Been a while since we had any overnight news to tell you about. This wasn’t earthshattering, but we had an armed robbery. Police think they know who they’re looking for.
The third debate in the governor’s race happened in the Quad Cities last night and it looks like no one scored a knock out. Rep Jim Nussle tried his best to rile up Democrat Chet Culver with accusations that he’s not qualified. If he was trying to make the point that Culver isn’t smart enough to take the job, Nussle missed the mark. Instead he sounded almost adolescent in accusing Culver of botching the call of the 2004 presidential race here in Iowa. I’m still wondering if I can pull a Monty Brewster here and vote for”none of the above”.
There’s a candidate forum over at Blank Children’s hospital today from 8:30 till 11am. There’s also a debate in House District 66 today on WOW-FM(98.3). This is the district being vacated by Ed Fallon. Ako Abdul-Samad was unopposed until three other people stepped in. This should be interesting because apparently all the candidates are going to appear, and none of them are going to talk about CIETC. Since Ako was on the board of CIETC when all that money was mis-spent…I hope they make room for the 500 pound gorilla in the studio as well.
Do you feel a little more crowded this morning. The population of the US hit 300-million this morning. This is kind of like hitting your 30th (or I hear your 40th) birthday. You spend a lot of time thinking about it, talking about it, and answering questions about it…But nothing really changes when the number turns over.
The ISU game in Manhattan Kansas on the 28thg is being rescheduled. It starts at 2:35 now. So is the National League Championship series. Game five in St Louis tonight, then no day off before the teams head to New York for game six.
Trisha now : TV crisis update. To avoid a marital catastrophe I called tech support yesterday and figured out the problem that had both our TV’s running the same show all the time! I think Clara had hit some buttons she shouldn’t have. Got it fixed in time for the Cardinals/Bachelor viewing last night… but then the game was rained out anyway! Still, I’m sure Ian appreciated not having to watch my trashy chick-show.
I managed to drag Pat into my fixation today… he looked on the website and chose his favorite Bachelorette to marry the Italian-American Prince-Bachelor.
He picks Jennifer, a teacher – I think he might be onto something.
While I was watching that, Pat was glued to the Bears game – thank goodness he helped bail me out this morning on the air, when I was supposed to go over highlights of the game! I just let him take over when I got about halfway through the script. Baseball I can handle no problem. Football goes a bit over my head.
I had a fleeting thought as I was going to sleep last night…Maybe they can pull it out.
My blood pressure was the highest it’s ever been watching a Bears game last night on Monday Night Football. The Bears looked awful! I flipped the TV off in disgust. I mean come on…They were three interceptions and two fumbles into Rex Grossman’s night. I figured even with a good defense the Bears couldn’t pull this one out.
I forgot the Bears good defense is also a good offense. Bottom line, Bears win, Dennis Green (Cardinals coach) melts down, and the team that deserved to win last night, couldn’t pull it out. The only thing people will remember here, is that the Bears won. Go Bears.
Finally, if someone has ever told you that your facial expressions are like those of your mom or dad, it might not be an accident. Researchers in Israel says they’ve made a connection between genetics and facial expression. I learned this in a way when I first saw video of my grandfather. He was on TV in the 50’s, but died long before I was born. I never knew him but some of his expressions, hand gestures etc were eerie. This could have something to do with watching my uncles over the years who also look a lot like him. Anyway, it’s more evidence that none of our apples fall far from the tree.
As far as chill recipe’s go: here’s Jeriann’s
Brown 2 lbs of Hamburger with 1 large onion… Drain
Add 2 Taco Seasoning Paks
Add 2 Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Paks
4 Cans of Chili Beans
4-6 Cans of Diced Tomatoes (Add a few that are the Mexican kind which include green chilies)
Add a bag of frozen corn
Top with Shredded Cheese, Sour Cream and those Fritos Chips.
It’s the perfect tasting chili… Enjoy!
Have a good day,