This is unusual…

I’ve watched enough news lately to know that this winter could be described as “somewhat harsh”.  Snowstorms terrorizing the northeast and mid-west!  People getting trapped in their homes!  Car accidents!  Cities being shutdown because they don’t have enough snowplows, blah, blah, blah!  I feel for my fellow citizens going through all that.  But they live in places where the winters can be rough.  Being a tropical guy myself, I know I wouldn’t do well in that environment.  And that is one reason I call San Antonio home.  The climate is to my liking.  Not too hot, and not too… wait a minute…  What the hell??

My dog Murphy. Freezing his balls off.

Let me say it never snows in San Antonio.  Never!  And in the past when people would get all excited because the forecast called for a couple of snow flurries, nothing would happen.  Nada.  Zip. Zilch.  And I’m cool with that, because I don’t like to be cold!  Anyway, It’s gotten to the point whenever someone even hinted at snow in SA I would automatically tune them out.  I even told a few people this time around that there was no way it was going to snow this time around.  I was wrong.

Murphy in the snow from David Quesada on Vimeo.

I know it’s nothing compared to what, say, the New England area gets, but an inch of snow in San Antonio is a big deal.  It’s even a bigger deal because people here don’t know how to drive in the white stuff.  So tow-truck drivers had a field day today picking up cars and collision centers across the city are no doubt licking their chops with all the business about to head there way.  I think I heard something in the neighborhood of 200 car accidents?  Who knows what the final tally was.

So I guess Al Gore was right about Global Warming.  Or at least I heard that is what’s responsible for all this snow.  Makes sense, right?  NOT.  Go to hell, Al Gore.  It’s one of the coldest winters in recent history!  I’m definitely not a believer.  I wonder how much money this guy has reeled in from convincing people of this crap?

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some hot cocoa that needs heating.

-Dave Q.

5 Responses to “The Snowpocalypse!”

  • kara dean:

    you crack me up!!! Enjoy your cocoa!!!

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  • Jan:

    Murphy is adorable

  • Lexy:

    Please – that’s like dandruff. ;)

  • Norm:

    Ref:”Let me say it never snows in San Antonio. Never!”

    I’ve got a lot of years in San Antonio…kinda miss the ole place…but I do remember a few snow days. One memorable moment was when some folks called the police on their neighbors for stealing their snow. Apparently the caller was trying to make a snowman and with the very small yard in fronT of their house had limited resources. To make matters worst, the neighbor who also had a very small yard was trying to make a bigger snowman and thus needed more snow…the result…SNOW THEFT!
    Then there was that big snow storm back in the early eighties that lasted more than a day…I think we had about 6 inches of the white stuff in our back yard.
    Although most of it melted the following day we still had remanents a day or two later.
    And lets not forget Mayor Cisneros who wanted to buy that snow plow for the San Antonio airport…sure seemed like a lot of money to shell out for something they were going to use once every ten years.


    ps: Although it missed us this year, we had snow last year…I took pictures of the neighbor’s kids making a six-foot high snowman…but Frosty melted within two days as a result of an adverse weather phenomenon called an AlGore front.

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