Snow Was A Lot More Fun When I Was A Kid

Postby Scotty on Wed 8/Jul/15 9:49am

When I was young I thought it was f****** awesome but these days, I care not for this weather

1. I live on a massive hill in Dunedin. The founding fathers in all of their wisdom showed scant regard for topography and simply superimposed a street map of Edinburgh on top of it. Smart. Fortunately I have a Hilux, unfortunately that means even if I take the risk of using it for its intended purpose, if I have a bingle I will end up as one of those ignorant 4WD owners who thought he was better than the non 4WD'ers on this news. Fuck that.

2. Snow costs more. Energy costs lots, Dad used to roar at me for leaving the doors open on a cold day and leaving the lights on when I wasn't in the room. I get that now.

3. Looking after the kids. I pay lots to send my kids to daycare so I can work. When it snows, I can't.

I'm sure there's more but I'm too busy looking angrily out the window and shaking my fist at the white stuff that is falling...
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Re: Snow Was A Lot More Fun When I Was A Kid

Postby Trail on Wed 8/Jul/15 10:03am

Chill out man!

It could be worse. You could live in Auckland...
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Re: Snow Was A Lot More Fun When I Was A Kid

Postby Wobbler on Wed 8/Jul/15 10:11am

I want it to snow, then I can stay at home in my sleeping bag all day
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Re: Snow Was A Lot More Fun When I Was A Kid

Postby Rik on Wed 8/Jul/15 10:13am

Do you know what, I had completely the opposite reaction when I opened the curtains and saw (an admittedly very light dusting of what turned out to be just small hale stones) white on the ground this morning.

Even in middle-age the sight of snow brings nothing but happy memories of the stuff. Come on, even falling over or crashing your car is comedy gold (so long as no-one dies) in the stuff.
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Re: Snow Was A Lot More Fun When I Was A Kid

Postby Kev on Wed 8/Jul/15 11:18am

When life gives you lemons... Buy a fat tyre bicycle

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Re: Snow Was A Lot More Fun When I Was A Kid

Postby lubie on Wed 8/Jul/15 11:42am

Wobbler wrote:I want it to snow, then I can stay at home in my sleeping bag all day

Yes, but you have no spawn... I have a sneaking suspicion that much of Scotty's anger is derived from this point... :sly: :D

I hear you Scotty, but :music: do you wanna build a snowman??
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Re: Snow Was A Lot More Fun When I Was A Kid

Postby Slim on Wed 8/Jul/15 12:03pm

I don't mind the snow, and being the boss I get first dibs for FRIDAY FRESHIES :D
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Re: Snow Was A Lot More Fun When I Was A Kid

Postby scatter on Wed 8/Jul/15 12:30pm

I am amused at the 'tards on the Canterbury Weather Updates page - "OMG, it didn't snow that much, I'm gutted"

Anyhoo. There was snow on our roof/lawn etc this morning. Then when I was back home mid-morning, it was snowing again (my first thought was, as I was walking up the stairs, "dude, you've got a dandruff problem" :lol: )
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Re: Snow Was A Lot More Fun When I Was A Kid

Postby Scaredy_Cat on Wed 8/Jul/15 12:46pm

We went hunting for snow this morning. Found a small patch - but had to ride a fair way to get to it!!
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Re: Snow Was A Lot More Fun When I Was A Kid

Postby jo on Wed 8/Jul/15 1:08pm

I'm hoping there will be snow up mt climie in the weekend. But suspect it will be just ice by then. :(
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Re: Snow Was A Lot More Fun When I Was A Kid

Postby Scotty on Wed 8/Jul/15 2:07pm

Trail wrote:Chill out man!

It could be worse. You could live in Auckland...

That actually put everything nicely into perspective. :)
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Re: Snow Was A Lot More Fun When I Was A Kid

Postby Trail on Wed 8/Jul/15 3:47pm

:(
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Re: Snow Was A Lot More Fun When I Was A Kid

Postby Malcy on Wed 8/Jul/15 4:54pm

Scotty! I have JUST the thing for you.

It's called a rocking chair. What you do is, you put it on your front porch and rock back and forth shaking your fist at the world!
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Re: Scotty Was A Lot More Fun When I Was A Kid

Postby znomit on Wed 8/Jul/15 4:59pm

:eh:
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Re: Snow Was A Lot More Fun When I Was A Kid

Postby Percy Pig on Wed 8/Jul/15 8:07pm

Malcy wrote:Scotty! I have JUST the thing for you.

It's called a rocking chair. What you do is, you put it on your front porch and rock back and forth shaking your fist at the world!

Needs moar shotgun, and bourbon...
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