Friday, December 20, 2013

Utah judge!

"The state’s current laws deny its gay and lesbian citizens their fundamental right to marry and, in so doing, demean the dignity of these same-sex couples for no rational reason," wrote U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby. "Accordingly, the court finds that these laws are unconstitutional."



Friday, December 6, 2013

Love the cold!





It's gotten cold in Austin, yet again this year! It's only December, and we've had two really cold blasts! 

But don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, not by a long shot.  I absolutely love it!  Perhaps it's because I've been in Austin for so long, and the cold weather usually doesn't hit us until January or February, I cherish every moment the temps are below 60.

As most of you know, Steve and I will be moving to Colorado after I retire from my day job (just over 13 months, and counting).  People ask us why we would want to move to a place that gets so cold and where it snows so much.  We tell them that we WANT the cold. And it's supposed to snow in the winter. We are tired of having it be 70 or 80 degrees on Christmas Day. 

When it gets cold here, the way it had the past few weeks, I consider it training. And I won't (WE won't) be fully happy until we can look outside and watch the snow fall on Christmas Day, with a roaring fire in the fireplace. Not to mention sledding!

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Another huge loss-


Not since Heath Ledger have I felt like this: heartbroken over a celebrity's death.

I woke up this morning and discovered that Paul Walker had been killed in a car accident yesterday.

What a loss.

I've loved Paul Walker for a long time.  Set aside the ridiculously good looks, his movies are fun.  Joy Ride, Into the Blue, Eight Below, and of course, The Fast and The Furious.  We even watched him catch great white sharks on the National Geographic Channel.

It seems we don't have many "legendary" movie stars of our time.  Not like there used to be.  Too many are leaving us too soon.

Paul Walker
1973-2013