1.17.2007

Snowman


Yesterday, I awoke to 2 inches of pristine white fluff. This meant 1) I didn't have to go to student teaching at Tigard High School, and 2) There was a snowman to be made with Titus. We started rolling, and within 20 minutes we had a snowball that was far to big to lift. It was actually too large for many grown men...I'd guess it was in the vicinity of 600lbs. We rolled it to the front yard (barely), and began making the other parts of the snowman. Completion took about 2.5 hours. This snowman pictured is approx. 9.5 ft. tall, and it comes fully equipped wearing a blue colored stocking cap with matching bluish gloves, and is accessorized with coal eyes, teeth, and buttons. It also is sporting a zucchini nose, handmade wool scarf, and maple arms. It was a good way to spend a few hours.

Since building this BEAST, we have been amazed at the numbers of people it has drawn. For hours on end we have sat by the front window and watched as people park outside the house, exit their cars, and take pictures with their children. 85% of visitors use camera phones. Though a photographer from the Forest Grove News Times did indeed stop by, take many pictures while we were constructing it, and scribble down our names. Even in the evening hours we can see flashes inside the house from both people walking and driving by. I'll keep you posted for further developments.

What the heck...Why doesn't anyone make snowmen anymore?

8 comments:

Matt said...

Nice job Jonny. I had the desire to roll a single snowball bigger than myself, but I couldn't finish it.

Paulos said...

why make a snowman when you can take a picture of someone elses?

Ashby said...

I made a snowman last year (or was it the year before?) when it snowed. And Sierra made a snowman on Wednesday. So take heart, Jonny. People still make men of snow.

Jenn Sanders said...

We had a snow man is in every other house on our street. It was fun to see the kids out making them!

SeekJen said...

Is the monster still guarding the house, or has it melted?

My sister and I built an enormous snowman back in the time when it snowed nearly every winter. To get the middle ball on top of the huge bottom ball, we had to build a wooden ramp and a dig out a foot platform in the bottom ball. Snow balls are heavy!!!

Chris said...

Impressive, Mr. Smalls. I have made my fair share of BEASTS too, being from the frozen tundra.

My snowboard buds and I once built a towering BEAST, and then built a gap jump. Can you guess where we built the BEAST? Good times, great snow-dude (Although, where are its twig and Smalls-berries.)

Jon said...

hahahaha, equally good posts....

The BEAST is not standing. It had been pushed over last week, though the snow balls are still holding out....

Chris. I don't know where you built the BEAST? Timberline?

K

Chris said...

Mr. Smalls, we (my snow-buds and I) made the butterball at Big Sky, Montana.