10 Reasons Why I Could Never Be Friends With A Snowman: Plinky Prompts Thursday

This week’s prompt comes straight from Mama Kat, who runs an awesome website over at www.mamakatslosinit.com.  Every Thursday, she hosts a Writer’s Workshop and offers weekly prompts to inspire creativity.  She then asks her readers to stop back at her site, post a link to your prompt-inspired article, and show some “comment love,” as she would call it.  It’s a wonderful contribution to the Blog-O-Sphere, and it has certainly caught on like wildfire.  You’ll be hearing more about Mama Kat later in the week in my What the #FF?!? Friday feature.

So, without further delay, I present to you the original prompt from Mama’s website…

10 Reasons Why I Could Never Be Friends With…(fill in the blank)

…AND, my answer….


10 Reasons Why I Could Never Be Friends with A Snowman

10.) I’m all for originality and non-conformity, but I could never be a nudist. Snowmen brazenly stand in public, with nothing but a corn cob pipe and some coal buttons to cover their naughty parts.  At least Frosty sported a hat, but his “igloo” at the “South Pole” was still in plain sight, for all to see.

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Photo from Terry Hart

9.) I refuse to go through any type of plastic surgery, while snowmen deem vegetables to be superior upgrades to their own noses.  Really, if you can’t love who you are, who can you love?

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Photo from Ian Baker

8.) And speaking of loving who you are, snowmen are always losing/gaining weight!  They’re never satisfied of their appearance, and are always struggling to change it.  Sure, I’m all for staying healthy through exercise and proper nutrition, but you don’t need to change your appearance to appease someone!  Come February, they all start to look a little thinner…I say they’re just trying to shape up for bikini season.

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Photo from Cartoon Stock

7.) I would find it incredibly hard to be friends with someone who leads a sedimentary lifestyle.  I love being on the go!  I’ve tried in the past to encourage them to leave the yard and head out on the town for a night, but they sternly refuse.  Heck, they don’t even turn to look at me when I talk.  That’s just plain rude.

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Photo from Paul of the Future

6.) They let themselves go and take no pride in their appearance.  Two words:  yellow snow.  It’s so sad when it happens…breaks my heart.

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Photo from Only Funny Images

5.) They can only be friends when it’s convenient for them.  Every March, we always lose touch.  They stop calling, I can’t get in contact with them, and by April, they’ve mysteriously disappeared…with no forwarding address.  The nerve…

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Photo by Guy Sports

4.) They always want to be the center of attention….especially around the holidays.  Whenever I have a party, they’re waiting outside for guests to arrive.  Not only that, but they constantly show off their lean, buff arms and win all staring contests.

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Photo from Cartoon Stock

3.) Whenever they pop over for a visit, it has to be on their terms.  We have to have at least 10 inches of snow!  We have to visit when it’s at least 27 degrees!  We have to only eat gazpacho and iced lattes! It’s always “ME, ME, ME” with them!

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You can’t just snap your fingers and have everything at your will, Frosty…

2.) I once opened my home to Frosty. I invited him in to partake of a roaring fire, some hot mulled cider, and a steaming pot of chicken chowder.  He ran at the sight of the flames, and has never contacted me since.  Called me jaded, but I’ve never felt the same about snowmen since.  Ungrateful, son-of-a….

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Glad I didn’t make the Firehouse Chili…

1.) I’m all for having a good time, but I draw the line at public streaking and drunkenness.  Oh sure, the lyrics say that when Frosty placed the hat on his head, “he began to dance around” and ran all through the village with a broomstick in his hand…but, given his proclivity to nudity, I’d say he just ran bare-naked throughout the town square.  He even evaded the authorities until he heard the traffic cop yell “STOP!”, and let’s face it…if you’re willing to stop for a traffic cop, you are clearly intoxicated.

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Mama's Losin' It

Many thanks to Mama Kat for letting me participate in her weekly Writer’s Workshop.  It’s been fun writing with prompts, but I’m discovering that my inspirations may not always come from Plinky.  So, what do you think?  Should I change the name of my Thursday posts from “Plinky Prompts Thursday” to something more appropo?  If so, what?

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60 responses to this post.

  1. Great list! I’m with you on the nudist thing. I mean, who wears no clothes except for a scarf and hat? Only cray people, errrr snowmen.

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  2. LOL! I love this. Totally hilarious :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  3. Haaa!! This list cracked me up- especially the first one about nudity. I just wrote a post about nudists after my visit to a clothing optional hotsprings. Despite the fact that I opted to stay clothed, it was somewhat terrifying.

    And I realized I’m totally not down with the whole ‘nudity in public’ phenomenon.

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  4. Awesome! Very funny post! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

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  5. Wow! It never occurred to me that snowmen are hanging out in the front yard literally letting it all hang out…because they’re nudists!

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    • Plus, they’re rude nudists. My snowman won’t even move from my yard, nor turn his junk around so oncoming traffic can’t see. It’s a big distraction.

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  6. That was funny! Damn snowmen..you can’t trust’em.

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  7. Very very funny! The bathing suit one made me laugh out loud.

    Thanks for stopping by today!

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  8. That was great!!

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  9. You are very creative. So funny about the carrot : )

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  10. Very Very Funny! Especially no 6 and the yellow snow…tickled me!

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  11. Hah! Awesome post. Never knew Frosty was such a wuss. Also love the carrot!

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  12. I love it! :) If only we had winter here in the Philippines! :)

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  13. Haha! I never thought about the ME, ME, ME attitude those frosty little suckers have, but you are totally right!

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  14. Did you see this news story? http://www.wyff4.com/r/26480727/detail.html

    Can you imagine the pain and shame of that snowman?

    I think we need to set up some sort of charity for their protection.

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  15. There is another reason which you can include in your list is its coldest hug that can give you frost bite.He cant afford any kind of warmth embrace from a gentile and kind lady.

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  16. This is awesome! Very cute and clever :) Thanks for swinging by my blog!

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  17. Very fun post. Just awesome. And I don’t blame you. I haven’t trusted snowmen since I invited one in to warm by the fire and he PEED on my rug! And disappeared without cleaning it up! Never to be heard from again. The NERVE!!!

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  18. Snowmen are frigid and their junk is a little shrunken, which is why they don’t care to wear clothes. I mean have you seen their icicles?? It gives them major attitude! That’s why I kicked them to the curb. Lol.

    You crack me up! Freakin’ loved all the cartoons you found. :-) Brilliant!

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  19. You’re being a little judgmental, don’t you think? Maybe you out to give a try to some of the snowman’s ways. Running nude through town square could be fun!

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  20. What a clever post! I give you an A+ for originality and cute pics to go along with it!

    Would love for you to visit us to see our Cleveland winter: http://zemeks.blogspot.com/2011/01/what-winter-looks-like-in-cleveland.html

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  21. That was the funniest thing I read today! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  22. I have to agree with the praise for the cleverness factor. So original this one! What you say is true though: Those jerks never visit during the summer when I actually have a little time.
    I don’t have a good title replacement for you off the top of my head. Hmm… How about Thought Fuel Thursday or Thought Provoker…I dunno.

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    • I almost thought you wrote “Thought Poker”…which, has now created a funny image in my head. Still, “poker” makes me think of “roulette,” which requires the bidder to bet on a random number, which is kind of like a writing prompt: you pick a random prompt and go with it. Hmm…you may have “poked” my inspiration after all..

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  23. Dude, I loved this. Snaps for originality and curb appeal.

    I hate how all snowmen have to go through an avant garde period… all amorphous and abstract… pretentious art snobs.

    Thanks for stopping by today, I’m glad to “meet” ya!

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  24. Hahahahahahah…….really, really awesome post! You are so funny!

    I must admit, the snowman that I met in Europe this past winter was quite well-behaved, but maybe because he was missing a few parts and was leaning towards me to give some of my clothing to him!

    Thanks for stopping by my post.

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  25. […] Aunt Bethany at Miracle on 32nd Street told us why she could never be friends with a snowman. […]

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  26. Very funny! I would have never thought about a snowman, probably because I live in FL, lol. I’ve only ever met one snowman in my life and he was more of a snow midget. Great post!

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  27. Too perfect!!

    Crazy nudist snowmen – I couldn’t be friends with one either.

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  28. It is difficult being friends with these pale, frozen yard people. I really identify with the bit about yellow snow. That really hurts when my work of art is defiled by the neighborhood dog.

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    • It really is shameful how they let themselves go. I’ve seen the remains of some begging in the gutters of the city (of course, this is usually in April when they’ve begun to melt, so…)

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      • Here I think you are little bit not clear about their slippery nature as nothing is shameful like that and they have natural inclination of letting themselves to go with changing time.
        The dont melt but reshape so their lovers never chase or recognize them in good summer times.For hiding place they even don’t hesitate to slip in drain lines too. In greener patch where they liquidize, the soil takes longer time to regain its freshness, an aftereffect of its last stand as beauty legend of snow season.

  29. First, please excuse the extreme tardiness of this reply (Yikes!)…You stopped by my blog during this prompt and I was in a a frenzy…but better late than never (I hope).

    This is such a clever take on the prompt…the nudist thing killed me. And, as for #3 you are so right they are pretty persnickety about everything being just right for them!

    Holly

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