Trigger #126: Snow Day

  1. What would you do if you felt the roads weren’t very safe and the town you live in didn’t cancel school? I’d probably stay home if I really couldn’t make it, but since I could take the bus almost anywhere, I would have reliable transportation that would be fairly safe.
  2. What kind of things do you remember doing on snow days? I don’t remember any snow days, although I’m sure we had them. Playing in the snow with was no fun, because it always ended with her crying as soon as a snowball hit her. She was such a crybaby (although, in her defense, she was younger and much smaller than me, so that could have had something to do with it). I know had some games that we would play if we were stuck indoors, whether because someone was sick or whatever.
  3. Do you have to or did you have to take the day off when there was a snow day because you had to watch your children? If not then who watches or watched your children? No kids. As a kid, didn’t work until we were old enough to stay home alone, so no one had to take the day off work.
  4. As an adult, do you own snow pants or a snow suit so you can play with the kids in the snow? No, I don’t own snow pants or a snow suit, but that doesn’t mean I can’t play in the snow. I am currently without mittens, so that could impede the fun, but I could make my gloves work. I’m not much for being outside in the cold for long periods of time, so I’d probably give out before the kids would.
  5. How do you feel about snow? It’s pretty, and if it’s going to be cold, there better be snow on the ground. However, in general, cold things are bad (unless they’re frozen margaritas, or a Coke over ice). Why do I live in Minnesota, do you ask? Yeah, I know, I ask myself that nearly every day for the six months a year where there’s snow on the ground (except this year, where we’re 20 inches below our usual snowfall.)

Today’s Word of the Day

debacle (noun) [di·BAW·kahl, di·BAK·ahl, DEB·ah·kahl]

  1. a sudden and violent collapse
  2. a total failure; fiasco:
  3. flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer