When the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And if we’ve no place to go,
Let it snow, let is snow, let is snow!
The first big snowfall of the year has coincided with the first of four final exam study days. From my desk at Hayden Library, I watched the snow fall throughout the afternoon. (It reminded me of something a family friend told me when I first got into MIT…when I complained about Boston’s cold winters, he said that “it’s always warm in the library.” He was right! Even better, the nice library staff gave us cookies, coffee, and tea.)
There are about five inches of the snow on the ground right now, and traffic is at an absolute standstill. We had an event tonight for the American Medical Students Association, and it took 2 ½ hours for the food to arrive. Every major road seems to be jammed. My friend said that in the 20 minutes that it took her to walk across the Harvard Bridge (which ironically connects MIT to Boston), the traffic only moved two car lengths.
College students, rejoice! We are incredibly spoiled, as we neither have to drive nor shovel the sidewalks (that is, if you live in the dorms. As Gwen ’08 pointed out, students living in Fraternities, Sororities, or Independent Living Groups, FSILGs, do have to fulfill their shoveling duties.) Here are some pictures from this evening:
I’m ready for the snow…