Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Snow Day


Take a look at that picture and tell me what you see. Because I see maybe a dusting of snow on some of the grass... but completely clear and dry roads and sidewalks. That's what you see right?!
Today... is a Snow Day... and I CANNOT freaking believe it.

Just for the fun of it this is a picture of our backyard in Michigan:

Now this is what a Snow Day looks like!

23 comments:

Smoochiefrog said...

Ah yes, Southern snow days. It's a riot isn't it? :)

Mrs Furious said...

Smoochie,
I could laugh and cry... it is so ridiculous.
This isn't even our first.
Last week for similar conditions we had a "Snow Delay"... I'd never heard of such a thing... the kids started school an hour late. I do not know how families with 2 working parents (most of them) do it.

Robin said...

Hahaha! It's like how people in Los Angeles freak out if it starts raining.

We do that with ice. We never get snow, but a good ice storm and we huddle.

Staci said...

LOL! That is shorts weather isn't it?

;)

wootini said...

Wow - having grown up in the South I am very familiar with Southern snow days, but this one looks unusually ridiculous!

hicktowndiva said...

Oh, I hear you. We had a "snow day" on Friday because it was, get this...real cold. Like, 10 degrees. No actual precipitation of any kind, just too cold for school in Sewanee, TN. Today we have an actual snow day with exactly the same "snow" you have pictured--a very light dusting. Combine this with MLK day and you have a 5-DAY WEEKEND for my 9-year-old, stir-crazy son for which I did not plan. I sent him to the all-day extended school program today. Our school has this for after school and school holidays...it's basically babysitting, but it was send him up to school to be in the program with his buddies, or have a nervous breakdown.

Me, Only Better said...

Haha!! That is too funny! Things must be quite a mess on the commute to work & school (=
~kinder

Slick Willie said...

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Elizabeth said...

We have maybe three or four inches here. People are drving RIGHT off the sides of the roads!

Folks I know here are discussing on their blogs that one inch is worse here than three at home because they don't plow/ice as much and folks are used to it.

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Supermom said...

What a joke!!!!!!!!!!!

Our playdate was canceled for this?!?!

Michelle :)

julie said...

That is really funny.

Torey said...

Did you at least let Kid watch Obama?

Mrs Furious said...

Torey,
You better believe it. We all watched it. Kid was really digging Michelle's outfit.

Renee said...

It is completely ridiculous...I mean with all the technology we have, they still cannot predict the weather- 2-4 inches turned into a dusting at best..and you should see how much snow they have in Raleigh....I was completely fooled into thinking that moving to the mountains would at least mean I would get to see more snow but NO-we've had only one time in 3 years when we could actually sled or build a snowman-THIS STINKS....if I was working outside the home and had to take a vacation day from work today, I would be protesting to the school board or whoever makes the decision to close schools-complete insanity.

Thanks for the good laugh and a chance to see what a real snow is-Michigan style! And thanks for ruining my day Mr. can't predict the weather to save your life!!!!

Elizabeth said...

I was watching at work, and the damn coputer feed unsynched right at the oath taking. WTF? It was perfect the rest of the time!

Mrs Furious said...

Elizabeth,
sounds fishy to me ;)

Smitty said...

Last Friday, it was -16 degrees in the Lansing, MI area, with 14 inches of snow, 3 more coming down, and school was still on.

Psha.

John Howard said...

the damn coputer feed unsynched right at the oath taking

That was so you didn't see him putting his hand on the Koran instead of the Bible.

John Howard said...

Oh, and about the snow, what shows in your picture would probably shut this town down for a week. It's all relative.

Mrs Furious said...

John,
"what shows in your picture would probably shut this town down for a week."

Unless your town is filled with chionophobics I don't see how that is possible.

gooddog said...

yeah, it's a little nuts around here- the snow day thing. I could see the grass all day and yet my kids were at home driving me bananas!! At least they got out and played for a couple hours. And, hey, at least my cable got fixed in time to see Obama!

michelline said...

Believe John, Mrs. F. In 1989, it "snowed" in Florida and shut down Jacksonville. Interstate 95 was closed at the Florida/Georgia border. We had to borrow snow equipment from North Georgia. All the bridges in the city were closed. Take a look at the pictures.

Also, in 1985, we set a record low for us. I remember Duval County closing down the schools because it was 8 degrees. Our homes and schools aren't equipped to handle that type of cold.

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