Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WORLD CHAMPIONS




Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants for winning the 2014 World Series in seven exciting games. I can't remember when I have watched a Series so closely - and Neil and I both enjoyed it. We were simi rooting for the underdog KC Royals, just because SF has won two times in the last 4 years, but very happy for all the Giants fans tonight.

Daily Koda



with Smithwicks , the doggie bff.

PUMPKIN PALOOZA


Carved a whole bunch of Jack o Lantern tonight...


 Ate some pizza and drank some wine - 
a good night.






Tuesday, October 28, 2014

THE POLL


and not just " the polls " like it has been 
this is :

THE POLL

The poll to end all polls, the grand pooh bah of polls, the poll to get the horror of the one time savour of college football the BCS poll out of every one's mind. This is THE POLL. 

HERE are the folks that are making up this poll, minus Archie Manning, who dropped out, cause his new knee or hip, I forget, was acting up - he needs to be replaced with Vince Dooley. They are going to meet and release every week, so here it is, at long last , now and forever :



I will find out which traditional bowl will host which game, 1-4 / 2/3 and then the two winners.
Nothing but anti SEC animus floating around all points outside of Dixie - and I'm sure tonight got all of Michigan and points west up in arms, but the folks are smart. This bracket here all but grantees the inclusion of non SEC teams , other than one come January. Auburn plays Ole Miss THIS weekend, meaning bye bye to one of them, 1 has 4 Thanksgiving weekend, if these stay the same..... that frees up two non SEC spots for :

5)  OREGON
6)  ALABAMA
7)  TCU
8)  MICHIGAN STATE
9)  KANSAS STATE
10) NOTRE DAME
11) GEORGIA

ELEVEN! GOSH, WAS VERY MUCH HOPING FOR BETTER THAN THAT - BUT LIKE EVERYONE WAS SAYING ON LINE TONIGHT, WE " WIN OUT" AND WE ARE IN THAT TOP 4
WILL DIG A LITTLE DEEPER IN THIS LATER ON....

HEAT WAVE



 We did top the record for all time warmest day for October 28th. The only time I checked today it was 79ยบ - could have gone higher. It's not that it was just warm - there was the oddest warm breeze blowing - actual warm air - just strange. The rain came early in the evening and the temps dropped like a stone - snow in three days.


 I would say its our last day of swimming for the year, but he has been known many times to bust through the ice to get into his little pool.



A most enjoyable walk.

OK Go - I Won't Let You Down

Yes, this has gone crazy super viral, but in case you did miss it. Make sure you watch it all the way to the end.



Monday, October 27, 2014

A lovely Indian Summers day



The tree in our side yard took a big hit from the last couple of nights wind and rain - almost all of its leaves now gone. We are holding on to these last wonderful warm sunny days of fall like for all we are worth - they are coming to an end soon. A soggy if not slushy Halloween is in our future . Not that it matters here in Mendon - as well documented here, never not one trick or treater, but sad for the little kiddies.


But the giant trees in our front yard are keeping theirs for a big longer, I did my first raking of the season today, then decided that just mowing is easier,

Daily Koda


This has to be the latest we have ever had things still in bloom in Neil's gardens this late in the season. Gift horses and all.