Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow Blows

I believe his exact words were, "It doesn't snow in Dallas. It never even gets that cold in Dallas."

Remember a recent post where I told you about the first time Michael lied to me? Folks, we are now working on lie number two.

Honestly, I'm not sure those were his exact words. I do remember him saying it doesn't get nearly as cold or snow/ice nearly as much as it does in Tulsa, and I believe that is still true. However. We set a record the other day for the lowest high (temp-wise) since 1905.

A brief historical review of 1905:

-Oklahoma admitted to statehood
-Crete, which had been part of the Ottoman Empire, declared its union with Greece
-Theory of Relativity published by Albert Einstein
-Hosni Mubarak was elected president of Egypt

(Ok, that last one was a joke)

So you see, a lot has happened in the last 106 years and I'm still wondering how I have been a resident for two of the coldest winters Dallas has ever experienced. Clearly we need to move further south.

I realize these pictures don't compare to those sent to me by my Tulsa friends or family in Chicago, but for us Texans, this is absurd.

At least we don't have a ridiculously huge event happening here in the next few days.

Oh wait...

February 1, 2011 (That is one huge chunk of ice...)

February 4, 2011 (Not only has it not gone away, there's more of it for crying out loud!!!)

(Our ivy)

Ohhh..... Christmas Tree

As much as I hate the stuff (and believe me, I do), it can be quite pretty... for approx 7 seconds.

And just in case you needed a reminder, here I am 5 days ago in 78-degree weather. That jacket? Yeah, I didn't need it.

(Also, if you expected to see pictures of me frolicking around in this crap, I have but one question: Do you even know me at all? SICK.)


Jax said...

Snow definitely blows. I'm sitting here watching even MORE fall and wondering when it will ever stop...haha.. Gosh. Stay warm down in D town!

Leslie said...

I can't tell you how many times I've seen Dallas featured on the news this week and said out loud: "Oh, Meredith!!!!" So sorry for the frozen tundra. Perhaps it's time to put on your favorite swimsuit, whip up a pitcher of pina coladas, turn the heat up and the fireplace on, and look through your honeymoon photos on beach towels in the living room?

Mom's the Word said...

For that last parenthetical statement, I love you.

Trish said...

I thought about frolicking around for about 5 seconds until I realized I'd have to take off my GIANT fuzzy socks. Bur freakin' cold.

I've lived in Dallas for 21 years and have never...NEVER...seen it like this. We used to have one or two snow days a year, but by the time we'd get all bundled up in our ski clothes the sun would come out and melt it all.

Hope you're staying warm and safe today!

Susie said...

I totally agree with your thoughts. However, just to put things in the proper perspective, you need to post a photo of the plight that the Chicago branch of our family is dealing with!

Kaitlin said...

You know your city is getting more than its full share of snow/ice when it is on CNN and other national news stations all week! You would have DIED if you still lived in Tulsa. Let's pack up the group and move to Maui...STAT. Oh and that last pic of you is super cute!


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