Friday, January 13, 2012


Okay.  I've determined in my 35 years on this planet that I *may* have more common sense than the average spider monkey, but sweet Jeebus, this takes the cake.

Our beloved school system cancelled school today, and cited this rationale (I'm quoting this from their FB post): "All schools are closed today, Friday, January 13, 2012. While main roads are passable, there are potentially dangerous conditions on side roads, subdivisions and on school campuses."  POTENTIALLY.  Not "This is the Superintendent, and I actually got my ass out of bed this morning to check shit out, and it sucks", but "there's the slightest chance that somewhere in the county, the roads suck, so have fun with your kids today, and hey, sorry that they're going to bitch all day because today was their pizza party for good behavior in the lunchroom, so have a great four-day weekend with your kids being complete dicks."

Now, it is possible that in some areas it might be a little slick, considering the four hours of rain we had before it started snowing, but it is certainly not a "OMG GET OUT OF MY WAY I NEED BOTTLED WATER AND CANDLES AND CANNED FOOD AND BLANKETS AND SPACE HEATERS!!!!!" kind of situation.  In fact, the grass isn't even covered with snow.  There's not enough to make a decent snowball, much less a snowman.  Oh, and did I mention the high for today is above freezing and the sun is out?



  1. First, LOVE the new comment format!! Jen, if you see this, you should talk to Kelly & Dani about the new format & maybe do it for your site? Just a thought.

    Kelly, I hate it when the schools overreact. Last year with the snowmaggedon, I had to stay home from work so many days when the schools closed when the sky even thought about snow. It's ridiculous.

  2. You're just saying that because you're out of milk....eeeek!
    The number of people who panic and show up in the stores is maddening! Those same people then leave and either believe that SUVs can tread on ice at 70mph, OR they can't find the long pedal and get it above 15mph.

    You should stop hiding out as my biggest fan and become a minion of mine on my blog. I will be waiting there for you.


  3. When I was a kid, we had to be in snow up to our kneecaps before school was cancelled.

    Yeah, yeah, I know but I actually did have to walk to school in the snow uphill both ways. What can I say, we lived in a hilly neighborhood.