Gut Rumbles

November 15, 2004


According to the thermometer on my back porch, the temperature was 38 degrees F at 7:00 this morning. No frost on the ground, but pretty chilly outside for a Southern boy. I don't like cold weather.

But I like the fall. It's football season, time to steam fresh oysters, and have back-yard parties. It's jacket-weather and temperatures where it's really nice to build a big fire in the back yard while neighbors stand around, cooking hot-dogs on a stick, warming their hands and drinking alcohol.

It's the time of year when the kids come running into the house with red ears, rosy cheeks and runny noses and they are shivering from the cold. You fix hot chocolate with marshmellows and make them all sit still while they drink a cup; then, you send them outside to play again.

Gawd! I remember what fall was like when I was a boy. And it hasn't changed.


Fall has come and gone here in northern NH. We've already had our first overnight low's in the teens and a few whispers of snow. All of this typically precedes the 3 feet of pre-Thanksgiving snow that we get almost every year.

You paint such pretty mental pictures of children with rosy cheeks and ears, and it makes me excited for the first snowfall. But then I remember that after the first snowfall comes shoveling...lots and lots of shoveling...and then the magic of winter eludes me lol.

Posted by: Chablis on November 15, 2004 09:19 AM

FROST?!?!?!?!?! FROST?!?!?!?!?!?!

I shoveled three inches of snow off my driveway on Saturday.

Where the fuck is all this global warming happy horseshit the Chicken Littles keep yammering about??? When I have enough snow to fucking SHOVEL two full fucking weeks BEFORE Thanksgiving, you can fuck
"global warming" right up the ass, thank you very much.

"Global warming" might get you laid after a U. Cal Berkeley seminar, but it means exactly jack-shit when I'm dealing with unseasonably low temperatures and one of the earliest snowfalls in New England fucking record.

(Sorry, A-man... Didn't mean to go off on a tangent there, but, well, shit happens...)

Posted by: Jay G on November 15, 2004 09:43 AM

I'm with ya. I was bitching as my frozen ass walked the dog this morning...

....she wouldn't crap; she just wanted to like the damned frost!

(I am all about the fire and hot chocolate, however...)

Posted by: Key on November 15, 2004 12:29 PM
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