12/22/2004: Looks like we're getting a white Christmas in Memphis this year....
And here's my take on that situation:
White Christmases suck. The best Christmas I ever spent was at the Westin Intercontinental Hotel (I think that was the name back then) in Manila, Philippines, where it was 98°F in the shade and I spent Christmas Day laying by the swimming pool and having gorgeous Filipina waitresses in skimpy bathing suits bringing me drinks as I needed them (or, if I was cooling off in the pool, swimming up to the middle-of-the-pool bar).
Now that's a Christmas!
UPDATE: The interesting thing about this year's winter storm though, is that I live at a fairly busy intersection in midtown Memphis, and I don't think I've ever seen the streets here so deserted as I have tonight. Apparently a lot of people are taking this as a good excuse to enjoy the pleasures of home and hearth.
Len on 12.22.04 @ 08:25 PM CST