Have you heard about the blizzard we had yesterday in the midwest? If you answered no, then do you by chance live under a rock? Or maybe somewhere sunny and warm? It really wasn’t as bad as they said it could be, but at the time, it was even referred to in my local paper as a “sno-nado”, along with what has become the yearly Snowpocalypse! and Snowmageddon!. I’m not kidding. People are funny.
I had turned it over to The Weather Channel that morning in an effort to prepare myself for the impending range of precipitation. Jedi was sitting beside me on the couch, reading the day’s forecast aloud, excited at the prospect of possible snow past his waist.
“Significant icing possible”, it read.
Great, I thought. I can handle snow, but icing is a completely different thing as it causes much more damage, as I saw first hand a number of years back during the great ice storm of ’06. Plus, it’s nice to look at lofty snowflakes fluttering from the sky. There’s nothing attractive about ice pellets pinging against your roof or slicking up your steps.
Unless you’re Jedi, and your mind innocently guides you somewhere else.
“Significant icing?”, he wondered enthusiastically. “Like cake icing?”
Now that’s the kind of weather event I could stand behind. Or happily slip and fall in.