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Favorite thing to do on a snow day from school
Most of the schools here are either closed or late start because of yesterday's snow storm.  My question is what was your favorite thing to do when you had a non scheduled day off from school because of weather, or other reasons.
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27%c. we never had snow, so no days off

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#3 | 639 days ago

I had exactly one day off for snow my entire childhood during the blizzard of 1979. I tunneled through my back yard and freaked my mom out when she couldn't find me even though she was only about 10 feet away.
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#1 | 639 days ago

I usually went outside since I am the middle child, and only boy, which meant my sisters had tv guarded for their fave soap operas.  Snow kick ball or tackle football in our cul-de-sac was great.  I sure wish I could go back 30 years to age 10 when I was in my prime for kick ball greatness.
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#2 | 639 days ago

We'd always have these great "boot" hockey games at the corner rink since we could shovel off most of the snow ourselves (everybody bring a shovel!), but we couldn't get it clean enough to skate. 3 or 4 teams, a couple of goalies who just stayed out there, first to seven, winners stay on the ice, losers shovel between games if the snow was still falling, there was always at least one parent to referee. It was awesome. Geezus I miss that.
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#3 | 639 days ago

I had exactly one day off for snow my entire childhood during the blizzard of 1979. I tunneled through my back yard and freaked my mom out when she couldn't find me even though she was only about 10 feet away.
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#4 | 639 days ago

I grew up in California. Anytime the school closed we headed to the beach. The one time I remember it snowing I was either in 4th or 5th grade and we just played in it, they didn't shut the school down for it.
we never had snow, so no days off  
#5 | 639 days ago

We had 1 snow day off from school from middle school through high school.  Basically if we didn't get 2+ feet of snow, school was only delayed by an hour at worst.
But in elementary school we had a few more it seemed and we'd always get a neighborhood football game on followed by epic paramilitary snowball fights
#6 | 639 days ago

I watched Matlock.
#7 | 639 days ago

We used to shovel off the driveway and play hockey while wearing boots.  With the blizzard of '78, my brother and I spent Sunday clearing off the ice on the local pond so that we could shoot the puck around.  We spent about 45 minutes shoveling the snow, then another hour or so shooting around.  The blizzard hit that night and dumped almost 3 feet of snow on us...we knew on Tuesday that we would be off from school until at least the following Monday....then, on Friday, they announced that school was canceled for the next week.  It was fun!

Now, when there is snow that keeps my patients away, I get up early, build a fire, cook breakfast and sit around all day.
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#8 | 639 days ago

for us it was torment the younger brothers day. inside or outside, my older brother and i just slaughtered the 2 younger ones. then mom would slaughter us. all in all a very good day off.
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#9 | 638 days ago

Oh, and we were never off because it was snowing. They put our 3 "snow days" in May every year because we never got to actually use them in the winter.
#10 | 638 days ago

back when when i was gpoing to school it didnt close for ***t, if it wasnt a holiday or  Christmas/Easter break- your azz went to school like the post office - rain hail sleet or snow
#11 | 638 days ago

Hmmm...  The one time it snowed in my life in Santa Cruz was in 1976.  All the snow was gone by noon and there were no cancellations.  We did, however, lose a week from school in 1982 due to massive rains and flooding in the area.  We were without power for 3 days so there really wasn't much to do except go look at the San Lorenzo river a mere inches from overflowing the levees.  Was also amazed at the size of the debris floating down what had become a raging torrent.  Tree trunks the size of cars were surging the river crests.  It was something to see...
#12 | 637 days ago

make money shoveling driveways; tax-free, could make snow forts to take gf to for some sneaky outdoor sex. great times.
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#13 | 637 days ago

shoveled driveways for money, built snowmen, made snow angels, built snow forts to take gf's into for some sneaky outdoors sex. great times
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#14 | 637 days ago

My dad always built us a skating rink in the back yard every winter, so although I don't remember many "snow days" having a skating day was always my favorite thing to do.  The neighborhood kids would come over and we'd all play hockey.  It was a good size rink and we even had proper goals, so it was usually a pretty good time.  My mother would actually make hot chocolate and put it in a thermos or two for us to drink during "period breaks".
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#15 | 606 days ago

icfeet wrote:
We used to shovel off the driveway and play hockey while wearing boots.  With the blizzard of '78, my brother and I spent Sunday clearing off the ice on the local pond so that we could shoot the puck around.  We spent about 45 minutes shoveling the snow, then another hour or so shooting around.  The blizzard hit that night and dumped almost 3 feet of snow on us...we knew on Tuesday that we would be off from school until at least the following Monday....then, on Friday, they announced that school was canceled for the next week.  It was fun!

Now, when there is snow that keeps my patients away, I get up early, build a fire, cook breakfast and sit around all day.
mustve been a NJ thing smiley
#16 | 606 days ago

snow day- what's that? I grew up in NYC- only thing that shut down school was a federal/national holiday in the era i went to school
#17 | 606 days ago

if we get a snow day, everyone panics and stays inside, even if it doesn't snow which is usually the case.

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