Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you doing on your holiday shopping? I have a few friends who are already done with theirs, which is a notion I can't wrap my arms around. I consider it a win if I'm finished before December 23. However, I have started my usual brainstorming, which has already led to one neat idea, so I'm pleased with that. Of course, the biggest challenge is finding things for BDH and Little Buddha, especially clothes. It will all work out before the 23rd, though. Also, don't forget that you can get yourself a brand new coffee mug! I think the guys are more excited about that than anything else. Speaking of coffee, we've got a fresh pot ready to go, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Sunday Clutter.
The New England Patriots take on the Miami Dolphins in Foxboro this afternoon. It seems like it's been forever since the Pats were home, and they're heading right back out on the road after this game is over. We never like watching games that are in Miami. That and Denver have always seemed like oversized challenges to the Patriots, but it's a different story at home. The 4-6 Dolphins haven't won here since 2008, and that's not changing today. The Patriots should improve to 9-2, and with any luck, this is as straight-forward a win as last week against the Oakland Raiders.
With rumors swirling that Michael Flynn is working with Robert Mueller, is it time so start taking bets on a departure date for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump? We'll set the over/under on December 31. We also predict that there will be an uncomfortable tweetstorm from the White House the day Ivanka leaves that will strengthen the connection between the Great Pumpkin and Roy Moore. On the other hand, Trump seems to think Ivanka's criticism of Moore is an act of disloyalty to him, so who knows? Nahh, we'll stick with the prediction.
Some of our older readers might be able to remember back to when Republicans worked themselves into a lather over how often Barack Obama played golf while he was in office. Donald Trump is on pace to triple that pace, and somehow it doesn't seem to bother the GOP as much anymore.
That guy who was planning to launch himself in a homemade rocket to prove that the Earth is flat yesterday scrapped the mission. Mike Hughes claimed the reasons were a combination of lack of federal permits and engineering issues. Hughes says he plans to try again next week, which means his family and friends have a few days to try to talk some sense into him.
BDH and Little Buddha have a new crush, and her name is Fiona the Hippo. The two of them want to take a trip to the Cincinnati Zoo to meet her. Not sure if that's going to work out, but maybe we'll get them Fiona shirts for Christmas. Fiona was a premature baby who had to show great resiliency to survive, and now she's making fans across the country, including our guys.
Fiona as a baby. (pic via usatoday.com)
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. Let's close things out with another tune from Leo Moracchioli. This time, it's a heavy metal take on P!nk's, "Just Give Me A Reason," and it's today's, "Song of the Day."
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be good, and we'll meet back here again soon. Until next time, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.