Friday, December 14, 2007

Oh jeez . . . Oh my gosh . . .

Oh sure, a snowy Christmas seems really neat, but I've found that your enjoyment of it is inversely proportional to the amount of time that you must actually function in it. For myself, the amusing thing is how it seems that every year, everybody has forgotten how to drive in snow from the previous year. The first snow in the Midwest wrecks havoc with the commute home. Don't get me wrong, I'm as terrible a driver as anyone in the snow, but fortunately, I don't have to drive when I'm in the Midwest. Fifteen-minute commutes sometimes turn into a very hectic hour and the wheels' grip on the road is tenuous at best. The first snow is always pretty, but people in the Midwest do not look forward to driving in it.
- Just a peasant
Photo near my lab. Note the line of cars stretching up over the hill to the hospital. Oh yeah, it's also -2 degrees C.