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To drive or not to drive

Just for vanilla flavoring to make snow ice cream :> We actually have accumulated snow around here.

I think the first snowfall, the way you feel padded into the world, as if wrapped in a comforter, silent, cold, calm...it's not unlike death. When I had my first MI in 2003, people asked me about what occurred, if anything, during my five minutes (I coded). It's always been so hard to describe; but it was beautiful.

Dying is like walking outside into the first soft snowfall with someone you love. It is. Or it was for me.

I was going to venture out to the mountain and take pictures, but I think I'll keep all this to myself. Some things shouldn't be shared, especially when a photo just won't describe the feelings one might have during a time when you experience an epiphany. That's how it was when I walked outside. I just stood there, letting the snow hit me and melt, enjoying the calm silence, watching it pile up softly on cars, railings and rooftops. I was blanketed by the earth and it was wonderful.

Now, I'm just chilling in my bedroom (with no high speed THNXWIGGINS...GRR), and contemplating taking photos. Maybe after the bizarre, romantic wave of this snow rolls over me, and I'm hit back into the real world, it won't seem so blasphemous. Maybe not :)

For now, I watch movies and enjoy the peace and calm that today will bring. I mean, what could go horribly wrong in my life today?

Er, don't answer that. It was rhetorical, and we all know I have a laundry list of "things that will go bad if I say that".

Carry on.

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lefthand_path
Jan. 19th, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)
i wish it was snowing here. that would be so freaking cool, and give me a great excuse to read ahead for school. your post reminded me of an emerson poem "the snow storm" which is a pretty durn good read, imho.

so, watcha gonna watch?

so far as what could go wrong? two words: robot monkeys
none_too_subtle
Jan. 19th, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC)
It's great out there. Not a sound. Two redbirds are sitting in a tree, not moving, just trying to stay warm. I sat on my swing for awhile just enjoying it.

DON'T MENTION THE ROBOT MONKEYS! You're trying to jinx me, aren't ya?

You know, a lil self-discipline could also make you read and work. lol :>
lefthand_path
Jan. 19th, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC)
about the self-discipline? not so sure about that, maybe you could give me some discipline so i could get some pointers? >:)

not trying to jinx you, just a friendly warning.

it's still 36 here and holding. even if it snowed, there'd be no accumulation. ah well, i keep forgetting i have monday off school! MLK day. if the temp doesn't warm up there, you might have monday off, too!
none_too_subtle
Jan. 19th, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)
I still have to work despite the holiday. The spawn will be running free and /that/ is a scary prospect if she's at her dad's. *le sigh*

It stopped here. Just a moment in time which started quickly, lasted breifly, and ended. The temp's already above freezing now, and I doubt we'll get any more.

You don't WANT NUNNA DISS.
lefthand_path
Jan. 20th, 2008 02:13 am (UTC)
well i'm glad you guys didn't end up getting snowbound. it would have turned into a tragedy if the neighbor didn't turn on their internet.

oh yeah, about "any of diss..." i think you have or had an icon with someone's hand doing a bunch of yap yap yapping... that's all i'm hearing here
none_too_subtle
Jan. 20th, 2008 09:34 am (UTC)
You keep saying stuff like that and Imma get you.

I deleted that icon forevermore. I still do that all the time, tho :>
lefthand_path
Jan. 20th, 2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
"continues saying stuff like that"

*waits*
none_too_subtle
Jan. 20th, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC)
Fortunately for you, it's too cold to do anything. So you're safe right now. :>
lefthand_path
Jan. 20th, 2008 01:31 pm (UTC)
mmm hmmm. yup. i'll just sit here, waiting til summer, and then i'll keep waiting, i daresay.

when do you start accumulating vacation time?
none_too_subtle
Jan. 20th, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
You knowz bettah!

Why? You gonna whisk me off in your private jet to the Himalayas?
lefthand_path
Jan. 19th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
ps they wouldn't sell vanilla at that gas station down the road, would they? sometimes you find some odd things at gas stations.
none_too_subtle
Jan. 19th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
No, no -- it's pharmacies that are so random. Gas stations are predictable.

Streets are coo. We can drive now. :)
lefthand_path
Jan. 20th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
there's one gas station here where when you go in there they have all sorts of really really weird stuff, like shit that looks like mandrake root and other stuff you could use for potions. and a big old bottle of vanniler flavoring with every purchase of $5.00 or more
none_too_subtle
Jan. 20th, 2008 09:33 am (UTC)
Hahahaha. Yeah, some of the off road "stops" have some freakish things. I remember one road trip, a girlfriend and I somehow got wet (or spilled crap all over us). We stopped at a gas station on some back road and they had t-shirts for $5. LOL. We grabbed a couple. Funny stuff.
summercamp
Jan. 19th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
It snows there? Like a lot of snow? Does it stay on the ground? How high up are you guys?
none_too_subtle
Jan. 19th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
We usually get smatterings of snow, but rarely is it significant. Maybe two work days lost out of a year. In 1996, however...woah. Everyone in the state was in emergency, with power down everywhere, people dying...stranded. It was crazy. I still have an Alabama t-shirt from that blizzard. And we never lost cable, which is weird, even though all around us, people had nada for a good two weeks. They were forced to walk to the store (which was ironically open the whole time), and spend time with their families. What a notion. :>
ayoub
Jan. 19th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
That's an exquisite description... I've always loved the first snowfall :)

And please, take pictures :D
none_too_subtle
Jan. 19th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
It really didn't last long enough. I scribed my name on the hood of my car and took a pic. I might share it :) It was sooo nice and serene, but now that the temp is rising, and it stopped falling, cars are driving about and that moment is gone.
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