We had the first snowfall of the season yesterday, enough to cancel after school activities and cause a two hour delay this morning.
Or I should say THEY did. I’m a couple hundred miles south at a conference reading about it in email and blog postings.
I have these feelings of missing out on something special.
This may sound strange for those of you who live in true snowy areas, but you need to understand the attitude towards snow in the Washington DC area.
Real snow falls are just rare enough to make them events. Any accumulation is enough to send the population into high panic and completely tie up transportation systems for days.
The weather people on local television boost their ratings by simply mentioning the white stuff in news report teasers.
And drive kids (not to mention their teachers!) to perform all kinds of rituals to encourage mother nature.
Winter is here. Bring on the snow!