Baby, it’s cold outside

October 16, 2009 at 5:54 pm 1 comment

This is what fall is supposed to be.  And this is what it was, say, a week ago.

Want to see what it is now?

We are, literally, walking in a winter wonderland.  Oh, right, but it’s not winter yet.

Some people are exuberant over this snowfall.  Some are crestfallen.  Some, like me, are simply confused.  Is it or is it not October 16?  We’ve been warned – by the newspaper, even! – to be careful of trees because they are heavier than usual, with so much snow catching on the leaves.  Snow and leaves don’t go together too well in my mind.

Obviously, I am not the one who determines the proper time for snowfall.  

But it is kind of funny, with this being homecoming week and everything and people running around doing fall-related things, to have this whiteness covering the ground.  In fact, it was so icky that Paternoville campers were sent home.  (Paternoville, for the uninitiated, is the process of camping out in tents outside the stadium for good seats).  Happily, the campers were awarded their seats anyway. 

I marched into the dining hall and greeted the card-swiper guy with, “Is it Christmas yet?”

Seriously, we’re all ready for it with this snow.  I see holly and ivy bushes with snow on them, and nothing looks more Christmasy.  The snow has even worn down my roomie’s resolve; she’s singing bits of appropriate Christmas songs with me in our room. 

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow – but not on the homecoming parade.  Or the football game.

On the bright side, I had my first snow day today!  I have one class on Fridays, at 10:10, but I get up at 8 to feel ready for the day and have breakfast with Kelly (she has a 9 am class.  We’re looking forward to next semester, when we both only have 10:10s!).  In line was one of the guys from my English class. 

“Hey Megan, did you get the email?”

Umm, no.  (Are you kidding?  I haven’t checked it yet).  “What email?”

“Class is cancelled today!”

“Really?”  My voice probably went up two octaves with excitement and surprise.

“He’s kidding you,” a random guy next to me warned, presumably one of my classmate’s friends.

Being the gullible person I am, I’m not sure who is kidding me.  But Dan’s claim seemed legit.  “Family emergency, she emailed this morning.”

So I go back and check my email, and yup, no class today!  So I go back to bed.  And putter around and curl my hair and have lunch and write on this blog and maybe, maybe do a teensy bit of homework before the homecoming parade and (yay!) Navs tonight.

“Although, I think I need to be more careful with my wishes,” I told Kelly earlier.  “I wished for a snow day yesterday.  But I forgot to wish for a snow day for everyone, because now everyone still has classes but I have no one to play with me!” 

Such is life.  I’m enjoying it anyway!

(in the interest of full disclosure, I did not take any of these pictures.  In fact, I stole them from my friends.  Laura and Ericka’s facebooks and Dean Brady’s flickr page.  Shhhhh).

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Entry filed under: adventures & misadventures, college.

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  • 1. Teacherperson  |  October 16, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Great pictures! I like the snow, but OH the damaged it caused!

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