Monday, January 31, 2011

Coming soon ... weird and crappy weather.

There’s always something to look forward to around here. I just peeked at and we’ve got a 100% chance of severe thunderstorms with hail starting around midnight tonight and continuing into Tuesday ... except around daybreak tomorrow a nasty cold front moves in, the rain turns into a THUNDER SLEET STORM, and the Dallas metro area will be covered with up to an inch of ICE and FREEZING DRIZZLE with STRONG WINDS and temperatures in the SINGLE DIGITS. Snow will start around 1 p.m., and by late afternoon we’ll be invaded by giant killer lizards moving north from the Galapagos Islands and a layer of poisonous fog from a distant galaxy. (Just kidding about the lizards and fog.)

To cheer myself up I just looked at the Chicago Tribune’s website. The poor souls in Chicago are expecting their worst blizzard in more than a decade ... up to 20 inches of snow with whiteout conditions and 45 m.p.h. winds. Jeez, drifts can get TEN FEET HIGH in a storm like that! I know I’ve said this before, but I can’t figure out why so many people live there. Sure, we get rotten weather in Dallas, too, but it lasts maybe 48 hours (we’re expecting 65° and sunshine for the Super Bowl). Chicago will be buried until MOTHER’S DAY.

Incidentally, today is January 31 and it’s finally time to draw the lucky winners of our New Year Giveaway. Watch for our email later today! We’re giving away a number of prizes from our Howdygram Boutique, and everybody who entered will receive our exclusive “Thank You for Reading This” refrigerator magnet, which is destined to be a collector’s item like O.J.’s Heisman trophy.

Thank you for reading this.

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