Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

Hey Phillies fans!  Can you believe the amount of snow that has accumulated in the greater Philadelphia area?  I don’t know about you, but the weather certainly has me thinking about the sunny and warm days in Clearwater!  Even with the blizzard-like conditions keeping us inside, take a look at how beautiful Citizen’s Bank Park looks with a nice fresh coating of snow!

Thumbnail image for cbp.snow.JPGOverall, this snow has brought me two days off of school, hours of watching the newscasters
Thumbnail image for lindsay.snow.JPGshivering, a couple attempts at digging out my car and one trip to the completely over-crowded supermarket!  I definitely took advantage of the ability to take some time off and relax during the week, which was a rare opportunity!  Here’s a picture of me late Wednesday night while the clean up crew was working on my apartment building. It was a little too windy to be outside at that point, but I tried.

For this week, I asked the Ballgirls to let me know what they have been doing to pass the time while being snowed in.  Here are a couple photos and explanations of what the snow has done to our usual weekday schedules.  Also, I did challenge them to photos with their Phillies gear and you’ll see they did a pretty good job!

Emily: Although I’m extremely happy about the fact that school has been cancelled the past two days, all of this snow is just too much for me! I need warm weather and sunshine…I’m definitely more of a summer girl. By far my number one regret this week is my lack of snow gear! I went out the other day to shovel with plastic bags over my shoes so I wouldn’t ruin them since I don’t have any snow boots. Not only was it pretty embarrassing when people saw my getup, but I probably slipped and fell about ten times in the process…and my plastic bag invention didn’t even work because both bags ripped. The first snow of the year was so much fun for me (back at home where I had snow gear, went sledding and built an awesome snowman named Bernard with my sister Olivia), but in my opinion this round of snow needs to stop!!!

Snow days have always been one of my favorites but this winter there has been one too many for my liking!  I cannot complain too much considering I did not miss anything major due to the inclement weather and I did get a lot accomplished.  During the first round of snow this past week I was able to completely rearrange and organize my room.  I had plenty of “stuff” from college that was lying around in the basement which needed a place.  When the recent snow storm hit starting Tuesday night I decided to try and make some money.  I took a snow blower and shovel and went around the neighborhood asking residents if they wanted their driveway cleared.  I must say, moving snow is a great workout.  All in all, I enjoyed the snow days but I couldn’t be more ready for warm weather, and you know what that means, baseball season!


As frustrating as the snow can be it stills gives me that little kid feeling inside.  For the first snow fall on Friday (2/5) a bunch of my friends and I purposely got snowed in at my friends house.  It was great to bundle up in sweatpants and sweatshirts and just lay around.  As for this more recent snow fall I decided to get snowed in at my boyfriends in West Philadelphia since I have an exam on Friday (2/12).  I wanted to make sure that I would be able to get into the city, so Tuesday night before the snow came I took the train in and have now been here ever since.  As distracting as the snow is for a little kid such as myself, my office is closed both Wednesday and Thursday of this week so it actually is a blessing in disguise since I can now spend more time study for my exam……or hitting my boyfriend with snowballs :)  It’s days like this where you just have to take advantage of the situation and embrace it and make the best memories you can!

Kami: What a crazy winter it has been! I thought we had seen the worst of it when I spent my
kami.snow.JPG21st birthday snowed in under 2 feet of snow in December, but man was I wrong! (Mother Nature, I’m still bitter). Last weekend’s blizzard was my first while living in Center City and it was brutal. People in the city don’t shovel like they do in the suburbs! After being cooped up in my house for 3 days straight last time, I decided I would head home to the suburbs to ride out this particular storm. Temple cancelled classes for the first time in its history (yes, really) so I spent my time catching up on the TV I’ve been too busy to watch and pointedly not studying for the tests I was supposed to have had this week. I even took a little break to play in the snow with my dog, Shadow, and to build the world’s worst snowman. It’s been a fun few days off, but I’m ready for our trip to spring training and some nice warm weather!

Patti: I now hate snow! Not so much fun when you’re an “adult”. The past 2 days I’ve had to
snowflake.JPGget up at 4am to clean off my car and shovel my driveway to make it to work, and was only able to do so one of those days. Fortunately, the weekend of the first blizzard I beat the snow  and made it to my friends house where I camped out all weekend. More friends slowly joined throughout the course of the weekend and we were able to entertain our cabin fever. Because they just moved in and didn’t own sleds, that did not stop us from rigging sleds to the back of their truck and taking a few laps around the neighborhood. So much fun! – little painful the next morning though. Then we had a makeshift Superbowl party and the weekend was saved! Still not as much fun being an adult though…

As I write this blog late Thursday afternoon, I am in complete survival mode from the blizzard. We are still without power at my house and my car is still snowed in since the plows haven’t cleared my road. Last night was a lot of fun because my house and our neighbor’s got together for a blackout cookout. The feast contained anything and everything we could find, including peanut butter crackers as appetizers and chicken nuggets on the grill as part of the main course. It was one of the strangest, yet memorable, dinners I’ve had in a long time. We all enjoyed hanging out by the fire and playing “20 Questions” until I couldn’t think straight anymore. Since I had no way to drive to the office this morning, I was determined to find somewhere to get my work done. I decided to trek a few streets over to a friend’s house that had electricity. After a couple hours there, her electricity went out, so I decided to head a mile down the road to Panera to get a warm meal and internet access. About an hour ago, I had my first shower since Monday and am enjoying being in a friend’s warm house until sanity is restored at mine. Even though I can’t wait for my electricity to come back on, I have to admit that some great memories have been made while we all “survived” the blizzard of 2010!

Brittany: So do we really live in the Philadelphia region, because I’m pretty sure we’re in Antarctica.  I’ll be honest though, I do love the snow, I just can’t stand how long it takes to melt. I felt like a little kid again watching the snowflakes fall. The best was finding out that my classes were canceled three days in a row, that’s right, three days! Yet, being a college student, my roommates and I can’t have our heat as high as we would like, so we sat around the house watching tons of music videos and playing every game imagined with tons of blankets to warm us up! And who could forget about the endless amount of food we ate! Once cabin fever hit us we had our fun playing the snow! I tried to make a snow angel, but it got covered : ( but I did to a pretty sweet cartwheel.  And I can’t forget about my new obsession I developed with “face in the hole”! Although I had my fun in the snow with Mister Snow Miser, I’m ready for Mister Heat Miser to come in and melt this snow away and bring on the spring time!

Becca: Kutztown was lucky enough to get TWO big storms within the past week, and the first one I was not so happy about. My roommate recently had a birthday and my friends and I have been planning a surprise party for her… since December! People were coming from out
street.snow.JPGof town and an adventure to good ol’ Philly was in the mix. Needless to say the snow kept us trapped inside. We did however go out and play in the snow and walk into town for a bite to eat. And, of course I managed to completely wipe out not once, but TWICE! One fall was so bad that a car honked at me.:-/ I appreciated the second storm a little more however since we got 2 snow days out of it! I enjoyed staying in, watching movies and drinking my body weight in hot chocolate. All this snow just makes me more excited for warm, summer nights at CBP!

McKenzie: I love the snow!! I grew up in Connecticut, and I’m always saying to people it’s amazing what the difference is between snow here and there, and how badly I want a big snow storm! Well, I got what I wished for! The first storm was great because it was on a Saturday so I didn’t have anywhere to be, we could just relax at home. I just got a new camera so I had some fun taking pictures of the storm.. fresh snow is always so pretty. Once we made every muscle in our back sore from shoveling, it was on to round 2! For the second storm I knew already I wasn’t even going to attempt going to work, to be safe. It was beautiful though, and we even had thunder snow!! I secretly would love to be a meteorologist one day, so weather events like this fascinate me. So, once we dug out from the second storm, the snow banks on the side of my driveway are taller than me!! Now I hear we might have more coming, and I am probably in the minority saying this but……… bring it on!!!

Fehran: My snow days were quite unadventurous.  I worked, slept (alot), and ate an entire bag of lime Tostitos with ranch dip.  It was glorious.  Thankfully I never lost power or cable so being trapped inside wasn’t too bad.  I actually enjoy having a reason to stay inside, so if it were up to me, every day would be a snow day.  Let’s hope we get 1 or 2 more before the end of winter!



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