January 30, 2007

Yellow Snow and Blue Ice

Did y’all see this? A big ‘ol hunk o’ ice fell on this guy’s car in Tampa and crushed it.

Holy crap.

Of course instinctively we’re thinking, “airplane”. Nothing like something from an airplane lavatory to land on your car. Blech. Don’t eat blue tinted ice. That is akin to that don’t eat yellow snow thing.

But that is what I think most of us think, even though they are saying it isn’t that frozen urine fecal matter from the sky.

Oh no. But not those space people. They immediately checked to see if the Tampa weather conditions were such that they could have the formation of…

Get ready…



That’s right. There is a name for big ass chunks of ice that fall out of the sky. And although we Floridians have been feeling one heckuva cold snap that has pushed us to wear socks, sweaters, and think of parkas… the 40 degree weather we have is evidently not enough for the formation of a… m-eg-a-cry-o-meteor.

The new word of the week.

Good Grief.

So do y’all get a lot of those mega-cry-o-meteors in the great white north?

I’m testing out the syllable divisions in the pronunciations of my new word. MEGAcryometeor. MEGacryometeor. megAcryometeor. megaCRYometeor.

Doesn’t matter… it all sounds pretty damn spooky!

Posted by Boudicca at January 30, 2007 09:52 PM | TrackBack

Listening to the folks around here, I'd say that the emphasis is definitely on the CRY.

Posted by: That1guy at January 30, 2007 10:56 PM

I heard about that today. But, ya know, if it fell here in the big white north we would fence it off, put a paper cone beside it and sell tickets billing it as the World's Biggest SnoCone or something...

Posted by: Jody at January 30, 2007 11:20 PM

Ooookkkkk. Now I'm thinking I should get in the word business and make up new words!

Posted by: vw bug at January 31, 2007 07:19 AM

In a word...No. We don't seem to have those on the frozen tundra.

Posted by: Raging Mom at January 31, 2007 07:43 AM

Yeah - none of those up here. And even if there was, who would notice? *Everything* is a big chunk of frozen something around here these days...

Posted by: Richmond at February 1, 2007 08:34 AM

Nope. Seen golf sized hail when I was stationed in CO but that was about it for large pieces of frozen water falling out of the sky. Very strange.

Posted by: Lemon Stand at February 1, 2007 11:41 AM

When I saw the report, all I could think about was "Joe Dirt"


Posted by: P'Cola Titan at February 1, 2007 08:00 PM