Things I believe (snow edition)
1. 6AM is entirely too early to start your day
2. I believe snow belongs in winter themed movies, pretty pictures, on postcards, on the tops of ski hills that are at least an hour outside city limits.
3. It does not belong on top of the mountain I work on or anywhere near my house in the city below. Nor should my office surrounding include a hockey rink.
Source: Vancouver Sun
4. It will snow during the week you are waiting for your on-order-snow-tires to arrive
5. The time it takes you to commute to work, in the snow, should not equal more than 10% of the time you are required to be at work. If it does, it should be an automatic snow day
6. No matter how many times you move, never give away your (only used twice) snowboarding jacket. Even if it stays neatly folded for 364 days of the year.
7. Snow plows are vastly underrated nor are they used enough (cough *on top of a certain mountain* cough)
8. The best friends in life are the ones that follow you down a snowy mountain to ensure you get to the bottom safely
9. Traffic webcams are the best invention. Ever.
10. The only place you will end up stuck, on your ENTIRE commute home, is in the packed snow directly in front of your house
11. Not during the crazy “what am i thinking driving down this mountain in all-season tires, and watching the crazy black jetta two cars in front of me slid ALL OVER THE ROAD, oh my gosh, I’m going way too fast and I’m only going 20KM/hr, WHAT AM I THINKING??!!!!” 20 minute descend from the mountain, or the 20 minute “Seriously people, 4 inches of slush does not mean you can drive at top speeds and think that is okay! SLOW DOWN CRAZY DRIVERS!!! Where did all these hills come from??!! WHY DID I MOVE HERE??!!!!!” portion of your commute. Nope. It will be the last 50 yards.
12. No matter how many times you are tempted to toss out the “winter emergency kit” from the trunk of your car, one day, it will contain the only shovel you own.
13. Even if it comes in 4 parts and you have to assemble it yourself
14. Ballet flat, although cute, are not appropriate winter attire
15. Be a good neighbour, and clean the sidewalk in front of your neighbours house (after you borrow a normal shovel from the old man across the street)
16. Your neighbours cats will be suspicious of your good deeds
17. The old man across the street will then take this opportunity to complain about the 3 times in the past 6 months you’ve parked past his red cone marker. He will remember EXACT dates.
18. You can’t argue with little old men who lend you their shovel, even if his continual blocking of the parking on the street is completely illegal and against city bylaws. Not that you mention the whole against by-law thing, I mean, you are borrowing his shovel!
19. There isn’t anything better than watching a movie with a bowl of homemade soup and a glass of wine on a cold, snowy night….
20. …and the sound of rain washing the snow away.