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10 December 2008 @ 09:25 pm
It's official: He|| has frozen over...  

...it is snowing in Houston. Snow is falling. And in parts South of Houston, where my house sits, midway between Houston and Galveston, Texas.

Wu de ma! I moved here to get away from this gorram slag.

*grumble* Excuse me while I stick my head under a blanket.

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Current Location: state room
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: snowfall
tactile_contacttactile_contact on December 11th, 2008 05:35 am (UTC)
Houston, we have a problem! XD Sorry, couldn't resist.

I've decided to stick with the original dates for the gathering. I'll just have to pull the advance reservation request for now and wait until the regular reservations open up. So we may or may not have different homes. As soon as I know more I'll be updating the forum again.
Lora Starrunnerlstarrunner on December 13th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
artcat81artcat81 on December 11th, 2008 01:24 pm (UTC)
*hugs* its ok hun first time in 4 years we have had any, for us native Houstonians its frozen novelty, almost magical.
Lora Starrunner: Smell_the_Airlstarrunner on December 13th, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah - I still laugh at ya'll when I see natives running around in the stuff, as if it's fun. Ick. Snow on Christmas Eve, 2004, was okay: I didn't have to go anywhere the next day before it melted off. Snow on a random Wednesday night was no good because I had to get to work the next day while the idiots who don't know how to deal with ice on the road blocked off three out of four ways to get there. Thursday morning was an adventure I do not wish to repeat, let me tell you...
oasis_pink_pengoasis_pink_peng on December 11th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
Are you saying your home is Hell?

And for the record, Hell, Michigan has been frozen on and off for at least two weeks.
Lora Starrunnerlstarrunner on December 13th, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC)
pax: sixshotpax_athena on December 11th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
Ugh... I can so understand it. I'll be fleeing to somewhere with less winter when I can - and I do no want it to follow me!
Lora Starrunner: 8000_meters_per_secondlstarrunner on December 13th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
For those of us who grew up with snow, it is slag that must be avoided, and shoveled when it cannot be. For the folks who live in a place where it is rare, snow is alien, and wondrous as a movie can make it. I see it and feel the cold in my bones, while they run out in it in flip-flops and shorts having no understanding of what they are courting. Then it melts off before they have to really deal with it, and the local governments close bridges instead of making them passable by salt and by sand, and after they've made up the lost work-time, or used sick time instead, they forget all about it.

I'm thinking my next job needs to be on a tropical island somewhere... know any tropical island nations with space programs? Kourou might do... guess I'd have to learn French to work there. Or maybe Portuguese.
pax: cyg x-1pax_athena on December 14th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
Ouch... What a perfect description!

Hm, I really should have got into optical astronomy, not X-Ray, and than tried to get to Mauna Kea or to Paranal... It certainly does not snow (and hardly ever rains) there!
Lora Starrunner: 8000_meters_per_secondlstarrunner on December 16th, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
Oooh... Mauna Kea... yeah.

X-ray astronomy? Really? Wow. With whom and where do you study?
pax: cyg x-1pax_athena on December 16th, 2008 11:08 am (UTC)
Jup, a friend of mine is there and her photos alone make me wanna be there...

Oh, the second part will be answered in a deleted comment to follow in a moment ;)