Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Bunch of wusses

Oh I'll admit it, Texas is a bunch of wusses when it comes to winter weather. It has begun to sleet a bit outside and we have parents coming in droves to take their kiddos home before the storm of the century hits (oh wait, it's only sleeting and the temp is hovering at 26 degrees with a wintery mix). So all my northern friends who have been digging themselves out of 6 inches of snow lately, who have had blizzards blow through, and who are dealing with temps in the teens and single digits, please know that I realize that we Texans are a bunch of wusses.

UPDATE: We are now sending kids home and cancelling classes.

As always, this is probably not my "real" post for the day, but feel free to comment with wild abandonment (what would commenting with wild abandonment look like anyways?).


Blogger bigwhitehat said...

It is not true. The cry babies on the news are from other places. I think all people who complain about having winter weather in December should have to relinquish all rights to Texanship.

It is winter for crying out loud! It is gonna get cold.

12/07/2005 9:31 AM  
Blogger Ben said...


With a CAPITAL "W".

12/07/2005 9:45 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...




It's so sad. Very very sad. Yeah... my eyeballs almost froze open on the way to my car from the front door. I SO don't feel sorry for any of you. At least you, Katie, RECOGNIZE your woosiness. lol

12/07/2005 9:55 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Woosiness - Now stephanie we aren't drunk cold people, just scared of a little snow/sleet and such.

Hello it was 85 degrees on Saturday and noone will listen to me when I tell them the ice and snow will not stick to make a difference because the ground is still pretty warm. Gosh, well I get a free day out of it so I guess I shouldn't be complaining.

12/07/2005 9:57 AM  
Blogger Aim Claim said...

Don't you know Texans can't drive when it's cold out.

12/07/2005 10:18 AM  
Blogger Amstaff Mom said...

you heading home, K-T? You can come over another night this week if that's better for you. Be safe! Just let me know.

12/07/2005 10:32 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Woosiness = woozyness?



Just call me George.

12/07/2005 10:33 AM  
Blogger steve said...

BE safe? Amstaff?? Be safe?? You pansies. My sister just informed me yesterday that they cancelled school for the first time in forever because it snowed 12 inches. TWELVE. IT TOOK TWELVE.

So when it rains there do you guys have an evacuation system? Alarms?

12/07/2005 12:01 PM  
Blogger Katie said...


Thanks for the wishes of safety JCol you are sweet but I think I can manuever the "normal and non-icy" roads on my trek home.

Steve - 12 inches, that's all you got. Sounds pretty pansie-ish to me for a northern state.

And yes, when it rains, we have an evacuation plan called the "Texas Ark" and hold up with animals in sets of two, us Texans are prepared for everything (except a few ice cubes falling from the sky obviously)

12/07/2005 12:08 PM  
Blogger jes said...

wild abandonment? is that, like, abandoning the wildness of the comment? so really, you're telling us to give you very mundane comments.

12/07/2005 12:18 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

no jessica with wild abandonment means wildly abandoning all things, so comment wildly in style and wildly in scope and wildly in numbers

ahahahaha my word verification is:
thonnghs - hmmm think that Vicky Secrets is doing some kind of marketing bit here on blogger for the holidays?

12/07/2005 12:24 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

ok my principal just came in and told me I had to go home because it is now snowing . . . . . gosh we are the biggest wusses here

so comment away people in my absence

and now they're saying that we might not have school tomorrow - wusses.

12/07/2005 12:32 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Don't hurt your "bruised wussie" as you head out the door.


12/07/2005 1:34 PM  
Blogger Eddo said...

Call us wussies all you want, but please come and visit us in August and then we will see who the wussies are. I'll stock up on paper towels cause I know you northern popsicles will melt.

12/07/2005 1:55 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Look at "Big Talkin' Eddie"!

I'll have you know I am NOT a popsicle! I've been in AZ in the dead of summer: 115 degree days, Mister, and I was STILL chillin' poolside!

I am as "climate friendly" as they come, brother! (But still hate driving in the snow...)

12/07/2005 3:21 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

But Stephanie "dry" heat of Arizonia and "wet" heat of Texas are two different worlds separated by 500 rolls of sweaty paper towels

12/07/2005 5:25 PM  
Blogger Jayleigh said...

*kicking up my heels and commenting with wild abandonment*

Now I have to end this comment and start another, out of wild abandonment!

12/07/2005 5:41 PM  
Blogger Jayleigh said...

OK yeah all of y'all are a bunch of wusses. It was about 9 degrees here today for the high. My doggies, my poor poor doggies do not look forward to going outdoors to do their duty, because their tooties freeze.

Hehe. What I wouldn't give for 26 degrees right now.

12/07/2005 5:43 PM  
Blogger Freakin' Hot said...

In my country we get 12 feet of snow. You Americans are all a bunch of wusses.

And what is with those humongous hats - those are just plain silly.

12/07/2005 8:33 PM  
Blogger bigwhitehat said...

Strange. I saw four wrecks on the way to work. Two of the cars in two seperate wrecks had licence plates from the upper midwest!

Slick roads are slick. I don't care where you live.

As for the shirtless fella from some third world hole, shut up. If I were a shaved body fancy ladd like you, I wouldn't talk about sombody else's hat.

Sorry Katie, I'll go away and behave now.

12/07/2005 8:52 PM  
Blogger echotig said...

They cancel school so they don't have to listen to teachers whine and moan about driving to school when there is ice on the road.

And you can call Texans Wusses if you like, but anybody that willingly chooses to live in a place where this type of weather is a regular, common occurrence? Thats just crazy.

12/07/2005 9:06 PM  
Blogger green said...

If I ever move to Texas and have to deal with weather like that - look out!! I'll be zipping on by, cuz I know how to drive in snow! Much more than southerners in general do, not just y'all from Texas.

I got a good chuckle when I read that schools were closing because of a dusting! If only we in the northeast were so lucky.

Anyway hope you enjoyed your day off & know that I'm envying your 85 degrees...
while scraping snow off of my van & sliding to work. woo-hoo, y'all!

12/07/2005 11:00 PM  
Blogger bigwhitehat said...

Green, it is not snow. It is slick pockets of ice on concrete roads. You would be standing outside your wrecked vehicle with the rest of the folks who know how to drive in the snow.

12/07/2005 11:19 PM  
Blogger Shenna said...

I can't believe they cancelled school! You should hear the kids complain here when we can't get out the door because it's blocked by snow, and they still have to go to school. Or when we wake up to let the dog out and our patio door is frozen shut. Car doors too.

B.W.H. We get ice too, so we're familiar with driving in that, although, I don't know how anyone gets used to driving in ice. Just drive really slow and brake way ahead of time!

K.T. Do you believe we do break 100 degrees in the summer occasionally? And humidity?? We have humidity. We run our air conditioners all summer long!

What is the fascination with weather? In our "neck of the woods" customers come in every day talking about the weather. I've noticed it is the topic of conversations on blogs too. I wonder what's so special about the weather??

12/08/2005 7:56 AM  
Blogger Shenna said...

Hilarious, Texas just made the news for record breaking lows, and ice!! Welcome to our world!

I wonder if it will be 80 here today??

Drive safe guys! And bundle up!

12/08/2005 8:05 AM  
Blogger Jayleigh said...

Did everyone stay home today also? hehe it was barely in double digits with snow falling as I made one last trek to Town (20 miles) before the weekend's parties.

Hope all is well, dear lady!

word ver: yencaksu (is that an asian variety of cake?)

12/08/2005 10:06 AM  
Blogger Lia said...

pretty wild abandonment - i'm only 27th! okay, i'm a day late, but whatever.
i remember hoping for snow days - looking for even a single snowflake to justify calling school to ask if class was cancelled.
here, my office sent an email last week with the emergency number to call in case there is so much snow that they close the building. but i don't think that's ever happened.


12/08/2005 11:53 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

K-T I am going to wildly abandon commenting on this post. After I leave this 28th comment.

Complaining about Texas weather is like complaining about the best weather on earth. With the exception of our sweaty armpit - Houston. And the hurricanes that hit us every so often.

I love dallas weather, except in the winter, which lasts for, like, two minutes or so! God Bless Texas.

12/08/2005 12:17 PM  
Blogger Luke said...

Yeah, daddy could beat up your daddy...while driving on the icey snowy rainy sleety roads...and eating a hurricane...with sweaty armpits...AND his eyeballs frozen open...while taking me to SCHOOL!

How's that for wild abandonment? :)

12/08/2005 1:07 PM  
Blogger Luke said...

heck yes he could

12/08/2005 1:08 PM  
Blogger Luke said...

And he lives in IL.

12/08/2005 1:08 PM  
Blogger Luke said...

This is the most wildly abandoned I've been in a long time.

12/08/2005 1:09 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Excuse me.

Excuse me!

You guys?

Um... Luke lost some marbles...

Have you seen any rolling around anywhere?

12/08/2005 2:32 PM  
Blogger Nate said...

Actually it is understandable that they cancelled school because unlike our friends to the north we get an inch of ice, not snow. School would not have been cancelled if it just snowed. We get more ice here because of the humid upper-level air from the gulf that melts the snow as hit falls and then it re-freezes and turns to ice as it hits. Its like driving on an ice rink. Also imagine the liability if you didn't cancel school and the parents sue the district because of a preventable bus wreck.

12/09/2005 3:33 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

NATHAN - Oh my gosh, that was just so practical and stuff. No practical comments on sarcastic posts, has Eddie not taught you anything? Oh and thanks for coming by, I was getting a complex that you didn't want to visit the land of kpinion.

12/09/2005 3:38 PM  
Blogger Nate said...

I need to come to your site more often. I guess if I want comments on my site I need to go to others.

12/12/2005 10:55 AM  

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