| Once again, travelers wonder whose idea it was to have Christmas during the worst weather of the year
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Blame it on the Romans.
IDK about other parts of the country, but Colorado's heaviest snow comes in March.
| This About That
I think maybe Christmas was invented back before the automobile was the center of civilization.
I spent the morning shoveling snow at my local homeless shelter. Tis the season, you know. I couldn't believe how much had fallen overnight, the work was backbreaking. Even in the cold, I was sweating something fierce.
The roads hadn't been cleared yet, but there was one guy trying to get his car out of the snowbank. He must have spent half an hour doing everything he could to get his car to move. He rocked it back and forth. He tried putting kitty litter under the tires. He gunned the engine and spun the tires to get the ice to melt. Nothing.
Finally someone came along with a tow cable and they slip-slided their way out of the space. Whereupon he immediately lost control and went sideways into a lamppost. I howled with laughter. The guy got out of his car just as my mom was walking around the corner of the block and he started yelling because I was laughing at him. It was just a little fight, but my mom got scared. She said you're moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air. I whistled for a cab and when it came near, the license plate said Fresh and had dice in the mirror. If anything, I could say that this cab was rare, but I thought, nah forget it. Yo Homes, to Bel Air.
AverageAmericanGuy: He gunned the engine and spun the tires to get the ice to melt.
I think I see the problem.
oh jesus bloody christ mate fair suck of the sav
I still want to know whose bright idea it was to schedule the Holidays during the busiest travel period.
Weather's not to bad this time of year in Seattle. Maybe a bit of rain but that's about it.
Should be an interesting morning in ATL. I'm at work now just to the North of the field and the fog is so thick we can't see the airport. Good luck getting out on time for those on the first flights out!
| I Like Bread
I find snow driving to be relaxing. I popped over to my favorite diner just two hours ago.
Ease up on the pedals and don't jerk the wheel. What exactly is difficult about that?
Deep south? Derp south.
The whole point is that you shouldn't be going anywhere at midwinter. You should be going you have enough stores to get through the other half and staying warm and safe with your family.
I'm wondering whose bright idea it was to put the holidays in the middle of my break. Ticket prices soar, and everywhere is overly busy.
This About That: I think maybe Christmas was invented back before the automobile was the center of civilization.
That's not possible. The car has been around since like forever.
| Miss Stein
dillenger69: Weather's not to bad this time of year in Seattle. Maybe a bit of rain but that's about it.
Glad to live in the city and not, say, Hood Canal, where they're gonna get about 8" of snow on Christmas Day.
I Like Bread: I find snow driving to be relaxing. I popped over to my favorite diner just two hours ago.
Well, the problem is that winter is when I find out that my tires need replacing.
You would think that I would start checking them in the early fall??
| Bob Down
Was awesome weather today. Not a cloud in the sky, air con on low, kids swimming, tipsy wife.
//oi x 3
Dwight_Yeast: The whole point is that you shouldn't be going anywhere at midwinter. You should be going you have enough stores to get through the other half and staying warm and safe with your family.
Ha, being a snowbird in training I drive a couple thousand miles every winter, it's much better to flee the snow for the midtropics (even for just a few weeks) then it is to hunker down with a bunch of provisions. In fact the only retirement more appealing to me than a class B motorhome is the idea of circumnavigating the eastern US along the grand loop, thus avoiding the worst of both summer and winter.
Blame the Romans for stealing the winter solstice celebrations from the pagans.
| Mr. Coffee Nerves
Christmas was invented in 1983 by the Cinnabon/Starbucks Airport Kiosk Illuminati Complex to maximize profits at the end of the calendar year.
AverageAmericanGuy some days I love you so much it hurts. Today is one of those days.
It's 5AM and 40F, a little rain in NE Oregon. We'll be taking the His Highness (the Berner) up into the foothills later today just to say we saw snow.
Some people don't get to travel.
First World Problems.
Rich People Problems.
It's like biatching about having too much to eat because you wanted this spice instead of that spice, and are oblivious to the majority who have no spices at all, let alone too much to eat.
The whole thing about Yule-Tide was the weather was so miserable you couldn't travel. You couldn't go off doing the Viking thing with the boys- which meant not only was the rape/pillage/burn/rape stuff right out, but so were your chances of getting some dinner that was not based on salt mutton, salt pork or salt fish- or worse yet, lutefisk.
So there you were, stuck at home. With the longboat pulled up ashore needing repairs and currently covered with several feet of snow.
So in order to keep from going crazy or, worse yet, insulting Bjorn Skullbreaker's fat-arsed sister and starting a blood feud which would last at least six generations, you had to party. Sure, you might still insult someone's sister, but hey, you were drunk!
So you feasted. And drank those barrels of calvados and wine you looted from that nice monastery in northern France. And feasted some more. And sang songs and made up stories of how many Frankish warriors you fought single-handed. And drank some more, and eventually ended up under the table.
With Bjorn Skullbreaker's fat-arsed sister.
ExperianScaresCthulhu: Some people don't get to travel.
Did someone pee in your porridge?
baronvonzipper: ExperianScaresCthulhu: Some people don't get to travel.
I understand the Spice must flow.
It was 60 here yesterday. That's chilly for us this time of year.
//still not used to warm Christmases
StrandedInAZ: It was 60 here yesterday. That's chilly for us this time of year.
It's been in the 60s here in Philly quite a bit this month. It's supposed to be in the 50s in the next couple of days.
Gig103: Blame the Romans for stealing the winter solstice celebrations from the pagans.
The entire point of a dead-of-winter party is to make everyone feel better in the darkest, coldest part of the year. One should celebrate with the people around one's self, not make a pilgrimage.
Besides, what I find amazing is how people consider travel like this difficult. You get on a plane and can be anywhere in the world in a day, with the vast majority of travellers reaching their destinations in less than six hours, without a whole lot of regard for the weather. Only the worst weather causes problems, and even then, many airports have found ways to deal with that.
| Deep Contact
Amazing we still celebrate ancient Pagan beliefs.
Dwight_Yeast: It's been in the 60s here in Philly quite a bit this month. It's supposed to be in the 50s in the next couple of days.
I'm jealous. We had surprisingly warm weather here in Iowa... until last week. Then 13" of snow last Thursday, followed by 5-degree weather today. Roads are fine though.
Egg nog is not as good in the summer.
Elvis_Bogart: I still want to know whose bright idea it was to schedule the Holidays during the busiest travel period.
The same people who decide where the deer crossings should be.
It's 75 here in Central FL! I forget what the cold feels like. (Native Kansan)
arghyematey: It's 75 here in Central FL! I forget what the cold feels like. (Native Kansan)
Still? I was laughing at everyone bundled up in Viera a little over a week ago, but expected maybe the temperature had dropped a little since; was hoping to keep a smidge of the cold when I return from Seattle.
Only in the northern hemisphere....
The gods have lost all bladder control over Queensland. It's pouring in Brisbane and shows no sign of letting up. Ever.
Perfect conditions for a guava battle, colledge :)
What bad weather?
I'm dreaming of a white christmas.
Which I failed to have yet again this year.
Where the green grass is browning,
And light jackets are billowing.
And snow, is seen on Rudolphs nose.
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