Monday, February 11, 2008

WHITE DEATH IS COMING!!!

The kiddos are in bed, and supposedly we are bracing for a winter storm. I say supposedly because here in Central Ohio, the news stations LOVE weather... especially potential bad or dangerous weather. It really borders on the ridiculous. The weather guys will be on every 5 minutes telling us that WHITE DEATH is coming, and the reporters will be reporting from grocery stores, showing how everyone is stocking up for the 4-8 inches of snow and ice we are supposed to get. Everyone is panicking, schools are closed, workplaces have delayed start of business, and traffic is a general mess. Seriously, folks. We get serious snow like maybe once per year. And we DO live in modern day America...do you really think you will be snowed into your house with no way to get food and water for weeks??

And here's the thing too...a lot of times when the forecasters are calling for WHITE DEATH, we don't get near what they are calling for. So now I feel like they have cried wolf enough. So listen up forecasters! If you want to go on and on about WHITE DEATH, why don't you take a trip up to Michigan, the Dakotas, Montana, Minnesota, or hell, even Canada??? Go see some real snow and then come back here and stop sensationalizing. I, for one, have had enough. It's just snow, for goodness sake. Relax, put on some snow gear, and go outside to play. Quityerbitchin'.

That said, Barry and I are sitting on the couch, watching Season 3 of The Office. And I, in my totally panicked state, am preparing for said WHITE DEATH by enjoying this...
A frothy rootbeer float! Someone left a two-liter of rootbeer here after the New Year's Eve party, and we have ice cream left over from Kendall's birthday, so I decided to put them to good use. Mmmmmm....care to join me?

4 comments:

jenelle said...

Don't worry, they sensationalize snow just about as much in Michigan and it is just as annoying. Mind you, large amounts of snow and ice do call for reporting, but come on intense music with a voice over saying "Winter Storm 2008", please! We'll have several more in 2008 so get over it and get to the facts.

Rootbeer float sounds yummy.

terri said...

"quityerbitchin".... LOL, I love it!

Evil Lunch Lady said...

I live in N.E. PA...yeah all doom and gloom here too. Not too bad of a turn out, now for the flooding. I just love winter!

Kuckie said...

Jenelle - Glad to hear it's not just us "wimpy ohioans"! I am so sick of hearing about how bad the weather will be...we only got about 2 inches and some ice, and most if it is melting away right now...

Terri - ;0)

Evil - Thanks for stopping by! Spring is on it's way!

 
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