Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Month Formerly Known as March: NOW: Snirt-Pox!

Yep, "March" has been retired. It's inadequate. It does not sufficiently explain the ugliness of this foul, spirit-devouring month. From now on, I declare that the 3rd month of the year in North Dakota will be called "Snirt-Pox." As in Snirt-Pox the 3rd, all the way up to (God help us!) the 31st of Snirt-Pox.

Snirt, because the mixture of snow and dirt makes snirt, and we have it all over the city right now, in ugly, ugly pox-like piles waiting for a hint of above-zero temperatures. Witness, one of the pox:





So next time, when you are in traffic and consumed by road rage, please think twice before wishing a pox on your fellow drivers, because it could be a snirt-pox.

"But Wait, Angela!", you might say, "what about white balance? You've got all middle-grey! Fix that white!" Nope, this is it; it IS middle grey all over North Dakota right now, until the month of Snirt-Pox is over.

"But Wait, WAIT, Angela!", you might say, "you can't possibly leave us with such an ugly picture!" And you're right; I can't.

Here's something that won't make your retinas explode, like snirt-poxes. Here's a beautiful cyclamen that's been bravely blooming all winter in my office:

10 comments:

Nancy said...

Angela, you are clearly the most entertaining blog-poster that I have read. And you just seem to keep on getting more humerus each time I read you. Are you sure you aren't some famous writer using the Pen name My Pixelated Oasis?? Snirt-Pox!!! Hilarious...you should submit that to the "MN Department of Re-naming" and I bet they will!! How could they not?

Hugs, Nancy

annabelle g said...

YUCK...LOL:) You always make me laugh, thanks for that :)

Nicki said...

Dirty snow - makes me think of the Dentine gum commercial about 'dirty mouth' - freshen up with Dentine! If only!!! we are mud mud mud - but I'm not complaining.

Alison Shuman said...

Now, that made me laugh. Reminded me of living in NYC amidst the giant piles of dirty snow.

Where in ND? My mom is from Scranton and I have relatives all over!

Yolanda said...

Ok, this made me giggle! Happy Snirt Pox! ;)

Reds said...

Snirt-Pox - LOL!! You are too funny! It's starting to look like that here too!

Cindy said...

Funny! Enjoyed reading.

Leilani said...

LOL! Funny post! I hate snirt. So ugly! I think it makes towns look sort of messy..
I LOVE Cyclamens! So pretty!

Barb said...

You need to RELOCATE in the month of March.
The blooming flower is beautiful.

Maria said...

Well, I do have a fondness for the month that brought forth my son, and corn beef and cabbage (not necessarily in that order, or in any order), but I completely understand snirt. Snirt begone! That cyclamen is so beautiful! Thank goodness for that bright spot in this abysmal winter!