understanding little johnny and the pictures in his head…

 Little Johnny tough to figure out? 

Hmm….what’s going on in that head of his??

a wife’s diary VS a husband’s diary….oh how very different..

Wife’s Diary:
Tonight,  I thought my husband was acting weird. We had made plans to meet at a nice  restaurant for dinner. I was shopping with my friends all day long,so I thought  he was upset at the fact that I was a bit late, but he made no comment on it.  Conversation wasn’t flowing, so I suggested that we go somewhere quiet so we  could talk. He agreed, but he didn’t say much.
I asked him what was  wrong; He said, ‘Nothing..’ I asked him if it was my fault that he was upset. He  said he wasn’t upset, that it had nothing to do with me, and not to worry about  it. On the way home, I told him that I loved him. He smiled slightly, and kept  driving. I can’t explain his behavior. I don’t know why he didn’t say, ‘I love  you, too.’
When we got  home, I felt as if I had lost him completely, as if he wanted nothing to do with  me anymore. He just sat there quietly, and watched TV. He continued to seem  distant and absent. Finally, with silence all around us, I decided to go to bed.  About 15 minutes later, he came to bed. But I still felt that he was distracted,  and his thoughts were somewhere else. He fell asleep. I cried. I don’t know what  to do. I’m almost sure that his thoughts are with someone else.  My life is  now a disaster.
Husband’s Diary:
A five putt!  Who the heck five putts?

a baseball tourney!

Well now…..aren’t we just filled with sports this week?  Today we went to the AZ Diamondbacks new facility over on Pima and Indian Bend.  Beautiful sports park……and a hot day for a baseball game!

Our nephew, Santiago, is in the 16 yr old Club Baseball tournament and we LOVE to watch him play.  Do you remember when we went to Omaha, Nebraska for his tourney?  His team won IT ALL!!!!!  They won another tournament and are un-stoppable!!

And this weekend is MORE games!!

These kids have gotten huge….and they are POWER HITTERS!!  (Gee, I hope that is Santiago….they all look the same after a while)

 That is proof that we were there…..sitting on hot, metal bleachers….at 1:00 in the afternoon….but luckily I have my umbrella, ella, ella, ella….

I decided that I needed some water, so we went to the concession stand……  Aquafina (glorified tap water) is $4.00 a bottle….( I took off the sticker so it would look designer )…

 And I think it is a law that you have to have Crackerjack at the ball game….so we got some of that too……(yep, $4.00 Crackerjack)  and the prize just turned out to be a stupid test….’a guess who I am’ test….IT’S SUMMER!!! NO TESTS!!!  (btw…I looked at the back of the stupid book and the answer was Susan B. Anthony) Stupid test…

Oh!!  And WE WON!!!!  9 – 4.……so there are two more games Saturday and one on Sunday.

GO ARIZONA TOROS!!!!!!!!

march maaadnesssss…..

OH…..IT’S HERE!!  CAN YOU FEEL IT??  WHAT IS IT???

MARCH MADNESS!!!!!!!!! Now here is some basketball scoop….

RUMOR HAS IT THAT THE PHRASE ‘MARCH MADNESS’ WAS COINED BY HENRY V. PORTER IN 1939 TO DESCRIBE AN ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TOURNEY.  BRENT MUSBERGER FIRST USED IT DURING NCAA COVERAGE IN 1982 CAUSING A LEGAL BATTLE ALMOST AS INSANE AS THE PLAYOFFS!

EVERYONE FINALLY WORKED THINGS OUT AND THE MADNESS WAS OFFICIAL!  THERE ISN’T A GOOD RECORD OF WHO FIRST CALLED THE PLAYOFFS “THE BIG DANCE” BUT IT DOES DESCRIBE THE ACTION!!!!

SPEAKING OF BIG DANCE….CHECK THIS OUT!!

I’m not allowed to speak during the tournament, which is a LOVELY time for me to do internet shopping without troubling anyone……win/win……..

Here are a few examples that a wife can use to try to ‘speak’ to her husband during this critical month….

  • Honey, while I’m out my friend Susan is going to drop by to pick up a book I borrowed. Keep your head in the game, and remember: when someone like Linda Cohn shows up at the front door, pass her this “playbook” and tell her “good game.”
  • Would you rather have chicken or steak tonight, Dear? The steak does have the higher 5-ranking, but #12-Chicken may just pull out the upset tonight? What’s your pick?
  • Listen, I’m really concerned about Johnnie’s eyesight; it seems to be affecting his schoolwork. We better hurry and get him to the doctor before he ends up like that guy on SportsCenter–what is the deal with that guy’s eyes anyway?!
  • Sweetheart, we really need to hurry and get our taxes filed. Right now there are quite a few companies who still have time to take on our account–here’s a list of the Sweet 16. But if we don’t pick a firm in the next few days, we’ll be stuck with the Elite 8, or then the Final 4. And if it comes down to the Finals, the last Two won’t even consider working for us unless we can predict our Adjusted Gross Income within 2 points.

Choose your words carefully….hum the ESPN theme song ….. be creative!  And if all else fails….LEAVE FOR A MONTH!  HE WON’T KNOW YOU’RE GONE!  Just leave plenty of drinks in the fridge, and chips on the table.  This could be the much needed YOU time….work it, sister!!