It's good to be cold. It's good to be uncomfortable, to feel the pain of cracked skin and chapped lips. It's good to feel the tears well in your eyes from the sheer force of nature's chill. And it sucks all the same.
It's an odd sensation to be anticipating the winter and the freezing weather that will accompany it, but after three straight years in cities that don't have real winters, there's an almost nostalgic - dare I say, romantic - aura around the idea of a snowstorm.
It snowed in Seattle last night, and some of today. And this is apparently a rare bird for the folks up here, so the city almost completely shut down. Being from the Midwest, the three inch blizzard that we had here amuses me. But, whatever, do what you got to do. The roommate and I … Continue reading Seattle Snow Day
Part 1 I’m a pretty nervy guy, but two bad experiences driving in snow in one day were enough for me. The sun had set and being buried in a snow mound under the cover of dark was probably not the best way to spend my Spring Break, so I decided to call it a … Continue reading Road Trip to Seattle (Part 2)
As I’m prepping for my seventh move of the project, everybody seems to have an opinion on my destination city, Seattle. Beautiful. Fun. Expensive. Gray. But, as enjoyable as it is looking forward to a new city, my thoughts are also trailing back to a road trip years ago, my first and only attempt to … Continue reading Road Trip to Seattle (Part 1)
So, technically, this isn't the first snow we've had here in Nashville this year, but it is the first one where it snowed more than an hour and snow gathered on the ground. Visual stimulation:
"You're going to have to write a movie about this some day." That was the motto of my Christmas return to Lawrence. This was the first time I had been back in Kansas for the holiday in 5 years, and the first time all 4 of my siblings and myself had been together for the … Continue reading Home For Christmas