Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Please pass the wintry mix.

Well, it's finally happening. We're getting our first blast of "Arctic" air tomorrow. Or so they say. These lovely, lovely days of upper 60s/lower 70s are coming to an end. And, you know, I can handle the cold. I don't like it, mind you, but I can handle it.

What I really hate is the added bonus of precipitation they're predicting. "Wintry mix," the meteorologists call it. What a terribly misleading name. "Wintry mix" should be a delightful concoction found in a cut glass bowl at a holiday party, next to the chips and salsa and the spinach dip in the bread bowl. It should contain red and green M&Ms and nuts and all manner of tasty, toasted morsels, perhaps covered in a light dusting of powdered sugar. It should NOT be the sleety, dirty, nasty, not-quite-snow-and-not-quite rain stuff that mixes with the dirt on the road to form an even nastier gray sludge that gets sprayed all over your car whenever a giant SUV carelessly races past you.

I call foul. Wintry mix, my ass.

7 comments:

don't call me MA'AM said...

Exactly! I'm envisioning that chocolate-covered-peanut-butter-mixed Chex concoction with a fair duating of powdered sugar... and red and green M&M's and nuts and...

Ah. I think I just burst something.

I am, however, ready for the weather to make a decision. Cold or warm... pick one. PLEASE. I don't even care which one anymore; I just can't handle this back and forth anymore!

lizgwiz said...

I know--I need to banish some clothes to the back of the closet already!

-R- said...

That does sound tasty!

3carnations said...

I don't mind slush so much. As long as it doesn't freeze into an icy mess!

lizgwiz said...

I am now craving party mix, as well.

And yes, 3C--ice is distinctly worse!

average blogger said...

See, I have spent years insisting that Wintry Mix should be some incredibly rich and decadent alcoholic hot chocolate concoction, but I think I like yours better!

lizgwiz said...

Oooh...we can certainly drink "Wintry Cocoa Nog" while munching our "Wintry Mix."