(This is what happens when Maudie, and friends, drink wine on snowy days.....)
But put it into the right kind of sentence and, for many people, it's one of the scariest four-letter words in the English language. Don't believe me? Try this little experiment the next time you're with a group of people.
Smile and say, "Snow is really pretty".
Most will agree with you.
Now try this; Smile and say, "I heard it's going to snow tonight."
You will now have the full attention of everyone around you. I promise.
Finally, smile and say, "They're calling for over a foot of snow tonight."
You won't have anyone's attention now. This will be due to the fact that everyone you were standing with is either running to their car or to the nearest TV to check out the weather radar.
That word is one of the most powerful words in the English language. It has the power to snarl traffic. It has the power to create long lines at gas station pumps. It has the power to cause women, who love pretty shoes, to don the most ugly boots and even uglier coats. It has the power to close schools and businesses.
It even has the power compell us to rush, like maniacs, to the nearest store, desperate to buy the three all-important, life-saving, items that MUST be stock-piled before we get snow....or the Zombie Appocolypse happens: Bread, Milk and Toilet Paper!
Maudie buys wine instead of the milk. I know.....shocker!
The groundhog forecast an eary Spring this year. Poor little creature. Maudie is in the process of searching for a nice, hearty groundhog stew recipe.
Please be safe out there in this nasty S$!@. That's snow in Maudie-speak.
With love dear readers,