Last night when all the the St. Louis schools were calling off in a THE SKY IS FALLING, THE SKY IS FALLING moment, I was pretty worried. How often have we had predictions of snow in the St. Louis area just let us down? One always calls to mind the predicted “snowmageddon” of a couple years back that ended up being a full day of sleet, but not the 20+ inches predicted. I could imagine the grousing about lazy teachers and schools if there was no snow today.
Or the infamous, “Back when I was a kid…”
This morning I woke up to the sun peeking up above the clouds briefly in the Orchard Farm metro area. I proceeded to go out to Walgreens, Target, and the bank. Snow was on the way they said, but I could still envision a scenario where the meteorologists* explained a measly accumulation to the infamous “POCKET OF DRY AIR” that they use to explain away their mistakes.
*By the way, when I was a kid, I totally wanted to be a meteorologist. But not just a meteorologist, a TV meteorologist. It was the perfect job for me. Maps, weather, excitement, and TV.
Then my TV meteorologist idol, Bob Richards, killed himself after the 10:30 news one night. I guess I should have put my trust in Dave Murray. By the way, here’s a clip showing Dave Murray on Channel 5 back in 1982, you’ll see him at the end of the video with Dick Ford, Karen Foss, and Jay Randolph. Two things. First, why would anyone keep this video and put it on youtube? Second, I wonder if they had any Anchorman moments back then. Dick Ford as Ron Burgandy, Jay Randolph as Champ Kind, Dave Murray as Brick Tamland, and Karen Foss as Veronica Corningstone. I do believe I’ll be watching that later today.
In conclusion, Dave Murray has been around forever, and I still totally want his job.
Anyway, here we are with copious amounts of snow, more than what was predicted. I can’t see my school, which is just .4 miles away, and I’ve been enjoying the snow day so far. Therefore, I declare this a LEGITIMATE SNOW DAY! So, here’s the food plan for the rest of the day:
Have another one of these:
Make snow ice cream. In case you’ve never had it, snow ice cream is a rare treat that you can make with freshly fallen snow. I get it from large snowbanks free from grass etc. Also, there are no dogs in my area. I’ll post about this later.
Eat a delicious dinner of grilled flank steak with chimichurri sauce.
All in all, I hope you all have a safe and fun day wherever you are.