Happy Monday everyone!
So you don’t get confused, it’s me, Trisha writing in red – Pat in black today. Got it?
Jim Nussle and Chet Culver have their first televised debate tonight. (7pm on Channel 5) I’m always very curious to see how well candidates do in an unscripted format – debates tell you much more than campaign ads!
These two can’t seem to say anything about themselves in their ads these days. This is the format insiders have been buzzing about. We may see the candidates strengths and weaknesses exposed.
Congressman Mark Foley quit over a scandal involving sexually explicit emails and instant messages to teenaged boys who worked as congressional pages.
The FBI is investigating whether he broke any laws. I’m just stunned (as I often am) that someone in such a position of power would (allegedly) take such blatant risks.
We looked up the messages today before the newscast to see what all the fuss was about -These are the tame ones. Here are the ones that are CREEPtastic! I’ll just say they’re way more than suggestive, they’re explicit. So check it out only if you’re an adult and really really want to know (and you probably don’t) Ick. TS
Not much more to say here. Ick. Now word as we write this that Foley will enter rehab for Alcoholism.
Fight the Flu
Flu shot clinics start today in Polk County. Today’s is at the Park Fair mall 9-4. Check here for the rest of the schedule. The good news is ANYONE can get a shot this year – there’s a good supply so they don’t have to “ration” the shots to the highest-risk people.
What’s up with the weather?!
Jeriann says we could break a record today with a high near 90!
I’m definitely a fan of crisp cool fall days, and while the warmth yesterday was nice in a way, it was just weird. TS
Pat now: I was in Chicago this weekend and it was jeans and sweatshirts. All the way back I felt this compulsion to turn on the AC in the car. I found out why when we got out in Iowa.
NBC had the game of the week last night but it didn’t turn out to be much of a game. Chicago trounced the Seattle Seahawks. Good news for me as a Breas fan that they’re 4-0 now, but stop all the talk about the Superbowl! Growing up in Chicago you NEVER throw a goocher like that at a Chicago sports team. It’s a sure bet they’ll lose five games in a row. I don’t think that will actually happen here. DA BEARS look good.
That’s six straight wins in PGA Tour events for Tiger Woods. Remember the record is eleven. Tiger says he’s going to take some time off. Who knows when he’ll come back to trounce the field in his next event.
I took my kids out to a pumpkin patch in Adel (it’s new this year – Knight and Sons landscaping – fun especially for really small kids!)… And people were wearing SHORTS! Calvin loved petting the goats and bunnies, the hayride, and choosing his own pumpkin. Clara picked out a tiny pumpkin gourd – just her size! We were the first visitors yesterday – 9am. It was part of my strategy to get OUT OF THE HOUSE and stay busy, since Ian was out of town working all weekend. I’m sure you parents know how kids can wear you out when you’re on your own with no backup help!
TV CONFESSION –
I can’t believe I’m admitting this – but looking up the TV schedule for tonight’s gubernatorial debate reminded me of an important event. The Bachelor:Rome starts tonight. The series is such complete and total garbage – I know, I know! – but for some reason I love watching these people make such a spectacle of themselves!
Over the years I’ve thrown lots of “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” viewing parties, where we laugh ourselves silly over these pathetic men and women trying to find love on television. Now that I have the early morning hours, I’ll have to tape it and watch later. Hey – everyone needs a mindless diversion every now and then, right? How far did your opinion of me slide with this admission….? TS
All of us have our closet TV loves. Mine just cements my reputation as a total and absolute GEEK. I can’t get enough of Iron Chef America. I don’t throw parties but we hardly miss it.
I like Inside the Actors Studio too.
Have you seen the list of questions at the end of one of these interviews? What is your favorite word. What is your least favorite word? What is your favorite noise or sound? What is your favorite curse word? What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? What profession would you least like to attempt? And, if there is a heaven what would you like to hear St. Peter say at the Pearly Gates?
Happy Monday, everyone!
Trish and Pat