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Who likes snow?

Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by minew, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. minew

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    I am obsessed with snow and am so pissed that Ontario hasn't had any yet! For some reason I LOVE shovelling driveways... whenever there is a good snowfall I shovel for all the houses surrounding mine! and I love making snow forts, snow men, snow angels, etc... I can't get enough of it lol! I used to live in Alberta and they are having snow galore so I am super jealous!
    Just curious if any of you love snow too!
     
  2. jag-engr
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    I grew up in Iowa and I have no idea what's wrong with you. :p

    I don't especially like snow at all and I hate ice, which is mostly what we get in Arkansas.
     
  3. minew

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    I get that a lot! My friends and family think I'm nuts :idiot2:
     
  4. jenkinma

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    Timely discussion... my brother lives in Grand Rapids, MI where they are having a snow-day today. I enjoyed looking at his pictures this morning of him and son playing in the snow.

    I grew up in Upstate NY... lots of snow (usually).... went to school in WAY Upstate NY... lots of snow (usually). Grew up playing winter sports (hockey, skiing)...

    Moved to Atlanta area in '99 and thought I would miss winter.

    NOT!

    Snow is pretty to look at and play in. A whole'nother ball game moving it or driving in it.

    I don't miss it a bit... but to each his own. :-X
     
  5. Ajax

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    I live in Lansing, about an hour east of Grand Rapids.
    We haven't been hit yet, maybe in the next half hour, but I love snow.

    I love working in it, driving in it, playing in it......properly attired of course.
    The only time I don't like it is when I'm driving around people that aren't accustomed to it or are just plain bad drivers.
    By myself....no worries. Never ditched a car......in winter.

    I always tell people when they say they prefer the heat of Florida or Arizona.....
    "You can always put more clothes on, but you can only take so many off..."

    Give me a thermos full of warm apple cider and a splash of whiskey and....
    BRING ON THE WHITE STUFF!
     
  6. thchip

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    I grew up in Mt. Pleasant, MI an hour North of Lansing and grew up loving winter and snow but I moved south after college and I love it down here. I love being able to go home at Christmas, see snow, enjoy it for a few days and then get the heck out of it!
     
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    Love sledging in it & having snowball fights with the other kids in the neighbourhood (I say OTHER kids, but I AM 40!!! :-X) but I absolutely hate driving in it.

    Plus, my car is rear-wheel drive & that always makes driving in slippery conditions abit more er...exciting.

    I actually had my very first car crash on black ice when I was about 20 & it was horrible, the car just spun round & round, & to make matters worse it was my Mums Limited Edition Ford Escort Eclipse.

    Ooops! Sorry, Mum. :(
     
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    I like snow,but in KY we get just enough to make things messy. I haven't had a snow day literally in years. If it would snow 10-12" where I could stay home and play with the kids it would be great. Most of the time we get 3 or 4" which just brings out the salt trucks and turns everything gray. What we get more often is ice storms which are devestating. You can actually stand in your yard and listen to the sound of the trees breaking. Virtually every tree is affected.
     
  9. nbmaine2007

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    I hate snow. But in Maine, we deal with it. We've had rain and warm temps lately. The nice thing with that is any day you can delay snow/winter, it's one day shorter that we'll have to put up with it. We'll get it eventually, but there is nothing worse than an early winter. Seasonal depression sets in!
     
  10. DemskeetSkeet

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    I'm about 45 minutes south to south west of lansing and this is how it is right now.

    [img width=480 height=640]http://i49.tinypic.com/3d9pi.jpg[/img]
     
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    I'm born and raised here in Nova Scotia where we see plenty and and personally I think snow should be banned like asbestos. I hate the stuff.
     
  12. nbmaine2007

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    Although when it does finally snow, I'll be able to try my new toy.

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  13. DemskeetSkeet

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    Very nice
     
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    I like it. When I go back to Vermont I shovel for people just because. But right now the snow and the Austin Texas are holding my wife hostage so I could maybe be convinced.
     
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    I had the worst accident of my life last year on black ice. A younger driver panicked when she started sliding and initiated a chain of events that led to my having to swerve off the road to avoid a pile-up. Once I lost traction, my vehicle turned side ways, went up over a barricade sideways, did a couple turns across a service road, and spun sideways into a ditch. When I hit the large rip-rap stone in the bottom of the ditch, it caught on my tires and rims and I literally went up on two wheels, teetered and fell back down onto all four wheels. My Jeep almost rolled. I just wish I had it on film.
     
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    I like the snow but I hate slush or thaws followed by freezes.

    My ideal winter is full of powdery snow, minus 10'C and sunny during the day and minus 20'C at night when I am snug as a bug in bed. That makes for good ice on the lakes and rivers.
     
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    Why did you try to avoid a pile up? It sounds like what nearly happened would have been much worse.
     
  18. nbmaine2007

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    Instinct, I'm sure. When you're dealing with ice, it's much different than regular driving. Obviously your first instinct is to avoid a collision. You've no idea where the snow/ice could take you, but it's worth the chance most times...again, not that you really have time to consider your options thoroughly.
     
  19. Valerian

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    +1, that stuff is hell to ride a bicycle on, even with winter tyres.

    But yeah, I like snow. Especially snow storms. I love going out for long walks when it's so windy that the snow is falling horizontally and so thickly that I can barely see through it. Fun, fun, fun!
     
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    Highly unlikely. I would have slammed into a stopped vehicle instead of dissipating the kinetic energy by sliding sideways down an embankment. It scratched a rim, destroyed another rim, and blew a strut. Had I hit the car that stopped in front of me, I would have had a head-on collision, in all likelihood followed by the same slide down a steep embankment or risked being pushed onto the interstate! :shocked: