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.)
Do you have photos from your past that you’re willing to share – and a blog to post them on? Play along with Wayback Wednesday by linking back to this post or sharing in the comments so I can snoop into your past, too!