Snow Daze

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It's not quite a white Christmas, but I'll take it. We got our first snowfall last night, but it was more sleet than anything.

I think I refreshed the National Weather Service webpage about 100 times, waiting for a purple and white blob to sweep over the map of the Dallas metro. Yesterday morning they teased us with the promise of an inch of snow accumulation, but by the afternoon it was just snow flurries. Just when the disappointment set in early evening, the forecast was again updated to 1 to 2 inches of snowfall !

Well that didn't happen. In fact, there was just some frost on the grass and freezing rain sticking to the roads.

I left work early to get home before our promised snow started falling and before all the crazies were out on the road, but I wasn't early enough. A few trucks must have managed to find and slide on the only 10 square feet of ice on the highway because they were somehow able to smash into the highway divider and end up facing the wrong way on the road. I feared my entire trip home would look like that and it would take me 3 hours and 800 curse words to get home, but it wasn't nearly so bad; in fact, the traffic turned out to be closer to what it's like on Sunday at midnight.

Since most of the snowfall was predicted overnight, the first thing I did was look out my window when I woke up this morning. I expected to see a blanket of white outside and kids building snowmen and dogs building snowdogs, but there was nothing but frost. Bummer, no excuse to skip work today.

And it was one of those days that I should have just stayed home anyway. Half the office didn't show up, and lucky for them. The air conditioner was broken in the building today. So what, you say it's 16 degrees outside! That doesn't matter much in a large building with 8000 computers running. It was 91 degrees in my office, and despite being a technology company, we're not sophisticated enough to have fancy things like "windows that open" and "fans" and "snow machines" for the parking garage.

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It has been snowing here all day! Teeheehee. No such luck on the calling into work, though. It looks like it had mostly metled off the roadways.

However, I should get my fill of snow on Wednesday night when I go snow tubing inside the Bricktown Ballpark. That's right! In their infinite wisdom, the city planners managed to wrangle a company into creating several snow hills inside the Brick. For the small fee of $8.50, one can tube down said hills for 1.5 hours or until the fumes from the snow machine permanently damage his/her brain.

I can't wait...