Every year since I came to Butler, each winter has been rather similar. We might get a little bit of snow before Christmas (usually the week before finals, or during finals), but the most snow and winter-y weather always comes after we return from Winter Break. Each year it snows during Recruitment…so much that I am usually glad that I don’t have to go anywhere for the entire week, because then I don’t need to dig out my car. Then after Recruitment we get at least one more big snow, whether it is a Snowpocalypse level snowstorm or a snowstorm that gives us about a foot of snow – that keeps me from carrying on my life like normal for a day or two. And of course…in between the bigger amounts of snow we always have light dustings, or mini-snowstorms.
This year, however, has been completely different…and I don’t like it. We haven’t had any large amounts of snow, I’ve only had to use my ice scraper twice, and I’ve never pulled out my de-icer. I am extremely disappointed in this winter…and because of that, I am declaring that the winter isn’t officially over yet. So, Mother Nature…this is your time to step it up and give Indiana what we love – crazy weather patterns. I would prefer for us not to have a snow storm before/during Spring Break…because I couldn’t live with myself if I missed it. I looked at my schedule, and decided that I could fit a snowstorm in on March 20, beginning at 8 p.m. I also might be able to squeeze it in on March 6, at the same time. I love the element of surprise though, so be sure, Mother Nature, to not listen too well. Just try to keep these dates and my schedule in the back of your mind – because I would really appreciate it. Thanks, Mother Nature!