-flights were delayed and cancelled, X-mas plans were cancelled
-GREs got cancelled and delayed
-cars got snowed into driveways
-cars getting stuck in the snow on my street every hour or so, including us last night on the way back from christmas (grabbed the shovel and dig dig dig dig)(someone just slid out just now, I heard it).
-getting cabin fever
-the dog getting cabin fever
-I didn't bring much clothes with me from Corvallis, especially shoes other than converse, which means soggy walks in the snow.
-missed work, missed paychecks
-not missed work means slogging to work in the slush and ice, on unpredictable bus routes.
-all anyone is talking about is the snow and how much we're all sick of it.
-all anyone is talking about is how the Portland area sure is ill prepared for snow.
The Good things have been:
-its been pretty (now its gross dirty slush
-it hasn't felt as cold as it does when its raining all the time
-hung out more with roomates who are sick of looking at the internet
-stomping the ice layer to bits
-adventurous hikes to Safeway, pretending that we're in a post apocalyptic snow world, and we're out of ammo, and the few drivers we see are dead and are just rolling down inclines.
-fires in the fireplace
-eating a lot at home (mostly puff pastries)
-learning to put on snow chains and getting some experience driving in the snow
Still, we had a little fun. Here's some pictures of all that snow. If you live in an area that gets snow regularly, then you might think "that's not much snow". It may be true, but I don't care. It's more than Portland gets, which is next to none.
|From Snow Day 2008|
These next two I took today with the new lens, a Lensbaby Muse, that Yolanda got me for Xmas. I look forward to using it more when there is more to look at then snow and the things in my house.
And many more:
|Snow Day 2008|
So what seemed great a couple of weeks ago turned into a slushy mess. All this snow makes me glad that I didn't apply for a student research position in Antarctica that I saw posted.