Friday, January 29, 2010

Winter Apocalypse 2010 Update

Sooo....this picture shows what my front yard looks like. It iced overnight, about  half an inch.
Wait, I have to interrupt myself here to share something that I heard the weatherman say earlier. You know how they always talk in that very serious tone of voice, regardless of what they are talking about? Well, I was watching earlier today, trying to see when the snow was going to actually hit, and he said, "SOME  places in town have reported up to SIX TENTHS  of an inch of ice."
 Now, Reilly has just started doing equivalent fractions, something which I had never heard of before...OK, well, maybe I heard it waaay back when I was in school, but when it comes to math, the teacher often sounded a lot like Charlie Brown's teacher....ANYWAY. (Don't you love how I even interrupt my interruptions? I do that in real life, too. I'm sure it's not annoying or anything.) It makes me wonder if the weather men have mathematicians sitting around coming up with ways to make really little numbers sound like really BIG numbers.
Weatherman: "Oh, no, Ernie. We didn't even get an inch of ice. After all the hype and after causing the stores to completely run out of toilet paper, we didn't even get an INCH. In fact, we barely got over HALF an inch! We've got to do something, otherwise some random housewife is going to come in here and strangle us!"



Ernie the Mathematician: "Well, you know there are ways to make that sound better. The bigger the number sounds, the more justified people feel in their TP purchases. So, we'll say SIX TENTHS OF AN INCH  and that will sound huge! And if that doesn't work, we'll bump it up to twenty-four fortieths. Easy peasy, rice and cheezy!"


Wait. I lost my train of thought.
Anyway, I guess this whole post is to say that it did indeed snow, probably at least six inches, so I no longer feel like I need to strangle a weatherman



10 comments:

Jill said...

Are you guys enjoying it?!?

Mama Teaching 2 said...

Ha ha ha! Those darn equivalent fractions seem to pop up everywhere this week. :)

Stay warm!

Michelle said...

hahahaha, thanks for the laugh. :)

Heather the Mama Duk said...

You crack me up every time. Weather people are funny. It's like in the winter they are so dismal saying it's partly cloudy. But in the summer things are looking up because it's partly sunny. Now, really. What is the difference? Nothing but time of the year. Six-tenths. Ooh. So much more than 1/2!

Jenn said...

Brrr! That looks COLD!! Enjoy it before it's gone. :)

Julia said...

LMAO Lisa, you crack me up... Enjoy your snow!

Rhonda said...

LOL! Your blogs are such a delight to read. Stay warm, hon.

Flea said...

It's been very pretty, at any rate.

Jolene (South Africa) said...

Oh wow, thats allot of snow!!!

Sherri said...

Looks like you got more snow than that!!!