Sunday, December 2, 2007

Snowy Days?

I've strayed far from the East coast, but there are certain things I still hold on to. Cheese steaks being number one, of course...but not far behind is winter. I love it. I'm talking about a real winter with freezing temperatures and lots of snow! There's just something about it. Needless to say, I was thrilled when the big flakes started falling yesterday. Apparently, it's a rare thing to have snow 'round these parts. I happened to be on campus, working away in the dining hall and had a chance to view it from behind enormous windows. I couldn't stay inside for too long though. I walked around outside, snapped some photos and just enjoyed having the snow fall on me. The silence is complete when the world is covered in snow. Even the deer had a nice little coat. The work waited a bit longer while I enjoyed myself in the snow field.

To top things off, we grads got together for a bit of a party. Funny thing is, I've lived here for 3 months now and hadn't seen the inside of people's cabins. I guess they are one of the few solitary places we have, so people generally aren't interested in playing host. However, we all hosted for 20 minutes while particular beverages were enjoyed. There were themes, there were togas, there was Candyland. Finish things off with a good helping of music and you have a perfect evening.

I woke up to more snow falling, but it was quickly replaced with the rain we know so well. Although, I must say, it doesn't rain around here nearly as much as people claimed before I moved. Granted, the winter hasn't truly set in. I wonder what February and March will bring? We'll see when I get there. First, I have to finish up this semester and go home for a spell! The time has flown by and I feel settled in the place I've found.

Bring on the winter.