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Jealousy and a Sense of Humor

Jealousy…

I really couldn’t help but be jealous when I heard on Friday that Baltimore was about to get hit by a blizzard. Ever since I could remember, I have always loved snow. The memories of playing in the snow, the white glistening beauty, and the association with snow days – a day off with no responsibilities.

It’s actually a little funny that I even make this association, especially since both my high school and undergraduate university didn’t give snow days regardless of how much it snowed. In high school, I went to a boarding school and I guess they figured we could walk through any depth of snow. At McGill in Montreal, they wouldn’t dare give us a snow day or there might be a winter when almost every day warrants another snow day.

Teaching in Baltimore is the first time I got to experience a few snow days since I was a little kid. And even though I didn’t go out and build snowmen or forts or go sledding like I used to, I possibly enjoyed snow days even more when I was a teacher. And now living in Colorado, snow days are almost unheard of. And to be honest, for the first time, I actually like not getting snow. I think this is only because it’s possible for Boulder to be warm and sunny enough to skate outside in a t-shirt, while the mountains just a little under 2 hours away can be getting dumped on.

Yet, I still felt that pang of jealousy. Now realizing they literally got a few feet of snow overnight, I can’t even begin to imagine what a mess the city must be. I’m not sure if they’ll be back in school tomorrow but through the magic of facebook, I know that school was closed today and yesterday from the storm Friday night. Crazy.

Anyways, we did get a little bit of love from the snow gods and it snowed all day Sunday and Monday… although we really didn’t get much accumulation.

…and a Sense of Humor

Along with the snow, came this classic photo…

Hey Bich! Who doesn’t love laughing at other’s mistakes? I haven’t seen such blatent misspellings out in public since I left Baltimore that I almost wonder if this could have been on purpose? It reminds me of a time I was driving behind a ice cream truck, which on the back had written: Watch Out Childeren. Awesome.

While we were at the Outback Saloon on Saturday night, we all found this pretty funny.

I guess they forgot which superbowl it was this year… good thing they saved it by adding a I to write the 4 as IIII instead of IV. Nice work!