Wednesday, February 29, 2012

leaping into the slush

According to Wikipedia, a person born on February 29th can be referred to as a "leapling" or a "leaper".  "Leapling" sounds way cooler of the two choices, so I wish all those leaplings out there a Happy Birthday, as I did four years ago today (  ) and will again four years from now.

It's been a mostly snow-less winter here in the Twin Cities, so a couple days ago everybody was kind of excited to have a big snowstorm ("maybe 18 inches!") predicted for yesterday and today.  It turned out to be one of those enormous snowstorms that never happens.  We got a lot of rain, then a freezing rain/snow mixture, all of which added up to practically no snow accumulation and a lot of wet, icy, messy roads and sidewalks, car crashes and power outages.  A real snowstorm would have been a lot more fun.

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