White New Years

For the first time since we’ve lived here, we’ve had a serious shovel-the-walks and sled-down-hills snowstorm. I’ll let y’all in on a secret, one that I never speak out loud in my house (but my wife reads this blog, so the jig will be up soon): I like winter and I like snow. There. I said it. Serious piles of snow will make beautiful the ugliest bullshit man can create.

I feel like a kid again seeing the blankets of white covering everything. I’ve never been too outdoorsy of a guy, so on days like this I would curl up with a good book under a warm blanket or watch a good movie. Nowadays with broadband communications (and not being in Kansas) I have more opportunities to while away the hours, but the principle remains the same: have fun inside, drink warm liquids and be a dork. At age 15, I might have worked on my D&D characters (I always liked the preparations more than the games). Nowadays I might play a little virtual pinball, do a little blogging, and watch the Knightriders DVD. I can’t say I find this a bad day.

2 Replies to “White New Years”

  1. I am jealous of the serious accumulations you get in Chicago. I recently heard a tip saying to park your car at the end of the driveway in the anticipation of a snowstorm so you have less snow to shovel.

  2. Have you heard about our snow recently? We had 5″ in my backyard on New Years Day; yes, I know, those in the mid-West might say “big whoop”, but in this ‘temperate’ zone at 180′ above sea level, it is nice to be able to see the white stuff. We are supposed to be getting another big storm tomorrow. Along with the cold air that has settled in here, and all the folks here that have no idea how to manage snowy roads, this could be an interesting week. -sln

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