Spring my A#s

Woke up this morning, hit snooze like most fridays for that extra 5 minutes of warmth. Alarm goes off again *doh* out of bed, get myself ready for my morning run… open the curtain… F#$K

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Yeah… that happened last night. I still went running in it though 😉 Pretty stupid but hey… why the hell not! As you can see it snowed at my place last night. Normally I am just south enough of the “convergence zone” that it doesn’t hassle me all that much. Yeah well, not today! It was falling pretty heavy around 530 when I woke up so that meant a great run this morning. A run where at one point i was running into the driving snow, so every step was not only drenching my feet, but at the same time having snow smack me in the face 🙁 But it only made me a minute or so slower than usual, so I can forgive that at least.

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It was my trip to work that was interesting. I figured that things were not going to be pretty on the road (they weren’t to bad) but I left as soon as I could to get my butt to work on time. So that’s what I attempted to do, but because I was taking photos of the snow, I missed the bus by 2 minutes. Damn. Then I realised I had left half my breakfast behind and since I had at least 15 minutes till the next bus, I’ll trudge through the snow to Safeway and grab what I need.

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So I did and took a few more photos by the time I got to the next Bus Stop, a bus was meant to show up within minutes. It didn’t. By the time I got on my bus I had already been 45 minutes since I left home. I get to the Park & Ride to watch a bus drive away. Again I gotta wait! Over an hour from when I had left home. I am finally stepping foot onto the main bus that gets more more than 1.5 miles from my apartment.

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Mind you I was enjoying seeing all the snow but it took over 90 minutes to get to work! I won’t complain though as by the time I got home… it looked like this:

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Can’t complain about Blue Sky & Sunshine!


  1. When we visited Seattle a couple years ago in January, we had snow one night. The people that we were staying with were petrified of the snow and warned us to be home before it started in the evening. That was the day we went to Boeing, so I really didn’t see that happening. Sure enough the snow didn’t even start until 8 or 9 at night. When I woke up the next morning there were a few inches on the ground, no more than 6 (for us Northeasterners, 6″ is a few inches), and soon it started to rain. Again we were warned not to go out that morning so we stuck around a little later than normal. By the time we headed out the roads were clear, and by the time we got home that evening it looked as if it had only rain.

    I’ve always found it funny how different parts of the country deal with different amounts of snow. A what classifies as a major disruptive storm in Georgia is barely a nuisance in New York. I just learned a couple weeks ago that how the National Weather Service determines alerts for winter weather varies depending on the region. For example the threshold for a winter storm watch in New York City requires less total snowfall in a 24 hour period than it does where I live an hour north. Thanks for sharing your experience, Mal.

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