Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Great Grey North

It's never warm enough here to really melt all the snow we get during the Winter. It melts off the streets, so you can actually drive rather than just aim your car around town.

But because of the snow plows, there are these huge mountains (usually in the corner of every parking lot) that don't truly melt until about July 4th.

It's awe-inspiring to see these great, grey monoliths to the snow removal industry that tower over everything. They're easily 20 feet tall. Every now and then you'll actually see kids trying to either tube or snowboard down them due to the painful influence of the X games on our national psyche. This will only end in tragedy.

I wish they were white, but they turn as they age in some kind of reverse winter rite of passage. Grey ugly monoliths. Ugh.

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