Sunday, November 25, 2007

Morning Blogs News Update: Sunday edition

Good morning. California is on fire again and Mississippi is all over the emotional map. State fans are bouncing off the ceiling and Ole Miss fans are sifting through the rubble of their season (and program). Coach O will be a lot of money not to coach this Christmas. Ole Miss fans will be getting coal. And Coach Croom is finally feeling a little relief from the boo-birds who wanted his scalp. Southern Miss is going to yet another bowl (congrats) and Frank is on the verge of naming Sheriff McMillan the Ole Miss Coach. And I am about to put up Christmas decorations. No comment on how excited I am about making trips into the attic. At least I am happier than Kentucky today.

Today will be a gray. Damp. And cool. Expect about a 90% of rain today with a high in the lower 60s. At least the deer will be running. Maybe I can get a trophy with my car.

Putting some bite into animal laws
Allen Kelly, who lives near Byram, has become a vocal advocate for strengthening laws on vicious animals. He has a good reason; he was a human chew toy for a couple of pit bulls. "Older people and younger people are very vulnerable to those vicious dogs," he said. He's gotten Hinds County to tighten their laws now he is taking his fight to the Legislature. I was attacked by a Boxer once -- I hope he succeeds.

Strong start to Christmas shopping season
Even though there are economic clouds on the horizon, consumers came out of the gate strong on Black Friday. From the story: According to ShopperTrak RCT Corp., which tracks sales at more than 50,000 retail outlets, total sales rose 8.3 percent to about $10.3 billion on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, compared with $9.5 billion on the same day a year ago. This is in spite of the on-going credit crunch and higher energy costs.

Movie we might see this weekend
Enchanted: It's the story of a Disney princess thrust into the real world. It has been getting good reviews and looks like a nice, light break to putting up Christmas decorations.


Forcedtoretirelegaleagle said...

On one of the local news programs last night they showed that 32% are not planning to do any Christmas shopping at all. The reporter snickered when she read this, but I will certainly have to fall into that category myself and it's not funny at all.

*1NotSOcLUCKyRN* said...



I have done NO shopping. Pretty much know what I'm getting everyone, just don't have the funds...yet.



Supermom said...

dear son's "Enchated" critic walking out of the movie....

"where was all the fighting?"

Forcedtoretirelegaleagle said...

Has anyone seen the Mist? One critic compared it to what he called the silly Dreamcatcher, but I enjoyed the book Dreamcatcher and the movie too.

Katherine said...

We started our Christmas decorations yesterday, but got the outside garland and the tree going today. Little man is very excited about the "fashing wights" on the tree. :)
In fact, he and his Daddy just went to CVS to get one more box of lights (when you've been married 10 years, your lights start to go on you --it was time for some new ones).