Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Most of Chattanooga has recovered from the ice and snow. We stayed snug and had power, though Cal and I did find a downed power line in our neighborhood. Matt and Jake went sledding, and Ariel and Matt built a snowman in the front yard. Of course, we took Jezebel out in the snow. She seemed to enjoy the snow, especially the snowballs. I think she should get a tryout as an outfielder for the Yankees. But we discovered that Jez is afraid of snowmen. Every time she got near one, she shied away.

I guess I can understand it. Snowmen are sort of like zombies, and I suspect that Jez may have read Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. We think she spends the day sleeping in the sun, but instead she smuggles books under Cal’s desk and reads them—it’s what I would do if I were her.

Note: For those of you who are writers, I recently participated in a dialogue on “place” with short story writer and novelist Adele Annesi. If you’d like to “listen in,” click the following link: http://wordforwords.blogspot.com/


  1. Thanks for sharing the dialogue--and snowmen can be sort of zombie-ish :)

  2. Since your snowman didn't have a face, he probably wanted to steal Jezebel's.

  3. Someday, when I'm a naughty college student with too much time on my hands, I want to go around at night and go snowman-tipping. It's like cow-tipping, but with snowmen. Heh heh.

  4. Unfortunately, you are a naughty high school student with no time on your hands, get used to it.

  5. Just dont bring her around Caleb's snow-men. They often posses three heads and multiple noses. I wont even go into the guillotine...

    Grace Duke