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Pro snow?

Poll ended at 01 Dec 2006, 11:19

FUN FUN FUN YES YES YES
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Kill me, kill me now...
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Postby Dana » 26 Nov 2006, 21:15

Man, I love laughing at how things get shut down at the coast when it snows. We have about a foot of snow herein PG, and it's -20ºC, and it's just business as usual. Oh well, a foot of powder is sweet, and I think we will get more soon.
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Postby Bondage Pikachu » 26 Nov 2006, 21:24

Snow is okay. I discovered today that I had no form of good shoes for snow, but ignored it and went to Beacon Hill with Kara anyways. xD I complained about my feet SO MUCH, and then when it was all over I was like '...I had fun. Let's do that again tomorrow.'

If we ended up getting no school tomorrow because of snow, it'd be heavenly. However, I doubt that. Never happened to me in Victoria before...That's one of the few things I miss about Washington. If there's even a single snowflake on the ground, people are like 'The roads are dangerous! CLOSE THE SCHOOLS!'
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Postby Morgan » 26 Nov 2006, 21:31

the rcmp has issued a for-fuck-sakes-please-don't-drive-it's-snowy-won't-somebody-please-think-of-the-children warning so it's possible that schools will be closed.
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Postby Dana » 26 Nov 2006, 21:31

When I was very little, I lived way up north in a town called Mackenzie, where we were so tough that we walked to school in -40ºC weather. It wasn't that far, so it wasn't too bad. Then I moved south to an undisclosed location, and discovered that the schools were effectively closed at -32º, because that was the temperature that the school busses stopped running at. My first thought upon making this discovery was "Man, these guys are pansies". This is now my standard response to folk who cannot handle winter.
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"Does she have a grave?" asked Coraline.



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Postby DP » 26 Nov 2006, 21:54

Christ, I hope UVic is closed tomorrow, even though I'm sure it won't be.

You have to understand, it takes me over an hour and a half to get to school. When it's snowing, it takes about three hours. And since it is so close to exams, I'd really hate to miss any classes.

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Postby JesterJ. » 26 Nov 2006, 22:04

We may not have schools closed tomorrow :( it's started to melt.
Although, we have had the day off because there was slush in the streets before 8)
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Postby The Hitman » 26 Nov 2006, 22:54

It hasn't started to melt. It's snowing harder all through Oak Bay. I'm banking on the college being closed tomorrow, because I haven't done any of my math homework and somehow I'm getting sick again.
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Postby Lord Chrusher » 26 Nov 2006, 23:20

As of 8pm Sunday UVic is still open.
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Postby umbrellaless » 26 Nov 2006, 23:55

Squiddy wrote:Whenever it snows, no matter how early, my parents find it a must to come into my room, wake me up, and drag me to my window to show me.


Heh...I did that to my roommates this morning, too! 8)

I'm feeling very Canadian right now. So this is what it's like, eh?
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Postby magic toaster of destiny » 27 Nov 2006, 00:09

i so wanna go to canada. do tour busses come past your houses LRR crew?
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Postby dark_realm » 27 Nov 2006, 00:10

magic toaster of destiny wrote:LLR


LLR?? whats LLR?
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Postby magic toaster of destiny » 27 Nov 2006, 00:14

whoops>.<. i meant loading ready run, LRR.
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Postby Ami KittyCat Mizuno » 27 Nov 2006, 08:40

UVic is Closed as of 7am on Nov 27! Everything is closed!
Hope every is okay *^_^*
Snow! Woo!
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Postby Lord Chrusher » 27 Nov 2006, 10:32

The lack of busses tends to shut down Victoria.

I measured a little over 200mm of snow in my backyard. I think it is more than we have had since the great storm of 96. Before any one complains "it is only 200mm" let me remind you that this is the wet, heavy, west coast snow. And the roads contain a good amount of slush. Which will freeze as it is getting colder.
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Postby emma » 27 Nov 2006, 10:38

Oh that is so not fair.

As previously mentioned, it is still about 15 degrees here.

But apparently we get a lot of freezing rain in Guelph and they have to close everything down because the main pathway the students use freezes over... meh.

I am jealous nonetheless.
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Postby Fumbles » 28 Nov 2006, 01:41

Morgan wrote:it slammed into the curb pretty hard and tilted heavily a couple time. once a sign post crashed into the bus right beside my head... i had almost fallen asleep, so it was rather jolting.


When our school went on a music tour to a mountain our bus hit a car and kept going
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Postby JesterJ. » 28 Nov 2006, 10:57

The Hitman wrote:It hasn't started to melt. It's snowing harder all through Oak Bay. I'm banking on the college being closed tomorrow, because I haven't done any of my math homework and somehow I'm getting sick again.


Probably because your immune system is weakened :P

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Postby emma » 28 Nov 2006, 16:41

I got a facebook post from my best friend (who's at UBC) COMPLAINING about how she missed her chem lab.

What is with you people on the west coast? Geez.
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Postby Paul » 28 Nov 2006, 16:55

Due to all the unexpected snow 'round these parts, my Shaw Highspeed Internet connection has died.

Fortunatly, I have emergency backup dial up Internet.

Unfortunatly, my beautiful new iMac doesn't have a modem (something about no one needing them anymore).

Fortunatly, I have an iBook laptop from back when they DID include an internal modem

Unfortunatly, the iBook has a very small screen, the small keyboard is hard to type on with just my left hand (see Gibbstation 3 LRRcast), and all my work files are on the iMac

Fortunatly, the iBook can share its Internet connection over Airport.

End result: I am posting this from my iMac which is connected to the iBook which is connected to the Internet via dial-up to my friendly neighbourhood ISP (Islandnet).

Yay technology!

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Postby emma » 28 Nov 2006, 17:01

I'm sorry for your misfortune, Paul, but that was pretty damned funny.
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Postby JesterJ. » 28 Nov 2006, 17:47

3mm4 wrote:I'm sorry for your misfortune, Paul, but that was pretty damned funny.


Seconded.
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Postby Paul » 28 Nov 2006, 18:35

Yay! Back on high speed!

I was actually surprised at how usable dial-up is. Downloading anything big sucks, but general web browsing is not that bad.

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Postby Lavos » 28 Nov 2006, 19:00

Yay Paul!
i dont know what's happening anymore
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Postby JesterJ. » 28 Nov 2006, 20:32

WE get ANOTHER Snow day tomorrow
This is almost unprecedented. Espeically becuase its supposed to snow tomorrow, so that might be another Snow day Thursday.
That'll be like, a record for Seattle.
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Postby The Hitman » 28 Nov 2006, 20:39

Jerks!

We only got one snow day when I was betting on two, so I ended up with some late assignments.
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