Sunday, March 22, 2009

Thank Goodness for Commenters, Plus a Bonus Random Funny!

Wow, who knew people intentionally leave books for other people to have? If you didn't read the comments from my last post, that's what I learned last week. I don't think the book I found on the picnic table was a part of something like that. It had highlighted parts...almost like someone was studying it as a textbook. Something just didn't feel right about taking it.... But maybe it was all in my head. It all goes back to the time my family visited Mammoth Caves and when they turned out the lights to demonstrate "dark" to us, I stole a little cave rock and put it in my pocket EVEN THOUGH the tour guide had already told us that taking anything from the cave was a CRIME. It still haunts me. Lock me up. Throw away the key. I deserve it. I will never steal again!

Despite my life of childhood crime and subsequent guilty conscience that does not allow me to take abandoned books on picnic tables, SharkBait was kind enough to point me to www.bookcrossing.com. A totally cool concept I didn't even know about! I'll have to try it sometime.

Also, my cousin's wife, Lisa, gave me a nifty link to a running plan. I tried it out for the first time Friday, and I think it will prove very helpful. For those of you keeping score at home, that's three runs for Beth. Zero ducks. (So far. The ducks at the lake could be plotting my eventual downfall even now.)

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It's Random Time! Some things are too funny not to share.

I have watched a whole lotta basketball this weekend. I think it's required for native Hoosiers, so it's a good thing I really like college b-ball. But...what is up with the mascot names? I've been watching the women's tournament tonight, and who could take a team seriously if they are called...The Jackrabbits? Or worse, Frank is taking online seminary classes from Liberty University. Their women's team played tonight...The Lady Flames. I mean, I'm all for the Holy Spirit helping out the team, but I don't think everyone is going to get that reference...

But my favorite by far tonight:
The Tennessee Lady Volunteers vs. The Ball State Lady Cardinals (Ball State came away with an amazing upset, by the way!)

Not so crazy until the announcers kept saying "Lady Vols," and I thought they were talking about Ball State and saying "Lady Balls." Yeah. Make your own joke here.

This is probably why my basketball career ended in the 7th grade. While the other girls were out for victory and blood, I was making astute observations such as this from the bench.

And so ends my weekend. Curtain.

11 comments:

Annie K said...

Yeah, mascots and their names are a conundrum....

WV: Ticysup

What an overly imbibed parent calls their kids tippy cup.

Anonymous said...

Lady Flames - the name doesn't represent the Holy Spirit. LU motto is "Knowledge Aflame" - hence the mascot the Flames.

Beth said...

Anonymous, you are really Frank, aren't you? AREN'T YOU?

"Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up."

Where's the love, I ask? C'mon it was midnight and I was tired of googling for accuracy. Couldn't that "knowledge aflame" still be from the Holy Spirit since it's a Christian school? What is knowledge without Him anyway?

I rest my case. Ok, really I just hate being wrong.... Sorry all you Flames out there. :)

Stacey said...

I went to Louisiana Tech University, where our women's basketball team is known as the Lady Techsters. Creative, eh?

The school's mascot is the bulldog, so I can see why they'd want to avoid the whole female dog reference. But still, people ask me what a "Techster" is and I simply answer that it's a person who goes to Tech. OBVIOUSLY. :)

Helen said...

Okay, my husband went to a High School in Niles IL named Notre Dame for Boys. Their team was known as the Fighting Dons. Dons means gentlemen. Uhmmm, does that sound like it would strike fear into the hearts of the opponents. FIGHTING GENTLEMAN! That sounds like they say excuse me before stealing the ball!

katdish said...

Lady Flames is better than the Flaming Dons, in my humble opinion. I do not heart college basketball...

Mammoth Caves Security said...

Dear Mrs. Sabelhaus:

Please contact our office immediately.

Thank you.

Beth said...

Oh, crap. If you don't hear from me for a few months....

sherri said...

I'll forgive your stealing. Maybe it's from watching all that basketball! Just use Helen's husband's manners and always say, "Excuse me" before stealing anything. People respect that.

Annie- Are you in the "Word a day" dictionary club? Or the advanced "2 WORDS a day club"?
CONUNDRUM...IMBIBED

Lisa Joy said...

Glad you like the running plan! I need to break it out for myself these days!

Christianne said...

I always DID feel like I had to keep an extra close eye on all of my stuff when we were living together...now I know why...