Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Snow Day ||

A white blanket of snow has covered Seattle and the surrounding neighborhoods. As we experienced several years ago, the city shuts down and debauchery ensues.

Seattle becomes a place of hapless hilarity in times of snow. Any semblance of an incline becomes a sledding hill. The rarity of snow means people are delighted to play. The city comes alive in a totally different way = of course sledding, Xcountry skiing, pubs fill up and the windows steam while sleds collect in the corners near the door.

We definitely made good use of the city powder yesterday. First time out on my new xcountry skis!
Growing up in MN, we were covered in snow from October to April. That was BEFORE shit got all weird and people started talking about Global Warming. Whether or not its legit I'll just say this: There is no snow in MN right now and we have tons of snow in Seattle. This, my friends, is odd. In any case, I forgot about the gleaming white that envelopes your house as the the light reflects off of the snow outside. We don't have a fireplace, but a burning candle is enough to make it feel cozy.

New this year was the introduction of chairs mounted to skis for optimal speed and stability. We've come a long way from the days of just cookie sheets and laundry baskets.

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