Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Round Four, Frosty's Revenge

Some of you may remember my Natural Disaster post, where the weathermen said that the biggest storm we had ever seen was brewing up in the northwest and it was headed our way.  I joked about how we felt Doom loom over us, the hairs on the back of our necks moistened by his acidy spit (Dane Cook reference anyone?), but Doom never came and Utah Valley got through the storm unscathed.  Well dear friends, I'm not talking about that.  I'm not talking about that at all (Brian Regen for those who don't know Dane).  Doom's evil cousin Horror came calling last night, and my wife and I had plans to drive to Richfield.  Utah Valley must have got six inches last night.  I know this isn't much to some of you, but just because you've received more snow in June, doesn't mean that it's not a lot to us.  For those who know me more intimately, you know that I hate driving in bad weather, because I hate the snow.  I hate that it makes everything slick, and causes car accidents, and that I had to shovel it off the walkway to get to my car.  I also hate how it built up on my car, and how I had to push the back wheeled beamer our of our uphill parking lot so a guy could get to work.  I hate all of that about snow, but I'm not talking about my hate am I?  This is "Things I Love About Christmas:  Round Four,"  and I'm not talking about hate at all.

What I am talking about is how much I love to watch snow fall from inside.  As long as I've found my resting house with a comfy couch, have a hot beverage in hand, hold my wife next to me, and have no plans of prying myself from said couch, I LOVE the snow.  I like how it falls gently to the ground, how even the slightest breeze can send it spinning.  I love how it sticks to trees, how it builds on each individual branch.  I like how bright, and clear, and beautiful it makes everything.  I also like snowball fights and intricate snowmen.  I like taking black paper outside to marvel at how each flake is different. I like catching snow on my tongue. Snow is a wonderful part of Christmas, so long as I don't have to drive in it, or shovel it.  


  1. It's true. It never gets old, even up here in Canada, well maybe by February it does.

  2. ooohh....
    I havent ever seen snow :( Here it is summer and while at this very moment it is cold and rainy, Christmas is usually the hottest time of the year. This one will be wet (YAY!)
    Hopefully we will see some snow when our bus is finished and we travel around Australia. Thats if I can get my Hubby to drive to the snow..lol!

  3. @dbs
    I remember my time in MN when we would be happy to see the snow because we knew it was "warming up." Living in CA, I think you know what I'm talking about. But I also know what you mean when you say it gets old in February...

    That's so crazy! Well, it has it's ups and downs. Be glad you don't have to drive in it. :)