Thursday, February 26, 2009

What Time Is It?

The weather forecasters are saying we could get anywhere from 5 to 10 inches of snow tonight! After lunch and looking out of the windows of my office, it started snowing.

And snowing...

And snowing! By 1:30 PM, the Powers That Be at work decided to send us home. They never send us home for snow!
By the time I got home, with soaking wet boots and jeans, I came home to find the White Rabbit truly white and asking, "Is it Spring yet?"
But then, March is the snowiest month in Minnesota, so that means more to come!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

Clopin would probably say that I belong at the Festival of Fools, but it's Mardi Gras, so it's close enough!

Apparently, many of my friends and coworkers are unfamiliar with some of the more "tame" traditions surrounding Mardi Gras. Well, here's my chance to dump some useless information out of my head and into my blog!

And actually I'm going to use a terrific site that explains a lot about the King's Cakes I brought into work as well as some other traditions.

So enjoy y'all!

And don't forget...Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I'm Ready For My Close-Up!

It's time for the 81st Academy Awards tonight!

While I'll never walk down the red carpet for anyone to critique what I'm wearing (Oh, that gets done all the time in my every-day life!), I can say I have been able to hold an Oscar.

At the Walt Disney Studios for the 2002 "Celebration of Walt Disney Art Classics" Convention, we were given a backstage tour. Like other convention-goers, I held the actual Academy Award for the 1958 Disney documentary, "White Wilderness". Those suckers are heavy!

In the background are official portraits of Mickey Mouse painted by Disney Legend John Hench.

Now, on with the show!