An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

Thursday, January 7, 2010

There's snow...and then there's snow

They are calling for snow tonight.

Who are they?

They are local weather forecasters who are hyperventilating because it might snow in the south.

Here, there is talk of schools closing just because of the probability of snow.

Of course, snow in the south means something entirely different than snow in the rest of the country.

Case in point . . .

(h/t my brother-in-law, Patrick!)


Tiziana said...

Bellissimo!! Mi hai fatto davvero ridere tanto.
Spero che Damiano e Irene ti mandino una foto della loro neve canadese. Nel loro viaggio di ritorno dall'Italia, hanno fatto 30 chilometri in macchina sotto una bufera di neve per raggiungere London.
Comunque anche in Italia ci sono molti "onesti impiegati" (eh! eh!).

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El) said...

I would think it's quite a delight/quite a fear for many.

We got something like 8" yesterday. The drive to work was annoying, but it tapered off during the day, so the drive home was pretty and no biggie.

If we're going to have cold, and we DO have cold, I'm glad snow comes with it.

Love from Chicagoland,

Laura said...

That is a riot.
Thanks for starting my day with a laugh.

Kathryn said...

I'm laughing so hard! I love this and will be forwarding a link to my husband!
Thanks for sharing!

Chiara said...

aiuto!!! =) attenta a non cadere in una buca nascosta dalla neve!! mi raccomando!!! =) hahaha...

Abbey said...

That is hilarious, because it is TRUE! My dad laughs when he visits us in the south because at the slightest hint of snow, all the school closings and office closings are announce hastily. This week, Wednesday evening to be exact, the weather forecast called for "1 to 2 inches of snow" ... the closing of all area schools for Thursday was officially announced by 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. There wasn't a single flake spotted in my neighborhood and the streets were barely wet. I guess it is better to be safe for the sake of the children!

Blessings, Bia,

Bia said...

Abbey: snow for us. Our five-year-old got up at 4 a.m., looked out the window, and started crying when he didn't so much as a snowflake. sigh.

Tizi: i worry about dami & irene during the next few COLD months

Ellen: 8 inches???? that would paralyze, PARALYZE out city.

Chiara: ha! ha!

Anonymous said...

I wish we got snow here in SC!! I I love snow.
Christopher K. (Your nephew that's on your blog)

Christopher K. said...

My DAD found that picture!!
(Your nephew)