General · 2009-01-05

Experience is what you get…

…when you didn’t get what you wanted.

Eli and I went to a potluck dinner in Seattle last night, hosted by Kaliya and also attended by, among others, Drummond and Gabe. That was the good part — a great time was had by all, and Kaliya was a gracious host not only during the dinner party, but also when we showed up on her doorstep twice (evening and morning) after failed departure attempts.

Here are some of the many lessons we learned in the last handful of hours:

  • By all rights, Seattle should be paralyzed by chance of snow.
  • It’s called Capitol Hill for a reason.
  • Real snow extraction devices are better, but square Tupperware works pretty well as a shovel.

With luck, we’ll be able to extract our car later today. I didn’t have the heart to take pictures, but if you want to see dramatic images of the white stuff further north, try these.

And to think we moved from Boston to Seattle exactly four years ago yesterday for some snow relief. :-)