Monday, April 6, 2009

Snow Frogs

So yer whinin' about a little snow in April. So it made a mess of traffic on the way to work. So you had to scrape your windshield before you left. So nobody would go to lunch outside the building because it was to "icky" out there. Well, I gotta tell you this: Stop your complaining. There is someone who has it a lot worse than you do.

Let's just say for a minute that you are a frog. A cold blooded animal. That means that instead of a body temperature of a level 98 degrees like us humans have, your body temperature is whatever the temperature of the air outside is, or whatever the temperature of the water you are sitting in. So over the last few days, the weather has been warm. Trees and shrubs are swelling their buds and a few have even shown layers of tiny green leaves. Nature told you with the temperature and sunlight that it is SPRING! So you pushed yourself up off the bottom of the pond where you had been hibernating in a semi-frozen state since fall and came out to start calling for a mate. Because nature also tells you that this time of year, it is time to find a girl frog by calling her to you, and then clasping onto her waist and hanging on to her as hard as you can, so that when she lays her eggs, you can release your sperm on top of them to fertilize them. That is what nature told you it is time to do: Come out of hibernation and up into the outdoors and call for a mate. And then nature sent 4 inches of wet sloppy sticky cold SNOW! But you still call. And call and call and call. In the pond edge next to the snow-covered grasses and rushes. In the snowy landscape, you call.

Now, get back to work in your warm office and no more whinin' about the snow, okay, humans?

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3 comments:

Chuckles said...

No whining going on here! Although it only got up to the mid-60s today...

goprairie said...

grrrrr. we toughed out the cold and wind and bought pansies at the garden center on the way to lunch - it WILL get warmer - soon. it was beautiful today - bright sunshine - made it seem very springy and tempted you to go out without a coat - when the wind that holds the flags straight out and the damp 40 degree air sucked the breath out of you!

Chuckles said...

It better damn well get warmer. We are headed back to the hinter lands in a mere four weeks...