Ummm, not so much, dude. They have a winter storm like this every few years out here…A definite novelty. No real infrastructure for this kind of thing in Victoria — there’s a half-dozen snowplows on all of Vancouver Island. Brilliant. The heavy, thick snow has stuck to everything and brought down big chunks of trees onto power lines. The sun was warm enough to melt it a bit, but now it’s colder and everything is freezing up again. May actually be here until mid-week. Trippy.
Walked over to the water and the beach…A totally surreal experience. Snow right up to the sea. Seemed a little out of whack. The seagulls were annoyed and disoriented. Couldn’t really blame them…
But I keep reminding myself that it’s OK and a novelty and close your eyes it will all be over soon.
What to do to realize how weird this is in this part of the world?…Watch Monday Night Football tonight. The Seahawks are playing the Packers in Seattle (just across the way here)…And I already know some announcer will say that the weather is more appropriate to Green Bay. He just said it. “A snowy night in Seattle.” Unbelievable.
“A snowy night in Victoria.” Doesn’t really roll of the tongue.
Think we might see a little old Lombardi-like magic out of Favre and the cheesehead brigade. Take the Packers by a touchdown. Hoping the power holds up long enough to find out if I’ve momentarily managed to channel Jimmy the Greek and make a proper prediction. Doubtful. I thought this snow would all be gone by tomorrow. Not so much, dude.