Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Hypocritcal Collection

Is it hypocrisy to be really proud to be from Wisconsin seeing the Packers win the Superbowl when I also am really glad I don't live there? Can I do that?

I mean, can I post here a bunch of green and gold stuff that I collected to show my team spirit?

And can I brag to you how freakin' awesome the Green Bay Packers are as an NFL team? And brag that all the players and coaches and staff were saying, "We're bringing the trophy home!"...HOME. Yeah, because Wisconsin is so awesome that we had Lombardy?

Can I do that when, just 3 days after the big game, a morning in February, I spent the morning in shirt sleeves cleaning the terraces and harvesting veggies from my garden -- all the while praising God that I live where I do? Is that hypocritical?

Yeah, probably. So, I'd like to present the hypocritical winter collection:

The "Go Packers" earrings

which, if you'd like buy yourself a treat for being such a great GB fan, can be found in my Etsy shop.

And the Winter Orto collection...

which I will share the recipes I use with you, just after I do a google search to find out what all those veggies are.


  1. Thanks for sharing your wit along with your pictures and your confessing that 'once a cheesehead, always a cheesehead.'

    You probably have heard that hypocrisy is 'the tribute that vice pays to virtue' but there are a fair number of arguments by some really smart people that hypocrisy gets unfairly bad press—see the entry on 'hypocrisy' in Wikipedia where Samuel Johnson made exactly this point:

    'Nothing is more unjust, however common, than to charge with hypocrisy him that expresses zeal for those virtues which he neglects to practice; since he may be sincerely convinced of the advantages of conquering his passions, without having yet obtained the victory, as a man may be confident of the advantages of a voyage, or a journey, without having courage or industry to undertake it, and may honestly recommend to others, those attempts which he neglects himself.'

  2. Hey, gosh, gee, there's nothing wrong with rooting for the home team! And, that doesn't mean you have to be at "home" to do it especially when you have found another home you love. Does any of that make sense you ask? You're asking me? Someone who spends more than half of her life as a boat person out floating around trying to find land to call home? ;)

    Horrah for the Packers!


  3. Congratulations on your beautiful harvest ( as well as the Packers' win. Certainly, it must be OK to be happy about both :)
    Is that fennel I see in the right hand side ? Yum.

  4. Those veggies are from your orto or garden? Wow we are really impressed. Especially since it's still cold and snow in Denver.