Cold. Cold. Cold.

What is with this white stuff coming down from the skies? Is someone of the opinion that it’s winter or something? Don’t they know that white stuff makes me cranky? “My GOD, man, do NOT make her cranky! (You wouldn’t like her when she’s cranky…)”

Yesterday: insubstantial flurries in Boulder gave way to sticky wet layer on street around 5:45 PM or so. I gave up on the biking thing and took the bus home. Yay bike racks on buses. That was 30th and Baseline. By 30th and Aurora (that’s two stops later, for those of you playing along at home), I’d seen my first traffic accident of the night.

Why do I pick snowy mornings to walk to Joe’s? When I know that NO ONE bothers to plow/shovel the sidewalk between Glenwood and Valmont? Dear reader, if you happen to own or manage property in Boulder, and you are not taking responsibility for clearing your sidewalk, it had just better be because you personally know that someone else is doing it. And I mean you’re on the phone with them after they finish the job, congratulating them on their accomplishment. If I hear that my neighbor’s wheelchair has gotten stuck in a snowdrift in below-freezing weather again and it’s your fault, I’m totally in ur house gettin medieval on ur d00dz.

And look! The sun is up AND IT’S STILL SNOWING. The hell is up with this, people? Fix it! Make it stop right now!

Oh look. An ambulance-and-fire-truck caravan heading north on 30th. Fa la la la effin’ LA.

When I finally crack and pack up the moving van for NOLA, it will be on a day such as this. And then I will crack further, because it won’t be safe to drive the moving van on these streets.

13 Comments so far

  1. Elle (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 2:16 pm

    It seems like the people who post here really don’t like the area.
    Are Dicker and Nicole: ” Our hand-picked core of regional bloggers give each site a new perspective on daily life; less calendar listings, more friendly advice. With Metblogs, you can read about life and times in your neighborhood, your favorite places to visit, places where you’ve never been, or get a feel for them all with the “best of” blog on the hub at” mentioned on the website? What is the criteria for becoming part of the hand-picked core?

  2. Nicole J. LeBoeuf-Little (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 2:45 pm

    “It seems like the people who post here really don’t like the area.”

    I have my moments.

    “What is the criteria for becoming part of the hand-picked core?”

    Mainly the willingness to be a good apple and post once or twice a week. Wanna join?

    one of us… one of us… one of–

    *AHEM* sorry. Anyways, hiding under the “Contact Us” header (right column on main page) is a link by which you tell Our Fearless Leader that you, too, wanna be a Metroblogger because you, too, like to whine about the weather and other sundry regional topics. (Whining, remember, elicits more comments from your loyal readers. Mostly along the lines of “Stop whining, you!” and “Hey, I like snow!”) Click it, send that email, and before you know it you’ll be up a tree just like the rest of us!

  3. Kath (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 5:24 pm

    I love the snow. Absolutely love it. Just finished shoveling the front, side and driveway. Still love it!

  4. John (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 7:33 pm

    It should be pointed out however that Denver is not in the list of blogs you can “apply” to write for.

    From that page
    “Just to be clear, if we have a blog up and running in a city and you do not see that city on the list below, we are not accepting applications for that city at this time. Positions in cities we have that are not listed here are available by invite only, with active commentors on those sites getting priority.”

  5. John (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 7:34 pm

    oh yeah and I love the snow too :) Except when I have to shovel. Living on a corner lot in HOA-Hell = lots of sidewalk that needs a shoveling. Can’t wait for the snow blower to arrive!!!

  6. Dicker (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 7:58 am

    Elle: You’re right, I don’t like much of anything. Except Parker. I fucking LOVE Parker. Yeahhhh…

    To qualify to be a metroblogger I had to write a 2000 word college essay and then be sequested in a windowless room and listen to six hours of This I Believe outtakes on NPR after having ingested a half gallon of green chile. They’re still cleaning it up at Metroblog HQ.

  7. John (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 8:14 am

    outtakes like the gafs? the Alien believers, octogon houses, tin hat type stuff? :)

  8. Kath (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 5:13 pm

    John- same here…corner house…HOA…yay for winter fun :-)

  9. Nicole J. LeBoeuf-Little (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 12:14 am

    I was not aware that Denver wasn’t on the list of applyables. Is it possible that it’s just that they didn’t add it to the drop-down? Since there only appear to be 2 or 3 regular bloggers here, I’d think they’d be thrilled to have new applicants.

    I’ll ping Sean and see what he says.

  10. Dicker (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 8:16 am

    On the serious tip, I agree with Nicole. I think we need about four or five more people posting on this thing…

  11. John (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 8:49 am

    I would agree too. You two are cool and all but more voices couldn’t hurt :)

  12. Elle (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2006 @ 11:23 am

    You were right, Nicole. Whining does elicit more comments.

    I haven’t joined because I’m also in Boulder with not much insight into all the great things about Denver other than Union Station. I love that area of town and hope that the developers will be able to cast away that pall that is hanging around the inside of the building.

    Oh, and Famous Pizza. Great Denver Place.

  13. Rajesh (unregistered) on December 12th, 2006 @ 6:52 am

    hey Dicker and Nicole,

    you are great! to keep up the blogging spirit for Denver metblogs, you rock!!

    just in Sept when I visited Denver, i almost fell for the city, and the mountains…done asmall trek (Devil’s Peak)…and i can see whole lot os things from blushing aspens, the rangers house , mountain bkie tracks and the first snow…so much to talk about and write about…

    will be visiting this metblog for more…keep going!!


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