A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water. – Carl Reiner
And finally Winter, with its bitin’, whinin’ wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow. – Roy Bean
As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words. – William Shakespeare
I played a heap of snow in a school play. I was under a sheet, and crawled out when spring came. I often say I’ll never reach the same artistic level again. – Stellan Skarsgard
Ahhh winter comes to Franklin. Yes our first little snow of the season. And it couldn’t come at a better time. True those north of the Mason Dixon line would laugh at what I am calling snow, but boy it sure felt good to me. After my trip to New York City for Thanksgiving, I made a decision to start walking to work… hell if I can walk all over Manhattan, and walk to the subway to get around why can’t I walk a measly one mile to work? So I’ve done quite well so far. And this morning was a great treat. A nice walk in to work in the snow. Sadly, I am having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit this year. So many things have changed in my life, and it seems that all that I’ve known as the “holidays” are gone. But all is not lost, this simple little snow has helped me quite a bit to reason with the season. If there’s one thing I can do, it’s adapt. And adapt I will. I appreciate all my friends and family that are there for me, even when I’m not.
Now as an interesting side note… Our office is located right next to a Catholic church, and it’s sort of a hassle because all the church goers park in our parking lot, and the parking lot of the building across the street. Even though one block over, and the church spans the block, is a city parking garage. Four levels of free parking! So my boss who also comes in to work most every weekend started a few years ago putting the orange “cones of death” up to try to keep us a few parking spaces. Evidently a lot of Catholics can’t read. Recently though the building across the way was bought by rather wealthy real estate fellow who also likes to work on the weekends. Last Sunday he came in to work, but there was only one parking space open in his parking lot, sadly it was a handicapped parking space, and wouldn’t you know it… he got a ticket because he parked there! I’m thinking this sort of pissed him off because now there are signs up at the entrances to the parking lot that it’s private parking and all cars will be towed. I can say this… he is true to his word! This morning I personally witnessed five cars being towed! I’m thinking there are some Catholics that are really gonna need to go to confession for dirty language! Quite an interesting development. But life goes on.
Thanks for listening.
As you were.