Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow Day Fail of Epic Proportions!

Since last Saturday, the weathercasters had been forecasting the "Great Winter Storm."  By their accounts, we were going to be deluged with bitter cold air, sleet, freezing rain, snow, and ice -HAVOC!  All this was to go down on Thursday evening and culminating into mayhem on Friday morning.  Schools and businesses alike shut down early on Thursday to give everyone a chance to "escape" the impending apocalypse.  The snow was to have made landfall by 5:00 Thursday afternoon.  -How they came up with such a precise time I have not a clue! Then, when it didn't come at 5:00, they said, "9:00 p.m.  Be ready!", but it didn't come.  Not even rain.  Not even wind.  Nothing. Then they said it was to come overnight, sometime after midnight.  A lot of my friends and their kiddos stayed up to witness this wintry event.  -Yes I know it's just snow.  But we're in Texas for god sakes! Specifically, Houston. We don't see this stuff often
-hardly ever actually.  We're not like Dallas who is very familiar with snow and chaos and well, Winter.  Houston usually has two seasons, Hot and Africa hot, with the occasional "nice Spring day" sprinkled in.  That's it. So excuse us if we cause such a stir at the prospect of  snow falling from the sky in our city.  We've been the pun of many jokes the past few days.  Someone even made a parody of our city and posted it on YouTube.  Anyway, back to my story.  So when I woke up  this morning and looked out the window what do I see?  Not snow that's for sure! Not even rain!  At least, not in my area.  The entire city is in lock down mode and all we got was stinkin' ice.  Ice everywhere! We can't drive in normal weather, imagine trying to drive in ice! Sadly, all the kiddos who were super excited about a "Snow day" learned quickly that sometimes, we just don't get what we want.  Life is tough kids.  Deal with it.   And that's it.  The "Great Winter Storm" was a bust.  All morning the weathercasters have been downplaying the fact that they were wrong and received the equivalent of egg on their face for their accuracy. Ha, that's actually been amusing to watch.  While I love that I have a day off from work, I am still not happy because it's too dangerous to venture out so I'm stuck in my house and am going stir-crazy!   Bleh.  Like the kiddos, I too, am bummed.

8 comments:

Shady Del Knight said...

Stay inside where you're safe and warm, Yvonne. I love snow but ice is dangerous and does real damage. Weathercasters hate to admit when they got it wrong. I'd have a lot more respect for them if they were just honest and said "hey, I blew it!"

Cinderita said...

I am glad you didn't get the snow. Glad they were wrong.

Underground Dude said...

Anti-climatic weather notices are the worst.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

That's pretty humorous but I'm frustrated for you and all the disappointed little kiddos. Kinda makes you wonder if they're using groundhogs to forecast the weather.

xoRobyn

The Adorkable Ditz said...

Yeah kinda like here when it rains the weather people get kinda crazy and say to be extra careful it'll be really rainy...and it drizzles for like an hour.

Oh yeah so dangerous.

http://theadorkableditzmissteps.blogspot.com/

Yvonne said...

Shady - meh! i stayed in!

Rita -no!!! i WANTED snow! lol

UD - totally.

RR - haha, i'm sure that's it!

AD- exactly!

Belle said...

I missed this post till this morning. It is really funny. I love how you say you have two kinds of weather - hot and Afrika hot. My grandma used to say Alberta has two kinds of weather - winter and July.

Yvonne said...

Belle - It's true! lol