Friday, December 18, 2009

A Guaranteed White Christmas: Rethought

So, as you may know I was a little bit upset about the results of The Weather Channel's Guaranteed White Christmas promotion. Okay, I was more than a little bit upset. But I digress. Anyway, this morning to greet me between the Local on the 8's was a little video about the Livingston family of Florida who won the white Christmas. Turns out that they used to live somewhere where it snowed and decided to seek a more laid-back, peaceful life in the Keys.
Well that changes everything. Or does it? My very first, knee jerk reaction was that maybe this kid deserves a white Christmas more than I thought. Like, they moved to the Keys four years ago, when the young kid was two and a half, so it's conceivable that he knew snow and remembers it. So maybe, just maybe.
But then I started to think about it. And since I am bitter and hateful and don't really think that anyone deserved the good things that they get, it was easy to find a reason why they still don't deserve to have the fluffy white stuff on Christmas morn. Actually, it will be manufactured snow so it will probably be a little more icy and fine than large and fluffy but whatever. I sort of realized that they are almost worse, because they used to live in a snowy place, they used to make the sacrifices and endurances that are required to receive a white Christmas. But they chose to give it up. They willingly made the switch to tropical wonder and therefore they deserve white Christmas EVEN LESS.
You what though? No. It doesn't really matter. The kid deserves his snow, alright? He's a kid. A six and a half year old kid, and he should have the opportunity to make a snowman and watch it melt in the hot Florida sun. No kid, at Christmastime, should be deprived of anything so I shouldn't be mad. Maybe I am just jealous. Maybe I just am upset because the Weather Channel has a very pronounced Southern and East Coast bias (Even though they WERE in my home town a couple of weeks ago covering a cold snap. I just become more and more of a hypocrite the more I type today, don't I?). I just don't know, but a couple of days on and a couple of nights to sleep on it and you know what? I am glad for the Livingston family, and I truly hope that they enjoy their guaranteed white Christmas. It had just better go to a kid in Alaska next year, that's all that I'm saying.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I TOTALLY AGREE, ONCE AGAIN, THE WEATHER CHANNEL IS TOTALLY BIASED. THE ONLY THING THE WEATHER CHANNEL DOES FOR THE NORTHWOODS IS, FOR A BRIEF SECOND, AND THEY DON'T EVEN SHOW IT EVERY TIME EITHER, IS THE ONE SECOND RADAR SHOT ON THE LOCAL ON THE 8'S. AND THEY SHOULDN'T EVEN CALL IT "LOCAL" BECAUSE IT IS NOT "LOCAL" FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY SHOULD CALL IT "WHATEVER WE WANT TO SHOW" ON THE 8'S!!!!!!!!!