?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Trevor Stone's Journal
Those who can, do. The rest hyperlink.
Large Deposit in the Snow Bank 
20th-Mar-2003 11:57 pm
Trevor baby stare
Dreamed I was an Eskimo
(Bop-bop ta-da-da bop-bop Ta-da-da)
Frozen wind began to blow
(Bop-bop ta-da-da bop-bop Ta-da-da)
Under my boots 'n around my toe
(Bop-bop ta-da-da bop-bop Ta-da-da)
Frost had bit the ground below
(Boop-boop aiee-ay-ah!)
Was a hundred degrees below zero
(Booh!)
(Bop-bop ta-da-da bop-bop Ta-da-da)
And my momma cried:
Boo-a-hoo hoo-ooo
And my momma cried:
Nanook-a, no no (no no . . . )
Nanook-a, no no (no no . . . )
Don't be a naughty Eskimo-wo-oh
(Bop-bop ta-da-da bop-bop Ta-da-da)
Save your money: don't go to the show
Well I turned around an' I said:
HO HO
(Booh!)
Well I turned around an' I said:
HO HO
(Booh!)
Well I turned around an' I said:
HO HO
An' the Northern Lites commenced t' glow
An' she said
(Bop-bop ta-da-da bop . . . )
With a tear in her eye:
WATCH OUT WHERE THE HUSKIES GO
AN' DON'T YOU EAT THAT YELLOW SNOW
WATCH OUT WHERE THE HUSKIES GO
AN' DON'T YOU EAT THAT YELLOW SNOW

-- Frank Zappa, "Don't Eat the Yellow Snow"
I've been up for 37 hours, so I'll try to make this short.

First, check out this site, link courtesy uproar.

There's something disturbing about Bush's face. On the front page of the Colroado Daily today, he looked like a child in detention who's trying to be as good as possible so he can leave five minutes early. I was struck during the state of the union that he lacks anything resembling lips, and now I can't stop noticing that. It's really eerie. It's like he's not quite human, but a clever disguise. What cunning alien race would disguise themselves as that guy, though, is beyond me.

Colorado was hit by a huge blizzard this week. CU closed down for all of yesterday, which almost never happens. In my trudgings, it seemed like campus had about two feet. I did homework for most of the day, but took an opportunity to go sledding. I helped out in the dining hall for two hours, since they were short staffed. I got to stand by the area with noodles and pasta sauce for an hour and a half before I could sit down and eat some. I'm quite glad I don't do this job regularly.

This storm has been quite poetic. I've been wishing I had a digital camera. There was a one-foot snow overhang over my balcony this morning. I've watched and heard it and several other large clumps fall. And since this is a Colorado blizzard, today was quite warm and sunny and coats weren't necessary.

This is the kind of snow I can support. It's wetter than Zarquon, which will help slake our thirst this summer. It's deep and plentiful -- good for sledding and canceliling activities. There's a poetic peace to being snowed in. It's sticky, so it's great for building sculptures. It's relatively warm, so you can have fun without freezing your bum off. The one problem is that walking through it is a bit like trying to walk through a field of ice cream. Your feet spend as much time sliding around as they do making forward progress.

I also capped off my year of sunrise solarbrations this morning. In a premeditated move, I opted to stay up all night and do homework, interrupted by a visit to the top of the CU parking structure to watch the sun rise. Continuing the streak of underwhelming and cloud-obscured sunrises, the sun was visible for about 30 seconds as it slipped between two clouds. The neat thing about this, though, was that I could watch the sun move, which I've never done before. But it's not about the poetry of watching the sun rise. It's about marking in a fitting manner my appreciation for the sun and proving to myself that I can do something counter to my nature (getting up early) with forethought, determination, and symbolism.

Anyway. The snow had all frozen, so walking on top of it was feasible and fun. The sidewalks were all covered with a veneer of ice, so that was a bit tricky. But it's March snow, so it'll all be gone soon.

I'll talk about The War, Spring Equinox ritual, and hopefully curling in the near future.
This page was loaded Jul 16th 2018, 6:48 pm GMT.