Historic Snow Day

The bad news: The “historic storm” didn’t deliver as I had hoped.  We were right on the line, as usual, from snow to sleet …so we mostly got freezing ice pellets that look like snow.  Maybe a total of 3-4 inches of ice/snow.  (I didn’t step a foot outside today so I’m not sure.)  Boo!  I want the 24 inches that they got in Joplin, MO (according to pictures I saw on Facebook.)

The good news: Regardless of what actually happened, I GOT MY FIRST EVER COLLEGE SNOW DAY!!!!  Not only that, but I GET ANOTHER SNOW DAY TOMORROW!!!!  You can’t tell I’m excited, can you?  Sorry tests, papers, and presentations.. but you’ll have to be put on hold for now.

I’m going to be sooo spoiled by these snow days!  Our university NEVER ever shuts down campus for snow.  It’s more like a historic snow day, instead of a historic storm!  Maybe the threat of the “blizzard” was enough to call it off.  (What the heck is a definition of a blizzard anyway because I don’t think we had one?) Honestly, who cares… I’m just glad I got to experience an official snow day before I graduate!

My cousin Darah and her BF, Micah, did go outside for a quick minute today with their dog and so I sent her out with my camera.

Then I took a picture from inside.  Heh.  :)  I am thankful for a warm house!!!!

Since we were snowed in, Darah and I made a Valentine craft today…

Blizzard 73

Blizzard 76

Blizzard 67

Blizzard 61

Come back tomorrow to find out what it was!

In the meantime…

Tell me what you do when you’re snowed in.

The Historic Storm of 2011

Are you in the path of the Snowpocalypse/Snowmageddon/SnOMG/Snowlocaust/The Historic Storm of 2011?

If so, did you fight the crowds to go buy some milk, bread, and eggs with the rest of the midwest today?

{An actual picture from a grocery store in Indiana, taken from Facebook. The line to check out is throughout the aisles of the store. The milk is gone. The best thing I’ve seen lately.}

I find it quite entertaining watching and listening to everyone panic about the impending storm.  I know it could potentially be serious with the ice and all, but I also know that people in the mid-west tend to overreact when it comes to winter weather.  In all seriousness, I hope that everyone stays warm and safe during this storm.

I guess this time the reactions are a little more appropriate since we are under a Winter Storm Warning and more notably, a BLIZZARD WARNING.

After all, this is Big News for this part of Missouri.  I’m LOVING all the hype and potential for 20 inches of snow.  I just hope it doesn’t miss us because in my Small Town, we are always barely on either side of the line.

If this storm fails to live up to its predictions, I will be very disappointed!  I would love to have a campus-wide snow/ice day, as it NEVER gets called off for weather.  It’s already looking good since the Chancellor sent out an email stating that they will let us know by 6 AM tomorrow morning if we need to risk our lives to get to class!  After all, all the rain we had today is going to freeze tonight.  Yikes!

I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for this storm to hit…  brace yourself!  :)

P.S. – A little humor from The Onion.  But in all honesty, it’s not that big of an exaggeration.

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