Wayback Wednesday: Snow Angel

Making a snow angel at the Capitol, February 2003.
Making a snow angel at the Capitol, February 2003.

In honor of today’s snowstorm – which yielded an early dismissal from work today (one I am glad I took advantage of; all hell apparently broke loose on Metro shortly after I got home) and which I hope is setting us up for a snow day tomorrow – the wayback machine landed on my first big DC snowstorm, over Presidents’ Day weekend in 2003.

Even eight years after the fact, that storm remains memorable, and not just because it was the first decent snowfall in the five years I had lived in DC at that point. I moved that weekend, and believe me, there is nothing like driving a crappy rental moving truck in the legendary Mid-Atlantic wintry mix to sear an event into your memory. And, of course, a new home means none of the amenities of an established place. Translation: no cable. I can trace my Buffy the Vampire Slayer addiction to that storm, as my roommate Heidi’s VHS tapes of a “best of” Buffy marathon got us through what eventually became a four-day weekend without live television or the Internet.

The storm provided an opportunity for more than new-roommate bonding – I finally got to do something I had, for reasons I can no longer remember, decided I absolutely had to do: make a snow angel in front of the Capitol. Heidi came along to take a picture for me – because if I didn’t have a photo, how could I ever prove I had done such a thing, right? (I know. What a renegade with that snow angel making.)


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4 thoughts on “Wayback Wednesday: Snow Angel

  1. Mom January 26, 2011 / 9:30 pm

    C O O L — C O L D — I remember that photo & am so glad I know it is YOU!! A great memory. And, surely something you will not plop down to do 20 years from now!! So glad to know you are safely home on an equally awful night!! Snow Angel — love U. 😉

  2. Joanne January 26, 2011 / 9:39 pm

    Somehow, we made it thru Snowpocalypse last year without losing power, but this go round? No dice. Seems to be a rather large slice of NoVa too. No power, no heat. Could be worse, my friend’s husband was stuck on the Toll Road for 4.5 hours (only the first part of a LONG commute) and my other friend was 1.5 hours late picking up her FOUR kids from day care. Shudder! I hate snow.

  3. Eileen January 26, 2011 / 11:32 pm

    I’m guessing this was the same storm wherein I taught Chris to sled in Baltimore using a purple vinyle exercise mat. Desperate times 😉 poor boy had never been sledding. And yes there are pictures but thankfully comments don’t allow attachments!

  4. Heidi January 28, 2011 / 4:29 pm

    I’m shocked and amazed that our walk to the capitol grounds that day (walking in the middle of the street most of the way, if I remember correctly) was 8 years ago. Seems like yesterday. And alas, I now live in a land where it practically NEVER snows…

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