Weather warning


So we got a “snow warning” at work today. This kind of cracks me up. A little fluttery snowflake and everyone in the Seattle area freaks out. I lived in Southern Cal until I was about 11 and spent a total of about ten years in Chicago (basically junior high and high school and then I went back for 5 years after college). I live on a pretty steep hill. I have a mini-SUV (Rav 4) without 4 wheel drive. And still I can get to work.

In some way, I guess I just hope that this snow warning is real. Otherwise, I imagine everyone east of the Mississippi collectively rolling their eyes at us.

When I was a kid, I used to have to walk ten miles uphill to school in the snow with no shoes…OK, just kidding. But I did go to school without lip gloss sometimes. Really

Comments (5)

  1. Chris Boaz says:

    "Rolling eyes" here..

    Last week here in the burbs of Chicago, we got about 10" of snow, and they didn’t even close the schools. I don’t think I have ever seen my kids more dissapointed. Now, we are in that half melting, half frozen stage!!

    I remember when I was in the Bay Area, they would do the same thing, but with RAIN!!

  2. Andrew says:

    Forget east of the Mississippi, Seattle’s reaction to snow is pretty amusing to all of us over here on the east side of Washington state :-).

  3. Heather says:

    Chris…I went to high school in Glen Ellyn. We always complained that the other school districts got to go home but we NEVER did. We always hoped for the snow days.

    Andrew-we are a pretty easy target I guess.Just remember..I’m not a native ; )

    There are some ominous snow clouds moving in right now…I’m kinda excited to see some big fluffy snowflakes.

  4. Chris Boaz says:

    We are in Hoffman Estates.. My kids are the same way! "Its not fair" is their favorite thing to say now.

  5. Heather says:

    We never did get that snow here, by the way. In what other industry is it Ok to be correct half of the time? OK, OK, that was a rhetorical question that I know someone is going to answer.

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