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Global Warming Gone Wrong

Posted in Michigan with tags , , , on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 by dragonsvamp

I went out to my car this morning at around 7 to find it completely covered in a thin sheet of ice.  It’s almost June and yet it was 36* outside! I actually had to turn the heat on in my car and found that my fingers were starting to freeze from the cold.

The days, however, are nice and breezy with no hint of humidity (except for that one evening a few days ago when it was 72 degrees outside at midnight and the air was pretty sticky- but that was one night).  Anyways, if the whole summer stays like this- in the upper 50s and lower 60s with the sun out and lots of clouds (the way I like it) I’d be very happy to spend the summer here and not wish to go to California where, though it gets hot, it is not humid and so is much nicer.

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MI ::March Forth::

Posted in Michigan with tags , , , , on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 by dragonsvamp

It’s March.

Yup.

To me, March symbolizes the beginning of spring.

It snowed the last day of February, but the first two days of March were pretty warm. They were warm to the point that most of the built up snow had melted and the streets were all muddy from the melted snow.

It rained lightly yesterday. But it was still pretty nice. It had hit temperatures in the 50s F. I don’t think I’ve had the pleasure of feeling anything warmer than a 35 F in at least a month.

And yet I go off to my first college course after SPRING break. I was pretty optimistic. The weather was really nice. My class got canceled and so I had to wait and hour and half for my next class to start. Creative Writing.

During those two hours the weather changed completely. It got muggy.

Right when the writing class was about to start my classmates and teacher mentioned that we were to get a harsh storm the next evening and start laughing at my thought that spring was finally here. Nope. Don’t let March deceive you. March is the epitome of WINTER.

Great. (Why did the university give us spring break already then?!)

And now it’s supposed to snow six to nine inches tonight. Wonderful.

I know what’s going to happen. The season’s will just bully spring right out of the way and winter will instantly turn into summer. I can’t stand summer. Much too hot.

There will no longer ever be any more spring or autumn in Michigan.

MI ::School-less::

Posted in Michigan with tags , , , , on Monday, December 17, 2007 by dragonsvamp

Two nights ago it snowed between 8 and 12 inches with an accumulation of 5 to 8 inches.  I had no idea of this until I stepped outside my basement studio apartment because I don’t have any windows in my place and the glass door has blinds concealing my little niche in darkness. So Sunday I walk out at 3 in the afternoon to find that I was almost snowed in. There was at least four inches of snow I had to push away just to open my door. And of course I wasn’t dressed for the snow with my sneakers on.backyard

I stepped outside and my foot sunk into the snow to the point where I couldn’t see it. The weather wasn’t that cold. At least it didn’t feel like it because there was no wind. But it was below 25 F. My car was under a huge pile of snow and my driveway was unrecognizable. It took me five minutes to get my car out of the driveway because of all the snow and my car kept getting stuck. outside my boss's house

Of course soccer was canceled. Which was a major bummer. I was really looking forward to it. I didn’t think the weather was that bad personally. Yeah there was still tons of snow all over the roads because the plowers hadn’t gotten to them yet but still. It wasn’t that bad! But that’s only my opinion since this is my first year living anywhere with this much snow.It’s funny how much I, a Cali girl, have no clue when it comes to the snow.Driving back from canceled soccer

So soccer is canceled.

I decide to go hang out at my boss’s house. Being around them is so fun. I arrive and the kids are playing outside and when they see me they run over and shower me with hugs and questions of what I was doing coming and why I hadn’t come for a couple of days and the like.outside boss's house

I ended up baby sitting the kids while the parents went out to watch I Am Legend. I got to watch Underworld Evolution for the millionth time. When the parents finally got back it was after ten at night and I was happily informed that there would be no school the next day (today; monday) and hence no work for me or my boss. taken while driving

I guess the weather was bad enough for the public schools to take off so we took off as well. Funny thing is we just have Tuesday left and then it’s winter break. It would be a bummer if we have to show up tomorrow. I’m hoping we get a really bad snowstorm tonight or something and then we’d be able to take tomorrow off as well. That would be awesome.more snow