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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

How to tell if there is a blizzard, by Issa and Logan:

There is snow.
It doesn't melt when it hits the ground.
Any snow accumulation over say three inches.
It looks all snowy and cold and icy from my window.
They spray the streets with some sort of no-stick stuff, but you still slide around.
It takes me an extra twenty minutes to get the girls to school to Starbucks in the morning.
I have to wear gloves and a hat.

Last night there was not a blizzard.
You can't see because the snow is blowing so hard.
More than a foot of snow.
If you leave your house you can die.
We haven't had a blizzard yet this year.
In a REAL blizzard, school will be closed.
8 inches of snow does not mean it is a blizzard.
A blizzard is where snow and wind and something about temps begin low and blah, blah, blah. I am wrong and my wife is right. (I might have paraphrased this last one.)

Here's the thing, I am from Los Angeles. I was raised in West LA. My dad started teaching me how to surf at 4 years old. The beach was my playground. I only owned flip-flops and dress up shoes until I went to school and then was occasionally forced to wear real shoes. Every time I talk to someone and I tell them there is a blizzard, Logan has a fit at me. It's not a blizzard, it's barely snowing, he says. To me, the chick who saw snow maybe three times before I was ten years old; any amount of snow, seems like a blizzard. So we go back and forth on it. In the end we decided that he's a loser we just have to disagree on this one. He ignores me telling people that it's a blizzard and I ignore him teaching our kids about snow. I guess now that we live here, they should know about snow. Love the snow even. Me, I'll stay all nice and toasty in my house and ignore the blizzard.

UPDATE: It's on now. Logan has issued a public plee (through me, since lame boy can't type) to win. If you all think he is right, I have to buy him some new snowboard he wants. If I win, I get to go too BlogHer09 without listening to him whine about how hard four days with the kids will be. (Either way, I think I'm going, I asked Santa for the ticket, it's just how annoying he's gonna be about it.)

What do you think?

ISSA: 5 points

LOGAN: 12 points (including Mr. Big Dubya who just told me something on Twitter about 10 feet of snow and walking both ways to school uphill with no shoes. Or he said that I'm a bit mistaken. Whichever.) Also including my freaking parents and his parents. My mom is so not getting a gift now. :)


Jaden Paige said...

hahahahaha!! Hon, I hate to say it, but I think he's got this one right. Come and visit NH, we'll show you a REAL blizzard!! AKA, ones like last year, where it took me 7 freaking hours to drive the one hour home from work... Where is he from?? Must not be L.A. ;)

Delusional Girl Ruby Soho said...

What is this snow you speak of?

Ok, I totally get where you're coming from. I actually had to ask my aunt in Rhode Island what that stuff was falling from the sky! Look, not my fault. The closest I get in Texas is sleet.

Becky said...

lol NOT a blizzard.

flybunny said...

As much as it pains me, Logan is correct. In my neck of the woods we get snow several times a year but no blizzards unless you count the ones @ Dairy Queen!

Maura said...

I am Switzerland. (Where it does snow.) But, because I came, read & commented, I claim one point for Issa.

Mrs. Really Long Last Name said...

It's a frickin blizzard.


Have fun at BlogHer.

debra said...

Sorry, sweetie, but I think he's right on this one. Perhaps you need to use the phrase 'winter storm'. That covers everything up to, and including, a blizzard. Which, if you ever really do have one?



Childsplayx2 said...

A fellow Californian chiming in to say... Total Blizzard! My wife, who is from Colorado who also now lives in warm climate and will never go back also says "oh yeah, Blizzard."

John Ross said...

Um, sorry Issa, He's right. I grew up in Kansas, where a blizzard means if you go out(at least more than, say a block or two) - you might die.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry I've missed the voting :-( I'd say technically he's probably correct, but really...people here clean out the grocery stores and hunker down for a blizzard with even the PREDICTION of snow. If we get an inch they go into full panic mode. So, you're sorta right!