November 12, 2010

veteran's day, football, and a winner


They laughed.

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...at me! How cruel!

Last night we piled into the car, seriously fought Atlanta rush hour traffic (which is a BEAR) and went to a Falcons game. We had a BLAST! Oh, but back to the laughing part. They joked all week about going to this game, wondering if I would bring along my Studio Waterstone bag of leather and my seam ripper. Evil. My family can be evil.

We were in the end zone but on the SECOND ROW! Fun times. I was almost hit with a flying tee-shirt bomb, had a ton of popcorn thrown down the back of my hoodie, drank beer and ate cotton candy, watched sports freaks acting like sports freaks and screamed a little myself. It was an awesome game with the Falcons winning in the final ten seconds.

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They did a special tribute to the men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting our great country. I cried. I always cry during the National Anthem but you add veterans and a giant waving flag and I become a blubbering idiot.

How about you? Do you cry during the National Anthem?

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About that giveaway...

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The winner of this week's small swag pile of the, "I'm getting rid of my HUGE collection of stones and jewelry magazines" series of contests, is Cathy from Desert Rose.

Congrats Cathy!
Now lady, you don't have a contact email so I'm hoping you'll see this
and offer up some mailing address lovin'.

Everyone else...

There will be more - probably each week, as my studio is overflowing and, well,
I don't make jewelry anymore and I need to clean even more.

Have a WONDERFUL Friday! Love to you all.


5 comments:

  1. Oooh Lori, I was watching the game on TV last night and when they rolled out that flag I got goosebumps! Yep, I'm a crier...

    What a great game to be at!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. I get misty eyed too during the National Anthem. I especially get misty eyed if they dedicate anything to veteran's or hear the stories of veterans! It looks like a packed game and a lot of fun. Glad you had a blast.

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  3. That popcorn in your hoodie??? We call that a snack for later! LOL - yes I do well up when the National Anthem comes on.The kids can make me bawl too.

    Congrats to the very lucky winner!!!

    HAppy Friday Lori!

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  4. I always cry during the National Anthem...and when I hear "Taps"...and when someone does a really beautiful rendition of "Battle Hymn of the Republic". I am an absolute sap for patriotic music. I am an Army brat and always remember to thank my dad on Veteran's Day.

    BTW - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your work!!

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  5. Oh yeah. I cry. And I cry at that song "Proud to Be an American". They played that over the loudspeaker the first morning we woke up in Basic Training. 5am in the morning, we're scared to death, and they play that song. For three minutes we all just cried.

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