Monday, March 10, 2008

The snow is as high as an elephant’s eye.

Hooooo-eeeeey did we ever get a lot of snow on Saturday! It was blowing and drifting like you wouldn’t believe. We didn’t even venture out to play in it for fear that one of the children would go missing under a massive snow pile.

The most exciting part of the snowstorm happened on Friday. I’ve mentioned before how much I love snowstorms, mostly because I love snow days. I love watching the morning news, with the little ticker at the bottom telling you what is closed and what is not. SOMEONE at the university where I work is responsible for making that call. SOMEONE gets up early, presumably consults with other SOMEONE’s and says “the university is closed due to dangerous weather conditions”. There are cheers heard across the city, as students and staff alike rejoice in NOT having to go to school/work.

Well, on Friday, I was a SOMEONE. It being the Friday before March Break, many of the real bigwigs that would normally be consulted on such a matter had already taken off for (presumably) their respective, awesome family vacations, befitting of bigwigs. I was called in as an honourary bigwig to decide whether the university should be closed, thereby cancelling midterms, tests, continuing education classes and scheduled events. Of course, I voted in favour of cancelling (as did the others), and so, we closed.

Okay, so not such a big deal. It was, after all, a Saturday. But, I was ON THE WEATHER COMMITTEE. I am moving up, my friends, moving up. Indeed.

11 comments:

Jess said...

I would be bursting with pride to be on the weather committee. Seriously. Go you. Students everywhere love you now.

We did not get snow but we had crazy wind. We were driving on Saturday when a HUGE tree branch blew off a tree and landed on the road only a few feet in front of us. It was scary.

Chantal said...

Good call on closing. The weather was nuts. I just can't get over all this snow. My mom often talked about the big winter of 71. And I would roll my eyes. Now I know what she was talking about.

JMC said...

I keep hearing about all this snow, and this is the first year since I've lived in PA that we had practically no snow AT ALL. We had one school closing because the small amount of snow we did get once was falling heaviest during the times when the buses would be running, and the roads were very icy. Never having a chance to watch the news means I have NO IDEA what the weather is doing - I wonder if any of these snowstorms is coming my way?

LD said...

Don't you feel important making those calls?
Once I was responsible here for alerting the "big wigs" to a potential strike. Man, did I ever feel important. I even got my own red emergency preparedness binder.
Wow. I'm a big dork!

Welcome to our World said...

Ohh I want to be a weather committee to call off school/work!!!

Saly said...

I feel like we must be very close to each other based on the timing of snow storms.

Congrats on being "a somebody" even if it was only for one day!

Artemisia said...

Ms. Fancy Pants! Go you!

SLynnRo said...

Is it sad that I would probably consider being on a weather committee too stressful?

Misty said...

Hoo-ey! That is exciting. Look at you, all important and stuff :)

But I don't begrudge you the snow. The sun is shining and the grass is green here. Just the way I like it.

shay said...

wow! That's awesome. A weather committee you say?! I'm impressed!

And so much snow you had to close? In March?! Whew!

Tessie said...

The WEATHER COMMITTEE! I always WONDERED how that worked. You are a total VIP.