Sunday, December 13, 2009

The First Day of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

A mid-Atlantic winter snow storm

The conditions outside right now are similar to those that would, in Virginia, close school for a week. Snow was falling for most of the day. Thick, wet snow that accumulates to form slush. Slush is a winter staple out east, although they don't usually get it this early in the season (i.e. before Christmas).

-This kind of snow is PERFECT for building snowmen. It sticks together like you wouldn't believe.
-Until (potentially) the middle of the night, the temperature never actually dips below freezing, so driving isn't quite so terrifying.
-It's really easy to clean off a car, and driving through banks of this stuff looks awesome as it sprays off the side.
-Seriously, there would be no school tomorrow if we were in VA.

-The slush splashes when you walk through it, gets in your shoes, and promptly melts.
-It is slippery to walk through.
-Virginia driver suck and think they are being cautious, when they really aren't. So driving really is still pretty terrifying.
-If the temperature does dip below freezing, forget about it.
-I live in Utah, so I still have school tomorrow and it's finals.

So that's what the first day of Christmas has brought to me! Memories of winters past. Memories that are in no way associated with Christmas, because it would take the miracle of the century to have a white Christmas in Virginia, but still.


elsalgal said...

I love the beach picture at the top, followed immediately by the slush picture. You're still welcome here!

Lys-face said...

Okay, we'll be there as soon as you send us a ticket.

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