Saturday, December 05, 2009

an open letter to snow

Well played, Snow, my arch-nemesis, well played. You had them running for cover here in Houston yesterday, dismissing school, closing businesses early, preempting Oprah with endless talk of no one but you. You even fooled them into calling you a storm when you were really just a light dusting.

But when it was all said and done, I won this match, because I know you well. Yesterday I met you having journeyed through the Blizzard of '77 (and '78, and '79, and ...) in Toledo, and the Blizzard of '96 in New York City (and several more winters that were damn close to blizzardy). Zero Visibility is my middle name. I knew you were only teasing yesterday. You didn't frost me into a panic, oh no. Instead you made way for me to have a lovely, leisurely day, browsing an otherwise empty bookstore and noshing in a quiet restaurant where the service was excellent because I was one of only three patrons. And so I say to you, dear Snow, Thank you. This time, that is. If you keep coming to town, I'll go back to Southern California, where you won't find me, and if ever you do, there's always the blue skies of the Caribbean, from there, the Horn of Africa.

6 comments:

Ellen Bloom said...

Hahahaha! Good post, Carla! You are quite a match for Ol' Mister Snow!

woolanthropy said...

Is it bad for me to want it to snow all in a blizzardy manner in Houston for purely self reasons?

AllyB said...

Well said, as always...I should be so fortunate...we got 12 inches of snow Thu/Fri with more on the way the end of this week. Trade ya!

ERNO said...

Good Post Carlita:

If you want to hear the emergency radio broadcasts during the Blizzard of '77 then go to my website www.whitedeath.com. It will bring back many memories.
Erno

Orchidophile said...

LOL! I feel the same way when snow is predicted here in Dixie. Well, except in '93. Snow was not playing that year. It shut down the state...during Spring Break.

Stacy said...

Oh that evil little Snow.... with the scuttlebutt that she spreads and the worry she causes. She does come with her blessings though!