I have been here 48 hours and I haven't seen the sun yet.
Humidity makes things really hot. . .and really cold. Dang! It's cold here!
I used to be psyched when we'd get three inches of snow and school would be cancelled. Now it's a mystery to me.
And before I begin this next section--a disclaimer: I am not a slim person. At all. I'm a wannabe slim person. But I do live in a slim state now. Which makes me feel slightly superior. . .until I look in the mirror. Anyway, Eamonn's family used to marvel at how overweight Americans were. This was back in the 90s and then convenience and fast foods hit England with a vengence and now they're a pretty chunky nation themselves (I'm telling you, watch You Are What You Eat on BBC America). I never really noticed it before until they mentioned it to me. And then I started looking around and realized they were right--there are so many overweight people in the U.S. in general. So anyway, I was about to board one of those small-ish planes from Chicago to Columbus on Saturday and I was once again surprised at how many heavy people were getting on the plane. We are such an unhealthy nation overall and it was a reminder to me that I need to recommit myself to a healthier lifestyle because I do NOT want people to look at me and think, "I hope she's not in the seat next to me," which frankly, is what I was thinking about a lot of these people. I hope I don't offend a lot of people with those comments, but as a country, we need to wake up and smell the coffee. Or water. Or some other low calorie drink.
With that tirade said above, I'm counting down the minutes until I can get to First Watch and have my favorite breakfast: Caps. Two eggs anyway you like (poached for me), served with broiled mushrooms (liberally coated with cheese), roasted potatoes and an English muffin. I dream about it.
I love central Ohio's local news programs. I like it better than the news in Colorado. When I come home, I can hardly wait to tune into Andrea Cambern. She's so darn cute. I didn't like her hair color and her bangs when we were here in August, but I'm sure that doesn't affect her news delivery. And Angela Pace? She's been on there forever. Where would central Ohio be without Angela? Their voices just calm me. I still relate more to Ohio news than Colorado news. We live 2+ hours from Denver, which is where our news comes from. Who the hell cares what's going on 2 hours away? Which I guess begs the question, why do I care what's going on a two-day drive away? Because I can picture pretty much everywhere they're talking about. Plus, I still have to read all that Ohio news for my Ohio clients and that's my excuse.
So no matter how much I poke fun at Ohio for it's top news story last night--labeled The Big Story (three inches of snow); the weather; or the poor eating habits, I still love it. Love it, love it, love it.
Now excuse me while I go eat some guacamole and chips. Just hope you're not sitting next to me on that little plane back home.