soft white death

posted by tom / January 19, 2005 /

Well, it's snowing in DC. Hard. So, to my friends and family: I love you all. We had a pretty good run. See you at tha crossroads.

Snow in DC area is less about meteorology than eschatology. Half an inch and school gets cancelled. Much more and discussions begin about whether we've reached the end of human history, or just the end of our particular civilization. Across the region stores are now out of bread, milk and toilet paper. If they sold ammunition they'd be out of that, too.

Well, good luck to everybody -- it's getting slippery out there. Walking back from the convention center metro this morning I slipped on a snow-covered metal plate and fell soundly on my ass. Between the irritatingly dangerous conditions and the dangerously irritating inaugural festivities, staying inside is looking better and better. Say, how do cowboy boots perform on black ice, anyway?


That's the great comfort about all this. As a Texan, I can assure you that all these other Texans in town for the festivities are very miserable. (And making ill-mannered cracks about the Yankee Land they think they're in.)

Posted by: susan on January 19, 2005 01:00 PM

See, now, this is the thing that actually makes me *want* to go watch the festivities tomorrow. The sight of slack-jawed Bushies slipping and falling all over each other as the temperature drops down near their IQs.

Posted by: Michael on January 19, 2005 01:13 PM

One of my professors refers to driving on snow-packed roads in Charlottesville as a "Hobbesian war of all against all." I am inclined to expand that description to the D.C. Metro area as well.

Posted by: Justin M. on January 19, 2005 01:19 PM

I don't know how you all have the fortitude to even type. A just god wouldn't do this to humankind.

Posted by: Kriston on January 19, 2005 02:01 PM

i think its pretty

Posted by: jon on January 19, 2005 02:20 PM

We have nothing. NOTHING. Damn New York and its snowless Wednesday.

Posted by: mihow on January 19, 2005 02:42 PM

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