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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Welcome To My Polar Pad

What movies shall I watch while Indianapolis temperatures dip to 15 below (real temperature!) and we get 10 feet of snow (well, one foot anyway)?  I can think of a few.....



This will be home sweet home for me ... I won't have gorgeous Dr. Zhivago to cuddle with, but my kitty Harriet loves to sit in my lap, so at least that will be warm.



I had to get candles and flashlight batteries -- so did everybody else in town.  We were all making the March of the Penguins to the drugstore.  Of course, if the power really does go out, so does the heat ... then my eyelids will freeze shut and candles and flashlights won't be any help.



 Dive!  Dive!  Not a good time to come up!  (Ice Station Zebra)  Hey, I bet my car will look like that!



 Jaws took a swim too far north...(I'll watch that one to remember summer heat).



The Thing of it is, I should have installed indoor plumbing...



I'll end with something really beautiful..  The Snowman makes cold and snow look fun.  And the superb song "Walking in the Air" always makes me feel fabulous, no matter what the weather.  Sung by England's St. Paul Cathedral choirboy Peter Auty with a piercing sweetness.




Happy shivering, everybody!







15 comments:

  1. I tried to watch Ice Station Zebra one night. When I awoke, I was a year older.

    But I'd be up to watching The Thing from Another World again.

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    1. I admit it -- I've never gotten through the whole thing either. But The Thing...that's a different matter. I had to use 2 pictures for that one -- love it!

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    2. I used to really rate ICE STATION ZEBRA, it has so much going for it (great cast, director, concept) but the last time I gave it a spin, I also found it pretty dull going. Fun post, Becky...batten down the hatches and stay warm!

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    3. Thanks, Jeff -- it's dropping to 14 below in the next few hours...I have my big bathrobe and fuzzy slippers, and I'm ready!

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  2. As for us here in Brazil, the temperature never stops rising! I can't see myself typing in the computer without a fan and a bottle of icy cold water.
    But Doctor Zhivago gives me chills. I can't imagine how it is to survive in a place with so much snow, and in the middle of a revolution!
    Kisses! Stay warm!

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    2. All of us here are envious of your weather, Le ... when it gets so cold and icy like this, I always think of the scene in Dr. Zhivago where the windows are iced up inside and he scratches at it to see outside. Cabin fever! Take care and stay cool!

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  3. Becky - we are in the deep freeze here, as well, but I am thinking I might need to go on the road with Bob & Bing to catch Dorothy Lamour in a sarong. Warm thoughts, my friend! And I swear - if that lying little groundhog says we are getting an early spring and he is wrong this year, I am personally going to hunt him down with a shovel!

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    1. Take me with you and Bob and Bing and Dorothy! And I'll gladly join the hunt for the groundhog -- I'll bring a rake!

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  4. Hysterical look at the arctic air masses bedeviling us. Well, if we don't laugh, we'll cry. It was two weeks before some folks in Toronto got their power back after the pre-Christmas ice storm. Our neighbourhood was one of the lucky ones as we only had a few hours in the dark and cold. It would have been so much easier to take if Captain Hendry were nearby.

    Thanks for "Walking on the Air". Lovely.

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    1. Thanks for the compliment, CW. Losing power is terrifying, isn't it? I'm keeping my fingers crossed. It is going down to 14 below in the next few hours. Oh, and I knew you'd like "Walking on the Air". It's really something!

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  5. Brrrrr and what fun this post is, Becky! Try to stay warm. I'm not sure if the cold by you remains or if it moved over to where I am.

    One other thing - I sort of rescued a kitty named Kiki about six weeks ago. So how do I teach her to sit on my lap? Kiki's so cute and sweet but not exactly the ciddling kind.

    Aurora

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    1. Thanks, Aurora! You know, some kitties are lap sitters and some aren't. My buddy Harry, who I had for 17 years, didn't sit on my lap, but always wanted to be on the couch right against my leg. My kitty now, Harriet, wants the lap ALL the time. You might try putting a soft blanket in your lap, getting Kiki's attention and pat it, calling her name softly. (Sounds like a love song!) Let me know what happens!

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  6. When it's this cold out, it's Esther Williams movies for me.

    There's a terrific recording of "Walking on the Air" on the first Christmas CD by Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops. One of of my favorite Christmas CDs. Happy New Year, Becky.

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    1. Good old Esther! Makes you warm all over. Thanks for the tip about the song. I'll have to look for it!

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