It is cold and blustery. Again. I could not conjure a February image blue enough to go with this post but I did summon the energy to rise a bit earlier and catch the sun poke through snow studded clouds.
I'm thinking this month should move along on the coattails of the cruel winter winds which ushered it in a couple of weeks ago..
And It's not just me. One co-worker occasionally bursts out in song: "All the leaves are brown and the sky is bluish gray. February winter. I wish it'd go away."
Enough whining. Especially now that I remembered next Tuesday is Mardi Gras so there is a good reason for the month of February afterall. I called Stickboy and they're selling the traditional King Cakes for $12.99.
King Cakes and medallions for all!
Last week Diane Sawyer pretended to be one of us as she bravely donned a pair of skinny jeans, plastered her hair in a ponytail and tiptoed her Jimmy Choos into the poverty stricken hills of Appalachia. The documentary was nothing but a sorry parade of hillbilly cliches questioning why anyone would live in this region. The complete lack of balance in the footage remains stuck in my crawl. I may not have much power to counter Ms. Sawyer's irresponsible reporting but I will point you in the direction of sites which prove this region is filled with something more than toothless meth addicts.
Marie's handful of links asking " Why would you live any where but Appalachia?" :
- Appalachian Today A current glimpse of positive news, information, images and stories.
- Hillbilly Savants. A site listing hundreds of literate hillbilly bloggers.
- The Blue Ridge Parkway , the Appalachian Trail and Appalachian Treks. It is gorgeous here.
- Appalachian State football. Ok, I'm throwing this one in for my own folly.
So here ya go. Help is on it's way. I'm delighted the Kentucky football kid gets another chance.
I'm keeping my mouth closed because my momma said I needed to be more discreet. And yes, she is right.