Mother Nature is messing with Utah. I would say it's God doing it, but I know this state, and I really don't want to stir that pot. So, I'll blame it on Mother Nature. Today? It snowed. Oh, and it didn't just snow a little bit. Some places got a foot of snow. Think I'm exaggerating? Check this shit out...Stolen from ksl.com
Yeah, no one in Utah is growing good tomatoes this year. I think we'll be lucky if any of us grow anything but mold.
I would love to say that this is just a one time "joke" from nature, that she's just pulling a prank because she knows how Utahns enjoy a good laugh -- but she has been messing with the state for almost a year. This winter? We had practically no snow. People would arrive in the state and think the "greatest snow on earth" logo on the license plates was ironic. Resorts were asking kids to bring their Snoopy Sno-cone machines up to help cover the slopes. We had a beige Christmas. Well, at least we did in the north. In the south, where it is supposed to be warm in the winter, they got hammered with snow. Record blizzards. All of the retirees came out of their condos to shake their canes at the sky -- to no avail. Of course, we are all good sports, and used to drought years, so we figured that's what it was.
Now we know better. Mother Nature was just setting us up. Wiping off the chair so she could pull it out from under us. Offering us a can of mixed nuts, knowing there is a wire snake inside. Telling us a big celebrity was coming out in People magazine, and then announcing it's Cheley Wright.
We are not amused.
I just wish I knew what she had up her sleeve for summer. I'm guessing either heat beyond belief that makes everything melt quickly and brings the Great Salt Lake back to prehistoric levels, or polar ice caps.
Watch, now it will be temperate and lovely. At least until the locusts come.