Snow day 2009!

After the Governor declared a state of emergency for all of Wisconsin, I wondered if we’d have to go to work today, but didn’t want to get my hopes up since I’ve never heard of state offices shutting down for such an event.  But, alas, I bring you snow day 2009 in all its wintery, white, blizzardy glory.

Oh, and here’s an unrelated thought (or something).  The award for the, “Who Cares Story of 2009?” otherwise known as the “This Is News?” award goes to Meredith Baxter (Birney).  Last night I was reading about Baxter (Birney) coming out of the closet and there were a couple of things in the story that left me scratching my head.  Now I don’t want to be insensitive and diminsh anyone’s personal journey or demons or insecurities or whatever, but really, this is pretty much a non-story to begin with.  One, she’s Meredith Baxter (who? say so many).  Two, she’s 62 (now, mom, I’m not saying sixty-ish women aren’t relevant, just that no one really cares about anyone sex’s life once they turn, say, 30 — unless maybe they’re someone super famous, which Meredith Baxter — esp since she lost the Birney — is not).  Three, and most importantly, it’s 2009.  The article ended, though, with this: Baxter declaring that she recently attended a play about Oscar Wilde in LA with her partner and she put her arm around her love.  She said she decided, “Who cares what people think?” or something along those lines.  Um, she was in LA.  At a play about Oscar Wilde.  And she put her arm around her date.  What?  I can’t imagine there was anyone in that audience — at a play about Oscar Wilde (did I mention this?) — who would have blinked at such an event much less had something to say about.  Just struck me as a little dramatic.  But who am I to judge.  Well, I’m me.

6 Responses to “Snow day 2009!”


  1. 1 gretchen December 9, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    You’re funny! 🙂 But I’m not done babbling about Amanda . . .!!

  2. 2 gracieandkate December 9, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Me either! Aaron sent me a link to a story about the Italian legal stystem…Need to read and report back. Also, he read that the reason Amanda got one more year than Raffaelle is because she pointed the finger at that bar owner. Weird.

  3. 3 Sarayu December 9, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Ok, the MBB thing is ridic. I couldn’t agree more. I don’t understand how this is news, or frankly, how I didn’t see this coming, but what? Cynthia Nixon coming out was WAY more interesting.

    I have yet to blog about the Amanda thing. I’m getting there. I am.

  4. 4 Sara H December 10, 2009 at 10:49 am

    I love the pic of Gracie bounding down the sidewalk! That gov’t shutdown yesterday was crazy. I cleaned my fridge from top to bottom and made cookie dough, it was pretty exciting.

    I too was underwhelmed by the big MBB coming out to-do. I can see how this might be somewhat shocking to people in, say, certain small towns in northern WI, partick since she was Alex P. Keaton’ mom. But on the whole, not that interesting – the only reason I have thought of Family Ties in the last 20 years is because sometimes there are related trivia questions on the Big 80s on Sirius. I think people have moved on, not sure there are any lingering MBB “fans” that would be super intrigued.

  5. 5 Sarayu December 10, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    That snow is insane. Amazing and insane. Bounding Gracie equals mega-cuteness!

  6. 6 gwendolyngarden December 16, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    love pic of Gracie. MBB article was so unbelievably pointless, you deserve extra credit for even having read it.


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