Monday, March 19, 2007

Well, which is it?

   I'm no winter hater. In fact, in any conversation in which complaints about winter weather crop up, I'm one of the first to say, "hey, it's Canada. We have winter. Get used to it, or move." Still, I am all for the onset of spring. I've had my winter fix. I'm done. Bring on the tulips.
   The last week or so around here has been an exercise in extremes. First, last week we had a run of several days of above freezing temperatures and sunny weather, which caused virtually all the snow around to melt. Then, Friday night we had a huge snowstorm, dumping enough of the white stuff to completely cover the ground again. The next twenty-four hours, or so, saw slightly warmer temperatures again, and again, the snow all melted. Today, it is snowing again.
   Make up your mind, damn it! Which is it? Is it still winter, or is it spring? I'm not the only one who wants to know, here. I see the trees budding - or at least almost budding, they're not sure if it's safe to go yet. Every time they get the signal of warmth and sunshine, and get ready to pop out the spring blossoms, you freeze their asses off the next day. And don't get me started about the maple syrup. Damn sap doesn't know whether to run or not.
   Stop, OK Mr. Lion? Just stop. It's time to step down and give the lamb his time in the sun. Seriously, just because you over slept and were almost two months late getting here is no excuse for trying to overstay your welcome. Vamoose.

   On an entirely unrelated note, here are a couple of Star Wars related things I stumbled across last week that I just know some of you will enjoy. First, we have Anakin Skywalker as a baby, and a little bit of foreshadowing.

   And next, this little piece of Star Wars fan art called Dark Leia can only be described as awesomely awesome in its awesomosity.

   I was right, wasn't I?


princesssaurora said...

I don't know if you have read me lately, but last Tues and Wed we had weather near 70 degrees and then Friday we had the most snow of the entire winter, about 9 inches.  Yeah, winter had its ENOUGH.  

Love the pool and the Dark Leia, which I am sure hubby and boys will love even more than I.  LOL

be well,

tenyearnap said...

You are right--Her Darkness rocks. --Cin

iiimagicxx said...

Well the baby has done it for me... he woke me up! I love his expression

simianfarmer said...

"Honest, your lordship, I was staring at your blinkie chest plate.  Not, uh, hers."

That pool pic had me doubled over at my desk.  What a great way to usher out the end of an office day!


toonguykc said...

I'm with you all the way on giving this lion the heave-ho!!


princesssaurora said...

FYI Paul, my eldest chuckled at the pic of Dark Leia but my middle son, who just turned 12 said, 'Bet she'd look hotter in that gold bikini than Carrie Fisher did.'

Oh yeah... the teen years cometh.

be well,

ravenjuiced said...

I wonder if the other guys looking at that picture let their eyes linger on certain parts of her costume, the bottom of that wonderfully short handkerchief skirt, and the two points on up higher. Yes, it's a fine picture. Oooo Dark Leia, use your Jedi mind tricks on me! Make me bark like a dog!