10.20.2009

A Serious And Reflective Study

Sometimes I like to imagine what life was like in the preexistence.

I like to imagine that one day we were asked to get in a line and pick out our future bodies. I picture various cardboard boxes scattered around Heaven, filled with all sorts of body parts and then you got to pick. Long legs or short? Strong arms or flabby? Freckles? Moles? Do you mind if your midsection is a little thick or do you prefer this one over here? Obviously those athletically inclined chose the beefy models, while those with more artistic souls opted for complicated brains and underdeveloped pectorals.

As for me, I'm pretty sure I chose this nose on my face just to be stubborn, on account of how much I love to root for the underdog, and let's face it, you can't have a nose like mine and not be an underdog. If I were to add up the number of times I was teased about my nose in middle school it would be pretty dang depressing, those are the facts.

The reason I bring this up is that the other day the Vandals won again. I mean, shoot. Here is my question for the eternities: how is this happening?

In all of everything there exists no greater of an underdog than the University of Idaho athletic teams. Do you know what lives in Idaho? Potato farmers. Potato farmers are neither Ballers nor Shot Callers, you know. Think it over.

But we are six-and-one and so The Holbsbrain and his wife of wonder went to a home game for once. (Fairweather footballers.) I had so much fun. The Kibbie Dome is wonderful. It's a football field, inside. Weird.

I ate popcorn and used my zoom lens to spy on people in the stands. I asked The Holbs all sorts of wonderfully obnoxious questions about the rules and what are we cheering for this time? 

We won again. We won, and then I started to feel my interest wane ever so slightly . . . I love to love whatever is most pathetic at the time, and winners just don't need me anymore.

For instance: what would happen if I woke up tomorrow and I was five-foot-ten? I'd lose the ability to brag that I thrive in conditions of tragedy, which is seriously what gets me out of bed every day.

And it's not just the Vandals abandoning me in my hour of needing to love that which is unlovable. Let's talk for a minute about my dog, Sir Barnaby MacDufflepants. He is that one there in the black.



Barnaby MacDuff is everyone's favorite dog. He's not nearly as complicated and emotionally touched as my Peter Pan (who is the underdog of all underdogs), however this rightly makes Barnaby the lesser of my canines and as such I love him a lot to make up for it, as he is the underdog of my affections. 

Only now he's all handsome.

I took him to the groomer today as a sort of experiment. They charged me an arm and a leg but for once I didn't have to spend an entire day chasing after him with the clippers going stay still!

I certainly didn't expect that he'd come out of it looking like George Clooney!

Luckily Peter Pan is jealous of Barney's stylin new do and has been an awful grump to Barney all night, causing Barnaby to pout and me to feel, what is that? yes! the stirrings of maternal love for something that neeeeeds me!

And anyway he may be too handsome right now but that Barnaby MacDuff will never not be too dumb. At least I will always have that.

Post Script. Thank you everyone for being so kind to me this week. I can't tell you how much it means to a girl. I do hope you stick around.

33 comments :

  1. another good post - hope you get out of the sack tomorrow I'll read your blogg

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  2. Tingly sawdust! Well, I never! So offensive! Harrumph!

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  3. I for one will most definitely be sticking around!! By far the best thing I've ever found on blogs of note!!

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  4. I tell you, it is fantastic to read about someone who sees the world through slightly tinted glasses. The tint that filters out all the boring Barney Rubble! Fantastic BLOG Rat! bradsblendedbrain comes before the dot on blogspot!

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  5. hi!! i like your blog! :) interesting and awesome... :)

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  6. I know this sounds weird, but I wish I would have attended the U of I after my stint with Ricks. I was accepted to go there and then chose to go back home to Texas. I often wonder what things would be like if I would have taken the next step and gone to U of I.

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  7. You have a way with words...diggin it!

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  8. Thanks for the simple magic. I blogged about your blog. I shared it with my hubby. I talked about it at work. Crazy fun writing, girl!

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  9. You are a funny one! I really enjoyed your post. For a while, I was wondering where you were going with this...

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  10. Your Man is very patient to take so many questions during a game. My last foray into taking a date to a game wasn't met with the same patience. Apparently writing her questions down for after the game was NOT a good suggestion.... who knew?

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  11. I saw you on Blogs of Note and I really like your writing style! :)

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  12. You have good posts.I like those dogs,are very cute !

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  13. Texy - I cannot imagine the Texas without you in it, but obviously it was fated and you should have come! Duh!

    Spuds - No matter how many times football is explained to me it will never make sense to me. It is something about the way my girlie brain is wired.

    C&A - I went to your blog and your post floored me. I am so touched and honored. Thank you for writing such gracious things about me. I've included a link to your post in my Press page, I hope you don't mind!

    Everyone everyone - I love you so much I want to take you out behind the bleachers and get you all pregnant!

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  14. Your dogs are so cute! Where is this doggy grooming spa you speak of!? I know a few people who need the Clooney look lol
    Smileyfreak :)x!

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  15. I love it!Please continue pictures of you,The Holbsbrain,and the dogs.It is crazy cute how your kids take after Mom and Dad!-Love you.

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  16. Um,.. how cute is your blog??

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  17. Love the site...plan on visiting it often

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  18. That's understandable! My brain will never understand the popularity of Ghost Whisperer or the "Vampire" flicks. I think I would have thrown rocks at those kids in school... pretty sure I would have!

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  19. Your puppies are so cute! Well, really, I'm a sucker for pretty much any animal with fur. : )

    And way to go, braving the game! No matter how many times I try, and how much I understand the concept of the game, I just can't make myself like football for more than 30 minutes! I can watch a movie about football, but don't get the excitement about the actual game.

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  20. Popped in to give ya a big old Ozarks CONGRATULATIONS on blog of note. Ya had me laughin'. No really, mascara running, nose drippin belly laughs.

    As we say down here on the Ponderosa, Ya'll have a wonderful day!!!

    God bless :o)

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  21. There is nothing wrong with your nose, silly.. :o]

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  22. Well, i was just looking around and i found your blogggg i love it and i think i will be sticking around for quit a whilee. and i like your nose, it adds a BAM it your face =)

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  23. We should probably, no, never watch football together and I'm perfectly okay with and you should be to.

    I like you big time.

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  24. You're a hoot.

    My mom used to have a dog that needed grooming (a shih tzu) and she used a company called . . . get this . . . Wag On Wheels. Your Mobile Dog Grooming Unit. They came to her house in a big RV.

    Your Dog Boys are adorable. All I have are two obnoxious cats.

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  25. The underdog comes out on top in the story of this blog and its writer. I've only been following you for a few days, and I have to say that I will continue to follow to see what you have to say next. Thanks for a fun read.

    PS Great choice on the nose by the way.

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  26. ahahah your posts are awesome. i love them. =)

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  27. One of the best blog i've seen, continue this way,
    www.alaideinfo.net

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  28. Your blog is so simple yet so interesting. Love the part about your dogs. Great blog. I'll be following you. =)

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  29. i really like the way you write. your blog is very interesting. I love it!!!!

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  30. Did you photoshop your nostril or is it really that perfectly and completely smooth and hairless?

    I'm feeling insecure now about my nostrils now. Thanks to you.

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