Tuesday, January 13, 2009

being Minnesotan means...

...playing on the ice once in a while. The kids wanted me to drive onto the ice, and there were several vehicles doing so successfully, but my common sense side prevailed.


...Getting out and having a little January fun with the Twins Caravan. Every year, groups of players and coaches tour towns and cities outside of the metro area to meet with fans. We saw pitcher Matt Guerrer, catcher Mike Redmond, and not-quite-Hall of Famer Jack Morris who pitched the best baseball game I have ever watched in 1991. No photo ops though; I had to settle for TC, the mascot. :)

...waking up to -22 degree weather. And actually going outside.

8 comments:

Erica said...

Ya know, I was outside about an 3 hours ago and it was -12 and it didn't feel *that* bad. I had gloves and a polar fleece on and shoveled a small path to the front door and was surprised that it didn't feel to bad out, haha!!

It's colder up north than it is down here though!

Pablo said...

What color are your eyes?

tsiya said...

BRRRR! Too cold for alligators is too cold for me, but it is pretty up there.

Floridacracker said...

That looks SO COLD!

Deb said...

Erica- You know it's bad when twelve below doesn't feel "that bad!"

I'm looking forward to near 30 (above) temps on Sunday.

Pablo- In case there's any confusion, I'm the one on the left. And my eyes are a more gray shade of blue than his. I tried, but could not fix, the redeye.

tsiya- I enjoyed your recent post about the Alligator Farm. I had some good times there as a child. :)

Deb said...

FC- You're darn right! -20 forecast for tonight, colder the next. This is when we regret not having all the drywall and flooring in place.

But, as I said to Erica, warmer temps expected soon. If it gets to 30, I'll be out in short sleeves. :)

Jayne said...

What a great photo Deb! Fun to be next to a huge bear....lol! I would not have driven out on that ice either. Nope. Too chicken!!

Deb said...

Jayne- Calvin insisted that I pose for a picture, after I took pictures of all the kids with TC. I usually end up deleting pictures of myself, but I kind of like this one. :)

It probably would have been okay to drive, but I didn't want to prove the rule "Ice is NEVER 100% safe!"