17 December 2007

Snowhere fast!

It's funny looking back at my post from Friday, before the big snowstorm hit. Here are the trees behind Olin today. The roads, amazingly, are really clear here in Akron. Yesterday I actually heard a snowplow on my street, too. I spent some time in front of the tv this morning, looking to see if Gabi's school was cancelled. Nope. So it's business as usual for us here.

I was tagged by Karen, but since I did a similar list a while back I'm going to mix things up a little. Here goes.

Name six things that you love--and one thing that you hate--about the place where you live. I tag Sara, The Colt, Emily, and Jay. And Eric Wasserman, who needs to start a blog. And anyone else who wants to give it a shot.

Six things I love about living in Northeast Ohio.

1. Generally speaking, people here know what classic rock is, and jukeboxes will reflect this.

2. The landscape is really gorgeous. We have all these trees, and hills underneath them!

3. All the seasons are pretty extreme. This place means business. We have cool thunderstorms.

4. People are friendly here, but not creepy-friendly, like they're trying to convert you.

5. Work ethic. This is a place where (most) people put their shoulders to the wheel.

6. Big snowstorms where you can stay inside all day, and your burly guy goes out in a hoodie and snowblows for an hour and a half and it's no big deal to him.

1. People around here are bad drivers. And I learned to drive in Michigan, home of the 90 mph side street. There's no sense of camaraderie at all, nobody uses turn signals, and folks will just ride your bumper for no reason. Boo!

Okay, let's hear it!


Sara said...

I like the new tag, Mary. And I'm with you on the drivers. I *always* use my turn signal. : )

Karen J. Weyant said...

I like your list better than my list! :)

Frank (the Colt) said...

Even in Michigan they don't know how to drive any more. I mean I've nearly gotten hit sevearal times there, but Ohio is full of crapy drivers.

Frank said...

I second the beautiful landscape portion of your reply. Northeast Ohio is lovely. What a wonderful surprise after having lived in Illinois for so long...

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