Hello Lovelies! I hope Monday was kind to everyone this week!
I got the opportunity to do something really awesome this last weekend, well several things actually that I wanted to share with you all.
I had a very best friend in high school named Dino. By tenth grade we were pretty much inseparable , much to the chagrin of our teachers most likely. But then, as a lot of times happened, her parents decided to move away with her. Three hours away. At that age three hours seems like three years. We kept in touch thru letters, phone calls, cards and weekend visits for a long time. But things happened, disagreements that probably weren’t as bad they seemed at the time got in the way and we drifted apart.
This is one of those instances that I truly can say “Thank God for social media!” We reconnected with each other thru Facebook and started talking some again. It’s funny how you can not see or hardly speak to someone for almost 16 years and find out things you still have in common; we own the same type of mini vans, have some of the same ailments, and the most awesome one:
Our daughters are not even a year apart from each other in age, have a ton in common, and they both are our mini me’s! 🙂
Last Friday, I met Dino about 30 minutes away from our house, got to talk to her, we hugged and laughed, and picked up where we left off for a little while. Then I brought her daughter, Winter, home with us to stay with my daughter for the weekend.
It was so surreal watching the two of them together. Dino said it best when she said that it was “like looking in a time warp mirror”. These 2 teenage girls who had only talked online and on the phone a few times, acted like they had known each other their whole lives! Bipolar disorder has made it hard on my daughter making new friendships and opening up to people in the last couple of years and watching her have an instant connection to someone and giggling her head off like a little girl was so amazing.
MJ and Winter got drugged to the ball field with us for games and practices this weekend, but also managed to have a few adventures as well. They took walks out the country road that my mom lives out, she got introduced to my family, they took walks all around the city we live in, stayed up and made desserts, watched Disney movies with the boys, and in general just enjoyed the whole weekend. So much that I do believe that it will be getting repeated for this coming weekend on spring break! I really hated to see the weekend end for them on Sunday evening, but it had to. The bonus was getting to take a road trip about an hour and a half away from our house to meet Dino and give her her daughter back. So in a sense, my daughter gained an amazing friend, and I got an amazing friend back!
After our road trip reunion was done and we have made plans to meet up and steal Winter again soon, as well as found a new state park off the interstate that we wanna try camping at, we started on our way back home and to my mothers house…..
Because it was time for WRESTLEMANIA 30!!!!!!!!
Yes folks Sunday was the big day, of course if you are a WWE fan, you already know that. And you probably already know what all happened during it. But seeing as how I’m still in shock over it I will say it again like I have multiple times since about halfway thru the show that night……. HOW CAN IT BE TRUE THAT THE UNDERTAKER’S WRESTLEMANIA WINNING STREAK IS OVER?
I have watched wrestling since I was a kid, I have all 3 of my kids into watching it. Some things have remained a constant in wrestling; there are good guys, bad guys, there are always controversies, and the Undertaker doesn’t lose at WRESTLEMANIA, period.
That was until Sunday night.
Mark Gallaway, the man that is Undertaker, just turned 56 a few weeks ago, so it was inevitable that he was going to have to retire coming up. I assumed that they would have him going out winning, making his total at WRESTLEMANIA 22-0, and he would just be never heard from again.
After all, he is the undead Phenom from Death Valley, who would question it really? But wanting to keep us in shock, and invoking emotion, they had him lose to Brock Lesnar, a part time wrestler, whom is generally disliked. Lesnar’s long list of credits include leaving UFC due to diverticulitis, and getting kicked out of the NFL.
Sure, sounds just like the person that should take out the biggest name in professional wrestling….
The general consensus is that it was Undertaker’s choice and decision to end it this way, and I completely respect that. But that doesn’t change the fact that the entire Super Dome went dead quiet in shock when it happened and that the announcers even looked visibly upset when it occurred.
It also doesn’t change the fact that it felt like I was watching my childhood get ripped apart like a Nixon intern that was in charge of document shredding that week.
But it invoked emotion, it had a lot of feeling to it. And that was and is always the goal. Some would ask why I watch wrestling ” it’s all fake” or ” it’s all scripted”
Indeed you are right. But so is every soap opera and damn near every reality show in existence. It’s my choice of drama.
And my drama is full of sweaty, well built, athletic men doing amazing feats of strength, agility, and acrobatics…. All I can say to that combo is “Can I get a hell yeah?”
Twitter is where I do the majority of my wrestling discussions at. Which if you’re interested I’m @jas304 on there. I talk back and forth to a lot of wrestling fans on there, along with several guys who do wrestling podcasts. I highly recommend The Nick and Bryan show, Angry Marks, and The Fans Podcast. They are all intelligent and funny guys with some great guests and discussions going on.
In the middle of WRESTLEMANIA while tweeting I got an awesome surprise on Twitter. I saw in my notifications that I had been added to several group lists of top Twitter Bloggers, along with being added to SQ Magazines list of “Top Notch Bloggers”
I was deeply surprised and so excited over this. If anyone reading this had anything to do with it, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so happy that there are people out there who enjoy reading my posts. I didn’t start this blog with a goal in mind of how many readers or followers I wanted, or anything like that. It just kinda started as 50% a place to rant, 50% a place to tell funny stories, and 50% a way to wear out my brain on late evenings when my insomnia kicks in……..
And since that’s 150%, it was a place to demonstrate my bad ass math skills….
But, I digress…..
Oh and a place to show my love for unnecessary streams of extra periods……..
And there it is folks, a recap of our awesome weekend and my thanks to everyone that is reading my posts and then sharing them with others. I truly am grateful that you all enjoy my “random rants, recaps, and road trips from a rowdy red head”
Until next time my lovelies. 😉