Sunday, January 18, 2009

Remember Those Good Old Days?

Remember those good old days when a snow flurry sent you into a state of excitement that lasted for a week?
Remember those good old days when you'd wake up to see snow on the ground and bound out of bed, running to your mother and squealing "is school canceled??"
Remember the good old days when snow on the ground meant building a snowman with the neighbors?
Remember the good old days when a snowstorm meant pulling out your hat, scarf, gloves and boots and running out for a snowball fight?
Remember the good old days when snow was something to look forward to?

I do.
And I feeling very nostalgic.

Now, a forecast of snow means a pit in your stomach that won't go away for a week.
Now, snow on the ground makes you roll over in bed, press snooze another time, and make you wish you would have work cancelled.
Now, a snow storm means digging the car out before you can drive anywhere.
Now, snow on the ground means skidding, slipping and loosing control of your car.
Now, a blanket of snow on the ground leaves you pulling out your boots, and looking for your short skirt, so you can walk without getting hypothermia.

I'm feeling nostalgic. I'm feeling old. I'm feeling jealous. Age and maturity have taken the fun out of something as fun as snow. How is that fair?

13 comments:

EsPes said...

ahhh i know exactly what u mean!!!!

Mikeinmidwood said...

This years snow has only produced skidding, not digging out the car. I still like to see it fall, and at the same time dreading in my mind what will be..

Something Different said...

EP- :(

MIM- you haven't been out of brooklyn on a snowday apparently.

Child Ish Behavior said...

I too know exactly what you mean, I keep thinking, that If only God would get some head and shoulders shampoo, the world would be free of the godly dandruff. Global warming can't come soon enough.

Something Different said...

CIB-Yeah, the liberals blamed global warming on the republican pesident. Now GW took one look at obama and ran the other way. I seriously hope that it doesn't wait 4 or 8 (o longe-till the next republican pesident) to come back.

I am the biggest fan of global warming. :-p

halfshared said...

And this year, it's not only the cars that are slipping and sliding. It's also the people (at least where I live). You better believe I miss those good, old days. Thanks for reminding me :-P

Something Different said...

HS- :( Did you fall in the ice? I only ruined a pair of good shoes from the snow, but that was bad enough.... :-p

halfshared said...

Thank Goodness I did not fall on the ice. I do the pigeon-toed tip to walk the rink. But I did watch people fall...

Mikeinmidwood said...

Walking on ice is easy, you just glide on it. I dont know how it works for heels.

Something Different said...

Rofl MIM- are you making assumptions? I am way to practical to wear heels in the snow.
Number one rule of SD- don't mix her up with MP. Ever.

Lvnsm27 said...

I know how you feel

In the late 90's I was thinking about the 80's and early 90's. And now it is 2009. I tell myself now to enjoy the moment while it lasts

Mikeinmidwood said...

Something Different

Sorry about that.

Something Different said...

MIM-I accept your apology.