Monday, January 15, 2007

I'm dreaming of a white... January!

Snow!

It comes down, or it came down, but the present tense sounded more poetic. But the snow is a white blanket over the neighborhood. It's not as deep as I would have liked, but it's deep enough to be fun.

My brother and I went and froliced, if you define frolic as "Wrestling and throwing about in a manner that hurts considerably less on snow than on mere cold hard ground." Snowballs have been exchanged, and I would like to think that I have been coming out ahead in the conflicts, though my brother would beg to differ. However, he also thinks that The Phantom Menace is a good movie, so we'll let that rest where it is.

We went out and did the Obligatory Shoveling of the Driveway and Front Walk, and I even liked that, because it was out in the snow and also something of a work-out (especially when you factor in the Obligatory Abandoning of Shoveling to Run About and Put Snow Down People's Necks). One of the neighbors had a little pine tree in their yard, and the white Christmas lights were still up, and it looked really... neat. (Note studious avoidance of the phrase 'pretty.') At another time I might have thought they were overdue for taking the Christmas lights down, but tonight I just thought that THIS was the setting where those lights belonged, not on 40-degree nights with grass still green and a season that jumps up and down and says in a squeaky voice, "Look at me! I really AM Winter! Be frozen! Be cold... Please be cold?" And then it pouts, as if that will help its cause.

But I ramble on. Anyway, snow-- I like it. :-D

10 comments:

Emily said...

Lol, you finally fixed my link ;)

It FINALLY got cold and snowed here too but i left the 'frolicing' to my siblings and dog while i enjoyed the quiet inside and read my book. :P

EH said...

i love snow too!! and i'm kind of busy so i might reply to your email a bit later. see ya.

rachel D said...

Why does everyone rub in the fact that everyone has snow but me? *sobs*

I do agree, though. The Phantom Menace was horrible.

Anonymous said...

didn't see the Phantom Menace.... to be quite honest, I'm much more into Star Trek. although anyone who actually knows me has known that for a LONG time.... actually, only since, like, March last year or thereabouts..... anyway, I don't know why I'm blathering on about Trek. see y'all later, y'all being all of Ethan's friends I don't know..... *sob. it's too late to be writing messages to people I don't know, I tend to get quite stupid this hour of the night.

Ethan said...

Emily: Aye, that kept bugging me to fix it, dunno why I didn't. Just lazy I guess. ;)

I would have stayed inside to read, if snow wasn't such a good instrument of torture. :D

Rachel: Heh, tell my brother. And I'm sorry you don't have snow. Do you usually get snow?

Ellen: Get some sleep. My blog's not worth dying of exhaustion over. ;)

Well, maybe...

Heidi said...

There is never an overdue time to take Christmas lights down. :P We still have ours up around the front door and they look very neat and pretty too. ;) :D

Sadly, we did take down our Christmas tree this week.

EH said...

we took our Christmas lights down a LONG time ago..... in a galaxy...........um..... no, SW jokes won't work around people who actually are SW geeks. Lol. feel free to make all the ST jokes you possibly can, though... and don't just google Star Trek jokes. i know them all already, having read them several times.

EH said...

actually, one night i DID stay up until, like, midnight reading your blog. it was quite interesting. you surprised me many times.

Ethan said...

Heidi: I agree about the Christmas lights thing. Unfortunately, my mom wanted to get all that work done before school started, so we took all our decorations down a couple weeks ago.

EH: I don't know any ST jokes. Mainly because I wouldn't get them if I did know them. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

email me! tell me what you thought of the, um, chain letter parodying chain letters. unless of course it's in your BLOODY SPAM FOLDER!!