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