Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snow in Oregon

Top 5 ways you know it's snowing in Oregon (other than looking out the window).

5. Chains and traction tires are required for driving but there will still be a lady in 3" platform heels hobbling across an icy parking lot to get her latte from Starbucks.

4. No one will leave their house for days until the news notifies us that there is a brief gap between storms. At this point every human on the planet will go to the grocery store and clear the shelves of potato chips and Duraflame logs.

3. Kids will snowboard in the streets, build snowmen and have snowball fights on the first day off from school. On the second day, their parents will start drinking heavily and complaining about school closures on Facebook.

2. When you finally get around the white knuckled drivers going 15mph while tapping their breaks and manage to crank the ole speedometer up to a daring 30mph, some idiot will pull out like his life depended on getting in front of you. And then he will slow to a crawl until he coasts to a stop in order to park diagonally on an incline at a stop sign.

1. The news preempts Oprah for yet another hour in their continuing coverage of the "Arctic Blast". Which essentially is telling us that it's still snowing, it may or may not be sticking and it could continue. Or not.


Dorothy December 18, 2008 at 9:56 AM  

Your a funny lady, and it is all true. Dorothy Garcia

Emily December 18, 2008 at 10:43 AM  


Maverick's Momma December 18, 2008 at 10:47 AM  

I'm one of your white knuckled drivers. I did go up to about 22mph, though. One drive was pissed I was going so slow (probably one of those "if you can't drive, stay home!" campers) so he pulled around me and passed me on the left in the opposing traffic lane. When he whipped back in front of me (by now I was going about 10mph -- my "idiots around me on ice" speed) -- he spun about 120 degrees. Luckily I avoided hitting him. I'll stick to my slow speeds, thanks :)

Jennifer December 19, 2008 at 8:04 AM  

You crack me up!!!

I've been trying to just stay in. But, I was one of those people who got everything done by 11am yesterday morning...I heard that Target was a nightmare.

The Tucson Gang December 21, 2008 at 11:06 AM  

That totally stinks - the week before Christmas and no one can get around..eek. The malls must be hating it - not getting all of those last minute shoppers. Bet they'll be a lot of gifts from Walgreens or Circle K - whichever is closer this year. Sorry to hear that - we're enjoying 60-65 degree temps and lovin' it! :-) Wish you were here!

Emily December 21, 2008 at 5:27 PM  

Were you able to go? I am thinking not since it has been crazy out there, but if you did I hope it was a fun and safe trip. We won't be going anywhere else til it clears. We tried to go to the post office yesterday but got stuck. Not fun.
I am sooo ready for this to be done now. Loved it for awhile but now I want to get out of the house. I've been spending my days on Facebook...pathetic I know.
Well love ya, stay safe, and try to enjoy it.

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