Snow days are rare in Texas, so when one comes around, we shut the schools and businesses. This is completely due to the fact that none of us know how to drive in flurries.
I’m in Hallsville, celebrating my sister’s birthday today. And since we are officially snowed in, I thought it would be helpful for those of you dealing with real snow in the north, for me to share lessons I’ve learned navigating the 30-degree weather.
1. Make sure to get your sister’s birthday present out of the trunk of your car before it freezes shut.
2. Geese love cold weather. Texas dogs make you walk out on “the weird white stuff” so they know it’s safe to go pee.
3. Active men who are used to burning and mowing things, will go stir crazy by mid-day. The term “cabin fever” is definitely a real thing.
4. It makes more sense to scoop up the sleet from the sidewalk and make sno cones, instead of trying to build a snow man.
5. If you believe, wet wood will burn.
6. Don’t worry about snow clothes. Linea Ray has anything you may need in that bureau you never open, including leg warmers. You’ll look like you walked out of a JC Penney catalog in 1984, but you’ll be toasty.
7. If you choose not to go full ’80s, simply put on your father’s coat. It’s okay to stay in your pajama bottoms because you’re snowed in and no one will ever see you.
8. Unless, of course, your brother-in-law videos you hurling down a hill on a swimming pool float.
This is awesome! Kinda jealous though.You get to slide down a hill sporting the PJ pants and on that sweet ride.
So glad I discovered you, Lincee. As a Minnesota farm girl, who chose to transplant to Dallas many years ago, no one loves Texas snow days more than I do. Can’t live without your Bachelor recaps. You are the funniest girl in Texas. Who’s awesome house is that? Love it.
Oops. “Whose” house is that? I’m horrified, but note the time of first post. Catholic school English hall walk of shame…
Love the video – so glad you are safely “snowed” in at home haha 🙂 Enjoy!
Native Minnesotan checking in –
Thanks for the tips. 🙂 Though I will say this: few people keep buying snowpants and often don’t have decent hats and mittens for winter because they end up driving everywhere, but more than likely they can bum their parents’ gear if they ever get the itch for sledding. But really, I think this is a great reminder that us Midwesterners really ought to take a minute to enjoy the snow instead of just dealing with it day in, day out.
That all said, there is this: https://www.wintercarnival.com/events/
And then there’s this: http://whotv.com/2015/02/24/winter-storm-to-move-through-central-iowa-wednesday/
I’m laughing at your comment about the stir-crazy men. My husband used to live in Colorado, so on any given snow day, he is the only person out on the roads coming up with excuses to go to the store, to the office, to pick up lunch, just to cruise around because he HAS to go somewhere. I think he considers it a challenge! (and I don’t mind since he picks up food)
LOL. Love this!!