Good morning everyone. It’s still Thursday night here, but I thought I’d post this before I go to bed. This weekend, I’m going to have a brand new experience. I’ll be watching a Superbowl game in the company of Americans. We’ve booked for dinner at the club, where there’ll be a Superbowl menu to choose from ……probably serious junk food, quite different from the usual upmarket fare we usually get. The game is the 42nd annual championship and is between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. We are booked for dinner at the kickoff time, so shouldn’t miss anything. I haven’t a clue what the rules are, but I’m sure I’ll know when someone has scored. It could get very noisy. The Americans take their football, which looks like Rugby with crash helmets and spandex suits with huge shoulder pads, very seriously indeed.
According to a couple of guys I spoke to at the gym, this is THE game of the year, and not to be missed.
I thought you might all like a laugh to send you off into your happy weekend. This was filched off the Internet by one of our club members, and published in the magazine.
THINGS MY PARENTS TAUGHT ME.
1. My Parents taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE .
“If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished
2. My Parents taught me RELIGION.
“You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”
3. My Parents taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
“If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next
4. My Parents taught me LOGIC.
” Because I said so, that’s why.”
5. My Parents taught me MORE LOGIC.
“If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the
store with me.”
6. My Parents taught me FORESIGHT.
“Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.”
7. My Parents taught me IRONY.
“Stop crying, or I’ll give you something to cry about.”
8. My Parents taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.
“Shut your mouth and eat your supper.”
9. My Parents taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
“Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!”
10. My Parents taught me about STAMINA.
“You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone.”
11. My Parents taught me about WEATHER.
“This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.”
12. My Parents taught me about HYPOCRISY.
“If I told you once, I’ve told you a million times. Don’t exaggerate!”
13. My Parents taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
“I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”
14. My Parents taught me about BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION.
“Stop acting like your father!”
15. My Parents taught me about ENVY.
“There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have
wonderful parents like you do.”
16. My Parents taught me about ANTICIPATION.
“Just wait until we get home.”
17. My Parents taught me about RECEIVING.
“You are going to get it when you get home!”
18. My Parents taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
“If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that
19. My Parents taught me ESP.
“Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you are cold?”
20. My Parents taught me HUMOUR.
“When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”
21. My Parents taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
“If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.”
22. My Parents taught me GENETICS.
“You’re just like your father.”
23. My Parents taught me about my ROOTS.
“Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?”
24. My Parents taught me WISDOM.
“When you get to be my age, you’ll understand.”
And my favourite:
25. My Parents taught me about JUSTICE.
“One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you !”
I could tick quite a few of these, as I’m sure you can too, but to add to this, I found a cartoon which reminds me of my childhood. This what my sister and I had instilled into us from an early age.
Have a great weekend everyone. I’ll see you when I wake up. Chat again soon.
Yes, I did notice. 😉 It was a great game as far as I could see. Lots of energy being expended, and a great vibe.
We do take our football seriously 😉 Glad you enjoyed your first Super Bowl and that it was a good game.
Hi AD…so I have worked out you ar in the States…why didn’t you take me with?
We’ve been here since October. Only go back end of March. I didn’t think you’d want to be away from Jasmine and your beach for so long. 😉 xxx
i think i am going to steal that cartoon
the 24 site is certainly dying, no one is interested there anymore
Well, I also stole it, so be my guest. 😉 LD is teetering on the edge of the abyss, methinks. ;(
Glad it was only a nearly accident. I think we’ve all had at least a few of them said to us. Real character building stuff. 😉 Happy weekend to you too. xxx
PS- AD I see you left a message for Halfy on my Elephants post. Halfy just disappeared many months ago, maybe even a year ago. She is on Fb but doesn’t answer me there. I wish I knew what has happened, but something quite traumatic I think…
I do hope everything is well with halfy. She’s such a lovely person.
Have a wonderful weekend, AD. Thank you so much for the funnies – I laughed so much I nearly had an accident, lol! Lots of them were said to me when I was growing up.
Enjoy the Superbowl AD – look forward to your comments after the event.
I was also told that children should be seen and not heard, some modern parents could take a little of that on board too imo
Absolutely true, optie. Some kids are allowed to be way to vociferous these days. My grandkids are coming to visit soon. Now what ever made me think of that? 😉
that should be great fun. Will be interesting to hear how the americans react to bad tackles and glorious scoring. Yikes, and what is that dude carrying in his shorts, extra padding?! LOL!
Hehehe, Ruth. You obviously have an eye for these things. Must be a throwback from the Elvis era. 😉
hehe love the cartoon. Football is most confusing to a rugby fan. I just don’t get it.
Football, rugby, it’s all confusing to me, Sarch. I’ll just go with the flow. 😉
football is a bit of a thing to understand – and takes a LONG time. So, the food will hopefully make up for the boredom you may experience. I loved superbowl weekend 🙂
I’m really looking forward to it, Tandy. Junk food once in a while can be quite good. 😉
Enjoy the super bowl ad, that’ll make for interesting blogging:)
I will, Hopestar, and will definitely let you know how it went. 😉 Hugs xx
Decorative kids 😉
Enjoy the Superbowl AD, and thanks for the funnees 😉
Your welcome, 68. Glad you enjoyed. xxx
Enjoy the Superbowl! The gear that these chaps wear under their shirts is quite something.
Love the “quotes”. The last one I often said to some of my naughtier pupils!
Well, I’ve never got under their shirts to find out, twolips. Do tell. 😉