Thursday, January 27, 2011
The Hawaiian Waiter Goblin Snowman
Perhaps it was the ukele rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody that I heard last night.
Jake Shimabukuro: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' On The Ukulele : NPR
Perhaps it was the first full snow day of the year.
Whatever the subliminal inspiration, here is our snowman.
I promised my daughter that I would build a snowman with her if schools were closed.
The snow was wet and heavy. Good packing snow.
We started trying to make a Totoro snowman, but we could not make the base wide enough. Totoro morphed into a nude pregnant woman. Daughter told me the boobs looked more like moobs (man-boobs).
We then tried to make it into a laughing buddha. The only thing that was working for our snow creation was the ginormous belly Undaunted we improvised. Delaney went looking for our neighbor's coal, but it was buried underneath snow and wood.
We dismantled our giant ornamental grass and experimented with "hair". We weren't quite sure what style we wanted.
Delaney began assembling a grass skirt and told me he needed a bigger nose and ears. (She is going to Hawaii with her school band next year).
"We need to find him a lei!" I exclaimed. Delaney could not find a lei, but found her old junior symphony bow tie. "That works!"
We could not find anything sufficient for eyes. I ran into the garage and found some ultramarine blue tempera paint.
We like the way the blue paint melted into the indentations.
He shall be Hawaiian Waiter Goblin/Troll.
Moral: When it snows, make odd looking snow creations. They will momentarily make you forget about the cold.