Let it snow
Top five ways to spend a snow day in Houston
It's "snowing" in Houston. And while we're not expecting a blizzard [update: it's a freakin' blizzard!], people are freaking out. Be calm, Houstonians. That white stuff you see is natural. For those of you who are unfamiliar with life outside the tropics, here are some of our favorite snow day activities, Houston-style:
Build a snowman
Look, don't expect to make anything of Frosty proportions. But if you move quickly and wear gloves to prevent melting from the heat of your hands, you might find enough stuff on the ground to make two or three small spheres and stack them together. Intricate decorations on these tiny snowpeople should probably to left to advanced scalpel-wielding surgeons and those who have experience writing on grains of rice.
Ok, there probably wont be enough slick snow or ice to use any old sled or trash can lid. Our recommendation? Grab a skateboard. Under normal conditions this is known simply as "skateboarding," but we think if you sit on it and ride it sideways in the cold, it counts.
Make a snow angel
We're only expected to get three to six inches, so there might not be any flailing necessary. If you do happen to find a spot where the snow sticks, just lay there a second and you'll probably melt right through.
Salt the driveway
Table salt will probably do the trick. Throw some over your left shoulder. Now you'll not only be safe, you'll be lucky, too!
Dust off that recipe for homemade tomato soup. Christen the fireplace. (For bonus points, roast chestnuts.) Read a book, catch up on Mad Men or The Hills (wherever your tastes lie), play a board game. Stay safe and avoid the nasty, frozen roads if you possibly can.