Friday, January 21, 2005

Let It Snow

Have you heard the news? We're going to have snow!! In Minnesota! In January!!

Normally not news. But this year it is. We haven't had a real snowfall yet. Nothing more than an inch in a single snowfall here so far. And now we're supposed to get 6 to 9 inches by tomorrow morning.

How many people are confident their long-neglected snow-blowers are going to start? I'm pretty sure mine won't. Nothing wrong with it. In fact, it was brand new last winter. But this is just the way these things seem to work for me. I'm a fan of the progress of machinery over manual labor. But the feeling is not reciprocated. In fact, I regularly feel my gadgets intentionally tease me.

We'll see soon enough. Nothing more than a trace of new snow yet. The serious stuff is supposed to come down this evening. Should make parking for tomorrow's MOBster's Ball a bit more challenging.


Blogger PolicyGuy said...

If it's going to snow, you might as well enjoy it. This is one of the few times that cross-country skiing in the metro area is actually doable. And of course there's no skiing like powder skiing, though you have to act fast to catch it before it's skied away.

Or if you're really adventurous, a powder day is an excellent day to take to try snowboarding (rule #1: Take a lesson!). I had a breakthrough day on my board thanks to the powder. It's much easier to ride in fresh powder, and it alleviates the fear of those inevitable falls. Check out my non-policy web site, Grays on Trays, which is all about helping "old folks" (no set definition, but generally, anyone over 30) learn the sport.

As long as it stays out of the driveway and off the roads, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

8:10 AM  
Blogger Army of Mom said...

Blue-eyed Infidel posted about this and it was hiliarious.

Down in Texas, we're just looking at the coverage ... shrugging. Ok, so it is snowing there. Don't those yankees know how to deal with it?

1:18 PM  

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