Thursday, February 22, 2007

This and That

I'm all a-twitter!

I know this is the least exciting thing most everyone else in the northern half of the US wants to hear right now, especially in the coastal areas - but we're expecting our first snowstorm of the season tomorrow night! Talk about pathetic, here it is February 22 in Minnesota and we've got nothing but dead grass in our yard. That's why I'm excited for some snow to fall already.

In fact, I'm so ready that I actually went out to the garage tonight and fired up my old snowblower in preparation of the coming event.


I was pretty impressed too when I plugged it in, pushed the electric start button and it instantly came to life.

I have my dad to thank for this one. He's always trying to unload old snowblowers and lawnmowers on us kids. He means well, but after my shed had 4 lawnmowers in it last summer I had to ask him to stop. This snowblower however was one of his better hand-me-downs. Now all I need is a good 4 or more feet of snow to feed it!

And, in a totally unrelated topic - Emma posted a request to show a picture of your keys so, for some unknown reason, her friend Badoozer can keep track of everyone who posts them. Of course since I'm so not above this kind of blog silliness I figured why not? Therefore, for anyone who is interested - here is what's on my keyring...

Hey - who doesn't have a tag with their own name on their keyring?

And if you think that's odd, you don't even want to know about the waistbands on my underwear.

20 comments:

Heather said...

How is it that you have missed any snow this winter? You must live in the tropical north or something.

Our snow is almost gone here, so tomorrow night will replenish our supply. Argh.

Harmonica Man said...

You're absolutely right. When you got your snow last time we got nothing. Now St. Cloud is targeted to get the most here in MN - around 15" so far!

Dave2 said...

Thumb drive? THUMB DRIVE??

GEEK!

Tee hee hee. :-)

Badoozie said...

yes, i think it's important to have your name on the keyring, because men lose theirs a lot? or something like that! thanks for playing along

Kal said...

Now we can make copies of your keys! Bwa ha ha...

We had our first real snow of the season last week, and it promptly changed to rain and then sleet, and froze overnight. We've spent the last week chipping the inch and a half of ice from the driveway.

Fun times.

Karl said...

A nametag on your keys? Wow, how drunk do you have to be not to know that it's your own keys in your pocket?

Mitch McDad said...

It's about time. I'm begining to think they moved Denver to Manitoba this year. My boy from Fargo has been giving me a hard time. Welcome to winter.

Harmonica Man said...

dave - Are you suggesting that not everyone has a thumb drive on their keyrings?

badoozie - My pleasure. Your contests always give me a chuckle!

kal - Whoa, I'm not asking for ice here. That would pretty much suck rocks.

karl - Exactly. And wisely, I've never been in that position - nor ever intend to be.

mitch - Thanks. At least for this weekend I'm looking forward to it. Ask me how I feel about it next week though.

wayabetty said...

Well, I don't envy you of the upcoming snow storm. We haven't had many but I'm not complaining.

I've never seen anyone with their own name on their keyring til now. People might think Jeff is your "partner", not that it's anything wrong with that. Just sayin'. ;-)

Dad said...

I hope you greased the zerk fittings and changed the oil. Oh yes, wire brushed the spark plug too. "I teach you kids everything I know, and you don't know anything!"

Mom Thumb said...

I only have a key for the car, one for the van, one for the house. But my key ring is a Lego Darth Vader. He lost a hand, though, which is ironic, since he cut off Luke's hand. Have fun with your snow. We are about to have tornado weather. In fact, I think I'll post a blog about it.

deborah said...

I remember well the excitement of getting a snowstorm! Let's just say, it's gone. I'm sick to death of this crazy ice and snow! It is sunny here today, but only 20 degrees! We had a nice little Alberta Clipper again, AGAIN lastnight, so the snow that fell, turned to rain, and then ICE!! Almost landed on my doopa this morning de-icing the freaking windSHIELD FOR THE BAZZILLIONTH TIME THIS WINTER! AAAGGHHHHHHHH!!! Oh, and if that wasn't enough, because it apparently wasn't, now the , ahem, stuff is dripping into my kitchen. I hate winter! You can have it all!!!!

Emma Sometimes said...

huh whats snow? I live in Washington State. It rains here...we don't tan, we rust.

Mooselet said...

I have a snowblower! No really, I do... It was cheaper to have them ship it from storage than to dispose of it and the other useless things that I either didn't need or wouldn't work over here. So in sub-tropical Brisbane, I have a snowblower sitting on my veranda. It's a great conversation piece.

And those keys are kinda girly, with all those doodads. :-)

Sandy said...

Yay, snow. whee. great. NOT!

We have a very similar snowblower. It used to belong to Kurt's mom, it's a beast, but it rocks in big storms like this one.

Kurt is itching to use it too.

yellojkt said...

Our snow/ice is nearly melted. Good riddance. You are welcome to mine.

My key chain was visible and described back in this post. I've actually gotten rid of one key since at my new job, they use proximity badges.

deborah said...

Did you get the snow yet????

Harmonica Man said...

deborah - Well, it's Saturday morning and so far all we've gotten is a dusting. However, they say it's coming in "waves." Sure, if the waves are in your backyard pond I suppose.

I guess we'll have to wait and see. I took a "before" picture so I can show an "after" picture of either the awesomeness of the "blizzard of the century" (a 7-year century that is) or the ridiculousness of the hype for a blizzard that never happened.

There, aren't you glad you asked?

Carla said...

WOW, I thought you would have a mountain of snow by this time of year. Has it been cold, like frozen solid?
We have settled into our spring rain, that goes from February to September then into winter rains, October-January.

Keltybug said...

Jeff I have my monogram on mine. I still lose them though.

I hope yall fair well through the snow. I would not have a clue how to act in snow.

Stay warm!