I Must Be Dreaming!

What Does Brown Do For You?

A friend of mine from southern California posted some pictures yesterday of her kids standing in their backyard. At first glance I thought she had gotten pretty good at using Photoshop. Later on she posted more pictures that offered proof that photos in question were genuine.

Yes, it had indeed snowed in the Los Angeles area!

Okay, they live on the upslope of a mountain and it is not uncommon for the snow level to get down to them, but it is rare!

It also made for a pretty fun exchange of comments since they have more snow than us snow lovers here in Minnesota do!

Yeah, it’s a little brown here.

What little snow we did have was washed away this week with rain and temps near forty. And following a brief cool down today, the forecast calls for more unseasonably warm weather over the weekend.

Last year at this time we were digging out from seventeen inches of snow and trying to figure out how to fix a deflated Metrodome.

This year, odds look pretty good we’ll have a Christmas a bit on the tan side!

Our "snowpack"!

Santa feeling a little "down" over our brown landscape!

College Boy

My oldest son and college freshman completed his first semester and returned home for the holidays this week.

Nice to have him home, but there was something different about him.

Within minutes of his arrival he was busy unpacking and actually HANGING up his clothes!

Who says a college education isn’t important!


Within one week to go until Christmas, I decided it’s time to fight the crowds and get my shopping done.

With few ideas as to what to get people, I will head out this weekend and purchase items that stand a fairly good chance of being returned within minutes of being opened!

The Shark Has Been Jumped

Okay, is it me or are you sick of seeing the recent Chevy TV ads?

I’m talking about the ones with “Nick”, the Santa look-a-like who is a salesman in a Chevy dealership.

They were funny at first!

They were even funny after the twentieth time!

But they show them over and over and over!

You can’t turn on the TV without seeing the spot!

Chevy, I give up!

I’ll buy a truck if you just stop running those ads!

We now have a replacement for water boarding!

For the one person on the planet who hasn’t seen it yet…