Winter Weather

0 Posted by - January 25, 2013 - Home Decor

We’re having a winter weather event here in North Carolina. Less than an inch of snow is no big thang in most places, but we gently bred southern folk are not used to this, and it’s a full-on, high-alert fuck-fest here. Hide yo kids. Hide yo wife.

In honor of the snow today, I thought I’d duplicate this lovely snow picture you’ve probably all seen on Pinterest.

Source unknown. (If it's yours lemme know.

Source unknown. (If it’s yours lemme know.)

So, happy snow day everyone. If you also want to duplicate this sweet snowy picture with a festive lamp and red berry wreath, you’ll need:

  • Gross sleet/freezing rain
  • An ugly dumpster
  • Overgrown shrubbery
  • A boxwood wreath that’s pretty much brown now
  • An almost-empty bird feeder

Good luck.



  • Rebecca Amos January 25, 2013 - 1:44 pm Reply

    I would KILL for snow. I’m in south Louisiana and wearing shorts today. This blows.

    • Jadzia January 25, 2013 - 2:15 pm Reply

      The fact that I’m wearing a tank top, skirt, and flip flops today is my favorite part of living in Louisiana (New Orleans). Well, other than the fact that New Orleans is a den of sin and iniquity and 24 hour bars.

      • Rebecca Amos January 25, 2013 - 2:28 pm Reply

        I’m in Lafayette, high of 75, shorts, flip flops, and f*cked up sinuses from this crazy weather. The high was 40 like a week ago.

        • Jadzia January 25, 2013 - 5:28 pm Reply

          I was pretty bitchy when it was 40 the other week. 🙂 Mostly because I don’t have central heat and lighting/turning on my gas heater is a giant pain in the ass.

        • Crystal Kelly Yzaguirre January 26, 2013 - 3:35 am Reply

          strep throat here. Cough developing. All because Alabama cant decide if it wants to be 70 or 30.

  • Kim January 25, 2013 - 2:09 pm Reply

    Getting sleet here in upstate SC.

    • LKGirlHPFan January 25, 2013 - 2:30 pm Reply

      Where are you? I’m at upstate SC, but all we have is freezing rain… Which is NOT the same…

  • Angie January 25, 2013 - 2:10 pm Reply

    Seriously – “full-on, high-alert fuck-fest “, best line ever. So describes DC today. Not a flake of snow yet but schools are already closed.

  • Jasi Lee January 25, 2013 - 2:10 pm Reply

    just moved to nova from nyc and omgosh! storm weather warning for a dusting? so funny. can’t wait until the kids from maine show up and call us all p*ss!

  • Joy Lu Vasquez January 25, 2013 - 2:46 pm Reply

    I live in North Dakota, it was -54 last weekend…. I wind burned my face walking to and from my car. I anxiously look forward to summer, and moving….

  • Ellysa January 25, 2013 - 3:06 pm Reply

    Asheville is a hellhole. We just COULDN’T WAIT to go out and buy a fish. So we ventured to Wal*Mart like idiots. Skidded on ice ten feet from the house and screamed a bunch of cuss words, only to come to a perfect park in front of the house. We are now safely inside, making lists of fish names… (Zack Galafinakis? The Blitz? Full-on, high-alert fuck fest?)

    • Pintester January 25, 2013 - 3:09 pm Reply


      • Ellysa January 26, 2013 - 10:26 am Reply

        Oooh. Wrath of Khan. Maybe he deserves the name of the warrior snowstorm that almost caused him to meet his fate.

  • Joey Bryan January 25, 2013 - 3:09 pm Reply

    I am down east here in NC at K-town (Kinston) and we are getting sleet /freezing rain and just waiting for the meeting that is required of everyone at the piggly wiggly to purchase at least enough bread, milk and eggs to feed a battle ship for each household. This is a freaking mandatory requirement in the South. When “S” word is mentioned all schools close, you are required to go to the nearest Piggly Wiggly and everyone immediately starts driving into ditches!.

  • Ethne @ January 25, 2013 - 3:24 pm Reply

    Ok Joy Lu Vasquez, I’m from MN, but grew up in ND, 50 miles from Canada and 30 miles from Montana. It was effing cold. You’re not even exaggerating for any of you other people who think she’s lying. Go eff yourselves. The governor called off school one time for the whole state when I was in 6th grade because it was -80. We went when it was -54 though. So I’m really pissy right now that it was just below zero here last week and early this week, but only NOW it’s newsworthy because it’s hitting the coasts. Oh, and I’m pissy because of how a book I read last night ended. I already went off about that on my own blog. So good one on the copycat wreath, Pintester, you nailed it. And you’re forgiven for being a wimpy Southerner, but only because it’s you and you make me laugh.

    • googtoyou January 26, 2013 - 11:59 am Reply

      I lived in MN for half of my childhood then moved to ND as an adult. I don’t live there anymore and never plan to move back.

  • Truffles8761 January 25, 2013 - 3:42 pm Reply

    Hahaha, ain’t nobody got time for that.

  • Lauren January 25, 2013 - 3:49 pm Reply

    Haha come to Canada and we’ll show you snow! That being said people can’t handle it here either…the first time we had any collect on the ground this winter (it was maybe an inch and a half) traffic basically stopped and it took people HOURS to get anywhere!!

  • jessdabest January 25, 2013 - 4:09 pm Reply

    Greensboro here. Safely tucked away in my home. Perfect time to make as much shit as possible from pinterest that will ultimately result in a disaster. Stay warm pintester!

  • Catherine January 25, 2013 - 5:06 pm Reply

    It’s supposed to be near 80 here in OKC on Monday. I know…fuck me.

    • Katherine Horejsi January 26, 2013 - 5:36 am Reply

      And I’m in Australia where it’s the middle of summer so fuck me too!! Ha ha ha.

  • singingferret January 25, 2013 - 5:42 pm Reply

    …and meanwhile, on the west coast: we’ve left the teens and are now in the 40’s. The wreath looks good ’nuff to me bu surely there’s a pin out there for how to renovate an ugly dumpster. Right?

  • Kasey January 25, 2013 - 6:47 pm Reply

    Being from Wisconsin I had a good laugh when I saw VA had a winter weather advisory for an inch of snow. I moved to the east coast about a year and a half ago and haven’t seen anything stick until tonight. I also had to laugh when I saw the name of this storm, Khan. It’s the Wrath of Kahn! Muahaha! When the heck did we start naming snow storms like hurricanes?

  • Tammy Turner Dewees January 25, 2013 - 9:48 pm Reply

    It sleeted here in SC for about three seconds and people went crazy on the roads… I won’t even mention the riot in the bread section at the grocery store. Oh, the horror!

  • Von January 26, 2013 - 1:55 am Reply

    I haven’t seen snow in about 30 years. I’m in Perth, Western Australia and today it is 34C (about 93F). Just wanted to say hi. *evil laugh*

  • Crystal Kelly Yzaguirre January 26, 2013 - 3:32 am Reply

    My husband is an officer here and he works nights. We had about a week of rain followed by snow that caused school to be cancelled. It warmed up enough during the day to melt the snow but it re-froze overnight. He said starting about 5:30 am there was 7 accidents in a few minutes. In one someone slid and wrecked. There was an officer there to assist and a car slid and hit his car. then another car hit that car. Craziness. So when it snows I go nowhere.

  • Corien Bier January 26, 2013 - 4:11 am Reply

    Hi from the Netherlands, a small frozen country in Europe….last weekend for ice- skating here, the weatherman promissed ten degrees for next week. But winter isn’t over yet.

  • Beth L January 26, 2013 - 8:21 am Reply

    We live in NC, too. About an hour-ish from you. Not that I know for a fact. I don’t know exactly where your house is or anything….. I would take a picture of our yard, but it would mean walking outside onto my ice skating rink/front porch and busting my ass. So instead, I’ll just stay inside in my pjs and stay warm!

  • Wait….What? January 26, 2013 - 2:59 pm Reply

    One of my co-workers and my boss are from Charlotte and Raleigh. My boss (Charlotte) freaks out during storms. He is from Mexico and has a come apart if it snows or even when the temps hit 30, My co-worker (Raleigh) is from Toronto. Nothing phases her. She went into the store before the storm and there was NO bread and NO milk. Cleaned out!!!!

  • NotJustRocks January 26, 2013 - 4:10 pm Reply

    We’ve had snow in the UK this week and everyone panicked. It’s not like it happens every year……..

  • Lorie January 27, 2013 - 12:16 pm Reply

    You crack me up! Have you ever thought of going on the road?

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