OCU cancelled classes due to weather for the first time in 2017. Grace Kidder, dance performance junior, is from Fargo, North Dakota. In this interview, she shares her snow expertise.
Q: What is the most snow you’ve ever seen?
A: Probably five feet piled on the side of the road. It makes it very hard to drive.
Q: How do you feel about snow?
A: Eh. After living in the north, it just kind of becomes a hassle. It’s not exciting anymore.
Q: Tell me about a specific memory you have in snow.
A: My friend Marena and I went sledding over break but spent 3/4 of the time climbing up the hill because it was so icy.
Q: Have you ever seen a bison in the snow?
A: Not in the snow, but I’ve seen a baby one in the back of a gas station.
Q: What is your favorite snow-related activity?
A: It melting
Q: Do you ever eat snow?
A: Uh, not recently
Q: If you could build anything out of snow, what would you build?
A: I feel like a snow narwhal would be cool.
Q: What is the difference between snow in Oklahoma and snow in North Dakota?
Q: Can you give me an analogy?
A: Snow in Oklahoma is to snow in North Dakota as tornadoes in North Dakota are to tornadoes in Oklahoma.
Q: Did you have a lot of snow days as a child?
A: Not a whole lot. We don’t cancel school very often. The only time we’ve cancelled school for being too cold was when it was -60° F with windchill.
Q: If you could change the snow into a substance of your choosing by touching it, what substance would you choose?
A: There are so many options! I would turn it into frosting.
Q: On a scale of luxurious cruise to decent into quicksand, how much do you enjoy shoveling snow?
A: Slowly being pulled down into the depths of hell.
Q: If you found the abominable snowman chilling in the parking lot next to your car, what would you do?
A: Ask if he had any snowcones like in Monsters Inc.
Q: Where does snow rank in your list of favorite precipitation types?
A: Well, it’s better than sleet. I guess it’s also not a bad as acid rain, so it’s got that going for it. But I would prefer a nice rainstorm.
Q: What’s your favorite snow pun?
A: Oh there’s snow many!