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.

26 comments:

David Amulet said...

You forgot one--making snowmen doing dirty, dirty things, a la Calvin and Hobbes.

-- david

Big D said...

Yankees don't believe people make snow ice cream. They have an unlimited supply of greatness and don't use it. It's a tragedy, plus I get called a liar about it. Glad you posted about it.

ozymandiaz said...

Ah, my favorite thing to do when it snows, STAY THE FUCK INSIDE and look at it thru the window while staying nice and toasty by the fire. Is that yellow snow ice cream?

Sherri said...

I've never made snow icecream, but it does sound good! I'm going to have to try it.

Funny, it snows every year where I live and I've never even heard of snow icecream.

The Phoenix said...

#2 reminds me of Christmas vacation.

We used to build snow forts, complete with tunnels. It hasn't snowed enough in over 10 years here to do anything like that.

:P fuzzbox said...

david: That was definantly a short coming on my list. Thanks for pointing it out. Nothing like nasty snow people.

big d: That is tragic. Snow ice cream is the shit.

ozy: Only virgin snow will work. Yellow snow would have to high a salt content. Staying warm next to a roaring fire is a delight unto itself.

sherri: You really need to try it. It is simple to make.

phoenix: It never snows enough here for snow forts. But I bet that it is a lot of fun.

angel, jr. said...

Snowmen!!!

Ann Alsex said...

Snow ice cream is the yummiest. When I was a little girl it turned the whole trailer park into our own little Baskin-Robbins :D

Ranea said...

Damn, ice cream sounds good. I haven't had of snow ice cream since I was a kid. Do you think it's just a Texas thing?

:P fuzzbox said...

angel jr: SNOWWOMEN!!! Or snow bunnies as the case may be.

ann: I bet yours was the most flavorful!

ranea: I didn't realize that it was only a geographical thing. Something that good should be shared with the whole world.

Bruce said...

What's the difference between snowmen and snow women?

Snow balls...

phred said...

Thanks for the heads-up on # 4.

# 5 - I use ''yellow'' ink.

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cleveland said...

ah yess the hood sledding fond memories (the chunks of black snow hitting you in the face) and the sleding here where i live is a park hill with a big dip at the bottom if its extra slickery you can get some major air at the bottom bring on the snow

:P fuzzbox said...

bruce: Phunny.

phred: Keep that hard hat on.

cleveland: It should be an Olympic Event. And thanks for the use of slickery, nice to get a little validation.

Anelize said...

After living in Alaska for 3 years, I've learned a thing or two about fun things to do with snow and ice:

for the kids--

Get some food coloring, and fill squirt bottles and/or spray bottles with water mixed with the various colors. The kids can take 'em outside and make paintings in the snow in color.

ice candles--

Fill a balloon with water (the round kind). Let them freeze overnight. Cut the balloon with the tip of a knife and peel the latex off. Take a tea kettle filled with boiling water and carefully pour a stream of water on the center of each globe until you have a little well. Place one of those tealights in each well. The globes should light up nicely. They are pretty spaced along a deck railing for parties and the like.

T said...

And you wonder why people think you are a redneck?!?! Just so you know yankees have heard of "snow ice cream", we just prefer to buy the real thing at the store! Oh and one more thing, I would have been all over #4 if I was still there. Dropping a big phucking snow ball on that old phucker in the QC lab would have been phunny as hell!!

:P fuzzbox said...

anelize: Those sound like really cool ideas. Especcially the spray bottles with colored water.

t: You yankee phuck. I figured raven had buried your ass in the backyard. Better watch your ass if she sees this and gets the idea.

April said...

mmmm...snow ice cream. Such wonderful memories that brings back...seems it doesn't snow here as much as when I was a child.

Ben Heller said...

For reminiscing happy times in the snow, I always think of teenage years and "snow down the front of girls sweaters" exploits.

:P fuzzbox said...

april: I am glad it made you think of those times.

ben: Helping them with the nipply look, huh.

Pixie said...

Snow ice cream ? I am not sure I like the sound of that, make sure never to use yellow snow wont you Fuzz.
I dont think I would be equipped to do number 5 either ( unless I could borrow on to write with )

Shay said...

Snow Icecream?
lol
My mom would not approve - did you know that every snowflake forms around a speck fo dust (or a speck of pollution?)
my mom never let me eat snow - I'm deprived. lol
or depraved..

the weirdgirl said...

I can't even think about snow ice cream without remembering that scene in the movie Jackass. *shudder* I'll give you a little hint... it was a yellow snowcone.

:P fuzzbox said...

shay: If I was worried about dust, I wouldn't be living in West Texas. The air here is a lovely shade of brown today. But the sun glinting off the dust in the air makes for very beautiful sunsets.

weirdgirl: You have to be careful. Especcially when hanging around those jackasses.

:P fuzzbox said...

pixie: Congrats on your news again. Though you were sure subtle about it. And I will be careful to only use virgin snow.