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Saturday, January 26, 2008

It's Not the Same. . .But It will Have to Do

::hee hee:: Helen, this is another one of those vague blog titles. Have fun!!

This afternoon, to my delight, I am watching the Rolex 24 Race at Daytona Speedway. It combines some of the greatest drivers in the different racing leagues (?). NASCAR, IndyRacing, etc. (I don't know about V-8 from Australia. . . I'll have to keep watching to see)

Anyway, it's basically the official "onset" of the race season. And yes, it means that the Daytona 500 is just around the corner. .. or turn 1, as it were.

Our friends, the Hookers & Suiters are going to join us for a Daytona 500 "bash" at my mom and dad's house. They have a HUGE flat-screen, high-definition TV, so that will be a fun evening. Of course, we have to make it through the Super Bowl first. We don't have plans for that, necessarily, so I assume we'll watch that at home.

But, having racing going on the background is the next best thing to being in the midst of the NASCAR season. I've still got to adapt my way of thinking. . . Dale, Jr. and Jeff Gordon on the same team. . . ? That's going to take some time. I'm sure I'll make it, but it may take me a few weeks to get over the shock.

Of course, I'm still pulling for Richard Childress Racing's Jeff Burton -- number 31. I figure rooting for a car with the same number as my age is a good thing. (Don't be messing) Yes, I actually *do* like Bobby Labonte, who drives the 43 car for Petty Racing.

So, there you have it. . . my first NASCAR post for 2008. There will be more. Some of you will just have to wade through it and rest assured that they won't all be about NASCAR.

You'll notice the new signature at the bottom of my post. Yes, my wonderful friend Melany made me this -- and inserted it in. It's a good thing, because, even though I want to remember to put "simply believing" at the end of each post. . . I'm getting old. (31 is old, these days) And, I can't be expected to remember everything. She amazes me.

So, there it is. It's Saturday. It's above freezing here (finally) and later this evening, the fam is headed over to Mark's supervisor's house for dinner. We've never been to their house -- so I'm a bit nervous. Steve's most recent e-mail to Mark said that they were looking forward to the "whole gang" being there--so I guess they're ready for the arrival of Princess Caroline.

We'll see. Until then, I leave you to go crochet and watch Jimmie Johnson tear up the racetrack at Daytona. . . .


Blogger MamaChef's Ramblings said...

So, I'm into racing, but I had no idea that was on! Caleb is gonna be so mad at me! HA!!! Jeff's a big fan of Burton to, unfortunately my son is big on did THAT happen???? *Insert bug eyed smiley here!* He'll learn as he gets older...I hope! I may have to hold off telling Jeff about the fact that your dad has such a cool TV...he'll want to be his new BFF! haha!!!!

Enjoy your afternoon!

3:54 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

You're 31, huh? Remind me not to ask you for help on my taxes.

(real big grin)

4:24 PM  
Blogger 20Birds said...

i totally do not get the nascar thing... but i am happy for you i guess if that is what you were saying that some good nascar thing was happening,,,upstairs tony and amanda are watching NHL All star weekend... I need a sport of my own

8:56 PM  
Anonymous Christy said...

I'm with Beth - totally don't get the whole NASCAR thing. But it sounds like it totally makes y'all happy, so good on ya!
Melly, you rocked that signature. It's gorgeous & so very, very encouraging!

10:58 PM  
Blogger 20Birds said...

praying this morning is so wonderful for you

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Tom said...

I so totally don't get the NASCAR thing - even though my wife's family is also comfortably ensconced in Tennessee. That, and sweet tea.

You have truly adapted and abandoned your Northern roots............

7:46 PM  
Blogger Karin's Korner said...

Angie ~ This year for the Super Bowl our church is going to televise it on the big screen. We will all bring a favorite dish and we will all bring 5 cans of soup. This is what we call our "Souper Bowl Sunday". We will then donate all the cans to the local food bank. Great Idea, God is Good!!

12:28 PM  
Blogger Helen Hancock said...

Awesome signature....and a regular reminder (go Up and Over!). Keep your eyes open for one Marcos Ambrose...left our V8s to try his hand and Nascar (bush series???).

Go Aussie GO!!

3:36 PM  

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