Monday, January 24, 2011

Typhoid Larry

I stayed home with Ben today. He is feeling horrible, sniffling, fever and a sore throat. He started fading on Saturday night, and has gone downhill until today. He'll likely miss at least one more day of school, poor boy. It always pains me to see my kids sick. I know the feeling all too well, and it sucks. All you can think about is feeling better. Hopefully it's not strep throat and he'll be back on his feet in a couple of days.

Well, the old Packers did not disappoint this weekend. It's almost too good to be true. If you'd have said at the beginning of the season that they would be in the super bowl, even without all the injuries they had this year, I would have called you crazy. I still thought they were a year or two, and a star player or two away from having a super bowl team. I think Rodgers carried much of the team this year, but really it was a team effort. Many guys contributed, even unknown names like John Kuhn, and Sam Shields.

So we're going to get on the Packers Super Bowl Bus and ride it all the way to Dallas, baby! I love the two weeks leading up to the big game. Sure there's too much hype and sure it's over publicized, but I don't watch much TV anyways, and I just like all the excitement. If you're a football fan at all, this is what you watch week-in and week-out for. Anyone can win a playoff game; few make it to the BIG GAME. I think they can win and actually I feel that they will win. Pittsburgh is tough, but they were there 2 years ago. It's been 13 for us, and we want it just a bit more I think. Time will tell. Until then, Go Pack Go!

My brother is doing as well as one could hope. I've emailed him a couple times today and texted during the game yesterday. He was rooting for the Bears of course, but in the end thought Jay Cutler gave up. I think he's right. Still can't figure that one out, but am not surprised. Rob is still in great spirits and my prayer for him is that he keeps fighting and keeps the great attitude. Those are both important qualities in the cancer fight.

Tomorrow is back to reality and the harshness that is January in Wisconsin. I said to Donna that when I retire I want it to be in place where I can go outdoors in January without looking like an eskimo. Is that so much to expect?

Watched Star Trek (the newest one) today with Ben on Netflix. Some pretty bad acting in it all the way around really. Especially, Jim Kirk. Lousy. It's pretty bad when you say that William Shatner was a better actor than this guy, but it's true. The whole cast was bad though, really. With the exception of Leonard Nimoy who was pretty good for someone who's 79 years old. He could teach a few of the younger stiffs in this movie how to do it a bit more naturally. Chekov for example had the fakest, most contrived Russian accent I've ever heard. (He was born Russian, but does not naturally have the accent says wikipedia...no crap, eh?)

So my non-professional rating is about a star and a half. The special effects were OK, I guess.

That's my view from the sick bay.

Blogging off for now...

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