Friday, October 19, 2012

Week 22... Winners & Losers


This week, I have a couple of different things going on that I would like to share with you.  The first would fall under the "Winners" category and I am very excited about sharing this with you.  The second would absolutely fall under the "Losers" category and I am not so excited about sharing this with you although, most of you already know, but it is what it is...


First, I received notice last week from a friend in the "Blogging Community" that she had "Awarded" me with a Blogging Award.  This will be my 3rd Recognition Please look at the Left Hand Sidebar since starting this Blog just over 20 Weeks ago.  In all honesty, I take these awards very seriously and look upon them very proudly in that "someone" out there has visited Slu's World, read it a few times, and deems it "Worthy" of a particular Award.  I don't mind saying that it truly means a lot to me and I display them on the Sidebar to your left with great pride.

I love giving a "Shout Out" to my friend here, Marcia D, whose Blog is titled, 
Menopausal Mother.  She is absolutely one of my "favorite" reads.  I refer to her as "Meno Mama" and I hope you will click on the link and give her Blog a try.  I appreciate very much that she chose me for "The Versatile Blogger Award."

The Award comes with a set of Rules to Follow...  

1:  Add the Award to my Blog, Thank Your Award Person, and Link back to
     their Blog.

2:  List 7 random facts about myself (Yikes!!!)

3:  Pass the Award On to 7 other Bloggers.

4:  Inform each Nominee about the Award by posting on their Blog Site 
     Comment Section.

OK:  7 Random Facts About Me... 

1:  I love really cold milk.  With almost every meal and in-between too.

2:  I pretty much fold my "dirty" clothes to take up less space in the basket.

3:  I wake up at 4:00am Monday through Friday each week.  NUTS!!!

4:  I absolutely live with the "Woman" of my dreams.  She is my life.

5:  I wanted to name my son, Shane Ryan Sluder, "Sparky Joseph Sluder."

6:  The Godfather (1972) is still my favorite movie of all time.

7:  In the almost 14 years that Donna and I have been together, not once
     have I ever seen her toe-nails without nail polish...  Always painted.  
That wasn't so bad.  And now, I need to nominate 7 worthy Bloggers that I feel deserve this Award as well.  They are all fantastic Bloggers that put the "time" in each week.  And they are...


1:  My Tribute To The Beatles  Brenda

2:  Mari's Notebook  Marisol

3:  Archistas  Maya   

4:  My World of Colors and Thoughts  Epsita

5:  Recycle and Rubbish  Mika

6:  Transcending Borders  Tazein

7:  Spinoolean  John

There you have it.  My list of Bloggers that I pass on "The Versatile Blogger Award" to.  Congrats to you all.

Part 2


Last Sunday was Game Day, Baby...  For the first time in their 10 year history, the Houston Texans, along with the "storied" Green Bay Packers, were the showcase for Sunday Night Football on NBC.  As soon as the schedule came out, this was THE game on the 16 game schedule that ranked #1 for the regular season for Texans fans.  There was so much hype.  And, the Texans had a 5 & 0 record coming into the game, whereas the Packers were 2 & 3.  Some of the kids came over to watch the game with us...

Stephen & Lauren:  Pumped and Ready!!!

John, Sami, & Munchkin:  Pumped & Ready!!!
Link Sausage, Boiled Shrimp, Baked Potatoes, Avocado & Tomato Salad, & the Trimmings (Even Libations!!!)

Steven, as you can see, was very excited...  and hungry too.
I had long ago sold my tickets to the game because they were at such a premium this year, being that this year is a "LOCK" on the Texans getting back to the playoffs.  The Texans were favorites to win the game by all the experts.  There was all the "Pre-Game" stuff:

We were "Ready for some Football."

Al got us warmed up...

And when Faith Hill sings, it's Game Time!!!

But, before the game even started, QB Matt Schaub looked as if he knew something was up...
And then, the game started.  And then, well, it was not pretty!!!  Unless you were a Packers fan...  It went South really fast!!!  So, we decided to break out the dessert:

I made Chocolate Pie for the occasion...
And although it did not hold its shape, Lauren did give it the "Thumbs Up" for flavor.
In the end, the Texans got "SMOKED" by the Packers to the tune of 42 to 24!!!  So, yes, we suffered our first loss of the season and fell to 5 & 1.  This Sunday, we get the Baltimore Ravens here at home in Reliant Stadium.  They are 5 & 1 as well.  Are you ready for some football???  I am.  Can't wait...

Market Watch:  Another down week for Facebook, as it slipped below 19 and closed yesterday at 18.98...  Wow!!!

The EndWeek 22 is in the books and I want to say Thank You very much for stopping by.  Also, Thanks again to "Meno Mama" for the Award this week.  I'm elated.  Check back next week.  Til then...

Be safe, be smart, and always smile...  It's "Happy Friday"



  1. Congrats for the award. You deserve it. When ever I come here, I do smile. Your posts are very nice. And it is nice to know you more.
    Hope your team win next time :).
    Wanna try your Chocolate Pie

    1. Wow!!! Thank you very much. I really appreciate your kind words. Slu

  2. ok two things: 1.) I look horrrriiiibbllle in that picture. OMG!
    2.) Is it just me or does Lauren's thumb look less like
    a thumb and more like a finger?!?!

    1. 1: you look fine.

      2: i'm with you... her thumb looks 8 inches long!!! lol


  3. Thank you for nominating my blog means a lot to know people read it and like it :D
    Hope your team does better next game!

    1. Awesome!!! I'm so glad you accepted.

      Thanks, Slu

  4. Congratulations on all the awards you've gotten!!! Your blog is always great, I have enjoyed each one. They allow me to keep up with you and Donna and your family and friends, which really helps since I can't be there. Please keep it up :-)
    Love you both,
    Big Sis

    1. Thanks Sis... Love y'all right back. Lil Bro

  5. Slu, you have put a lot of time and thought into your weekly blogs. It must feel good when others recognize (and appreciate) your talents! Congratulations on the latest award! Your blogs reflect your interests, sincerity, humor, and family values. And you have a great writing style too.
    I am feeling positive about the Texans tomorrow. I saw a whole bunch of football pots floating around the office this week. Looks like football frenzy again this Sunday. Oh yeah...Go Texans!
    I will be back next week to see what is going on in Slu's World.
    Donna S.

    1. DS... I so look forward to your comments each week. You are just so sweet. Thank you very much for all that you convey.

      I think the Texans will take care of business.

      See ya next week, Slu

  6. Awesome blog post, Slu! Love the way you answered your questions, too. Now why is it that every time I visit your blog I leave hungry???? Haha! Looks like y'all had a great time. Thanks for playing along with the award rules--you rocked this!!!

    1. Ha!!! And Thank You right back... I appreciate very much what you did, always enjoy your comments, and certainly look forward to the next "read" from your Blog. Take care, Slu

  7. Slu I love your blog and would like to present it again with an award details are available here u rock!

    1. Hey Brenda... you are too kind. Thanks so much, Slu

  8. Hey Slu!
    Congrats on your very-deserved award. I always enjoy popping over for a good read. Don't feel too bad about your Texans. Due to the timing of my comment, you have already SMOKED the Ravens, so all is well in the world again.
    Tomorrow. Lions Vs. Bears....One can hope!
    Chocolate pie recipe, please?
    Cheers to a peaceful week. 4 am. Really? On purpose? :)

    1. Well, thank you very much. And, may I say the same "right back at ya."

      Let me tell you: it feels so much better being the "SMOKER" rather than the "SMOKEE." Ha!!!

      Lots of luck with your Lions... Y'all can get the Bears tuned up for us in a couple of weeks.

      Recipe will be coming your way soon... very easy and y'all will LOVE IT!!!

      4am: can you believe that??? and for a PART TIME JOB!!! it's all good, though. love the job.

      take care, slu

  9. Thank you Stephen for nominating me for The Versatile Blogger Award. It feels really great to know I have admirers; who like my writing. I am excited and proudly accept this award. Your Writing is just Awesome. Congratulations for all your awards. You deserved them.

    1. Awesome!!! So glad you accepted. Congrats... and Thank You for the kind words. Take care, Slu

  10. Hi Slu! Congrats on your blog award - you answered it so honorably that I feel a tad bit sheepish about my latest post now!!

    1. Ha!!! 1st: Thanks so much... 2nd: I'm off to check it out... Can't wait. Take care, Slu

  11. Hey Slu! Thanks for nominating me! Check out my post here:

    p.s. I really really like super-cold milk too!

    1. You are very welcome... love your blog. Glad you accepted.

      Cold Milk Lovers... Ha!!!

      Take Care, Slu


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