Central Texas is experiencing an ice storm. The city is shut down and for the first time all year, the kids can not wait to get outside and stomp on ice puddles. There are flurries outside, with big flakes that we simply never see here.
Jack and Harry were considering mounting an expedition to the local Best Buy. With the streets patched with ice, they would slowly trek the 7 miles to get copies of World of Warcraft’s new expansion: Burning Crusades. Best Buy decided to open this morning just long enough to feed the WoW addiction and they expect to make a few grand simply by selling copies of Burning Crusades to frozen gamers.
My brother’s family bought their copies at 11:00pm last night, and my nephew has been calling to see if our kids have their copies and are ready to play. My oldest woke this morning and began singing,
“Today….is the day….the day of the Expansion.
Burning Crusade, going to get it….
Burning Crusade, today is the day…
Today….is the day….the day of the Expansion.”
Now, I have been arguing that this is more about burning desire and foolish crusades. I wasn’t making much headway until they tried to release the truck from a thick sheet of ice. It’s as if an ice mage threw a frost nova on it, and froze it in place. No Crusades for us today!