Having done the required once-a-year sledding and made the obligatory snow ice cream, there's really only one reason to venture out: snowmen. Feeling frisky, I decided to look for some snowman inspiration on Ye Olde Internet, or as Juggernaut recently dubbed it, The Online.
The Online is rarely a fast look-see for me anymore. I'm not talking about download speed. Chat, Facebook, Instagram, email...it's too easy to get sucked in. By now, I'm sure you've all found yourself in the position of falling down the rabbit hole of the internet. If not, let me explain what it looks like.
Getting sucked into The Online goes something like this:
1. "Hey, look at that! That's cool; oh, look!"
2. There's a link (click).
3. Oh, wow! That one is even cooler! Come see
4. Go back to #1. Repeat the cycle until you
have carpal tunnel syndrome.
Thankfully, I don't have to go outside to enjoy snow dudes. The internet search for inspired and creative snowmen was fun and I found more than one creator of unique snowmen who should get an award for cleverness. Where should I start? These chilly creations are my personal favorites - and I didn't have to put on gloves or go outside to enjoy them.
Let's look at some snowmen that are truly worth building and I'll make up my own awards along the way!
Snoopy reclining on your lawn would be a near perfect snowman. If you don't love this Charles Schultz's Peanuts cartoon, you're not American (stop right there...I know many of you aren't American). Snoopy is a national treasure, but we share. Start rolling that snow ball...
The amazing thing about the snowman above is he was only half that size
before he started lifting and I'm told he never does a warm up. Sweet.
Why in the world would you trap your own kind in a cage? Why, why, why?
How cold hearted! What did they use for bait? An ice cube?
Gotta ask this question:
What would YOU think if you were driving along and
saw someone building snowmen in a graveyard?
That guy is a special breed.
Though I'm told you lose a lot of warm via your head, it never occurred
to me to just wear a hat and shoes in the snow. But now that I know...
THE AWWW-POOR-KITTY AWARD
He's lonely and wants to invite his new friend in. Anyone
want to guess the name of the kitty outside? I say it's Snowball.