Sunday, December 24, 2006

the list

Okay so I had to get this out on paper (then onto xanga) it was driving me nuts (if anyone thinks of anymore let me know!)

Snow: 1. Very quiet- almost makes no sound at all. When it snows it's like it's the quietest it's ever been.
Rain: 1.. Loud- I can hear it from inside my house. The sound makes one pull the covers over one's head, go back to bed and do nothing all day.
Snow: 2. Makes pretty white fluffy stuff that kids makes snowballs out of and make snow angels.
Rain: 2. Makes big puddles that kids and kids alike can jump in. Sometimes cars make puddles splash nto pedestrians. Makes the grass green and plants lush.
Snow: 3. Always takes us by surprise every year- only comes in winter months sometimes sooner than expected but always unexpected.
Rain. 3. We expect it every year throughout the year.
Snow 4. Requires trucks to drop sand and plow snow to clear the roads. Causes lots of accidents- ppl here don't know how to drive in this stuff.
Rain: 4. Sometimes people hydroplane - visibility is limited when it's raining and dark.
Snow; 5. ppl get excited/scared/happy when it snows!
Rain: 5. Ppl sigh, feel depressed or nothing at all when it rains (again)
SNow: 6. Can stop a game of soccer/football.
Rain: 6. "Rain or shine" doesn't stop most sports- the muddier the better:)
Snow: 7. PPl talk about it more
Rain: 7. Pple grow tired and weary of talking about it- b/c it always rains anyways- nothing new...
Snow: 8. harder to ride a bicycle in
Rain 8. Unpleasant but possible to cycle in the rain (I did it for 3 years living in Victoria)
Snow 9. We always remember the day/week it first snowed that year.
Rain 9. Where does it start or end?
Snow 10. need good snow tires for it
Rain 10. All-seasons will do
Snow 11. usually doesn't affect your house
Rain 11. Can flood your basement.
Snow 12. Causes many heart attacks of older people (and those out of shape) shovelling snow.
Rain 11. Helps alleve many allergy symptoms and better for asthma sufferers.


1. Both need "slippery when wet" signs in stores
2. require waterproof jackets and umbrellas
3. makes us run- fast!
4. Requires the top up on the convertable
5. end up as a puddle
6. get your car wet
7. affect flying and driving coditions
8. affect radio reception
9. require windshield wipers and defrost in your car
10. Can evoke more poetry and/or lyrics (case in point: the wheels in my head are turning right now and it's been snowing...)

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