Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The weather is lame, but it's the PEOPLE who are frightful

If any of you who don't live in Seattle are following our weather, you know it's been a bit crazy for us this winter. We've had so much more snow than normal, that I suspect we're getting used to it. People are actually starting to drive intelligently in spite of the snow! I've only fallen on my ass in the middle of the street once this winter!

I'm learning one of the benefits of my new job - My boss actually cares about the safety of her employees! Thus, snow days all around! This is extremely appreciated, since I live at the highest point in Seattle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Point%2C_Seattle%2C_Washington). The buses are stuck at the bottom of the hill (even with chains), cab service is booked through the afternoon, and I don't have a sled.

The weather forecast originally stated that we would have snow until about 7am, which would then turn to rain. The snow finally stopped dumping around 9am, and there hasn't been a drop of rain. "Not to worry", says the lady on the television. "The rain will start at any time." Still no rain at 1130am. I've since gone to weather.com, and found that the forecast has changed from rain to "wintery mix". Bartender, serve me up a vodka with a splash of wintery mix, on the rocks.

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