I hate snow…

…if I have to leave the house. But I do like the things that people do with it. Yes, they exist, people who enjoy wasting some time in the cold. And happy happy joy joy the internets exist and everybody shares all their silly snow adventures with those of us who prefer the heat. I saw an informative movie about building a snow man and, the one I like most because it gives us a feeling of hope, a movie about what happens to that snow man when the temperatures return to normal.

And then there’s those very lucky people with a combination of lots and lots of time on their hands and a talent for sculpting. In the red light district of Utrecht in the Hardebollestraat (Hard Balls Street) this masterpiece arose for a few hours. But the thing I liked most this year – you see I assume that spring or even summer is nigh – is this post with reproductions of the terrific snow men of Calvin and Hobbes. I’m not sure if I liked the book better.