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Vanilla Ice

Posted on 2008.12.16 at 10:15
Current Location: 75070
Current Music: Enya - Discography

Two days ago, it was 75-degrees and sunny. That night, it dropped to 38. And last night? Ice! Out of the hundreds of cities which make up the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, our little town made the news last night as the hardest hit location. My father called to warn me. Then, this morning:

Anna Independent School District has issued a 2-hour delay in opening due to weather.

No worries. I send an email to work detailing that I might not be in today and drink another cup of coffee. What with the roads being too treacherous to traverse and all. Two hours later, however, they canceled school! My wife's boss called her and told her not to come in (she has a much longer commute than I do) and I considered spending all day at home with two kids. That shifted my paradigm considerably, and I decided the roads couldn't be that bad, could they?

15 minutes to drive the .8 miles to the highway, and another 15 minutes further to work.

Life is good.

In the place of a Dark Lord you would have a Queen!
Not dark but beautiful and terrible as the Morn!
Treacherous as the Seas!
Stronger than the foundations of the Earth!
All shall love me and despair!


Tat-Man the Zombie Hunter
scareypete at 2008-12-16 16:19 (UTC) (Link)
lol southerners and ICE... its great.

My Wisconsin Driving skilz is a fading though.
ehowton at 2008-12-16 16:42 (UTC) (Link)
I was stationed in Nebraska in 96-97. I'd never seen a snow plow before. Six months of winters. I don't miss it.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-12-16 16:32 (UTC) (Link)
All shall love me and despair!

I keep telling myself that.
ehowton at 2008-12-16 19:35 (UTC) (Link)
That's a good first step. Now all you have to do is demand it from others.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-12-16 20:35 (UTC) (Link)
I try, but their spouses get upset, dammit.
ehowton at 2008-12-16 20:40 (UTC) (Link)
Part of being a beautiful and terrible queen is the expedient and public elimination of all targets which oppose you. You're going to have to get your hands dirty if we're to love you and despair.
joey_glover at 2008-12-16 20:17 (UTC) (Link)
if a blizzard were to occure in Dallas. My theory is that life, as we've come to understand it, would be postponed until it thawed out. We would be doomed!
ehowton at 2008-12-16 20:18 (UTC) (Link)
Happened to me in the early 80's. We lived near downtown. Shut the city down just as you guessed.

joey_glover at 2008-12-16 20:29 (UTC) (Link)
The first time it got below 10 degrees at NMMI, I stepped out of my room to be greeted by 5 dgree weather. I quickly re-entered and put on 4 additional pairs of pants, 2 more pairs of gloves, my scarf, and the scarf of my roommate (he's from Denver). My point, it's not supposed to get this cold in the desert!
dawaioser at 2008-12-17 02:37 (UTC) (Link)
It didn't do anything in my city and most of my co-workers were kvetching about MINOR snow flurries. Seriously, it took them over an hour to get to work. Pathetic.

No offense to you and the weather you had where you live but I wanted to yell at them: "Are you kidding me? I'm from Florida. Today was nothing compared to the 2 days of ice storms we had last year in DFW." I made it to work in my usual 10 minutes but you can rest assured I'm using their excuse the next time it even sleets a little.
ehowton at 2008-12-17 03:17 (UTC) (Link)

Memorable Climates

Missouri: Three months of snow.
Kansas: Three months of snow.
Nebraksa: Six months of snow.
Korea: Six months of snow.

I'll take Texas and our once-per-year, gone-by-noon "Snow Day" any day of the week and twice on Sunday thank you very much. I've had enough of living places where they forget to turn it off.
irulan_amy at 2008-12-17 03:42 (UTC) (Link)
Ewww. I don't like ice and snow. An awesome aspect of California is that I can see snow covering the mountains. I could go play in it if I wanted and drive right back to snow-free LA. Though like you, I could deal with a once or twice a year occurrence. Just not reguluarly.

Hope the kids enjoyed their day off!
ehowton at 2008-12-17 12:00 (UTC) (Link)
The most ideal climate I've ever been in was in Hawaii. Almost nothing was indoors. Everything was outdoors - open. Just beautiful. "Perfect."

I'll have to mark my time spent in California as second most perfect compared to the rest of the places I've been. "Almost perfect."
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