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Sunday, January 5, 2014

* It Ain't a Fit Night Out for Man or Beast! *

We're in the middle of what could be a record breaking day or two of snowfall amounts and cold temperatures. I'm not unhappy about it since I love snow, especially watching the snow coming down, and I don't have to drive anywhere today.

Pertaining to the snow "coming down," though.....it's more of a sideways, up and down, twirling around, blowing in the wind, kind of snow!

Poor Vern doesn't quite know what to do when he goes outside, poor guy...and in this weather, all I ask of him is to do it fast! Brrr....

Stay comfortable wherever you are! 

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For the past 50 years or so, (can it possibly be that long ago?!) every time we have really cold days, those words in my blog title pop into my mind. It's a line from a 1933 W.C. Fields movie, The Fatal Glass of Beer. In the movie, W.C. is in a small cabin during a blizzard, with various people coming and going. Every time he opens the door, he says, "It ain't a fit night out for man or beast," and someone off screen belts him with a bunch of fake snow.

And just why do I remember all this? When we were kids, my brother Mike clowned around a lot, and he would imitate W.C., reenacting that scene and always got laughs from everyone around.


P.S. One of my favorite movies is Heidi, from 1937, with Shirley Temple. The first time I saw it, I fell in love with snow globes!

22 comments:

  1. Snowing here as well...I'm with Vern....make it quick.

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    1. Hi Delores! We got about an inch more of snow this morning! And now....temps are suppose to rise....and we get rain....a melty, slushy, yucky mess! Ick!
      But hey, thanks for commenting! LOL

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    1. Hey EC! You wouldn't want this much!!

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  3. Stay tucked up and warm and cosy. Be safe. We have a horrid windy/rainy storm coming again but at least it is mild here across the pond. Have a serene Sunday and get on some big easy today.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thank you, Molly! I hope you stayed safe when your storm went through! Still staying pretty warm here...until I go outside! LOL

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  4. I remember Heidi well.

    We are enjoying glorious weather today, but it is supposed to get cold tomorrow.

    I would be lost in snow. It is beautiful, but I want it to stay put away from the Sunshine State.I worry about the farmers who have strawberries and citrus. ;-)

    xo,

    Sheila

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    1. Hi Sheila! Yes, this crazy weather wrecks havoc on everyone and ever thing, doesn't it? Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Good that you haven't got to go outside! Poor Vern! Over here, we gave torrential rain and gale force winds, with lots of floods all around our coast :(. Stay safe.

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    1. Hi Diane! I hope you are okay over there! I think we're all ready for sunshine and warmth....but it's only January 9th!

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  6. I hated the snow and ice in December, mostly because it canceled people's holiday plans. I am ready for this in January...food, books, tea...you know...hibernation! Enjoy!

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    1. Hi Bookie! I smiled when I read your comment! I don't remember EVER hearing that you "enjoyed" snow! Well, I know you didn't actually SAY that....! Hope you're enjoying great food, books, and tea!

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  7. Tell me about it -- it's been snowing for a couple of days here and Michigan is a long way from New England. Just keeps coming and coming... Hunker down and stay toasty. Maybe you can teach Vern the joys of the litterbox!

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    1. Hi Jeanie! Have you been able to dig out yet?? And I just said the other day that I wish Vern could use a litter box! :)

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  8. Of course it is snowing here too! And the real temp has fallen to 6 with below zero wind chills. The worst is yet to come.

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    1. Hi Beth! Hopefully, now that it's the 9th, our worst is over....for a little while at least! Now for the flooding, though... :(

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  9. We're up to our knees in snow. School has already been called off for Monday and Tuesday. Next storm rolls in Wednesday...

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    1. Hey Val ~ Are you getting cabin fever yet?? Have you been able to drive and get your huge Diet Cokes??

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  10. BECKY-O! ~
    I'm a big W.C. fan, and I most definitely remember that bit about the snow-in-the-face.

    You know who also uses that line, "It ain't a fit night out for man nor beast"? Yukon Cornelius in the animated Christmas special 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer'.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. Hey Mr. Stephen T! That's funny about Yukon C.....I don't remember that!!

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  11. The temps were murder this morning. It was -14 with wind chill -30. I am here in my easy chair keeping cozy and reading.

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    1. Hi Gigi! Stay warm...and keep reading! :)

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