It’s snowed about 3 inches since early this morning. It’s a lot of fun to know it’s cold and snowy, but I’m sad it came on a Tuesday because that’s my day I go up to Boulder, dangit! :stress: I was all ready to go and decided I’d drive home to see if the drive was that bad. On my way home, I slipped enough to safely decide it wasn’t best for me to go to Boulder being that I wouldn’t be leaving until at least 9:30pm. And the roads would all be frozen by that time. Not worth the risk and I wanna live another day! Besides, I gotta make it to D.C. safe and sound. Don’t wanna miss out on an awesome trip.

But, I’m sure I’ll be able to enjoy it tomorrow. Maybe I’ll take some pics of what it looks like because it’s gorgeous!

My friend Jackie sent this to me, pretty funny and very true. And this doesn’t mean I’m one way or another.

The Ant and the Grasshopper

THE CLASSIC VERSION:

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs, and dances, and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. Grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

THE MODERN VERSION:

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks he’s a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.

CBS, NBC and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

America is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and everybody cries when they sing…”It’s Not Easy Being Green.”

Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant’s house where the news stations film Jesse’s group singing…”We shall overcome.” Jesse then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper’s sake.

Al Gore exclaims in an interview with Peter Jennings that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and calls for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his “fair share.”

Finally, the EEOC drafts the EEAGA, “Economic Equity and Anti- Grasshopper Act,” retroactive to the beginning of the summer. The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs, and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government.

Hillary gets her old law firm to represent the grasshopper in a defamation suit against the ant. The case is tried, before a panel of federal judges that Bill appointed from a list of single-parent welfare recipients.

The ant loses the case.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant’s food, while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant’s old house, crumbles around him because he doesn’t maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.

MORAL OF THE STORY:

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********VOTE REPUBLICAN *************

For some reason, I was ready and set to go to sleep around 10:30 tonight. I laid there for about an hour, I think I dosed a few times, but then woke back up at 11:30 to Todd playing his computer games. The bass is so loud it goes through the floor. Usually, it wouldn’t bother me because I’m up until the morning anyway but it would have been nice to get a little more sleep tonight.

So now I’m still a little tired but shall be awake for the Drew Carey Show and Whose Line is it Anyway?. Awesome shows!

It’s definitely gonna be a rough day tomorrow because I have to drive to Boulder as usual. But not as usual it’ll be snowing on my way up and down, and hopefully the roads won’t get so slick I wreck or something. I think I’ll leave as soon as I’m able to so I can get back before the roads are pure ice. Although it should be warm enough still that the roads are fine. I just don’t wanna be stuck in Boulder for the night if I don’t have to be.

Have you seen this new Starburst commercial? It’s one of my favorite ones right now. It’s this guy who is really dressed up in a nice tuxedo. He goes to his lady’s house to pick her up for the big night. Her family lets him in and they’re all standing below the stairs when she appears and starts walking down the stairs to their smiles and comments. She’s so happy and radiant from her family. You then see her date as he’s giving her this look of disgust. She is mortified by his disgust and quickly runs back upstairs upset. Her family turns to him and his look of disgust makes them mad and they start chewing him out. The twist of the commercial is he’s eating some new sour Starbursts which are the cause of his face of disgust! It’s hilarious!!