Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Eternal Winter

R.a.n.t. of week 03/02/14
I always endeavour to take each season in stride. Spring is lovely because the snow melts, it begins to warm up, the days start to get longer, and mud can be found everywhere, what's not to love about Spring? As a Midwesterner, I longingly look forward to Spring. From there we go to Summer. Hot days, cool nights, broken A/C's, then suddenly hot nights and sweat. Blink and suddenly it's gone. By the time Autumn arrives, most plans for the year have already been taken care of. It's a good time to finally rest and relax. Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, hot cider and just about any sort of treat you can possibly make from a pumpkin, because you'll find it. Finally, Winter arrives. So does the cold, the snow, the slush, the dreariness, the depression, the accidents, the shovelling, the..... I could go on. And like the last guest at a party that should have ended hours ago, doesn't want to leave. But certainly there must be some good to come from Winter, yes? (You need not reply all you crazy people who love this lingering weather). I've thought about this for a few days and I have to admit, the best part about Winter are the Winter themed movies. The films I can enjoy and watch from the comfort of my warm, cozy, living room. Reflecting as I watch these, I realize they've taught me many things. For example, never stick your tongue to a metal pole, even if someone triple dog dares you. 

Home Alone
Macaulay Culkin: Don't leave home without him.

It's a Wonderful Life
Never wish you had never been born, you might get your wish.

Cool Runnings
When life hands you..... no snow. Ignore life and go bobsledding anyway.

Kids need to keep their hands to themselves.

Groundhog Day
Never annoy Bill Murray when he's reliving the same day over and over.


Charles Winthrop here. Let's not forget
all the spectacular and wonderful Winter
themed songs available. For example:
'Winter Wonderland' is sung by over
150 different people. Bond plays their
rendition of 'Wintersun'. Simon and
Garfunkle did 'Hazy Shade of Winter' and what's the
other one they sing? Oh yea, I remember...

♫ Slip sliding away, slip sliding away ♪
♫ You know the nearer your destination,
the more you slip sliding away. ♪


  1. Every year I say I'm going to try to enjoy Winter and every year I long for it's ending. This year is no exception!!! This seems to be the longest WINTER ever!!!! But I too enjoy the winter themed movies in the comfort of my warm....., no comfortable....., no cool....., who am I fooling no place is warm, I'm just glad I'm inside my house where it's not 20 below.

    1. Better than being out in the bitter, freezing cold.