I learned something new on Monday. Scratch that, I had something I had thought to be true for a while proven to me on Monday. Meteorologists don't really know what they are doing. Tell me a profession where you can be wrong half of the time, if not more, and not get fired?! The local news is entirely weather driven, I mean, Storm Team 13, First Warning Weather and Storm Center are pretty much all you see on newscasts around here, and let's be honest, that much talk about the weather is not really necessary. Tell us once, maybe twice, not every 3 minutes. That's a bit redundant. Besides, you usually aren't right, and when you do give us something useful, it's usually just showing "sky cams" of the snow falling, which you didn't predict correctly in the first place!
Anyways, now that it has been snowing for several days straight, I have shoveled a solid foot of fluffy white crap out of our driveway once, and will have to shovel another 4 or so inches this evening. I recently sent a letter to Mother Nature, letting her know that I am totally over her. Her only way to make things up to me will be to give us a good summer, and even still, I'm not sure that will work 100%. Here is a copy of said letter...
Dear Mother Nature,
You can stop all this snow you have been dumping on us lately. My snow blower is broken, I don't have a plow (or a truck for that matter), and my ergonomic shovel is the most useless piece of crap ever (seriously, who invented that thing?). After shoveling most of my "day off" on Monday, I have another night of shoveling in front of me, and that just isn't nice. You are so not cool, we are in a fight.
I'm not sure if the letter will help, but it was nice to at least let her know how I was feeling. She may just spit more snow at me while laughing, but remember this Mother Nature, I'm very nice to you. I think you should take your anger out on Scott Brown and his big truck! I'm just saying...