First there was Biden... Oh, how I love Joe Biden, especially when he uses words like "Malarkey!" I sort of doubt that the vice presidential debate will amount to more than a hill of beans when all is said and done, but it sure felt good to watch old Joe refusing to take any guff and tellin' it like it is!
The weather has taken a turn for the better. I planted some spring bulbs to replace the tulips and daffodils that died off last spring in the drought. And I took a most wonderful walk in the park on Monday with camera in hand. Here are a few gems from that little outing.
Along the way I met a charming little old lady. She must have been in her 80's and we had a grand chat. Turns out she lives in the neighborhood where I grew up (not terribly surprising since this park is near there) but I seriously must have walked right past her house every day as a kid on my way to school. Cue Walt Disney...
Anyhow, she was very involved in the political battle to keep that park designated as open space instead of opening it up to development, and she told me all about the process. She also spent a LOT of time telling me how important it was to vote for the upcoming ballot initiative to legalize marijuana because, of course, she uses it daily to treat her glaucoma - Go Granny Go!! She was a total riot!
And then there were my beloved Denver Broncos. Don't know how many football fans are out there, but let's just say that despite the fabulous Peyton Manning donning him some orange and blue, my boys have had a bit of trouble holding onto the football this year.
And after we fumbled twice in the first quarter, we finally had a fabulous play that was a sure touchdown until our receiver tripped over the 40 yard line. Seriously, the dude couldn't have been more open - and he made a great catch, and then just tripped over his own feet!
And to make matters worse, the next play Manning threw an interception (backup receiver was in the wrong place) and the Chargers ran it back for a touchdown! AAAARRRRGGGHHH!!!
At this point it was clear that this was WAY more than simple bad luck... this was a CURSE!
BUT, just when all seemed lost, somehow my beloved Bronculators came back in the second half and scored 35 (yes, THIRTY FIVE) unanswered points to win the game in the biggest comeback in the history of Monday Night Football. GO BRONCOS!!!!!!!!
After the game, everyone kept asking what sort of amazing half time pep talk they had in the locker room - but folks, this was no pep talk, this was an exorcism!
Anyhow, it was pretty darned cool!
And then Obama did us proud in the town hall debate. No more Mr. Nice Guy! I don't know if it will make any difference, but it was sure nice to watch Romney take it on the chin a few times after that pack of lies that he got away with during the first debate.
And then today, the best comeback of all. CatMan has some chronic pain issues that have been acting up lately, so we haven't been able to do much. But today he felt better, and it was nice weather, so we went for a fabulously wonderful 45 mile bike ride. Yippee!!!
So there you have it... a few political blows landed, a great football game, some sunshine & fresh air, and one little old lady smokin' dope... and all is right with the world!
So how 'bout you. What fills you up & makes you happy?