Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Oh To Be A Dog

So, if you were a dog, what kind would you be?
Click here to find out. Just click on "games" on the left side of the screen. I'm a hairless skinny little dog...who'da thunk? I found this link on a crazy little blog called Black Five. Give him a look see when you can.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Atta Boy, Blogs!

Here's an interesting article that should make all bloggers smile. Thank you Peggy Noonan.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

No Yellow Ribbon, Please

Everywhere I look, I see those yellow-ribbon magnets on cars. I refuse to have one. I did have an American flag magnet, but some patriotic soul swiped it off my car. A friend offered to send me a yellow ribbon since I am now a military mom but I refused. If and when my soldier gets deployed, then...and only then...will I don the yellow ribbons. I will put ribbons on the cars, the house, the trees, my hair, the dog, everything...and my soldier will remove them upon his safe return. Until then, you can keep your yellow ribbons.

Don't get me wrong. I am so happy to see so many people displaying the ribbons. The support for the troops is endearing, but I feel like it would be a sign of premature-worry if I display a ribbon. Maybe I'm superstitious. But don't ask me to wear one now. Not now. Not yet.

Thanks Anheuser-Busch

If you missed the Anheuser-Busch Superbowl "Applause" ad,
here it is. This is one the military must love.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Becoming a Proud Soldier

Well, Sprout is starting to sound more and more like a soldier each time I talk to him. He is finally getting over the "I'm so lonesome I could cry" phone calls and actually sounded excited this weekend. He knows what he wants to do, how he wants to do it and why he wants to do it. Not bad for a young whipper-snapper who 18 months ago was planning a life-long career as a pizza delivery man.

He also had his first "thanks for serving" moment last weekend. He was at a convenience store in civilian clothes and the cashier asked if he was a soldier from the nearby base (I'm guessing it was the haircut that gave him away but I'm hoping it was his straight back and firm stance). He said "yes" and she thanked him for his service, then the guy in line behind him thanked him too. He said it was kind of nice. He is really beginning to sound proud of himself.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

State of the Union Hug

Wow! If anyone had ever told me that I would be brought to tears while watching the State of the Union speech, I would tell them that they were crazy. But watching THIS last night did it. Wow! An Iraqi woman, who three days ago voted for the first time, hugs the mother of a slain Marine who died while fighting to bring freedom to Iraq. What a powerful picture.