February 1st, 2008

bad santa

Friday Snow Day

It's still snowing lightly. The sun just poked out for a minute. Now there are crows about. A lot of 'em.

Earlier I was sittin' here typing away about being snowed in AND plowed in & what I was maybe gonna do about that, and when. I got to digressing, as I will, while out the window there was my neighbor B across the way, takin' care of business with his shovel.

I may have never had a friend who takes more pleasure in taking care of business than B does. He was out there doing his usual bang-up job, and I was back-and-forth with O about my strategy for the other (not-my-friend) neighbor's snowplow guy's wall of packed snow standing between the Subaru and Sweet Freedom, and whether a pick-axe might come in handy, if anyone had one, and we also talked some job talk talk, and then I was typing some more. Then suddenly I saw B and his ergonomically advanced implement making their way into the foot of the drive, and then proceeding to attack the very wall I'd been contemplating.

I went to the door, blessed his heart, and shouted to him not to finish before I got some more clothes on to join him.

There was so little left to do by the time I was chipping in ---on my own snow--- that I cleaned off the car & swept the stoop & even did the steps & walk on the other side, all the way to the bird feeder, which is now refilled.

Even the little birdies benefit from his kindness.

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Though the lead-in to it is now lost to history, I'll leave you the piddly story of olde I was typing, from a time long ago, when my first gf and I were living together, and we ordered a pizza. Collapse )

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In the Small Things That Aren't Small Things Department, I was out drinking last night. Maybe it wasn't "just the ticket," but it was definitely a ticket. I remember my companion saying something like "Some nights need to be gobbled up."

And so it was.

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Now I'll be getting back to my snow-day "L Word" marathon. Thanks, kohkae! Much appreciated.