Monday, April 03, 2006
Wuh-Hoo! as my daughter would say. Congrats to the University of Florida basketball team for winning the national championship.
YAY! College basketball is over!
NBA season will be over soon, too! YAY!
(I hate basketball. Yeah, I know that's lame, but I do. At least LSU didn't win it all.)
The other day on television I saw/heard a woman hosting a nationally televised program, and she mentioned julery a couple of times. That's how she pronounced jewelry.
It made me think of Dubya and how his missteps in public speaking are perceived as a lack of intelligence. I actually like that about him. I'm no great public speaker and someone in the public eye who is not slick and glossy with their look and speaking manner is someone I can relate to. Makes him/them seem more like a real person to me.
On so many blogs every speech screw up the President makes is pointed out with glee, and seems to be used as justification for some people's belief that he is dumb.
I saw an interview with Bono of U2 fame on television a while back on Ovation or some channel like that. He was talking about his political activities and how they affect the band. He mentioned the President, and the interviewer asked him since he had spent so much time with Bush, what people's biggest misconception about him (Bush) was.
Bono immediately said people's biggest misconception about him was in thinking he was not intelligent. Bono said that Bush is a VERY intelligent man.
That. From Bono. The world's living patron saint of liberalism.
Plus, even Bill Clinton and John F. Kennedy have been noted as having said 'nuculer' on occasion. Besides, like the story that came out last June says, Bush had better grades at Yale than Kerry, and everybody oohed and aahed about how supposedly intelligent Kerry is during the 2004 presidential race. Just because he sounds like Thurston Howell III from Gilligan's Island doesn't mean Kerry's smart. Unpolished public speaking doesn't mean that Bush is a dummy either.
My Favorite Time Of Year In Florida
This is a picture of some of the blossoms right now on our tangelo tree.
Yeah. I know that cherry blossoms are out for those who live near or have cherry trees. Dogwoods are doing their beautiful magic too.
But living in Florida, I get to see/smell the best of them all.
In all my life, I have never smelled anything that even comes close. Like a mixture of honeysuckle and gardenia. Absolutely wonderful.
We have a navel orange and a tangelo tree in our back yard, and sitting out on the back patio is mighty fine right now. Last year our trees had almost no blossoms and of course very little fruit because of hurricanes Jeanne and Frances hitting us in 2004, but this year both trees are white with blossoms. And the smell! There's just nothing else quite like it.
So, although the orange blossoms don't show up visually as pretty as cherry or dogwood, the smell is in a class by itself.