Thursday, December 01, 2005

Let it snow...

It snowed in Seattle today! Well, maybe an inch. Or not even. The snow itself looked wild coming down, big, fat flakes like we were living in a snowglobe, but then the ground remained green for a long time, until the snow finally decided to kind of stick.

Defective Yeti said it best, especially the comments. Said one: "I still remember the "blizzard" of '96, when a whole inch of snow knocked Seattle out for a week. I wanted to write a letter to Bill Gates to ask him to please buy the city a second snowplow and some salt." And said another: "You forgot the part where no one is permitted to purchase anything but milk, bread and toilet paper."

And oddly enough, after book club tonight, I stopped by the store and two of the three things I bought were...milk and toilet paper. I swear! It wasn't snow-related!

2 comments:

Thought Criminal said...

Ah, I have fond, fond memories of the blizard of '96. It came all the way down though Oregon and collapsed my high school gym (in Klamath Falls, where we got several feet of snow that year. There were at least three on the gym roof).

The next weekend, when everywhere from Eugene to Seattle decided to stop functioning and flood, I was in Portland for a school function and we got stranded in Oregon City for a night.

Dharmabumstead said...

We're up in Whistler this weekend, but apparently my son (staying home under the watchful eyes of grandpa) and his neighborhood buddies removed the wheels from a skateboard and used it as an impromptu street snowboard this afternoon...