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A Snowy Day in Georgia

Georgia has officially been declared as a state of emergency. My family and I have lived in the south for well over 20 years now and even though we’ve had snow here before, I can honestly say I’ve NEVER seen conditions get this bad.

I knew it wasn’t a good sign as I was driving into work this a.m. and the rain was freezing as it hit my windshield.

Stupid schools and businesses who didn’t take the weather warnings seriously! The problem started when everyone was sent home around the same time today, which was approximately 12 noon.

Sure, snow is pretty to look at but not to drive in! I’m just glad I listened to my instincts and sent my students home 2 hours earlier than everyone else. Come hell or high-water I wasn’t about to fall victim to black ice. Been there, done that…but that’s another story.

It’s after midnight now and there is still gridlock traffic on the interstate. Unfortunately kids have been stuck inside their school bus in this traffic for hours upon hours. No food, no bathroom breaks. What a nightmare it must be for them. Other kids are having to stay the night inside their schools.

I’m sure they’ll be a made for T.V. movie about this in the future.

The news has been reporting that people have abandoned their cars in order to seek shelter, that or they’ve run out of gas.  Most people they’ve seen walking are ‘not’ even dressed for this kind of weather.

As for me, once I arrived home safe and sound I grabbed my phone and shot this video just as the snow was starting to fall. Mind you, this isn’t something I would normally think to do. Yeah, I’ve posted a few videos in the past but it’s really not my thing. But I’m open to change. <big grin>

Luckily I was home way before the traffic gridlock that locked down the city started to happen. I’m so glad I listened to my gut and headed home hours before the college finally decided to close.  Then again…snow in Georgia is anything but normal.

I will never know what possessed me to take this video and then to post it on YouTube. Guess I was just in an exceptionally silly mood ~or~ maybe I was just giddy that I was home safe on this crazy snowy day in Georgia!

I have to end by sharing the running joke here in the south. It happens every time there is even the slightest hint we might get snow.  The joke is…”you better get to the store fast and stock up on bread, milk, and eggs or you’ll be S.O.L.” but in truth it’s really not a joke…I’ve lived to witness seeing shelves completely out of these items.

Here Comes That Rainy Day Feel’n

It’s been an extremely wet week here in Georgia, which promises to also be a wet 4th of July. I found some of these pix on pinterest and others from around the net. They are all here to express the joy of a summer rain fall and to serve as a reminder of how good it feels to play in the rain. There is joy, laughter, dance, and romance…everything to make you feel bubbly or butterflies…take your pick.

Disclaimer: Nothing here is intended to infringe on anyone’s copyright. Some pix contain a link-back to its original website. However I couldn’t always find the original sours. If you are the original owner and would like your photo removed, please send me a gentle email and it will be removed no questions asked.

Walking in the rainCopenhagen rain (by Frans Peter Verheyen)Dancing in the rainMagicA sad goodbye!Kiss me in the pouring rain♥Big StrideRainCute Rainy Day WeddingLong walks in the rain... ♥Don't rain on my paradeGreat picture!Glee

This is From A Flight Attendant Regarding A Passenger Using An IPhone After the Aircraft Door Shut…

MY CUPPA Jo – Received this from a friend of mine today… I can so relate to this story!  As a retired airline employee, one of the many hats I wore during my career was that of a Flight Attendant. This is hilarious to say the least.

“Oh joy! I can’t wait for the next ground delay or long taxi due to weather somewhere to get a smart ass with a freakin I-phone shoving it in my face saying ‘It’s NOT raining there… SEE !’ Too late…already happened to me. We push back, get advised of a ground stop in MEM due to storms in the area. Go to the penalty box and wait. My Captain does the lecture over the PA… not one minute later, we get dinged from the Flight Attendant (F/A) ‘Some guy with an IPhone says the weather is good, and wants to know what the real reason is for the delay.
Is something wrong with the plane?’
I want to tell this clown what he can do with his IdiotPhone – but the Captain does it even better. He gets on the PA and makes the following announcement :
‘If the passenger with the IPhone would be kind enough to use it to check the weather at our alternate, calculate our fuel burn due to being rerouted around the storms, call the dispatcher to arrange our release, and then make a phone call to the nearest Air Traffic Control center to arrange our timely departure amongst the other aircraft carrying passengers with IPhones, then we will be more than happy to depart. Please ring your call button to advise the Flight Attendant and your fellow passengers when you deem it ready and responsible for this multi-million dollar aircraft and its 84 passengers to safely leave.’
Needless to say, the pax was pretty embarrassed. The F/A later told us the rest of the plane was outright laughing at this dude. What a clown ! “
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