Tension and Tears of Joy
If you are my friend on Facebook, you know that I have been watching damn near every game being played in the World Cup. It has gotten to the point that I am watching one game on the television and the other game online. I’ve seen some pretty great games. I’ve seen players with tears streaming down their cheeks as they sing their national anthems. In the words of ABC Wide World of Sports, I’ve seen the ‘thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat.” But nothing compares with today.
Today I made sure that I was wide awake and ready for when the USA played against Algeria. I was up, showered, and had my coffee beside me in time for kickoff. I had England v Slovenia online and was more or less just listening to the game. I would look at my screen now and then, but I was riveted by the USA game. I’m glad I never looked away or I would have missed history.
There was a goal that the officials took away from us. They cited ‘offsides’ but the playback showed otherwise. Those boys went on to make an incredible amount of shots on goal only to miss by mere inches. The poles of the goal were hit too many times to count, each one eliciting a yell of excitement and a groan of disappointment. The disappointment and disbelief on the faces of the young players was heartbreaking. The officials made shitty calls adding to the frustration.
As the minutes wound down, Algeria became content to just let the clock run. They would accept the tie and move on. However a loss would have meant the end of the USA’s dreams. Fouls were abundant. Foul shots were still missed….but not from lack of trying. For each shot I prayed “Please let them score. They are playing too hard to let it end like this.” Finally, the 90th minute was upon us. There were still a couple of minutes worth of “stop time” but it just looked like our agony was being prolonged.
In the 91st minute……a miracle. Landon Donovan (above) scored. It was a moment that I will always remember. Such joy was on that young man’s face. The coaches faces were glowing with pride.
I screamed. I clapped. I cried. Tears of joy ran down my face. I couldn’t believe my eyes. The tension-the ups and downs of the game-had been so built up that tears were the only choice I had. My heart burst with pride for my team. I was as happy for those boys as if I were their mother. They deserved the win, the joy, the tears and the celebrations. If, by some chance, they go no further in this tournament, they still have earned their place in the history of stunning wins. I was there to witness this and share in their triumph.
Do you think this is the end for my story?
Nope. On Sunday, the Philadelphia Union will play their first game ever in their brand new stadium. The weather is promising 96 degrees – maybe even more-and lots of sun. And I will be there, sitting among the Sons of Ben, singing and chanting and cheering with both of my sons.It is my Mother’s Day gift.
If I cry for a USA win, what’ll happen when Union beats the Sounders??? Holy shit-on-a-shingle!!!!!
Penn Relay-CYO Night
When I was in 6th, 7th and 8th grade, I enjoyed running track. It was one of the only sports that I could do that didn’t require sign-up fees or new stuff like shoes, cleats, or walking in the winter to get to practice. I loved it and I was fairly good. I regret that I gave it up in high school, but now I have a chance to watch Jazz do her own running …. and she’s good!
This year, she got to run in the Penn Relays on CYO night. In her race – the 4×100 relay- she was the last runner (the anchor) and she managed to pass three other runners!! Our Lady of Fatima didn’t win, but they beat their own personal times and also came in 6th overall in the junior girl’s relay.
Jazz is the front row far right.
Here she is waiting for her relay to be called.
It was a fun night with great weatherand I couldn’t have been any prouder of my Jazzamatazz!!
Cure For Vagitation
If you visited me yesterday, then you know what I am talking about when I say that I have been ‘vagitated’.
Words like ‘antsy’, ‘crabby’, and ‘bitchy’ just don’t seem adequate to explain the feeling. Like I said when I wrote that post, it is not a matter of ‘Aunt Flo’ visiting or PMSing. I’m just…….vagitated.
Not having a clue, Hubs asks the silly questions that anger me: “What’s wrong?” and “What’s gotten you so weirded out?” Of course, an angry Metalmom does not put out. But what can I do to mellow myself out? I can’t always be drunk or drugged…..well, no more than usual….!
Then, this morning, I wake up and start visiting my friends. One of them has been reading my mind, because OMG!! she showed me the way.
Miss Britt now has a blog in which she gives reviews of products that REAL women want, need and use. And…in order to promote her new digs, she’s having a giveaway of the one thing guaranteed to dispel vagitation…..
Yes, a vibrator. Who needs a man to soothe the savage beast in a woman??
So, go….check out Buy Her Things
There is another contest out there in the blogosphere, and it involves one of the iconic movies of the eighties…..”Heathers”.
Ah, Christian Slater as the psycho-cool JD , Winona Ryder as Veronica and the wardrobe. Yes, I include the wardrobe as another of the ‘stars’ because DAMN! Who can forget the ankle socks with heels? Or the trendy hats? And lets not forget the shoulders that were padded from here to eternity!
I loved this movie because I had a hot crush on Slater and girl-crush on Winona. And besides that, they were doing what I always wanted to do….dishing it up to the asshole ‘A-list girls’. It was such a shame that Veronica started to grow a conscience!
My favorite line from the movie was when Veronica got sick at the party and spewed. She told Heather to “Lick it up, baby. Lick.It.Up!” I must have said that for a year after that. I still use it every now and then.
Anyway, if you visit here, you can have a chance to win the Limited Edition Box Set of the movie “Heathers”. You really should do it. And if you aren’t into “Heathers”? Do it anyway. Christmas is closing in and I’m sure you want to send it to Metalmom. Or maybe send it for her birthday in February……I can wait!
This is an emergency!!!
I have to write this post for a VERY serious reason!…..A CONTEST! Yes, Avitable is having a contest.
I have never wanted to win anything so bad in my life!! The collection of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (only the best show in the whole wide world to me!) is the prize….my Holy Grail! I can quote many lines and remember many of the episodes word for for word.
Seriously, for the fans out there…remember:
“Bored Now.” ,”Randy Giles?! Why not just call me Horny Giles? Or Desperate-For-a-Shag Giles?” or ‘Kiss Rocks’? Why would anyone want to kiss– oh, wait.. I get it.” or what about The musical “Once More With Feeling”? (Brilliant Television.) Joss Whedon is a god!
My personal favorite with a creep factor of 10,000, is ” Hush”. Mostly silent, this episode featured the tall creepy “Gentlemen” who were like mimes…..AHHH! They would suck the life out of their victims after stealing their voices, thus rendering them unable to scream. I think it was the silence of the performance that does it for me.
Yes, I am a huge fan and I wanna win this contest BAD! So bear with me as I say….
HEY ADAM!!! PICK ME!!!! PLEASE!!!!
Help me get my mojo back.
What is your favorite scary story, horror movie, urban legend, monster, etc?
Mine would be:
Scary story: “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allan Poe
Horror Movie:”The Haunting” 1963 Starring Julie Harris
Urban Legend-The lone woman stops for gas on a dark and stormy night and unbeknownst to her an ax murderer is hiding in the back of her car mouth-breathing.. watching her…awaiting his chance…Creepy!
Monster-Any Zombie. They are wicked cool.
Okay, I gave you mine, now gimme yours!
Insane Mama is having a Halloween contest with some kick-ass prizes. I really shouldn’t tell you about it because if you enter, there’s less of a chance that I’ll win, but I’m a fucking sport and I love you punks! So go check it out.
Monday Movie Mania with Metalmom
Monday February 18th 2008, 12:04 AM
Filed under: contest
Before I get going on my post, I’d just like to apologize to Miss Britt for beating her down last night at trivia in Turnbaby’s house. She put up a valiant fight as did MixedNut, Hilly, Absurdist and Shiny. The trash talk was all in fun and you, my dear are quite a worthy opponent!
1. What movie is guaranteed to make you laugh? “Joe Dirt” I can watch it over and over and still laugh at David Spade’s mullet and Jaime Pressley’s redneck girl. I invariably end up saying “Dang” for the next twenty-four hours!
2. What movie is guaranteed to make you cry? Roberto Begnini’s “Life is Beautiful”. The scene where he is broadcasting his son’s voice over the PA system to the mom kills me every time.
3. What movie is underrated? “Four Rooms” It is four vignettes tied together by a maniacal performance by Tim Roth as ‘the bellboy’. It boasts a star-studded cast, eccentric characters and directed by Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Allison Anders, and Alexandre Rockwell.
4. What movie is overrated? “It’s A Wonderful Life” I know! Christmas classic and everything, I just don’t think it rates being played so frequently for the Holidays. Why not show it all year around? Mind you, I didn’t say I hated it! I just don’t think it’s all that.
5. Is there a movie that you will wake up for? “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” This is one movie that I don’t own and I LOVE IT! Bette Davis is in all of her demented glory as Jane and Joan Crawford as the bed-ridden Blanche is just too good for me to miss. Yes, I will set a clock and get up at three or four in the morning!
6. Is there a movie that will put you to sleep? “Patriot Games” with Harrison Ford. We own this and have chosen it together and I have yet to see it all the way through. I love Harrison Ford, but his presence onscreen isn’t enough to keep the sleepys away!
7. Is there a movie that you have memorized? “The Princess Bride” Who doesn’t have it memorized? It is one great line after another! “Mawidge! Mawidge is whot bwings us heah togever today!” I fuckin’ love this movie!!
8. Is there a movie that you hate? Oh I’ma die for this! I hold the hate of a thousand burning suns for the movie…..”the Notebook” Yeah, she’s got Alzheimer’s and he loves her and it’s their story he’s reminding her of, but you know that from the beginning and I can’t help but scream “GET ON WITH IT!!” I hate this more than “The English Patient” and I really hate that one too!
9. What is your favorite movie musical? “Chicago” -Murder, mayhem, trial, deceit and women in the hottest costumes…what’s not to love?
10. Do you have a favorite ‘bad’ movie? “The Toxic Avenger” It is SO bad that it is good to watch. The acting is horrific, the lighting is atrocious, and the script itself are all so bad I can’t believe that ANYONE actually said the words, “That sounds like a great idea for a movie! Let’s do it!” I watch it in amazement and laugh at the absurdity.
There you go. Some Movie Mania for a Monday. I just got nothing worth bitching about, so I give you a little more insight into Metalmom!
Gather around boys(and girls). After the cooking post, I thought I would give you a little treat. A little girl on girl….wink,wink, nudge,nudge! I wanna tell you about my favorite hunny….
Many of you know my scrumptious friend, DutchBitch. If you don’t, lemme tell ya…You don’t know what you’re missing. She is the girl I wanna be gay for. I happen to know that #42 on her list of things to know about her is that if you fuck with her, she’ll fuck back (ooh!) and she hails from Dutchlandia .Not only is she a smart, take-charge bitch, but she has the hots to back that up. We can only dream of licking her stiletto-heeled boots!
Anyway, (before I get too hot!) I wanted to tell you about a great contest going on at The Dutch Files.
On February 27, she will be celebrating her **th birthday. As part of her celebration, she will give us the opportunity to worship her hotness. The best offering of adoration will be granted a prize! Though she hasn’t announced the prizes yet, I can attest to fact that she gives great prize.
This is all you have to do: ANYTHING YOU WANT!(as long as it is “postable”) This means video, audio, picture, sonnet, nude artwork, or artwork done in the nude…ANYTHING! Judging will be done by a panel of judges (willing to be bribed) All entries must be submitted by midnight, February 20, 2008.
That’s all there is to it. Be a submissive and show her all the loving you can. Or the lust…Yes…lust is gooood!
I hope I pimped this right….I’d hate to be punished for doing a bad job….Mistress might have to spank me for it…..yes….like that…
Tuesday September 11th 2007, 10:53 PM
Filed under: celebration
I wandered over to Blondeblogger’s place the other day and got the shock of a lifetime. I began to read a post about invisible illness. I had to start the article once more because I thought it might be a joke. But then I realized she was speaking about herself, and her husband, and …me?
An invisible illness is one in which the sufferer endures his/her symptoms internally. Like a headache or a toothache…..but it’s worse. Not a headache, but a migraine. Not a toothache, but trigeminal neuralgia. Not the flu, but Lyme’s disease. Get the picture? I have to remind myself to thank God every day that although I may be suffering from a migraine or back pain,that at least I don’t get the migraines as frequently as many others and at least I can walk. On the days it hurts really bad I wish that I had one of those ‘handicap’ tags on the car.
You see, you might see me on the street and not know how much pain I’m in. You may see BlondeBlogger and not know her story either. IT DOESN’T ALWAYS SHOW!
This week, September 10-16 is National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week. This might be a good time think about the person who looks normal, but drives the little cart in the supermarket.
You never know if they have an invisible illness.
On a lighter note, Michael and Carolyn will be celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary in February.We can get into the fun by helping them decide on where to go to celebrate!Through Mrs. Mordant’s blog, they will be giving away a $100. Visa card to one of us! For one chance to win, you must come up with an idea for their holiday.For two, an idea and a pimp on your blog. Easy, right? Check out Carolyn’s place for the remaining details and PUT ON YOUR THINKING CAPS!!!
PSST! Over here! I don’t want to say this too loud because it could spoil my chances…… anyway, Michael told me about this contest and the prizes are REALLY AWESOME!…..But you guys are my friends and I think you might want a piece of this action…..just don’t tell TOO many people!
The folks at Charlotte Web Design are having a contest that’s really easy to enter. All you have to do is to write a short post and link to the site. That’s easy right? You have to do it by September 22 and it’s open to US residents. PLENTY of time!
The prizes are *fanfare please* your choice of an Apple ipod 5g, a Microsoft XBox360 console, or a Viewsonic Q10 1WB black LCD 19″ monitor. How sweet is that? Go..DO IT!
A shout out to my friend Stacy– HI STACY!!! FEEL BETTER!
And lastly-just for a smile-