Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Make it stop
If I still lived in Tahoe, or if I was a citizen of Vail, Denver, Bozeman, Minneapolis, Chicago, Oshkosh, Cleveland, Boston, or Buffalo, this would be completely normal. Those cities are prepared for blizzards; everyone knows how to deal with them. Here? We are the city of flip-flop wearing, bike riding, summer people. We know how to navigate through the crushing humidity of our summers (so hard to imagine right now) but this? - yet another huge blizzard? We are flummoxed.
At least I am.
DC's snow removal equipment is ancient and rusty. Much of it doesn't even work, so there is no way they can clear the streets. It just isn't going to happen. So we're stuck, housebound again today.
We're going to watch Pan's Labyrinth in blueray this afternoon. I'm re-thinking the snowtini idea; maybe I was just encouraging the weather gods to let loose. For today I'm going to make lemon drops - just as potent but the lemon will be a metaphor for sunlight shining into today's blizzard. We'll play a Scrabble-like game called Bananas (as we did last night). We will take it easy with each other today, because our moods are not completely cheerful.
What does not kill us makes us stronger. Or so they say.