I have decided to add a new feature to my little blog here. I'm hoping that the rants will be few and the raves will be many!
-BP definitely makes the RANT list as they have single-handedly changed the economy, ecosystem and employment of the whole Gulf region. At the same time, they refuse to blow up the oil rig because that would mean that they could never drill there again. How about all of the people's livelihoods that have completely been destroyed? Fishing boats passed down from generation to generation. Tourism and retail shops in which owner's will lose money and employees will be laid off. Not to mention that the oil is now going to hit Florida and destroy that region, too. Get it together, people.
-To Kanin's future 1st Grade teacher, who I am sure is a wonderful teacher, for sending home a supply list as long as the Declaration of Independence. Guess I will slowly start buying things over the summer.
-MLB umpire Jim Joyce for blowing a call that would have been the 21st Perfect Game in the history of baseball and to the media for crucifying him for blowing the call. All of this talk about immediate instant replays in baseball just because one call was blown is nonsense. Part of the charm of baseball is the human factor. Leave baseball alone!
-First on this list has got to be a tribute to Rue McClanahan, aka Blanche Deveraux. Oh, I how I love the Golden Girls and I have seen every episode at least 20 times. Thank you for being a friend!
-To my all-time favorite player, Ken Griffey, Jr., and his announced retirement this week. He endeared himself to me on Father's Day 2004, at the old Busch Stadium when he hit his 500th Home Run. I was at that game and it was incredible. Scott and I actually went Friday night and Saturday, too, because we knew that he only had one homerun to go. That entire weekend, Jr., took his lack of production in stride. Playing centerfield, Griffey took a lot of poking from the bleachers but he would just turn around and laugh with us. When the wave came around (which I never do), Griffey thew his arms up in the air as if he were sitting in the crowd and joining in. He always waved to the fans, threw out balls and made a clown of himself. From that weekend on, he became my all-time favorite. I was hoping that he would be back at Busch in a couple of weeks when the Mariners come into town so I was really, really sad to know that I will never get to see him play again.
-I can't believe that Kanin is no longer in kindergarten. He has grown up so much in the last year and has learned a lot. He went from only being able to say his ABC's to reading full on sentences, counting, writing, grouping, rhyming, organizing, matching, explaining, asking, understanding, growing. It is a joy to see. Yay, Kanin, my big 1st grader!