Saturday, January 31, 2009

Winter Lingers On...

Is it cold enough for you? What about snow and ice, haven’t we had enough of that already. In Mooseville, the snowdrifts are getting bigger than I am, but the nights are getting shorter as we move towards spring.

I know you hate it when I am overly optimistic right! I can hear you now saying, “Brodey, it is only Day One of February.”

In the month of February, there are some exciting things to celebrate. There are holidays like Valentine’s Day and February school vacation and the Phillips Community Center is having an Ice Skating party with cookies and hot chocolate on the 17th. We get to celebrate the birthdays of Abe Lincoln and George Washington with Presidents’ Day in the middle.

However, before I get myself all excited about that we should talk about today – it is Superbowl Sunday! Turn on your television and chef up some chicken wings and nachos because I am coming over soon.

In case you live in a burrow and don’t know who is playing, count on me to keep you informed. It is the Cardinals against the Steelers. Almost as important as the game, is the commercials they will play during half time.

Speaking of burrows, I want to remind you about one very important thing that happens on February 2. According to the smart people at Wikipedia, “the largest Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.” Punxsutawney Phil will step out of his burrow to meet his adoring fans on Monday and there are expected to be more than 25,000 people checking out his shadow.

We hope it will be cloudy!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Resolutions Progress!

Well, friends, the New Year is two weeks old, so it seemed appropriate to check in on everyone’s resolutions and how they are doing. It is said that most people abandon their resolutions the first week, but friends of Mooseville are a special bunch so maybe you have been more successful and made it to the end of week two.

As far as I am concerned, you are probably anxiously awaiting the results of my sixth resolution, which was to start writing the first great American Moose novel. I may first have to revise my resolution because I am considering writing a memoir instead to give people a first hand look at my life.

I have been struggling with my title, so I wanted to find out what you think. So far I am considering two main options which are “Brodey Goes To Graceland” or “Brussel Sprout Forest: Brodey’s Memoir.”

Once I have gotten my title nailed down, then the hard work will begin…because as you know typing with two hoofs is a little bit of a challenge. I keep hoping that the fine folks at Dell will invent a hoof-friendly keyboard, but no luck yet!

I would love to hear what you think about my title ideas or if you have another suggestion that would be great too!

Have a great day!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Third Graders Moose Resolutions

Here are a few New Years Resolutions (Moose oriented of course!) from a total moose third grade class in Utah! They even called Mooseville and sang a song for us at Christmas time! Well, here are their excellent resolutions!

I will not Moose-behave!
I will listen to good Moose-ic
I will not get sent to the Moose RC (That is a place in the back of the room where they go for time out -- The Moose Responsibility Center. If that doesn't work they get sent tot he SRC Student responsibility Center and get in all sorts of trouble... so the Moose RC is a warning)

I will not Moose Around
I will be 10 % smarter than the object I am dealing with.
I will not grow a moose-stach until I am 16.
If something is mooseing -I will look for it before asking
No more Moose-le toe for me! *blush*
Someday I am going to Moose-issippi.
I will not be moose-chievous
I will not let my desk get Moose-y
I will try and read more Moose-tries
I am going to work out hard so my Moose-cles will be impressive
I will not moose a day of school
I will go to an a-moose-ment park this summer
I will not make any more moose-takes
I will listen carefully and write down the correct Moose-age
When I grow up I want to drive a Moose-tang

And there you have it!

Happy New Year!

The time has come to say goodbye to 2008 and welcome in 2009! I always resolve to eat less and exercise more, but quickly fall down on my plans…just as soon as the new spring grasses are starting to grow and I can stand the better part of a day in a single spot chewing happily away.

Nonetheless, I figured it was about time for another top ten list to celebrate my new year’s resolutions.

As the mayor of Mooseville, I resolve to:

10) Not to eat more than two or three gardens this year – but watch out because I am likely to fail miserably at this one.

9) Get satellite television, so I can watch all my fellow creatures on the National Geographic channel – it is a long cold winter in Mooseville!

8) Get a good haircut, so I don’t look too mangy in the spring.

7) Not make fun of humans – even if they are funny looking!

6) Start writing my own great American Moose novel.

5) Learn something new, maybe like parasailing or French cooking (I can’t wait to share the photos with you!).

4) Send a thank you note to Corey for helping spread the love of Moose throughout the world.

3) Visit Roger at Saddleback and take some skiing lessons from him.

2) Keep all my blog readers informed about important Moose issues!

And my number one resolution for 2009 is…

To try my best to stay out of trouble and have fun every day!

One of my friend's favorite quotes (I'm deciding that it is one of mine too!) was written in 1905 by Bessie Stanley of Lincoln, NE:

"He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction."