I hate New England.
No really, I do.
Ask anyone who’s had the misfortune to be around me the last few weeks. All I do is complain about the weather. Granted, the weather is not all that different in New Jersey. Except that it’s a little bit warmer. And a lot more humid. Not nearly as much of this static electricity buildup nonsense that’s been driving me crazy lately. Plus, at home, I never have to walk 15 minutes to work/the grocery store/class in the cold. So basically every day I’ve been complaining. “I hate the winter. And layers. And bulky winter coats. And static electricity. It has no right being this cold out if it’s not going to snow.”
And then. Then! Lo and behold, it snowed!
It was very….low quality snow. But it snowed.
And then is started to hail. And then it started to sleet. And then it started to rain.
And then, because the snow on the grass is just snow-like enough to keep from falling apart completely, it creates perfect little dams. And then the rain is free to collect everywhere that people have trampled the increasingly low quality snow into slush.
And then the guys whose job it is to shovel snow don’t really have snow left to shovel, but they shovel the slush anyway.
Oh, and by slush, this is what I mean:
Edit: Ruth pointed this out in her comment below- it may be hard to tell from the picture, but that’s a minimum of two inches of ice water (much deeper in places), just sitting there waiting for you to have to wade through it.
Arg! I am so unhappy about the weather! Also, it’s apparently going to freeze tonight, which means we’ll be greeted with several inches of solid ice covering every artificial surface when we wake up in the morning.
That makes me even more unhappy. So guys, if you live anywhere in the area of this crazy “winter” (and I use that term loosely….*glowers at the rain*) storm, be careful out there!
Coming soon (like really, really soon): the end of IAP (2.670!) and the beginning of spring classes! Whoo-hoo!
P.S. Also coming soon: Class of ’09 Ring Premiere is this Friday and I am really excited! Expect pictures and stuff! =) (In the meantime, you can read Melis’s entry about last year’s Ring Premiere to get an idea of what I’m talking about. There are some great links from her entry for more info.)