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in: Swampfox; Swampfox > 2015-12-15

Dec 16, 2015 2:39 AM # 
Sure seems like you are trying to emulate the Cowboy's football "team" (by getting a top, or is it bottom, ranking in the 25 worst), just now it's in your weather.

Whereas Sunderland is having one of the balmiest (and most pleasant) Decembers in memory.

By the way, around here "yowsa" is considered a four-letter word, even if it has one letter to spare. It's only used in a positive sense by the folks who plow it. Your enthusiasm leaves me a bit concerned, are you in fact a sub-moron too? Maybe that's a bit of a harsh statement, but then I just remembered how you dealt with your squirrel population. :-)
Dec 16, 2015 6:53 AM # 
It's not yowsa. It's Yowsa!. See the difference? Feel the difference? Yowsa--how dull and boring. Who would look forward to that. Really, I would rather just move to Florida and face the rising tides rather than face yowsa.

Yowsa! is nothing like that. It's fun, it's thrilling, it's like cherry pie and a first kiss. Whoa, might have gone too far on that one! So maybe not quite like that, but pretty close.

Anyway, if you aspire to have skiing a part of your daily winter activities, or at least have the option readily available if you choose, then probably you're going to get to do a little Yowsa! every so often. No Yowsa!, no skiing. Better Yowsa! than winter pansies adorning the driveway.

You're outside doing something active, it really doesn't take so long (usually), and you're doing something that helps make the neighborhood be a neighborhood. It's funny to think that people who think nothing of going to the gym and working out for an hour, or running for an hour or whatever, and looking forward to it, might get irritated because they have to shovel snow for 10 minutes.

Now, if I had a long sloping driveway, and with a big kink in it halfway down, and that was the only way in or out, I might see Yowsa! in an entirely different light.
Dec 16, 2015 10:24 AM # 
I am fine with Yowsa! (being the proprietor of said driveway) and we are peeking out into the 60 degree mornings for any sign of the elusive stuff.
Dec 16, 2015 3:53 PM # 
Actually I was referring to the driveway of the estimable PG. But yours might be another excellent example!
Dec 16, 2015 3:59 PM # 
Is this anything like "Jeb!"?
Dec 16, 2015 4:23 PM # 
I think this is where Jeb! got the idea from, and, at least so far, that dog isn't hunting.

Poor Jeb!. He looks so unhappy. Hard to believe that a year ago his campaign's biggest problem was figuring out what points to cover in his nomination acceptance speech.

For that matter, the Republican candidates seem to be exceptionally unhappy as a group. I predict that the winner (for the nomination) will be whichever grim candidate is the first to adopt Chuck Prophet's excellent "Just to See You Smile" as their campaign theme song, which would illustrate to potential voters that the candidate can take a little self-deprecating humor.

And, to take things even further astray from the endlessly fascinating topic of Yowsa!, my single favorite revelation of the presidential campaign so far comes from Andy Borowitz, who conducted an exceptionally well designed experiment to test the hypothesis that the average American voter can not stand more than 5 seconds of Ted Cruz; the experiment found that in fact the average voter can not take more than four seconds before begging to be released and being allowed to go outside and perform Yowsa! instead.

A caveat: already one senator, speaking off the record after having reviewed the research findings, questioned the accuracy of the data, stating: "There's no way even a hardened veteran pundit enclosed in a protective life shield could take as much as two seconds of Cruz."
Dec 16, 2015 4:59 PM # 
I actually watched some of the debate last night, after The Curse of Oak Island was over. If they can't dismantle that circular firing squad and get behind one particular candidate pronto (I won't say who), I think the party is in big trouble.
Dec 16, 2015 5:02 PM # 
J-J, I am pretty sure those guys and one gal are not going to get behind Bernie. But then, there have already been so many surprises already, so who knows! For instance, who knew before campaigning got underway that the Egyptian pyramids were actually granaries (archaeologists were elated that the mystery of the pyramids had finally been unraveled!), or that we could easily get Mexico to build and pay for our wall for us, if only we had the right deal savvy president to make them do it?
Dec 16, 2015 5:58 PM # 
All we have to do is ask.
Dec 17, 2015 9:06 AM # 
Better Yowsa! than winter pansies adorning the driveway.

I can report that we´re slowly getting closer to Yowsa! - at least I hope so. Our brave driveway pansy finally surrenderad to winter temps. We´ve had several mornings of -12C, still no snow (aka Yowsa!) in sight before Xmas though :(
Dec 17, 2015 11:10 AM # 
In limbo here. No Yowsa!, no pansies. Life hangs in the balance.
Dec 17, 2015 4:14 PM # 
People in New England will no longer need to move to Florida, now that they have the perfect combination of mild, snow-free winters with no Burmese Pythons.
Dec 17, 2015 5:32 PM # 
Burmese Pythons are a bad thing?
Dec 17, 2015 7:41 PM # 
Depends. Probably best to consult a snake expert. My go-to source for expert insight on snakes is of course PG. If it has anything to do with snakes and he doesn't know it, then it's not worth knowing.
Dec 17, 2015 7:56 PM # 
The first rule is that happy snakes are better than pissed-off snakes.

Dec 17, 2015 8:23 PM # 
Burmese pythons are a bad thing in Florida, at least. No predators, lots of small mammals means happy pythons....
Dec 17, 2015 8:38 PM # 
I can just imagine Anna with such an opportunity. She's quite fond of happy snakes, and thankfully sensible enough to just watch the venomous ones from a distance. I'll have to keep an eye on her when we get around to visiting Florida!
Dec 17, 2015 9:12 PM # 
In the Florida national parks, anyone who is legally permitted to carry a firearm hunting is welcome to shoot any Burmese pythons they see, or at least that's what we were told when we went last year.

Also see:
Dec 18, 2015 12:24 PM # 
Great...Everglades is on our gap year list. Well, now I know we need a react to Python battle drill!

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