That title is for Grace, who will be the only one who understands it, unless someone else is a cheerleading mom who has heard that cheer as many times as we have.
I don't know if you've noticed, but OH MY HELL, IT'S COLD!!! And those of you who live in colder places than I do, I don't want to here it man - under 30 degrees is under 30 degrees and that shit is cold. So I was checking the weather first thing this morning like I do every day and finally heard some good news. Saturday night we're supposed to break all kinds of records and get down to 8 degrees. And then Sunday...(drum roll please)...there is a chance for snow!!! A "light dusting" only, probably no accumulation, but this makes me as excited as a crackhead in a candy store. Or a kid in a crack house - whatever. We'll be twenty something miles north of home that day at the inlaws' and I will bring the camera and stare out the window all day until I see white stuff falling from the sky. If it doesn't happen by mid-afternoon like they're predicting, we will get in the truck and keep driving until I see something, dammit. I'm sick of this waiting.
Oh, but I do have a question for all you northern folk. They warned to "winterize" your house for the next few days and the only thing I know that pertains to that is letting the faucets drip drip drip all night so the pipes don't freeze. Is there anything else we should be doing so the house doesn't freeze or explode or something? I don't know these things.
Those good people at FOX are smart enough to understand that nothing breaks up the winter blues like bringing Amercian Idol back into our lives right smack in the middle of it. We dvr'd it and watched all four hours last night. But I will admit if it wasn't for the dvr, I couldn't handle it. Way too many commercial breaks. Same with Biggest Loser. But that is just reason number 685 I love my dvr like the boyfriend I'm not allowed to have. You pay several dollars a month for something that totally frees up time and takes away the annoyances of scheduled programming - I will never give it up, beautiful boyfriend.
So I'm about 100 pages into Twilight. So far it hasn't been life-changing, but it's very readable. That's the danger of hype. I've learned to keep expectations low even when the whole world is raving because I've been burned way too many times. Like my dad with Caddy Shack. Every person he knew told him his life wouldn't be complete if he didn't watch that movie (my dad was a golf pro). He finally caught it on HBO years later and hated it. Which is blasphemy and it upset me. I asked him why and he said, "It made fun of golf. That's how I've made a living my whole life and pay for all the stuff you like to buy." Point taken. He was a purist when it came to golf though. And I still find myself cringing whenever someone talks about it being "A stupid game/chasing a little white ball around." You know what, fucko? EVERY game is stupid and almost ALL of them involve chasing some kind of ball around. Whoa, get ahold of yourself.
Even though tomorrow is Friday I'm scheduled to set up a training in the morning. I'm actually happy about it, as it will force me to get up and out of the house early, therefore giving me more of a chance to have a productive day. Even though it's going to be ball-grabingly cold tomorrow morning.
But this is the weather I wait for all year! I embrace it with gusto and joy.
I hope wherever you are, you're staying warm and keeping dry and playing in some snow.