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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Snow hippos and other simple pleasures

As most of you know, I am not a fan of winter. But recently, with the snow piling up, I have been reminded of one of my favorite things about winter. Here's a hint:

Growing up, we called the snow that piles up behind the car tires "snow hippos" because of their appearance, and I can hardly think of anything more satisfying than kicking them off my car*. I took this picture of my car today, but haven't yet had the satisfaction of kicking it (and the others) off because I was wearing heels all day. I'm looking forward to the pleasure tomorrow though!

Another of my favorite simple pleasures is stepping on the thin ice on the sides of the sidewalk. It's a little above the sidewalk and begs to be stomped on. I have to admit that I go out of my way to crunch that ice. It's so satisfying.

I was talking about kicking snow hippos with a friend the other night, and we got talking about other simple pleasures that you never really grow out of, like pealing your sun burn, or... actually, the others were kind of gross and some of you might be eating so I'll leave it at that.

What about you? Do you guys have any simple (maybe guilty) pleasures?

*I should warn you that at times, the snow hippos are totally frozen and you might hurt your foot if you kick them. Now you can't sue me if this happens.

7 comments:

Katherine said...

I like those two! I also love going inside after you've been outside for a long time and feeling yourself defrost. Espcially if that defrosting involves hot cocoa. And walking in the snow when there's a layer of ice on top and it crunches. And winter being over...

Angela (Fernandez) Baillio said...

like the picture of Paris I also did the elf picture at Photobucket.com

did you get that message? I'm doing much better now and we're working out our knots!

Brady said...

I'm a huge fan of crunching ice. I will go out of my way if I see even the slightest possibility of ice to be crunched.

Emily said...

I love snow hippos. I also love knocking icicles down.

When I was younger my sisters and I used to poor glue on our hands so we could peal it off when it dried.

Kelly said...

Snow Hippos has officially caught on with Em and I. I haven't actually used it in a sentence yet but I have every intention. And if it doesn't come up in coversation in the next day or two, I will find a way to work it in. Don't you worry!

Christi said...

My simple pleasure is pouring candle wax on my hands and peeling it off when it hardens. Pretty exciting stuff!

Sarah said...

How have I never heard the term "snow hippos" before?? One of my simple pleasures used to be eating every morsel off of cupcake paper wrappers.