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Cristian Gruber

Let it Snow!! (But not too much!)

January 19, 2012 at 8:35 PM

So as you all may or may not know, Seattle has been completely immobilized by our latest snow blizzard, which has in fact made national news:

It has even come to the point where the Seattle Symphony has had to cancel a concert featuring Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony on account of inclement weather (this has been something that has never happened in my memory for the 14-15 years I've lived here).

For me, school has been cancelled, and so have symphony rehersals, which is a bummer considering that our concert is next week. I'm sitting here at home now, not doing much. Getting in some practicing and studying between periods of shoveling snow and watching Jackie Chan movies.

Now I realize that many of you who live in Canada, Europe, or the East Coast might probably laugh at this, but the fact is that when it snows in Seattle, no one is ready. Even if it snows a little bit, it's still dangerous to drive, given the fact that we have an innumerable amount of steep hills and drivers who have no idea how to drive in the snow. Last time it snowed, it took me about two and a half hours to get home, and along the way my scenic view was dotted with car wrecks and busses in ditches. Personally I'm glad they cancelled school, not because I don't want to study, but because I don't want to spend three hours getting home in knee high snow, or worse, being stuck in a ditch.

Right now, my biggest fear is a power outage, since we'll be left without heat in this blizzard. But as long as I have my violin and my laptop (and a couple of thick layers), I'm not worried.

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