Clash of the Seasons


You may or may not be aware, but it snowed here last Saturday.  And, snow for us in October is almost unheard of.  I think the last time it snowed here in October was like 40 years ago.  This was no fly by night snowstorm.  It was a Nor’Easter, which has hurricane force winds but with snow in this case instead of rain.  An inch of rain equals a foot of snow, or I think I remember that to be true.  Don’t quote me on it.

Anyways, here at GrowDammit Central we were supposed to get between 2-4 inches of snow.  I’m not sure how much we actually got because the Wannabes did the sensible thing.  Fly south for the winter?  No, No, No…we drove to northern points, where they were expecting 6-12 inches of snow.

You see, there was a surprise 40th birthday party that we didn’t want to miss.

We left at 10:30am. Note the forecast said the snow wasn’t supposed to start until after noon.

Once we arrived, the party host called concerned that she had no power.  To which I responded “Who needs power to party?”  And, we didn’t even though they got 8 inches.  We had food that could be eaten cold or grilled and plenty of booze.  We celebrated.  We discussed various words that are used for a certain female body part, and why some were worse than others.  We encouraged the 20 year old son of a friend to drunk crank call people with spooky messages from some crazy iPhone app.  We gave a valuable PSA about why you shouldn’t touch the whale (I’ll leave this to Farmer Ted).

We spent good times with good people, and the next day’s drive home was glorious…

Only made better by the fact that at home, the snow had mostly melted.
Happy Birthday Kori.  Happy Not Birthday Jill.
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