Okay, I have 3.
First, can anyone explain how in the span of a mere 3 hours, while I was napping, I went from 83 followers to 121 followers? Tadpoles, you guys know me - I don't really pay attention to numbers or followers or blog hits - I don't bribe people to follow me or come around - and it's not that I don't love you all, but I write this blog for our family and to keep in touch with you guys.
So a jump like that has me scratching my head. Was there some kind of tour bus that stopped by here yesterday I don't know about? Some school field trip that I didn't get the memo to?
I wouldn't have even noticed that it passed 100, but Pooldad has been teasing me that I would hit 100 before June. I just shook my head. Nuh-uh, wasn't happening. I have no idea where 38 new Tadpoles came from in such a short period of time. Thrilled, of course, but just a little perplexed. [And no, I am not a "blog of note" thank goodness.] Anyway - welcome to everyone and thanks for hanging out in the pond with us.
Second, what is it with portion size? Here's my problem. Pooldad bought 72 oz of chicken quarters the other day [legs/thighs]. Once we cut them up we had 8 pieces weighing in a 9 oz. each. It looked like I was frying ostrich parts - they were huge. A healthy serving of protein is 6 oz. so if the family was to eat their average of two pieces they would be eating the equivalent 3 servings each! We were all pretty much full after one monster piece, but if you normally eat 2 pieces, as most us do [I mean, it IS fried chicken], is it any wonder weight gain is a problem in this country? Where are these mutant chickens coming from and why do they have to breed them so large? Really makes me wish we could raise our own.
Finally, let's talk about perplexing. As in, Chris Brown does not make sense to me. If you don't know who he is - he is a 21 year old singer who was arrested for beating his girlfriend, Rhianna, a few years back. And when I say he beat her, he really beat her. Restraining order type beating. Well, he was on "Good Morning America" yesterday and he didn't like the interviewer's questions regarding his ex-girlfriend. He kept insisting he was just there to promote his new album. Okay, fair - I can respect that and he wasn't rude to the host and he did perform. It was when the show was over and he went into his dressing room that he let his true colors show. He picked up a chair and broke out a plate glass window, showering the sidewalk and pedestrians below with broken glass. Class act, eh? What I want to know is what do people see in him? Why is this type of mentality accepted and even applauded? He keeps getting record deals and tours and people are buying his albums. It is just like Charlie Sheen - who got away with beating and threatening his wife, but kept his [$2 million per episode] job until he went way over the edge. I think someone needs to step up and get the young man some help because obviously the court ordered anger management classes didn't take.
How's that for being all over the place this morning? Just some things that were on my mind and I thought you guys might want to share your thoughts.
Happy Hump day gang. Let's make it the best one we can. :)