Thursday, December 11, 2008

Somebody please wake up SnowWhite! of sprawling jaggaged peaks....a snow capped wonderland. Home to brandy bearing Saint Benards and lederhosen.

Of course you know better. of spawling farmlands........a pine forest wonderland. Home to mosquitos and Morgan Freeman.

Mark Twain said, "I believe that in Mississippi (I took the liberty of a small edit, Twain was refering to India) "cold weather" is merely a conventional phrase and has come into use through the necessity of having some way to distinguish between weather which will melt a brass door-knob and weather which will only make it mushy."

I can remember many a Christmas that has been spent in shorts. More so than the number of snow days I experience through college. You can imagine the stir at the mention of a possible (even infinitesimal chance) of snow. Today we were supposed to receive 1-3" of snow. Yes, that is all caps, bold and in italics. Your just lucky that I don't have underlining. Yes, I know it's going to be sunny and 50 degrees tomorrow. Yes, I realize that it was going to be gone by breakfast. That doesn't squash the allure of seeing those enchanted flakes of solid water falling from the sky. We will go to great lengths to see snow.

Early in the year, we had a "winter" storm sweep in from the north. Bug and Sunshine have never had the opportunity to play in snow (Bug is almost 6). The closest we have had is a few hours of a dusting, that you couldn't even scrape up a snowball. To make sure that we could participate in said snow storm. I took off early and we drove 3 1/2 hours north. We got a hotel room next to Chuck E Cheese and enjoyed the snow. By lunch the next day, it was gone.

Hotel room $79
Tank of gas $60
2 hours in Chuck E Cheese $30
few hours in the snow......priceless

And here's a snowball for you....

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