Monday, January 21, 2008

I Have a Dream



"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Anyone else think it's sort of discouraging how far we haven't come in the last 40 years?

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Well, I have to give major props to the NY Giants, who pulled out a win over the Green Bay Packers IN Green Bay, last night. Anyone watch the game? It was -4 degrees, with -24 degree wind chill, and those guys were hitting the frozen ground and having a harder and harder time getting up as the game went on. Went into overtime, too...and I was so happy for the NY field goal kicker, who missed 2 at 37 yards, got chewed out by his coach, and then made a 47-yarder to win the game. I was also happy for the NY quarterback, Eli Manning (the famous Peyton Manning's brother, of course), because he's been ripped apart by the media here for most of the season as being sub-par and not up to the challenages of being an NFL quarterback. I always like it when the underdog comes back and shows the naysayers they were wrong!

Of course, I still want the New England Patriots to win the whole thing, just because I think it would be cool for them to make history as the first team to go unbeaten for 19 games in a season/post-season. Yes, I know the Miami Dolphins did it years ago, but they had a shorter season and played fewer games.

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Since I have today off for the holiday, I'm treating myself to the movie "Atonement" - there's a 10:45 showing for $5.00. Can't beat that! I don't know much except that it has a twist ending and is very sad. So I'll be forgoing the eye makeup and stuffing my pockets full of tissues. I'll give you the report tomorrow...

3 comments:

windycindy said...

Hello! Sometimes, I think we are actually regressing! Time will tell!
I hope you enjoy your day and movie! Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

maryloudt said...

windycindy, I have to agree, we are regressing in many ways. Our country's problems have been identified so many times and instead of trying to find solutions - we seem to just reword the problems. Oh well, enough of that!!!

Hope you enjoyed the movie.

We will be routing for different teams during the Superbowl - GO GIANTS!!!

BookGal said...

Hope you liked the movie. I enjoyed the movie and the book.