Wednesday, December 20, 2006

blame it on bing

colorado will be having a white christmas.

probably a white new year, too. meanwhile, our seattle christmas just went south.

it was all gonna be so perfect.

my parents were flying in from denver for the holidays. the children were going to be doted on and spoiled with grandparent presents. my wife and i were taking time off from work, and we had sly plans to take advantage of some free babysitting.

win. win.

notice: perfect plan cancelled on account of blizzard.

as of today, colorado is closed. no driving to the airport, no holiday flights, no more fun of any kind. and the forecast for tomorrow doesn't look much better. so flights are stacking up, everything is booked for days, and no one's going anywhere any time soon.

my mom is beside herself. my dad is beside my mom. my family is beside our new gas fireplace, upon which stockings are hung with care.

the weather channel just filled those stockings with coal.


could be worse. could be raining. is raining. and thousands in the puget sound region are still without power after our 10-year storm of 6 days ago. this on the heels of a major snow event in november.

thank god global warming is just a hoax. no telling how crazy things might be if it were real.

so, here we are. the guest room is set up, the fridge is stocked, and we have several bottles of cloyingly sweet white wine for my mom. who's gonna drink this stuff now?

we're dreaming of a dry christmas.

bugger off, bing.


Bon said...

Oh, BING; I thought you said BLING!

That would of been a different kind of story.

BTW,I hear the sweet stuff goes well with asian food.

spaceneedl said...

we like thai...i can't imagine, say, red curry shrimp with riesling. seems like the curry would absolutely overpower the wine.

then again, there's no reason to drink it just to drink it. it'll keep awhile a year, maybe. shirley the snow will retreat by then.

Bon said...

Oh Reisling. Well that's a problem then. I was thinking of Grigio.

Maybe you could cook with it?

PS: You name your snow?

spaceneedl said...

shirley you can't be serious...

Bon said...

my name is bon! i don't know who this shirley person is but i'm beginning to take offense...

spaceneedl said...

bon jour, bon bon. i'm eating up your repartee...if you'll pardon my french.