Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday's Fave Five- Summer and Soccer

Here are my favorites for the week.

And since I'm in a blogging and writing funk, let me say how grateful I am for the list form.

1. Watching Hubs watch the World Cup- Notice I didn't say watching the World Cup with Hubs, although I have been in the room and looked at the TV (as my grandparents would say.) Since I know pretty much nothing about soccer, I won't even pretend that I watched it with him. It would be like him saying he went with me shopping for fancy linens.

However, I'm learnin.'

A few things I have learned.

South African horns sound like a swarm of angry bees.

Soccer games have momentum. None of this standing there and tapping the plate or calling time-outs constantly.

Three goals total is a serious high score. For good reason.

Have you noticed all the running and kicking?

2. Upgrading the satellite- Hubs only watches the World Cup. He doesn't really watch any other sports. So that means he only needs a sports channel every four years. (Yes, I am blessed, ladies.)

We upgraded our satellite package so Hubs could watch any and every World Cup game he wants. We have ESPN 1, 2, and 2 1/2, which is only on 12 hours instead of the usual 24. Oh, I kid.

The upside of the upgrade is that now I get to watch all the home shows. However, the package that has my favorite home improvement networks also includes some yucky, not-so-family-friendly networks. At the end of World Cup, we are going to downgrade to our old, boring, less scary package.

In the meantime, I'm watching HGTV as much as Hubs watches soccer while flipping right past MTV.

And may I just say that it used to be about the music, man.

3. Summer- Yesterday Daughter and I went to Chili's for lunch for absolutely no reason at all, except that we wanted to.

You just can't do that during school.

4. Sonic's Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade- yummy and refreshing

5. This post by the Carpool Queen. You won't believe what she and her mom got for the low, low price of $9.95.

See Susanne for more great Faves. Have a great weekend and Father's Day!


Mom2fur said...

Wish they'd build a Sonic near me!

Those buzzing horns are reaaaallly annoying. Do you know that there are 65,000 of them?! And TV stations actually tone them down. I think I'd be deaf if I were sitting there.

BTW, I'm from New York (Long Island) and...I put a ridiculous amount of sugar in my tea (and coffee), I love my butter and I think cows are cute--with or without lipstick.

Roxanne said...

Victoria and I tried one of those sparkling strawberry lemonades the other day. LOVE IT!!!!!!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Love it, have missed you!

Brenda said...

I've been loving the World Cup as well. Sunday we are going to get up at 430 am (gasp!) to watch a game. I've gotten used to the sound of those horns and hardly hear it anymore. But it sure has caused some interesting controversy!

Anonymous said...

Would you think I'm a bad woman for saying I've watched almost every game too, and of my own volition? In fact, I've recorded them because I can't seem to get myself out of bed by 6:30am, and then I get behind in watching them.

Of course, I've been a soccer mom for eleven years, so that could be why. *wink*

Thank goodness for the games, though. I've started working out on my treadmill, and as the game clock ticks off the minutes, I notice more and more miles. Woo Hoo!

Oh, and have you tried Taco Bell's frozen Margaritas? No alcohol, of course. They also have some new citrus drinks. Toooooo yummy! There's a coupon for free drinks on Hit the back button on your keyboard to get two prints! I treated my son to free limeades the last day of school (yeah, I'm a big spender).

Dee said...

Yum, Strawberry Lemonade sounds delightful especially after a day with temps in the 90's. Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea to upgrade just for the things you want to watch and then switch back :-) When the digital switch over occurred, I didn't bother to get a box or a new TV -- so no TV for me. But I can appreciate HGTV when I visit with friends :-)

Susanne said...

ESPN 2 1/2. Crack. me. right. up.
Satellite packages drive me crazy. When we had our big satellite dish we could buy ala carte. Now that is the way to go! But of course then we had a huge, and I mean huge, dish on our roof that probably could have contacted a Martian if we wanted to.

The African Horns annoyed me to no end when I first heard them. Not a good sound for someone, namely moi, who has a reall issue with the whole swarming of bees thing. 8v0

Willow said...

We're (read: my husband) great Lakers fans, so we have been watching lots of sports this week. Fortunately he's not a soccer fan, or I wouldn't have seen him at all!

Isn't summer vacation wonderful??

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