Thursday, October 26, 2006

SNOW DAY

The weather service had alerted us a couple of days in advance of the approaching winter storm so we were prepared for the blizzard when it arrived early this morning.  Any other morning the Oompas would have been looking for reasons to remain in bed, but this morning they were up as soon as it was announced on their clock radios that their school district had called a snow day.

The term 'blizzard' was a bit extreme for what we experienced in our part of town.  We got a lot of snow, with a lot of wind, but it passed quickly and the roads are already clear.  It should be in the low 50's tomorrow, and in the 60's by Saturday.  Yeah, that's my kind of winter storm.  You blink and you've missed it!

Today presented ideal weather conditions for my 'steaming gas' experiment.  Unfortunately I cannot flatulent at will and found myself completely void of gas.  I have re-generated my system with a couple of breakfast burritos but knowing my luck, production will be at its peak tomorrow morning at work when it would not be appropriate to conduct the experiment.  I guess the scientific world will just have to wait a little longer for the answer to the age old query:  Do farts steam like breath does in cold air?  (by the way, in case you ever wondered.... yes, they DO still stink in cold air!)

18 comments:

swmpgrly said...

Damn, Inquiring minds want to know...lol

sdoscher458 said...

I'm jealous.  Beautiful snow......if it snowed here in Florida it would be a disaster..no one down here knows how to cope with even cold weather! Let alone snow.  Imagine a shaking alligator, or a pink spoonbill bird all frozen...yuck. Throw a snowball for me....Sandi

missheathyrmaree said...

Jeeeze! How did you get so damn lucky?!  I am excited for our first snow.  But then it can go away just as fast as it came! LOL!
Hugs,
H

trishaham said...

You are right it is pretty, But I don't think I'm ready for snow this early in the season.

Good Night.
Tia

jckfrstross said...

LOL i can hardly wait to hear how this experiment goes :) yes we got snow too but no snow day for us boohoo:) have a good friday

Deb

motoxmom72 said...

No snow here in this neck of the woods (south of Philly, PA) and I DON"T want to see it. I don't even like to say the "S" word!  LOL!!  It looks pretty- but is pain in the ass to drive around in.  If it was up to me- I'd move to florida for the winter!
Hugs,
Gina

rbrown6172 said...

we don't get snow like that....and while it's beautiful, it the least amount paralyzes alabamaians.
gina
http://journals.aol.com/rbrown6172/ginasspace

taylorkl1102 said...

We lived in Lakewood for awhile and I loved it.  It would snow and they would have the roads cleared and ready to go in a short amount of time.
Kathy  

xxlilfweak1231xx said...

WELL WELL WELL.... IF IT ISN'T DORN.....  I AM NOT SURE IF YOU REMEMBER ME...  BUT I WILL WRITE YOU ANYWAY!
I KNOW YOU ARE SOOOO POPULAR (NOT SARCASTIC) AND YOU MIGHT NOT REMEMBER ME....
BUT THIS IS RACHEL   XXLILFWEAK1231XX
WITH MY DAUGHTER OLIVIA....  NOT BEEN AROUND FOR AWHILE... BUT WANTED TO DROP YOU A NOTE AND TELL YOU THAT YOUR ENTRIES HAVE BEEN MISSED!

HAVE A GOOD ONE AND GOOD LUCK WITH THAT SNOW.....  IT'S COLD HERE IN FLORIDA LATELY....  50'S....  I HAD TO PUT ON A SWEATER!!! LOL

SEE YOU!
RACHEL

vampjack said...

Not fair, we don't get snow like that here in the midlands ( uk ). I'd love to have it snow like that one my son is born so I can build snowmen & teach him how to make snow angels!! Mind you all life would probably stop, we get a light sprinkling on the roads & suddenly buses can't run & trains get stuck. Hope the oompas enjoy it while its there..Vamp x

lazarai said...

OMG, Dorn, that's so funny......the usually unrousable kids were up at first light to welcome their snow-day off from school!! As the mother of two teenagers, that tickles my funnybone.

Thanks,
:) Carol

glensfork4 said...

Jody-I said yesterday that I wanted to go to CO to make some snow angels!! I live in KY presently-the talk of snow sends everyone to the grocery-bread & milk...always sold out by the time I get there. I used to live in Chicago-so I miss the snow!! Down here we get a dusting & school is closed cuz of the backroads!!
Michele

princesssaurora said...

Great pic... makes me long for snow!!!  Send some to NJ!!!!

be well,
Dawn

ps... amazing how they always wake up happy as soon as school is cancelled huh?

coelha said...

Brrrr....  What a pretty picture..but....I snow is soooo cold!!  It snowed here near the coast in California last year----I wonder if it will again.  Stay warm!!  Julie :)  

brainwhispers said...

They may not steam but you will probably notice that yours are purple or green!
:o)

pbaldrey said...

Good luck with your nomination.
Pete
http://journals.aol.co.uk/pbaldrey/PetesPlace/

hestiahomeschool said...

WOW.  It is still so warm here we are running around in shirtsleeves, but a sweat shirt at night (kind of like the weather we felt in Colorado in May.)  We would want to move there, but....I could not deal with snow this early....even though it is so pretty! That is more than we usually get.

redbird914 said...

Love that picture Dorn!  Do you realize, that this is one picture that makes your lawn fit in with the rest of the neighborhood!  WELL DONE Mother Nature!  Hugs, Redbird