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Friday, January 14, 2011

Craving the beach


I am craving a trip to the beach. I havent been in months and months. I love the beach in the winter, with its storms. My birthday is coming up in a few weeks. May need to ask the hubby if we can head to the coast for a few days!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Icy Evening


Last night there was a winter storm warning for the Portland Metro Area. Temperatures have been below freezing for days now, but there had been no precipitation. Things changed yesterday at about 3pm in the area and made it to my work and home around 5pm. It was snowing a little, which changed to hail and freezing rain for the remainder of the evening. However, at about midnight the temperatures started to rise and this morning most of the ice was melted on the roads. Driveways, porches and sidewalks were a different story. Mine still had a thick, slippery layer, as seen in the photo!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Zinnia


I chose to post this photo I took this past summer of a pretty zinnia for a few reasons. It is "Z" day on ABC Wednesday. It is Ruby Tuesday. And because it is so gloomy and so cold out right now, I figured we all needed a quick reminder of what is to come in future months. Spring will be here someday, and with it, beautiful flowers and bright colors. I cant wait, how about you? ;)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Why THIS Oregonian will not be rooting for Oregon in the BCS Championship Game today


BEWARE: Some college football ranting ahead. Proceed at caution ;)

If you know me or have been a follower of this blog, you already know that I am a die-hard, Orange blooded, season ticket holding Oregon State Beavers fan. The Beavers rivalry with the oregon ducks is an intense one. This year, the ducks had a favorable schedule and made it to the championship game against Auburn. However, I, for one, will not be rooting for them. Why would I not support a team from my home state that made it so far in the world of college football? Simply put, I AM A BEAVERS FAN!

I cannot tell you how many times I have been asked if I am looking forward to the game, or if I am rooting for the ducks. Why would I do that? Why on earth would I root for a team that any other day and any other season I would hate? Why would I turn my back on my Beavers and support the rival? "Well, I am a duck fan and if the Beavers made it to the championship, I would root for them". I have heard this dozens of times. And please don't. When the Beavers turn their team around and become the strong team I know and love again, please do not jump on the bandwagon. I am not jumping on the ducks bandwagon as so many other Oregonians have just because they made it to the championship. Be true to your team, thru thick and thin. This is why I will NOT be rooting for Oregon in the Championship game today. GO BEAVERS!!!


UPDATE: (PS) Quizz, I'm very sad you are leaving us! :*(