Saturday, 19 January 2013
The trials and tribulations of a Snow Zombie
Today was all about the trials and tribulations of a Snow Zombie and the best laid plans of mice and men. That is another one of those silly sayings because mice are in general rubbish at making plans they are in general creatures of the now and that tends to mean food eat YICKS a cat run. But I must not get too sidetracked.
Luckily the gritter had been out last night or first thing this morning and it was possible to get back into the castle of the bishop to get my camera from his mate Harry Tuffin thus the first step of the days events was a success. It did mean that I felt I needed to make the Snow Zombie I have said I was going to make and it was this that proved a little on the tricky side. In reality such a thing should be dead easy but the snow was still far from ideal to make anything interesting and even using the trick of spraying the snow with a bit of water it was still rather difficult to form the image I had in my head, I should have said I was going to make The Blob because that would have been a lot easier and everyone would say WOW that is a brilliant blob. I did persist though as the alternative was to dig a wet muddy hole in the garden and that is not as much fun. But by moving snow about and slowly compacting it I did manage to make a rather rickety Snow Zombie.
He does not look entirely happy but there are reasons for this, one of the main ones being that his first head fell off due to the wrong kind of snow and shattered into a thousands bits (that is an approximation as I did not count the bits) then making arms proved futile a zombie with no arms is a bit like a crocodile with no tick. So all in all he has struggled into existence. I then sort of cleared a few paths and the like as making Snow Zombies is not seen as a useful activity in the great scheme of things. However if we remember that old saying about the best laid plans of mice and men, it is always worth remembering mice do everything for a reason and mankind has the greater intelligence to mess about all day being silly. Something that distinguishes man from the beasts.
Now here at the blog I also have to add the extra addition of getting an award, now as you all know I am terrible with awards and have on several occasions forgotten to even add them or mention them. Today though I will because the person who gave it too me is an avid reader and reviewer of books, all sorts of books from modern to great classics so being presented with this award by them is a great honour indeed. I started to follow them during the A to Z last year because they stay true to themselves and produce a great blog in their chosen area of interest.
So thank you NEER at . . . . . . a hotcup of pleasure
for the award of
All I can say is my blog is the sum parts of all of us in the Radical Abstract Thinkers and I hope that all its members will award themselves this award on behave of all of us as we are all AWESOME . .. . . . .
OK there are rules that folk sort of put together with these awards but I am a little maverick so I will leave those . . . . .