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Andrei in the office

And it's beginning to snow...

Well, I looked out the front door and it was there. White stuff. And since I'm not in L.A. anymore, but in fact the Norman Rockwell hamlet of Snohomish; I can be assured of two simple facts.

1. It is not cocaine
2. It is snow

For those that didn't know, I consider myself a Pennsylvanian. I spent 30 years combined in both states of Pennsylvania. 15 years from the age of 1 to 16 in the state of Eastern PA and 15 years from 16 to 31 in the state of Western PA. (Pennsylvania residents will understand this two state mentality. California residents should too)

I moved to San Diego during Thanksgiving 1998. The last snow out my front door that I saw was in fact January of 1998 (It was a warm winter). Now, I've seen snow since then visiting places like the mountains to the north of L.A., Minneapolis, but seeing it outside the door... that is different. That is more 'real' I guess.

I guess in a way it's comforting... which is odd as I listen to the associated song...

I feel good.

(Ironically as I type this the song hits:
And it's beginning,
    And it's beginning to...,
        And it's beginning to "Joanne which way to the stage?" snow!!!!


Christmas Bells - Rent (1996 Original Broadway Cast) [Cast Recording] - Original Broadway Cast "Rent"

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And, presto, you run away from the pretty pretty snow to LA :(

I'm sure it'll be gone by the time you get back ;)

Remember the movie "Better Off Dead"?

"Dude, this is pure snow! Do you have any idea what the street value of this mountain is?"

In case you hadn't picked up on it yet, you are in another dual-identity state. Check out Eastern WA sometime...it's like visiting the south but not as hot. There was talk of Eastern WA trying to split off from Western WA after our electoral votes went for the Kerry in the 2004 election (mostly due to the voting in King County)...

Interesting. I didn't realize you grew up in eastern PA. I was just explaining to my grandmother about how much of PA is red-neck land.

i told you before ...i'd be glad to send you some.....

you forgot the "third" PA state -- Pennsyltucky -- everything south of Pittsburgh and west of Chester County.

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It varies a lot depending on elevation and how close you are to the water; but an absolute, full-out city-stopping blizzard would be 6 inches (amusing to me given I grew up in Chicago and Pittsburgh - let's hear it for 5 feet at a time!). An average winter gets you a handful of dustings, maybe an inch here and there.

(This is also my impression from having spent one winter here. Long-term Seattlites may correct me)

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