Friday, January 07, 2005 ______________________________________________________________________________

Pretty Pretty Snowflakes 

It's snowing here. Not like the last time when I said it was snowing. Last time snow fell from the sky, but it was too warm out for the snow to stick to the ground. The day after the snow had turned right back into typical Vancouver piss-rain. Right now however, it's snowing. For real snowing. I don't have my camera on me but trust me, I will get snow pictures up on here ASAP.

It doesn't usually snow like this in Vancouver. At least that's what I was told when I first moved here. It's snowed like this for 3 out of the four years that I've been here. Either someone has bene lying or some scientific person had better be taking note of this consistently abnormal weather. The problem with this dump of snow being atypical is that no one around these parts knows how to react to it.

Case in point: I have seen more emergency vehicles on the road in the last two days than I have all year.

No one knows how to drive in the snow. This includes bus drivers. Just yesterday people at my usual bus stop were caught waiting over an hour for a bus that usually arrives every 15 minutes. I was lucky, I only waited for ten, but I was sympathetic to the other commuters around me and let them board the crowded bus first. There were other bus drivers at the bus stop too because this was the stop where the shift change takes place. You never see more than two drivers at a time waiting for their bus to arrive. Yesterday there were five drivers waiting in the falling snow. One of them mentioned that her bus was supposed to arrive 45 minutes ago and that control just radioed her to say that she might have another 45 minute wait ahead of her.

The snow made headline news last night too. I'll bet people in Toronto are laughing their asses off at us. Imagine that. 4 inches of snow not only making the headline news but also prompting "updates on the situation" every half hour. People are sequestering themselves in their homes. If this snow continues throughout the weekend then I wouldn't be surprised if Monday is declared a snowday. That's because at this rate, we might have 2 feet *gasp* of snow by then.

I really should have worn boots today instead of my progressively leakier sneakers. I don't like the way my feet feel in my boots though. My head, on the other hand, is very well taken care of under the circumstances. I decided to take up crocheting and after getting the hang of it by crocheting a 6x6 in square I made myself a hat and put the bright pink flower pin that Lisa made for me in it. It's very cosy and very pretty. I've already gotten several compliments on it and the day's barely half over. Again, once I get my hands on the camera, I'm going to share my hat with the world. I'm very proud of it, the pattern was labelled "Advanced" but because I liked the way it looked, I went ahead and attempted it anyway. Turned out alright. I really want to thank Dot for the easy to follow pattern and the mind-blowingly helpful tutorial for the tricky bit.

Class is starting. Soon Carden will notice that I'm not paying attention to the class material. Seeing as how that might raise a few awkward questions, I'll leave off here.


posted by Joie! at 1:45 PM

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