Wednesday, May 19, 2010

mad-hatter-mad

i find that i get a little bit mad in winter.
not completely grouch-mad. you know, a little bit grouch-mad, but maybe a little bit mad-hatter-mad too.
i think it's because winter kind of reminds me of the time the doerkson twins put me in the freezer and wouldn't let me out. i freezer-burned my left ear on a fudgsicle and felt very claustrophobic and when they finally did let me out they didn't even say sorry.
i've since forgiven them, but winter still feels kind of like being trapped in a freezer.
but.
i am not mad right now.
because now, it is Almostsummer: the glorious season in between spring and summer that is alternately so cold and so hot that you die of freezing one day and melt the next.
last week i wore my winter jacket to work. yesterday i got three moquito bites and a peculiar looking sunburn on my feet.
but the point is not that.
the point is that the less winter it is, the less mad i am, and that it is getting to be less and less winter all the time, and that here is a riddle for you.
if you cheat, i'm seriously never going to speak to you again.

i went into the woods and got it. i sat down to seek it. i brought it home with me because i could not find it.
what is it?

11 comments:

dedutchess said...

Ow I cheated! But I will not write down the answer.....I just couldn't stand the fact I did not know the answer!!!
Does that mean you won't talk to me anymore?

Crystal said...

Ooo...Is it a sliver or a thorn (or something along those lines)? Either that or a wood tick that's very good at hiding :)

Morgana said...

I didn't cheat, which means...I might be wrong. but is it nothing?

kelly ann said...

oh oh oh i actually know this one!
it's a splinter. :)

right?

Cara said...

i seriously am far too tired from working to think about even finding the answer right now. but i promise i will think about it when i have more brain power. i promise i promise.

and who's blog did you see my button on? because i assure you i did not build it. alas, i am making you a homemade button for my blog AS WE SPEAK aka as i type this. and i'm taking your button for my own blog. thank you.

xoxox

Jen Glen said...

Am I slow or something? How do you cheat? I want to cheat b/c I want to know the answer, but I don't know how to cheat, so now that's two things I don't know! How frustrating!

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

I'm with you - I despise winter. I'm getting a little sick of this crazy back and forth weather, but at least I'm not trudging through snow and ice all the time. I consider that a win.

Also, I have no idea about the riddle. They always make me feel dumb, so I pretend to be indifferent about them in order to make myself feel better. I DON'T CARE what the answer is. I swear. Really.

Joni said...

a splinter?

danny.elle. said...

can you please tell us now?

Celeste said...

wow that's tough. post the answer soon?

suzy said...

dedutchess: it's ok because you didn't spoil it for everyone else. i will still read your blog.
cara: i saw it onnnn...maybe have heart? like, ashley cauthen's? i think.
jenglen: you could google it, i suppose. or ask ben.
alli: it's ok, i hate riddles too. when ben told me this one i just got all grouchy and made him tell me the answer right away.
the rest of you: see new post. :)