Sunday, December 6, 2009

City Eaten by Blizzard - City Officials Not Concerned

It's December!

People have been saying that my blogs are hard to read, and that's probably because I've got so many videos linked. I'm going to switch to the format where it only posts the first paragraph on the main page, so that will mean more clicking for some people. Let's see if that fixes things up.

Sorry about the lack of update last week. I'm barely getting this one out as it is. All of my year end projects are wrapping up so I'm just trying to keep my head above water at this point.

As everybody knows at this point, Edmonton has received a winter's worth of snowfall in a day and a half, and I've spent approximately two hours of my life digging my car out of the road. It's insane. It took the city two days before they started plowing.

My harrowing tale comes from Friday morning. I left for school about twenty minutes earlier than I usually do and I was still late. I was turning right up 105 St from 97 Ave downtown. You know, that steep hill? Well, we're crawling along up the hill and I notice that my car starts veering to the right. A few quick adjustments put me back on the path, but then I start to notice everyone around me. There are cars to the left and right of the road that have slid off and are stuck. There's no going backwards on this hill, and the only possible escape route is right on 98th street, and some guy decided that he would stop his Trailblazer in the middle of the road, completely blocking it.

So here I am crawling up this hill behind a guy that can't go over 3 kph. Every time I stop I start sliding backwards, so I have to keep up a pace that fast enough to not crash into the guy behind me and slow enough to not crash into the guy in front of me. It was about five minutes of terror (in Edmonton's pitch black 7:30 AM) until we finally cleared the stranded cars on either side and I had enough room to pass him. Because my car survived this feat, I finally bestowed a name to her. Henceforth and forevermore my Mazda3 shall be known as Hoth.

Now I've got snow tires on my car. Best $700 I've ever spent. You can feel the difference immediately.

Homework wise, I've finished all but three of my major projects. My Web Writing presentation will be done tomorrow, my magazine article will be done Wednesday, and my Documentary final will be done the Monday after next on the same day as my Web Writing Final exam.

Wow, I am so sick of homework.

So you want movies?

Surprised kitty

Everyone has seen it by now, but it still fills me with sunshine and rainbows.

Deathmetal Grindcore Baby

Don't worry, they edited in the music later. But may the kid learned to sing metal from this thing...

I may be the only person in my family that gets that last one.