An apology to Thursday Thirteed (Ed. #54)

by Steve, August 16th, 2006

meThis week, I apologize for my sarcasm, which evidently doesn’t always translate well. Last week I snarked about the 13 things I would never blog about (or somebody should shoot me), and went on to list some pretty worthy blog topics that a lot of you in the TT community hold near and dear, including one person who is a very near and dear to me. She knows I mean no offense, but to show my contrition to the rest of you, I’m blogging about all those things I said I would never blog about last week. So here is my Thirteen Great Things to Blog About:

  1. My Dog.dogThis guy. He’s gettin’ old.
  2. My Cat.PrincessShe hates everybody except me and Wacky Mommy.
  3. My Other Cat.HimselfThe original Himself. Efficient hunter. Follows me into the bathroom and chirrups until I turn on the bathtub to dribble on his head.
  4. My Health. I’m about 20 lbs. overweight, but in decent cardio shape. I’ll be in better shape when I go back to playing hockey three times a week in September.
  5. My Sex Life. Sorry, my wife is censoring this one.
  6. Cars. Um… I drive one. (Not sure where to go with this one.)
  7. Television. It is a very bad influence on society. I don’t think children should be exposed to it. (I’m watching TV as I write this, so you understand I’m not really all that dogmatic about this.)
  8. Pictures of My Children. Not going to do it. Sorry. I love the little nuggets, but I have privacy concerns.
  9. Football. I grew up watching it. Isn’t that enough?
  10. Basketball. I grew up watching NCAA but don’t care for the pro game.
  11. Beer. Some beer tastes good. I prefer liquor.
  12. Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan (I hope I spelled their names correctly). I gather they are teen show biz queens. Well cool. I hope they have talent and they make people happy and feel good about themselves just the way they are.
  13. NASCAR. Look, I grew up in Iowa, and it was a regular feature of my youth to go to the Saturday night dirt track stock car races at the Muscatine County fair grounds in West Liberty. Ah, the smell of partially combusted gasoline, mixed with damp earth and oil, the roar of the engines and the smoke and moths under the lights and the wooden-spooned Frosty Malt from the concession stand under the grand stand. But NASCAR? Eh. Not so much. They’ve smoothed off all the rough edges and made it some kind of slick racing buildboards in a stadium thing.

So there: no war, no hockey and minimal snark-snark (I hope). Happy TT and Cheers to all.

6 Responses to “An apology to Thursday Thirteed (Ed. #54)”

  1. Comment from Wacky Mommy:

    Uh, thanks darling for not talking about our sex with the Internet. I mean, I do, after all. That’s enough for one family. And ps — my dog is not old! He is young pup!

  2. Comment from Nicole:

    Love the name of your cat. We have one named Miss Sin. I ran her over when I first moved to this house. I guess it was a sin to run her over and she was “missin” from somewhere. Now, she loves me and wont leave.

  3. Comment from The Shrone:

    I dunno. I think you’ve given in to peer pressure LOL! But then, I blog about these things, too. I love the kitties!

  4. Comment from Mama Duck:

    LOL all great things! Our TT this week is the 13 favorite games of the Lil’ Duck – come check it out! Have a wonderful Thursday ;).

  5. Comment from Jenn:

    Man…no NASCAR…well HMMM :P :)

  6. Comment from PaxilPrincess:

    Great TT list. Love the pics of your cats. I’m a cat lover myself.

    Happy T13!