Monday 24 January 2005

haul out the toboggan*

It's snowing! It's snowing! It's snowing! It's snowing! Okay, so it's not actually staying on the ground, but it's snowing! In this part of the country, we get our one "big snowstorm" every January. This usually involves around 2 inches of snow, roads coming to a standstill, people abandoning their cars at the side of the road, and me spending a lot of time giggling and saying "You call THIS a snowstorm?!" I miss the snow, I don't care how crazy you think I am for saying such a thing. I don't miss four months of winter and -35C temperatures, but I do miss the snow.

Um. Now it's stopped snowing. Never mind. Move along, nothing to see here.

*Interesting point, did you know that according to Merriam-Webster's that the origin of the word toboggan is from "Canadian French tobogan, of Algonquian origin; akin to Micmac tobagun drag made of skin"? Who knew!

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