"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

-- The Dalai Lama

Sunday, April 10, 2005


Yes, I'm going to blog about the weather. I'm sorry.

Yesterday J and I walked the dog in light clothing. The day before I wore shorts to school.

Just now the news called the current conditions: "The Blizzard of 2005"

I'm sitting in my living room, procrastinating. I should be working on a paper - I'll get to it. Eventually.

Poor J is at the airport, trying to get to a conference for work in Ohio. His original flight was supposed to take off at 10:30am, but that flight was cancelled late last night so he was rebooked on one that should've taken off at 6am. Poor guy, he got up at 3am, made it to the airport, sat on the runway for several hours and then was unboarded.

His parents are in Utah and were supposed to drive back tomorrow morning. Driving back means taking mountain passes with a big old truck and trailer. I highly doubt that's happening.

My sister is also supposed to fly home from San Francisco tomorrow morning. They are saying 6"-15" additional snow at Denver International by tomorrow at 10am, so that's not looking promising.

I've lost power in the apartment about 6 times since I started this post. My TiVo isn't happy.

1 comment:

Menagerie said...

I feel your pain! Matthew once went to class (in May) in shorts and sandals, then came out to find an inch of snow on the ground! (The joys of living in the mountains.)

I love Portland weather. Sure, if any snow/ice occur, the world stops and holds its breath, but you're looking at maybe a couple of days out of every year. It's marvellous.