Sunday, December 26, 2010

Frozen Pointy Things!

I believe they are called icicles.  We don't get many of these down here in the Deep South.

It's enough to make one abandon one's pancake and jalapeno-sausage brunch and run for the camera before they disappear faster than the pancakes.  Let's just say it's cold.  No offense to those of you who chose to live in cooler latitudes but ... we no like. 

So, slow news day around here but that's OK.  Good excuse to stay within and do some crossword puzzles.  Doris is using her dowtime productively by working on her stocking stuffers: OinkiesTMand PupperonisTM

It's also a good excuse to share some more quotes; this time with a theme of simplicity:

Liberation finally amounts to being free from things we don’t like in order to be enslaved by things we approve of. 
~ Robert Fulghum ~

He who buys what he does not need steals from himself. 
~ Unknown ~

The man who dies rich dies disgraced.
~ Andrew Carnegie ~          

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need. 
~ Vernon Howard ~

When you have bought one fine thing you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of a piece, but Poor Dick says, ‘tis easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow. 
~ Benjamin Franklin ~

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. 
~ Leonardo DaVinci ~

Growth for the sake of growth is the idealogy of a cancer cell.
~ Edward Abbey ~


  1. We have a lot of those Frozen Pointy Things here in Maryland. Stay safe, and Merry Christmas!

  2. What a crazy winter this is turning out to be. I noticed on our seven day forecast that our high will be in the 30s only. AARGH!! Have I mentioned that I don't like cold? This has to be my last winter in Seattle.

  3. Haven't seen any pointy things on the roofline for years, except of course when we intensionally go to the snowy places to SKI!

    Sun = Happy

    I am happy

  4. When was the last time I saw frozen ice hanging off the roof!?!? A long long time after fifteen years in Tucson, Arizona plus one in Central Coast California. Thanks for the reminder of what they look like. That last quote is a little disturbing!


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