Thursday, January 29, 2009

I'm Pretty Bored, So You Should Be, Too, Video #2

It's not even "I See What You're Saying--Blizzard Edition." It's just, "I'm So Stinkin' Bored and Will Do Anything to Get Out of this House and Create Some Pseudo-Fun."

Points of Interest (maybe):

1. I don't know why I'm standing like that except that deeper snow throws you a little bit off balance, so I think I planted my feet and ended up looking like your kid does when he has a full diaper.

2. The jeans. NOT flattering trouser jeans, but thigh-hugging ones that I generally wear around home to clean in or out in the snow, not really thinking about how they might photograph. And for this, I am truly sorry.

3. "Saturday Night Fever," not "Saturday Night Live." Ah, the oldness. It is loitering around my brain waiting for any and every chance to humiliate me.

4. When I came in the house to take a shower (because I shoveled our drive right after the video) the first song I heard on the radio was "Staying Alive," which I thought was ironic, and I love irony. But not ironing.

5. I was not in the "Blair Witch Project." I just managed to get only half of my face in the picture during part of this. Snow was falling off the tree in clumps on me, it was cold, my tape was running out and I remembered why you don't drink liquids before you suit up to go play in the snow, so I was distracted, all right??

6. The whole reason I'm telling you about the blizzard of '78 is because I meant to ask everyone to leave a favorite or worst snow memory comment, and that blizzard was mine. Like I said, I was about 16, and I couldn't see my boyfriend all that time, but he worked at Kmart, and they had him come to work a few days when no one else was in the store, so he called me from there and we talked for hours. You can see that my teenage years were eerily similar to the those of the glamorous kids on 90210 and One Tree Hill.

Bonus: The truck drowning me out in the beginning cracks me up.


darla said...

i enjoyed seeing your snow, and hearing about the blizzard of '78! cooped up with 8 tracks for 3 weeks? wow, those were the days :D

Kim said...

Brrrr! How you managed to tape without shivering is beyond me. I talked to my daughter up in Winona Lake yesterday and she said y'all had gotten quite a bit of snow; she was worried about her grandma getting out in it (she lives in their basement apartment) but thankfully mom decided to forego lunch at the senior center for one day. Yay!

I like these vlogs! It's fun to hear you talking and showing us your lonely patio furniture. But it won't be lonely forever! Before you know it you'll be out there sipping your coffee again :-)

Tabi said...

Wow, look at all that snow!! I will someday in my life time get to see snow like that!! I guess I might actually have to leave Texas for that but one day it will happen!!

Patrice said...

What a beautiful winter wonderland!! Glad it's you and not me!

Anonymous said...

Okay, now I'll stop whining about our 'cold'. We did have some snow here though. Well, a few flakes anyway. About a month ago.

My favorite 'blizzard' story? A few years ago, we had measurable snow. On Christmas Eve. For us, here on the Texas Gulf Coast to have a white Christmas was truly a gift and a miracle.

Unfortunately, I was on crutches at the time and could only it vicariously through my grown children.

They did bring me a snowball though. :)

Greg C said...

I have a favorite snow memory. Not from Charleston of course. This was back in Chicago. We rode the train up to Wisconsin and it was snowing like I had never seen before. Of course since I grew up in Florida that isn't saying much but it really was snowing hard and had been for days in the area we were going. When the train stopped, there before me was a huge field of untouched snow. I ran out into the field like a man posessed. Did you know that when it snows like that ditches fill up with the snow and pretty soon you can't tell there is even a ditch there? And if you try to run across said covered ditch you will fall in up to your neck? You did. Well why didn't someone tell me?

Garden Girl said...

I love to enjoy snow from the inside! A second cup of hot chocolate in my hand with extra
whipped cream ( the REAL thing).
It is lovely though.
BUT Lid, I am REALLY looking forward to Spring.
Come visit my blog and see some spring photos!
I love your blog and stop by everyday for a smile. Thanks for never disappointing!

Kim said...

ROFL! This is SO great Lid! :) I could post a snow video of my own, but it would just be down the road (well, sort of) from you...and I might be accused of not being very original. ;)


sara said...

When we moved to IN, Xmas 98, it started snowing the day the moving van go there. It didn't stop for EIGHTEEN straight days and 4-5 feet of snow later!!! My kids ended up having to go to school on Saturdays because they missed so many snow days!!!

Liz said...

I was 6 years old in the blizzard of '78. I remember we had to stay downstairs in the family room with the fireplace going, and my dad fastened a blanket at the foot of the stairway to keep the heat in the room. The snowdrifts were up to the roofs, which was pretty cool.

You guys got a lot of snow down south. We only got a couple inches up here in the north. Hope you're enjoying that. ;)

Mocha with Linda said...

Ah, 1978 and the Beegees. Loved them!

This is the 2nd morning it'a been 28 here. I wish we had some of that pretty snow. But be impressed: yesterday I scraped ice off mt windshield and to get the van side doors to slide open and our district didn't even give us a late start!!

What amazed me about your snow is how perfectly the snow was arranged on top of the patio table. Looks like a cake.

Dena said...

I now have to clean up my keyboard and monitor because I laughed so hard I spit my water out when you said "...because when it snows you have to yell". LOL

My snow memory was the year 2000. My kids actually missed a total of 3 weeks of school that winter, including the entire week right before Christmas break. Can you imagine how much fun it was to have kids who are hyped up on frosted Christmas cookies and thoughts of Santa all cooped up in the house for an extra week? I thought I would lose my mind.

Stacy said...

I am originally from Ohio, so we used to have huge snow events. However, now that I'm in Nashville, the few flurries we had yesterday shut the whole mid-state down.

I have not seen snow like in your video in years!

Debbie said...

Well, Saturday Night Live was a big thing too!! All the good old guys. (and I really do mean "old" now. LOL ) Sadly in 1978, someone stole my Saturday Night Fever 8-track from my Pinto. I've never replaced it.

I get such a kick out of your blog. Thanks.

Susanne said...

LOL, I love the look on your face that this video ends with. That snow was at our house a couple weeks ago, but the good ole chinook has blown through for awhile and it's almost all gone. Now everything just looks dirty.

LISSALYNN2006 said...

BEAUTIFUL SNOW!!!!!!! wished i could see some of that as well but id probably have to leave texas for that...........enjoyed your video thanks for sharing that wonderful snow with us made me feel as if i were there with you lol.....

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

Best/worst snow memory....2 years ago on December 29 it started didn't stop until New Year's. When school was supposed to resume after break, the district couldn't remove enough snow from the parking lots to make it navigable for was close for, I kid you not, a FULL EXTRA WEEK (worst-kids fighting yada yada). I played the 3-D Paris seek-n-find game on Comcast with my daughter for about 36 hours straight because they didn't have the 1-hour free trial thing set right and as long as you didn't sign out of the game, you could still play. I am w-a-y too cheap to consider paying $6.95 for 3 straight days of entertainment (best). We ran out of milk (worst). We sledded and snowboarded down the hill in front of our house for hours on end (best). Love this even said New Mexico!!!

Nel said...

Enjoyed your blog as usual. I remember the Blizzard of '78, I was still living in Chicago area. I was working, even got a day off cause the roads were so bad, and we had so much snow piled up at the end of the driveway from the snowplow going by. But I think that is the last time I remember my mom making snow icecream. That was always soooo good...and how bout that we are still alive to talk about it. lol Have a great day!

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Worst was definitely '78. We were moving home from California in a truck with a broken heater and basically came across the country with the storm. We were snowed in for a day in Winslow, AZ after being the last vehicle allowed through on the mountain highway. I got frostbite on my toes as we crossed the middle of the country. Then we stopped and got KFC somewhere near St. Louis to eat on the last leg of the trip so I arrrived at my in-laws house with a full fledged case of food poisoning. My parents came to see me and late the next day I went to see one of my sisters who lived a couple of miles away. It started snowing heavily while we were there so we headed back to the in-laws and were then stuck there for the next forever and a day!

skoots1mom said...

i've posted my "back atcha" snow here though.

Laurie Ann said...

The snow is absolutely beautiful, Linda! We don't see snow like that in Mississippi, evah! Great video. I didn't think you were blair witchy at all! Great job. Kudos to you for braving the cold. I am so not that brave.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Oh my stars! I would curl up and die with that much snow! I am a warm weather kinda girl. I am just fine with our once a year flurry alert an possible ice storm. You're a brave soul to venture out into that icy weather. Burrrrrr is all i have to say! Go back inside girl and warm up!


Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

Snow, Snow, I dream of Snow that is the only memory I have of it that mounts to anything. We did have snow here about 10 years ago but it was only about 1/16th of an inch and didn't stay on the ground long enough. I do want some of your snow please send it our way (atleast for one day)

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

You should do stand up.

But then you'd have to have one of those man made snow machines, and a plow and snow boots...

Smelling Coffee said...

The snow is beautiful! We had snow in Nashville yesterday - but it looked more like the powdered sugar coating on a donut. But, as it happens in these southern towns, school was out because of it. :-) (We'll take it any way we can get it!)

Hope you enjoy the beauty of what's around you. I sure did - through your video!

pcb said...

When my kids were about eight and eleven, we actually had snowflakes. On Christmas Day. And it stuck. For about ten minutes, anyway. Very rare in south Georgia! As for me, when I was in junior high (DC area) we had five good feet with twenty foot school for more than a week. Good times (for kids, anyway). :)

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Well, first of all I laughed at the end because when you first turned the camera to your face, I thought you were going to do a Wilson impression (you know, Tim Taylor's neighbor?) Yeah, funny.

I don't think I've ever walked in snow like that, so I'm sure you did better than I would.

And my favorite snow memory is the very first day I ever saw snow, walked in snow and skied in snow: my "snowplow" going down that hill that day was stealth-like, to say the least. I ended up with my skis parallel because I was so busy trying to yell at everyone to get out of the way. Sweet memories.

Jenny said...

I am ready for some snow here in Georgia! They are saying maybe just maybe! Every teen which I have two of, needs to be stuck with parents in a snow storm. (But with power and food.)


Kim said...

I know I've already commented once. You don't have a daily comment limit, do you? Anyway, I know you've received scads of awards over the years and now you can add to it The Kreativ Blogger Award! You're the first blog I open every morning and the first one I named to receive this award. Congratulations :-)

His grace is sufficient. said...

Oh, Do I remember the blizzard of '78. I was a Senior in high school that year. We got out for Christmas break around Dec. 18th and did not go back to school until Feb. because of that blizzard.

I was so sick of snow cream and pop corn by the time we went back to school. My parents fixed those things every day during that time.

I hated snow for such a long time. Just now got where I like to see it snow again. People around here call a snow that lasts a couple of days a blizzard. I live in the south. I think oh you don't know anything about a blizzard.


a Tonggu Momma said...

I am just a tad jealous. It snowed for almost a full day here. Unfortunately, due to some weird, strange phenomena I like to call the Mid-Atlantic Region Near Water, the snow froze on impact, which resulted in two inches of white ice.

As for my snow memory... third Christmas in Hawaii. My momma was crying for snow. Sister's best friend discovers a broken freezer at his house, so he scraped out all of the frost and packed it into a cooler for my momma, so that she could have snow on Christmas. Not exactly sure if that wins for my Best Snow Memory (for the friend's sweetness) or my Worst Snow Memory (due to the sheer pathetic-ness of it all).

Lisa Laree said...

Ok, you inspired me! I went digging and actually scanned and posted a couple of photos from The Blizzard of '78

What memories!

Esthermay said...

Leave you a comment?
You call that SNOW???!!
Your deck is still visible, my friend. Call me when the drifts make possible a nice walk onto your roof and you must shovel out your mailbox every morning, then - and only then shall we Minnesotan's have pity on the Hoosier.
*edit* aforementioned sarcasm is in LOVE! Yes. Love. You are bold! You are funny! Does Indiana have enough snow plows for all that snow? ...just wonderin'
. . . I lived in Marshall, MN in '78 and YES - I remember that year well. Our neighbor's house burned to the ground and the melted snow created a literal crater in the landscape of the 8+ feet of snow. It's a sad memory as one of the children died in the fire.

marina said...

I use to live in new mexico and I don't miss it at all however I love looking at it!!

anyway I loved your snowing story in 78 being coop up thanks for sharing. I hope it heats up soon for you b/c you are making me me cold, marina

Chatty Kelly said...

Hello from VIRGINIA - VIRGINIA! Not that I'm going to blog about the fact that you didn't mention me for the next 3 days...SMILE!

I'm jealous of the snow. We never get any!

Brenda Susan said...

That was so fun to see & hear you! I laughed out loud at the "stading out here yelling at my house" comment! Ha!

Darlene R. said...

I think I might cry from all the snow! We are having yet another snow day here, north of Indy. Blah! We will be going to school until the middle of June at this rate!

Ok. I'm done now. :)

Julie said...

I love the snow videos...

My worst snow story, was in the early 80's. I lived in Tennessee. We didn't get snow often. I was working for a doctor at the time, wore the "scrubs" and good ole white medical shoes. I got to work and didn't know a snow was coming. It came and came fast.

We were seeing patients as quickly as we could so that we could shut down the office. By the time we got the office closed the parking lot was so full of snow that I could not get my car out without sliding around.

So a friend and I started to walk HOME, hoping someone would come and pick us up in their big massive truck.

I had a coat, no gloves, no hat, no scarf... etc. OH and there were no cell phones back then AND I lived MILES from the office. maybe 10.

We would walk along the road, and when we found an office still open we'd stop in to warm up, use the telephone to call someone, etc.

I'll bet we walked 3-4 miles this way until finally a friend's father came and picked me up.

I'll never forget that snow!

Thanks for allowing us "southern people" to see what snow looks like. It's been so long that I was starting to forget.

Hope you got lots of hot chocolate in the house!

Viki said...

I loved your video. I took some pictures but am waiting to post them. We need about 2 1/2 more inches to break the record for January. According to the weather, it looks like we might do it. Unfortunately, we have so much ice in our gutters that it is leaking into our 1/2 bathroom. I can't wait for Spring.

Anonymous said...

You said trouser pants! Clinton has trained you well! :)

You are the perfect person for youth ministry, you're so fun!

And I have no worst snow story, because snow is wonderful and something I rarely see. I do however have some horrible ice storm stories.

Jenny said...

Good Gravy I would be freezing my toosh if I lived in that. It is 52
here and I am feezing. I would love to see snow like that, but from indoors. You are brave.

deanna said...

Not my favorite blizzard, but definitely a memorable one, was in early April 1973. Our friends had just been over to visit the evening before and were complaining that they'd had to mow the lawn already!

Early Monday morning, the snow was starting to fall, and hubby decided not to go in to work that day. His buddies that were conscientious and did go to work weren't able to get home for 3 days!! I'd have been furious if hubby had been snowbound away from home like that--we had a 3-week-old son, and I'd have gone bananas!!