Monday, January 23, 2012


When I went for a walk early this morning there was a thin layer 
of snow just covering the icy streets.  The sand trucks were out 
putting down a layer of grit to add traction to the intersections.

Walking is really tricky in these conditions.  
You never know when you're going to take a step and suddenly go flying.

Even the neighbor's cat was walking carefully.  

The campus zombies on their way to class looked like they were dancing on marbles.  
I would have laughed at them but I was too busy trying to keep my own feet under me.
I made it home safely unless you count the two steps I took through the ice 
in a gutter which resulted in cold wet feet.

Maybe the zombies were just doing a snow dance.


TexWisGirl said...

too funny! been there; done that!

Linda Sue said...

Oh Ick- this does not warm the cockles of my heart. ( what ever cockles are, they are not warmed!) Glad the snow has found you- you have better gear for it.

Leenie said...

Yes, what the heck? Cockles--aren't they little sea shells like mussels? Why would we have them in our heart and why do they need to be warmed? Language is so WEIRD.

susan m hinckley said...

Cockles have a heart shaped shell, which may explain the idiom. I have no other explanation to offer...
And snow here too! Just enough to be annoying. Happy winter-at-last, Leenie!

CarrieBoo said...

My plan to survive a zombie outbreak, is to head up north where it's really snowy and icy. But I guess I should get some snowshoes first, then.

So that's what a cockle is! I did wonder.

It's been raining all night and melting our snow away! Nooooooo! (soggy poop garden)

P.S. Did you write that on the truck? Is it your truck? ;)

Leenie said...

CarriBoo: Not my writing not my truck. I drive a Subaru Impreza with four knobby snow tires.

Tom G. said...

Hooray for snow.

I like to think it keeps the Riff-Raff out, if not the zombies.

Flea said...

Hilarious! We're thinking snow here in Tulsa, but so far no good. Sixty degrees. Harumph.

Dawn said...

HAHAHA...oh if i could Count the number of times I've "danced" out on walk;))

Terry and Linda said...

You at least got SOME snow...ours is fleeing fast. We had a rain and you know what that means.

Walk careful!


Pearl said...

Wonder if this awaits me back in Mpls? I've gone to Florida for a few days, and I gotta tell ya, it's pretty sweet to be out of the line of fire!



TALON said...

Zombies snow dancing - that's an awesome image, Leenie. Yes, it can be treacherous walking when the conditions are like that.