Thursday, January 17, 2008

certain things about the south I cannot grasp

Now, I will be the first to admit that while I may have grown up in the mid-west (or north, as it is referred to here), I've never felt like I belonged until I moved to the south. However, that does not mean I can forgo all the habits and mentalities of northern living. Life for instance, I still don't quite understand the term "fixin' ta" - actually I think I'd spell that "fixin' tuh" but you get my point. And why if the meteorologist predicts any kind of precipitation and a temperature anywhere near 32 degrees, the grocery stores become overwhelmed with alarmist shoppers fearing the end of the world. So, we got to experience this to a whole new level today...these pictures are for my "northern" friends and'll understand.

This "storm" caused school to be delayed 2 hours today. Mind you, the streets and sidewalks were not cleared by anyone.

Frightful, isn't it? Sheesh. Although I shouldn't complain. After we got the school-wide phone call alerting us to the delay (at 6:00 am), we didn't have to get out of bed until after 8:00. And the kids are off Friday and Monday. I like sleeping in.


Maria said...

TOO FUNNY!!! We are supposed to get like 12 inches this weekend and have a HIGH of 9 degrees!!!!! And they probably still WON'T cancel!

Kristen said...

We're not getting any snow right now, but there is an advisory tonight because it'll be 20 below with the windchill. You guys would probably declare a state of emergency down there! LOL