Saturday, December 19, 2009

Obligatory Nor'Easter Pictures AND Actual Footage of Awesome Socks

I love watching the "Team Coverage" when it snows out here, because it is proof that the caste system exists in America. There are the veteran reporters safe and warm in NewsCenter Whatever, while the various peons and underlings stand knee-deep in the snow, reporting that yes it is snowing, and yes it is cold, and yes, under no circumstances should anybody be so stupid to actually  drive in it. 

Then, to bring the point home, they focus on a Ford Escort head-first in a ditch. They don't help get it out, mind you---they just film.

Today, I watched a reporter in the snow, wearing her best bitch face, surely thinking, "OMG, I can't believe I paid for implants, just for this!" As soon as she heard the sonorous voice of the anchorman, she turned on a winning smile and pretended to love measuring the snow with a ruler.

Team coverage. Gotta love it.

Because I am required by bloggy contract to post these, I'll share a few pictures of the snow. Apparently, Blizzard 2.0 is coming this afternoon. Don't worry. We're prepared. We've got diapers, milk, bread, coffee, and lots of booze. We even have sample bottles of Robitussin, if it gets to that point.

Also, because I get bored when trapped inside for long periods of time (ask the poor, late dog, who was dressed in a pair of Paul's boxer shorts during the Ice Storm of 03), I thought I would take some pictures of Awesome Socks.

Joel's socks are called Little Miss Matched. My mother-in-law bought them, and they are supposed to be miss-matched (hence the name). I know there are hearts of them, and I know they are designed for girls. I KNOW. Since I have sons, and will NEVER EVER get to dress them in funky striped tights or anything INCREDIBLY ADORABLE like that, my son gets to wear miss-matched heart socks.

His boyfriend will thank me someday.

Here are my rag-wool socks that do the job like nobody's business. I either bought them in Wausau, Wisconsin or The People's Republic of Boulder (as my father INSISTS on calling his adopted city). Either way, those are people that know their cold-weather footwear, and I honor their knowledge today.

I asked Owen to put on his Awesome Socks for the camera. He refused. It wasn't worth the fight. Here is his foot in a completely ordinary, non-awesome sock.

Paul wouldn't play. "Why on Earth do you think anybody would care about socks?"

I'm off to enjoy some coffee with Baileys and watch the Nor'Easter do its thing. If you don't hear from me in a few days, send off the wolves.


SamiJoe said...

I truly miss those Nor'Easters from when i lived in Newfoundland. Everything would shut down!
We'd take out our super old Yukon and try to get stuck. So much fun!

LOVE the socks!

Anonymous said...

I love the socks...his creative side..!! LMAO post re: Team coverage..sooo true..!!

Coby Goesling said...

ROFLMAO - just half an inch of snow out here requires team coverage, and the poor reporters look like they're being tortured.

Can't wait to see what else being snowed in does for your creative side (awesome underwear, perhaps?)

Jen said...

I so have to laugh; you're like my computer BFF. LOL! I was writing similar posts when we got 18" of snow in October out here. You're well supplied for the week, sit back and enjoy the snow days.
Little Miss Matched socks are the BEST! I have several pairs and adore them. Almost 2 years old and they still have shape. When I volunteer in the kindergarten class, the kids check to make sure I'm wearing them (I do, nearly every day; have a pair on now). They DO make boys socks now, FYI.
What's wrong with The People's Republic of Boulder? LOL! I love that town, would live there if I could, instead just go in every few days (note to self: find.those.socks.)
Go have a drink now and watch the flakes. :)

mama-face said...

haha. I love those snow photos...we need that here.

Amen to the newscasters in general...sometimes I have to avert my eyes because for some reason I get embarrassed. (Her implants are a waste...hahahaha.)

That last little foot in a 'normal' sock just gets to me; it's so cute.

Laughing Stars aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

I love those mismatched awesome socks!

Nikia, May and da kids said...

Joel-izzle is rockin' the heck outta those socks. Too bad Owen felt the need to keep his socks all to himself. Can't say I blame him. Some kid from school will see his foot in his snappy socks and BAM (as Atlanta Housewife Nene would say), someone starts a trend. I think your socks are thick enough to keep your feet moisturized. I need some like that for my Flinstone feet.

Snow season kinda' sucks but it gives me an excuse to do nothing and say I'm too tired because it's cold = P


Cat said...

You've inspired me to put on my fuzzy purple socks!

I've totally considered putting my son in a dress, just to see how pretty he would be. I've resisted because I might have a girl next, but if the next one's a boy... well, his boyfriend will be grateful someday too.

adrienzgirl said...

I totally understand the awesomeness of the socks now!

*jealous* snow! beautiful!

Corrie Howe said...

If you can get you sons to create their own comic character you can get them to wear funky designed tights.

Life with Kaishon said...

This is so hilarious!

His boyfriend will thank you someday! Get out of the city : )

Bethany said...

Well of course people care about socks, esp mismatched fun socks. I enjoyed them. So thanks. I've gone through 3 different pair today myself, shoveling and such. Now I've got my cozy pink Umbra socks on that go all the way up to my knees and make me happy.

Unknown Mami said...

I love that those socks are intentionally mismatched.

Anonymous said...

So, I just figured out what a Nor'Easter is. I thought you were making a spring holiday reference and did not get it at all. I've only been past Tennesee a handful of times in my life. And after looking at the pictures of cold outside your home, I do not regret that.

Loving the socks. My boys socks never match, but that is not on purpose. It is because I'm a terrible laundress and couldn't care less if our socks are the same color, style or even size.

See Paul, there is quite a bit of interest in socks. I'll talk about anything, even socks, to engage an adult in conversation.

kys said...

Husbands just don't understand the Blog Life, do they?

Mrs4444 said...

I love the sock pics; I didn't think, "What? Why would I want to see socks?!" because the commentary was just so entertaining :)

Aunt of 14 said...

Socks are sometimes the best things in the whole wide world! :) Funny post!!