...for a different kind of girl

silent surburban girl releasing her voice, not yet knowing what all she wants to say about her life and the things that make it spin. do you have to be 18 to be here? you'll know when i know.

Friday, March 02, 2007

t(w)o children of the sun began to awake...

in the world of irony in which i reign (honestly, there can be but only one queen of ironyville, so bow before me now, my most loyal subjects...), here's the scene:

morning in the house. it's cold, windy and anxious because honestly, i'm pretty sure my worse fears are about to come true.

television remote pried away from the cold, steely grip of a five year old under the spell of baby looney tunes. quickly switch over to the local news station and three pairs of eyes transfix themselves to the scroll at the bottom of the screen, filled with countless updates of closings and delays that those of us here in pioneer village expect (good thing pa rigged the wagon and braved it to the general store for that new fangled peanut butter stuff a couple days ago).

then suddenly cheers erupt from one side of the throne room while slowly, accepting the defeat i knew was in the air, my own cold steely grip loosens and the remote slips from my hand, clattering to the pioneer cabin floor.

no school.

for the second day.

actually, for the third. monday was a scheduled day off before this blizzard hit my state like a crack whore with the nerve to try and steal from her connection.

that's right. the news is actually calling this a blizzard. i can't recall at any point in the recent past that i've braved an actual blizzard. but all the interstates are shut down. schools everywhere are closed. cripes, even the shopping malls (or town centers, as the uppity pioneers call their general store) are closed.

this is serious business, folks.

and my kids are taking it as such. up at the crack of dawn, they'll be in perpetual motion from now until they are led, pleading for their lives, to bed hours later today. so now it's my job to entertain them, and honestly, now three days into this conflict, this constant barrage for snacks and crayons and baking and games and forlorn cries of "we don't know what to do now," and the plaintive cries that signal either injury or madness, i'm at a loss.

beat. nearly defeated. i need my own snow day.

emphasis on "own."

because honestly, with the weekend looming ahead and the wind and snow still whipping around outside, i have to say watch out now...

my royal court will be spending their days with a woman unkind.


i just don't smoke the stuff, but damn if won't drink all the wine.

not to worry any of my cali contingency out there who may think i'd show up on their door after braving the elements to cross the prairie to get to them, but when you taunt me with your "lows in the mid 30s" and sunny skies, i'm damn tempted to book a flight and head straight to a beach.

except you can't get off the ground when you live in blizzardtown. so this song, which i always kind of dug, will have to suffice.

unless you really want me there. someone told me there was a girl out there with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.

14 Comments:

Blogger Desmond Jones said...

"like a crack whore with the nerve to try and steal from her connection."

Nice. . . (but - what do you know from crack whores? Just askin')

And hey, thanks for sending the blizzard our way when you were done. . .

Friday, March 02, 2007 11:29:00 AM  
Blogger Summer Rose said...

They maybe reporting sunshine and beautiful skies today, by Sunday we're due for cloudy skies and more rain on Tuesday. Sorry hun it's cold your way, I feel for those who were stranded, in the Tahoe area waiting for it to clear.
S.R.

Friday, March 02, 2007 11:56:00 AM  
Blogger Finished Last said...

I have to admit I have my times of longing for the days when winter meant rain and temps in the 60's . Would you be too upset if I told you that it is sunny and around 50 in my little corner of the Midwest? ...I better not then

Friday, March 02, 2007 2:05:00 PM  
Blogger FTN said...

As someone who has visited one or two of the airports in your fine state, I'd just like to voice my surprise that the three airport employees wouldn't go out and shovel off the runway for you.

Why aren't the kids outside sledding and building snowmen (or snow-replicas of you) and having snowball fights? Snow forts? No? Nothing?

Friday, March 02, 2007 2:08:00 PM  
Blogger April said...

oh, my...what freaky weather.

it's 70 with blooming daffodils here. NOT normal for march.

and why don't we parents get a snow day after having to put up with wild children?? it should be law!

Friday, March 02, 2007 2:20:00 PM  
Blogger The Savage said...

Ummm in the low forties down here hotstuff..

Friday, March 02, 2007 4:54:00 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

No snow here in my neck of the woods, that was last week. Today we get torrential downpours and massive flooding (pics to come) If you want, we can send my two (15 & 18) over to watch yours, and you and I can head for the sky bar at the casino and knock back a few chocolatini's...I could use the company..and the drink! LOL
Stacie

Friday, March 02, 2007 7:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Nocturnal said...

I still say a little snow in Cali would rock, even a *lot*. I guess the grass is always greener.

Good luck keeping the crew in line over there little lady.

Saturday, March 03, 2007 10:41:00 AM  
Blogger Confused Husband said...

Well let's see here if I can make you feel any better. Yesterday we were in the lower to mid 70's. When I came home from work we had windows and doors open. I was driving around at work with the AC on. Woke up today to beautiful sunny blue skies. It's a little after 10:00 and it's almost 60 already.

Did that help? :-D

No?

How bout this- you and your clan are more than welcome to come out here for the weekend. We live about 90 minutes from the coast and beaches. I'll even cook for you. :D
CH

Saturday, March 03, 2007 12:21:00 PM  
Blogger Nanette said...

Snow blows.....doesn't mother nature understand?

I feel your pain!

Sunday, March 04, 2007 5:10:00 AM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

desmond - some girls worked at target to make their way through college, others may or may not have been crack whores.

btw, i rock the target, just so your confusion is abated!

enjoy the snow, winter's beauty, nature's wrath. crap. ha!

summer - this weekend, we're all standing outside, rubbing our eyes and pointing at that glowing orb in the sky, wondering what it is after three days of snow!

finished - you all apparently came here to taunt me with your warmth and a beauty, so i'll have to endure that which i asked for, eh?!

ftn - using your name, i *did* demand the staff (ma, pa and junior) to get that plane ready for me, said you demanded it. they laughed. not sure if it was them laughing at me or the recollection of your so called power. i defended you, irregardless.

i'd have lost the kids out in the "blizzard" before this weekend, but we're making up for it now. i predict snowball-related injuries before the end fo the day.

april - i'd like to see that "snow days for parents" law amended to inlude cocktails and adult stories, thank you...

savage - as if you don't already have the ability to taunt me with your seemingly endless talents, now you have to go and throw nature into the mix, eh? sneaky, mister. very, very sneaky...

stacie - i perused those pix of yorus. i anticipate flood warnings here by the end of the week. or not. like the weathermen around here, apparently i don't have to be right!

nocturnal - if that greener grass actually connects to the beaches of your area, then consider it much greener, and look for me out there instead, mister.

confused - if you insist on taunting me with your new fangled AC and this thing called driving with the windows rolled down, i expect there to be a pork roast cooking when i just casually show up. oh, and for summer to give me a massage. not that i'm picky or demanding, mind you...

nanette - apparently, mother nature is a bit of a bitch. but i suppose we gotta dig her. by friday, they're saying highs near 50 here, and we'll all be standing around saying, "hey, do you remember that blizzard of 2007?! crazy!"

like it didn't just happen less than a week prior.

all i can say is less than 24 hours from now, kids are back in school and that sound you here...oh, wait. you won't be hearing a sound....sigh...(!)

Sunday, March 04, 2007 2:23:00 PM  
Blogger Biscuit said...

I am so SO sorry. I feel your pain. Spring just can't get here fast enough.

Sunday, March 04, 2007 4:19:00 PM  
Blogger LBP said...

Fadkog, drop me an email if you would.

LBP

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 8:55:00 AM  
Blogger LBP said...

sorry it's on my profile topjack300@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 9:55:00 AM  

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