Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hell Froze Over

Having spent only two and a half years in the south, I'm not sure whether it was Sam Houston or Stephen Austin who famously said (something along the lines of...) If the devil owned property in Texas and Hell, he would rent out Texas and live in Hell...

With that said, Hell froze over yesterday. With some parts of Houston racking up to four inches of snow and two of it's major bridges closed during the commuting hours this morning because they were iced-over-impassable. Local network news on one station refused to pass the mantle to the national morning talk shows so that they could keep everyone in the viewing area up to the minute (less commercials) with the latest weather conditions.

We went outside here at our own little prairie-trailer last night to find it snowing hard enough to dust the tops of garbage cans, some wood we have out back on saw-horses, and even enough to cover the hideous orange of my brother-in-law's broken-down-van that somehow managed to get parked in what is now my backyard, long before it was ever my backyard, and lessened the eyesore that it is. That is a bit of nature magic right there!

The snow quietly falling was quite a pretty site once hubby was safe at home and the new heater was plugged in and cranking out some warmth~without the aid of my oven being turned up to 400 degrees and leaving the door open since the old heater went out at 11-something the night before... which was just late enough to be too late to drive the 30 miles to Wal-mart and get another one. (we had another heater for the baby's room, it was just our bedroom that was colder-n-a-witch's-tit-in-a-brass-bra! Back off CPS vultures!)

Anyway, with the interior cold snap over, I can now concentrate on some of the great things coming my way! For starters, I'll be a size ten by New Year's Day. Oprah is on her way to call me right now, and she's even gonna put me on her speed-dial just cause I make her laugh... Oh, yeah, and the Mega Million Jackpot for Friday night... THE UBER-HUGE One Worth 207 Million Dollars...It's ours; single-ticket-winner guaranteed.

...I mean, since Hell froze over and all...





6 comments:

~Crystal~ said...

I know all too well about cold, snowy, crazy weather... I live in Nebraska, so we're used to things like that here.
Love your blog!

Carole said...

Heh, I can't believe you had snow before we did here in southeastern NY! Glad you got the new heater. Snow IS very pretty when everyone is safe and warm at home. :-)

June Saville said...

Hi Aria - just remember your friends when the greenbacks begin to roll in.
And you'll certainly deserve the win if you can hit Size 10 with Christmas 'n all.
Cheers
June in Oz

Brittany said...

So wait, snow guarentees a lottery win? Looks like you have yourself some comepetition for that jackpot:)

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

The snow was indeed crazy! I still can't believe it. Snow in Houston? Louisiana? Unthinkable!

Aria said...

OK, let me clarify, y'all... It snowed here... IN HELL aka Houston... Any of you that are Used to Snow, as opposed to us who get some and the news stations pull up old footage from 1960 and 1964 to illustrate the last time there was snow, do not qualify for the Special Benefits of Hell Freezing Over... Sorry, 'dems da rules...