Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lesson 319: That's How We Roll

Hello, Readers!
Eloise has her eye on you!
I've been on the lookout for some things you may
 like to read about this weekend.

Lots of them are school related because it's

Ellen is happy because her artwork was chosen 
as the Junior High Agenda Book cover this year.

The end of the first full school week of the year
made way for the first home football game of the season tonight.

Teenage girls donning tutus were out in full force.

Sweetheart doesn't like my zoom.
Mothers of America:  the Canon SX50 = Spy ware

Natalie doesn't care a bit about my zoom.
She loves football games.

Tonight's match up was against our backyard rival,
the Iroquois Braves. 
Our communities have titled this game Battle of the Bridge,
signifying the Nagle Road bridge which connects our towns.

 Looks like we hold control of the bridge for another year.
Sam is setting up a toll booth:
Cars 50 cents
Bikes a buck

It was a Bridge Burner tonight.
Scoring back and forth, the game ended with a late, 4th quarter touchdown
resulting in a 39-35 win for the Huskies.

It felt funny not to scream at the old coach,
 the only coach of the Huskies I can ever remember.
He retired this year and there was a regime change.

The Iroqouis team was all heart, man.
#23 for the Braves was my favorite to watch.
They played a great game.

This was an interesting helmet on #58 for the braves.
Concussion protection, I presume.

There were even some ice bucket challenges at half time.

Now it's time to write this blog,
drink a couple of 33's,
and curl up with my favorite new book afterwards.

Yes, it's a kids' book.


Did you hear that sound?
That was all of my male readers abandoning this blog post.

No worries, 
I'll get them back.

I'll just call Ulysses.
He'll help me.
Ulysses is a super hero.
And he's also a squirrel.

Flora rescues him,

and Ulysses does some really amazing things.
Holy Bagumba!

There's no better children's writer than Kate DiCamillo.
That's because she writes words like this.

As much as I love Ulysses the Super Hero Squirrel,
EB Bear from Erie Bank is cuter,
and has Giant Ears.

EB is almost fourteen years old and her name rhymes with Smellen.

Since we're talking about learning,
one thing I learned recently is to never to give up hope.

Here are my five new cherry tomatoes,
which gives my garden yield a grand total of 6 this year.
I named them
and Sam.

Speaking of growth,
here is something that is growing in popularity by the minute.

The Khan Academy was the brainchild of Salaman Khan,
born and raised in New Orleans, USA.

The Khan Academy offers to provide a
"free, world class education to anyone, anywhere"
via youtube videos on the internet, particularly in the areas of math and science.

Since I've explored this site and considered the vast opportunities there are to learn,
I've given up on the notion that
Mrs. Eloise,
The Teacher,
must deliver the lesson in order for students to learn.

It is time for me to turn the students loose and see where things like this can take them.
Check out this motivational video about the Khan Academy below.

Feeling inspired after watching that video?
If you can LEARN anything,
than you can certainly DO anything.
All you need is the right frame of mind.

It was nephew Jack's birthday this week.

I got him this special Zombie Clown Apocalypse target.
I'm sure his mother will love it.
Kenyan is afraid of clowns.

She's also afraid of the power that my axe holds.

I've been putting fear factor posts on Kenyan's facebook wall for the past week.

Now we're down to only one week left until the big event.
My head games have to kick it up a notch.

It's time to take Sissy out of the race.

I've been taking my axe with me everywhere.
It's always at the ready when I leave the Lamp Post.

I brought it to Jack's birthday party to intimidate Kenyan and Grandma.

They were unfazed,
but it did make one heck of a cake cutter.

The rivalry between my team captain, Friend Krauza,
and the Beauties team captain, Sister Kenyan
is almost over.

Then what am I going to write about?
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum sure do make for great blog fodder,
and photo ops.

The battles, 


and harassment will end next week.

Or will it?

We'll see how my army of non conventionals 
stands up against Kenyan's super team of super fast runners.

Oh yeah,
the super fast runners
and Grandma.

No matter what the day brings, 
the Krazies will start and finish as a team.

And what does that mean exactly?
Starting and finishing as a team of 70 persons strong, 
would be difficult to go through a ten mile obstacle course hand in hand.

Our team is diverse, and has folks from a wide range of fitness levels.
Every athlete from the elite to the newbie has a strength and a weakness.

Some are fast runners on pavement.
Krazie Speed Demons,  I need you to run the front and keep up with Kenyan. 
She's a chicken shit when it comes to heights,
so stick with her to make sure she doesn't cheat.

Others may be slower than the front runners,
but have strong legs to carry them up hills of sand with ease.
I'll need your help if I lose my shoe.

Others have arm strength to maneuver ropes and monkey bars,

or to hoist my lard @$$ over an blue-green, ugly, metal box.

 It's inevitable you'll get to some part of the course that will cause a stumble.
And when you do, a teammate will be there to help you through it,

and encourage you to keep going.

And if your teammate finishes ahead of you,
they will wait for you in the end.

In my case, because I am always bringing up the rear,
you can go home, shower, take a nap, grab a Starbucks,
and meet me back at the finish for when I'm done.

I'd be much obliged.

Photo credit:  B Scott Feeney

Kenyan got her training video posted on Thursday for her team.
Back up a blog post if you missed it.

Tonight, it's our turn.
The Krauza's Krazies get the song 
The Outsiders by Eric Church.

That's how we roll.

Enjoy the video below, 
as well as your holiday weekend.


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