• 9 years 2 months ago
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    How where you notified that you would be enjoying a day of fun instead of sitting in school? What did you do?

    My mother would always come into my room and say "Keep sleeping, there is no school today" Those words would always rush strait to my brain and I would BOLT out of bed, for some reason when I would idealy sleep in I got up even earlier! I would watched some shows liked 'Saved by the bell' and the early episodes of Rugrats (only the old episodes are good). Get a nice heaping bowl of Cinnamon toast crunch, or fruity pebbles whichever my mom would by. After a round of cartoons i would get my slowpants on, and get geared up. Then i would wander into the snow, making snow angels, and attempting to make tunnels in the snow; even though they would always collapse :lol: oh well i kept at it.

    So what are your memories of Snow Days? :D
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      • 9 years 2 months ago
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      I lived in the CA Bay Area so it never snowed, and now I live in Reno and even when we get a "snow day" the best the rotten bastards at the county do is give kids a "delayed start" which means they start school an hour later. Need to move more in the foothills of the Sierras like Incline Village where they actually do get snow days.

      But I surrrrre had a lot of "faking sick days" to enjoy :lol: I would lay in bed watching the old Disney when they used to have the good movies and stuff on. In the sixth grade I had bronchitis (I was actually sick on this occasion) and was home all day writhing in my own misery on the couch or in bed. During the day I think I watched Old Yeller and the later version of Black Beauty. And then at night I watched Nickelodeon: Legends of the Hidden Temple, GUTS, Nick Arcade, etc.

      When I was home faking sick I'd watch MTV, shows like The Grind or Singled Out. The only thing on NIckelodeon during the day was Nick Jr, but I even watched that: Eureka's Castle, Muppet Babies, Today's Special. And then on the networks they had stuff like Power Rangers and VR Troopers. In the mornings on Disney I'd watch My Little Pony Tales and this show called Adventures in Wonderland based on Alice in Wonderland. Man daytime TV was awesome.
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        • 9 years 2 months ago
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        Snow days were so awesome. I lived in Massachusetts so usually if we had one day we also had the next day.I used to get up early in the morning anyway to watch Sailor Moon and then my parents would put on the news so that's how I found out if there was no school.
        I would watch cartoons in the morning. Then go outside and get pounded with snow by my brothers. Then go inside crying and play with my barbies the rest of the day. We didn't have cable so t.v. was limited. Snow days were cool though if only because there was no school. :D
        Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue
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          • 9 years 2 months ago
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          Living in the DC area, Snow Days were pretty damn cool, only thing that sucked was back in the day they waited till the last second to let you know school would be closed. I distinctly remember getting all geared up in my snow suit sweating my assests off to be told school was closed.
          I would end up watching, Spartacus, Danger Mouse old Nickelodeon. :)

          Head outside for a few hours...and when I mean hours walking over to King Kong mountain for sledding was the usual activity, I mean we were numb by the time we come in, eat some chicken soup, head back out until my it got dark, take nice hot bath, eat dinner and sleep.

          Snow days were more frequent b/c the area was less developed than it is today, I do remember a few rare, Heatwave days where I would get out of school b/c it was too hot (thats before they renovated buildings with central air)... 8)

          Good Memories... :)
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            • 9 years 2 months ago
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            Snow days were great. We didn't get them as much in the city but when my family moved to the country they were very frequent. They would announce them on the radio and my neighbour would phone me to tell me no school (my parents would leave for work before I woke up).

            We would go snowmobiling and sledding all day. It was great.

            I'll never forget one time in high school it was snowing so bad that they cancelled school halfway through the day and no busses showed up to take us home. We didn't end up getting home until after 5pm.
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              • 9 years 2 months ago
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              my snow days were spent roaming the neighborhood with friends. i hated the fact that my socks got soaked from the melting snow on my shoes. i never went out to get boots. sometimes i would tie grocery bags around socks...that worked pretty good.

              as to my "fake sick day", i was folied. i borrowed Contra, NES version, from a friend. so, my plan was to fake being sick in order to play it the next day. my older brother caught on and hid the game. i didnt get it back till he got home. after that, i just told my parents i didnt want to go to school. i did that from time to time. i spent the day doing whatever. i just hated having to go back and make-up work.
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                • 9 years 2 months ago
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                Living here in Indiana got quite a few snow days a week, or times when we'd be out for 2 weeks.Those were the best cause neighbors needed someone to watch the kids made good money.What was cool was when we got a big snow the day before we went back to school from Christmas break then snow again a few days later a few yrs we were out for a month to 6weeks due to Christmas break and Snow.Or we went back for 1 day after Christmas break it snowed that night so we'd be out for a week or 2 dependin on how much and how often it snowed.



                I never faked sick didn't get sick but maybe 1 or 2 days in a school yr.
                In HS I would skip a day here and there parents never minded that cause
                I never exceed my limit of sick days in school.
                It's OK, next time I'll make you listen. I wish that it were in the power of all children to say that to their parents and to know that indeed they would be heard as we were in those wonderful days on Waltons Mountain.Narrator The Waltons (From the Runawa
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                  • 9 years 2 months ago
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                  Ode' to the snow day.. Damn how I looked forward to these. Me and my buddies would all meet at my house and we would play either NES, D&D, listen to the radio maybe do some crank calling. Those where the days.
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                    • 9 years 2 months ago
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                    You know I used to have a childs book about this. Forgot what is was called though.... oh yea "snow days".
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                      • 9 years 2 months ago
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                      Oh my word snow days. I never had one of those since i was in 6th grade. My mom would always not wake me up, then i would spaz because i thought i was late for school. I loved that. I love snow days.
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                        • 9 years 2 months ago
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                        Early in the morning about 5am after hearing what sounded like my Mom saying there was no school I would ask my mom what's going on. She'd tell me the news had a list of places and schools that were closed for the day. I would get out of bed to watch the list on tv just to make sure I didn't have to go.
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                          • 9 years 2 months ago
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                          xSpiralDancerx wrote:
                          Snow days were so awesome.

                          Truly. When hearing from my mom that there was no school, I remember sometimes jumping out of bed and yelling "bodacious" or whatever silly slang I'd picked up from TMNT back then.

                          Most days I'd stay in and watch TV. Occasionally, when the rain had created enough ice, myself and a friend of mine would go out back and use trashcan lids as sleds. Once or twice his cousin had come over and all three of us linked our sleds together on the trip down the slope.

                          All this makes me think of how I'd really like to get out and have some real fun.
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                            • 9 years 2 months ago
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                            I usually watched the news religiously until I saw the notice, or my mom would just let me keep sleeping if she'd noticed it before it was time to get up.
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                              • 9 years 2 months ago
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                              My Mom would listen to the radio every morning...If there was no school she would come in my room and tell me..

                              Snow days were awesome!!...My friend's Dad would build the most awesomest snow trail whenever it snowed...He had a little hill in his back yard so that made it fun...Kids from all over the neighborhood would go to my friends house to ride the snow trail
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                                • 9 years 2 months ago
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                                snow day, what the hell is a snow day...j/k i l grew up in phoenix az we didnt get snow days, if we did that meant the Cardinals were going to win the super bowl because hell would have frozed over
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                                  • 9 years 2 months ago
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                                  Snow? What is that? Just kidding, here in New Mexico we hardly get snow. Well, at least where I live we don't!
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                                    • 9 years 2 months ago
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                                    I live in Iowa, and we usually get a few snow days every year. Last year we got more than normal because the guy that makes the decision used to live in Texas and had never seen an Iowa winter before. He cancelled school a couple times when we barely got dusted (not even one full inch). I'm sure the kids weren't complaining, though.

                                    Speaking of school, am I wrong or was the school year shorter when I was a kid? It seems to me it used to start the day after Labor Day instead of the last week in August, and I got out of school in May, not June. One school I went to got out for summer on May 15, and that was after making up the snow days.
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                                      • 9 years 2 months ago
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                                      My room was right beside my parents, so I could always hear the news from their tv. Either way, if my parents did or did not go to work, or if I went to my grandparent's house, I would just watch tv all day long :D !
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                                        • 9 years 1 month ago
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                                        Well, I live in Norway, so unfortunately a couple of inches of snow was no reason to stay home from school. If the temprature got lower than -20 celcius we could stay home though, but that didn't happen very often.
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                                          • 9 years 1 month ago
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                                          Well, I have to admit, throughout most of my elementary school years I dreaded snowdays because it meant that I'd just have to go sit at the babysitter's all day and deal with her evil self and her evil kids. Yes, that's how bad I hated it over there, I'd rather be in school lol. I mean, we'd be on our way over there, they'd announce it on the radio and I would just start BAWLING and beg my mom to please take the day off so she could stay home with me so I wouldn't have to go. I swear it was pitiful. Eventually though I was able to be home on snow days because either my much older brother or sister or someone else would be home, and then eventually I was able to walk to school and stay home by myself. And I LOVED snow days then (and faking sick days too lol). I just basically sat and watched TV (mostly Nickelodeon or old sitcoms and game shows on USA Network) and played video games. ::sigh:: Boy those were the days...
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