Snow day

March 5, 2008 at 11:03 am | Posted in weather | Leave a comment

Thank goodness!  SUNY Potsdam cancels classes so incredibly seldom, even in weather that would have much of the rest of the country running for cover.  Additionally, some of our students travel quite a distance; one has to drive an hour and a half one way, and that’s on a sunny day!  So those commuting from over an hour away have already missed quite a few days this semester.  They would have missed today anyway, so at least they didn’t *really* miss a day.

And I get a day off!

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Busy!

May 1, 2007 at 10:23 pm | Posted in conference, life, weather | 1 Comment

Finals are upon me. So I’ll be blogging intermittently at best. A couple of things…

The conference was very good. Left me feeling a bit refreshed and rejuvanated. Something necessary at this time of year.

Weather’s warming up, and it’s so great! Granted, it’s often in the 30s in the early morning, but after this winter, I walk to work in short sleeves and a light jacket and laugh at the thermometer. Ha!

Psyched about Rites of Spring. I might do a drum making workshop! Putting off thinking in too much depth about the house we’re buying this summer until finals are over. Trying to support Jenny in her efforts. Trying to plan medium/long term for my job re. writing papers, planning future classes, etc.

Wow, I’m busy. I’d better get back to it.

Spring!

April 22, 2007 at 8:03 pm | Posted in bicycling, weather | Leave a comment

I love bicycling! I want to bicycle a lot this summer!

Nor’easter

April 17, 2007 at 3:33 am | Posted in food, memories, weather | Leave a comment

Wow, and I thought it was an impressive storm here. Apparently we got it light compared to the NYC area.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070417/ap_on_re_us/spring_storm

“New Jersey authorities called it the worst storm to hit the state in 15 years.” I so remember that storm they’re talking about! I was living in Garfield, my best friend Bill stayed over since he was visiting and got snowed in. Everything was shut down, except for the awesome little Italian bakery, Vitamia’s, just a short two block hike through the immense snow drifts.

And they were packed! People were buying homemade pasta, fresh mozzerella, semolina bread, sausage bread, pepperoni bread … fresh baked bread of all shapes and sizes. The line was almost out the door. And it seemed like everybody knew each other, like the whole neighborhood just knew to come to Vitamia’s. We really got swept up in it, and the storm didn’t matter so much. We listened in on these two old guys who obviously had lived in the neighborhood forever. And they talked about the last blizzard that was even worse than this one.

And I still remember it as some of the best bread I’ve ever had.

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