Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I hate snow.

So this is what it looked like out my windshield driving home today.... Notice the time at the bottom right of the pic... No? Well, it says 5:53PM. Do you know what that means? That means that after leaving my office at 3:30PM, I was still on I-294 going home 2 1/2 hours later. This was about 1/2 mi before my exit, which is about a mile away from my house. Wanna know how long that 1 1/2 miles took me? 30 more minutes. Which is 5 minutes less than the TOTAL time it normally takes me to get to and from work.
Yeah, so I probably wasn't being safe driving and taking pictures at the same time, but it's a digital camera and I was only going 5mph at the time. See, a picture to prove it:

No joke though, it seriously sucked. I mean it was horrible. Driving in this made me feel like a fist was tightening my stomach, squeezing it tighter and tighter, especially every time I fishtailed. Ugh.
AND!!!! My wiper blades accumulated ice chunks on them, so I only had a 4 inch streak to see through as the blades went back and forth. Thankfully, that four inch streak was right at near eye level. You can see it if you look closely in these pics:
But here I am, home at last. Granted I've been home for about 1 1/2 hours, I had to make something for dinner b/c I was starving. I made some plain buttered noodles b/c I think that was all my stomach could take. But I'm annoyed b/c I was going to make cookies tonight and now I am too tired. Boo!!!


Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hi niki
thanks for passing by blog...you know its summer christmas here.
I would also like to wish you Merry Christmas and wonderful ushering into new year 2009.

Gigi said...

I know this crazy but your post made me a little homesick. I am a Chicago native living in California (for school). Sometimes I miss winter but I think you just made me glad we lack snow here. :-) Happy New Year!

NikiTheo said...

Haha, I sometimes wish for the opportunity to miss the winter!

NikiTheo said...

And Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you both!

Gloria Chadwick said...

I MISS Chicago snow. I lived in Palatine for 33 years and now I live in San Antonio. But, hey, I hear you. I know how bad Chicago traffic is when it's snowing, and any other time for that matter. But the drivers in Texas are even worse and there's no snow here!