Merry Christmas from The (Snow) Pile


Apparently I’m taking a blogging break. If you want to keep up with me, I’m still going strong on Twitter.

It’s been snowing here for 40 days and 40 nights. The running metaphor among Seattle residents is from The Shining, in which Jack Nicholson goes crazy while snowed in at a remote resort for the winter. Seattle owns something like 20 snow plows for all its roads. Renton owns six. The Puget Sound area has chosen to not use salt on the road for melting ice in defense of the environment.

All this adds up to a gagillion people stuck in their homes, riding tricycles down hallways while chanting, “REDRUM! REDRUM! REDRUM!”

So, Merry Christmas to you. And if I make it out of Snowpocalypse 2008 with all my faculties intact, you’ll hear from me again.

2 thoughts on “Merry Christmas from The (Snow) Pile”

  1. And Merry Christmas and you should see our sons coming from Arizona today – they are like Thomas and Ruthie! They are having snowball fights, getting a sled from Ace Hardware, and just acting like little boys! Guess somebody likes this snow.
    Don said Redmond has chosen not to plow any of the streets, so yesterday it was like the worst road area anywhere. Cannot believe Seattle’s not using salt or even plows that are metal to get the ice off instead of plastic. Kinda like going to the dental hygenist and her using a plastic pik to clean your teeth!
    Have a great day anyway! Jeanie and Don, Karen and Andre, Brandon and Eric Baurichter

  2. Unlike Jeannie, we were absolutely unable to find last minute snow sleds for the kids to open this morning. This is all very hysterical to us Minnesotans huh? I mean really, we don’t even have a sidewalk clear in the area. In my small hometown in MN, if you don’t have your sidewalk clear within a certain small time frame, you are fined. And it just occurred to me today that maybe we should shovel out the area by the mailbox so the mailman could get through. I’ve been chiding myself for not being more bold in driving in this stuff…after all, I’m a midwest girl. However, in MN the roads are clear and level…so I continue to hibernate…see you on Friday!

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