Maryland: I believe you are cursed. And I think it all dates back to the Civil War.
Maryland was a southern state. It sided with the Confederates. But, it never seceded from the Union.
That indecisiveness has been transformed into a winter weather curse. And now, we’re paying for it.
Now, I believe that our indecisiveness means that Marylanders were at least wrestling with the morality of Confederate beliefs – at least that’s what I tell myself. No, it’s not as good as being a free state, but it’s a step up from the rest of the Southern states.
Regardless, someone, somewhere, at some time put a curse on Maryland in the form of Wintery Mixes as a punishment for that indecisiveness.
Mother Nature is throwing beautiful, albeit abundant snow to the north of us and warm-ish rain to the south of us. And Maryland? We get it all. Snow followed by rain that melts the snow then freezes thereby making Maryland one big ice skating rink. Then – just to be sure – we get some freezing rain making walking outside nearly impossible. Don’t believe me? Here’s a screen shot from The Weather Channel:
Green, purple, and pink all going right through there.
You could also talk to my bruised bum and slightly whiplashed neck about that ice. They were victims this morning while I was walking the dog. And the dog didn’t even stop and turn around to see if I was okay. Apparently having 4 feet on the ground instead of two gives you much better balance and the idea that you are better than your human.
Yep. I did that. And I landed with my arms back just to throw in the possibility of breaking my arm again. Good work Self!