Oh my gosh. I thought I posted this weeks ago. Bummer. Here it is, a little late:
3) Snow (not everyone has this, you know). I can’t imagine having never seen a “white Christmas”!**
4) Hockey (like 1 of every 3 people play…it’s ridiculous)
Dayton ’s Marshall Field’s Macy’s Christmas Display (this is supposedly the last year for it…bummer…)
6) This year…Figure Skating Championships!!!
I’m sure there’s much more. I’m just too lazy to write about them all. What makes your state great in the winter?
*As a complete side note, my friend Amy and I were at the Holidazzle this past weekend. The parade was about to begin, and we decided to run across the street to get a better spot out of the wind. About 2/3 the way across I hit a seam in the concrete with my toe and stumbled a bit. My other foot shot out to catch me, only to hit the same blasted piece of concrete. In complete slow motion, my knees hit the pavement, followed by the rest of me. Flat. On. My. Face. My purse flew out of my hands. Amy turned around and, laughing, said, “Are you alright? I shouldn’t be laughing, but I just turned and was like—where’d she go?” Yup. I was okay. Pride hurt more than anything. I don’t think I’ve had an all-out flat-on-my-face fall since I was about 7. Call me Grace. Guess those dancing lessons (where I’m supposedly learning balance and poise) are a big waste of money. By the way, the next day I had a huge bruise. Normally I’d be mad having that at this time of year, but since starting a blog, injuries have become much more fun. Kind of like a trophy! Because you’re laughing with me, right? Not at me.
**Please forgive my nonparallel structure.