5/26/2010

Excitement!

Yesterday, MS' soccer team left for the state tournament.  The place where it's being played is about 3 1/2 hours away.  Here's a picture of the team on the bus, ready to go:
The boys are so funny...when I was taking the picture, some of them yelled "Queso"!  (Bet you can't guess which ones!)  They are quite a group of boys!
Unfortunately, they lost last night 1-0.  I hate that they got the shaft with the "blind draw" and had to play the same team that they played last year.  But, I think they made it farther than a lot of people thought they would, so you've gotta hand it to them!
While I was at the high school, I ran into YS with some of his harem friends(except for the other boy!  The other boy is his friend, not part of his harem!):
It was his last day of school (they had a half-day), and they had already finished taking their last final as Freshmen. 

I've got to show you my find of the week.

It's a pineapple peeler/slicer.  I love fresh pineapple, but have never gotten the hang of cutting one up without wasting half of the pineapple meat.  I saw this in the grocery store and thought I'd give it a try:

You cut the top off of the pineapple, and start twisting, kind of like you would a corkscrew.

Then, when you get to the bottom of the pineapple, you start pulling it out:
Until it's all the way out:
Here's the final product:
Is that not the coolest thing?  Yes, I'm easily amused!

If you've been reading my posts, you know I don't do well with keeping plants alive.  I've had these for a whole week, and just look at them:












Please over look our clover field yard in the back.  It comes from years and years of it not being tended.  We hate to kill the clover because we're afraid if we do, we'll just have dirt!
Check out my "surprise hosta" in the space between the sidewalk and house:
NO WEEDS!  Hopefully I can get the  little guy to grow!  I need to decide what plants I'm going to put in there and get them  in before summer's over.  I think I've decided on some kind of ground cover that blooms.  Any suggestions?

The Air Force Hot Brass Band was so awesome last night!  I could have watched the tuba player All. Night. Long.  I've never seen a tuba player move like that!  They played a lot of  '80's and '70's music (and we all know that's the best music!), and, instead of having  a bass guitar, the tuba was it.  Man, was he good!  I just can't describe how good they were.  Here's an example:
My Country Tis of Thee   (Scroll down until you see the little blue icon near the bottom of the page, then click on the icon.)  Warning:  It's a little loud at the beginning, but just wait for it.  That will give you a good idea of the tuba player:  he  was jamming!

Meet y'all back here tomorrow!

15 comments:

  1. That pineapple peeler is very cool.

    We got to hear a wonderful tuba player Sunday. So much fun.

    No advice on what to plant, we have something we planted that's perpetually green, an annual and spreads like crazy plus has beautiful flowers but I have no idea what it is. Sorry.

    I like clover.

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  2. Thrift is a good ground cover...and has the most luscious purple bloom. I am a sensory and color girl...so I love Hostas, gerger daisies...anything I can't kill. You might want to put out some mint...it smells good...or rosemary...also smells goodGlad you enjoyed the band last night. I love brass bands myself...and if they play Glen Miller and Benny Goodman I am as happy as a pig in mud. Have a Happy Weds. Today is our first half day....after tomorrow...the kids are gone. Whew....

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  3. I'm usually lazy and buy the pineapple already cored in our supermarket. I love it too...we like to grill it-fantastic!

    Enjoy your day!

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  4. Sorry the guys lost:-(

    Great gadget!

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  5. WHAT IS THE EXACT NAME OF THAT PINEAPPLE THINGY!? I need to know! :)

    Do you have sun or shade where you are planting ground cover?

    Have a spectacular day!

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  6. That pineapple gadget is the COOLEST thing I've seen!! I gotta get me one of those... I'm a pineapple FREAK!!!

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  7. Soccer is over? Now what will you do to fill that void? :0
    The pineapple do-hicky looks so cool!!!!!!

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  8. That pineapple peeler is too cool! We don't each fresh pineapple that much, but my husband loves it, and I know this would make eating it a much easier process! ~ Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Sorry your guys lost - but they had a great season so they can hold their heads high!

    Congratulations on your little hosta. Around here we call those deer food. I have several and they come back each year and start looking huge and then overnight, it looks like an entire convention of deer attended the salad bar!

    Thanks for the link to the USAF Hot Brass Band- that was amazing!

    Have a great day! Oh, and congrats to YS and his harem. They're no longer bottom feeders!

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  10. I am so sorry for your son's team's loss. My daughter's high school team went all the way to the Final Four before losing in the semi's. And, as you know, her travel team did the same thing. What a wonderful experience though!

    Now, do tell where you found such a marvelous tool? I LOVE that! Sometimes it's cheaper to buy whole pineapples rather than the pre-cut ones. Amazing!!!

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  11. That pineapple gadget is way cool!!!

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  12. love the pineapple thingy....now I need a frothy cocktail with a little umbrella!

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  13. I'm so bummed--The gorgeous petunia basket that I bought last week has faded a TON since I bought it. I'm not sure it's going to make it!

    Congrats to the boys!! That's really a great accomplishment.

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  14. That pineapple thing is really neat! I'm not a huge fan of pineapple (except on pizza) but I almost want to buy one (and this little gadgt) just to play with LOL

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  15. Oh my gosh - that pineapple thing is so much fun!

    It would definitely have me eating more pineapple just so I could play! :)

    Have a great weekend!

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