Saturday, January 24, 2009

Batten Down the Hatches

This morning finds the wind howling and wind-chill to about 0 degrees. The snow is so dry and light that the wind picks it up off the ground and blows it off rooftops to produce what looks like a snow storm. I can hardly see across campus the blowing snow is so thick. With the force of wind, it stings any body part that peaks out from from your layers of clothing (like nose and cheeks). This scene is strange to me because the sky is blue and the sun is shining brilliantly, which makes one think this could be a normal day, which it is not (or is it?). There is a bright spot in this condition and that is: "this too will pass". I will be driving the 3 blocks to the gym at lunchtime since I don't wear long johns at work... it would be too hot working inside, and a 3 block walk (and 3 back again) is simply outside my comfort zone for today's conditions. Of course students are going from building to building wearing sweat pants, no gloves, no hat and sometimes coming from the gym still in shorts. If you didn't know it, 18 year olds are still "decision-making challenged" in many ways.

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