Monday, February 2, 2009


Today it snowed a bit. And everyone had a complete nervous breakdown. I guess they don't get a whole lot of snow that sticks around here. It was huge news in London where they basically shut down the city. But to be fair to the Brits, this was apparently the heaviest snow in 18 years. In Oxford the snow was somewhat lighter -- but enough to be pretty. You can see Somerville College in the snow here. Later in the day, there were snowball fights and snowmen. Am I an old curmudgeon for not participating in the snowball fights?

Update: Two days later we actually had about four inches -- and the city came to a halt. People recalled back to "that great snow of 1947" and "that time it snowed a foot in 1962". I guess it really is pretty rare around here.

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