February 02, 2008

PhoPo: Complete and total bullshit.

I went up into actually north North Portland today, to look around Cathedral Park with a classmate for our anthropology class project. When I left my house it was raining and slightly slushy, but before we even got to the park it was snowing, hard, falling in huge flakes and piling up on the ground.

I have discovered that I am over snow. It happened -- snap -- just like that.


When I got home after walking my bike around the snowy park, heaving it onto and off of wet freezing bus racks, and finally riding the last half-mile home through rain and slush, I was drenched and frozen and numb of finger and miserable and so fucking cold. And now I have to go find some towels and get the ice off my gears before my bike turns into the sad rusted junker shell of a once-beautiful machine, and I'm already warm and dry and over touching cold icy things and I don't want to bother.

Fuck this shit. I'm ready for spring.

Posted by dianna at February 2, 2008 01:21 PM

"Snoqualmie pass closed due to avalanche and out of control snow"?

Posted by: MoltenBoron at February 2, 2008 03:25 PM

Also: Punxsutawney Phil says: six more weeks of winter.

Posted by: MoltenBoron at February 2, 2008 04:13 PM

Goddamnit, Phil.

Posted by: Dianna at February 2, 2008 07:12 PM

Ha, word.

And I thought I heard a report that, after one of those avalanches, there was something like 30 feet of snow on the Snoqualmie Pass roadway. What the fuck is that?

Posted by: Erik at February 2, 2008 10:03 PM

Snoqualmie Pass is the pass through which Sam Baxter was driving in May of 1930 when a small pebble struck his windshield, shattering it and causing him great injury. Baxter sued Ford Motor Company and the Washington Supreme Court allowed the suit to go through despite the lack of privity of contract between the two parties, forever changing American products liability law.

Posted by: MoltenBoron at February 3, 2008 08:50 AM

Those justices really are pesky in their ability to set historic precedent.

Posted by: Chris at February 4, 2008 07:06 PM