Tuesday, November 28, 2006

my snow

well it's not really mine. i mean it comes down all fair and random like. but my experience with snow so far this year goes like this. i worked late at work, but was finally so cold i decided i may as well go home to freeze. i was pleased that it was only drizzling a bit on the drive home - no snow. but for fhe we were due to visit temple square to check out the lights. in my new down filled jacket i headed out a bit early to gaurantee a good parking spot. score! i was 20 minutes early. so i visited the facilities. while washing my hands a lady walked in and pointed out that i had a train. i turned to look at my feet and kept on turning until i discovered a long train of tp tucked into my pants at my waist on my far side. the other end was still attached to the tp dispenser in the stall. i had noticed that there was a good foot hanging, but since it wasn't touching the ground i let it hang free. little did i know it would attach itself to me as i tucked in my shirt. yep, very classy. anyway, back to the snow story. few people showed up for fhe and no good solid leader. we stood around in the visitors' center for too long. finally i decided to lead out. the entire group trailed along behind me. i took them up and down the trails of lights. i tried to get them to play red light green light (the crowds were nill) or even to spin around under the pink lights by the assembly hall that always reminds me of a drug trip - but no one would. sigh. we checked out the tons of nativities from various countries - trying to be cool and recognize their country of origin. all we were sure of was japan's. they had the cutest sheep! wish i'd photoed it. bother. once we were sufficiently cold we headed to a nearby apartment for cocoa and cinnamon rolls. i had a little recorder jam session with some friends before finally heading home. STILL no snow. the news has been going on and on about the big storm, but nothing! this morning i awoke to about an inch or so on the car. nothing to shovel, though. then on the drive to work i finally found some snow. right about 500 north - i could see it in my headlights. there was a little on the road around 800 north. people braked. i got nervous. then it was all over. easy drive from there. maybe tonight we'll have more! i'll be shut off from the outside world all day in my honeycomb of a school building.

5 comments:

lil' bohemian said...

I wish you had a photo of the TP incident.

plainoldsarah said...

oh, so do i. or a photo of the look on the lady's little girl's face as she stood there just staring at this line of white blocking her path.

St. Jon said...

Hey, everyone, it's on!! 2006 photo contest (upload and voting time, once again)

ewesa said...

ha ha ha ha!! (sorry)
ok, very cool jon!

plainoldsarah said...

laughter is more than appropriate. thanks.