Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Sky Is Falling and Other Blather

I couldn't sleep. Brother finished his Christmas shopping and bought the Nephew a remote controlled Dukes of Hazzard car. As with anyone with a penis, Brother had to take it out of the box and make sure the thing worked...for three hours. This car, while big, also has the horn sound of the Dukes of Hazzard car. So, I'm laying in bed, listening to the sound of little wheels burning rubber in the living room, I also hear the horn of the General Lee playing over, and over, and over again.

So, I'm looking out my window, and it's snowing. Yawn. The KC Doomsday Squad is predicting, ohmygosh, 2-4 inches. Now, any woman will tell you that 2-4 inches is shameful and not even remotely close to getting excited about, but in Kansas City, it's enough to render everyone incapacitated. And on the busiest shopping weekend, too!

Just as long as roads are cleared enough when I go to work tonight.

Snow is really not a big deal to me, but I come from Colorado where they get real blizzards. I remember Mother Nature dropping 3 feet of the stuff in 1980, leaving Denver in a complete standstill. Cars were completely buried in parking lots. Snow drifts 6 feet or taller. It was awesome. The best part, it didn't come with the frostbiting temps that snow in the Midwest brings. It was snow that was actually fun to play in.

But enough of that nostalgic talk. The Storm of the Century is coming and we all must buy up all the bottled water and Spaghetti-O's.

4 comments:

Shicho said...

my bloodily-expelled date is 20 december.

my ex-roommate's is 24 december.

on Xmas eve in '80 we had a shitpile full of food, meat and veggies, - from Queen Soopers up on Capitol Hill -, as well as more booze than would have been humanly possible for the 50 late teens & early 20s folks we had invited to come celebrate our BDs/Xmas with us...

by noon it had started snowing.

by 5 pm it was full force and a foot had fallen...

by 8 pm we knew we had to eat 20 pounds of meat - not to mention the veggies, upon whom we were relying on the women to rid us of- and drink ALL the booze by ourselves. okay, ourselves and about 5 neighbors who also couldn't believe it was STILL snowing...

when we woke up early Xmas morning, there was literally 3 & 1/2 feet of snow in my fron yard at 1st and High. we didn't drive anywhere for a week. in fact, that snow storm pushed mcnicols out as mayor and brought in feddy and the dreamers and, thusly, dia - who knew?

phaah! kc doesn't know snow at all.

Melinda said...

It's nice to see some familiarity - the meteorologists still love to create panic. *tears up over nostalgia*

Kristine said...

"As anyone with a penis..." HAHA!! So true. Merry Christmas!!

IDigSmartLadies said...

As someone with a penis, I resent that comment! It's not testing it out. It's making sure that the batteries are fit properly to ensure maximum satisfaction on the part of the recipient.