03 February 2013

SuperBowl Delayed

... at our house.

Younger Daughter scheduled a snow-boarding lesson at 2:15; the game starts at 2:30, local time. We'll be 15 or 20 minutes behind the rest of the nation watching it, but then we can zip the less-interesting commercials, and will eventually catch up to the live broadcast.

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I've lost about 10 pounds so far, mostly by controlling portion sizes & making healthier choices. We've always put out a small spread of snacks & hors d'oeuvres ... this year, not so much (literally).

Or, as a certain chief petty officer of my acquaintance read it from a command memo, "whores de-vores". I should mention that he only attended public school through 3rd grade, and was otherwise almost entirely self-taught. We didn't laugh too loudly; he meant well, but hadn't seen it spelled out before.

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Our weather remains about 10 degrees too warm, and the snow showers they predict for today will turn to rain showers this afternoon ... IF the forecast is accurate.

(... and all the Alaskans reading this fall down laughing ...)

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26 mushers began the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race yesterday, and Hugh Neff (Iditarod & Yukon Quest veteran) jumped out to an early lead. Story here. It's a 1,000-mile Whitehorse-to-Fairbanks event.

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The Alaska Republican Party has been in turmoil recently. It seems that an the recent meeting to elect a new chairman, a large number of tea-party & Ron Paul supporters showed up, and elected one of their own to the job.

He had reportedly switched party affiliations to the "R" category only recently.

The Executive Committee, unhappy with all this, met on Jan. 31st & ousted him before he even took office. Yesterday, the Vice-Chair Elect - one of their own - was promoted to the job.

You can read about it here, if you're interested in that sort of thing.

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Otherwise, the local news is so slow that the news outlets are doing "one year later" updates on old homocides. Accordingly, I'll stop with that.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great Sunday, folks.


Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

Congratulations my friend on losing 10 pounds. Cutting back and eatting healthier is something I've been trying to do too. Your a great inspiration.

Sorry to hear your going to miss the beginning of the game. But it's for a fabulous reason, being with your Daughter. The best reason ever!!!

Hey do you know if Todd Palin is running in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race? I just love his family.

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you, Sandy.

Regarding Todd Palin, he doesn't do sled dog mushing; his sport is the Iron Dog, which is a high-speed, 800-mile snowmobile race from Fairbanks to Nome, and back again. (We call 'em "snowmachines" up here.)

armedlaughing said...

My Dad always said 'horses-dewvers', but he knew better!


Rev. Paul said...

Yeah, that's a pretty common rendering, gfa. :) Still amusing, though.

Old NFO said...

You do the same, and congrats on the weight loss!

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you, sir!

PioneerPreppy said...

Grats on the weight loss!!!

What's a Superbowl?

OK true story. Many years ago when I was in college I took a job as a front desk manager at a hotel. The pool I had to choose from for desk clerks was slim to say the least and mostly I ended up hiring shall we say bumbkin girls.

One night one of the clerks answered the phone and I heard her end of the conversation, she said "Our special tonight in the bar is whores day Orvey.

I about died laughing. Then one of the guests as they were checking in asked how much those whores in the bar were. OMG. the girl about died of embarrassment.

Just had to share.

ProudHillbilly said...

I'm still flabergasted that the D.C. area seems to have two winning teams at once, even if the Redskins didn't quite make it. But Superbowl scores are what you look up on the web the next morning.

Congrats on the weight loss!

Rev. Paul said...

PioneerPreppy, that's funny, right there. :)

PH, stranger things have happened. We looked at it as one team from each coast, each of which we dislike. Frankly, we got bored with the whole thing & watch Sherlock Holmes instead.

Cathy said...

"I've lost about 10 pounds so far, mostly by controlling portion sizes & making healthier choices." Better that way than knee-replacement surgery.

Truly. Congrats. Keep going. Our joints appreciate every ounce we spare 'em.

Rev. Paul said...

Agreed, Cathy. And thank you.