City Slushie

10 Jan

Today, the temperature crept above freezing and the city turned into one big slushie. I’ve fallen once so far this winter and I have a new notch in my pinky to prove it. To avoid further injury, I’ve slowed my gait to a snail’s pace, but I still nearly fell several times today. It’s slippery out there!

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6 Responses to “City Slushie”

  1. nichole January 10, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    Black sludge is depressing, a terrible visible reminder of how dirty things can get. I hated when the black sludge appeared in Boston.

    It’s funny that you’re melting there because in NC we’re expecting an ice storm later tonight! Naturally everybody’s freaking out and we haven’t even seen a flurry yet.

    • hellosinki January 10, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

      Atlanta got 8 inches of snow today, sending the whole state into a panic! The only bright side of the sludge is when the snow is melting for good…Ten days into the new year and I think this sludge is just cruel!

  2. dave treece January 10, 2011 at 7:48 pm #

    while Helsinki has a january thaw, Michigan has a fresh freeze. i think there’s plenty of winter left to brighten things up there. can’t wait to read about it and see the pics when (not if) it happens : )

    • hellosinki January 10, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

      Thanks, Dave! I went to grad school in Michigan so I am familiar with that variety of winter–can’t say I miss driving in the snow! While navigating the city on foot can be a pain, it pales in comparison to the horror of unearthing your car from the snow each morning or skidding into drifts.

      When, not if, is right! Soon, there will be a fresh blanket of snow to hide all this mess! 🙂

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