2008-12-25 - 1:15 p.m.

I started rolling the snow and it was a little like rolling it for the first time. When I finally made it big enough, I was really confused as to how not spherical it was. But then something happened in my brain and I began shaving off the rough parts with my bemittened palms, then scored the top with my unbemittened fingertips so the balls would fit together. The knowledge of how to make a snowman was sitting in my brain all along, waiting to become necessary again.

Christmas, it ain't so bad this year.

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