- Daylight savings... I love it. We played frisbee until 6:30 and there was still an hour of sunlight left! I know, it messes up the cows. But I like having extra light to bike, run and play.
- Last summer, I had a connection in Phoenix on my way back from the West Coast. All the clocks in the airport were wrong. They were an hour behind my clock and what I thought Mountain Time should be. Finally, I realized that Arizona (along with Hawaii, Guam, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico) does not observe Daily Savings and exists only to annoy me.
- Ever wonder how time zones came about? It was because of the railroads. Prior to time zones, every city had it's own local time. Conceivably, Charlotte could be 12:22 and Asheville 12:11. To make things simpler, they came up with standard time zones.
Russia, the world's largest country, has 11 time zones (compared to 6 in US). Incredibly, China only has one time zone. It is the same time everywhere in China.
- Here are photos from snow on Hillpark Drive earlier in the week. High by Friday was 74. Crazy.
- The Archer Farm chips at Target are great. Try the Cheddar Jalapeno. Also, I like their tortilla chips better than Tostitos and they are much cheaper.
- Sushi makes me happy. I had it twice this week.
- It's here! New Belgium is distributing in North Caroliina. I happened to walk into World Market after church today and ran into the display for Fat Tire! It was a like a shrine. It even has a fancy little bit on the label commemorating Fat Tire's arrival in NC:
- What did I do on my snow days? I watched the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (the extended cuts) and enjoyed every minute. I had actually never seen Return of the King. I had bought the Trilogy two years ago on ebay and promised that one day when I was snowed in I would watch them all. Unfortunately, all our snow sucked. Until this week.
Crush of the Week:
I have never been skiing. It's too bad, I think I would like it and might even be decent. Just never felt like I could afford it. But I love watching winter sports. Whether it's hockey, skiing, bobsleigh/luge or curling, sports on snow and ice are fun to watch.
Lindsey Vonn is the number one female skier in the world. Despite injuring her hand celebrating a previous victory, the Park City, Utah resident placed 12th in the downhill in Bulgaria last week and basically secured herself a World Cup title. In looking at some of her results, I noticed she won in Lake Louise in December. Everyone brags on the town Banff in the Canadian Rockies, but give me Lake Louise over Banff any day.