Snow.....

.... had snow squalls here on and off all day......but it all melted as it hit the damp soil.... my goodness, it has rained for the last few days and the earth is a bit too waterlogged to handle a snowfall....... which is too bad, really.... since I do so love me a nice dusting of snow......

.... we're cursed lucky like that down here in the Tennessee Valley..... the Cumberland Plateau to our west normally catches all of the snowfall...... and to the east - The Appalachians - they get the left over snow once it passes eastward from off the plateau...... but down here in the valley?....... maybe one snow of any substance every five years or so..... and after having spent so much time in Alaska and northern Europe, I do miss me some snow once the weather starts getting colder......

..... I suspect that my Viking forbearers would be quite dismayed and disappointed to learn - while resting their marauding souls up in Valhalla - that one of their own is now residing in the mild and delightfully pleasant climes of southeastern Tennessee...... but hey, while I do enjoy a snowfall once in a while, Glacial Living is something that I prefer to choose in the figurative sense rather than the literal one......

... The Curse of Being a Redhead though, well, it never abates fully....... autumn and winter are My time of year for sure...... but around here they just don't quite cut it...... they're just too damned mild....... as for spring and summer?.... they are unmerciful and overbearing, but yet here I am......

..... I think I'll build a longship in the garage this winter.... maybe I'll whip out some blue face paint and channel a few of my blonde-braided ancestors.... perhaps even have The Missus work on knitting me up some sort of sail..... after all, I DO have that garage full of battle axes that my Dad made just sitting there rusting....... perhaps he meant for them to be used...... hmmm...... I wonder how one goes about hiring oarsmen?.........

by Eric on December 01, 2008 | Bullshit (4) | TrackBack (0) | Thinking
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Just sitting here trying to figure out what in the hell you're going to have to do to get the Missus to 'knit you a sail'. Just sayin'... ;-)

Bullshitted by Bou on December 1, 2008 10:05 PM

We here in S.E. Oklahoma had flurries and a dusting today as well, very unusual in the Global Warming Ideal.... Could you contact Algore as report it for me? Thankyouverymuch.

Bullshitted by localmalcontent on December 2, 2008 12:24 AM

We have about 2" here at the southern edge of lake effect country. I don't see sail knitting becoming a cottage industry anytime soon, but a good Woad recipe hmmm...

Bullshitted by Rey B on December 2, 2008 09:47 AM

You supply the woad and the oars and I'll volunteer for a bit of rowing....as long as we get to sack a bit of England.

Bullshitted by Mark on December 2, 2008 11:17 AM