This is just in, our dear friend fall was kidnapped today. Rumor has it that summer and winter grabbed him, duct taped his hands feet and mouth, threw him in the back of their 78 El Camino and drove him to an undisclosed location. As a result, winter had his way today, dropping a whopping 3-4 inches of snow in the Mason Valley area.
A local pastor was quoted as saying, "ah gee, I hope it warms up before the Night of Light". The poor fellow went to work in shorts and flip flops today. Thankfully, he rectified the situation for now by changing into shoes, pants and socks. Unfortunately, in this backwoods remote town, brown shoes and white socks are acceptable attire.
Another rumor regarding the change in weather: peer pressure. Old Man winter saw all the shopping malls decorated in Christmas garb before Halloween even came, and decided to follow suit. All the cool stores are doing it.
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I love the snow, I heard the school bell ring, letting the kids out for their first encounter of snow for the year. You could hear the screams of glee from the church. Nothing is quite like the first snowball, tightly packed with nice dense snow. Freezing hands turned pink from the blood rushing to prevent hypothermia, poofy jackets, snow boots. It's beginning to look a lot like christmas.
I can't remember the last time we had a measurable amount of snow this early. It must be global warming playing a trick on us. President Bush probably had a super top secret snow making weapon that is run on fossil fuels dump this snow on us to disprove the theory that he is causing all global catastrophes. October surprise indeed. . .
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