Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Just some stuff...

We're a little weird about water around here. Yesterday and today I listened to people arguing about it. Yesterday it was strangers in a store.

"Hey y'all! It's snowing out there!" Guy 1 said to the assembled shoppers.
"It is not. That's just rain," scoffed Guy 2
"No way - some of it is flakes," Guy 1 said.
"You're kidding!"
Guy 2 goes out the door and stands in the parking lot.
Guy 2 comes back inside and said: "You're right! It is snowing! Kinda."

Today it was people at work and the conversation was essentially the same.

After I got home, Katie and I had to venture back out into the wintry weather in search of a vacuum cleaner. (I had to buy one now, so I wouldn't get one for Christmas!) Tiny flecks of white had accumulated in the corners of the windshield. There were maybe 10 or 15 flakes on the hood of the truck. Katie eyed them eagerly. "Maybe we won't have to go to school until 10:00 tomorrow!"

Hope springs eternal, but the water has already stopped falling.

I was afraid the lady at Sears was gonna bust a gut when I told her that bit about buying a vacuum to avoid getting one for Christmas. Not a lot of funny stuff happenin' at Sears these days, I'm guessing.


annie said...

Would that be called, like, defensive vacuum cleaner buying?? That is just too funny! Now poor Jackson is going to have to think twice as hard about what to get you for Christmas!

(Ha! My word verification is "ospitter"!

Presbyterian Gal said...

We don't get much in the way of weather water here in So Cal any more. Probably why most people use their umbrellas upside down as birdbaths.

You realize that for Christmas you will probably now be getting an ironing board cover or an avocado green waring blender.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

LOL....surely Jackson knows better!

Bebo asked that I watch the weather this AM *just in case*. Poor boy..there is no reason for school to NOT start on time.

That damn expat said...

My mom used to do that too! She would stop complaining about things not working in the house a month before Christmas and drop hints about jewelry instead.

esperanza said...

We got a whole 1/4" of wet stuff last night, including some sleet! Very exciting. Yes, things are a little slow in the excitement department here, why do you ask?

What kind of vacuum did you get?

zorra said...

Would you believe it's been snowing in Houston this afternoon??
Won't stick, of course, but I love looking out the window and watching it fall. Hot chocolate was definitely in order.

Rev Kim said...

I wish I would have thought of "defensive buying" before Dave bought me a pair of insulated coveralls - "just in case you get stranded on the way home sometime" - as an early Christmas gift.