Saturday, February 23, 2008

A'G's Pageant

Today is my pageant. I have a beautiful dress; it has flowers, glitter and it's my fav. color, pink. My shoes are silver with flowers on the top and high heels. My hair will be half-way up and the part that will be down will be curled.

When I go out, the announcer will tell everything that I put on a piece of paper about my favorite things. What I put as my fav. song is a song called, '' Our Song . ''

Posted by Boo

Update: I won the first place trophy (first runner up to Young Miss Model.) Here are a few pics:

Thursday, January 18, 2007

A Couple of Funnies of My Life

I am in 3rd grade at school, but I am home today because I have strep throat. I wanted to tell you some jokes and a funny story. I hope you like them.

A cute riddle:

What did the turkey say to the computer?

A funny story:

Ok, this is funny too. When I was in pre-K, one day I was eating ice cream. When I looked down, I was surprised to see blood in my ice cream. Then I told the teacher and I felt my teeth. "Oh," I thought, "my tooth is gone! I hope I haven't swallowed it." Then I looked in my ice cream. What do you think I saw besides the blood? It was my tooth - it was stuck right in my ice cream! Isn't that surprising?

Thursday, January 4, 2007

The Wade Update

This is Doc - writing my first post for our blog. Oh well, here goes.
I am a big fan of the Miami Heat and an even bigger fan of Dwayne Wade. Everyone knows that he is a great basketball player, but he is an even better person. He gives generously to charities and always has time for people wanting autographs. In my weekly post I will be updating DWade's stats to let you know how he has done each game. Right now, he has a sprained right wrist and has missed three games and I know they can't wait to get him back. Today, I'll give you his season and career stats:
2006-07 Statistics
PPG 27.5
RPG 4.40
APG 7.8
EFF + 26.65

Born: Jan 17, 1982
Height: 6-4 / 1,93
Weight: 212 lbs. / 96,2 kg.
College : Marquette
Years Pro: 3

Career Stats
03-04 4.0 4.5 16.2
04-05 5.2 6.8 24.1
05-06 5.7 6.7 27.2
06-07 4.4 7.8 27.5
Ranks #6 in the NBA in Points Per Game(27.5)
Ranks #9 in the NBA in Assists Per Game(7.8)
Ranks #46 in the NBA in Field-Goal Percentage(0.479)
Ranks #9 in the NBA in Steals Per Game(1.85)
Ranks #15 in the NBA in Minutes Per Game(38.5)
Ranks #17 in the NBA in Field Goals Made(241.0)
Ranks #14 in the NBA in Field Goal Attempts(503.0)
Ranks #3 in the NBA in Free Throws(220.0)
Ranks #4 in the NBA in Free Throw Attempts(271.0)
Ranks #11 in the NBA in Assists(204.0)
Ranks #12 in the NBA in Steals(48.0)
Ranks #33 in the NBA in Blocks(32.0)
Ranks #8 in the NBA in Points(715.0)
Ranks #25 in the NBA in Double-doubles(9.0)
Ranks #7 in the NBA in Field Goals Per 48 Minutes(11.56)
Ranks #9 in the NBA in Field-Goal Attempts Per 48 Minutes(24.12)
Ranks #3 in the NBA in Free Throws Per 48 Minutes(10.55)
Ranks #2 in the NBA in Free Throw Attempts Per 48 Minutes(13.0)
Ranks #9 in the NBA in Assists Per 48 Minutes(9.8)
Ranks #15 in the NBA in Steals Per 48 Minutes(2.3)
Ranks #44 in the NBA in Blocks Per 48 Minutes(1.53)
Ranks #5 in the NBA in Points Per 48 Minutes(34.3)
Ranks #5 in the NBA in Total Turnovers(107.0)
Ranks #16 in the NBA in Total Efficiency Points(693.0)
Ranks #2 in the NBA in Efficiency Ranking(26.65)
Ranks #8 in the NBA in Efficiency Ranking Per 48 Minutes(33.23)
Ranks #2 in the NBA in Turnovers Per Game(4.12)
Ranks #3 in the NBA in Turnovers Per 48 Minutes(5.13)

Why Nick Why?

I actually laughed out loud when I read this article on so I thought I would share it with you.

Updated: Jan. 3, 2007, 8:27 PM ET
Saban only lied when his lips were moving

By Pat FordeESPN.comArchive
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. -- With Nick Saban en route to a coronation in Tuscaloosa, it's officially time to change the vocabulary used to describe college coaches.
"Integrity" is out. "Character" is out. "Teacher" is out. "Leader of men" is out.
Joel Auerbach/US Presswire
Nick Saban was 15-17 in two seasons as the Dolphins' head coach.
"Liar" is in.
They're not going to tell the truth to us, but we can tell the truth about them. It's this: They'll say anything to get recruits on campus, and they'll say anything to get media members off their backs when angling for a different job. And the panting attempts by school administrators, fans, other coaches and many media members to portray them as men of superior moral fiber needs to stop.
They're coaches, that's all. That makes them part of a pack of lying liars who only lie when their lips are moving -- and Saban's lips have moved most recently.
The Miami Dolphins coach denied being interested in or a candidate for the job at Alabama so many times we all lost count. But we weren't naive enough to believe him -- and Wednesday proved why. He's fundamentally unbelievable.
So it's time to rename the American Football Coaches Association the Liar's Club. I understand that I'm tarring a lot of good men -- and even a few honest ones -- with a broad brush, but that's Saban's gift to his profession.
Of course, he's simply following a proud tradition of dissembling coaches.
Butch Davis wasn't leaving the Miami Hurricanes for the Cleveland Browns -- until he did.
Tommy Tuberville told Mississippi fans the only way he'd leave the school was "in a pine box" -- before leaving for Auburn days later.
Louisville's Bobby Petrino denied a meeting with Auburn that had indeed taken place. The next year he signed a contract extension and said, "This is the place I want to be." He interviewed with LSU within a week of that statement.
Dennis Franchione convinced his players to stay at Alabama after enduring NCAA sanctions -- then fled himself for Texas A&M after two years on the job.
Saban is the latest and perhaps greatest example, if only because he took such umbrage at being asked about the Alabama job that he wasn't interested in (until he was). It required an impressive reservoir of gall to refute angrily questions designed to learn the truth, as if they were unfair attacks on the coach's piety.
Urban Meyer's advice
Florida coach Urban Meyer saw a television report of Nick Saban's 8-year, $32-million contract with Alabama and was taken aback.
Meyer said that Alabama's ability to lure Saban from the NFL "tells you the power of college football."
Meyer was among those who noticed that Saban took a job after telling South Florida reporters he would not.
"I learned my lesson at Bowling Green," Meyer said. "I was offered a job and I turned it down. I was all set. They went like this and stuck a microphone in my face and said, 'Are you going to take the job?' And I said, 'No. I'm not going to take the job.' And then a few days later I got the phone call from Utah. So everyone was all [ticked] and all that. What's the best way to handle it? Now that you're older? It's 'No comment.' That's always the best way to handle it. Because I heard coach Saban say there's no way he's going to be the coach at Alabama."
Meyer has five years left on a contract that pays about $2 million a year.
-- Joe Schad Last week Saban said, "I'm not going to be the Alabama coach."
This week, when the topic didn't go away -- because, clearly, it shouldn't have -- he got snippy.
"I'm not talking about any of that stuff," he said. "And I'd appreciate the courtesy of it not being asked."
If you could put a subtitle on that it would read: "My gosh, people, I'm trying to avoid the subject. How dare you not play along with me? Just because I've been lying my eyeballs out, I won't let you paint me into a corner. So it's time to make you all look like jerks for badgering me. Bad manners, all of you!"
The thing is, we've seen it so often that we've become almost immune to this bizarre mating dance of obfuscation and denial. Colleges won't say which coaches they're after, and coaches won't admit to being interested. Universities like using the Latin word "veritas" in mottos and such, but they aren't wedded to the word when it comes to pursuing athletic coaches.
Obviously, telling the truth potentially can create some sticky situations. But this would be my suggested sample comment for a coach being sought for a job other than the one he now has:
"Although I love the position I currently hold, I am a candidate for job X. I will not discuss it further until there is something tangible, be it an interview or an offer, to discuss. Goodbye."
It beats rampant, jaded dishonesty. Especially from college coaches who love to talk about all the valuable life lessons they're imparting to America's impressionable young rush ends, blindside tackles and cover corners.
The real job description at most places isn't terribly heavy on life lessons. It goes roughly like this: Must win, must win some more, must beat archrival, must recruit like a maniac, must put fannies in seats. The secondary clause: Must not get caught committing NCAA violations, must try to avoid a complete and obvious subversion of the university's academic principles.
Winning games is why Alabama wanted Nick Saban, and winning games is why Nick Saban wanted to go back to college coaching. That's as far as the "great fit" goes. You'll probably hear a lot about how Saban loves college towns and college life and coaching young guys, but this is why he wanted to go back to campus: His record at LSU was 48-16, and his record at Miami was 15-17.
Don't look a single step beyond that. Because if you do, you'll see Alabama's contribution to the higher education mission: a reported $32 million contract for a football coach who spent the last month-plus lying like a rug about having any interest in coming to their school.
Yet they won't be able to introduce Nick Saban in Tuscaloosa simply as the best winner money can buy. The hyperbole will go far beyond that, until he is inevitably hailed as a "man of great character."
I'll simply hail him as the richest member of the Liar's Club.
Pat Forde is a senior writer for He can be reached at

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Turp's Tailgate Wings

We had some friends over for New Year's Eve and I decided to make hot wings. I tried many, many different recipes for hot wings and I never could get them crisp like I like them. Finally, a good friend of mine gave me this recipe and so I thought I would share it with you.

  • buy a five pound bag of wings

  • pre-heat oven to 500 degrees

  • spray 3 glass casserole dishes with non-stick cooking spray (I use 3 dishes for a 5 pound bag of wings and using glass dishes is the key to crisp wings)

  • place the wings in the dishes (I have found it better to thaw out the wings even though they would still turn out fine if you forget - you just collect more juice in the dishes when they are not thawed out)

  • sprinkle the wings with black pepper and garlic salt

  • turn the wings over and sprinkle again with black pepper and garlic salt

  • place wings on the top shelf of the oven and cook for one hour

  • after the first 30 minutes take the wings out and turn them over with a fork and place them back in the oven for the final 30 minutes

To make the wing sauce you need to do the following:

  • buy your favorite hot sauce from your local grocery store (I usually use either Franks hot sauce or Texas Pete's wing sauce, but you can use whatever you like)

  • pour the entire bottle of hot sauce in a blender

  • add butter that has been softened in the microwave to the blender and mix for 5 to 10 seconds or until the butter and hot sauce is mixed well (the more butter you add the milder the sauce will be - also, if you want a thicker sauce than do not melt the butter as much. A good starting point for a medium sauce is 50/50 hot sauce to butter. All of this will be done to taste.)

There are five of us in my family and this recipe feeds us well. I usually deep fry some french fries, cut up some celery and make some good old sweet tea to go with the wings. Well, that's it - I sure hope you enjoy them.

No regrets, no remorse in 2007

2006 was a great year in many respects, but I am really excited about 2007. I was thinking about Judas Iscariot today (I know - not your typical New Years Day hot topic, but my Bible reading came from Matthew 27:3, 4 so stay with me here and I think you'll see my point).

3 When Judas, who had betrayed him, realized that Jesus had been condemned to die, he was filled with remorse. So he took the thirty pieces of silver back to the leading priests and the elders. 4 “I have sinned,” he declared, “for I have betrayed an innocent man.”

What hit me was here's a man, Judas, who spent years of his adult life around Jesus. He witnessed Jesus do many miracles, heard him pray, seen his compassion first-hand, and experienced his grace yet he never really took the time to know who Jesus was and what he was about. The last part of verse 3 is what caught my attention: "he was filled with remorse." I think he finally truly understood, but it was too late. He spent years with the Savior and yet as his life, which he took himself because of this remorse and guilt, came to an end he realized everything he thought was important - money, prestige and material things - was nothing compared to what really mattered like developing a personal relationship with Jesus and allowing Him to change you.

I don't want to be filled with remorse at the end of 2007. I don't want to get so pre-occupied with things that I fail to get to know Jesus better. I want God's best for me and my family and sometimes I think that we can get so busy doing good things that we miss doing the best things. I want to take advantage of the opportunities God is going to give me to know him better and please Him more. Join me in making 2007 a year that we allow God to use us like never before so we can look back on January 1, 2008 and be filled with amazement, not remorse.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Oh, those Braves

I love the Atlanta Braves. Even when they were cellar dwellers I loved watching and supporting them. I have become frustrated watching them the last few years and have not completely understood the moves or lack of moves needed to make them a championship team. I know that there are many factors in pulling off trades now a days but it amazes me how everyone else seems to do it and we are stuck with the leftovers. I am perplexed at how we can't even seem to be in the running for any of the notable free agents. We obviously need a quality first baseman, leadoff hitter, starting and middle relievers and second baseman, but we make no moves that will make an impact. We seem to be satisfied with either signing veterans who were once very good major league players (Mondesi, Jordan - this last run with the braves), but have since become less than average or we sign someone elses utility players in hopes that they will miraculously develop into everyday players with us. We also often decide to trade our top prospects in order to get these veteran players and so when the year is over we have lost a major prospect and have gained nothing or we allow players like Giles and Reitsma to leave without anything to show for it. The beauty of it all, however, is when it's all said and done I will be tuned in on opening day cheering and yelling for the braves to win - no matter who they have out there. I love the braves!