Monday, March 23, 2009

Whassamatta You?

"(hey!)/Gotta no respect?/Whaddaya think you do?/Why you looka so sad?/It's-a not so bad/It's-a nice-a place/Ah, shaddap you face!" - Joe Dolce "Shaddap You Face" 1981

Yesterday I was planning to write a brief post about the big melt down here in Saskatoon. Overcast, gloomy and very, very wet. It reminded me of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, actually. However, I awoke to a very cold apartment and looked outside to see fresh snow on the ground and slush more on the icy side than the slushy side. I have a bank day today, so I decided to go pay my electrics bill. Now, Saskatoon City Hall has to be the least friendly City Hall I have ever been to (New Westminster being the friendliest) but today it was even worse - one might say it was frigid in there. So I went to catch the bus to the university and the driver was unpleasant, so were the passengers, so are the students.
Now, I grew up in the relatively balmy environs of the Lower Mainland so shouldn't the cold be making me unhappy? Perhaps it is the overcast weather? Well, take my advice Saskatoon, the best way to get past the overcast conditions is to just go outside and be in it. Truly. Things improve once you are out in it. It is certainly brighter than being indoors. Calgary got a foot of snow compared to our 1/2 inch! Honestly, cheer up - it's-a not so bad!

4 Comments:

Blogger MaCanuck said...

Well, heck, if that's what you're looking for, here's Sunday:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/i4detail/3373955993/

palph

23 March, 2009 11:52  
Blogger Geosomin said...

It's not the overcast...we welcome the melt. Oh yes. Its is what spring is...cold cloudy and slushy.
It's the fact that it melted all weekend with decent weather - even some rain to help it melt and then lo and behold this morning THERE WAS FREAKING SNOW AGAIN ON THE GROUND AND WHAT THE HECK I CAN'T STAND THE SNOW THIS IS THE LONGEST WINTER I RECALL EVER.
AND...and...ahem.
Yes. It should end now.
Yes. THAT's why we are cranky. OK, that's why I'M cranky. That and the fact that it rained all yesterday and then froze with a layer of snow on top of it. Frozen car doors and broken tailbone anyone? :)

23 March, 2009 13:55  
Blogger Magnus said...

I was expecting someone might type in "Shaddap youface!", but I was wrong I see.

25 March, 2009 08:23  
Blogger Geosomin said...

Um...this link now links to wildlife pictures. Good wildlife pictures, but not a WIRED article.
Just sos ya know...

word verification: ablegato

"abelegato Mr. Roboto... "

01 April, 2009 22:27  

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