Friday, February 06, 2009

Cranky today

It's damn cold down here. Windows shut for a second day. Wearing my New York schmata (sp?) and hearing the man on the television warn us about falling iguanas. It seems the cold makes them fall asleep in the trees, whence they drop.

13 comments:

Tater said...

Gary was just telling me all about the falling iguanas! Be careful, padre.

henry said...

That sounds very old testament. What was it that fell from the sky in Egypt when Pharao didn't let C. Moses Heston & friends go on the Red Sea cruise?

Father Tony of the Farmboyz said...

Dear Henry,

Inventory from Circuit City

danny said...

Today?

Father Tony of the Farmboyz said...

Now Danny, you know I am ordinarily almost autistically beatific.

evilganome said...

Sorry, it's 27 out right now and downright balmy in comparison to the past few days.

I scoff at your falling iguanas.

ewe said...

oh you poor thing! In need of a big hoodie huh? Our fingers our like icicles up here. lol.

otterpop58 said...

Hey PapaT,

are you back in FL? I'm away this weekend but let's do coffee or lunch some day next week.

otterpop

SubtleKnife said...

I would just LOVE to live somewhere with falling iguanas. It just sounds so wonderfully weird. It could be something you'd hear on the other side of the looking glass: "Mind the iguanas."

I'm a bit concerned about what happens when they fall, though? I do hope it ends with a bounce and not a splat... :(

The Neighbors Will Hear said...

I'm almost certain that there's a line about iguanas falling from the trees in a Cole Porter song.

Doralong said...

Falling iguanas? Dear me! Do they put warning signs up or have a cadre of volunteer little old ladies out there rescuing the poor things?

Does one go out with an umbrella during such weather? Does the weather person have iguana alerts on the evening news? Inquiring minds want to know.

Father Tony of the Farmboyz said...

From what I hear, the cold stiffens them as if they had been to the taxidermist. They fall to the ground like a stuffed thing. I don't know if the impact wakens them. These critters are not to be pitied, as they have no charm. I assume they return to their obnoxious selves as they thaw out.

Java said...

"I assume they return to their obnoxious selves as they thaw out."
Sounds like a lot of people I know.