Coffee and Chocolate



It should have been a snow-day. I should still be in my nice warm bed.. enjoying.. yeah.

It's still blizzarding outside, and it's not supposed to let up for quite some time. Driving is ridiculous, and the city, once again, doesn't seem to have any idea what to do when it snows. I've never lived in a place where the solution was to plow the snow into the center of the road, or build an enormous pile that blocks almost an entire road and then leave it there for several days before loading it into dump trucks and getting it out of the way.

A "snow emergency" was declared today. What, exactly, does that mean? Basically, if you need to go downtown for something, you'd better park on the sidewalk or someone's yard, because if you're on the street you'll probably get towed – or – have a snowplow mercilessly redecorate the exterior of your car.

So I sit here. At work. Drinking coffee and eating 85% and 99% cocoa dark chocolate.

In my head, the roads play music.

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11 Comments »

  1. spudart (897 comments) said,

    mmmmm dark chocolate! nummy!

    You totally need to move to chicago, and take advantage of our public transportation. No need for cars! Then you can say, "Car, I am through with you!… UH!" *fistpump in air while jumping*

    February 6, 2008 @ 5:28 pm


  2. spudart (897 comments) said,

    The roads are playing music? That's a really neat idea. How do the roads play music? What sort of music are they playing? I would venture to say that the roads are playing something like, hmmm… it would be something with a good beat, cuz there's a lot of rhythm on roads. But it would also have a kinda monotone hum, kinda like the engine of a car. Or maybe it would have some sort of doppler effect mixed in.

    February 6, 2008 @ 5:30 pm


  3. spudart (897 comments) said,

    I must say, I cannot wait until I reign supreme over the top commenters position on the sparxmind list. OH YEAH!

    February 6, 2008 @ 5:31 pm


  4. Kate (183 comments) said,

    damn winter, grrrrr!! see, that's what you get for living in the same city where you work. you don't have an excuse for not going into work. i thoroughly enjoyed my snow day….plowing and shoveling the driveway twice. blah! and it's a huge driveway!! i know, i know, i have a 4-wheel drive truck…but there's no way i would have gone out in that crazy blizzard yesterday, regardless of my vehicle. besides, i saw several trucks in the ditch on my way to work this morning. bigger doesn't always mean you can climb those snowy mountains, haha. i just like the extra traction 🙂

    February 7, 2008 @ 9:21 am


  5. spudart (897 comments) said,

    "There's none better traction than the treads on your own two shoes."
    –Matt Maldre, 2008

    February 7, 2008 @ 12:32 pm


  6. unlikelymoose (375 comments) said,

    I don't see how it can really be a snow emergency. Everyone knew the snow was coming.

    February 7, 2008 @ 3:21 pm


  7. unlikelymoose (375 comments) said,

    hey spud, it's easy for you to reign supreme over the top commenters position when you leave two comments in successive minutes. Unfair! Oh wait. I just did it too.

    February 7, 2008 @ 3:22 pm


  8. unlikelymoose (375 comments) said,

    "Sunshine cannot bleach the snow, Nor time unmake what poets know”

    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    February 7, 2008 @ 3:23 pm


  9. unlikelymoose (375 comments) said,

    "There's non somuch of a winter's night without the snow to envelope the dark sky."
    -Erik Maldre, 2008

    February 7, 2008 @ 3:24 pm


  10. Kelly (KH) (44 comments) said,

    "Sometimes people don't have enough to do at work."
    – Kelly Hafermann, 2008

    February 7, 2008 @ 6:14 pm


  11. spudart (897 comments) said,

    "Do not throw away unused napkins"
    -Matt Maldre, 2008

    May 29, 2008 @ 4:31 pm


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