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Is it just me or did everyone else give the mountain a BIG BOOMING VOICE of epicness with the power to cause avalanches??
Nope. I gave it this angry hissy little voice. Kind of Gollum-esque but not quite.
Personally, I read it in the Joker's angry growl from Dark Knight during one of his broadcasts. Despite the fact that the long 'e' on "me" doesn't fit the line.
I read it in the catvoice from when Bill Engvall joked about how the cat acted after castration.
You never get used to that. I grew up in front of the alps. When the sun comes out... ...you just cannot look away. And Snowcaps are such a beauty when the sun goes down.... ;o)
It's that way when you're driving through the West. Although I have to say, American mountains are more aloof than Canadian mountains.
Also, you'd never see such self centered behavior from oceans and lakes. Although rivers can be chatty.
Ain't that the truth, Jam? Mt Baker looks like it's right down the road when the first REAL sunny day comes after the last snow dump.
Of course, it looks even better when you get to drive to it, and stamp your feet into the bindings of a good snowboard.
I've always wanted to vacation somewhere that I can just look at the mountains for fun. Living down here in FL, looking out across the ocean sort of lost it's appeal after a few years of living here.
Drive a bit north, and check out the southern end of the Appies. Lower than the Rockies or Cascades, but still pretty. Ozarks are close enough for a 4 day weekend, too, but they're not as impressive.
Thanks! It's gonna be about a year before I can do that (school), but thanks!
Take a long weekend. If you'e in Miami, you can hit the tail end of the actual Appalachians (not just the foothills) in South Carolina in less than a full day of driving. I made it Atlanta to Miami in just over 10 hours, including rest and fuel breaks, way back. If you have a drive partner, you could leave after last class on a Friday, and be there Saturday morning-ish...do it on a 3 or 4 day weekend, you have time to actually enjoy it a bit.
If you're not in Miami, cut the time between you and Miami off the time to Atlanta clock, and add 6 hours Atlanta to Tennessee hill country, or the southern chunk of the Appies, either one.
I take it that this is Grouse Mountain, judging from the last two frames. When we were last in Vancouver, the wife determined that we should go and see the bears. It was Easter - I thought no more about it, but she wore sandals. Got to the top and discovered that she was going to have to walk through a couple of feet of snow to get to them! Well I thought it was quite funny, anyway...
lol living in the surreal
Panel five - I spy a programmer...
When I first moved here I wondered whether I would ever get used to the mountains... I never really did. It's especially surprising when they're covered by rainclouds for a few days... or weeks... and then BOOM! Snowcaps.