Snowy snow snow

snowysnowsnow.jpgIt’s totally true as Steven says… no matter how much they warn us “hey, we’re gonna get a lot of snow”, we kick back the day before scoffing, saying we can take it, this is nothing, and gloating in our own toughness and imperviousness to the weather.

And then the weather turns around and dumps a truckload of snow all over the streets, and all over our egos.

It took me nearly an hour and a half to drive the 4 miles home from work; Western Ave. almost all the way. It never ceases to amaze me that, even though no one is travelling at a speed over 10 mph, people still feel the need to hard cut out in front of you from sidestreets and parking lots.

I was so angry after driving home; partly because the heater in my car is a piece of shit and my socks were soaked through, and partly because I almost got swiped 3 times on the drive home. But that all got alleviated as soon as I was able to look at the snow like a kid. I took my dog out for a walk, and she dashed all over the place, sticking her nose in the snow and throwing it up in the air. She didn’t realize or care that I could barely keep up behind her, almost falling face flat because I was wearing Matt’s snowboots. I gave up and just let myself embrace in the fact that the street was empty and that we were running through fresh snow that had been untouched and allowed to gather for hours.

2 Comments so far

  1. Joseph J. Finn (unregistered) on December 8th, 2005 @ 11:34 pm

    An hour and a half wait for the 49B bus, as 33 (or so) separate #11, 49 and x49 buses go by at the Western station. And would the CTA workers call to find out what’s going on? Hell, no. They only work the trains. BULLSHIT. You’re CTA employess with 100 angry customers wondering if they’re ever going to get home, some of them with children. Get on the damn phone, call downtown and let us know what’s happening.

  2. Darby (unregistered) on December 9th, 2005 @ 2:34 am

    I feel your pain. I usually take the train to work, but I had to drive today to bring in some equipment.
    I left to go home at 3:00 driving from Highland Park to Wicker Park. I didn’t get home until after 6.
    Plus it’s my birthday ;-)

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