Old Farmer Scott
Welcome to the 6th floor.
Today’s contributors are: Ann, Sara, Tabitha, Frank, Billy and Scott.
Subject: 6th Floor Blog Almanac
“It’s cold again.” Sara notes, as Sara, Ann, Tabitha and Frank return from a walk outside. Billy and Scott are playing NHL 10 on the PS3, and Frank goes to shower.
“Not as cold as last week. Maybe we’ll have a little more warm weather before winter sets in..” Tabitha muses.
“After the rain passes, it’s supposed to be semi-nice again actually.” Billy says.
“Good being relative to if you like rain or not.” Ann says.
“Doesn’t mean it’ll stay nice. I’m predicting a harsh, cold winter.” Scott says.
“You are? I’ve always wondered who the ‘Old Farmer’ is with the almanac. It’s you Scott!” Ann exclaims.
“Actually, the Old Farmer’s Almanac does predict an above average snowfall this year. Probably some for Thanksgiving as well.” Billy says.
“I’m thinking we get a white Christmas this year.” Sara predicts.
“That would be nice.” Ann says.
“However, for as cold as the winter will be, summer will come early. It’ll be blistering hot at times.” Scott predicts.
“Would you like to wager on these predictions, oh farmer Scott?” Billy asks.
“Sure. Let’s say $50. Payable next summer.” Scott says. “Sara can be judge.”
“Judge? This predictions are rather arbitrary. You said it’s going to be a harsh, cold winter, and that summer will come early with blistering days. Fine. I’ll judge it, but we’re going by my standards.” Sara says.
“So what do we classify as harsh, cold winter? At least three days where the temperature drops near 0?” Ann asks.
“Yes. And it has to snow well, at least three times. And by well I mean I have to still be able to make a snowball two days later.” Sara says.
“And not out of the black snow that gets piles on the curbs.” Ann clarifies.
“Okay. For summer. Blistering heat. Those are the days that you feel like you’re going to melt on the subway platform. When people are applying sunscreen to go out for lunch, when you see pedestrians with umbrellas to block the sun.” Sara explains.
“He said early as well. I classify early as meaning I’ll have a craving for a frosty root beer float before April Fools Day.” Ann says.
“Excellent. What do you say guys? Those terms acceptable?” Sara asks.
“Perfect.” Scott says, as he and Billy shake on it.