Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I make introductions. That's what I do. I like finding similarities in different, very different people. Like today, I introduced a fellow named Smith who is a former Marine and a doctoral student named Ndambe who is from Uganda.

What do they have in common?
Oh I found it.

They've both lived abroad.

Thank you, thank you... cue meaningful conversation.

Anyway, I have something I'd like to introduce to you.

People, this is snow. Snow, meet the fine people.

What do you two have in common?


What world am I in where it is snowing, real live snow FLAKES (not sleet) on the day after a temperature high of 70-something?

It's just so crazy!

I can remember a grand total of four times that I have watched and been in snow fall. One-- I was in high school. It was night. Stephen and I went outside to investigate. So awesome. Two-- I was on my internship in Washington, D.C. The capitol is gorgeous with a coat of white. Three-- Easter weekend. I was still at the paper and found myself driving all over the city covering stories. Driving through the flurries was like being in a snow globe. Four-- today, about three hours after I was caught blowing hot air on the window and writing my initials. Hohohohahaha ha.

oh oh, it's magic, you know.


Kat said...

I love feeling like I am inside a snow globe!! Good description! Did you meed Ndombe through Robin?? Tell him I said hi (if he remembers me)

robin said...

Ndambe! Where did you see him? :) I like that guy. He's graduating!

steph-a-ronie said...

It's the smallest, most itty bittiest world!!!

I had no idea that you know Ndambe! I interviewed for the magazine. I had lunch with Tim this week and he told me all about y'all's mutual friend.


Wow, that's just so crazy.