Friday, December 19, 2008

Armed with only a shovel


There's a road out there somewhere, and it's up to me to find it.
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Edited to show you this:

Because I feel the subject's expression was organic to a discussion of the emotional impact of the piece.

14 comments:

Frank Baron said...

Quite the winter wonderland outside my door right now too. Glad I have two young lads to do the shovel wielding for me.

If I don't see you beforehand, hope you and yours have a great Christmas. :)

Sarah J Clark said...

Our snow is melting. Super excited about that.

Vivi Alden said...

I know, us too! I think we're under the same snow cloud, aren't we? Hubby shoveled our driveway early and a half hour later there was already another three inches down. Crazy!

Amy Ellis said...

I wish you well in your quest! (I'd suggest the first robot be equipped with a plow.)

Someday I'm going to remember to buy a snow shovel. But here, we only remember that we need them once the snow has already fallen. I wonder if I have enough margarita salt to cover the whole driveway.

Mary Paddock said...

All we got was ice. We prefer snow.

Best of luck to ya and stay warm!

Elizabeth said...

Saving the world one shovel at a time. We owe you man!

After The Blackbird Sings said...

Huzzah! for snow!

Big Plain V said...

Frank - I wish I hadn't had to go to work, cuz then I'd have had some of your 'belly warmer'.

Sarah - Do you get shoveling depths in Missouri? Cuz if not mabye I should start looking at real estate.

Vivi - I think we were under the same cloud. Was yours kinda white? With like these white things falling out of it?

Amy - I LOVE your robot idea. And your margarita idea. You're like a good idea person.

Mary - Ice is the worst. I hate ice. And I hate people who don't seem to realize that ice is slippery and try to pass you. Did I mention that I hate ice?

Elizabeth - I'm saving Michigan anyway. I don't know about Canada. You guys get mad snow.

Blackbird - Seriously?

Tracey said...

Can I borrow your robot? We've run out of room to shovel the snow.

Bryan B. said...

My general perspective on snow is similar to my thoughts on leaves.

Snow will melt - why shovel it?

Leaves will eventually blow into my neighbor's yard - why rake?

Of course, my perspectives are different from my reality in which I tend to shovel and rake.

Big Plain V said...

Tracey - Nothing would make me happier than to have a snow-removal robot to lend you. Could you just imagine the intense cool-osity?

Bryan - I hear you, man. Those are the exact same thoughts that run through your mind as your doing the shoveling and raking.

bunnyjo georg said...

I've seen this expression before, except I think we called it the....evil chipmunk? Is that right? I think if I dug long enough I could even heave out with some adolescent pictoral evidence...!!!!

HUBBYMAN said...

THANKS FOR SHOVELINGH ON OUR DRIVEWAY, TOO!! JUST KEEP IN MIND THA TTHE DAYS ARE NOW GETTING LONGER & VEEFLOWER'S BIRTHDAY (THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING) IS ONLY 3 MONTHS AWAY!!

shortensweet said...

THE EVIL CHIPMUNK!

Golden.

I wonder if there is a picture of him doing the evil chipmunk with his mullet and winger tshirt....