Monday, December 04, 2006
Let It Snow
c'est arrivée. in an unusual fit of hamilton weather, the snow is finally here, and i am extremely happy. so, to celebrate, i have decided to blog after rounding off two triple screwdrivers while i attempt to conjugate russian verbs. anyway, this arrival of early hamilton snow has gotten me thinking about why it makes me so happy. most of my friends attribute it to my being from "up north" and being used to it, but i have decided thats not the whole picture. yes, i love the snow because im from "up north" but not for the reasons my friends think. being from collingwood makes you love the snow, because snow is the blood running through the veins of the collingwood economy. late snow means no work, which means no money, which means a struggling and unhappy town. growing up in a town that is so intimately connected to snow forces you to love it, even if you hate the cold. so, even though some of us may not be the biggest fans of the cold, we grew up needing snow, depending on it, believing in it, and it is for that reason, that no matter how much you detest the temperature, being from collingwood is almost entirely synonymous with loving snow. so, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.