Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Fun in the Snow: West Texas Style
The weather forecast is calling for snow here in West Texas this weekend. I love the snow. It snows here maybe once a year if we are lucky. I do not think that I would like it as a consistant weather phenomena but as long as it only snows once or twice a year and melts within a day or two, it can be a lot of fun. Here are my top five things to do when it snows in West Texas.
5) Write your name in the snow. That's a given isn't it. It gives a great visual to work on your penmanship.
4) Snowball fights. There is not too many things more enjoyable in life then pegging some neighborhood brat with a well packed snowball. To go along with this at work there is a storage area above the quality control lab. It is perfect for carrying a snow boulder to the top and wait for a q.c. tech to come out of the lab and then drop the snowboulder on his unsuspecting noggin.
3) Connect a car hood to the back of a 4x4 with a long chain. It turns any large parking lot into a redneck sledding adventure.
2) Small child bowl sledding. This was a snow event taught to Angry Joyce and myself by her friend Crazy Christine. You take a large metal bowl and spray the bottom of it in order to get it extra slickery. (yes that is a word, take my word for it.) Then carry the bowl to the top of a wheel chair ramp or any other incline that you can find. Put a small child into the bowl and give a slight nudge. According to the temperment of the child, this is good for hours of fun.
1) Snow Ice Cream. After you are through with the bowl used for small child bowl sledding, nothing beats whipping up a batch of good old-fashioned snow ice cream. Snow, sugar, milk, and vanilla whipped into sheer ambrosia. Just make sure that no one has written their name in the snow that you use for the ice cream.