Friday, December 19, 2008
It's Official... Hell Froze Over
Las Vegas gets its occasional snow flurries during this time of year but for the first time in 30 years, we got DUMPED on. The snow started falling early in the morning and was still coming down hard late that evening. It was insane.
I was so glad that I had nowhere to be but warm and cozy in my house. Las Vegas doesn't react too well to precipitation. Whenever it rains, cars just start hitting each other and streets immediately become rivers. Snow? Yeah, the city went into widespread panic. The freeway was shut down, almost all flights were cancelled, and I could hear sirens speeding by every few minutes. It was crazy.
So anyone remember the scene from The Office when Michael comes in screaming for ideas because there is wet concrete outside and he has to put some kind of mark in it? Well, imagine that scene but instead of Michael, picture Jon. And instead of concrete, freshly fallen, sticky snow.
And oddly enough, both of their solutions involved faces...
The head was about eight feet tall when he finally finished.
Cars kept slowing down as they drove by and I'm pretty sure every one of our neighbors stopped by to take a picture. Sadly some teenagers decided to knock it down on their way home from school the next day.
Jon got it right though when he came in and said, 'It really does actually feel like Christmas.'