February 13, 2006

Winter Wonderland

The sure sign you should just go back to bed on a Monday morning? Your front door is frozen shut and you can't leave your house. I think the message is pretty clear. We have a glass storm door between the front door and the world and it wouldn't budge. Fortunately, I remembered the perfect, elegant solution to all such problems - kicking the crap out of it. It worked. I'm here, aren't I?

This weekend, after a long, dry and mild winter, we got snow! I think we had somewhere around eight or nine inches out in my neck of the woods. Mia even got to play in it - if you happen to define play as sit around while your parents take pictures of you in a cute, fluffy snow suit.



...lots more on flickr...

After the debacle that was Friday - one of those shitty days that did, actually, work out okay once I'd received proper praise from the powers that be - it was nice to have a relaxing weekend. Or, as relaxing as a weekend can be when you have a six month old who doesn't see the importance of sleep.

Anyway, here I am - the office. I've got my coffee and I'm ready to go...back to bed.

Oh, and by the way...I'd like to suggest a change in terminology - please refer to any accidental shootings as dick cheneys. For instance, I have no idea how he got shot. I was just standing there with my gun and all the sudden, I'd dick cheneyed him.

Posted by Chris at February 13, 2006 07:30 AM
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Ah yes, the ol' 'whack-it' technique... I'm surprised it hasn't been featured recently on some medical emergency show:

'He's flatlining Doctor, what do we DO???' 'Stand aside Letitia, I'll need to kick the crap out of him STAT!!'

Posted by: Deepblue at February 13, 2006 07:41 AM

Great photos! My favorite part of the Cheney story is the fact that his office didn't alert the media for 24 hours. Idiots.

Posted by: jen at February 13, 2006 08:04 AM

Awesoem pics, but I tell you that all the time, because its true..

Cheney, you know I wonder what the guy had on Cheney, or Monkey boy.. poor guy.

Posted by: Angelia at February 13, 2006 08:12 AM

Dude - I'm digging the dick cheney lingo.

Enjoy the snow!!!

Posted by: susannah at February 13, 2006 08:22 AM

Great pics. I like the Cheyney lingo. "I Cheyneyed his ass"

Posted by: Bill at February 13, 2006 08:43 AM

I was 'Dick Cheneyed' when I was about 8 years old, with a BB gun. I have a BB lodged in the muscle under my right shoulder blade.

I remember going to the pharmacy with my Mom to get an antibiotic so I didn't get an infection in the small hole in my shoulder, and my Mom was telling the guy what had happened. He shared his story of how his cousins uncles brother once got shot in the eye with a BB gun, and the Doc said to leave it alone as it did not hurt anything, then 10 years later he had to have his eye removed.

My Mom could NOT understand why I got all hysterical. Duh. I did NOT want my shoulder removed in 10 years!! (hey, I was 8, what did I know?? *shrugs*)

Ah..Good times....

Posted by: jen at February 13, 2006 09:00 AM

yes...accidentally shot someone IN THE FACE!
What the hell? Foot? Sure....butt? Alright. FACE? Umm don'tcha kind of see it coming and duck? How about a good rule of thumb is ANYTIME, even if it's a vice president, someone has a gun pointed ANYWHERE in the vacinity of your face? DUCK.

Posted by: Pamalamadingdong at February 13, 2006 09:03 AM

and I imagine you would want the Cheney part in there cause it's a whole new ball game(ewww) if you just say you dicked him!

Posted by: Jeff A at February 13, 2006 09:07 AM

Man, I would have been happy with 8-9 inches....no pun intended. I was out shoveling at 3/6/& 9:30AM on Sunday and still had two feet to shovel all over again this AM.

I mean I like Winter as much as the next guy but I feel as though she was Cheney-ing the sheeyat out of me this weekend.

Yours in AM Caffeine abuse,
JJ

P.S. You have a beautiful family.

Posted by: JackassJimmy at February 13, 2006 09:07 AM

Right up there with "if it doesn't fit, get a bigger hammer".

I see that you're here. I do wonder, however, aboutyour glass door. Is it still there?

Posted by: ann adams at February 13, 2006 09:11 AM

hahahahahaha, I love it! Dick Cheney'd him.... hahahaha


now where are those fluffy snow sitting photos??

Posted by: stinkerbell at February 13, 2006 09:37 AM

So, complaining about 50 degree temperatures would make me selfish, right? Oh. Right.

Pretty snow!

Posted by: Pammer at February 13, 2006 09:38 AM

Kicking or banging stuff is usually my fallback solution. It is actually fairly reliable!

I love the photo of the berries in the snow. So pretty.

Posted by: bad penguin at February 13, 2006 10:39 AM

Oh my gosh, I just saw the snow pictures of Mia on Beth's website.....they are so cute! Looks like she was having a blast...:)

Posted by: Dana at February 13, 2006 10:49 AM

I love the "Dick Cheney" analogy. Will definitely have to use it.

Oh - and I'm pimping a newly-redesigned blog. Well, at least for the html impaired it's not bad.

Posted by: Heather at February 13, 2006 11:06 AM

LOL! Cheneyed him. Funny. :-D

Posted by: Ginny at February 13, 2006 11:11 AM

This "...banging stuff is usually my fallback solution. It is actually fairly reliable!" is the best comment ever....lol. Thanks BP!

Posted by: Jaycie at February 13, 2006 11:18 AM

what. an. idiot.

cheney, not you.

nice photos! i don't miss the snow, but it sure does photograph well. :)

Posted by: brianna at February 13, 2006 11:21 AM

I'd rather be dick cheneyed right now than at work.

Yay for snow! It looks beautiful.

Posted by: Ms. Q at February 13, 2006 11:47 AM

Oh my... "I have no idea how he got shot. I was just standing there with my gun and all the sudden, I'd dick cheneyed him." I think I have wet myself. Really. EVERY person within laughing range of my cubicle thinks I have totally lost it.

That was TOO good.

Posted by: Bethany at February 13, 2006 11:56 AM

Yeah, I found it incredible that the buffoon was hunting QUAIL and managed an accidental HEAD shot. Maybe his buddy was asking about the wiretapping. How is it that every VP turns out to be some kind of buffoon?

Posted by: HR Mommy at February 13, 2006 12:17 PM

I know that Dick Cheney thing is crazy. But accidents can happen to anyone;) Thanks for the great comments on my dear freinds and myself. Your good for the self-esteem!! That snow covered (berries)? pic is gorgeous.

Posted by: Bethany at February 13, 2006 12:27 PM

LOVE the photos!

Posted by: Queen of Ass at February 13, 2006 01:07 PM

Hope you're enjoying the snow. Some people around here (michigan) were upset that the snow missed us. I call them crazy. We already have a couple of inches and had no need for 20 more.

Also, every time I think of the Dick Cheney incident? I laugh a little. Yet another good reason not to be a hunter.

Posted by: Jessie at February 13, 2006 01:12 PM

See I think I would have called into work and said "Hey, uh yeah my door is frozen shut and I can't get out of my house. What??? No I'm not lying! The door is frozen shut!!! Oh? Hot water you say? I don't have any hot water. I'm going back to bed. Huh? Fired? Oh look! I figured out how to make fire and am heating water to used on the door now. See you in 15 minutes."

Posted by: Melissa at February 13, 2006 01:14 PM

I watched my husband Dick Cheney a hog this weekend. That was kind of gross. I made sure to stay in the truck so as not to get my head blown off.

As for the snow, I'm from Texas. *shiver*

Posted by: Nik at February 13, 2006 03:15 PM

I hope the Sopranos incorporate it - Like Christopher wacks someone on accident- and Tony could say "Jesus Christ, who are you ? Dick Cheney?"

Posted by: Lisa V at February 13, 2006 04:37 PM

I hope the Sopranos incorporate it - Like Christopher wacks someone on accident- and Tony could say "Jesus Christ, who are you ? Dick Cheney?"

Posted by: Lisa V at February 13, 2006 04:37 PM

I'd love to hear your definition for when you "George Bush" someone.

Posted by: Chag at February 13, 2006 07:06 PM

Oh man, my boyfriend in high school "dick cheneyed" himself in the leg. Now I have a way to explain it to people instead of saying something boring like "he forgot to put the safety on".

Dude, so sorry about the snow. I hate, hate, hate snow. Especially when you have to go out in it.

Posted by: Isabel at February 13, 2006 07:17 PM

Oh man, my boyfriend in high school "dick cheneyed" himself in the leg. Now I have a way to explain it to people instead of saying something boring like "he forgot to put the safety on".

Dude, so sorry about the snow. I hate, hate, hate snow. Especially when you have to go out in it.

Posted by: Isabel at February 13, 2006 07:17 PM

I love the word debacle. Sophie just dick cheneyed her pants - oh, wait: you wrote 'shot' and not 'shat'. My bad. ;)

Posted by: erika at February 13, 2006 07:33 PM

Oh, that is PRICELESS... on both your part, and erika's part (the comment above mine).

Posted by: ironic1 at February 13, 2006 08:42 PM

Boy, if there's one thing about this administration it's that they set themselves up for the jokes, don't they?

Posted by: Beth in StL at February 13, 2006 09:02 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, JeffA. HAHAHAHAHAHA!
Happy Valentine's Day to the FishCactus Trio

Posted by: JuJu's Mom Linda at February 13, 2006 09:46 PM

Is it bad that I find it slightly humorous that our vice president shot his buddy?

Posted by: Nicole at February 13, 2006 09:59 PM

I thought you were going to say 'use the hair dryer', but kicking the shit out of the door works too... :)

Posted by: Dawn (webmiztris) at February 13, 2006 11:28 PM

"Dude... you pulled a Cheney..."

Posted by: Lisa at February 13, 2006 11:37 PM

The recent snow storm does not make me miss VT too much - I remember mornings where I had to force open the storm door a few inches to escape my apartment in order to go to work.

Though on the other hand, snow meant it had finally warmed UP. Apparently when it gets too cold (-10ish) it doesn't snow. So it was a love/hate relationship.

Posted by: Suzie at February 14, 2006 01:47 AM

HOw do you know it is a tuesday? You get a nasty paper cut...on your lip, licking an envelope.

I love the snowy pictures...even though I hate snow.

Posted by: Amy at February 14, 2006 02:27 PM

Craig Ferguson said last night: "What can we learn from all this? If you spend the weekend with Dick, you're gonna get shot in the face."

(crude, I know....but let's not forget you're 12.)

Are those crabapples? Beautiful. I love, love, love the snow. Course, we only get about 3 inches once every 4 years so it's pretty special to us.

Posted by: kalisah at February 14, 2006 03:22 PM

I have no idea how he got shot. I was just standing there with my gun and all the sudden, I'd dick cheneyed him.

LMAO!!! Priceless.

And what a f$#king idiot. It angered me that he only got off with a warning. I'm sure the punishment would have been more severe on just your average citizen.

We obviously know now that Cheney isn't the brains of the presedential outfit...we've got a bunch of rednecks running the country. God bless the USA.

Posted by: Colleen at February 14, 2006 07:18 PM

I dick cheneyed him, fuck, I am cracking up. I think you started something.

Posted by: Melissa at February 14, 2006 08:50 PM