Posted by Rystefn on December 11, 2008
It snowed tonight. Not the pretend snow we get around here once every four or five years, but real, honest snow, which has happened three times so far in my entire life: once about a quarter of a century ago, and twice in the last five years. Ever wonder why so many Texans deny global warming? That’s part of it. Our winters have been streadily colder here on the gulf coast, and the summers milder as well. Climate change is a better phrase for what’s happening, because while the mean temperature may be going up, weather patterns shift in ways that make local areas experience the opposite effect.
That said, I totally made a snowman and kissed a pretty girl in the snow for the first time since I came back to this continent. The last time it snowed, I just watched some kids make a snowman and then provided a pipe (establishing myself as a hero in their eyes), and the girl I was with at the time wasn’t so much for the cold, so kissing outdoors was right out. Now I’m off to crawl between the blankets with a beautiful woman, and I suggest you do the same.