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Old 11-17-2002, 09:39 PM   #1
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Welcome to the arctic (this is Canada)

Last night I realized that I live in the freakin' arctic.

Here's da play by play:

4:00pm: Leave house to go to work. All's quiet, cold, nice.

1:00am: Get outside. Holy shit. Can't see my car. Where's my car?

--It's been reduced to one of those large budles of snow in the parking lot. No ice scraper. Scrape ice off with hands. Very cold.

--Pull out of parking lot. Slide out of control down the street. Windshield is foggy. Can't see a damn thing. The heat doesn't work. Wiper fluid isn't working either. Niiiice.

--Pull over into the mall parking lot and wait 20 minutes for the heat to kick in. Did I mention that there's no heat? And my coat and gloves are soaked from wiping off the car? So I listen to COLDplay. Find these lines rather ironic:

"I was scared, I was scared. Tired and underprepared. But I'll wait for it"

--Scared to death, tired, not prepared for snow. Waiting for the heat....

--Drive home. 40km/hr at best. Any faster and I go slip sliding away. 10km on the hills. Everyone's using the two lane road as one lane. Some guy tries to pass me. I'm doing 15km. He's doing 20km. It takes him over 5 minutes to pass me.

--Get home after 45 minutes. This place is normally only 10-15 minutes away. The snow in my driveway is up to my ankles.

I live in a snowglobe.


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Any other snow stories?

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I should mention that I love snow. I love to ski, christmas, winter, fine. I've never driven in that before though. Black ice? Ahhhhhhh....(it's only November. It will, it will, it will get worse)
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Old 11-17-2002, 10:45 PM   #2
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Re: Welcome to the arctic (this is Canada)

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Any other snow stories?

Not for the last 30+ years!

Except my baby and I drove home in crazy snow a few Easters ago from the Grand Canyon! It was the same weekend that U2 filmed the Elevation video. We were in Williams, AZ, and woke up to at least 6 inches of snow on the car the morning we came home. It snowed like a maniac all the way to Kingman. In Kingman, the snow let up somewhat, but the flakes were huge! By the time we got to Laughlin, it was raining, warm, and thundery.


But that's almost it since I moved here from Omaha. A few interesting drives up in the Sierra Nevada, but not an everyday winter deal like you Canucks and American easterners have.


Don't start me on Omaha!
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Old 11-18-2002, 01:49 AM   #3
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Re: Welcome to the arctic (this is Canada)

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Last night I realized that I live in the freakin' arctic.

Here's da play by play:

4:00pm: Leave house to go to work. All's quiet, cold, nice.

1:00am: Get outside. Holy shit. Can't see my car. Where's my car?

--It's been reduced to one of those large budles of snow in the parking lot. No ice scraper. Scrape ice off with hands. Very cold.

--Pull out of parking lot. Slide out of control down the street. Windshield is foggy. Can't see a damn thing. The heat doesn't work. Wiper fluid isn't working either. Niiiice.

--Pull over into the mall parking lot and wait 20 minutes for the heat to kick in. Did I mention that there's no heat? And my coat and gloves are soaked from wiping off the car? So I listen to COLDplay. Find these lines rather ironic:

"I was scared, I was scared. Tired and underprepared. But I'll wait for it"

--Scared to death, tired, not prepared for snow. Waiting for the heat....

--Drive home. 40km/hr at best. Any faster and I go slip sliding away. 10km on the hills. Everyone's using the two lane road as one lane. Some guy tries to pass me. I'm doing 15km. He's doing 20km. It takes him over 5 minutes to pass me.

--Get home after 45 minutes. This place is normally only 10-15 minutes away. The snow in my driveway is up to my ankles.

I live in a snowglobe.


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Any other snow stories?

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I should mention that I love snow. I love to ski, christmas, winter, fine. I've never driven in that before though. Black ice? Ahhhhhhh....(it's only November. It will, it will, it will get worse)
Bwahahahaha!!! Thank God I live on the West Coast! I always love telling people from the rest of Canada about our 20 degree (Celcius) Januaries - not to mention the blue sky Christmases (tee hee).
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Old 11-18-2002, 02:01 AM   #4
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Gawd what a contrast to here. Its now 6pm at night and still about 35 degrees C. We're having a bit of a drought prob right now all across this burnt cracked dry country. We had a small reprieve just on the weekend with a bit of rain but now that is all gone and it is so dry and hot even the weeds are dying.



At least its not snowing I guess. I hate snow!
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Old 11-18-2002, 11:47 AM   #5
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It's melting, melting away now.

I don't mind the snow that much, so long as the summers are decent. I hate rain with a passion, so it's a trade off, as I see it. I wouldn't last in BC a week.
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Old 11-18-2002, 12:08 PM   #6
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I live in a snowglobe.
I thought you lived West of the Moon, East of the Sun
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Old 11-18-2002, 01:52 PM   #7
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ahhhh!!!

to hell with the west coast
I have tons of snow in good ol newfie and the blue skies are even bluer and crisper.

Nothing better than a nice cool day going out on a frozen lake...it's the life

unless of course, you live in edmonton and it gets ungodly cold
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It's melting, melting away now.

I don't mind the snow that much, so long as the summers are decent. I hate rain with a passion, so it's a trade off, as I see it. I wouldn't last in BC a week.
Yeah, if you don't like rain, then you wouldn't like Vancouver in the wintertime. Though I love snow (so long as it stays as snow and not slush) I'd still rather have the weather as warm and wet, than dry and frickin' freezing Mr. Biglesworth!

When it's not raining in Vancouver, our winters are amazing. I remember last Chrismas day very well. Warm and blue skies. I was out in a T-shirt!
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AHHHH I am from the EDMONTON you speak off. We get the winters from hell!! We are the most northern capital in Canada!!!

But we are supertroppers we can handle the -25 -30 for two straight months!!! And you know why? Cause I dont!! Actually i rather winter then summer becasue i hate the heat!!! And its get hot here!!

Drive home. 40km/hr at best. Any faster and I go slip sliding away. 10km on the hills. Everyone's using the two lane road as one lane. Some guy tries to pass me. I'm doing 15km. He's doing 20km. It takes him over 5 minutes to pass me.

Thats so funny becaseu its so true. ONe time it had just snowed about a foot and was still snowing it was rush hour going down a two lane semi busy road. In the middle of the four lanes there was a turning lane for either north or south traffic. This guy starts honking at me and giving me the finger becasue i was going 50k, the limit is 60!!! so he pulls into this middle lane that hasnt been driven in and floors it. So i say FUCK YOU and i floor it. So now we are both going 75k. He pulls next too me and gives me the finger. I look ahead and see traffic stopping so i hit the brakes. He then hits his brakes and and startsspinning into oncoming traffic and missed them all and hit a light post. I know its mean but i laughed!!!


Oh and by the way Edmonton has the worst drivers in CANADA!!! ANd the thrid worst roads in north america!!!
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I went outside and made a snowangel yesterday!!

I was going to make a snowman, cos it was packing snow, but i was too lazy....

But this morning, when I was walking to schooll, the sidewalks weren't shovelled yet and i got my shoes wet. and when i was waiting to cross the road at an intersection, a car was going really fast and splashed slush onto me and my friend. bum.
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I went outside and made a snowangel yesterday!!

I was going to make a snowman, cos it was packing snow, but i was too lazy....

But this morning, when I was walking to schooll, the sidewalks weren't shovelled yet and i got my shoes wet. and when i was waiting to cross the road at an intersection, a car was going really fast and splashed slush onto me and my friend. bum.

AWWWWWW I love snow!!!

and i got drowned by a bus once when it was snowing. not very pleasant!
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Old 11-18-2002, 06:28 PM   #12
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Canada doesn't have it *too* bad

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Here's da play by play:

Good line that.





I um, live in a wind tunnel. But it's warm today it was like 20C. But when we get snow, it's a hardcore blizzard with ice and rain and freezingness and tons of snow. *can't wait*
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I wouldn't be able to live in any place where there was no snow!!! That was be gross
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25cm of snow
my grandpa got a big flashy snowblower
of course we never get snow till december so we have no gas for it
the cars in my driveway have been reduced to 2 piles of white stuff
then it decided to melt a little bit in the afternoon
then it got cold again
I skated to the bus stop after school
the bus skated home
I shoveled off the cars so my grandfather could go to get gas
he got gas
the snowblower is frozen and doesnt work
we ran out of salt
my driveway is now also ice
But it's paking snow and that means snowball fights!!!
It's all good
If it was that fluffy white crap (a poor excuse for snow IMO) I would not be happy
cept for the fact that it woiuld have been easier to shovel
Did I mention that the snow drifts in my driveway?
That means 3 feet of snow to be exact
Did I mention the snowplough trick?
when you finish shoveling it comes by and puts all the nicely packed snow in your driveway
But it's so much fun to play in I cant complain.
Me and my friend are making a giant penis at school tomorrow
YAY!
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Me and my friend are making a giant penis at school tomorrow
YAY!
ah, yes....the traditional "building of the holiday penis"
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