Happy New Years Eve to all. I hope everyone is able to celebrate with family, friends, or loved ones tonight! And -- I hope everyone has a safe evening!! Be careful out there!
We are finally experiencing some "weather" here in Tucson.
I use "quotation marks"...because this "weather" the Tucsonan's are FLIPPING OUT over is just a "chilly October Day" in North Dakota (where I came from)
Yesterday morning...I was getting off work. I could hear the wind blowing, and the rain falling throughout the night. There were moments where...I kind of want to crawl into one of the hospital beds and take a snooze.
When 7:30 am rolled around, I was very anxious to go home after 3 nights on. I was ready to BOLT out the door....
...when I was stopped by an oncoming shift coworker, who stated, "Abby, maybe you should stick around until the weather clears up. It's pretty bad out there...."
FEeling concerned, I asked, "Really? Are the roads icy?? Is it snowing? Is there black ice? Is the visibility poor?"
In a very matter of fact and honest voice she replied, "No. But it's raining. And the winds are strong."
My smart-ass, sleep-deprived self really wanted to say, "Ohhh...so you're saying the world is ending then."
But, I figured that was inappropriate, and just smiled and responded with, "I think I can manage."
I'm still the quiet girl at my new place of work.... Hesistant to show too much wit or sarcasm.
People that live in warm climates make me chuckle. It's RAIN, people. Come to North Dakota -- where people drive in zero-visiblity, black-ice, full-blown, death-chilling snow storms.
And our weather man gets concerned about temperatures that reach below 32 (not 32 below). Although this rant comes off angry. I'm not angry. I think it's cute! It's kind of like the kids who don't know what a VCR is.
Now, I realize not ALL people "dwelling" in warm climates have this viewpoint. But it's really funny those that do.
So, to those of you in the midwest battling those snow-storms -- be safe and cuddle up tonight! And to those of you living in the southwest.....:
THIS IS A STORM WARNING. POSSIBILITY FOR SEVERELY COLD WEATHER TONIGHT. TEMPERATURES MAY REACH AS LOW AS 32. PLEASE COVER YOUR LEMON TREES. WEAR AN UMBRELLA. WIND MAY CAUSE YOUR UMBRELLA TO GET FLIPPED UPSIDE DOWN. SO BE SURE YOU DON'T BUY YOUR UMBRELLA AT WALMART. WINTER COATS MAY NEED TO BE PURCHASED.
:) Goodbye, 2010....Hello 2011! :)