Do You Believe in Miracles?

Sunday, November 18, 2007

These are the sports teams I love:

Baseball: St. Louis Cardinals
Football: St. Louis Rams (but evolving into a Lions fan, thank you Mike Martz)
College Football: Mizzou Tigers & Northwestern Wildcats

Something is happening this year, that no Mizzou football fan thought might ever happen. They have a shot at a national championship. It's just sitting there, alone, for the taking, like a chipmunk on a log, the hawk circling overhead.

If Mizzou can beat Kansas this week, and then Oklahoma for the Big 12 championship, they will play for the national title. No doubt about it.


My friends and I spent years trekking from St. Louis to Columbia, a tiger tale hanging out of our trunk, tailgating, getting drunk because it was easier to endure another thrashing wasted than sober.

This doesn't seem real. But it's what college sports is all about. It's what life is all about. Achieving your dream, no matter how unreachable it may seem.

I will eat leftover turkey this weekend, and watch Mizzou play. And I will dream, and hold on to hope.

OK! Weekly Features "Confessions"!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Ready? OK!

The celebrity tabloid, "OK! Weekly", reviews "Confessions of A Prep School Mommy Handler" in its current (November 19, 2007) issue, featuring Britney's boys on the cover.

The review, under "Best Books," features a color cover of the book jacket and states: "An amusing memoir about Midwestern moms and spoiled children from a onetime PR director for a prestigious prep school."

The review is the first one listed, and sits adjacent to a giant photo of Tom Cruise and a review of his latest movie, "Lions for Lambs."

Pick up your latest copy of OK! on newsstands today, or, better yet, pick up your copy of "Confessions."