Thursday Thirteen: Snow


Yep, it’s supposed to snow this week here at West of Mars. Well, outside the house with the purple trim, that is. It darn well better not snow INSIDE.

Snow’s on my mind. So’s my fiction. One plus one equals… thirteen!

1. Since everybody’s favorite fictional band, ShapeShifter, is from a mythical part of the West Coast, they didn’t grow up the way I did: with snowy winters.

2. All four boys (uhh, that’s Mitchell, Trevor, Eric, and Daniel for those of you new around here) didn’t see snow until they were on their first tour.

3. Mitchell and Trevor immediately became experts at the Art of Snowball Bombing. You know: when the person you nail isn’t expecting it.

4. Snow on the head and dripping down the back of a neck loses something when the person you’ve just bombed has long hair. The boys figured out pretty quick that nailing each other in the nuts was way more fun.

5. On the other hand, despite taking many snowballs all over his body, Eric prefers building snowmen.

6. Kerri, who grew up in a snowier climate, isn’t as enthused as the boys in the band are. Not about playing in the snow.

7. But warming up afterward? With someone like Mitchell? Hoo boy. Yeah.

8. Val, Daniel’s longtime love, hates the snow. She hates the bulky winter clothes. Hates lug tread on snowboots. Hates anything not sleek and sexy.

9. But shearling lined boots and gloves and fur coats… now, if you’ve GOT to be somewhere cold, that’s the only way to go.

10. Even being caught in a blizzard isn’t enough to dampen the boys’ love of snow. They were in Denver, where they’re used to snow. No big deal, they were told.

11. They played to a full house that night. No big deal, indeed.

12. Until THEY tried to leave, anyway.

13. Maybe one day I’ll write that story. In the meantime, leave lots of comments so I can return all your visits. Maybe all the typing I’ll have to do will keep my poor fingers warm.



  1. Celticlibrarian

    October 14, 2009 10:38 pm

    I’ll bet that the boys would “go to the snow” in winter like I used to. Go. Play. Have hot chocolate. Go home.

    Did you know that is snows in Sacramento about once every ten years or so?
    .-= Celticlibrarian´s last blog ..13 Bits of Halloween Fun =-.

  2. bunnygirl

    October 14, 2009 10:39 pm

    We’re having yet another #$@!!^% heat wave here. Nice to read about something COLD!
    .-= bunnygirl´s last blog ..Monday Bunday: Stretching =-.

  3. Tracie

    October 14, 2009 11:06 pm

    Snow inside the house would be bad -lol, but snow outside is my dream….unfortunately I live in Florida, so that is an unrealized dream. Maybe if I join a fictional band……

    Happy TT!!
    .-= Tracie´s last blog ..-Thursday Thirteen =-.

  4. Journeywoman

    October 14, 2009 11:10 pm

    hope the snow doesn’t come inside! Happy TT! Stay warm!
    .-= Journeywoman´s last blog ..Thirteen shows on my DVR right now =-.

  5. Alice Audrey

    October 15, 2009 1:25 am

    LOL #4.

    You know I’d love to hear the story.
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..13 Things On My Mind =-.

  6. Shelley Munro

    October 15, 2009 2:30 am

    “The boys figured out pretty quick that nailing each other in the nuts was way more fun.”

    Boys will be boys! 🙂
    .-= Shelley Munro´s last blog ..A Hell-horse =-.

  7. Deanna @ Kitsch-Slapped

    October 15, 2009 4:34 am

    Ugh, no snow please. What we are having fall from the sky right now may not technically be snow yet (it’s 33 degrees and so it’s not rain but not quite snow yet either… Think “spitballs” — only very cold ones!)
    .-= Deanna @ Kitsch-Slapped´s last blog ..History Is Ephemeral Carnival, 6th Edition (A Thursday Thirteen Edition) =-.

  8. jillconyers

    October 15, 2009 6:28 am

    Moving from Cali to Ohio snow was exciting. After out first Ohio winter the excitement and novelty quickly wore off. So I don’t end on such a negative…the snow is beautiful to see falling, on a lawn that hasn’t been walked on and the way it glistens along the branches of trees.
    .-= jillconyers´s last blog ..Thursday 13 on Blog Action Day =-.

  9. Janet

    October 15, 2009 7:22 am

    snowwwwwwwww, ewwwwwwww!!!
    .-= Janet´s last blog ..S / water =-.

  10. CountryDew

    October 15, 2009 7:46 am

    Nooo! It’s too early to snow! And around here we have ice, usually, blech.

    Fun read!
    .-= CountryDew´s last blog ..Thursday Thirteen =-.


    October 15, 2009 9:27 am

    #4….love that one.

    My Thursday 13 is Halloween Themed jokes…come on over for some laughs. [You’ll find it below my Thursday Thunks…scroll down a bit.]

    Click HERE

  12. Lidian

    October 15, 2009 9:27 am

    We’re supposed to have snow flurries overnight – I like the cold but this is too early even for me!
    .-= Lidian´s last blog ..Great Pumpkin Slang =-.

  13. Adelle Laudan

    October 15, 2009 9:30 am

    Number 4 had me spewing coffee. Thanks!
    Happy T13!
    .-= Adelle Laudan´s last blog .. =-.

  14. CalicoCrazy

    October 15, 2009 9:37 am

    I’ve occasionally wished the rain here would turn to snow, then I realize how much snow that would be and I rethink my wish.
    .-= CalicoCrazy´s last blog ..Thursday Thirteen #11 – My 13 D’s =-.

  15. carol

    October 15, 2009 12:53 pm

    I’m not ready for snow. I wish I could enjoy it as much as “the boys” or as much as I did when I was a kid.
    .-= carol´s last blog ..Ansel Adams in Color =-.

  16. Darlene

    October 15, 2009 1:30 pm

    Ugggg, 3 inches of the white stuff here. Best remedy is a big mug of hot chocolate with a whole lot of Baileys in it!
    .-= Darlene´s last blog ..Guest Post & Giveaway with Kylie Brant, author of Waking Nightmare, Waking Evil & Waking the Dead =-.

  17. Tracie

    October 15, 2009 2:43 pm

    For once I have seen the movie and not read the book (I always read the book first!!) because I didn’t know Arsenic and Old Lace was a book…..
    .-= Tracie´s last blog ..-Thursday Thirteen =-.

  18. Wylie Kinson

    October 15, 2009 11:51 pm

    Snow? UHG. I’m officially sticking my head under the covers. Call me when the tulips are blooming…

  19. gel

    October 16, 2009 12:08 am

    Enjoyed your 13. Glad we’ve not even had our leaves turn yet. Snow-yuckaroo! Tap yourself over to my place and see no snow, but other limbs instead. (no, this is not a naughty post!)
    .-= gel´s last blog ..Foxy & Me =-.

  20. Robin

    October 16, 2009 8:02 am

    I’m with Kerri – I saw enough snow in my first twenty years to happily last me the rest of my life. I’ll stay here where it’s warm thankyouverymuch.
    .-= Robin´s last blog ..Dusty Window =-.

  21. Bobkat

    October 16, 2009 10:32 am

    Snow already? Isn’t that a little early? Hope you’re staying warm!

    Loved the thirteen BTW : )

    Sorry it’s been awhile since I visited here – so much crap going on in my world.
    .-= Bobkat´s last blog ..Where is Bobkat? =-.

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