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Worth A Thousand Words

It's been pouring down snow all day today. The snow is lovely and inviting, and just firm enough to make a mid-range snowball, but not quite firm enough for a snowman.

Dot recently told me that she expects to hear lots of bitching about the snow soon. I figure I'll just spare her having to plow through the bitching and show a photo of 52nd and Kimbark, taken about 4:15 this afternoon.


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Jan. 7th, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
OMG! I used to live on Kimbark near 53rd--for about five years. I remember walking down that street when the street signs were at ankle level from the depth of the snow.
Jan. 7th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
You used to live in Hyde Park? And you used to live in Mexico, too. So apparently, I've been unknowingly living the heartofoshun Heritage Trail . . .
Jan. 7th, 2010 11:16 pm (UTC)
I lived there a long time for me (in those days--I was still young). I met the father of my daughter at the University of Chicago. He was student and I was working there.
Jan. 7th, 2010 11:25 pm (UTC)
You think I'm impressed? Think again.
Jan. 7th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, I think I know how to tell you and Dot apart. I've met you both.
Jan. 7th, 2010 11:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, and besides that I'm the one who's bitter and snowbound.
Jan. 7th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
I hear ya, sister!
Jan. 7th, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC)
If there were someplace where you could walk, could you walk to it?

If that made any sense.
Jan. 7th, 2010 11:52 pm (UTC)
At the moment, I'd be afraid of dying because the predicted wind chill tonight is -40. But assuming it was about 40 degrees warmer than that, yes I would. We used to live in a neighborhood where you could walk to everything. I loved it.
Jan. 8th, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
One thing that I love about being in the city is that I don't really need a car. If I can possibly walk somewhere, then I don't have to call myself snowbound.

But, yeah, 40 below is a bit extreme. I'd only go out in that to sing or something.
Jan. 7th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
I think that some of our ridiculously insane coldness has been shared with Nilmandra today. I fully expect that she will blow it all your way next!
*evil laugh*
Jan. 7th, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC)
I join in your evil laugh when I consider the new girl in our dance group, who is from the Deep South and refused to believe in Chicago-style cold. She took quite some convincing before she reluctantly agreed to upgrade her winter coat plan from "wear my jacket that was designed for hunting in England in the fall" to "get an actual coat."
Jan. 8th, 2010 04:18 am (UTC)
The snow looks lovely and inviting to me, but we'll see how I feel tomorrow if we get our predicted snow tongiht.

It's been pretty col here all week but not "Chicago cold" according to one of our local news presenters, who presumably has some experience.
Jan. 8th, 2010 05:59 am (UTC)
When I went out to sing tonight, the snow was still falling, and the flakes were small enough that they sparkled whenever light hit them. It was like walking through a snow globe.

Though I'd be perfectly happy if it stopped actively snowing sometime tonight, because I must meet with my advisor before the week is out, because he's going to India for a month on Sunday.
Jan. 8th, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
It is a pretty picture. :-) But like everyone else, I'm over this weather!
Jan. 9th, 2010 01:46 am (UTC)
Well, you can usually afford to be over it early in January. I'm buckling down for the long haul.
Jan. 8th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
Wow. I really bow to you all. I don't know that I would be able to summon the courage and energy needed to step out of the house till spring!
Jan. 9th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
Because it's pretty! And you can make snowballs and snowmen. And you eventually learn that, if it's warm enough to snow, then it isn't nearly as cold outside as it could be.
Jan. 8th, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, look at that! What a great picture. Ok, my first reaction is still ooh, pretty snow! But admittedly I do have more sympathy for you all now.

It's actually supposed to snow here on Sunday. But then, the weather people aren't exactly known for being... accurate.

Edited at 2010-01-08 07:44 pm (UTC)
Jan. 9th, 2010 01:49 am (UTC)
It's very pretty. It just gets . . . old, after a while. But I do like snow, probably because I don't have to shovel it. I love lying in bed for a while after the clock radio goes off in the mornings, listening to the list of school closings. Even though you don't really get snow days past high school, it's still fun to listen to the list, because you know that some little kids are getting that surprise bit of winter magic. Snow day!
Jan. 9th, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
Heh. They've closed all the schools here until Thursday. That's mainly because the government have run out of salt for the roads and there are a lot of problems with no water or heating.

And guess what? It snowed earlier! Only a little bit but it was still snow.
Jan. 9th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
Perhaps the gummint should lay in a little more road salt? Even if there are a few snowless winters, it's not like the stuff goes bad or anything.
Jan. 9th, 2010 10:44 pm (UTC)

Though I believe it's the law that governments only try the obvious solution when they run out of all other ideas.
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