We’re dealing with some wintery weather here in Tennessee in recent days. Where I’m located, there really wasn’t enough snow to be a factor, but other areas were inundated. It reminded me of something I saw a couple of weeks ago online.
So what do you do with a baseball stadium during the winter months?
The folks in Cleveland figured it out. It’s called Cleveland Snow Days.
They installed an innertube luge run, an ice skating rink and a snowball tossing area along with some other nifty stuff during the weeks before and after the holidays.
Even cooler is that the baseball dugouts were warm-up areas for the chilly visitors. How awesome would that be to hang out in the dugout? Pretty awesome if you ask me.
It brought people back to the downtown area during a time when foot traffic and visitors are at a minimum. Very smart.
And it looks like it would be fun.
So until the first pitch of spring, here’s to Cleveland and their winter baseball wonderland.
Posted in baseball, nature, sports, weather
Tagged baseball, Cleveland, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Snow Days, fun, ice skating, Indians Snow Days, luge, MLB, snow, weather, winter, winter fun, winter in Cleveland
I ran across this story earlier in the week, but I was too busy preparing to head out of town for work to post it here.
Now that I’m home, I present a story for all you Weather Channel fans out there.
In the spectrum of colorful meteorological mayhem, it’s not Prince’s “Purple Rain“, but purple snow that fell upon Russia. The lavender powder was impacted by dust from Africa rising into the atmosphere and mingling with the snow clouds.
Weird stuff indeed, but it makes for one lovely blanket.
Here’s another weird weather anomaly, an icicle that looks like Jack Frost.
Posted in Movies, music, nature, Pop Culture, weather, weird
Tagged Prince, Purple Rain, purple snow, snow, weather, weird weather
What with all the snow on the roads around here, everyone is yakking about reckless fools sliding through stop signs due to their carelessness combined with the driving conditions.
So in honor of the octagonal red intersection commands, Urlesque has hacked stop signs and their unexpected messages.
Everything from MC Hammer to Harry Potter gets referenced. Some of the pics are photoshopped but others have been physically altered.
None of them, however, offer a zombie warning for you.
Posted in Pop Culture, travel, weather, zombies
Tagged hacked, hacked signs, hacked stop signs, road signs, signs, snow, travel, weather
So the entire state is buzzing with dire predictions of snow – they’re talking INCHES not flurries.
Of course, this brings about a mad rush by consumers who apparently believe purchasing loaves and gallons are talismans that will keep the weather worries at bay or at least see them through the crisis so they don’t have to eat their youngest child like something off a Donner Party hors d’oeuvres tray.
I don’t mind the snow.
It’s the ice that worries me. My neck of the woods was fortunately just south of the ice crisis that made life so miserable for so many for so long last year in Western Kentucky.
Even my family living one county over from my current home was impacted without power for five days and they were on the extremely southern edge of the worst weather.
Here’s hoping if the snow falls over the next few days, it just offers excellent sledding and no power outages and may your shopping cart be filled with your favorite grocery items.
Posted in food, nature, ouch, weather
Tagged bread and milk, Donner Party, ice, natural tragedy, snow, snow storm, snowpocalypse, weather, Western Kentucky ice storm 2009
Last week I opted not to use a Christmas song for Feel Good Friday.
With this being the final Friday before the big event, I’ve chosen my Christmas Feel Good Friday tune – with a twist of course.
It’s the Del Rubio Triplets doing their version of Winter Wonderland with a bonus dash of Pee Wee Herman and Cowboy Curtis.
An early Merry Christmas to all of you!
Posted in classics, Feel Good Friday, holidays, kitsch, nostalgia, Pop Culture, television, weather, weird
Tagged Christmas, Christmas carols, Cowboy Curtis, Del Rubio Triplets, funny, holiday songs, holidays, odd Christmas songs, Pee Wee Herman, Pee Wee's Playhouse, snow, Winter Wonderlandd
So we’ve had a little ice come down in our neck of the woods.
Of course, this means rampaging shoppers have wiped out all the bread and milk in area stores.
I wonder what the lactose intolerant shop for on these days?
Thank goodness the crazy ladies were too busy buying staples to nab all the beer.
I’m good to go.
I know Newscoma has been on a penguin kick of late and I’ve brought you a bit of Pen Zen with a link to the 24-hour camera at the Tennessee Aquarium and even flying penguins, but today I present what may be the freakiest penguins ever captured on film.
Nobody sees the rest of the world the same way the Bollywood directors do, that’s for certain.