Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Day 1: Seemingly Interminable Weather Event = Whining

I swear, I've had a good attitude. Really, I have. All the way, up until now. I try to whine, sparsely, because I think I only have a certain number of "whines" allowed, and I want to use them wisely.

But what exactly does it mean when NOAH, the weather service, says "a seemingly interminably endless weather event?" I get the "40 mph wind gusts" and the "10 to 15 below" and the "windchills of 30 to 40 below, . . . significant winter weather event. . . substantial snow accummulation. . . " but what's this "seemingly interminably endless" stuff? And does that sound like scientific language to you?







So, I've made a decision. I don't want the extra second that we're getting tonight. I really, really want to give it back. I want mine on, say, . . . oh. . . July 15th! Noon. Because I'd much rather have my extra one second of 2009 in July, rather than during a "seemingly interminably endless weather event." Thank you.

Happy New Year, everyone!

14 comments:

PierKiss said...

I don't blame you for not wanting your extra second tonight! I can't stand the white stuff. That's why we moved from Michigan to Florida for graduate school several years ago-we just couldn't take the cold and snow and ice anymore! Of course, now we've gone and moved to the DC area, so we might get a taste of the white fluff again. But I'm guessing not nearly as bad as you're getting it now!

Beautiful snow pictures though! The third one is my fav. :)

Sharon said...

Those sad trees! I do hope you knocked some of that snow off of those branches. I think your tree is with you and changing when you get your extra second.

Nancy said...

I hate to laugh when you are enjoying one of your few (allowed) whining moments, but, I can't help it...this was really funny!!!
I am truly sorry for the Interminable weather event you are having though...can't say I'd like to be there, no way!!!! But, come July, you might not remember the 1 extra second of f..r..e..e..z..i..i..g Cold!!

Nessa said...

Fantastic pictures! I don't envy you though!

Michelle said...

LOL! I have to agree with you on when to take that extra second. I'd much prefer mine on a warm weather day also.

Becky said...

Uh oh, not good when cabin fever sets in this early. Good news is, if your house decides to blow up, the snow is probably insulating it so much it will just go "poof" instead of KABOOM! ;-)
Besides being unscientific, isn't "interminable endless" redundant?
Happy New Year to you!! I have so enjoyed getting to know you in 2008. You're my kind of people. :-)

Gypsy Girl said...

Ohh I love the shots you got of all the snow. I like snow only if I can stay inside and cuddle up by a big fire. I know our ski area would love that snow there is only 3 runs open right now bummer for them. Happy New Year.

Amy said...

Beautiful shots of the snow, I'm going to have to enjoy the white stuff from the blogs of my POTD friends! Happy New Year! :)

Mandy said...

ENDLESS WEATHER EVENT...what the heck is that! I mean...endless means its still going to be snowing 3 months from now. (Which is Maine...is possible...haha) Your trees are lovely, however forlorn they may look with all of that heavy snow.

Have a great new year!

Jeanne said...

Happy New Year! I say you are definitely allowed to whine during your endless weather event. No one wants to feel that much cold, snow and wind for that length of time. And just look at those trees...whine away, I say!

Maria said...

Yuk! I will never get used to winters in the north. I'm so with you.

Happy 2009!

pat said...

Sounds to me like the NOAH dude was having a bad day. I imagine having to give those forecasts, and come up with new and interesting ways to phrase them can be really discouraging. However, I am with you about having the extra time in the summer! Our snow is almost gone and we are back in serious rain mode. :-P

Becca said...

Funny about the extra second! I need an extra hour, though! lol!
Great shots of the snow covered trees. Hope your "endless" weather ends soon!

Veevs said...

Happy New Year Angela! What fabulous photos! They do look lovely with the snow but I agree with you not wanting any more lol!