Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ice, ice, baby...



Excuse the blur, the picture was taken with a hand-held camera, no flash, while the photographer was desperately trying to avoid dashing her brains out on the sidewalk.

See that gleam of reflection on the pavement? The one that looks like water? Yeah, it's not water; everything outside the house is coated in a layer of glare ice a quarter inch thick. Imagine walking on a sheet of glass that has been schmeared with a microthin layer of SAE30 motor oil.

On the other hand, at least I'm not in New Hampshire...

17 comments:

Carteach0 said...

Yup.... and it shall be gone by tomorrow noon.

I insist.

(g)

MedicMatthew said...

Um, I hate to break it to you Tam, but, um, it kinda, sorta, is, you know, well....water.
< /smartass >

Tam said...

Well, yeah, but it's the really hard kind of water. :D

D.W. Drang said...

According to the Talking Heads on The weather Channel, it was 18 F yesterday in Hotlanta.

Will Brown said...

On the Gripping Hand, it's not Tyler, Texas either.

:)

Loose Gravel said...

Here in the Suth'en mountains, the evening's entertainment has been watching car ballet from the front porch. Some of these folks have scored at least 9.5, with one really going for the 10; however, he was DQ'ed by the ditch before finishing his routine...

José Giganté said...

What's this?!?!? A PICTURE at VFTFP?

Holy crap! Next thing you know there'll be embedded video too!

Robb Allen said...

Man, almost makes me want to put on longer shorts, maybe a heavier T.

TBeck said...

All of the water in Indiana is hard, as your sink and bathtub will be glad to tell you. Ice like that is one why we practice our old lady shuffle and shudder at the sight of an SOB holster. At least you're too far south for the lake effect snow. That really sucks. Although ice can be a bigger PITA than snow.

Anthony said...

I know how to ice skate! That looks like fun!

Oh and Al? Ya, you suck.

Ed Foster said...

The snow may never slush upon the hillside,

By 8 am the morning fog must clear,

In short there's simply not

A more congenial spot...........

Finish it, you Lerner and Lowe freaks.

Me, I'm ticked the power didn't go out after 19 inches of snow and a day of 30 to 45 mph winds. I was all ready dammit.

og said...

For Happy Ever Aftering than Here in Camelot.

Where's my global warmening, Al Gore?

Pohjanakka said...

I think it's currently in Finland, Og. No snow here, yet. There should be snow when it's Christmas, damnit!

Ted said...

I about dashed my brains out walking out to the car earlier today. I found it safer to walk through the flower beds instead of using the concrete. It was kind of interesting to stand, unmoving, drifting by my car.

Brian Dale said...

"Imagine" walking on et cetera? It's easier just to "remember" trying to walk on that crap, especially while carrying something.

Yet another Tachtickle Sichooayshun in which "stick beats knife."

mopar said...

I'd *LOVE* to live in NH where Marko is. Snow and all. Now, if only there were these silly things called jobs to be had there.

Ahab said...

2 points: 1) I hate you, Robb Allen. 2) Holy crap, was driving home last night ever an adventure.

I would have been better off in a dog sled.