Tuesday, February 05, 2008

It's A Marshmallow World

That was the first song that went through my head this morning as Saga and I went across the street to see her park this morning. We got about four or five inches of snow last night. The snow started falling around lunch yesterday. By the time I left the office at three, the roads were already icy, snow clogged and a mess!

This morning they are predicting commute times will be two-to-three times the norm. I think I am staying put. I’ll log-in to the servers from here. What a wonder the internet is! I can remember a time when working from home would not have been possible in my position.

This morning, however, I have already checked my email, and chatted online with my London office to discuss the agenda for today’s testing. A friend of mine in the Thames Ditton office was jealous when I said it was snowing here.

“Oh! I love the snow.” She said.

“So do I,” I admitted “just not when I have to drive through it! I love sitting inside and watching it fall, the duvet and a nice cup of coffee to keep me warm, and someone to nuzzle up against me. Oh well, Saga is here and wants to be petted… I guess that will have to do for now.

Wherever you are, I hope you’re warm and cozy!

Don Bergquist – February 05, 2008 – Lakewood, Colorado, USA


It’s A Marshmallow World
Music By: Peter De Rose
Lyrics By: Carl Sigman


Ahhhh, it's a marshmallow world in the winter,
When the snow comes to cover the ground.
It's the time for play, it's a whipped cream day,
I wait for it the whole year round!

Those are marshmallow clouds being friendly,
In the arms of the evergreen trees;
And the sun is red like a pumpkin head,
It's shining so your nose won't freeze!

The world is your snowball, see how it grows,
That's how it goes, whenever it snows.
The world is your snowball just for a song,
Get out and roll it along!

It's a yum-yummy world made for sweethearts,
Take a walk with your favorite girl.
It's a sugar date, so what if spring is late,
In winter it's a marshmallow world!

It's a marshmallow day in the winter,
When the snow comes to cover the ground.
It's the time for play, it's a whipped cream day,
And we wait for it the whole year round!

Just you remember that,

Those are marshmallow clouds being friendly,
In the arms of the evergreen trees;
And the sun is red like a pumpkin head,
It's shining so your nose won't freeze!

You must remember that,

The world is your snowball, see how it grows,
That's how it goes whenever it snows.
The world is your snowball just for a song,
Get out and roll it along!

It's a yum-yummy world made for sweethearts,
Take a walk with your favorite girl.
It's a sugary date, so what if spring is late,
In winter it's a marshmallow world...
In winter it's a marshmallow world...
In winter it's a marshmallow world...

2 comments:

Jerry said...

Hi Don! This is Jerry, worked with you back in the Encoda days... Nice work with your site!

I'm heading to London in a few weeks to see an old friend, but he remembers snow... He was here in Lakewood in March 2003 when we had our big blizzard.

"How can you live when you get snow like that???!?" he says, he thinks we get dumped on like that all the time...

Don Bergquist said...

Hey there, Jerry!

Thanks for the feedback on the blog and the site!

I hope you'll enjoy your trip to London, I loved it there. I met some great people and had some great times. I can appreciate your friend from London being unable to deal with Lakewood snow, though… One of my teammates over there refused to drive into the office if snow was even predicted…

There was one day last winter while I was there that the city came to a virtual standstill. There was too much snow for people to get to work, the trains were delayed. The mail didn't get through until later in the day than usual… It was quite humorous to me because the total snowfall that day was less than an inch in Thames Ditton… I understand that in Central London they got almost .75"! (Wow!)

The funniest part of that was listening to a spokesperson from the company that runs one of the main commuter routes. He was quoted (over and over again) as saying that the train service to London had been disrupted because the city had received "the wrong kind of snow" and that disrupted the ability to operate their regular routes.

I can only imagine what London would do with the snow measured in feet that we got during the blizzard of March 2003.

Have a great trip, drop me a line some time and let me know what you're up to!

Don