Responses to recent comments:
What does “the drumline looks good Danny!” mean?
One of my neighbors coaches the drumline for the BYU marching band. Although I don’t suppose that he reads this blog, he is aware of it’s existence. Thus, I thought I would give him a shout out just in case he is bored enough some day to start reading our blog.
What does “covering the spread” mean?
Covering the spread is a term used frequently in sports betting. In college football, it’s not enough usually to bet on who will win – you have to bet on how much they will win by. Thus, when BYU fails to “cover the spread” it can mean one of two things – they won but didn’t win by a large enough margin to win the bet, or they lost but lost by too great a margin to win the bet. This wikipedia article will give you a good idea about sports betting. Read it and you too can start throwing around phrases such as “Dang! The Cougs didn’t cover the spread but at least I got the over-under. I didn’t break even though because of the bookie’s vig.”
Have we eaten our Halloween Candy?
Yup – it’s all gone. Nancy helped the kids (forced them) to conserve candy and it lasted for several days. Kelly’s method of letting them eat all they can hold in one night and then tossing the rest sounds interesting – we might try that next year.
Did Nancy make Anne’s costume?
Nope – that was a Walmart special. When I was watching Diana after she was done trick-or-treating I noticed that she was wearing the princess dress that Nancy made years ago for Emily. That dress is actually quite a good piece of work – the lower sleeves have a zigzag patter stitched into them that is really nice – you just can’t see it on photos. I think Nancy has a talent for sewing and I try to encourage her to sew more. I think maybe she should start up a custom costume business or something like that. She said she wanted to take more classes first so I went online and found out the SLCC has a “Fashion Institute” that has lots of different intermediate and advanced sewing classes. I told Nancy she could register for class and I would tend the kids while she was in class but so far she hasn’t really investigated it yet.