Folks Dress Up Like Eskimoes…

F -f-f-f-f-f-f—ff freezing out there this morning.

I don’t know about you guys, all of the readers of Mattblog/Talk To Me but the weather caught me by surprise a bit.

There ought to be something on television that warms you about upcoming weather events, some kind of ‘fore’ warning…food for thought

Speaking of weather, I don’t know how white this last dusting will be by Christmas, but there’s always hope for that idyllic Christmas weather that everyone pictures when they think of Christmas. Snow falling, warm fire, bear rug…wait, wrong ideal moment, but you know the ones I’m talking about and for the life of me I can’t think of one of those in all my days.

Thanksgivings, New Years, yes, but never Christmas close to but not on the eve of day of – How about you? Perfect Christmas memories? Turkey in the oven, family gathered together, rosy cheeks like someone got carried away with the rouge?

On a bah-humbug note, maybe even a double bah-humbug, here’s one I’ve been contemplating: how late is too late to put up a tree? After several very busy weekends I’m at the point where I’m questioning whether I’ll bother…maybe get a wreath and call it good.

AND don’t forget about the reading of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the Slate Valley Museum this Saturday, 2 p.m. should be great. After seeing some of these guys in the summer for Shakespeare and getting to watch some rehearsal a couple of years ago this should be lots of fun.

What’s to say?

Looks like a good start to the winter sports season all around. Although they lost, the GBB, girls basketball team, was competitive and scored well against a tough Tamarac team. Lots of turnovers in the game, but taking that into account Granville spotted those guys a lot of points and were still in it up until the last run of the game. Maybe a more aggressive offense, they certainly need to move the ball around better because the game plan all year looks like it will be ‘stop Emily Fuller’ and then go from there. Hard to contain, let alone stop, Fuller still got hers leading all scorers with 21 – but half of those turnovers, cut them in half, and there’s 10 or 12 less points –the margin of the win.

Didn’t get to see it because they were on the road but the BBB boys basketball team won their opener. Double digits from three guys good stuff and unlike the girls team I think opposing coaches are going to have to play it be ear looking for a Horde player to key on. A nice question to have the other players asking  -who do we have to stop?

Looking forward to getting a live action view of these guys twice this week. With a core of guys hovering around and above 6 feet I wonder how other teams are going to stack up? Big fun at the old gym this week.

The bowlers look like they could be bringing together a team that will play together for at least a couple of years. Led by Patrick Loomis, these guys look like their senior year can be even better than this year which should be pretty good.

Ummmm…

Open houses at the museums were great. I’m working then and don’t get much time to enjoy but what I heard from the quartet and the GMC Cantorion was pretty cool.

A nice change of pace for the Pember with the scaled down outfit and a real hit with those who made it out at the SVM.

Weather hurt that one for sure.

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