The Win that Was Not

May 8, 2008 | Full Time Family | 7 comments

It has been a LONG time since I blogged about Junior.
Don’t worry, I still hold him in great affection! In fact, in this house we think he is greater than ever even if he is no longer driving that beautiful red car. No, we are not switching to Mountain Dew Amp! This is still a Bud house.
Junior (in case you wanted to know) is having a ROCKIN season, even without a win. As you can see on my NASCAR widget on the right, he is in third place. He is making his team mates (and it pains me to say that word!) #48 and #24 look pretty sad.
This past weekend I had tears of joy in my eyes as with 5 laps to go it looks like “Ju” as Aidan calls him was finally going to win a race until that twit Busch snatched my hopes or should I say wrecked my hopes…I was with family so I tried to maintain a shred of dignity. Had I been at home just me and my boys I probably would have needed to wash my mouth out with soap- that or make a run to the store for Kleenex.
Call me strange (I have NO friends that can even tolerate NASCAR) but I love those races and the off season (Nov-Feb) is very long for me. I could not explain the rules of football to anyone but I can tell you a bit about bump drafting, down force, tire wear and being either too loose or too tight! Did you know there is even an organization of French NASCAR fans (even though now I can not find the link…errrrrrrr? When I was in France I tried to watch the races at some of the bars in my Quatier but stupid husbands whose wives were out hittin’ the Champs Elysées had to monopolize the English viewing with “March Madness.” Talk about mad!
I am sure there was many a P-ed off red neck Saturday night. I was one of them…
Any weekend now he is going to smoke those tires in a victory burn out…you will probably hear me scream all the way to Paris!!!!


  1. Faith

    Ok, what happened to give a comment get a comment????

    Even though I am not into racing I think it’s really cool that you guys have something like that that you are really into as a family. I’m excited for you even though I am clueless about it.

  2. Julee Ann

    I forgot to hit pause…and so while watching your NASCAR clip Yann Tiersen’s Sur le Fil was playing in the background.

    I must say it was quite an emotional blogcast for me.

    Thanks goodness you’ve got tolerant relatives!!!!!!!!

  3. Sherri @ Life As I Live It

    I saw your comment on Wonders Never Cease….I completely agree with you. I’m so sick of seeing older structures being torn down just to put something there that is everywhere already.

    For instance(and this is not a barn)but up until two years ago,there was a mall that had been around for about 40 years and I had been going to it all my life.It broke my heart to see them tear it down(also,there was nothing wrong with it;the city just wanted something so called bigger and better).I went and took video of it before they got started demolishing and then took pictures during the process. I cried everytime I went by there and saw more things that I loved gone. And the kicker….you know what they put in it’s place? A Walmart!!! Like there’s none of those around,huh? They also put in Old Navy,Ross,restaurants etc. It still hurts to see something that is a dime a dozen put there in the mall’s place.Sorry for the ramble,just wanted to let you I agree 🙂

  4. HomemakerAng

    i think this is the only thing we dont have in common sweetheart… BUT, if I could drive one of these puppies, I WOULD LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF IT! xoxox

  5. Julee Ann

    You said…
    Call me strange (I have NO friends that can even tolerate NASCAR)

    So I said…
    Thank goodness you’ve got tolerant relatives!!!!!!!!

    See because I sorta like watching, Grandpa loves Junior, Uncle John…and so forth?

    Or did you mean what because of me saying I forgot to hit pause

    …there was a sad sounding song playing on your sidebar while I watched Junior crash, and then announcers were so sad sounding, and I knew you were sad, and I was kinda sad …

    …this all loses something in translation.


  6. Parisienne Farmgirl

    Gotcha Juls – that is what I thought you meant.

    HMA – I AM GOING to drive one of those cars someday!!!


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