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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snow piles and some venting action

Pics: Snow on Wetlands, Horse Lookin' Bored, Creepy house shot at night.

Not a usual thing for us here in
the Pacific NW, snow has descended like a herd of loud white bats outta hell. We only have about 8 inches but it has paralyzed our area. Just to clarify for those smug east/mid-west/anyplace but here new residents who are used to having snow:
1. We do not have acres and acres of snow equipment sitting around worth 214 million (not including maintenance and staff) for three days of snow annually. The reason you like living here is we actually have other things to budget funds on.
2. Where you come from does not have MOUNTAINS people. Or even hills with the grades we do.
3. Ask the drivers who end in the ditches or spinning out, where they are from. It will not be from here. Before you all arrived, driving was actually an easy thing to do.
4. Welcome to the NW. I mean that sincerely. But don't bother griping about how much better "you do it in New York or (insert city name here)" You rippin' moved here so buck up and deal. At least the natives are NICE to you whilst you b(*&tch. We still love you. Until you tear down a 99 year old house to put up one ugly zero lot line behemoth of a house that looks like a cheerios box. Don't make your neighbors (whole neighborhood) hate you. Be aware of your surroundings and community and blend, baby, blend. Unless you live in Bellevue or Kirkland. Then you can do what ya want, because you Earned it, you Deserve it. You are so worth it, and it IS all about you. Community be damned.
Gawd. I feel so much better, I am off for another cup of coffee.


Larry said...

HEY!!! I'm from the mid-west!!! LOL

Seriously though...I thought the NW got lots of snow. Goes to show - you learn something new every day.

BTW- we do have trees in Kansas. ;)

Blue Shoe Farm said...

Oh, you would pick one of my feisty rant moments to post to...
I have seen trees in Kansas, but they don't tower over you in their dark evergreen-ess. They are quite lovely and graceful in the winter without leaves. I suppose unless a large frozen dead branch lands on your house or garage.
The other side of the Cascade Mountains gets piles of snow. That is why we are sometimes told that we should be two states. The left leanin' West Side of Washington and the more rural conservative Eastern Washington. The votes split the state right in two. As does the weather. They are also hotter than hades in the summer. OR maybe more like Kansas. JOKE just jokin.

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