Sunday, September 17, 2006

Future Mountie?????

IMG_1315 Here she is...our future Mountaineer. What in the world is a "Mountaineer" you might ask? Well, only the most hick mascot on the face of the earth! When we moved to Northwest Arkansas, I was mortified to find out that I was working in a school district that actually promoted the stereotypical view of all Arkansans. To the left is a silhouette of a "Mountie": notice the pipe (promoting smoking and lung cancer), the long nasty hair, the straw hat, and probably a moonshine still in his backyard. What you don't see are the cutoff overalls that usually completes the ensemble. The CHEERLEADERS run out onto the field with their hair in pigtails and sporting cutoffs as well. Again, a tad bit embarrassing. And yet, I embroidered my daughter a spirit shirt for the game Friday night.

This is not my first run in with weird mascots. I grew up as a...drumroll please...kangaroo! Yep, laugh all you want, but I was a fighting blue kangaroo...Go Big Blue! I realize it is not as intimidating as say a panther, or lion, or even wildcat (shout out to Matthew), but it was what I grew up with and I was proud. I didn't even realize until I got to college that it was unusual.

I had a friend in college whose mascot was even crazier than mine. He was a PRETZEL! I'm not kidding! He was from Illinois (I think) and proudly wore the name of a pretzel. That makes me laugh!

What about you...any crazy mascot growing up? It is amazing how offended one can get when you make fun of their pride and joy, the spirit of the school, the reason for the pep rallies-the mascot!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Six Month Pictures

These are a sample of Nora's 6 month pictures. Isn't she a cutie! You would never tell by looking at the rolls on her tummy that she is only in the 10th percentile in weight :). Every baby needs to have some rolls though! If you want to see the rest they are posted on flickr.

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