Tuesday, November 23, 2010


The Queen of the Northwest lies under six inches of snow this morning, with overnight wind chills dipping into single digits (Fahrenheit) and dry, drifting snow blowing about while roads froze.  Seattleites know only one way to deal with snow -- to freak out, talk about nothing else (like me, here) and abandon their cars by the side of the road.  Fortunately, I live in the city and don't have to go anywhere, so I'm cool with it (pun intended).  In fact, I love it.  I grew up snow-deprived in Arizona, so every flake of falling snow is like a gift of heaven for me, a promised chit of recompense for the deprivation of my snowman-less, sledding-less childhood.  Yay!

No real news on the book front: a couple of form rejections wending their way in over the last week, that's all.

How's the weather where you are?  And what are your feelings about snow?


  1. Too warm here for thanksgiving. 65 degrees, if you can believe it.

    I like snow, in moderation. People here also have no idea what to do in snow, but that often means days off from work. Snow also means it's kind of cold, and it's never cold here. I never thought I'd say it but I miss cold. I never realized when I moved to DC I was moving to the tropics.

    But 65 degrees two days before Thanksgiving. Doesn't exactly make me want to curl up with stuffing and gravy and bourbon.

  2. It sucks balls. We are getting a lovely blizzard with an even lovelier Arctic blast. The high will be in the teens and the low 0 degrees. FML.

  3. Snow is awesome. Snow is beautiful. And luckily, we don't have to deal with snow.;)

    I can't imagine going from Arizona to the exact opposite. Dry, hot air, then, well, Seattle. (Not that I'd mind, I love rain. Speaking of which, it's a seventy percent chance of rain here today - fifty-one degrees right now. But I wouldn't want to have to deal with the snow.)

    If we get a hankering for mushy coldness, we only have to travel less than two hours up to the mountains. A few hours of play, then we can head back home. I call that the best of both worlds. ;)

    Still crossing my fingers for you regarding the queries. I see good things in your future. (Beyond turkey and mash potatoes.)


  4. Lt. -- As the (modified Soviet-era) joke goes, "Every year, snow arrives in Washington for the first time ever."

  5. We've had overnight chills dipping into the single digits and dry, drifting...oh. Wait.

  6. I love snow. It's supposed to snow on Thanksgiving, not rain. If you grew up in Michigan you watched the Hudsons Thanksgiving parade on TV to see Santa arrive in the snow and then watched the Lions play in the snow without a roof. It was 70 degrees here yesterday. Honest. Today, colder, about 30 right now but the raging winds make it feel cooler. My connection has been sucking worse than my queries lately so I haven't posted anything lately or commented much. Happy T Day Trav.

  7. Travs - I hadn't heard that one before, but it definitely fits!

  8. Our cold spell hit yesterday - 50s here is pretty damn cold. But I miss the snow and am looking forward to taking my kids sledding this winter in the mountains. My son saw the round sleds at REI and thinks he's going to spin down the hill. Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. I was born in Rochester NY. We were packed in snow 7 months of the year.

    Now that we're in the DC area, I wonder how I ever survived my childhood. I was tougher then, I guess. But seriously, one light, fluffy dusting per season is all I need to get my snow fix now. I do like being able to mock my fellow DC neighbors for their snow hysteria, however. And I like that I know how to drive in blizzard conditions (and let me tell you, the loss of rear-wheel drive in cars was a sad, sad day. We used to be able to do dough-nuts in parking lots...well, as you can tell, we didn't have a lot to keep us busy in Upstate NY in the winters....)