January 11, 2011

Winter Song

They say that things just cannot grow
beneath the winter snow,
or so I have been told.

They say were buried far,
just like a distant star
I simply cannot hold.

Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?

Still stuck in the house. Listening to this on repeat. For those that are unaware, I thought I'd take a minute to explain why snow and ice are such a big deal in the South:

We're not used to it and don't know what to do with it.
That basically sums it up. While we see flurries probably every winter, it is rare - very rare - for snow or ice to accumulate down here. Something like 6 times in 100+ years it's been a problem?
Yeah. Rare.
Everyone within a few years of my age remembers this:
Which is part of the reason Alabamaians freak out at the mention of snow. The Blizzard of 93 was bad, and for a lot of us it was scary. Anyway.
While there are trucks to salt the bridges around here (we have lots of bridges), there are no plows. And unless you are from the North, no one has chains or snow tires or whatever else you need on your car to navigate this type of weather. So if this happens - you're stuck until it melts. So we're stuck. But we haven't lost power! (My family lost power in the Blizzard of 93, part of the reason snow freaks me out.) 

Tell me what's going on with you. (Oh, and I just put the App Store for Mac on my Macbook, so if you have that, tell me what Apps I need for my Macbook!) And follow me on Twitter and Facebook - I need to stay connected to the outside world! :)


minnja said...




Mimi said...

it's good to know that you haven't lost power - i hope you don't lose power at all! hang in there! :)

<3, Mimi

Leather and Lace said...

love this


Lee Oliveira said...

Great song.. Very beautiful indeed
Lee x

Josie said...

Hey doll! Hope you're making it through the snow okay!
xo Josie

sacramento said...

We don´t have snow in the south of spain, but it has been raining a lot.
Tomorrow we are promised sun and 16ºc. We shall see.

Collette Osuna said...

Love it......bundle up, keep warm and stay inside...I live in Snowy Michigan...thats my motto....:)

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Argh another video I can't view outside the US :( Love Ingrid Michaelson though so will hunt for a video I can watch!

Closet Fashionista said...

Crazynesss!!!!! Luckily I'm used to the snow...but it would be nice to get stuck in the house every once in a while...haha...

The Stylish Nomad said...

LOVE it!


Krystal said...

if you find any good apps let me know! i'm totally unfamiliar with that! And winter song is one of my faves right now. :)

Jenny said...

Seriously, I've lived all over and being a native of the South, people just don't get why we freak out, but it's just not the norm. I grew up in NC so we got snow more often than where I am in GA right now (this is the most winter weather seen in Augusta in almost a decade). We just don't have the equipment to deal with it in regards to the roads. And most of the time when we do get snow it's mostly melted a day or so later. (I remember the blizzard of 93, I was in college in Raleigh, NC and it totally missed us - we just got a couple of inches)

Jen HaHA said...

We are expecting snow this afternoon. They say it'll be relatively brief but intense. The school district notified parents yesterday that after-school activities may be canceled and they'll let us know by 1pm today. So, I have to be prepared to leave work early. Hopefully I'd get to my kids on time because my usual 15min commute during our brief November snow was 2.5 hours. We'll see.

Stay warm! Hopefully you don't lose power, but if you do hopefully you have a fireplace (stay safe) and flashlights.

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Elle Sees said...

stuck home today too!
so what movie are we watching?

Audrey Allure said...

I love that song - I like anything with Ingrid Michaelson singing in it :) And I know how you feel, New York usually has streets plowed by the morning but because of the budget cuts, there were 400 less sanitation workers so I was stuck at home for a couple of days when the snow fell.

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

i LOVE this song!

you are right to stay in -- seattle doesn't get much snow, but we're gearing up for the 3rd time this year to be assaulted. talk about rare! i'm planning on leaving work early, as i have NO desire to be trapped on the road for 7 hrs, like my friend was last time. NO WAY!

keep warm! :)

la petite coquine said...

I'm glad you still have power-nothing's worse than being stuck inside without tv or interwebs!

janettaylor said...



A La Mode et Plus! said...

Glad you haven't lost power and so sorry that you had a bad experience with snow :( DC isn't great with snow, but we are used to getting a couple inches a couple times a year, so we do have the equipment needed to get rid of it. Minus last year(snowpocalypse!) and the blizzard of '96 when we had several feet! Hope you are unstuck soon!

Butterbean said...

Can you imagine if the power had gone out during the game last night!?

Anyway, glad y'all aren't snowed in and disconnected with everything!! And I love that song!

alexandra grecco said...




Ashley said...

I'm so happy you didn't lose power! I'm under a winter storm warning right now too, but it hasn't started (or I guess re-started?) snowing here yet!


Isabel said...

im canadian and ive never lived through the Blizzard of ** or Ice Storm of **. I need to rectify this.

Jan said...

I can relate. I'm Canadian but live in Ireland where the whole country shuts down if it snows an inch (I find this mildly amusing). We got a foot of it just before Christmas and was literally trapped in the house. I recommend diving into your pile of books that haven't been tended to yet and testing out new recipes from whatever ingredients are left in the cupboard!

Jess said...

We had several inches today too. I'm a teacher - and we got out an hour early, which is always nice!

Home your not stuck in your house too much longer!

Sandra Leiva said...

Nice song!
I follow you on twitter! Mine is /dydycore, follow me if you want, dear! <3

Couture Carrie said...

Beautiful song, darling!


Anonymous said...

hope the weather gets better soon



Cassidy said...


Googlover/keishua said...

Oh, I remember when I lived in the southwest and any drop of snow sent us in a frenzy. I'm still mentally in a frenzy when it snows up here but these northern take it in stride. I hope we both get warmer weather soon. Peace.

Stacey said...

Love the song! A friend who recently moved from Ohio to NC was not so happy about the weather since that's one of the reasons she moved here!:-). Yes, this is really rare for us. Glad you have internet and power. No school again today or tomorrow. I'm getting cabin fever being stuck inside, but very thankful that i have power and the internet. XX Oh, and food, (lots of it:-))

Jess said...

Thanks for the song! Two of my favorite songstresses! (is that a word, or did I just make it up?)

Vittle me this... said...

love it!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

ahh, that still sounds so fun to be trapped inside! It's kinda like that with us too, when we have blizzards it's more because we aren't prepared to deal with them, not that the snow itself is horrible!!! Love the song and I hope you are enjoying the coziness, I'm jealous. It's snowing right now but I don't think it will stick- boo hoo~

Marcie said...

LOVE this song!! :)


Kasey said...

lovethis song the two beauties make the perfect duet!!!

Summer said...

i love this! i've never heard it before Thanks for sharing :) come visit? i leave for my Australia adventure in just 2 days!!!


xoxo summer