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I've gone to my farm in Kentucky for the weekend. It's a great place to relax, do a little hard physical labor, and forget about the rest of the world. If you don't have such a place, I highly suggest you get one.

In the meantime, after a playoff game for the ages, it's about time we talk some football. It's your ball.

See you on Monday.

J. Peterman

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January 15, 2012 12:17 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

Pretty much missed this game.

Unexpectedly, we had to say goodbye to a family cat.

In so many ways, she made life a joy for us.

January 15, 2012 12:20 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

The witches of Salem, Mass./ New England must have had a pretty strong spell with that 45-10 win over Tebow and the Denver ponies. So, do you believe in magic!? Guess Tebow did all right for his first pro season.

By this time of the year, football is finding it difficult to show us something new. I do enjoy a good game if the teams are evenly matched and both skilled. I hate to watch a one-sided rout or a low scoring game when the offense can't get anything done.

Going to the pillows....It's after midnight. Was up watching Foyle's War...good recommendation...thanks!

January 15, 2012 12:20 AM
Myself 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Spring Fragrance said...

I have a feeling Hazel and I won't be playing ball today. We'll sit on the sideline and umpire if necessary

January 15, 2012 12:32 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

Think I'll use Sunday for a complete day of rest.

And count my blessings.

Which are incalculable.

January 15, 2012 12:53 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

The local venues are already planning SuperBowl party menues....I personally pick the place to watch the debacle by the fare they will provide during,and at halftime...the Guinness is the same,the Tvees are the same, the crowds are cliqueish,so,it has to be the food.  Chili? I make better than I have had...buffetts?  depends on the Cheffettes

January 15, 2012 12:55 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Lotlot, I feel sad for your loss...I know the emptyness...and luckily,you can amalgamate  all the memories of all the cat's ages...

January 15, 2012 12:58 AM
293 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 rings90 said...

Lotlot - Sorry about your Cat. It`s tough when pets go over the rainbow bridge. Taking the time to count the little blessings always brings a smile thru such rain.

I didn`t watch the game, am almost sorry that the Tebow Boom won`t last another week. I was having fun selling his book these last few weeks at the B&N.

Personally I am holding my breathe for the Packers/Giants game at 3:30. Along with the rest of this State. I am pretty sure win or lose this town will be unliveable for the rest of the week.

January 15, 2012 1:16 AM
13091 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 janej78 said...

Go Niners! What a game. My stepson was so emotionally caught up in the tension that he had a shot of tequila at the last second win...just to calm down ...and he doesn't drink.
Lotlot, Sorry about your cat. I know what it's like. I remember expecting to see mine every time I walked into a room. It was disconcerting for quite a while. I still miss her.

January 15, 2012 1:32 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

A contest between two very good teams that has four lead changes within the last four minutes is a classic. I admire the talents and demeanor of Saint's Quarterback Drew Breeze but I am happy to see the return of the Forty Niners into prominence after such a long absence.

My heart belongs to Da Bears..... But appreciate a very well played game.

Lotlot, my sincere condolences.

January 15, 2012 4:03 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

So sad lotlot~
Football? Not for me,

January 15, 2012 7:49 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

What is that thing that looks like a coffee bean with an operation scar in the pic up top?

January 15, 2012 8:16 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

lotlot---so sorry about your cat. It is losing a member of your family.

January 15, 2012 8:21 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

I would have no comment about today really except my daughter and her family are from Colorado. They have Broncos rugs, pillows, mugs whatever and on the day of a game they all three dress in complete Bronco regalia. Aside from the "are we sure she wasn't switched at birth?" factor, this is New England. This is a place where bumper stickers say "Yankees suck" and the Pats rule. I think she is so brave to go all around town in blue and orange and look them all fiercely in the eye (my daughter would be played by Lucy Lawless). My 6'10" son in law is a sight to behold in his gear and I feel a little bad for them this morning.

January 15, 2012 8:22 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Lot ~ Sorry for your loss.  My youngest daughter lost both her cat and dog within weeks of each other.  Though not a pet person, myself, I understand how that is.....they were there for you for a long time.
Football ~ At one time I really liked it.  That may have been in high school, but I did really like it.  The old Baltimore Colts were such a great team with some players who have yet to be duplicated.  But today, it, along with many other things, has become so commercial.  The players themselves earning sums of money that take my breath away.  And like the movie stars, we seem to give them an adulation that is so undeserved.  As well, we listen to their opinions as if they haven't been banged in the head every day for years and actually have a considered opinion. 
And yet, today, along with remote man, I'll be watching the Ravens while doing a sculpture (going to try Lucille Ball) and hoping that they win.  The only exciting part of the football season, to me are the playoffs and the super least it marks an end.

January 15, 2012 8:24 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Jane ~ My grandsons too, neanderthals all, get really caught up in the games.  The ten year old can quote stats and relives those games over and over though his real love is baseball.  That's for another day.

January 15, 2012 8:36 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Chef Deb ~ I have that "who are you? and what have you done with my children?" moment often these days.  Interesting aliens all.

January 15, 2012 9:16 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

I like the football in the same way that I find Newt Gingrich sexy...................not a bit..................but the snacks are mighty fine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tiny weiners in blankets.....................mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.........................
RY...............I heard a rumor that CHEFD will be catering the food for all football games....................
LOT......................I am very sorry about your beloved cat. Unexpcted is always much harder. I think I can say that your cat had a wonderful life w/ you.

January 15, 2012 9:44 AM
10041_445991248814972_692962064_n Com-100Com-300First-comHr-1 The Giraffe said...

lotlot  -  condolences - I am so sorry.

January 15, 2012 10:27 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

BEBE!!!!!!!! Bi-otch!!! LOL! No I would be delighted to cater ANY event attended by fellow Villagers...even Yawnball, oops I mean....

January 15, 2012 10:35 AM
1474 10photoviewsFirst-comFirst-photoHr-1 comfortable1 said...

I spent the afternoon and evening with the TV on mute, as Mom, next to me on the sofa, was catching up with all seven episodes of Downton Abbey's first season on my laptop.  I could hear the show's beautiful music and Maggie Smith's sharp wit as I flipped between the football game and Miss America.  I think the Downton Abbey soundtrack had to be a much better voice-over to the TV I watched than the regular announcers could have been.   

January 15, 2012 11:16 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Lynn830 said...

Dear LotLot, I join the others in saying how sorry I am for your loss.  Cats bring such joy but their lives are so much shorter than ours, that their departure is much too soon.  We have five cats buried at the top of the hill at the back of our backyard.  They look down over us and the two darlings that we now have had with us for eight years.
I stopped being a football fan when I left high school and realized that I knew none of the players on the field.  Football and boxing are two sports that should be done away with.  How many more early deaths and physical/mental disabilities will be the price for this sport.  "Mixed martial arts" tends to kill of its practitioners in their thirties or forties because of its violence.  We have done away with goose pulling, witch birning and bear baiting.  It is time to update the list.
To those of you who enjoy the game, please have a good day.  May your favorite win.

January 15, 2012 11:22 AM
004 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 korthal said...

Thanks for yesterday's Fleetwood Mac.
I'll be working on my taxes today.
Just about as boring as football.

January 15, 2012 12:44 PM
P8041286 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1 IvyGailWinds said...

 Football games are fun; but after so many years, of baton marching halftimes and finger freezing twrilling at the winter games, I was ready to retire.way back last baton show was at the AndyWarholMuseum in Pittsbutgh 1998, on Valentines Day; I dance w.complete baton show, big band sound,,,da,dant, Da Dunt....da, dent, Da Dunt....bumpa bump,,,,bumpa bump.. Streptease big Band Sound;;;it was attention grabbing for the audience.and the song that David Bowie wrote about AndyWarhol, and grand finale: Reflections of  my Life...take me back......Being 38 at the time..knowing there is a younger audience; alot nervousness i had but was confident to just toss it out there my fun talent ...i did think i am too old for this...might be too old; but it turn out the audience was my generation...and i listened to good applause..and wahoos.....; i thought, before i choreograph this show... along with a my story/poetry session titiled, "Calamity!" my unsuceessfu funl story started on how I used to date football players...driving an Trans Am...on the Freeport Freeway...on on..on.....someday, i find this story i wrote and share it with the village.....recently, i have  been thinking about instructing classes on baton.. 

January 15, 2012 1:03 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

lotlot----I understand your sadness that you will no longer have the presence of your feline friend.  For all of their storied 9 lives, they still go before we are ready for it.

January 15, 2012 2:04 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 George Hall said...

Long Island Lady II~ Thanks for not leaving us out here in the foggy dew! I enjoy your mind! LotLot~ So soorry about your "friend Cat's "passing,.

January 15, 2012 2:38 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Rusty said...

Saw the topic and thought "Not one I'm very interested in" but had to see what was said so far. Read your post, Lotlot, and had to add my sincerest sympathy. 

January 15, 2012 3:41 PM
004 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 korthal said...

I'm also sorry for your loss.
I miss not having my Yorkie and would love to be able to get another.

January 15, 2012 3:47 PM
Waldo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

Kudos to the City by the Bay. As the field narrows, I am reminded of the City States of Ancient Greece and the pride they had in their warriors. Each was unique and the citizens were very loyal. Fans today are filled with a sense of Civic Pride and spend billions supporting their communities. The modern Arenas are symbols of architecture and technology. There are still injuries. It is a sport but modern equipment and rules make it more about witnessing the finest in human physical achievement and live performance. Like the Olympics it is thrilling to see competition yield entertainment instead of war yielding destruction.

January 15, 2012 3:52 PM
P8041286 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1 IvyGailWinds said...

lotlot, i am so sorry for you, my heart-felt prayers.  Remember the fun thoughts of your family cat.. family cats names were Louisa, Olive, sherkia, and Eclipse. Cats are rockin good purrin friends...

January 15, 2012 4:48 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

O cat, who now will still my writing hand with velvet paw and a melodious demand for food.

January 15, 2012 5:59 PM
P1010179 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1 S. A. J. Johnson said...

I lived in New Orleans for five years, and enjoyed seeing how happy the Saint's win made people a few years ago.  I am a baseball fan, so am a people-watcher when it comes to football.  One thing that has bothered me this year is the whole Tebow-religious thing.  If somebody feels a connection to G-d, Jesus, Mohammed, etc., why not ask for help with the whole cancer problem instead of winning a football game?   Lotlot: Sorry about your kitty.  There's no easy way around the death of a pet.  They are just so positive, its hard not to have them around.

January 15, 2012 6:38 PM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

SAJ Johnson ~ I'm with you on this one all the way. This is what has been bothering me about Tebow and the whole isn't he wonderful thing.  Praying for a football game, even if he isn't praying to win, but to do his best is still rather frivolous in my opinion.  My prayers are for the children, my prayers are for a cure to be found for dread diseases.........but winnning a football game?

January 15, 2012 6:41 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Tebow is not praying to win the game...which would perhaps compare to asking for a cure to cancer or Alzheimer's ... He has said he only prays that he is pleasing to God and that he is given strength and wisdom to do his best. We could all go for that, IMHO.

Psychologically, when one prays for characteristics or personal effort, then the brain helps one to gear up for the max of which one's body is capable. It is "The power of positive thinking." It can work in any faith like meditation or focusing of one's inner strength. I give him credit for using his abilities well.

Lotlot - Sympathy on the loss of your kitty. As I have mentioned, mine is the survivor of a pair I got 17 yrs. ago, and I fully expect her to leave me any day now. Having always had cats around me, over the years there have been so many moving on to kitty heaven: just disappearing, hit by cars, chewed by dogs, and the ever-threatening kidney problems. It is good to have memories of the good times, and maybe a few photos --hope you do. (The animal shelter has so many who need a home....possibility?)

January 15, 2012 7:32 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

Milady was a joy from the moment we first saw her at the animal shelter and throughout her more than 11 years with us.

Happiness was with us each day she was with us.

She put a smile in our hearts and it shall be there with us always.

In time we shall go again to the animal shelter for another kitten.

Thank you -- each of you -- for your expressions in our time of deep sorrow.

January 15, 2012 7:34 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

The Men in Blue and the Packers are putting on a show so far. At this point in time in the season, it's almost a shame that someone has to lose after working so hard to get to this point, but in the end, there could be only one.

Football and the sweet science of boxing (yes, I am a fan.... I grew up sitting with my Dad every Friday night watching the fights... Back when the Gillette parrot told you what round it was before being replaced by scantily clad women that hold up a numbered sign) are violent, rough sports...but at least the participants are in it because they want to be, regardless of the dangers.

There are many occupations that are dangerous as well as underpaid that we too often take for granted.

I'm not defending being a fan of these sports, nor do I apologize for it.

I always hope that whatever career, job, or sport we may participate in...that we all go home at the end of the day in as good as, or better shape than when we began the day.

Peace out

January 15, 2012 8:30 PM
Sarah2 10photoviewsFirst-comFirst-photoHr-1 Dash said...

Go Niners!!!   Yup.  They're my boys.  Have been for, Oh My God!  Thirty Years?!?!!   Well, who wouldn't or didn't love them when Joe Montana and Jerry Rice worked their magic?  How many "Hail Marys" did they complete together?  And then there was "The Catch" from Joe to Dwight Clark against the detested Cowboys.  (Don't know how that rivalry started.)  So it's about time that we see this team shine again.  It is about civic pride, as Tommy said.  Somehow, you start identifying with your home team.  "We won!"  Well, I know I had nothing to do with it.  I just watched.  They won.  But it felt like Us.  Our guys.  Our team.  We love them because we know how hard it is to do what they do.  And we could never do anything more than watch them and cheer them on.  Go Niners!

January 15, 2012 10:18 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

We spent three hours with an old
friend last night who traveled south from Canada 

to find some warmth and southern
hospitality in Atlanta.  The weather was cool but I am certain several degrees warmer that the
weather he left behind in Ontario. 
He played 81 concerts last year and
Atlanta was his first visit this year.
I thought it another coEYEncidence
that KSS mentioned his name last night at about the time Gordon started his second
Hard work for a man of

January 15, 2012 11:02 PM
1014 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 karma swim swami said...

Paolos: Wish I'd been there. I know the lyrics to and can play on piano the majority of his songs. In high school, I decided that "The House You Live In" was my personal anthem, because in its lyrics I found a rudder for navigating life.

Not only
"beware of the darkness
be kind to your children
remember the woman who waits"

but especially
"When you're down in the dumps
and not ready to deal
decide what it is that you need.
Is it money or love,
is it learning to live,
or is it the mouth you must feed?"

When I graduated from high school, it was a tradition to send an official invitation to the graduation to one celebrity that you really really admired. I sent one to him. My father worked for AT&T at the time, and one of the perks was that long distance calling was not a problem for us at home. So I made a lot of calls and did some digging (I called his then-current record label), and extracted an ostensibly viable address in Ontario.

He didn't come to my graduation or send any oma-ke by post, but that wasn't the point, and I can't say I was disappointed. It was about me, making a choice and committing to that choice of a hero, as he was for me when I was a teenager.

January 15, 2012 11:27 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

37 years later....Gordon with Sundown....Yes, he had some hits....and a golden voice just right for the songs he hit it big on...

Nice tribute, KSS....Our senior class had no such tradition. Sounds good.

January 16, 2012 12:07 AM
13091 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 janej78 said...

Korthal, we have a Yorkie....a silver back. She sports a puppy cut and is the cutest, smartest, sweetest thing. She'll be 7 this year and weighs about half a pound more than when we got her at 9 months...because we walk her about 4 or 5 times a spoiled!...but it's good for us too.

January 16, 2012 12:13 AM
13091 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 janej78 said...

Dash, I'm so with you on your post. Well said. ...and I could never stand the Cowboys!

January 16, 2012 12:18 AM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

KSS ~ I first saw him many years ago when he and his voice were both a tad
more robust.  This show was a little bittersweet. He will be in Jackson MS on
the 25th of this month.  Just a short road trip for you. It would be well worth
the drive south. He is one of the best songwriters of his generation.
G'night Miss MooseL and Miss Jane, g'night

January 16, 2012 12:48 AM
13091 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 janej78 said...

Andy, I prefer baseball too, though like you, I really liked football when I was younger fact when I was in the third grade, all I wanted for Christmas was a football, which I got, but now I root for the Niners because they're the home team. I haven't really kept up with the roster of players since Montana's days....I never cared for Steve Young the same as Montana. 
Sweet dreams.... Paolo and everyone else too.

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