Monday, March 1, 2010

SUnNY BINGHAMpTON

I go to school in Binghamton New York. It is a place where the sun shines for the first week of classes in August and the last week of classes in May. For the rest of the year the skies are a shade of gray accompanied by either rain or snow depending on the temperature. While this weather may depress some, I find odd comfort in the fact that I never have to check the weather because I always know what the appropriate attire is. It also helps that my car is a beast and can handle whatever the weather gods throw at me.

Last Wednesday Bing got hit by a pretty bad snow storm that continued into Thursday and most of Friday. According to the local police department the roads weren't bad enough to cancel classes prior to 1pm either of these days but they were in bad enough condition to cancel the off campus community transport buses. The roads were also bad enough to issue community wide warnings about not traveling later that night. Incidentally, these blue buses provide a large percentage of students living off campus with rides to and from school. It amazes me that the geniuses running this institution of higher learning still held classes even though more than half the student population could not get to campus either because they take the bus or because they couldn't get their cars out from behind the snow drifts. Thankfully, I drive a 2004 Subaru Forrester, and as I said before my car is a beast so I was able to power through the snow and make it to my aerobics class where only five out of thirty of us showed up.

My housemates with their inferior cars were not even able to get out of the driveway and much to their dismay had to miss all of their classes. Luckily I had no classes friday and so I was able to hang out with my housemates and join the rotation of shoveling the sidewalk in front of our house even though it proved to be a fruitless venture. I would shovel the walkway only to come back 15 minutes later and have the path completely covered again. While frustrating shoveling did prove to be a great workout leaving by arms, shoulders, and back sore for most of the weekend.

As always in Binghamton there is more work to be done. My driveway still has three feet of snow the entire length of it that needs to be removed before anyone else can get in or out. I am afraid that I am much too lazy however and so the cars will remain there until the snow melts, or my housemates shovel out their cars.

As per usual readers, stay lazy and enjoy your Monday.

Jill @ Senioritis

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