Monday, March 22, 2010

Been There, Done That

I have never liked the phrase, "Been there, done that."

I like it just about as much as I like the phrase, "'Nuff said."

When someone says, "Been there, done that", it just sounds like someone with a bad attitude.

But it totally applies to my blog post topic today.

Here in Dallas, we got a great (and rare) snow fall about a month ago.  When we woke up to heaps and heaps of snow, there was a lot of action and adventure out in my neighborhood.  Families were out building snowmen, making snow angels, and even sledding!  For that day, the block of my neighborhood to be one big happy family.

There were so many snowmen of all shapes and sizes lining our streets.  And they clung to life as long as they could.  I think some held on for nearly a week after the snowfall.

But soon enough, temperatures were back in the 60s and it felt like Spring long before it had actually arrived. 

Then, on the first official day of Spring, we had more snow.  This is a big, big deal here in Dallas.  We rarely see snow (rather than the occasional ice) even once during a year, let alone two significant snowfalls within just a few weeks.

But after this second snowfall, I walked out to get the morning paper and saw lots of snow, but not one single person was outside playing in the snow.  Not one single snowman came to life on my street.

Later on in the day, I was at a gig and was talking to some kids and asked them if they played in the snow before it all melted away.  They said, "No, we sorta did all that last time it snowed."  In other words, "Been there, done that."  (Altho, they didn't seem to have bad attitudes... They just didn't seem enchanted by the snow.)

When it snowed back in February, I remember thinking, "I wish I lived somewhere where it snowed more often during the winter."  But ultimately, I guess it would lose the thrill factor if that was the case.

It would be perfect, though, to get that big fluffy snow one time each winter.  Enough snow to make snowmen that last for days and days.  'Nuff said.


Tapestry Tree said...

Hey, you're back! I was driving to work this morning and there was still a itty bit of snow on a few roofs. This one sure didn't last as long as the first!

David said...

Also, the last snowfall resulted in a Snow Day off from school, so the kids didn't already have all manner of activities planned. This snow was over a weekend, so there were likely activities that took priority. A definite comment on our unwillingness to allow our children to figure out on their own how to entertain themselves...

kerri said...

Yes, but I'm talking about adults, too! We were ALL out playing in the snow that day in February, but everyone seemed very bahumbug about it the second time around. As rarely as we get snow, should ANY activity really take priority over snowball fights??

Maybe you're right about the "No School" thing. That definitely added an extra layer of cheer the other time-

Valerie said...

After the winter we had in DC, the word 'snow' makes me shudder. I'm guessing that feeling will pass by next winter, though, and I'll again look forward to it. :o)