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Blizzard of 2009 Photos II

The snow ended around 8, for the most part, and I took the tape measure and got a good reading on top of the grill: 19 inches.

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My neighbor Tom is giving up on automobiles -- travels now solely by cross country skis.

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I shot this while hiking back from Safeway with groceries that got heavier by the block. Weird how that happens.

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This was once a car.

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Snow has down-comfortered the entire region.

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The snow looks particularly pretty from inside a warm place, I've noticed.

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Through the old glass in the garage windows.


By Joel Achenbach  |  December 20, 2009; 7:18 AM ET
 
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More pictures? I'm going to have to go outside and up my game. Except I don't live close enough to any quaint downtownish shopping centers to grab a coffee to warm up with.

Posted by: yellojkt | December 20, 2009 7:37 AM | Report abuse

Dagnabit! 'Mudged again!! I think I'll have some photos myself, eventually...

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Didn't Runcible work at the Bailey??

(sarcasm) Congrats to the Saints on getting that monkey off their back so they can concentrate on the playoffs. (/sarcasm)

Sneaks, we had a long driveway that curved up a hill, and Dad was the only one trusted with the snowblower attachment for the 'ol Gravely... While shoveling, we would often attempt building a mini-bobsled run out of the piles of snow on the side of the driveway. And often fail. :-)

There is a simply darling photo on the Local home page of two crazy kids who plowed ahead (pun intended) with their wedding downtown, despite the storm:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local.html?hpid=topnews

RD_P might want to abstain -- the scene includes red hair on bare shoulders. :-)

*time-for-one-more-cup-of-carbohydrate-loaded-coffee-before-attempting-to-rescue-the-car-and-wondering-if-the-grocery-store-will-be-open Grover waves* :-)

Posted by: Scottynuke | December 20, 2009 7:46 AM | Report abuse

Such beauty. And Joel's pics are nice too.

We ended up with 16 inches. All the sharp edges are gone. I'm reminded of a world covered in marshmallow fluff.

Posted by: RD_Padouk | December 20, 2009 7:56 AM | Report abuse

That wedding picture is just adorable. The photo gallery has tons of great images as well. I haven't caught any of Joel's. Don't his deserve to be included?

Posted by: yellojkt | December 20, 2009 8:00 AM | Report abuse

Here in Bawlmer, 'rincible' means it can be warshed in de zinc.

Posted by: yellojkt | December 20, 2009 8:11 AM | Report abuse

'morning all. Congratulations, you Metro-Warshingtonians. You got yourself a very good snowstorm. We haven't had a big one like that since December 07.

Have you seen that Mudge? A copy editor makes a mistake and the reporter takes it on the chin.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local.html?hpid=topnews

Off to the grocery store then it's the Christmas bird count this afternoon.

Posted by: shrieking_denizen | December 20, 2009 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Wrong link. This is the good one:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/18/AR2009121802309.html

Posted by: shrieking_denizen | December 20, 2009 8:31 AM | Report abuse

Wishing everyone in the area where the storm hit some sunshine, there is nothing more beautiful than sunshining on fresh snow.

Posted by: dmd3 | December 20, 2009 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Great pictures Joel! Mine aren't nearly as interesting, but here they are...

http://tbgboodler.wordpress.com/

Posted by: -TBG- | December 20, 2009 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Our street is not plowed. Did I mention we are on CatTail Hill? One of the highest points on Route One? Sigh: students with little snow sense tried to drive up the hill. FAIL. Left car akimbo on the block. Said students are nowhere to be found. Intrepid -- and a wee bit pissy -- men o the block are wrestling the car into a driveway.

The snowpack on the hill has been the best sledding spot in three towns.

This what I want for Christmas and the milestone b-day fast approaching me:

http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/06/residence-bunny-lane-adam-kalkin/

Cottage within a shipping container.

I shall set up my PayPal account shortly. Tk y in advance for yr kn hp in my hr of nd. MUDGE MADE ME DO THIS.

Posted by: CollegeQuaParkian1 | December 20, 2009 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Ow. *stretching out back*

Abeac I throw chocolates too. Except I have no aim, so I use the scattershot approach. Everyone gets plonked by chocolate whether they have a good answer or not. They learn to speak up tout sweet. I run through pounds and pounds of chocolate every semester.

Posted by: DNA_Girl | December 20, 2009 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Good snowy morning to all. 18 inches and still snowing here. Drift patterns are amazing. I'll try to post pics later if I can remember how to do flickr ;-)

The front of the house is frosted with snow, the windows are covered as if they had privacy glass. Alas, the snow is not good for snowballs or snowmen. Going to make more anise biscotti as "S" has been snarfing them down and they won't last til Christmas. Also going to make some Ishl tartlets because he's disappointed that I didn't make them.

Posted by: badsneakers | December 20, 2009 10:10 AM | Report abuse

RDP, IvansM -- avert your eyes: bunnies to biofuel.

http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/10/19/sweden-is-burning-biofuel-made-from-bunnies/

Blame the Swedes.

This tidbit courtesy of student paper No. 45.

Posted by: CollegeQuaParkian1 | December 20, 2009 10:10 AM | Report abuse

This explains a lot. DC gets a piece of candy at the end of every school day for good behavior. Growing up, my reward for good behavior at school was not getting a crack on my head with a ruler. (A reward for good penmanship was not getting cracked on the hand with a ruler.)

How times have chenged.

A happy day to all....

Posted by: LostInThought | December 20, 2009 10:13 AM | Report abuse

sd,
That story has been floating around the internet as well as the boodle a while and that new ombudsman column is about the third or fourth pass by WaPo to rectify the error and explain away the ridicule the world has been (rightfully) heaping on them. Thanks for the link and update.

The original reporter really got thrown under the bus. If the copywriter didn't 'get' the 911 reference, why did he/she make the assumption it was a 9/11 reference? What if it had been about a Janis Joplin song instead of a rap song?

Posted by: yellojkt | December 20, 2009 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Paging RPD -- stop animation about the TRUE story of how astronauts escape the moon's gravity:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTyjBUoCnKM&feature=related

Oliver Postgate is )was( a genius. Enjoy all his SmallFilms clips on YouTube.

Posted by: CollegeQuaParkian1 | December 20, 2009 10:31 AM | Report abuse

*lffng*

'Morning, Boodle. 16 inches here. Kind neighbor w/ snowblower has done our wo driveways (heaven knows I couldn't have done them). I may have to go xmas shopping at the mall today: my only opportunity.

Posted by: Curmudgeon5 | December 20, 2009 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Thanks CP! I had never before heard of "The Clangers." How wonderfully British!

But OMG. That story about the bunnies. The poor sweet innocent bunnies.

And all this time I thought the Swedes were all civilized and stuff. Just shows you never can tell. Perhaps the cold has affected their judgement.

For example, right now, I am seriously considering wandering into my backyard and attempting to build some sort of whimsical sculpture from the snow. Perhaps a giant Snow Bunny.

(The lagomorph kind...)

Posted by: RD_Padouk | December 20, 2009 10:49 AM | Report abuse

The wind is blowing the snow around and there is a beautiful whirlwind/tornado of sparkling snow powder right out my back door. Gorgeous.

Posted by: -TBG- | December 20, 2009 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Snow tornado whirls
Black dog wears constellation
Girl sees Oz ooze in.

-Wilbrodog-

Posted by: Wilbrod_Gnome | December 20, 2009 11:06 AM | Report abuse

WBWoof. Thanks for the Oz moment. I am, I believe, now and forever enshrined as an obscure referent in a pome. My little box canyon of joy, verily, vibrates with specialness.

Posted by: CollegequaParkian | December 20, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

OK, I've dug out three cars, cleared a spot for a fourth, and shoveled a heck of a lot of walkway beyond the stretch in front of my house. Now it's time to go hire some of the young neighborhoodlums to dissuade anyone who tries to park in the street spot that I'll be vacating when I go out for a bit.

Posted by: bobsewell | December 20, 2009 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Montana cowgirl
Rounds up munchkins on stampede
Hands out brains, then grades

-Wilbrodog-

Posted by: Wilbrod_Gnome | December 20, 2009 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Snow angel and a couple more pics.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/41618334@N07/4199872581/

Posted by: badsneakers | December 20, 2009 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Today's Frazz for all those still grading papers...

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/umedia/20091220/largeimage.895d74932e86be30e75ac8e59df67788.gif

Posted by: Wilbrod_Gnome | December 20, 2009 11:47 AM | Report abuse

For them what needs to know, both the Ravens and Iggles games have been pushed back to 4 p.m. due in inclemential global icing and other climo-arcturial conditions thereto obpertaining. (Sorry for the legal language. You know how lawyers are.)

Posted by: Curmudgeon5 | December 20, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

badsneaks,

The side of the house is just gorgeous. Here are my morning after pictures. There were some mighty cute dogs out for their walk.

http://livebythefoma.blogspot.com/2009/12/more-snow-pix.html

Posted by: yellojkt | December 20, 2009 12:10 PM | Report abuse

'Sneaks... perfect snow angel! Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: -TBG- | December 20, 2009 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Great pics Yello. I love when the sun comes out on new snow. Still snowing here but lighter so no sun today. I forgot how covered in snow one gets when making an angel. But it was fun, I don't ever want to grow up!

Posted by: badsneakers | December 20, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

That snow angel looked like fun, my children had to settle for playing in the pile of snow from the Zamboni machine at the waterfront ice rink.

Lovely shots Yello, fresh snow and blue skies what is not to like.

Posted by: dmd3 | December 20, 2009 12:24 PM | Report abuse

A snow Sphynx I thinks.

Bad on the bunny burners. Somewhere a catfish farm is cold and hungry.

Oh, cardamom, where do I buy you wholesale? Will I have to grow my own?

Posted by: Jumper1 | December 20, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

FYI, the Post is using the word "historic" for this snowfall, and there's headline chat about "record-breaking," yadda yadda. However, I can kind no discussion (certainly not in the main story that uses the word "historic") about which actual records were broken. I happen not to like news stories that don't support their headlines. Doncha think that article should have mentioned "why" this is historic? Supposedly this is the biggest snowfall in a December (big wupp). Numbers, please? Facts? Data? If these tidbits are contained in some footnote at the bottom of some secondary story, doncha think that's a bad idea? There's lots of reports of how many inches so-and-so got. But absent context, so what?

Everybody in the media seems content to run around shouting "historic" and biggest and heaviest and all that, but nobody wants to support their claims.

(Because you realize, of course, there were a whole bunch of heavier snowfalls by FAR in January, February and March. So how does that make this one so special? Answer: it doesn't.)

Posted by: Curmudgeon5 | December 20, 2009 12:26 PM | Report abuse

So what was Joel hiking to the grocery store for? Milk, bread, TP?

Gorgeous pics, everyone.

Posted by: seasea1 | December 20, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

I agree with you Mudge, but it goes along with the general super-hype for any large storm. We watched news coverage this morning which included live reports from the mall in our town. The reporter kept talking about how hard it was for the plowers to clear the parking lot but that the mall would be open for business at 10 am. Then in the next sentence he reported the the major highway that leads to the mall was a mess. So um, you should go shopping at the mall, but don't use the roads to get there?

Posted by: badsneakers | December 20, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse

I wish to congratulate all the DC-area (Baltimore and Philadelphia included for these purposes) on your fortitude in the face of the storm. It was a major snowfall by anyone's measure, and you all have punched your blizzard-card. I for one will not be teasing about snow-wimps.

It is snowing here now, and quite chilly, but still navigable. #1 and physics-boy are moving their base camp to Himself's house today -- I'll miss them but we'll all be in and out of each others' places for the next two weeks, so all is well.

I am recovering from my dental trauma, thank goodness.

Posted by: Yoki | December 20, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Speedy recovery Yoki.

Posted by: dmd3 | December 20, 2009 12:39 PM | Report abuse

I am absolutely dying to hear from dr how the Ukrainian wedding came off. I wonder if she has broadband?

Posted by: Yoki | December 20, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Mudge, I think people on the news just love saying "snowiest."

It's a pretty cool word to say, actually.

Snowiest, snowiest, snowiest.

Posted by: Wilbrod_Gnome | December 20, 2009 12:50 PM | Report abuse

It's now 1:01. Still no score in the Browns-Chiefs game.

Posted by: Curmudgeon5 | December 20, 2009 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Well, I don't think anyone's come to plow us out yet (although I haven't checked from the lobby yet and I park underground). I've cancelled a meeting for tomorrow afternoon.

The sun on the snow is really pretty and sparkly. The sky is blue and it's almost as if nuttin' happened, except for all the snow. . . .

It would appear that I have printer problems again in that it won't communicate with the computer. I'm not happy. Maybe if I swap out the USB cable it'll work. *sigh*

Actually billable work to do this afternoon and all through the week -- a pleading is due December 31st (FCOL!!!). Opposing counsel is certifiable, so getting a stipulated extension isn't going to work. Bleah!

Since I didn't get my dead tree version of the WaPo, I also didn't get the TV program schedule. I'll see what I can get from the online version, but it is somewhat disconcerting when one's everyday life patterns are disrupted.

Or, am I too old and too set in my ways?

*shrugging-off-the-vagaries-of-life-while-blurting-out-an-expletive-or-two-(or three)*

Yoki -- hope you're feeling better soon. I'd fax you some chicken soup, but I think you'll have to wait until I can get to the store for some good low-sodium stock.

The faxation of cookies from those what make 'em will be highly appreciated. I'll even tell Santa about your kindnesses.

Off to make some lunch.

Posted by: -ftb- | December 20, 2009 1:03 PM | Report abuse

What I've heard is that the depth of snowfall broke the record for December. This is from the WaPo article:
"The total measured snowfall at Reagan Airport at 8:58 p.m. was 16.3 inches, but it was as high as 23 inches elsewhere in the region. That would be more snow in a 24-hour period than the region typically gets in an entire winter. According to Weather Service statistics, the storm ranked among the biggest snowfalls in local history."

When all 3 airports, Metro and buses aren't operational, it seems major to me.

Posted by: seasea1 | December 20, 2009 1:09 PM | Report abuse

W_G that cartoon is now on the back of tomorrows exam, except "assignments" is swapped with "exams"--thanks!

Posted by: DNA_Girl | December 20, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

*faxing Yoki some mexican wedding cookies, some chocolate chip/peppermint cookies, and some snickerdoodles*

Posted by: Curmudgeon5 | December 20, 2009 1:13 PM | Report abuse

The cookie of the week is the "Churer Zimmetstern", a star-shape cinnamon cookie that is appa Swiss Christmas standard.

They are cute little things.

The Lions are home but not on TV. I suspect it's a black-out. Yesssss! (They are losing 10-0 to the Cards, should you be interested)

Off to ossobuco some unfortunate calf's shanks.

Posted by: shrieking_denizen | December 20, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

SCC apparently a

Posted by: shrieking_denizen | December 20, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Great photos, Joel and Yello and Sneaks, thanks for sharing! I will predict that snow will still be evident when we make our pilgrimage to visit the fam this coming weekend.

Posted by: slyness | December 20, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse

It all looks impressively disruptive. I have no idea how much stock prices will fall tomorrow due to fears of lost holiday sales. Could Christmas be rescheduled for next Monday to provide a make-up shopping day on Saturday, the 26th?

A bit of a repost: Most of Washington's palms are trunkless and should be pretty well insulated by snow. They'll include needle palms (native as far north as central Alabama and Georgia, over to Beaufort SC), Sabal minor (native as far north as Currituck County NC), and Trachycarpus (from China. They live happily in places like Tokyo and Seattle. There should be some in sheltered spots).

Here, it's a crisp day. I'm enjoying crisp hearing in my left ear, after the otolaryngologist vacuumed out quite a bunch of sand.

Posted by: DaveoftheCoonties | December 20, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

In the article about the hiring of Bruce Allen as the Redskins' new general manager, I find:
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"It feels really right," said Bruce's sister, Jennifer.

"This is a dream deal, to come back to all the history we had there," said Tommy McVean, the Redskins' equipment manager under the elder Allen.

"It's just a perfect fit," said Bruce's brother, George, a former governor of Virginia who later served in the U.S. Senate.
-------------

Try as I might (and I tried really, really hard) I find myself unable to care very much what the man's brother & his sister and a former equipment manager all think about the team's hiring decisions. I guess I'm pleased that they're all happy.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/19/AR2009121902018.html?hpid=topnews

Posted by: bobsewell | December 20, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

The only thing former Senator George Allen ever said that pleased me was "Macaca."

Here's the G family Christmas tree this year...

http://tbgboodler.wordpress.com/

Posted by: -TBG- | December 20, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Wow... Brittany Murphy died. So sad.

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/12/20/2009-12-20_actress_brittany_murphy_dies_at_32_of_heart_attack_report.html

Posted by: -TBG- | December 20, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Nice tree TBG, what's that on the top? "S" just checked the weather radar and the only place it's still snowing is right over us!

Posted by: badsneakers | December 20, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

I'm enjoying the blizzard in the best possible way: vicariously. Thanks everybody for the commentary and photos.

We had some extreme weather here this week, about 9 inches of rain a couple of days ago, lots of "urban flooding" (meaning, the storm sewers backed up) but it didn't affect my family.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/fl-flooding-20091218,0,4640424.story

Today it's chilly; I had to wear a sweater when I went out to the back yard to pick tomatoes.

Posted by: kbertocci | December 20, 2009 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Wow. She's awfully young, right?

Posted by: bobsewell | December 20, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

That is sad TBG, unfortunate choice of photo with that story - my goodness she looks super skinny there - dangerously skinny.

Posted by: dmd3 | December 20, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

I couldn't remember what movies she had been in. When I saw the picture, I thought anorexia. Sad, no matter what the cause of death turns out to be.

Posted by: seasea1 | December 20, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Wholesale cardamom obtained.

Lunch today: one plantain, pre-cooked and then browned in pork fat and butter with some pineapple. Pork loin leftover was sliced and added to warm at last minute. The pork loin had been brined with saltwater, garlic and Herdez picante sauce for two days then cooked 6 hours at 150 F. with cilantro and more picante on top, sealed.

Posted by: Jumper1 | December 20, 2009 3:09 PM | Report abuse

The dead tree edition of the WaPo got here, albeit late. I heard the *plop* and knew something was up.

Putting on a sweater to pick tomatoes, eh, Kbertocci? *somehow feeling a disconnect* I wonder if once all the snow melts, there will be tomatoes underneath.

Gotta get to work now. There's a disconnect with that, too.

I'll just bet the Lions are losing . . . . (alas, no disconnect there)

Posted by: -ftb- | December 20, 2009 3:11 PM | Report abuse

24-17, ftb...but they are on the 17 yard line and threatening to tie it up...

...if that helps give you a bit of false hope...

Posted by: Curmudgeon5 | December 20, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

I saw the pic and thought anorexia also, too bad.

Kber, you really know how to rub it in, but at Christmas time, I'd rather have snow - so there!

Posted by: badsneakers | December 20, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Scotty's on a roll.

Posted by: Curmudgeon5 | December 20, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I'm a season behind -- spending the afternoon raking the front yard. The snow shoveling stories were inspirational. Earlier today, after looking at all the great pictures, I almost expected to see snow out the window. But now that I've been out with the pine needles, I remember where I am again. It's a rare sunny weekend day (2nd all time wettest year here, with more rain on the way). We're off in the morning for a week with family -- no snow along our route, thankfully. Hopefully anyone who's scoping out our empty house will see the nicely raked yard and assume any place that well tended must be occupied.

Posted by: -bia- | December 20, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Gummint's closed tomorrow in the DC area...

http://www.opm.gov/status/

Posted by: -TBG- | December 20, 2009 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Woo Hoo TBG!

Make me another hot buttered rum....

Posted by: RD_Padouk | December 20, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Civil servants get a snow day! That's good, isn't it?

Posted by: Yoki | December 20, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone else think it's weird the way all the articles about Brittany Murphy say she was taken by ambulance "from her husband's home."

We're watching Clueless right now in honor of her.

Posted by: -TBG- | December 20, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

And yet our county school system has yet to announce closing yet. Poor kids are still feeling bad about not doing their homework.

Posted by: -TBG- | December 20, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Exactly TBG! We were discussing that very thing about the Fairfax County Schools. But, let's face it, they haven't plowed our street.

Ain't nobody going nowhere.

Posted by: RD_Padouk | December 20, 2009 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Brittany Murphy dead? OMG. She was such a Betty. Dead at 32 is an obscenity. An absolute obscenity.

Posted by: RD_Padouk | December 20, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Sure looks like the giant marshmallow man exploded all around you guys. Amazingly beautiful. I am impressed at your shoveling prowess out there, I don't think I'd last more than maybe 8 shovels full of snow before I'd fall down face first.

So sad about Ms. Murphy.

Posted by: MiddleofthePacific | December 20, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

OK, it's official.

All Fairfax County public schools will be closed Monday, December 21 through Wednesday, December 23.

http://fcps.edu/news/emerg.htm

Posted by: -TBG- | December 20, 2009 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Hee Hee. This has gone viral. Hilarious. What English sounds like to Italians.

Brilliant.

Posted by: RD_Padouk | December 20, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Oops here is the link!!

http://bakadesuyo.com/what-english-sounds-like-to-foreigners

Posted by: RD_Padouk | December 20, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

woohoo!! the kid in me always roots for snow days. glad the gummint is giving at least a day as well.

Posted by: LALurker | December 20, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Soon we will be reading about how this snow day will cost taxpayers millions of dollars in lost productivity. This is stupid. It costs taxpayers nothing. It just means all us government-types will need to work double-time when we return to work to make up for lost time.

Posted by: RD_Padouk | December 20, 2009 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Are we allowed to stick our fingers in our ears and sing lalalalalala when the 'wasting taxpayer dollars' chorus starts?

Posted by: Yoki | December 20, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Good evening, all.

Too busy a weekend to begin to describe, but it was good. Still a lot to do, but I did take time to enjoy the weather (really) and the beautiful snowscapes.

'twas a shame that the snow was too powdery yesterday for snowman construction, but we did make up for it with snow angels and a hysterical game of tackle snowball.

It does indeed look like Scottynuke could be wearing the Tiara shortly, Mudge.

bc

Posted by: -bc- | December 20, 2009 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Watching Wizard of Oz and singing all the songs by heart.

I was the head Munchkin in HS. "Come out, come out whereever you are and see the young lady who fell from a star..."

Posted by: CollegeQuaParkian1 | December 20, 2009 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Oh my. The Wizard of Oz. Watching this was an annual tradition as a kid. I used to sit extra close to my mom because she said she needed protection from the flying monkeys.

I think she might have been fooling me.

Posted by: RD_Padouk | December 20, 2009 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Somehow I just knew it in my heart that CqP was once the head munchkin.

At 8 p.m. the HGTV network has a special on about the White House decorations and how they were done. Promo indicates some shots of the O family. And Malia is getting sooooooooo tall.

Posted by: Curmudgeon5 | December 20, 2009 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Oh, the flying monkeys. Hideous and for years I thought they were real. CUrious George? A possible fifth columnist, truly. Still do not trust the little primate.

Posted by: CollegeQuaParkian1 | December 20, 2009 6:20 PM | Report abuse

CqP... pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

Posted by: -TBG- | December 20, 2009 6:20 PM | Report abuse

RD, good stuff. I tried to get a Frenchman to imitate Spanish or German but he refused. The YouTube folks are more obliging.

Posted by: Jumper1 | December 20, 2009 6:23 PM | Report abuse

I was the head munchkin signer too, CqP.
Dingdong, the witch's dead etc.

Posted by: Wilbrod_Gnome | December 20, 2009 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Padouk, it worked, didn't it?

Posted by: Curmudgeon5 | December 20, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

RD, thanks for that video -- highly snortworthy.

Yoki, I hope you're feeling better soon.

Watching the Wizard of Oz? I'm with ya, RD, the flying monkeys were always troublesome in my childhood home, too.

Now to check in on the 4 pm football games...

bc

Posted by: -bc- | December 20, 2009 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Oh WB, we could do this at the next boodle of Northish climes.

I can sing in that odd falsetto with vibratto. Very, very, very fun. And, my first time in costumes.

Mudge -- Mudgekins....I think you were there too. In the purple legal robes...to confirm if she was

most sincerely dead.

Posted by: CollegeQuaParkian1 | December 20, 2009 6:33 PM | Report abuse

The apple scene is underway....MEAN TREES...oh the therapy needs rooted in Wiz...

Posted by: CollegeQuaParkian1 | December 20, 2009 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Now, with the fire. My goodness. This stuff is PG-13 and 911 Therapist on Call.


Beehive, she would make a beehive out of the Tin Man? A very, very, very bad Witch.

Posted by: CollegeQuaParkian1 | December 20, 2009 6:41 PM | Report abuse

That movie has been terrorizing me for 50 years.

Posted by: Yoki | December 20, 2009 6:41 PM | Report abuse

I always liked Bert Lahr. Methinks I would have played the Cowardly Lion.

Posted by: Curmudgeon5 | December 20, 2009 6:43 PM | Report abuse

I was afraid of the MGM lion, but the movie itself was fine. Well, except for the flying monkies, of course.

Have ya'll seen the deleted scene of the Jitterbug Dance they did in the forest before the monkeys arrived? Very cool. Too bad they cut it from the movie. I think I saw it on some The Making Of... show.

Posted by: -TBG- | December 20, 2009 6:44 PM | Report abuse

LOL, 'mudge. I always thought I was really the Tin Man, just in a woman's body. Does that make me transspecied?

Posted by: Yoki | December 20, 2009 6:45 PM | Report abuse

New Kit! (more snow)

Posted by: seasea1 | December 20, 2009 6:50 PM | Report abuse

CqP, I almost put The Wizard of Oz in the vcr this afternoon, but opted for Henry V, instead. Looking forward to the scene where the French send flying monkeys against the British.

Posted by: rashomon | December 20, 2009 6:53 PM | Report abuse

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