Friday, October 12, 2012

Is This Just Me?

Good night!  It's October already.  Where in the world did this year go?  I know I have talked about this before, but does anyone else feel like time is literally flying by?  I think the weather jolted me.  I mean, it was nice and fall like last week.  Monday, I literally thought it was going to snow.  I am serious.  Even the weather is moving faster than normal!  I remember a few years ago when my son was playing pee-wee football and I was able to wear shorts until almost the end of October.  Shoot, I'm not even sure we had winter last year.  I remember snow, but it lasted about 5 seconds.  It's a weather fact people.

So, if winter is finally coming, I have a proposal for it.  First, winter, we need cold weather.  I mean a month of what my grandfather would call "bitter cold".  We need the ground to get cold enough to kill off some of these nasty bugs.  I have never seen mosquitos like this year.  They are bigger than your average hummingbird!  No joke.  So winter, bring some cold, as much as it pains me to say this.  Secondly, I think it's time for a good snow.  One of those snows that shuts down the area for a couple days.  I figure that will slow us all down.  We'll spend some time with our families.  Get to know our neighbors better as we dig our driveways out.  Of course, first we'll all make the obligatory mad dash to the neighborhood grocery where we will buy copious amounts of toilet paper, milk, bread, and any type of snack we will need if we get snowed in.  Just as an aside, why do we all do this when it snows?  I mean, this type of "snowed in" we're preparing for would be something out of Little House On the Prairie, where you literally can't even walk out the door because the snow is so deep.  I think we have more tools to clean up snow than they did when the Ingalls were alive.  This is the 21st century after all.

Remember this kind of snow?  2009 storm

Monday, October 8, 2012

It's Your Job, America

We live in an amazing country.  We are blessed with so much freedom, but, sadly, I think we take it for granted.  Why do I say this you ask?  Well, since about 58% of the population voted in the last presidential election, I'd say we take it for granted.  I mean, in 2005 in Iraq they had 75% of the population vote and that was under the threat of death for many of them.

Throughout the history of our country, many people have given their lives for the right to vote.  How hard is it for you to take a few minutes to make a choice?  Not sure about the candidates?  Get informed.  This is the 21st century.  There is more information available right now than ever before in history.  Don't just go to the candidates websites.  Go to reputable sites to find info.  There are plenty of sites that give you information on things that matter most to you.  For instance, if you believe in 2nd amendment and the right to bear arms, NSSF has a great website with candidate's views in their own words:
If you're interested in the candidates views on fishing, again in their own words, check out the Q & A from Keep America Fishing:

I leave you with a quote from Thomas Sowell as you think about your vote:

If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Elections- Not Your Typical Post

So here in the US, it's presidential election time and while I could do a post about how important it is to vote, I'm not.  This post is about the importance of getting out and away from those ANNOYING POLITICAL ADS!

Yeah, I said it.  You can't get away from them.  Both sides, giving their points of view.  Are there really people who at this point are undecided?  Or, are these just the attention getters in life.  People who will do anything to be the center of attention and we all suffer for it!  You can't watch a stinking thing on tv without seeing at least 100 political ads and I'm not exaggerating!  Monday night football was like a debate of commercials.  Then the people on the shows and sporting events you are watching to get away from reality, start talking about the election.  Sportscasters and movie stars, we watch you for entertainment (well, sportscasters, we really don't watch you for anything).  Shut up, please!  Let us enjoy the getaway time between the 100 commercials we have to watch.

So, maybe the best thing to do is just get out.  Today the weather in Virginia is cooling off.  How about a hike?  Trout season is back in.  Go fishing, and while you're at it, take a kid with you.  Go see a live sporting event.  It doesn't have to be professional, how about pee-wee football, or a local high school game?  Fall soccer is going on now.  Nothing like seeing a bunch of elementary school youngsters chasing a soccer ball back and forth like a pack of wolves on a rabbit!  Go camping, build a fire in the backyard and roast marshmallows, spend some time together as a family or with friends.  Whatever you do, I'm sure it's going to be better than the political commercials.  Don't even get me started on the phone calls!

I'm Staci Woods and I approved this message.