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Friday
Mar162007

What? No. NO.

Two days ago it was eighty degrees out. EIGHTY. My son sat on our front steps with his shirt off, eating an ice-cream sandwich.

Now it's snowing. Henry's school is canceled. No. This is ridiculous. Cut it out, weather.

All I can say now is, there's a new post over at AlphaMom today. I've got some things to say to Garrison Keillor, over there. If it turns out he's responsible for this weather, he's in big trouble.

Tell me what you're doing this weekend. It better be good, or I can't say what I'll do.

Reader Comments (62)

I'll be celebrating my birthday!

With wine and ice cream cake! Sorry, that's all I can offer.
March 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany
I live in Minnesota, so, I'll spend the weekend in my igloo praying for summer.
March 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterVikki
happy birthday Tiffany!!

I love Garrison Keillor. I loved him more before I found out what he looks like... Egads! But Ive loved him, and NPR, for so long, looks dont even matter anymore.So, Im just going to leave him alone. Im letting him be. Im letting everyone Be.Going to a concert on Sunday and I have Monday off work! Yay me.
March 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJen
We're supposed to be traveling a couple hundred miles to celebrate my mom's birthday, complete with toddler-baked cake. (And I helped!) Instead, I'm waiting anxiously to see if said toddler is over the cold that developed into croup on Wednesday. I know how you feel about croup, so I believe you might understand my frustration. I wanna go see my mommy, dammit!
March 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterNicole
I'm going on a 20-mile bike ride tomorrow. I love Georgia!
March 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth
I'll be flying to Ohio to watch non-stop college basketball, get drunk and eat brats with my husband's fraternity brothers, their awesome wives, and incredibly cute babies!
March 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
I'm going to be frantically cleaning my apartment so that when my boyfriend comes to visit me from Massachusetts on Monday, he won't find out what a slob I am! Hooray!
March 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor
The weather is the same here in NE Missouri, if that is any consolation. It was warm the first of the week, we even grilled out! Now its freezing and I'm not going outside until I have to. Have to being this saturday when I will drink lots of green beer and watch a friend's band play an inpromptu show in their house (dubbed 'the ship' because they are 'pirates,' even though Missouri is landlocked). Green beer makes everything the funnest.Other than the beer I got nothing.
March 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie Ann
Leave all your cares behind. The pillow menu is calling to you through the sleet. Aaaaaaliiiiiiiiiiice.
March 16, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterthe pillow menu
I'm going to start some seeds in pots indoors so they'll be little baby plants ready to plant outdoors in may.

unless i kill them between now and then. which *ahem* HAS happened before.



March 16, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterraine
Same scenario, minus snow. My kids put on their swimsuits and threw water ballons at each other, for the love of cheese! They were convinced we should put up our pool! They lauged in my face when I told them they would be wearing their winter coats again today! Poor wee fools...

This weekend, as every other weekend, we'll be trying to rescue the house from condemnation by the city and stave of SRS. But this weekend we'll be doing it drunk! Oh, my eldest is having a b-day sleepover with a buddy. We'll try not to be drunk then. No promises, though - we're Irish!
March 16, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjavamama
Walking to the beach! In shorts! Well, Bermuda shorts...no one will be seeing these thighs EVER. But yes, going to the beach and rubbing it in.



March 16, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterwhoorl
The Crazy People have asked me to run nine miles to a bar tomorrow morning, but I think I'll be staying home and shoveling snow. And apologizing to winter.
March 16, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbraine
Driving to Houston, to celebrate my daughter's birthday with family and friends. I'm getting much closer to the magical 4.5!
March 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBecky
Yeah, my kid's daycare was closed, so I schlepped her into Manhattan so I could go to work. She is now watching Wallace & Gromit, and I am pretending to be working. As for the weekend? Who knows. Maybe we'll be able to play in the snow and drink hot chocolate and eat popcorn.
March 16, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermagpie
My boyfriend's going snow camping because he's crazy. So I plan to revel in both my relative sanity and full control of the remote. I may even invite the dog onto the couch. Good times.
March 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMoose
In no particular order: Drinks with friends. Laundry. Reading. Calling to postpone Jury Duty. Oh my goodness this list is boring. Making final adjustments to my time machine in my secret lair in the unused subway tunnels of New York City. Infiltrating a spy ring. Flying to Tokyo for Sunday brunch.
March 16, 2007 | Unregistered Commentera cup of tea
Eating corned beef and cabbage, going to a Major League Soccer game with the fam and then driving my son to grandma's house for spring break. Hopefully we won't have any tornadoes next week.
March 16, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterlorna
I'll be eating fried pickle chips and drinking beer at Hooters with my boyfriend. Yeah, we felt we needed a change of pace.
March 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDrew
Tomorrow is my birthday, and I was set to fly to NYC to march in the St. Patrick's Day parade with a family member, and ughsdlkfhask now I'm checking JetBlue's site obsessively and cursing. WHY DO YOU PLAY ME LIKE THIS, SNOW.
March 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMegan
We were SUPPOSE to go hear our fave Irish band (Paddy & the Pale Boys) play tonight at the Harp & Bard in Clifton, but now am not sure give the weather.

Am cooking corned beef & cabbage for 10 tomorrow (Hey Alice, we will be around the corner at Maui's if the finslippy clan wants to stop by for a pint!) complete with homemade irish soda bread and yummy irish coffee's for dessert.

Sunday I plan on going to the office to finish up some work with no ringing phones or people distractions.
March 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Prince
At 8 a.m. Saturday I will kiss my husband goodbye as he & 8 or 9 of his closest friends travel to NYC for the St. Patrick's Day Parade.I will be stuck in the house with a 3.5 y.o, and a 7 month old possibly sorting through clothing that are 0-3 months/3-6 months/6-9 months and getting out the 9-12 month sizes. Sounds like fun Huh?? Wanna come help?

Yeah, the weather sucks here in S.E. Pennsylvania too. 72 degrees on Wed, Snow tonight.
March 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCatizhere
I'll be travelling to a soccer tournament where my husband, 11 year old son, 1 year old daughter, and my '50 pounds over my ideal weight' self will all "sleep" together in a holiday inn bed. I can't adequately describe the 3 a.m. hallucinations this elicits.
March 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Bojangles
I'm mad at Garrison too! People I share his little essay with here confounded! I am confounded! He is confusing meeeee. I wanted your wonderland to help but instead you only share my sentiments. I just can't help but think that the message is over all "I'm an old man with old man ideas, sorry."
March 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterEmily
I feel your pain about the weather. I'm not that far away from you (Philadelphia) and just YESTERDAY MORNING, I sat outside in front of my house with my toddler and let her run around with a light jean jacket. After all, it was 70 DEGREES. Now we have freezing rain and ice accumulation on the sidewalks. All I have to say is that THE GROUNDHOG LIED AND HE SHOULD BE PUNISHED.
March 16, 2007 | Unregistered Commenteroz

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