I have been neglecting this journal. I lost interest. I am going to try to revive this one. I have been keeping up with my personal journal. From the personal journal
What is it with these exceptionally talented athletes? They have been handed a dream. They make great amounts of money and reap heaps of accolades and fame for doing something they love. Then by hard work and intense effort, they ruin the whole thing.
Terrill Owens, the ten year old in a man's body, brought this back to my mind this week. Talk about an idiot. He is a first class wide receiver. He could be the backbone of a great team as he works his way into the hall of fame. He could also be doing great things to help his community. Instead he is working very hard at ruining his own career.
He began with the 49ers if I remember right, There he was working on breaking records and helping his team do well until the TO baggage opened again. He started fussing and feuding with his coach and the quarterback. He even accused Garcia of being a homosexual during an interview causing all of his teammates the the entire city of San Fran to just love him. The 49ers decided to trade him, They wanted to trade him to Baltimore, He refused to play there endearing himself to yet another city. Instead he went to Philadelphia Eagles, whose, fans really wanted him or so I have read. They changed their minds soon.
At Philadelphia things were good for the first season or so then once again TO, the little boy, screwed it all up. He did well for the Eagles for a while. In a game against New England, he played even though he was told not do so by his doc. He did well in that game. After wards he critized the media saying that if he were Farve he would have been prased for playing hurt. Endearing himself to yet more people.
Now things get fun again. TO hired a new agent and demanded more money than the Eagles were willing to pay. They did anyway. TO who loved his quarterback in the beginning now begins to feud with him. The team was losing. TO doesn't like losing nor taking responsibility. He started telling interviewers that he wished he had not signed with the Eagles. The Eagles lost badly to the Cowboys, TO was seen walking around wearing a Cowboy's jersey. Now Philadelphia loves him. There were shouting matches in the team locker room. He trash talked his own team during interviews. He is working really hard at destroying his life. He said that that he thought the Eagles would be undefeated if Brett Favre were on the team instead of Donovan McNabb. This ended his career in Philadelphia. He was suspended for four or five games then deactivated, The then made a public apology to McNabb and the rest of the team members. Then there was the suicide attempt which he denies was a sucide attempt even though police and people close to him said it was.
I personally was sick to death of TO at this point. Everyone else was too. But he goes to the Cowboys.
The Cowboys love hiring thugs and criminals and idiots. TO fit right in. You'd think he would. In the first year he did well. He loved his quarterback to the point of public tears. In what is an embarrassing interview, TO is bawling and talking about "He's my quarterback." It is still a joke. Today it is a different story. His quarterback is making secret plays with another wide receiver and ignoring his former wide reciever. TO feels he has been jilted. His quarterback loves another. There is now shouting in the locker room and feuds and fussing. The TO idiocy continues. He has ceased to be even a joke.
Just a fun list of TO moments
Spitting in the face of Atlanta Falcons cornerback DeAngelo Hall. He apologized and was fined.
He is known for his in your face and nasty TD celebrations. The most notable is the time he ran from the endzone to the Cowboy's star logo. The second time he did that a Cowboy player punched him.
Hamburgers from the grill. French fries from the deep fryer. All the diet Pepsi and sweet iced tea you can drink. Chocolate ice cream and chocolate cake for later. The three of us and the three cousins.
Philadelphia Egales and the Washington Redskins Phildepahia and the wild fans. The only stadium that actually has a jail and a judge set up inside the stadium during games to immediately handily rowdy fans. These fans are known for actually booing Santa Claus. Bill Parcell said it was one of the most intense places to play. We will see if Donavan McNabb can do it this time since he lost last week and is still recovering from knee surgery.
Are you ready for some football?
There is a change in the air. There is a coolness to it even on warm days. Night which are coming earlier are cool. There is less birdsong in the morning but more crow calling. The fields and trees are taking on that golden tinge they get right before they turn. The air has a different smell. It is fall.
We are getting ready for winter around here. I have filled the propane tank. The three of us are cutting wood. There are always a few trees that need to come down on the farm. Nate and Noah also clear trees They left a truck load of wood that needs to be split in our yard. My cousin, Stuart, likes to split wood. I just do it. I spent part of the day cutting and splitting and stacking wood. I woke up this morning to the sound of Canadian geese honking as they flew over. Smells and sounds of autumn.
The carpets are going to be cleaned Monday. Mom tells me when those kinds of things need to be done. I have hried someone to do it. I am going to go to work and not think about it. Sounds like real work to me. I rather do that outside. Give me wood to cut or a fence to build. I'll do that.
I am seeing a new girl from church. She is going to college here and is coming to our church. I like her so far. She's gone home this weekend, so I am at home tonight. Frank and Paul are out. She has no idea what she wants to major in. She is younger than I am by five years at least. She plays volleyball but not on the college team. She did in high school she says. She's not a farm girl and she's amazed at the size of my family. I'm used to that. What to see chins drop? Tell them you are the oldest of eleven. The next question is predictable. "Step brothers and sisters?" Then tell them your parents have been married for 25 years. No divorce. No step children. No blended family. Just eleven of us.
Hot hot hot. That is the main thing happening here. It is hot. Many of us are spending a lot of time in a pool or in a creek or inside. We are not inside people much. When the weather is nice, I am outside more than I’m inside. We have plenty of furniture on the patio. I like to grill. My whole family is like that. In this weather, we are spending more time in the house than normal.
The little people in my family are forever calling to ask if Frank or Paul or I are going swimming. The youngest of my sisters and brothers are not allowed to swim alone which is why they call us. When I go to the creek, I usually have a group of children trailing behind me. Small cousins also follow us to the creek. They want to go once a day. It is keeping the three of us and Stuart and Spencer pretty busy. We are very popular cousins right now.
We are also keeping busy by the normal work of the farm which we are all getting done as early as possible in this heat.
The heat is interfering with my piano practice. Mostly I am playing in the evening.
It has been a while since any of the three of us have posted. I lost interest in this blog. I had a large work load. Derek has been keeping up. Anyway, I am back at this. I have free time in the summer. Since it is raining, raining, raining, I am on line goofing off.
Paul is going to start his own journal. Derek and I are going to stay with this one.
Derek had to make us a friends only last year some time. Post if you are interested in being a friend. We add almost everyone. Actually I add almost everyone. Derek is always surprised when he finds out what I have been up to here.