Thursday, March 20, 2008

Another Spring Ritual - March Madness Begins - Go Badgers!

From the center of Wolverine country, I have proudly flown either our "Bucky Badger" flag or our "Action W" flag for 20 years. Without the University of Michigan being at the dance (again), I would have been happy to cheer for Michigan State. However, it's no contest this year as I'll be cheering for my alma mater The University of Wisconsin-Madison all the way, even if they end up playing Michigan State University or Purdue (another alma mater for both me and my husband) in the finals.

Just to show you I am not kidding, here is one of my favorite "photo ops", in fact, I use this photo of me with Bucky Badger (taken at the UW-Michigan State football game in 2004) as my screensaver.

May there be plenty of excitement and may your team do well unless they play Wisconsin. :-) Enjoy a great tasting locally produced beer or two during the game(s). My favorite is the Old Number 22 German Alt from Arbor Brewing Co. in Ann Arbor, a great pub and eatery in Ann Arbor, MI that is beginning to change its menu to incorporate as many locally sourced foods as possible! I already loved their beer, they already had more choices than most brewpubs for my style of eating, but I look forward to enjoying the upcoming shift as they provide new menus items from food grown as locally as possible. What fun that will be! If they can do it, so can others.

Celebrate Spring! (even if more snow is forecast for my area of Michigan on Friday and Saturday - arghhh!)

Diana Dyer, MS, RD

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