Thursday, February 15, 2007

Impeach the Groundhog!

The prophet of Gobbler's Knob owes everyone a giant apology. The big news on NPR this morning is the terrible "Valentine's Day Storm" of 2007...state workers told not to report in two states, 11-foot snow drifts in New York, and lots of "on the street" interviews with those crazy enough to venture out in the weather to buy gifts for their sweethearts.

(Early spring. Ha!)

Or maybe, Phil got it right. Perhaps ear muffs aren't the *best* wardrobe choice when listening to a weather oracle not known for his clear enunciation...


And it's not just the Northeast, either. Last night, I had enough snow on my car after church to have to use the windshield wipers before I could move...after only one hour...and this is TEXAS. With snow AGAIN. Let's hope that this was the last icy gasp of winter because we've had plenty.

It's been fun and lovely, but we are ready to quit doing Hall Duty in scarves & mittens...


UPDATE LATER IN THE MORNING: The dogs and I could only play "basketball" outside for about 10 minutes before we were frozen solid. Turns out that it was 21 degrees out there with a wind chill of 11! Oh, and we have snow on the ground, too.

Here's the first period boys jumping rope in the snow...

2 comments:

bo_berrin said...

You crack me up! This weather is crazy, but I love it. Backyard grilling and frisbee in T-shirts one day, snow the next. What was that you used to say--"Give me anything but boring!"? You got what you asked for!

At first glance, I thought the picture of middle-schoolers was a prison yard with all the orange jumpsuits. How ironic! I bet there are some days when they feel like they're in jail, and others when they really ought to be!

Steelerfan06 said...

Who said Punxatawney (sp?) Phil speaks to the "Inner Circle"? Clearly the earmuffed man is reading Phil's lips.....or perhaps reading Phil's thoughts.