Archive | January, 2017

Super Bowl Snooze

26 Jan

Every year I’m excited about the Super Bowl, but it’s never about the game, it’s always about the commercials.  Oh, and there’s also the Kitten Bowl and Puppy Bowl that add to the excitement of the day.  Why is it not all about the game?

For starters, when was the last time a Super Bowl was a close and exciting game?  When were there teams in the Super Bowl that you actually looked forward to seeing and not watching the same old team again and again.

The snacks and commercials are fun, but they don’t make up for the boring game.  It’s a million times worse when the half-time show is less than stellar.  Let’s hope that Lady Gaga performs an amazing and entertaining show unlike last year.  I like a couple of Coldplay songs, but overall, they’re not a good choice to fire up a crowd at the Super Bowl.

I’m crossing my fingers that Atlanta will make it a game and not roll over to the Patriots and pretty boy Tom Brady.  Let’s have a fun, competitive game for a change!!!

Snowflakes and Driving Flakes

12 Jan

The last three days have been anything but fun on Minnesota roads.  Mother Nature has been laughing her arse off as she’s perfectly timed the snowfalls during morning and evening weekday commutes.

Somehow, even after a couple months of snow, people are still not getting the memo that you need to slow down, back off the car in front of you, and get your face out of your phone.  You would think we’d had ten feet of snow with all the accidents and crawling traffic we’ve had.

It’s crazy how people think they can drive the same in crappy weather as in perfect conditions.  I don’t get the mindset.  How hard is it to just chill out and slow down?  Isn’t it better to go easy and get to work a little later than go nuts and risk an accident that will make you late, possibly broke, and in the hospital?!


The Toys to Makeup Express

5 Jan

As I was putting the Christmas decorations away for another year, I was reflecting back on the presents I bought for my daughter, and how they compared to 12 months ago.

Last Christmas, every gift request was circled in the Toys ‘R Us catalog, a one-stop shop for presents.  She was so excited to get puzzles, games, and dolls.  Little girl items wanted by a little girl.

This Christmas, the items highlighted were makeup, nail polish, a flatiron, and hair accessories in several beauty ads.   We went from the toy catalog to the makeup counter at Macy’s.  What happened?!

Granted, she’s too young to wear makeup, but she really likes to play and treat her mom to “makeovers”.  I think it’s just crazy the quick transition from Legos to eye shadow collections.  The You Tube videos went from Let’s Dance to makeup tutorials.

Some days, I feel like she’s 9 going on 13.  Is it just my imagination, or are kids growing up faster nowadays?  Then again, I remember being obsessed with makeup, jewelry, and clothes when I was a kid.  Me and my friends would play dress up and pretend to go out “on the town” with our Prince Charmings.

So, maybe things aren’t so different and the only difference is, I’m the parent watching my child growing out of kid years and heading towards teenage years.  It goes way too fast and before I know it, she will be off to college and I will become the crazy cat lady.  🙂