Although almost every television outlet has adopted “Snowmageddon” as the correct noun to use when describing the end of the world by snow, personally, I favor “Snowpocalypse.” Call me old-fashioned, but when I look out on the Siberian landscape we call home, I think apocalyptic thoughts. I think “We’re will be trapped here. We will die and the dogs will eat us.”


Garry and I discussed it last night. It was a loud conversation, not because of any disagreement, but because he had removed his hearing aids.

“We have to get better,” he suggested, referring to the Cold That Will Not Go Away.

“Or we could die,” I pointed out.

“Thanks for that image,” he said.

That was when he suggested the dogs would probably eat us. I thought it possible Owen might notice our non-communicative state before we fully rotted. If not, then the smell.

“Also,” I pointed out, “We might not get better, and we might NOT die. We could just stay like this. Forever. Coughing, wheezing, sneezing. While the snow turns glacial and consumes the house and us with it.”

“It sucks,” said Garry.

“Definitely sucks,” I agreed.

Then we went to bed. To sleep, perchance to dream. With the hope that morning would bring a better day.

The Daily Prompt: Play Lexicographer – Create a new word and explain its meaning and etymology.

Categories: Daily Prompt, Getting old, Humor, Marriage, Pets, Photography, snow, Winter

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55 replies

  1. I hope things get better real soon.


  2. Snowpocalypse is a great title for a book or movie. I’m sorry that you both seem to be under the weather. Take care.


  3. If I were trapped in Snowpocalypse, I doubt my cats would eat me. They are too finicky….

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  4. That is a good word to describe something not describable in a onomatapaeic way (or something like that). We are not snowed in and yesterday I bought myself some anti Snowmageddon shoes to ensure my survival without a stay in the local hospital for broken bones etc.

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    • Anti-Snowmageddon shoes? Sounds swell? Believe I sold a version of them in ancient times when I was childrens’ shoe salesman. Called them galoshes.


      • Now we need them with spikes to grip the ice!


        • It seems shoes are not just shoes but are fabricated from some wonder material. The ones I have now are made from the skin of the neoprene monster. My problem is that my size does not exist for my feet in the woman’s department. I am direct to the men’s selection. No problem. I just have to make sure they are skid free and enlarge when my foot grows.


          • I remember Naugahyde furniture. We formed an expedition and went to hunt the might Nauga, but they were elusive … and apparently became soon extinct since there is no more Naugahyde. I wear Uggs. They are my weapon against winter. And they are warm and comfy, too.


    • I’m set for foot wear … but the ground is very treacherous. I think our own driveway is THE most treacherous place of all. And it is cold, so whatever was slightly melted has reverted to ice. Just 7 more weeks. Just 7 more seeks. I’m chanting.


  5. I like snowpocalypse better- good one Marilyn. Try gargling with apple cider vinegar if you have any, or if you have lemons in the house slice, add ginger,cinnamon and pour honey over to cover in a jar, refrigerate. Add to hot water, better than tea, seems to help colds.Hope you guys aren’t re infecting each other!! 😀 Open some windows and let the fresh air in. Hope Owen comes to dig you out soon. ❤

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  6. I always have a great chuckle at all the comments. It’s rough, all that weather, especially if you are feeling under the weather. Must go, I nearly burned the potatoes to the bottom of the pot. Hang in there.

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  7. What about ‘snocalypse’? Don’t you think that has a certain ring to it?

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  8. Do they deliver pizza to your home?

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  9. Remember, the present-tense for “Snowpocalypse,” indicating that it is ongoing rather than impending or past, is “snowpocalysm.” 🙂 (I claim no credit for that one. My clone is inclined to spoonerisms and such when sleep-deprived, and one day he accidentally coined the term “apocalysm.”)

    The weather HERE has been unseasonably warm the last couple of days. It’s very windy right now, though, so our blizzard is on the way, I’m sure. Mid-60s today (with dust storms, because it’s New Mexico), and snow tomorrow. And no one around here knows how to deal with snow, even though it’s not uncommon. (Local stores don’t sell real winter coats or boots, either: “Hey, it’s New Mexico, it’s a desert, and deserts are hot year-round, right? They don’t need warm clothes.”)


    • People were like that in Jerusalem, even though every few years, there would be a snow of some significance … 10 or 20 inches. But Jerusalem only owned a single plow and NO ONE had snow tires or any idea how to drive in it. Or had a real coat or boots. It was funny. Then. Not so much now.


  10. I just call it Snow Hell – unless everything closes and I get a day off from work, in which I case I call it Snow Heaven.


  11. Sounds like a good plot-line for an episode of The Twilight Zone. Where is Rod Serling when you need him?

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  12. Good word, been trying to think of one but nothing comes to mind


  13. Well, March is only a few weeks away….

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