Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Winter Wonderland

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We don't see snow in the San Francisco Bay Area. If we want this kind of weather, we have to drive to the Mountains. Truthfully, I don't miss ice and snow, and I'm thankful that Robb didn't have to learn to walk on icy sidewalks, after his spinal cord injury. Walking zero-miles-an-hour in the rain was miserable enough. At least he didn't risk slipping and falling when his body was knitting itself back together.




I think it is really funny how the "traditional" images of Christmas have more to do with the climate of Northern Europe than the climate of the actual birthplace of Jesus. Snowflakes and holly in the Holy Land, anyone? People I've talked to who have lived in the Southern Hemisphere have told me about hanging up the reindeer-and-snowmen decorations in the middle of their summer, and celebrating Christmas with a barbeque.




But what I really want to know is this.




If the President (or President-Elect) of the United States gets in a brutal snowball fight, are the members of his Secret Service entourage trained to dive in the path of oncoming snowy projectiles, and "take a snowball" for him?

6 comments:

Contessa Ennui said...

That is fabUlous! On both points.

I miss you so much. Always fun to hang out with - next time I'm down there we better connect (you could leave your germs at home though! LOL).

Hugs to you both

Contessa

Anonymous said...

My best friend's son is a secret service agent. I'll see if she can find out the answer about the snowballs. -Rose

Anonymous said...

I'd love to know who he was aiming at...
-Mama Bear

Anonymous said...

I want to know, if we throw a snowball at the president, does that get us locked up?

I would personally throw one of those "Dont you eat that yellow snow" balls at Bush if there is snow in Dc on Inaugaration day!

Annalisa

Anonymous said...

I was thinking this just this morning. There was a Christmas song on the radio talking about how it was so cold when Jesus was born. My thought was, "In the Middle East? It's ususally blazing hot there!"

Anonymous said...

Not at night in the winter. It gets brutally cold then.

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