Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Spur of the Moment, Totally Random, Just for Fun Contest!

Spring is finally, FINALLY peeking out from behind the snowbanks in my corner of the world. And let me tell you, we are ready for it. Around these parts, we were starting to feel like this: 
We know snow. The biggest snowplow in the world is in use at our airport. And this wasn't the snowiest winter we've ever had - that would be the winter of 92-93, when we got 192.1 inches of the stuff - but it never seemed to let up. Add in a few visits from the Polar Vortex, and many of us were beginning to think that someone could write a novel about our area and call is 50 Shades of White. 

It's finally getting better. The robins are back, the creeks are running, and most of the snow has melted away, leaving behind a carpet of dull grey-brown, half-dead grass. That's okay. We know it will green up soon, especially with a forecast like this one: 
But winter has not deserted us completely. Oh no. For instance - take a look at this snow mountain by the parking lot of my daughter's school:
And yes, it has already melted considerably.

I looked at this mountain as I walked past it today and thought, hmmm. How long will it take for this pile of frozen whiteness to completely disappear? And then I thought - HMMMM! That would make a great contest!

So here you have it, readers. You see the mountain. You see our forecast. Tell me when you think the mountain will be completely gone. (All I need is a date, not the precise hour. I'm not going to stand there hovering :-). If more than one person guesses the correct date, I will throw all the potential winners into a hat and draw from there.  The person who comes closest will receive something else our area is known for:
(That would be a bottle of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Sensuous Slathering Sauce. PLEASE NOTE: Awarding of this prize assumes I can ship it to where you live. If not, there will be an alternate but equally awesome prize, to be determined when I figure it out. Work with me, people.)

The prize announcement will be made on my scheduled blogging date, April 11. (Note that this assumes the mountain has melted by then. If not, expect an updated photo and a plea for chocolate and/or vast amounts of hard liquor.)

Questions and guesses can all go in the comments. Fire away!





12 comments:

marelou said...

10 days from now --April 12 *crossing fingers*

Crystal Wells said...

I am guessing April 24th

Tammy Yenalavitch said...

I will say April 22nd.

bn100 said...

April 27

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Kaelee said...

That's a big pile of snow. I think you will get rain and it will be gone by April 13th, Palm Sunday and my great niece's birthday.

Snookie said...

April 8th :) Our snow melts pretty darn fast if it's out in full sun.

Mary Preston said...

April 22 - all gone for my birthday!!

Anonymous said...

From MarcieR

April 25. But that means by your next blog post it will still be there and you'll have to go to the liquor store to tide you over.

Rogenna Brewer said...

Oh, Kris how fun and clever. That's for pulling together the contest spur of the moment :)

Laney4 said...

April 11th - just in time for your blog. (Wouldn't that be nice?)

penney said...

I say April 18th
Penney

Leslie said...

I'll guess April14th after a whole lotta, much deserved sunshine.

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