: more than snow is plummeting to the ground:

All right, that does it. I’m taking off my thinking cap and packing up my little computer. I refuse to work under these barbaric conditions. Snow is falling. And so, by the way, is my enthusiasm.

Frankly, I can’t decide which is worse: the snow or the lethargy. Snow piles up and it’s a pain in the neck to drive on, but I could stay inside and avoid the whole awful mess. Except I’m bored and there’s fun to be had in the outside world. There are bookstores out there. Movie theaters. Greasy spoons and coffee shops; there are stores and bowling alleys and arcades. All that stands between me and amusement are 500 jillion snowflakes and a windchill factor of 4º.

Television offers no respite. The Super Bowl, Sideshow Don, infomercials, maybe an old episode of Becker, those are the sad choices available. I have books, though, and dvds, but on this wintry Sunday afternoon I want warmth. And lots of it. So it’s off to the bathtub I go. I’ll spend the rest of the afternoon soaking in bubbly merriment beneath the heat lamp. I’ll pretend it’s the sun. In St. Tropez.

When I’m done, I’ll order a pizza and call the delivery guy Pierre.

I so love my fantasy world. Adieu, mes petites choux. ¹

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¹ Farewell, my little cabbages.

12 thoughts on “: more than snow is plummeting to the ground:

  1. I don’t know how cold it is here … probably 30-below … 20-below, for sure … but as I sit here at my laptop, looking through the dining room window, the sun is beating down from a clear blue sky and the snow is sparkling … I’m almost beginning to look forward to going out there! The secret to enjoying winter weather: dress like the Michelin Man.

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    1. Oh, I do and by January I’m claustrophobic from all the layers and bulk and restricted movement. After the last couple of days, though — with 60+ degrees and 4+ inches of rain — I’m rethinking the weather. Good lord, this is depressing. I’m relieved you have sunshine. I was beginning to wonder if the sun was still up there. So thanks for confirmation :o)

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  2. Pshaw! 4 degrees is positively balmy. We have been holding steady around -17 before the wind chill. Like you, I’ve had enough already. I’m freaking cold! So here I go out in the frigidness to make the dough…so I can pay for heat.

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  3. If in doubt, run a bath! Pretty well sums it all up, doesn’t it? Weather here cold and damp, by way of slight contrast, but I’ve just turned on the taps and squirted in the bubble mixture … :)

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