I’m not sure if you’re all aware, but apparently it’s a bit cold out there. I mean, it’s supposed to snow in Houston tonight, so, you know, I hope everyone’s alive in the north. I’ve often been heard saying how much I enjoy the cold weather and miss the snow in Ann Arbor, and I do… but most of that is for nostalgia’s sake. There’s something to be said for how quiet the world seams to get with a fresh dusting of snow all around, but I don’t miss trying to decide where exactly the lanes were on Plymouth road.
Whenever it gets unbearably cold I outside I usually take the opportunity to put in one of my favorite movies: Fargo. It’s sort of a reminder to myself: “You may think it’s cold here, but at least you’re not in Fargo or Minneapolis… and being murdered in a wood chipper!” I’ve actually felt the utter bleakness of having to chip away at a windshield encrusted with 20 carats worth of ice in a snowstorm. IT SUUUUUCKS! Actually, the first time I ever watched this was with my friend Nate and Jamison IN Minneapolis.
I could wax on and on about the different things I love about this movie, but above all other things it is because of Frances McDormond’s faaaantastic performance.
“Oh… I just think I’m gonna barf!”
So tonight you will most likely find me snuggled up in bed with a cup of hot chocolate watching my favorite Coen bro’s film thinking to myself: “Well, I guess it’s not that bad out there…”
Artist: James Taylor, Natalie Cole/ Album: At Christmas