Windocalypse?

My husband just informed me that the buses are still on a “holiday schedule” even though there isn’t any snow left on the ground. Since when was December 29th a holiday? Or is it just an excuse because of all the articulated buses which went out of commission during the snowstorm? This might make sense under normal circumstances because a lot of people leave town this time of year. But this year, no one COULD leave town so we still need to be able to get around.

Also, it is very windy right now. The wind has been rattling my windows in a frightening fashion and I just had to pick up the recycling from our yard after the bin tipped over. It’s a very large bin and overflowing as well since the garbage trucks haven’t been able to pick anything up. Everyone has very full garbage and recycling bins out in hopes that it will all get hauled away sometime soon.

But anyway, apparently this wind is causing more problems than just strewn garbage. Apparently it is also causing power outages. Whatever the hell could be next? Stay tuned for Yeti-watch 2K9.

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Snowpocalypse Recap

Almost all the snow is gone and things are basically back to normal. So it’s hard to believe that just a couple of days ago, our street was still level with the sidewalk. Did you guys know it SNOWED?!

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I’m Holding You To It

Weather.com says 100% chance of snow. 100% means definitely absolutely yes for sure it will snow. If it doesn’t that officially makes them liars.

Are you a LIAR weather.com?

Seattle Snowpocalypse 08 is Here!

It’s damn cold in Seattle this week. Like, 18 degrees with windchill cold. We are not accustomed to this sort of cold. I have been wearing as many layers as possible and feeling a little bit like this:

But at least I’m warm. Not that I’m complaining (much). Because there’s actually snow involved in this maddness. There’s still snow on the ground from the 2-3 inches we got on Saturday and an 80% chance of more white stuff tonight. Of course, everyone is freaking out and calling in “snow” to work.

I can’t see any falling flakes yet, but in anticipation the 80 percent inevitable snowpocalypse, here are some pictures of took on Saturday. Snow sure is neat.


Snowman outside 7-11.


Snow and spotlights coming from distant sex shop.


Walkin’ in Ballard.


Our blanketed backyard.


Self portrait.


Snowy Bettie.

Update:Confidential to the weather forecasters, when snow falls from the sky in liquid form, it’s called rain. And that’s exactly what’s happening outside right now. Oh well.

Effed by the Weather

This is the current forecast for tomorrow:

weather forecast

In case you didn’t notice the date, it is JUNE SEVENTH. I am getting married tomorrow.

Outside.

Sans sleeves.

At least the ceremony is only 20 minutes long…

Thanks a bunch, National News

Dear National News,

Why did you tell my mom Seattle was being evacuated?! She called me in a panic. I was out getting teriyaki. She'd just tried my office line and there was NO ANSWER. She called my cell phone and I, as usual, didn't hear it the first time because the city is loud. So she left me a voicemail telling her to call her back IMMEDIATELY if I was ALIVE and OK.

So I did, and she told me that YOU told her Seattle was being evacuated, that streets were flooded, power was out and public transportation was out of commission. Granted, all of these were true, but only on a relatively small scale. This is no hurricane Katrina and the only people who had to evacuate anything were people who's homes had trees fall on them. They didn't need to leave the city and hopefully, they have friends and family who could take them in.

Maybe you DIDN'T say that the entire city was being evacuated. You might have just said the WORD “evacuate” and that was enough to take several years off my mother's life. But I know you, National News. You are as prone to sensationalizing things as my mother is. So between the two of you, wires got crossed and I had to get out of line at the teriyaki place to calm my mother down and assure her that I was unharmed and, apart from having not showered this morning and being late to work because of the power outage, otherwise unaffected by the storm. It didn't help that all of her equally unstable friends who know of me called one after the other to ask if she'd SPOKEN TO HER DAUGHTER YET!!!! What a mess.

Anyway, all I ask is that you PLEASE try to be EXTRA careful when using words like “evacuate” and “disaster” to be sure they are appropriate to the magnitude of the situation. Fragile old women like my mother just can't handle it.

Thanks a bunch!

Love,

Baxter

Another weather post

So it's official. This is more than just a particularly horrible Seattle winter. Two weeks ago, it was SNOW. Now it's FLOODS and WIND STORMS. Holy. Crap.

This is in Wallingford!

Many people woke up to find TREES on their cars.

People are kayaking in the streets!

Who wants to place bets on what's next? Tsunami, volcano or P.T. Anderson frog plague?