Thursday, January 17, 2008
It's snowing right now.
It started with tiny, dusty flakes that then became big, fat, globules of snow, followed by sleet.
I've been out a couple of times already to shovel. It's just easier if you do it early and often (like voting.)
I'm not a huge, huge fan of snow. Having grown up in Utah, I lived through 17 years of winter weather. I like to say I've done my time where snow is concerned. Plus, when it snows out here, 95% of the population panics and runs out to the store to buy bread, milk, and toilet paper. On top of that, you have folks who have never lived in and/or have no experience driving in snow. The result is a lot of panic on the roads, as well as lots of slipping and sliding and abandoning of cars.
All of that said, I'm finding that lately I like it when it snows here. It forces everyone to slow down and be quiet for a little bit. And what's not to like about that?
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 1/08