January 17, 2007

on the art of butchering a cliche

Alex, "The ground is frozen salad."

True, "It's frozen SOLID, not salad."

Alex, "It looks like it's frozen salad to me."

The weather is worse today. Solid ice rink out front. No possible way to get to work. Haven't seen a car move in over twenty-four hours. It's a little on the cuckoo side. Dash nailed it yesterday with that cabin fever comment.

I'm about ready to take my life into my own hands. I will venture out today. By foot, if noway else. I shall break free of this jaundicing prison. I lived in Wyoming for crying out loud. I can handle this.

And here's a shot of True showing me his frozen treasure from the yard. Wow, frozen newspaper. Can you feel the joy?DSCN07120001_1.JPG

Posted by shoe at January 17, 2007 09:10 AM | TrackBack

It's fun to play out in that stuff, but let's be careful out there. Those front steps of yours look like a butt buster for sure.

Posted by: Dash at January 17, 2007 09:38 AM

Yay ice! I wish we'd get an ice storm here that would keep us home. Never happens. Never. We get snow, we get ice, we got to work. Boo!

Posted by: oddybobo at January 17, 2007 11:37 AM

Everyone around here was hoping for school to get cancelled today as it was -36 but it has to get to -40 for them to cancel. So so close. My kids were disappointed.

Y'all have studded tires down there in Texas?

Posted by: Lisa W. at January 17, 2007 12:18 PM

Ya sissys. I'm tellin' you....the temps drop a bit and everything south of the MD shuts down.


Be careful. And have some fun for cryin' out loud!

Posted by: Tammi at January 17, 2007 01:37 PM

are you crazy yet? Drunk? Both?

Posted by: holder at January 17, 2007 05:37 PM

Bahahahahahahaha!! Frozen Salad - love it!

And hey - you just stay safe and be careful.

Posted by: Richmond at January 18, 2007 01:38 PM

You know, Alex is right. In that photo the grass does indeed look like frozen salad. (And judging from the paper True's holding, this looks like the first time in years the Austin American-Statesman has had any solid news reporting.)

Posted by: Bob at January 19, 2007 09:32 AM