I am not the greatest at updating things like this. I can do Twitter (which only requires 140 characters or less), I can sometimes do Facebook (status updates aren't always hard), but a blog? I have to think, plan, write, rewrite, edit, and - finally - publish. Here I am, doing all and making myself proud. Especially since it is 1:40 in the morning.
I guess I should start off my first blog on a positive note- I had some killer chili cheese fries this evening at a Tupelo High School football game against South Panola. The crowd was great- I got to hang out and have fun with April while we sat behind the student section and made sure nothing bad happened (and we did a good job, because nothing bad happened...that we know of), and I even got to visit with my friend Jamie and her 2 kids for about an hour and a half before the game.
The whole reason for the game was to watch Tupelo wipe the floor with South Panola. Did this happen? not so much. final score : 62-6, South Panola as the winner. I don't feel too bad, they are number 1 or something like that. Its okay, I never go to a game for the football, anyway. While I enjoy a good play as much as the rest...or not...I really go for the atmosphere. The chill in the air, the yelling, the pom-poms, the company, the whistling, and (when it gets just a little colder) the hot cocoa. I enjoy the history aspect of the game, I could listen and retain all kinds of facts about football, but the rules? no. I have had numerous people attempt explaining the ins and outs of football to me- to no avail. I still don't understand. I know there are downs- 1st down, 2nd down, 3rd down, 4th down...there are touchdowns for 6 points and the extra kick for one more point...there is tackling, running, kicking, punting, and sometimes dancing (that you might get a flag for). My brain can't always pick things apart when they are so far away on a big field together. It wouldn't be such a problem except for the fact that the people are all wadded up chasing after one ball and I just can't seem to keep things straight.
Well, it is now 2 in the morning. I have successfully gotten to the point of my evening where I really can't keep my eyes open anymore...this hasn't happened in quite some time. I ama ctually typing with my eyes closed now. I hope when I open they, I won't be in a classsroom with a whole room full of kids staring at me.