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January 16th, 2008


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08:18 am - what is it with cereal
It was very cold and very dry when I stepped out this morning so the ice and snow underfoot made it sound as if I was descending down a stair covered in Cap'n Crunch. I'm surprised I didn't wake up the entire neighborhood.

The snow is still clinging to the trees in that "I'm frosted and delicious!" kind of way, owing to our OMG DETHSTORM3000 a few days ago. Most of the precip fell as the temperature hovered around freezing, so the wet snow covered everything and stuck to it. As the temperature dropped and the stuff stopped falling for the most part, we were suddenly surrounded with nothin' but white all over the place. When I stepped offa the T in Davis the air was clear but the snow was everywhere. The light strands in the trees on the park underlit the snow on the branches, I wish I'd taken the picture of the two snow bicycles chained to a snow parking meter, but I'd forgotten the phone had battery power until I reached my street. The light was low so I told the camera "take in all you can!" and it it did its best, as best as a little scrappy cameraphone can do.

Encrusted!
Our manmade signage rendered useless by the onslaught of blinding, obscuring snow, we locals had to navigate by natural landmarks such as "that ramp of snow what used to be the sidewalk."

Snow on the trees
Then I met a crystalline alien entity or something. Maybe it's a sea creature. I'm not quite sure. But the light sure made it look groovy.

The lesson I learned long ago, as a native New Englander, is that snow is cool to look at if you don't have to move it. I didn't have to move this.

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From:sup3rmark
Date:January 16th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
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Then I met a crystalline alien entity or something. Maybe it's a sea creature. I'm not quite sure. But the light sure made it look groovy.

hahahahaha.

that is all.
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From:fancycwabs
Date:January 16th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
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Either your skill at picture-taking is far superior to mine (which is likely), or you have the best cameraphone on the planet.
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From:derspatchel
Date:January 16th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
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I really think it's a magical cameraphone. Or maybe one from the Debbil. I mean, it sometimes doesn't pick up calls even when it's got full reception, it only tells me I have voice mail when it damn well feels like it and it often doesn't deliver text messages, but man oh man can it take pictures.
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From:fancycwabs
Date:January 16th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
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Incidentally, I don't know who your carrier is, but when the little Cwab killed off the last of the phones in the house (between her and her mother they burn through a phone apiece every four months or so) I dropped $20 on a GoPhone at Best Buy and told her to put her SIM card in it--which worked like a charm. I may never buy a real phone again.
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From:antikythera
Date:January 16th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
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As a witness to the tail end of Ice Storm '97, I can say that snow is cool to look at if you don't have to move it or walk under those crystalline entities. They look all innocent and above worldly things, but they're pranksters and will drop stuff on people.
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From:stopword
Date:January 16th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad you posted these. I was hoping someone would post pictures of the snowstorm! I must remember to take pictures if we get any floods or anything interesting here.

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