Thursday, January 04, 2007

damn hippie liberals

when i was growing up, winter in michigan was awesome.

there was nothing better than going to bed at night, watching the snow come down, and knowing that there was a really really good chance that school would be cancelled the next morning.

after really big snowfalls, my dad would shovel the deck in our backyard and pile all the snow into the stairway that led from the deck into the backyard. together, we would make a cave into that snow pile. sometimes we would get fancy and use this snow-brick-maker thing that we had.
on more than one occassion, the cave ended up being big enough for both of us to get in at the same time.

i still live in michigan--i always have--but the winters are very different now.
my mom works in an elementary school, and they haven't had any snow days yet this year.
last year, they didn't have any at all.

i went to park city, utah--a freaking mountainous region--for thanksgiving.
i went up north to boyne mountain--not really a mountainous region, but it tries--for christmas.

still, it's january 4th, and i think i've seen exactly two snowflakes fall out of the sky so far.

they disappeared before they hit the ground.

why?
because it's too fucking warm!

for the love of pete, my dad was golfing two days before christmas.
in michigan!
because it was 60 degrees outside!
in december!

but, people?

do not be alarmed.

'global warming' is just a myth perpetuated by those damn hippie liberals.

7 comments:

Pete said...

just curious. what was average snow fall during the december to march season from 1600-1650? 1700-1750? how about 1472? there are REAL reasons to stop poluting the world we live on. let's not dwell on the make believe ones.

tiffany said...

um, i don't get it.

did i give a 'fake' reason to stop polluting?

actually, i don't think i said anything about polluting at all.

i just said it hadn't snowed yet.
and, as with everthing i've EVER written on this blog, i said it tongue-in-cheek.

Mikala said...

I know, I miss snow too.

And, we had a brick maker thing too - it was yellow and my brother made some freakishly awesome igloos! His igloos had windows, cup holders, tables, etc. all made of snow. I wonder why they don't sell those things anymore? Oh yeah, because we don't get any frickin' snow!

I remember missing a week of school a couple of times because of snow (they actually called off school for a few days), but now it's in the 60's into December and January. Something's not right with this damn world.

:0)

And, Pete makes a good point, they had warm winters way back when too. Eventually, all hell (okay, frozen hell) will break loose...I think. I hope?

AZ-you know who!! said...

I consider myself one of those hippie liberal people and if you think that Global Warming is a myth then you probably also believe that there was no slavery and women have always had the right to vote. Sticking your head in the sand and relying on historical weather data is not a reason to live on in ignorant bliss, nor is it proof that global warming and the resulting climatic changes are not indicative of a HUGE environmental crisis occuring in the world.

Jessica Kramer said...

http://www.kerismith.com/WishJarTales/instant-snow.jpg

Jessica Kramer said...

instant snow

b.mohawk said...

*prays to the Global Warming Gods* Please no snow till after Jan. 14th, please no snow till after Jan. 14th. I want a snow free birthday.

And snow forts kicked ass. Snow days kicked ass, as a kid. Snow days in college sucked balls.