… because I might change my mind.

Where did September go?

Seems like I just wrote about the start of the college football season, and now we’re 4 games into the season already. Tough week for my Gators and all the dog fans in the area. The Gators fumbled away a chance to stay in the top 5. Instead, another loss to a mid-table team from the SEC West. At least we never fell behind 31-0 during the game. Ouch. Credit to the dog fans for not racing out of Sanford Stadium at half time — like the Volunteer fans did in Knoxville the week before.

We took Keegan to the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History on Saturday. The kid is obsessed with trains at the moment — especially Thomas the Train. We wound our way through the museum waiting to get to the ultimate prize — The General. Fully restored and resting in its own room in the museum. Trains are large pieces of machinery when viewed outside. When resting in a building, their size is enhanced by the surrounding walls. It sure freaked out K-Man when he turned the corner to see the imposing General staring back at him. Never felt the kid squeeze my hand so hard as we slowly walked around the train. Eventually, he got comfortable with the size of the train and realized that it wasn’t going to take off through the building. He even asked to see it again before we left the museum store. The morning was topped off with several passes through the Thomas the Train jump ride set up outside the museum. The train stamp on his hand was a bonus.

Yesterday, Keegan and I endured Jen singing “Hail to the Redskins” from about 4:00 to 7:30 as she watched her beloved Skins get a win on the road in Dallas against their biggest rival. Jen was teaching Kee to yell “Go Redskins” and I was teaching him to yell “No Singing!!” every time Jen started with the fight song. (Not quite as annoying as “Rocky Top” … but close.)

I have declared the official start to fall. Fall officially begins when I grow the goatee back. Shaved the goatee in last night.

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5 responses

  1. Hi, Just found your blog from Facebook…So as not to be a stalker I wanted to comment. I love blogs…don’t have one myself yet. Have only briefly glanced through a couple of your posts…but am convinced we’re pretty likeminded..I guess we always were. I’m jealous of your Scotland trip. We were supposed to be in Scotland this summer but the dollar/pound discrepancy caused us to postpone our trip..hope we didn’t miss our best chance. Also, we’ve spent a couple of Saturdays in the Southern Museum…and counted it as school…can’t beat Kennesaw for good Civil War history! And I spent ALL of last Saturday watching my teams LOSE pitifully, miserably.

    September 29, 2008 at 3:39 pm

  2. shocking weekend for the gators. wish i could say i am sad…but, on a brighter note, bama was awesome :)just kidding, friend… see you sunday??

    September 29, 2008 at 10:54 pm

  3. Rocky Top … it doesn’t get much worse than that. No wait … the Auburn one is bad, too. But I think I heard Auburn playing Glory, and that was just weird. I was a Redcoat, and nobody but Georgia should be playing Glory.Can we just skip to BCS and avoid all the heartache in between?

    September 30, 2008 at 12:00 am

  4. Dude, I would see a loss to Ole Miss as worse than a loss to a # 8 ranked team. In fact I wouldn’t even put them on the same page. Wierd play calling by Meyer I thought. Dawgs dug too deep a hole to climb out of in the second half, for sure. Anyway there is plenty of ball to play for both teams, and neither of us are out of the picture yet. Dang I wish we had a playoff system.

    October 1, 2008 at 9:46 pm

  5. M

    I saw that gut-wrenching loss for your Gators. They are still in it, though. Lot of season left. Mizzou has a tough one tomorrow, which I am sure you already knew about. Glad to hear the beginning of fall is officially declared. 🙂 The weather here has been gorgeous, as I’m sure it is there.

    October 3, 2008 at 10:51 pm

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