Thursday, December 29, 2005

Global Warming, my Ass.

I've often said that I would never move back to New England for one reason - I HATE the cold weather, especially snow. I don't ski, so snow has no redeeming qualities as far as I'm concerned. One of the things I like most about where we live is that we usually have mild winters and very little to no snow. On average, it snows maybe once or twice a year, we get an inch or two, and it's gone in a few days.

However, so far it's already snowed three times this year and it's only December. This morning I got outside to find it snowing pretty hard and we already had about 3 inches. And it snows so little here that the locals do not know how to drive in it. Either they drive crazy and out of control - it's common to see cars overturned in ditches or plowed into trees when it snows bad - or they drive entirely too slow. There never seems to be any middle ground. This morning I got behind some lady who was going 15 miles an hour the whole way. Sure, you're saying better safe than sorry, I know. But next time you get in your car, try going 15 miles an hour for a couple miles to get an idea of exactly how slow that is.

The worst part is, I work on top of a small mountain so you can just imagine how much difficulty I had getting to the office this morning. I was fearing for my life a few times thinking I was going to slide right off the side and roll down the hillside. I made it but just barely. Some people actually had to leave their cars below and walk up in the snowstorm. Sucks to be them.

Anyway, screw winter and screw snow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The day before we packed out to head back stateside (about a month ago) it snowed in Vicenza...strange to have snow in November.

We get here to Alexandria and there is nothing. As a matter of fact, this past weekend it was in the 50's.

Here's to being back there (ragardless of the weather)!

mark s.

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