Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Snow Removal

Winter has finally arrived in my neck of the woods. It took me an hour to shovel the driveway this afternoon, which is actually a good thing, because it means I got some exercise. I have a much harder time motivating to go for walks when it is cold out. Mind you, once I get going, I invariably enjoy myself, no matter the weather, but like I said, I have motivational issues. You could even say I am motivationally challenged.

I shoveled my car,too, in addition to the driveway. There was just way too much snow for a puny little brush. I didn’t touch SodaBoy’s car, though, because he can get a little uppity about scratches and such. He came out and brushed it off himself when I was almost done with the driveway. Of course, then I had to shovel all around his car again (we really got quite a bit of snow).

Strange little snow removal detail… when the city plowed the street this morning, they only did a narrow landing strip down the center of the road, leaving about six or seven feet on either side unplowed. Normally, I shovel through the plow crap all the way to the street, just to have a clear opening. But after shoveling four feet of road, I started to feel like an ass and threw in the towel. This is the first big snowstorm we’ve had since living here, so I’m hoping this isn’t how they routinely do things in this part of town. I’ve been scoping out the neighbors and their shoveling habits. It’s pretty well split between the OCD types who removed every speck of snow in the vicinity, and those like myself who didn’t shovel the entire street. Along with a few who apparently don't shovel at all.

Onto non-snow-related issues, I had two good things happen today:

1. After I finished shoveling, I convinced SodaBoy to take me out for a milkshake at the neighborhood scoop/sandwich shop. The counter boy looked at me like I was batshit when I ordered my milkshake. Yeah, I know, it’s cold outside. But I’m all warmed up from shoveling, and I’m wearing a down coat and a wool hat and leather gloves, and I’m not cold, and I’ve been craving one all week, so make with the milkshake already. No, I don't want chili. I want a freaking milkshake! Mmmm, milkshake. We also stopped on the way home and got SodaBoy some cough syrup.

2. I got a call from a prospective employer this morning, and we set up an interview for Monday.

Clever of me to save the best for last, huh? Wish me luck.

11 comments:

Erin said...

Yay! Luck, luck, luck.

Aliki2006 said...

Best of luck with the interview!

Andy said...

Very clever. Good luck.

JF, scientist said...

Hurrah! Lots and lots of luck and job-ful thoughts.

Sara said...

ooh, many positive job vibes to you...

And i hear you on the shovelling. Nothing worse than shovelling up Plow Cheese - I broke a shovel on it last year.

Sara said...

Thank you, everyone, for the good wishes.

Andy: welcome! Nice to see you here.

Sara: "Plow cheese" is a great term. I'm going to remember that one.

Casey said...

Oh, yay! Best of luck!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

GOOD LUCK on your job interview. YAY! Hope it works out!

WOW! You did get a lot of snow!

Molecular Turtle said...

Good luck with your interview. What field are you working in? Also I can totally relate to the milkshake and I'll even up the ante. I love ice cream at any time of year even walking down younge street in the middle of winter.

Not so little sister said...

Oh I hope it went well! Can't wait to hear (read?) and update!

Sara said...

Welcome, NSLS! It's good to see you here. We fellow job seekers have got to stick together. Aren't the internets amazing? Such kind support from every direction.

MT: I like ice cream best in cooler weather. When it's really hot, it's just too damn melty.