Saturday, 14 February, 2004
We got our annual cold snap yesterday and today. I woke up at 6:00 this morning to find two and a half inches of snow on the ground. It was all gone by mid-afternoon, of course, but it was entertaining while it lasted. Charlie had a good time running around in the snow, chasing snowballs and rolling in it. Even Tasha the poodle got into the action, bounding through the snow and getting it all over her fur. Area drivers were similarly enthusiastic, wrapping their cars around trees, landing in ditches, and generally proving that they have no business being out on the roads when the snow falls. I find it curious that people who have little to no experience driving on snow and ice aren't more careful. You'd think they'd recognize an unfamiliar situation and be a little less aggressive. But then, I suppose that's giving people way too much credit for innate intelligence.