Jan 10, 2007

Let it snow!

I was going to write a rant about Bush's speech about the Iraq situation since I haven't written about politics in a while, but there's bigger news in Wiwille-land. There's snow outside! Yes the picture above is taken with my crappy camera phone.The whole eastside of Seattle is in a state of panic as cars are moving slowly when they're not in a ditch or hitting another automobile.

My coworker couldn't make it in to work tonight due to the fact he couldn't get out of his garage. My boss got stuck at the local Target so I went and picked him up. I saw an accident, a guy high centered on a lane divider, and all sorts of vehicles doing their best impression of drunk linebackers on ice skates.

I still embrace the beauty and serenity of new fallen snow, but some don't see things as I do. Years ago my friends and I decided we would create a snow sculpture that would make Calvin envious. We spent hours building a fort in our front yard and were taking a break before we tackled the snow men. We sat on the porch drinking hot coffee admiring the fine sculpture we just created and discussing how cool it would all look when it was done.

Then some miserable sack of monkey shit in a large truck hops the curb and drives through the yard and destroyed our snow fort. He drove off after I tossed my mug at his vehicle.

Our work of art was not meant to be. Saddened we were by the vandalism, but still we enjoyed the scene of watching the new flakes blanket the atmosphere of concrete.

"I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines." - Henry David Thoreau


rawbean said...

Awhhh so sad that your fort got crushed...but hilarious at the same time. I like the toss of the coffee mug!

rawbean said...

PS - Garfield IS telling.

Scott said...

The snow looks great, I am definately jealous.


whatigotsofar said...

I got a bit of snow where I am yesterday too. It was the first time this winter the world smelled like winter. You know that smell. That mix of cold air and fresh snow. There's nothing quite like it. Too bad its all going to melt today.