This is a view from my apartment taken around noon today:
Not shown - the UPS man getting his truck stuck outside the building. You can barely see the other tower, and the clubhouse, off to the left and across the parking lot, isn’t visible at all. And it’s still snowing! So much for global warming.
I gave my cats a bowl of snow, just to see what they’d do with it. As you can tell, Horus and Osiris wrestled over who got to eat it first. Once they got over that first shock, “Oh, COLD!” they didn’t seem to notice. That whole bowl of snow vanished in about 5 minutes.
I haven’t left my apartment since yesterday morning. I think I’m losing my mind. Can’t you tell?
Updated to add: Check this out: 15 Ways to Organize Your Cats (I didn’t write this.)
I used to love the snow when I was a kid. I remember putting on my giant purple snowsuit and boots and running out into the front yard to build defective-looking snowmen. I learned early on to never throw snowballs at my dad while he was shoveling, because he’d fling a shovelfull of snow at me.
Unfortunately, the second I learned how to drive, I started hating the snow. The first month I had my license, I managed to get my car stuck in the street outside my parents house not once, but twice. When I was in college it wasn’t a big deal, mostly due to the fact that it didn’t really snow in Ashland. That and I lived in a dorm all four years and just walked everywhere.
Once I graduated and got a job, I really hated the snow. I had a hard enough time waking up enough to drive in the mornings, let alone drive defensively in a foot of wet, slushy, Lake Effect white stuff.
Now that I get to work from home, I look out the window at everyone trying to drive around in our unplowed parking lot and think, “HA HA! I don’t have to go out there!” It kinda makes my day.
I feel cold just looking out my window. You have no idea how good it feels to know that I don’t have to go out there and freeze. It’s nice just sitting in my little apartment all warm with my bottle of Pepsi. (You were expecting coffee? Ew.)
In other news, I’ve been invited to become a contributing writer for FanSided’s Cleveland Indians Blog: Deep Left Field. Once I get my first post up, I’ll let you know.
Coming this week on the Cleveland Examiner, I’ll be reviewing Angelo’s Diner in Garfield Heights, and Tequila Pancho’s in Hudson. Links to those will be posted when I get them completed and posted. (It might even be today for the first one!)
I have a bunch of other stuff in the works, too, so keep checking back!
My husband swears that a tornado touched down right outside our apartment building this afternoon while I was at work. He claims to have seen swirling rain and felt the windows “pulsating.”
According to the National Weather Service, around 3:50pm today high winds in excess of 60mph were witnessed and they were sustained for 4 minutes. It doesn’t come right out and say EF-0 tornado, but maybe at that small level it’s entirely subjective.
Either way, this tree in front of my apartment building “sister” tower was ripped to shreds…
In writing/blogging news, I’m going to add some new categories. For example, Thursday’s are now going to feature a post on one of my many organizing tips. I have yet to come up with a catchy name for the post, but I’m sure I will before tomorrow evening!