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December 11, 2008

It's the end of the world as we know it.

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Drew called me last night.

"Guess why I can't go to the gym?" he asked.

"Oh, fun!" I said. Because trust me when I tell you I will be calling in sick at the gym for a long time to come. I love this game.

"Ok, so are you calling in drunk?"

"Not this time," he said. "They won't fall for that one again."

Pause.

"Sadly."

Then we laughed and chitchatted and temporarily forgot why he was calling me. Later I said, "So what is your reason for not going to the gym?" Because Drew is not allergic to the gym like I am.

"OH," he said. "GUESS WHAT!"

"What?" all over again. Fun!

(By the way can you see how we're both so easily amused. It's like Waiting For Godot in reverse. We're even worse in person.)

"It's snowing!" he said. "HERE! In HOUSTON!"

"Oh my God, it's the end of the world! Do you have wine?"

"Yes! Thank Goodness!" he said. "We have a Hurricane Kit and now it is SNOWING! In HOUSTON!"

"Have you taken pictures? Video? Is it really snow?" I asked. Because ya'll, I was born in Texas. You cannot fool me. Houston is where people go to sweat and then die. Never wear polyester blends south of Kerrville.

"I AM OUTSIDE IN THE SNOW." Then: "HOLY CRAP IT IS REALLY COLD OUT HERE."

"You know," I said, because I am a good friend, "you see, in mathematics and barometrics and also logical blahblahnese, if it's snowing it's an indication of coldness. Generally speaking."

"It's all Al's fault," said Drew. Also because he is a good friend.

"No," I said. "Al Gore is perfect, have you seen him? He's lost weight. Mmmhmmm. He's not calling in sick to the gym! So THIS SNOW my friend is a bonafide Christmas miracle!"

"You're right," he said. "I don't have to go to the gym, I can drink wine and have a fire in the fireplace without turning on the air conditioning! Because it is a Christmas Miracle! Two weeks early!"

So ya'll it is snowing in Houston. What's next? Carbs come back in style? People in Los Angeles stop wearing pajamas to the market? Cats become aerodynamically sound and fly from place to place? If it can snow in Houston anything is possible. Well, anything is possible except for me going to the gym. I called in a snow day long ago, never to return. Because Drew is SO right, it's much easier than calling in drunk! Call in snowing! It is a Christmas Miracle.

Posted by laurie at December 11, 2008 9:01 AM