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Snow Days Rick's Way

Feb 4, 2011 10:16 AM | 0 comments

Hey, everyone, guess what? We’ve gone two whole days without snow, sleet or rain!


For my childhood friends, snow days meant sledding and snowmen and snowball fights. For me, that all just seemed like a quick way to catch a cold, get frost-bitten hands and—sooner or later—take an ice ball in the face. No, I preferred to spend my snow days warm, indoors and either reading a book or watching a movie.

Since then, I’ve learned to enjoy a good romp in the snow once in a while: I’ve gone hiking and sledding, and once I even had an epic snowball fight with my friends in a giant fort we made ourselves. But a snowy Brooklyn looks amazing through an apartment window, so if you’re looking to stay indoors during tomorrow’s forecasted “wintry mix,” then let me recommend the books and movies that I turned to most often to pass away snow days:




The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Silver Chair, by C.S. Lewis

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar




Mary Poppins



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