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163_6304.jpgIt appears Colorado has set a new record for December snow fall.  I don’t know the exact numbers, but I will post it, as soon as I locate the information.  We have at least a foot in our front yard and as much as three feet in areas where the snow has drifted.  The snow from yesterday is the consistency of sand, not good snowball making material, but great ice making material.  The roads have been slick as glass for the last 48 hours. 

My car’s outside temp monitor read -11 degrees at 7:50 a.m.  

I am looking forward to strapping on my snowshoes later today and trekking around the two lakes near my house. 

It looks like the snow will be sticking around for awhile.  Today’s high is 20 degrees and it’s staying in the 30’s for the next several days.

Winter in Colorado… it’s beautiful, especially when the sun is shining, making the snow sparkle like a million diamonds. 

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Ben & KikiThese two crazy kids got engaged over the holidays!!  Who would have guessed?  The Queen of Hearts & the White Rabbit gett’in hitched.

Engagement photo: the happy couple. (click the green link)

Congratulations Ben Schutt & Kiki Soule!

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Merry, merry Christmas!

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I hope you all get exactly what you want this Christmas.

~Heidi

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Amy & Brandon 3

Our good friends Amy Lyons and Brandon Santoni got engaged last weekend.  We couldn’t be happier for them!

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Dog Owners Beware

An interesting court case is going on in Arvada, CO.  If people are allowed to sue over being scared by a big dog, we’re all going to be in big trouble.  If cities start putting dogs down for scaring people, we’re in even bigger trouble.

My personal opinion, after reading the info on the website and listening to the dog owner on Peter Boyles’ radio show, I’ve concluded 1. this is an extreme case of breed discrimination (had this been a small dog that “attacked” this woman, nothing would have come of it) and 2. the woman who claims to have been “attacked” is simply looking for a pay day through insurance or another route and after several years of working for insurance defense attorneys in Denver, I have absolutely zero tolerance for these types of people – they are the worst kind of people. 

Please visit: www.rolodog.com

In everything I’ve read and heard about this case, this incident was not an “attack” – if it had been someone probably would have ended up severely injured or dead.  It appears by all the documentation, no actual skin was broken in the so-called “attack.”

This could set some pretty nasty precedent if the dog is put down.  Please read the details as laid out on the website and sign the petition linked on the website above.  Please pass this information on to as many people as possible (especially dog owners).

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This weekend… 

Should you waste your money on I am Legend?

Where should you go out for a nice dinner?

These questions will be answered by taking a peek at my reviews on I am Legend, Max Gill & Grill and Wynkoops. 

Also, if you’re looking for something good on television – check out my post from yesterday where I recommend several of my favorite reality television shows.

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Despite the writers strike, we’ve been enjoying great television lately.  There are a few shows we genuinely miss, especially “The Office.”  However, I have no problem with the writers wanting more money – if it weren’t for writers there would be no stories and without stories all television would be bad reality t.v.!!!

But not all reality t.v. will rot your brain.  Here are two programs I watch religiously; not only are they entertaining, I usually learn a little something as well.

The first is Amazing Race, Sunday evenings on CBS.  Ryan and I have been hooked on this show for several years.  If you haven’t seen the show, it involves teams of two in a race around the globe.  The winners walk away with One Million Dollars.  Teams are comprised of married couples, siblings, friends, etc.  In each country they compete against the other teams in competitions such as milking camels (they did this in Africa) or pole jumping dikes in Holland.  

Ryan and I regularly discuss sending in an audition video, however, we’re a little worried our relationship would run into severe difficulties if we attempted this stressful race.  I can just imagine how stressed I get everytime I have to fly anywhere -lost luggage, rude security people and long lines.  If I were doing that every other day I’d turn into a raging bitch!  Ryan and I are both extremely competitive and if he could put up with one or two mental meltdowns (by me), we would be a force to be reckoned with.

The second reality show we found this season is called Last One Standing (Thursday evenings on the Discovery Channel).  The premise of the show is six athletes from the US and Great Britain, competing in real sporting events around the world.  For instance, this last week they competed in a local Peruvian race, which is ran in honor of the gods.  The race involves carrying a piece of glacier ice while participating in a one-mile run at 17,000 feet above sea level.  Other events have included stick fighting in Africa, Sumi Kick Fighting in Asia, canoe racing in South America and many more.

The group gets one week to train with the locals and then must compete in the event.  In all events they are also competing against the locals, but whomever comes in first among the six, gets a win.  At the end of the season the overall winner is the athlete with the most wins.  The producers of this show did a great job finding likable guys to participate.   It wouldn’t be as fun to watch if they were just a bunch of arrogant bastards, but each one seems genuinely nice, and they all get along fairly well and even though they are competing against each other, they are all good sports.  There are only two episodes of Last One Standing left, but since this is a Discovery show, I’m sure it will be re-run several times.   

So there you have it.  When scripted t.v. is on indefinate hold, watch reality television.

Link: http://alpha.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race12/

Link: http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/last-one-standing/about/about.html

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