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Sicky Sicky Sick Sick

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Okay, so I think we’re over the whole Steelers loss thing here in the Smith household. I happen to still believe that the Steelers would have represented the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the Superbowl better than the Eagles, but we won’t go there. Because my dear grandparents and dear friend Holly read this blog, and I don’t want to offend them anymore than I might have just done with that statement (I love you guys!). But I got it off my chest, and we’ll talk football again in 7 months….read more

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Why Do We Care? (part deux)

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Liz posted her mid-games feelings last night, and I need to vent a bit, so here’s my perspective: One huge problem in Pittsburgh has always been the quarterbacks. Well, not the quarterbacks themselves, but the city’s response to the QB. Even the great Terry Bradshaw admits a love-hate relationship with the fans and media in Pittsburgh, and ever since then QBs have struggled to find a place with the black and gold. Take Kordell Stewart (I whisper the name in Pittsburgh because it harbors so many bad feelings): “Slash” starts…read more

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Why Do We Care?

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Kenny and I are trying hard to ignore the fact that our Steelers are getting killed by New England which means that once again, we’re not headed for the Super Bowl. Yes, I know that the game isn’t over (as I type this we still have a good portion of the 4th quarter left), but the interceptions we’re throwing, and the fact that we just can’t get any breaks, it’s just obvious we’re playing our last game of the season tonight. And why do we care? We’re not even football…read more

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The Accordian

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Kenny has recently discovered ebaY we are now $40 poorer but an accordian richer. yeah, baby!

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John Lennon’s Legacy

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I’m not sure how John Lennon might feel if he were to know that the lyrics to his song, “Imagine” are imprinted on the diapers that Rowan and Sawyer use. “Imagine all the people living life in peace” now grace the buns of my sons. I also wonder how he’d feel about them being Walmart brand diapers. I’m sure my brother Jonathan has a lot to say about Walmart and the fact that they are commercializing one of the world’s great musicians. Right, Jon?

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Can You Tell Me How To Get, How To Get To Sesame Street?

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For Christmas, I asked my mom, aka Nana, to buy Rowan the new Sesame Street 35th anniversary DVD. It’s called “The Street We Live On” (Yes, children’s educational television teaches our kids to end sentences with prepositions) and focuses primarily on the most popular of Sesame Street monsters, Elmo and his world. We walk with Elmo through various parts of Sesame Street, and towards the end we go back in time with Grover to the days of Sesame Street that I remember. The days of bell bottom, striped pants, pig…read more

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Welcome 2005!

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Thanks to five straight days of grey skies, constant rain and coolish temperatures, two sick little boys (including a call to the doctor, and a trip there this morning, and two trips to a pharmacy), and now a sick husband, we are ringing in the new year in style. PJs and mugs of tea. I apologize for the lack in blog entries. There really hasn’t been a spare moment around here since we’re going to bed much earlier to ward off any future viruses (stay away!)…. I’m learning that being…read more

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