We don't get a lot of snow in these parts.  Austin is fairly dry and Texas in general is pretty warm.  (Remember how I said it was 80F the other day?

If you're not from Austin, you wouldn't understand that our fair city (and frequently the entire state of Texas) is completely held hostage by snow.  We can't help ourselves.  We see snow about once a year (maybe), and so everything shuts down because we don't know what to do with it.  There's rarely enough to play in, so we can't make snowmen.  Schools and businesses are closed so kids/parents are home (and indoors mostly).  People try to drive...and fail.  Sand trucks come out but sprinkling a little sand on the problem doesn't cure decades of never having driven in snow...

So what's a girl and her Canadian to do on a snow day?  Well, we take out the Rotten One and see what she thinks about this thing called...snow!!!
P.S. The audio at the beginning was a little questionable so if you didn't understand the Canadian he was saying "Do you wanna go outside?  Outside?" 

P.P.S. The Canadian CAN drive in/on snow but he doesn't want to drive in a city full of people who can't/never have.

P.P.P.S. American Housewife in London sent this little gem over about how the city of Houston handles snow -- this can easily be extrapolated to Austin and the rest of Texas! (if you're not familiar with the geography of Texas, Houston is a 2.5 hour drive to the southeast of Austin near the Gulf coast.)
2/5/2011 06:46:18 pm

Hi, I found you by following a link that originated with The American Resident. I'm one of you, an expat from the US, Atlanta to be specific, now living in Cornwall, England. I moved here a few years ago after meeting a man online who would become my English husband. I have been blogging about the experience for the last two and half years which has eased the transition of leaving family and friends a good bit for me. I'm looking forward to following your ocean voyage in particular. Good luck with all the last minute details and if I can help in any way, just reach out.

2/6/2011 10:51:26 pm

Oh! Where in Cornwall do you live? I LOVE Cornwall and am planning on spending a week there (writing exams) in a few months. I can't wait to read your blog! Lovely to meet you and thanks for reaching out!


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