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It snows in January
January 12, 2012 - Taste Buds
Red alert! Sound the alarm! Press the panic button!
Is it the Apocalypse? The Doomsday Clock creeping closer to midnight? Something else equally scary and/or menacing? Nope, none of the above. It's SNOW. Yup, that's right, s-n-o-w. Time to panic!
Here's a newsflash: Check the date on our website. It's JANUARY, people. Wintertime. Winter + January = SNOW. Why is everyone freaking out over an inch or two of snow?
The Buds have every intention of avoid the grocery store at all costs today, as bread and milk are certain to be flying off the shelves. We never quite understood the significance of why only bread and milk are in highest demand. What about frozen pizzas or deli meat? Or how about soup? Mmm...nothing quite as lovely as a bowl of really great soup on a cold, snowy January day.
Bud Shaunna recalls a situation when she stopped at the grocery store the night before a predicted "big snow." (She was not shopping for bread and milk, FYI.) As she waited in a LONG line at the checkout, a gentleman of, well, let's just say he was very Appalachian, strolled past laughing about the long lines. Not two minutes later did the same gentleman appear at the registers again, this time with a 12-pack of beer and a gigantic bag of dog food. Well, we suppose that's one unique way of spending time during a "blizzard." Gulp down enough adult beverages and you don't seem to mind that Fido is the only one in the house eating.
The Ohio Valley has certainly had its share of snow before. In fact, the weekend of the OVAC Wrestling Tournament (which begins Jan. 19 this year if you're keeping track at home) is notorious for snowy or icy weather--not sure why though. And unless the weather forecast takes a turn for the MUCH WORSE--for instance, we are placed under a blizzard warning--then the Buds aren't going to freak out over a measly inch or two of snow.
It could be worse. This could be Alaska.
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