Mid-Ohio Valley Olympians!

By: Abby Kidder
By: Abby Kidder

Abby Kidder talks about how the icy conditions may have helped some people find their true calling in life!

This week in weather was one for the books!

The snow, rain and most importantly ICE made for quite a mess for area residents.

Although the inclement weather means snow days for students (and even some businesses!) all it means for the morning weather anchor is that she NEEDS to be at work more than ever.

Now since I had to get myself to and from work all week, I saw some folks really struggling getting from point A to point B as well.

First, to the lady walking down Market Street (between 3rd and 2nd Street) in the black coat with a red hat Thursday around 12:30pm, let me tell you that YOU ARE the next Kristi Yamaguchi! I think I saw you spin twice, go to grab a utility pole for support and miss, slide on one foot and STICK THE LANDING! I applaud you! And I don't want you to think your skills went unnoticed. I'm calling Scott Hamilton the minute I can actually find his number.

Second, to the little girl who was trying to run from a group of boys throwing snowballs at her on Washington Blvd. in Belpre Wednesday afternoon, I just have one question for you: did that hurt? No, not the snowballs but the split you managed to fall into as you hit a patch of ice! You are Bella Caroli's dream! (And as a side note, when boys tease you like that, it usually means they like you!)

Third, to the young lady in the red coat, who slid in the parking lot at 1 Television Plaza, and not only fell but SAT THERE IN IT for a few minutes, WAY TO GO! You, KIM LUCEY, are a bob sledder in the making. Now the fact that this incident allegedly happened LAST WEEK when it wasn't that bad out is still baffling to me, but at least you admitted to it. I will get the surveillance video from our boss and the video might just appear on Daybreak!

And finally, to the handsome young man in Marietta walking his dog: It's not the Olympics, but the Iditarod, that's in your future! Jason, although I don't want to move to Alaska after we get married, watching Phillip (a 20 pound pug) pull you across the street on a pure sheet of ice was very impressive! I feel as though me holding you back from your true calling is completely selfish (but once again, I do not want to move to Alaska!).

So cheers to you who faced the elements head on and survived! Although the weather was a pain most of the week, it was entertaining at times!

I hope you all made it where you needed to go safely and applaud all of you who found your hidden talents as a result of it!

~Abby

ps- I fell in the driveway Friday morning. It was not pretty, not graceful and not worth an Olympic medal!

 

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