snow day

I know all of you who live in areas that get REAL weather must laugh at us Portlanders who flip out when one snowflake falls, but, well, we like to get worked up about weather around here, and today was a great day for that. Snow started falling around 6am this morning, and it kept falling and falling! The schools were closed, which meant Peter and I got to watch last night’s episode of 24 during the day. Talk about decadent.

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Poor Deedle was a little unnerved by all the white stuff. For her afternoon walk we put on her booties, but each of them fell off in the deep (well, deep to her) snow.
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One thing that’s great about snow here is that everything comes to a stop. Schools close, stores close, businesses close, everything! There’s a reason for that, as evidenced by this video.

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19 Responses to snow day

  1. alison says:

    Crazy!! Watching that video was three minutes of solid cringing and head shaking for me. Stop driving, people!

  2. schmee says:

    po’ dd!

  3. Kathy says:

    Wasn’t it fun? We all had our first snow day together, making snow men and drinking hot chocolate :-)

  4. cecilie says:

    Man, I’ve always laughed when schools close etc. when it snows but after seeing that video I know why! Of course living in Norway makes you used to snow.. :) Even my dog loves playing in the snow!

  5. patti says:

    That is crazy! I was brought up in Buffalo NY….but I live down south now and I don’t want to drive in the snow because no one here knows how to!! It makes it very scary!!! People, stay inside!!!

  6. stinkerbell says:

    I miss that about the PNW… really miss it :)

  7. Melissa A. says:

    So cute. We’d need to get a few feet of snow here for a snow day, and even then, if the roads were clear, everything would be open.

  8. carolyn says:

    there is something so wrong with this world when portland is getting all the snow that should be falling in chicago. do you think the asshat republicans believe in global warming yet?????

  9. Gina says:

    Further evidence that people are too damned stupid to realize that there’s no such thing as a “good driver” when nature is at the wheel.

  10. gleek says:

    great link to that video. i grew up in michigan where almost everyone knew how to drive in weather like that and they never closed school. looks like portland doesn’t see enough of the white stuff.

  11. Marianne says:

    I haven’t had a snow day in forever! Growing up in Michigan, and now living in the U.P….things may be delayed, but we have snow equipment up here that you wouldn’t believe. We’re equipped to deal. I miss snow days. :)
    Enjoy them!

  12. Peggy says:

    I was just thinking that there haven’t been enough photos of Deedle lately! At least she can still squat. At least you didn’t have to go out and shovel a little toilet area for her.

  13. carol says:

    awww, poor deedle! i think there was a bit of snow in san francisco too, just just a few flakes here and there. we are not equipped for cold weather!

  14. Wakana says:

    Hello, I just found your blog yesterday, and I love it :-) I tried your macha muffins today, and they are so yummy. My boys are eating them right now. Next time I will try to mix in some amanattou or tsubu-an. Your blog made me a little homesick yesterday, looking at all the Japanese things. I’m a thirty-something Japanese living in the South. I’m going to read some more of your blog now. Have a great day!

  15. Heidi says:

    Holy Cow! I’m from Seattle orginally and remember how the city shut down anytime it snowed. I’m in Boston now and, until today (9 degrees), our winter has been a piece of cake! Enjoying your blog…cheers

  16. marielle says:

    Sigh. I miss snow days!

  17. Amy says:

    That video was nuts!
    Same around here, on snowy days the city shuts down. No one is prepared for it, we have no snow plows (ok, maybe 2) and no one has winter tires.
    So different from where I grew up where snow was a fact of winter and with us for 5 months of the year. Mind you I do recall being in some sort of snow related accident for 4 years running (never the driver!) It was almost a fact of life, ending up in the ditch. I do NOT miss that at all.
    Like you, we appreciate the rare snow day and stay home doing what we like. I love snow days :)

  18. Lydia Lee says:

    I’m glad it’s not in the Seattle area…we had about 5 inches at our house last week with a nice coat of ice underneath and then the stuff wouldn’t go away! So inconsiderate of it to stick around, and so unlike a typical Seattle area snow, I mean, it should know that it has to melt by noon. Today (a week later!) the ice on our street finally turned to slush, although not before the garbage truck got stuck today. Everyone was out today crowding into Trader Joe’s and Costco…afterall, one simply MUST have a 10-pound bag of chips when housebound. Hope your white stuff doesn’t stick around too long.

  19. Lydia says:

    I’m glad it’s not in the Seattle area…we had about 5 inches at our house last week with a nice coat of ice underneath and then the stuff wouldn’t go away! So inconsiderate of it to stick around, and so unlike a typical Seattle area snow, I mean, it should know that it has to melt by noon. Today (a week later!) the ice on our street finally turned to slush, although not before the garbage truck got stuck today. Everyone was out today crowding into Trader Joe’s and Costco…afterall, one simply MUST have a 10-pound bag of chips when housebound. Hope your white stuff doesn’t stick around too long.

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