1.13.2007

French Toast Day*

It started pouring down rain yesterday afternoon and the temperature hovered right below freezing, coating everything with a fragile and shimmering layer of ice.
Ice storms always intrigue me. They are so beautiful and, unlike a tornado or hurricane, their danger often underestimated. After stopping at the store to pick up some extra batteries and a DVD copy of "Happy Gilmore" (Dave's request), we made provisions for the night. We found the flashlight, got out the candles and lighters, and brought out the extra down comforter. We lost power from about 12:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., but have had fully functional electricity since.
Early this morning, Dave and I decided to go out and take some pictures of the storm. After some bargaining, deal-making, and threatening, we worked out who could post which pictures on their blog.
Some type of bush with red berries:
The only thing that can really keep a BBQ-Master like Dave away from the grill is having it iced shut:
And a balancing act, like when you drop something and miraculously it lands without spilling, breaking, or being generally ruined:

* A "French Toast Day," for those who are unfamiliar with the term, is a day when a winter storm comes through town, so everybody rushes to the store for French Toast ingredients: milk, bread, and eggs.

8 comments:

Michael Manning said...

How cool! Hey, HAPPY BELATED NEW YEAR AS WELL!! For me lately it's been Won Ton Soup!

Blogarita said...

So what's it called when you get milk, bread, eggs and toilet paper?

Ari said...

I think tonight will be a FTD for Dallas... we're due to get ice any time.

Fantastagirl said...

Beautiful pictures...

We had a FTD today - the shelves in the stores were running empty - but that's what happens when one lives in Rural Gotham City!

Dr. Mike said...

That's the difference between the way a girl thinks and a guy:

A girl gets out candles, a flashlight, an extra comforter, etc.

A guy checks the fridge to see if there's enough beer for a couple days.

Caroline Bender said...

Stay warm, St Louis! Glad your heat is back. Beautiful pictures. Winter has not yet hit New England, and it has everyone freaked out. Hope you and yours are well.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

I liked this post. It had promise from the start, with one of my favorite foods, french toast.

Tell BDD that a little ice is no excuse for abandoning the grill. What is he, a little girl or something?

LBseahag said...

this scares the crap out of me...


how do you do it???