Blizzard


Been a while, I know. Will have more to say later. For now, we are having us a nice little blizzard here in Colorado. The best part is that my favorite bar is on top of things. Here's an email I received today: From: mtnsun@mountainsunpub.com Subject: Cold Rain and Snow won't close us Down!! Date: March 26, 2009 5:47:49 PM MDT To: rpg@rumblestrip.org Happy Spring Blizzard Phamily and Phriends We ARE open today at the Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery. (11:30 AM till 1 AM) The Southern Sun Pub will be open regulars from 4 PM till 1 AM. The Vine Street Pub in Denver is open from 4 PM till 1 AM.…

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Line


This is cool. What we got here is the last remnants of the 8" of snow that dumped on Boulder yesterday. The Colorado sun came out in force today, melting most of the white stuff; the final traces are hanging tough here in the shadow cast by the ballfield fence, all nice and neat in a line, while Hooper and Lulu watch in despair as Jeannie and the other woman walk away with their dogs Joplin and Kyla: Just goes to show you what a little shading can do in terms of reducing the amount of direct beam solar radiation that affects a given area. P.S. The bits of snow missing in the foreground were eaten by Hooper. No…

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Enough!


OK, that's quite enough already, with the fuckin' snow. I get it. I live in Colorado. But the shit's only useful in the mountains, which is apparently where half my office is headed today, to ski. I wouldn't know, but hopefully by next weekend I will understand what this snow fever is all about. Right now, to me, all it is is a friggin' nuisance. After dropping Brenda off at the bus and our car off at the dealer to have the damage from last week's snowstorm(s) repaired, I strapped on the gaiters and plodded through the snow to my office. Looks like we got 8-9" here already, and it's supposed to snow most of the day again. It…

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First Snow


So, last Tuesday, Boulder got hit with its first snow of the year. The forecasts were calling for the possibility of "flurries" later on in the day, but the way it went down was that the flakes started falling around noon, and didn't stop 'till Wednesday morning. Around 6:30 pm, I decided that things weren't going to improve for a long time, and, despite being totally unprepared for the winter weather, I headed home on my bike. No gloves, no hat, no rain gear. At least I had a headlight on my bike. A couple minutes into the ride, my front was completely white and I was slipping and sliding all over the place. The tires I bought a…

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