Thursday, December 08, 2005

Snow Day?

"A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 12 PM EST FRIDAY. A WINTER STORM IS CURRENTLY TAKING SHAPE ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY...AND IS FORECAST TO ADVANCE INTO OUR REGION THIS EVENING. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN THE BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREAS LATE THIS EVENING BETWEEN 10 PM AND MIDNIGHT. THE SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT...HEAVY AT TIMES. STEADY ACCUMULATING SNOW IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF BETWEEN 10 AM AND NOON FRIDAY. A TOTAL OF 3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM."

Though teaching has its drawbacks, (such as, oh, say, no life?) there are certain benefits. The three months of summer rank rather high on the list, but following close behind are those lovely things we call snow days. It is at times like this that I am glad I'm part of a profession that freaks out when flakes begin to fall.

I've been hearing rumors at school of a ritual performed by students in hopes of appealing to the snow gods. Something about spoons under pillows and pajamas inside out? I just may have to join them.

3 Comments:

Anonymous christa said...

So did the ritual work? Will it work down here by the beach?

I hope you got the day off.

6:38 AM  
Anonymous Will said...

Lucky you!
We could stand a little snow every now and then down here! It's been such a strange autumn that it's hard to know whether we'll get any this year.

I'm of the opinion that snow should come once or twice every year, but not stay around more than a week each time. Then it just gets old and crusty. :-)

9:13 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

School was cancelled. :-) We had a blend of snow and ice, which is "better" than simply snow as far as the increasing the probability of no school. So I slept in till 9.

10:26 AM  

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