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Mother nature is an ass.

:icontheleaveshaveeyes:
theleaveshaveeyes Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
So, it would appear we're expecting a white Christmas here.

This is bad, because I have to drive for an hour later to get to my father's house. And like most people in western Tennessee, I'm clueless about driving in snow. I willingly admit that I am a very bad driver when dealing with winter weather. And it terrifies me. I don't like driving in rain, much less a fucking blizzard.

I would really, really hate to miss Christmas with my folks, because my dad is preparing an extravagant meal and I spent a lot of time making gifts for them.
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
It's very cold and my sinuses are acting up. Nose, stop running!

The snow was pretty though.
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:icontheleaveshaveeyes:
theleaveshaveeyes Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
My sinuses are horrible and bloody from the widely fluctuating temperatures we've had lately.
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
It should stop.
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:icon290pika:
290Pika Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
Come to Central California; it's only snowed here twice that I remember. 1998 and 2005. :lol:
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:iconredmarlin:
redmarlin Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Hello, from Florida! :wave:
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:iconjellybean9000:
Jellybean9000 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, I'm actually glad that I have some snow. It's been pretty dry for quite some time, now.
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FIRSTxAIDxKIT Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
You said it didn't start yet, so I wouldn't worry about it too much. Seriously, if it starts falling on your way there, you really have nothing to worry about unless it's a 10 inch blizzard. Especially if it's not wet snow, your tires should have pretty good traction in even us much as an inch of snow (I live in CT and drive a sedan, so I can handle a couple of inches perfectly fine). When it doubt, slow down, and take turns REALLY easy because you don't want to fishtail.

And like someone above said, don't brake and turn at the same time. One or the other. And pump your brakes, don't slam.
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:icontheleaveshaveeyes:
theleaveshaveeyes Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
The main issue I worry about is visibility. I drove in a heavy pour of snow once, it was pretty hairy.
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FIRSTxAIDxKIT Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
On a side note, one time I was driving home from work and the visibility was so bad that I actually had to turn off my headlights. Obviously turning them back on when I was anywhere near another car, but the glare off the snow was blinding.
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FIRSTxAIDxKIT Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Just take it slow and keep a good following distance. :nod: Just stay to the right and drive as fast as you feel comfortable, because you're not going to be the only one worried about visibility.
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:icontheleaveshaveeyes:
theleaveshaveeyes Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Well I didn't get to go anyway, my dad didn't want me out in that weather so he decided to postpone our Christmas. :(
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FIRSTxAIDxKIT Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:(

At least you're safe and didn't have to deal with the potentially stressful and dangerous situation. :nod:
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3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
All I can say is, good luck. :hmm:
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DJ0Hybrid Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Extra advice:
-If it is sunny, wear sun glasses. The sun will reflect off of the snow and can be extremely distracting. Sun glasses reduce the glare and make driving a bit easier.
-Assume black ice in the worst places to have black ice. Heck, assume it is everywhere, especially on back roads.
-4WD cars will slide on ice. Trust me, I've gotten a pickup in 4WD High to go sideways (accidently.)
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:iconabstract-mindser:
Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
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:iconorangekrissy:
OrangeKrissy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Where did you get my pic of my ass at??
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:iconabstract-mindser:
Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
The little search box up there.
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:icontheleaveshaveeyes:
theleaveshaveeyes Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
i c wut u did thar.

That's quite a lovely tuckus, though.
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:iconabstract-mindser:
Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
I wanted to find something good.
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:icontheleaveshaveeyes:
theleaveshaveeyes Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
I wish my ass looked that nice. My ass is pretty good looking but not quite THAT good.
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:iconabstract-mindser:
Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
We all wish for a plush tush, but what are ya gonna do?
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:iconprosaix:
prosaix Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
:sing:For some strange reason it had to be
He guided me to Tennessee
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:iconturkevulture:
TurkEvulture Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
What a stupid complaint. You're an ***.
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:iconpinkmitten:
Pinkmitten Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
*** *** * ******* *** ******. :aww:
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:icontheleaveshaveeyes:
theleaveshaveeyes Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
I love you too :meow:
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:iconsbkmulletman:
sbkMulletMan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
That's not how you spell "cunt", you twat.
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:iconturkevulture:
TurkEvulture Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
That's not what I spelled. What starts with an "A" and is only three letters long?
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:iconsbkmulletman:
sbkMulletMan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Then do it right next time, you pompanderous poondersnatch.
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:iconorangekrissy:
OrangeKrissy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
^always knows how to charm the women.
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:iconturkevulture:
TurkEvulture Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Define plz.
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:iconsbkmulletman:
sbkMulletMan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
a small, 50x50 pixel image, often used for humor and cheap shots against morons.

:iconfingerplz:
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:iconturkevulture:
TurkEvulture Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
No. Not what I meant. Don't define "plz", define pompanderous poondersnatch.
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:iconsbkmulletman:
sbkMulletMan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Well why didn't you SAY so, you bilactrious bimbleshot?

Pompanderous Poondersnatch: Noun; You!
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gvcspecks Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
and?
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:iconturkevulture:
TurkEvulture Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
...and is an insult?
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gvcspecks Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
you never specified it was an insult, your pussyness of using *** made it very hard to know what it was. was it ant?
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:iconturkevulture:
TurkEvulture Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Oh well. I'm just super-pissd. I'm sure you know what that's like. -_-
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:iconsabhira:
Sabhira Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Who pissed in your Cheerios?
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:iconturkevulture:
TurkEvulture Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
A great many folks. God damn.
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:iconpsowill:
PSOWILL Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
The sooner you get going the better.
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:icontheleaveshaveeyes:
theleaveshaveeyes Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
I have to finish baking this stuff. It'll take another hour at least.
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:iconpsowill:
PSOWILL Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
You check the weather channel?
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:icontheleaveshaveeyes:
theleaveshaveeyes Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
I've been checking the radar. It's starting to move in, but no precipitation yet.
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:iconpsowill:
PSOWILL Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
:) Good luck.
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1. Don't brake and turn the wheel at the same time. Do one or the other

2. Find out if you have anti-lock brakes. If you DO, and you start to slide, push the brake pedal all the way down and keep it there. It will click and go oddly limp. But this actually means it's working.

(2.5 you can make your own de-icer spray by filling a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol.)
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:icontheleaveshaveeyes:
theleaveshaveeyes Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Our car does have ABS, but it's just ice I'm concerned about, it's the driving heavy snow blinding me that scares me.
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:iconshininginthedarkness:
Yeah, that kinda sucks.
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CammieObscura Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Having snow tires is a good idea. As is a shovel, a bag or two of sand in the trunk for traction, and maybe a bag of rock salt to melt the ice if you get stuck. Tire chains? Why not? Get some of that de-icer spray for your windshield. Beats scraping.
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:icontheleaveshaveeyes:
theleaveshaveeyes Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Snow tires aren't something we can go get on Christmas day, unfortunately. And not many places around here even carry them, because we almost never get any kind of substantial snow.
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:iconzodiacgal:
zodiacgal Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wanted a white Christmas, but all the snow melted overnight!
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