Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Tober Banishes Winter

This has been a truly strange winter for Indiana.  Now that a cold snap has returned, I protest to the powers-that-be.  It has been an unusually mild winter thus far, at least around my hometown, and as it is almost the end of February, I think winter has forfeited its right to go cold and snowy on us.  That should have happened in January, and since winter missed its chance then, it's unfair and against my rules to bring arctic chills back to Hoosier land this late in the game.

Hoodie Hoo'ing at Thorntown (Ind.) Public Library
Monday, Feb. 20, 2012

So I'd like to follow the lead of Tober, the Thorntown (Indiana) Public Library Cat, and his staff and patrons to banish winter.  On Monday, February 20, it was Hoodie Hoo Day in Thorntown, at which time (noon, to be exact) TPL staff and patrons engaged in a winter-warding ceremony that looked a whole lot more effective than any shadow-seeing from Punxsutawney Phil was.

Check out Thorntown's video on Tober's blog by clicking here.  You'll see that this group means business.

Winter, you've been officially hoodie hoo'ed.  Go away now.  We can repeat this ceremony as long as it takes.

Wind Chills Tonight in the Single Digits (Fahrenheit)?  Are You Kidding Moi?

Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Hoosier Weather News Beat

P.S.  Hey, Boss Lady.  Moi, sleeping inside our Library tonight.  It is SO happening.  I've got Scowl-Face's key fob to the secret locking staff door.

P.P.S.  "A Hazy Shade of Winter," by folk-pop legends Simon & Garfunkel, was recorded and released as a single (1966) and later appeared on the album Bookends (1968).  Paul Simon was one of the greatest folk-pop lyricists and musicians of the 20th century.  He's still cranking out great songs today.  As for Art Garfunkel, every guy Scowl-Face knew in high school choir wished desperately that his voice was as wonderful as his. Garfunkel's, I mean. (Who'd you think I meant?  Scowl-Face couldn't carry a tune in a bucket.)  Seriously, that's a true story.

P.P.P.S.  The Bangles recorded a cover of "A Hazy Shade of Winter" (1987) to include on the movie soundtrack to Less Than Zero (1987).  The group recorded a live rendition of the song for AOL Sessions (2003), shown here in this nifty online video.

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