Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Ice, Ice, Baby!

No, I'm not ready to dig out the Vanilla Ice tapes. But I didn't have school on Tuesday thanks to ice everywhere. I got up and ready for school, only to find out that there wasn’t any. What did I do? It should be obvious, I went back to bed for five more hours of sleep. I then assisted my sisters in putting Christmas lights on our house, I kept the fire burning in our wood stove, and I drove up the hill to the library; which sadly was closed due to “dangerous road conditions”. I finished all of my reading for my business law class and worked on my paper which is due at 11:30AM PST Wednesday, assuming there is class.
The temperatures outside have dropped into the teens in Fahrenheit, I have not seen temps this cold in Seattle since 1993. It’s already colder now than it was last night. The difference is that it is very humid right now, everything already has a nice layer of frost on it, and sunrise isn’t for another 7 hours and temperatures aren’t expected to rise above freezing. The road in front of my house already has a nice layer of black ice on it. Driving will not be safe on Wednesday as black ice isn’t fun, and most people around here are idiots. IF I get my paper done, and IF there isn’t school tomorrow, I’m temped to drive downtown just to watch people get into accidents on the hills. People need to realize that if you are sliding down a hill, pushing harder on your breaks is only going to make things worse.

1 comment:

Polka Dotted Pickles said...

The weirdos at my school decided not to cancel class besides an icy highway and temps in the single digits. It took me about an hour and a half to make a usual one hour drive. While up by my house, I had the pleasure of going off the road. It was only into a strip of dirt though. I was amused. :)

Then I went sledding when I got home. Whoopee!