Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Calling on Willyam Walliss

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The Zick and I are sitting in the Cowtown Airport waiting to see if the snow foils our first joint attempt at visiting the tropics in 2007. I went to Florida in early January. Then she went to FL. Then I went again. At no time during MY time in the Sunshine State was it at all tropical.

So now we're aiming to visit Guatemala. And it's snowing like it's the Scottish Highlands outside.
We're even trying to fly out a day early to avoid tomorrow's REALLY bad weather. And yet it seems that Mutha Nature might have her way with us after all.

So I am calling on the spirit of Mel Gibson, wearing the mullet wig of William Wallace (I yam Willyam Walliss!) to guide us through this snowstorm and get us into the air, above the weather. Once airborne, we'll sit back, relax, and dream of trogons and motmots as we dribble coffee and free peanuts down our chins.

I found this amazing piece of folk art (Mel) in an Irish pub that I was dragged to kicking and screaming by my friends Lisa and Jeff. They insisted on playing darts and drinking beer. I indulged them.

So we're sitting and watching the snow pile up. Two, maybe three inches already...
Mel, can you give us a hand here, mate? We really need to see some birds.


On February 13, 2007 at 8:41 AM Rondeau Ric said...

I'll put in a Scottish-Canadian wurd for ye.
Richard Bruce McArthur
(rememer to rrrroll the rrrr)

On February 13, 2007 at 10:40 AM Anonymous said...

Hope you are on your way by now. It isn't pretty here. Not as much snow, but freezing drizzle. Yum.

On February 13, 2007 at 12:14 PM Lisa said...

Darts and beer were a last resort after we couldn't find a wine tasting and chamber music concert--we know how much more you would have enjoyed that.

On February 13, 2007 at 1:21 PM Andy T said...

Lisa really prefers karaoke...she can sing songs by great Scottish bands like "The Proclaimers..." Talk about lots of rrrrooooooollllld rrrrrrs!

On February 13, 2007 at 4:55 PM Julie Zickefoose said...

Hey dudes we are HERE. Transmitting from our hotel in Guatemala City, preparing to go to the artisan's market. Tomorrow morning, a quick flight to Flores--Tikal--trogons, motmots, howler monkeys, Jeff Gordon, swimming pool, beer. Yessssss. Flights were lovely, although it took 40 minutes just to de-ice our plane as the snow pounded down in Columbus at 6 AM. We got out! and leaving a day early was the right thing to do! Over and out--Zick

On February 14, 2007 at 10:17 PM Susan Gets Native said...

Evil friends...making you go drink and engage in general frivolity.

Soak up the colors and the heat, y'all. 'Cause Ohio sucks right now.

On February 15, 2007 at 1:00 PM Patrick Belardo said...

The snow can force you to change your flight plans, but it can never take away your FREEEEDOMMMM!!!

I'm pretty sure that's a direct quote from "Braveheart". :)