Snow Day

I’m spending a few days at my parents’ house before I set off on my travels, and we got a couple inches of snow yesterday. My high school-aged cousin was not amused (“What’s the point of snow if it’s not on a school day?!”), but I actually enjoyed it. A snow day is like a guilt-free relaxation day! So after a quick shovel of the driveway, and some hot tomato soup and sandwiches, it was movie time. There’s just something nice about getting comfy on the couch with lots of blankets and watching a movie with your mom and dad! Last night’s pick was Out of Africa, the 1985 classic starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. My former coworker, Eddie, actually gave it to me as a going away gift (did I mention that I had the best coworkers ever?), and instructed me to watch it before I left for my trip. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a great film. Definitely inspired me to visit Africa! My favorite line of the movie: “The Earth was made round so that we would not see too far down the road.” Words that resonated with me… especially as someone who tries to plan ahead way too much!

What are you doing during this snowy weekend? (Or if you’re lucky enough to live somewhere warm and sunny, let the rest of us know what you’re doing to make us jealous!)

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6 Comments on “Snow Day

  1. Yes, you finally watched it! And I am so happy that you liked the movie, which I loved (we played the DVD, just the sound, over and over in our long road trips). Our favorite lines: “This water lives in Mombasa” and “Do you know china? Yes, Sabu. China: It can break”.

    Have a wonderful trip!

    Eddie

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