Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Foolishness!!!

Well, I've reached a decision. Any snow that falls in my region that impairs my ability to drive safely yet does not result in a snow day off from school is just ridiculous. There is no point to it. It is just a white knuckler of a drive and six plus hours with unhappy students who feel exactly the same way about the whole thing as I.

It is a waste of precipitation.

Frankly, most of us were a little surprised by the actual amount of snow that fell last night and into the morning hours. When I tucked myself away for sleepy time last night, I don't recall any of the local forecasters saying, "Oh and by the way...there will be five inches of snow on your truck tomorrow and the roads will be lacking in traction of any sort. Good luck with that..." I might have taken heed. As might some of the local superintendents of schools. A delay in the start of many schools might have made things a wee bit safer. I did pretty well getting from my neck of the woods to the area where I teach. But things sort of took a turn for the absurd when I witnessed a hapless motorist surrounded by local police as they stared at the remains of her car. It seems that she had come out of a curve in the road at something of a wrong angle and managed to run into a building. Specifically this building. Not too much damage to the quaint, local theater...her quaint local vehicle was another story. Very much smooshed. Frankly, I was surprised to see the driver in the full and upright position.

Fortunately, the rest of the day went fairly smoothly and the weather cleared up early. The ride home wasn't nearly as eventful. Good thing since I'm still reeling from the lack of decent coffee in my home. The coffee maker continues to thumb its nose at me from its lofty perch on the kitchen counter. I do not think that it is aware of the consequences of this behavior. It has two more days before my schedule lightens up a bit and I am able to make my way to the nearest purveyor of all things domestic. If it hasn't made some better choices by then, it will learn the hard way what it means to cross a Sheep who is reduced to instant coffee.

I am finding the new schedule of working out, taking classes, doing my homework and remembering to eat on a semi regular basis to be somewhat daunting. The death of the coffee maker has clearly had something of an impact as well. I'm sure that it will all click into place before long. After all, I did manage to complete a 48 credit hour graduate program in three years even when I worked full time. But I was doing that by choice...this is just the most boringest of classes ever invented to torture a Sheep. Thus, I am not really finding the love in the reading and the writing of papers. They are greatly interfering with the knitting and the sitting. And, speaking of which...I have a few more words of wisdom to commit to paper before I can call this evening my own. And thus, I bid you all a pleasant evening and happy whatever you are doing.

I'll be up here drinking my tea, feigning interest in the professor's topic of choice and sending up a little prayer for some "legitimate" snowfall...

SA

12 comments:

brenda said...

OMG! My friend owns the Hackmatack. I hope her house is OK.

Beth said...

I think it's just a bit unfair that our jobs get in the way of our hobbies.

trek said...

I think it is just a bit unfair that we have had less snowfall here this year than Phoenix has.

Mel said...

A little light just went on in my head, and I was going to e-mail you about it but can't seem to find your e-mail address. We are not coffee drinkers here at home - I only drink a (big) mug when I first get to work - and so we have a coffee maker sitting here taking up space. It was a cheap K-Mart purchase that I have no particular attachment to and wouldn't mind seeing go to a good home. Interested?

Sheila said...

I hope you get to stay home tomorrow....it is too bad that you all are so good at driving in inclement weather. Five inches of snow here would most definately shut down the city for a good couple of days.
Drive safely, Sheep.

Lazuli said...

One here echoing trek about the unfairness of it all! Good luck getting the coffee sorted out. I totally sympathize with how it can make things feel out of whack.

Mia said...

"waste of precipitation".. gotta love it! And I feel ya on the "most boringest" class ::laughing:: that's how I feel about work every single day.

And still no coffee for the Sheep.

Now I'm gonna have to go look outside and see if I'm feeling sickly...

Anonymous said...

Please when the roads are snowy and your sheepishness is feeling a bit undone from the lack of real coffee consider a stop at Dunkin Donuts. Sometimes it's worth the few extra dollars and 10 minutes less sleep.
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

Julie said...

Two days on instant coffee!!!! I'd have murdered someone after one day. Take Mel up on his offer and make the world a safer place for those who must encounter the Sheep :-)

Knitstress Tygher said...

COme live here .. we don't get a lot of snow, but even minor flurries spawn entire city-closing-downs.

catsmum said...

well you could always emmigrate over here and then you would only encounter snow once in 40 years or so [ or if you actively chose to go to the snowfields in the High Couyntry ] Can I ask a dumb aussie type question? Do you have snow chains on the truck?

kmkat said...

Those things that greatly interfering with the knitting and the sitting? Spawn of the devil. Definitely.