I would be really sad if we didn't have our California friends around. I'm serious about that. Things would be so boring. I'll give you an example. The highway patrol has been stunned by how Californians have been dealing with all the snow this year and it will seriously make you laugh.

The NBC TV station in Los Angeles was the first to report on this that I've seen. While normal people would use chains when there's heavy snow, that's not how the Californians have been dealing with this. Nope, check this out.

Instead of chains, the guy had surrounded his tires with tons of red ZIP TIES. That's right. ZIP TIES.

This is one of the many reasons why we hope that our California friends never stop being so dang Californian.