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Monday, January 15, 2007

Musings Of A Snowed In Extrovert...

The worst part about winter weather in oklahoma city is the lack of road crews to clean it up. A quarter of an ince of sleet parlayzes the city for 3 or 4 days. Panic! ensues at Walmart. All the staples fly off the shelves at an alarming rate. Want water? Too bad! They're out.

Being a Northerner, used to Northern Winter Road Clearance Efficiency (from here on out NWRCE), I found myself my only meaningful social interaction (the blockbuster and albertson guys don't count) for about 72 hours.

Now, I like myself well enough. I like spending time with me. I can sleep in and I can read and I can watch movies from said Blockbuster... but for three days? At about hour 48, phone calls to long distance friends aren't enough, simulated relationships on tv aren't enough, braving the crazy drivers to go to church isn't enough. I start to crave meaningful connections... someone to be snowed in with. A presence beyond myself in my tiny apartment.

All I wanted this snowy day was a hand to reach out and say "I care about you. I'll bring the popcorn and the effort because I'm your friend."

1 comments:

Tara "Childs" Brune said...

I love your snowbound musings... and I hope that someone is in your near future to share your snow days and you bowl of popcorn.