You know when beer sales go flat worldwide that everybody is worried. But there's good news too. There will be a huge party on Tuesday morning when Obama is inaugurated. Here, there, everywhere. In the meantime, I'm going to Bend where there is snow. The weekend promises to be so warm that I'm not taking cross country skis. It's no fun pushing through mashed potato snow. I will buy lift tickets at Mt Bachelor probably two days. Must go, school calls.