Last year, it snowed a whole bunch at home in Louisiana before it snowed at all in Seattle, and I was really annoyed. I mean, how often does it happen that snow blankets Louisiana? So I sulked about that for a while, and then Snow-opolis ’08 happened and I almost couldn’t get to the airport to fly home for Christmas. Be careful what you wish for, eh?
It happened again this year, although with less fanfare. The snow only fell for a few hours at night last week, and it melted by the time I woke up in the morning. Since you can’t really take pictures of snow in the dark, this was my best shot. I stood outside for a while, completely under-dressed for snow, shivering in idiotic delight at the big, fat flakes floating to the ground. When this kind of thing happens here, it really is something of a miracle, even if it doesn’t stick around for too long. You gotta take what you can get, because it might not happen for another 30 years. Seriously.