December 2nd, 2011

pine snow

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1. Yesterday was soooooo cold -- but today, the sun is out, and things are quite a bit warmer.

2. This morning, the school hosted 'Muffins & Moms' -- put on by the dads ;) D's coach is the head of the committee, and it was crowded! I've not gone before (because I don't want to get up early), but this year, we just got up at the usual time and I drove them instead of us walking to the bus. It worked, and we'll probably do it again next year.

3. D's first game was this week -- and man, it was exciting! There was something weird going on with the scoreboard (and the time clock), and when the game should have ended, D's team was on top...thankfully, five minutes later when it actually ended, they were still on top. The winning basket was a 3-pointer from our team -- man, it was pretty thrilling. :) D made the first basket of the game (and 8 of the 10 boys scored at least one point).

4. This week was the reprieve, but now, the remaining days until Christmas seem to be rapidly filling up -- I'm taking deep breaths and working to just focus on the right here and now!

5. I'm glad I got this in today -- I feel like I'm sneaking around to make my way through the intermittent access. Have a great first weekend of December!

On Coloradoans...

I gakked this from FB (I bolded the ones which are especially true):

You know you're from Colorado if:

You eat ice cream in the winter.

It snows 10 inches (25 cm) and you don't expect school to be cancelled. You'll wear flip flops every day of the year, regardless of temperature. You have no accent at all, but can hear other people's, and then you make fun of them. "Humid" is over 25%. Your sense of direction is: Toward the mountains and Away from the mountains.

You say "the interstate" and everybody knows which one. You think that May is a totally normal month for a blizzard. You buy your flowers to set out on Mother's day, but try and hold off planting them until just before Father's day.

You grew up planning your Halloween costumes around your coat. You know what the Continental Divide is. You went to Casa Bonita as a kid, AND as an adult, and know not to eat the food. You've gone off-roading in a vehicle that was never intended for such activities [I've done this too many times to count]. You always know the elevation of where you are [Not only is this completely true, but DH announces it on a regular basis, so the kiddos know too!].

You wake up to a beautiful, 80-degree (26 C) day and you wonder if it's going to snow later. You don't care that some company renamed it, the Broncos still play at Mile High Stadium!!! You actually know that ** South Park ** is a real place, not just a show on TV. You know you're talking to a fellow Coloradan when they call it "Elitches," not ""Six Flags."

A bear on your front porch doesn't bother you. Your two favorite teams are the Broncos and whoever is beating the crap out of the Raiders [This is definitely true of DH]. When people back East tell you they have mountains in their state too, you just laugh. You go anywhere else on the planet and the air feels "sticky" and you notice the sky is no longer blue.

You can never figure out why your out-of-town guests faint from altitude sickness on a picnic to the mountains. You've gone snow skiing in July and played golf in January and in the same year. You switch from "Heat" to A/C in one day. You know what the "Peoples Republic of Boulder" means. You're able to drive 65 miles (104 kilometers) per hour through 13 feet (4 meters) of snow during a raging blizzard without even flinching. You carry skies in your car, "just in case." April showers bring May blizzards.

'Timberline' is someplace you have actually been many times. SPF 90 is not out of the question. People from other states breathe 5 times as often as you do. You are 82 years old and take up snowboarding. You get depressed after one day of cloudy weather [Okay, this is sad but soooo true]. Your bridal registry is at REI. You have stood on solid ground and looked down on an airplane in flight.

This totally cracked me up -- the bolded ones are so true of us, and I've met others who fit the rest of them. Does your state have something like this, and if so, is it true for you?