Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"How Cold Is It?", You Ask

It's so cold that on Saturday, for the first time since 2005, the Almost-Annual NYS Crappie Derby will be held at the Whitney Point Reservoir.

You see, the Crappie Derby is an ice-fishing tournament, and because they get around a thousand people attending, the organizers insist on at least twelve inches of ice on the lake. It's been four years since the last time there was enough ice on the lake to hold the derby. But all is well in Whitney Point, because there's PLENTY of ice this year.

And I'm not even gonna talk about the six to twelve inches of snow expected tonight and tomorrow. Jeezus, get me on a plane out of here, someone!

Oh, and what's a Crappie, you ask? Around these parts, it's pronounced "croppie", I assume so that newscasters don't split their pants every time they have to say it on air, and it's ...... a fish. I'm pretty sure it's a fish, anyway. Kind of like a sunfish. I think.


kitkat said...

I never understood "snowbirds" and why someone would need to leave someplace for a whole season until I moved up here. I'm accustomed to Midwest winters, where the snow melts after a couple days and you routinely see temperatures above freezing.

rockygrace said...

While most upstate New York winters are a snot, this one has been particularly miserable. Blech.