial investment. To protect against someone taking control of the team, the bylaws prohibit any person from owning more than 200,000 shares. The team bylaws are from the Curly Lambeau era. Each shareholder votes for the board of directors annually. And if the Packers were to dissolve, the proceeds from the sale would go to the Green Bay VFW.
 
How is that for small town spirit and loyalty. If you are a Packer fan, you most likely already know this. Add to that fact that every home game is sold out ahead of time. There is a many-years long waiting list for season tickets. Much longer than fellow loyal Fans from Pittsburgh for their Steelers. Just another thing these teams/cities have in common.


Green Bay vs Pittsburgh
  • When the Packers and Steelers take the field for Super Bowl XLV, it will be the first time that two of the most fan loved teams in NFL history have met in the playoffs.
  • By advancing to this year’s Super Bowl, Green Bay and Pittsburgh now have a combined 13 Super Bowl appearances between them, five for the Packers and eight for the Steelers (tied with Dallas for the most in the NFL).
  • The Packers and Steelers have won 18 world championships between them, with Green Bay’s 12 titles more than any other team in NFL history (the reason they earned the nickname Titletown, U.S.A.) Pittsburgh’s six world championships are the most by any team in the AFC.
  • Pittsburgh’s six Super Bowl titles are the most of any NFL team, with the Packers’ three Super Bowl championships tied for No. 4 in the league.
To a Packer fan or a Steeler Fan we have a lot in common. Including the pleasure of "It Does not matter the weather, the opposing team, the location, we travel well and have a history of pride in our players and team !"



  Good luck to both teams!
I will, of course, be pulling for the Packers, being born and raised in Wisconsin, I bleed Green and Gold, plus I could easily be lynched for breathing another teams name from my lips!

Lambeau Field will again be closed on Sunday for its many employees to be able to enjoy the game with friends and family. The team is expected to arrive home on Monday afternoon, and many will plan to welcome them home, as victors or not. When the Packers win, there will be the "Return To Titletown" celebration! Which will be held Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Lambeau Field, from 4 to 5 p.m. Stadium gates will open at 2 p.m.

Who do you think will get to bring home
 the Lombardi trophy prize?
Do you have any score predictions?



 until next time,
from your not so sports reporter
(what I miss in actual facts and knowledge,
I try to make up with team spirit and humor)


all logos and team/NFL images photo credit from NFL.com, packers.com

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Contrasts in Seasons


also know as...
  groundhog day delusions


click for larger view

a bit of color viewed through my windows...
seasonal composed illusions,
masquerading over a sea of white
   Faythe M. Anstedt 2-2011

Are you feeling snow bound yet?

For more Wordless/Wordful Wednesday see linky below and  A Beautiful Mess, DogsMom, Shibley Smiles, Live & Love Out Loud7 Clown Circus, Parenting by Dummies, Making Time for Mommy, Hobo Mama and The Wednesday Window hop over at Frugality is Free.  
Link up and Enjoy!
(let me know if you would care to be mentioned as a link up)