Thursday, December 16, 2010

The view from my window - why Virginians don't do snow

This is the view from my window today. It's of a greyish whiteness and of a curtain of coldness dropping from the heavens. Mariah Carey's bottom is nowhere to be seen.

Snow in Virginia seems to be becoming more common; it's enough to make any former Vice President cum climate change guru, seek out the nearest massage parlor.

That's not to say Virginia copes. My daughter's school seems to close down every time it rains, so 3 inches of snow is the equivalent of snowmaggedon.

Bt there's something cosy about being off work in a warm house watching it snow outside, so far resisting any invites to freezing snowball fights.

It's snug but not snug enough to wear a Snuggie. A site called Snuggie Sutra was recently launched, describing all the possible sexual positions for Snuggie wearers. Sorry but there's nothing about a snuggie that would remotely want me to get my rocks off. Snuggies suggest steaming mugs of cocoa and white Labradors.

And the sort of people who jump on Tempur-Pedic beds to see if they can knock over glasses of red wine.

I suppose I could go out in the snow to take pictures of Virginians coping badly, of cars skidding into each other and one eyed souls trolling around on the ice in the parking lot of the nearby Wal-Mart.

But my car's already disappeared under the white stuff so this might be a good time to grab a glass of wine and wish myself away to sunny Cleveland, Ohio.

14 comments:

  1. It's a pretty, serene scene from sunny California. xo

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  2. oh you live in California - nice - whereabouts?

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  3. It looks lovely but snow can be very difficult to deal with, especially when the only way you can get to work is to drive. Apparently some more is on its way to us imminently. Hmmm, deep joy! I wish it would wait until Christmas Eve!

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  4. Snuggie Sutra?! Wow. Just wow. Lol.

    I hate snow. If we could only get three inches a year, I'd be happy. But in Missouri, that's not the case, unfortunately. Sigh. And when we get snow blizzards here, the schools usually don't close. :S

    And you're a fellow Mozzer?! Yay! :)

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  5. My kids school in fact most schools have just reopened after being closed for a fortnight over here, the wife's gone stir crazy. Snuggie sex...is Mariah Carey available?

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  6. If I were going to wish myself to a different place, it would certainly be somewhere besides Cleveland! HA! I hope you're staying safe and warm and that things thaw out for you soon.

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  7. Thanx Together We Save; I know Frog, all this before Christmas snow is weird for the UK and the US. Thanx Jennifer, always good to connect with another journo. Two weeks; that's crazy Ryan - not sure if Mariah's in the snuggisutra. For some reason I have always wanted to go to Cleveland, Daisy - it sounds so bleak.

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  8. Looks like England these days! Talk about not coping...

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  9. Yes, that was similar to my view yesterday. Reminds me of a wintry morning in Paignton, Devon. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my clock tower shot. I was surprised to see it in Baltimore too. I have never been to Venice or Florence and hope to get there one day.

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  10. Wow - This could almost be England.. from the pictures. :)

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  11. It looks soooo cold! Pretty, but cold.

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  12. sounds like England has been crazy Talli, you certainly should go to Italy, Denise. Really Shellie - thanx for the follo. I think it's a lot colder in the moutains MP.

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  13. coming from a Brit in the U.S...all this snow talk seems strange ;| ...but you are lucky not to be in Europe right now...my brother just about managed to a get a flight back to India in time...

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