Let me set the scene ....
As I lay on the windowseat in the kitchen, typing, the snow is swirling outside. The snow wraps the house in a sort of winter cocoon that is only interrupted by the sounds of an occasional snowplow grumbling by. The kids are all still in bed, my morning coffee is hot and freshly brewed, the dogs are taking their early morning nap, and, wait, wait, Bill is ... cleaning up the wine glasses from last night. Uggh! Make him stop! The clinking and clanging is wrecking the mood!
I love snow days. While I fully understand this is blasphemous to some people, outrage over snow days is something I have never understood. Living in New England, you can either go with the snow flow, or grumble loudly for four months. Our life certainly isn't made any easier by the snow -- believe me (not to get too graphic, as it's still only 8:22 a.m.), picking up twice a day after three dogs in knee-high snow isn't all that fun -- but I can't imagine life without it.
And, frankly, at this point, I fully welcome any and all distractions from the Obama chatter that is completely bugging me. What chatter is that, you ask? Well, let me tell you.
What is the deal with the pundits' obsession with Michelle Obama's arms? It is downright ridiculous! Get off it! Move on! Talk about something else, like her workout schedule or her height or her hairstyles! Don't these news shows have anything to talk about? It's the Economy, stupid! Am I the only American who Does Not Care about triceps and biceps? Apparently, because all I hear about is her arms.
You could say that I'm just jealous. You would be WRONG! Hear this: I don't care about Michelle Obama's arms. I don't care about her hair, I don't care about the size of her dresses. I'm actually happy that she has some part of her physique that people admire. Good for her! Would you rather have an ugly first lady to look at for four years? Can you imagine if she were obese, or anorexic looking? She is already crowding out the rest of the news with arm chatter; if she had a real issue with her appearance, there might not be any room for the breaking news on Citibank or AIG! Can you imagine?
Still snowing. Back in a while ....