Thursday, October 1, 2009

I'm going to be a Gramma!

Baby is due Feb 20th. Ultrasound was yesterday It's a Boy.

The kids informed me last night they have chosen a name for the youngen.

Marcus Lee Millard
(yes I cried)

What a great tribute to my hubby!!!!!!!!!!!!!
he so wanted to live to see a grandchild

I know this may change.
I am so proud.
I'll keep you posted

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sunburnt in Sonoma

Road Rage-Sunburnt in Sonoma

I have never like road courses. Part of the reason I came to Sonoma was to see if it was better in person.

Well there was the whole meeting FoxSports Bloggers thing too of course

After being there in this past weekend I have discovered something about myself and road courses. The televised version of a road course is like a televised hockey game. They can’t cover the whole event as it happens. The whole track is in use once the race gets in full swing. So much so you can’t have a conversation with the person beside you (there is no break long enough for more than a sentence)

There was no way for me to keep track of what everyone was doing on the track. The best I could do was keep track of my driver and who ever was near him. The cameras have to choose who they are going to follow and which spots “might” have action. I can’t bad mouth the coverage of a road course anymore. Rats what will I detest about NASCAR now? (any suggestion- grin)

Don’t get me wrong, I DON’T want anymore road courses but I have a new outlook on what the are and why they are so disappointing on the little box in my living room.

For those of you who have not seen a road course live and don’t like them I ask that you take my observations into consideration.

For those of you who have seen one in person, and still don’t like them (the raced not the coverage) I would like to read your thoughts.

I’m writing this from the airport – I have 6 hours before my flight (my ride had a much earlier flight so here I am. ) Wearing a bathing suit and a skirt I set off the alarm (where the heck would I have had anything hidden ?)I hope my fellow travelers are all home safe (I know HR13 or whatever number he is using this month won’t be home til 10 ish pst tonight. I think everyone else is home safe by now.

I can’t post this til I find out if there is wifi here somewhere.

No smoking and no wifi it will be a long day.I have some pictures I hope to be able to add to this later.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Talladega Controversy- Chime in

Talladega Terrors



1  Remove the yellow line

2  Restrict the cars even more

3  Flatten the banking remove the restrictor plates and let them RUN

3.5 Mikey’s suggestion- make the front bumper “soft” and the rear bumper  cast iron

(would have REALLY hurt Brad in that finish)



According to Mikey  in the drivers  meeting they were told that NO bumping would be tolerated on ANY PART OF THE CAR.


1) John Darby via frver3fan’s blog

As far as the why we have the yellow line rule? John Darby’s explanation should leave all of us without a doubt, as to why this rule was implemented “The yellow line rule itself has been very effective in controlling some of the huge wrecks we used to have. It’s a very simple process, because if you look at the backstretch for Talladega that may be 15 lanes wide if you allow the competitors to use the skid pads and everything, the entrance to turn three is not; it’s back down to three lanes. What happens is it becomes a big game of chicken from going from 15 lanes wide down to three, and nobody wants to give; and that ultimately created some very large and unwarranted wrecks. The yellow line rule has at least made the width of the racetrack consistent all the way around, so the competitors know how much real estate there is there to use.”

Not to mention the dangers of going below that 'apron' and trying to return

2) I can hear the screaming from here!



3) Now I have gone completely deaf-and dumb it appears.



3.5) I  (It would change things)


side note a mention was made to make the catch fence even more dense/safer

That fence is hard enough to see through as it is!









short but controversial unable to add pictures at work

Bobby Allison has a comment

Pemberton and Darby comment


credit given to Nascar Now, Wind Tunnel,  USA Today , ESPN and Michael Waltrip