Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Great Kansas Blizzard of 2011

So I enjoy mocking my Kansas friends regarding snow fall here.

I doubt Kansas City gets much more than a foot of snow total each winter. We could get that much in a couple hours in Buffalo. Now that Facebook is all the rage and most of my Kansas/Redeemer friends use it, I try to ratchet up the mockery even more. Just before this latest 5-7 inches of snow fell (starting yesterday afternoon), I started updating my Facebook status as follows:

Wednesday at 10:17 AM/ Tony Felich is bearing down to endure the GREAT KANSAS BLIZZARD OF 2011 (part 2)...I'm so scared

Wednesday at 12:05 PM/‎...5-7 inches of snow have begun to fall in KC...our time is's been good...tell the world our story.

Wednesday at 6:00 PM/ Tony Felich is building a snow cave...toes already lost to rations. Dire outlook.

Wednesday at 11:45 PM‎/ ...snow cave failing now...internal mechanisms unable to replenish the heat that is being lost, a drop in core temperature occurring rapidly now...the characteristic symptoms of hypothermia-shivering and mental confusion-are advanced. I fought hard...

I topped off my mockery with the picture above showing me in the advance stages of hypothermia in front of my house, out of my snow cave. Kansas folk are so fun!


Woody Woodward said...

And who said Christians don't ever have any fun! I bet you enjoy playing in the snow as much as the boys. After all, just like me, you are just a kid at heart. I don’t ever want to grow up, just ask Cheri.

Michael Lockridge said...

I guess I won't mention our 70 degree temperatures, sunshine, and walk by the beach here in California, then.

Oh. I did. My bad. Really.

Shawn said...

I grew up in Arizona, and am utterly flabbergasted by my fellow Kansas City residents. When so little snow falls and the world seems to come to an end.

The super markets fill with anxiety riddled people awaiting the end of the world. I hear people talk about how they worry about how they're going to get to work the next day.

Seven inches of snow and the local news cannot stop interrupting every few minutes to tell everyone the world is in utter chaos.

I have driven in every contiguous state of America.Sadly as soon as you get to anywhere that slight weather phenomenons happen, the citizens of that area go berserk.

I.E. rain in Phoenix; snow in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri; tornadoes in Florida; or temperatures above 100 in Minnesota.

Take it from me, I would rather drive anywhere else and watch anything else on TV than to be in those areas during any "freak" weather event.

BTW, I would rather have 60 inches of snow than to spend one day in California on any highway there.

Qayaq said...

I have noticed when watching Channel 9 that they cover any weather event like it is the end of the world.

When I was a kid growing up here in Kansas it was nothing to get several feet of snow each winter but lately, the weather has been fairly mild in both winter and summer.

Barnezy said...

I laughed so hard that I spit up my beverage on multiple occasions reading these status updates during the "blizzard"