(post on the3six5 here)
I woke up at 5:30am today to an unexpected alertness that I would only reserve for after a morning Americano or green tea. Waking up at 5:30am is not part of my daily routine and I find it to be a bittersweet emotion waking up so surprisingly early on a Sunday. The bittersweet feeling comes from a wanting to cash in on the free time available for Sunday morning slumber versus the carpe diem motivation to get the day going by catching up on unread Instapaper and The New Yorker articles or unwatched television shows or Netflix queued movies. These activities along with watching football comprise my weekly Sunday activities.
After extensive rolling around in bed, checking incoming tweets from the east coast, I ended up watching the documentary Inside Job. While watching, this documentary which paints a dark picture of how the financial industry and government has worked over the past decade, the Seattle sky started to turn eerily dark too. Snow was on its way as was expected for a few days.
By late morning snow started pouring down on Seattle. Seattle, a city known for its constant rain, receives little snow which made today a special treat. The white flurries and flakes masked the sky obscuring buildings usually in easy sight. Quarter-sized flakes started falling as midday approached adding to the winter special and the end did not seem in sight. The snow was moving faster until all of a sudden it stopped. The snow flurries cleared and what remained was a snow capped city with bright, clear visibility.
The happiness brought on by the beauty of the gleaming city was short lived as soon after the electric grid my apartment is in shut down. My apartment started to get increasingly colder with no heat pumping in anymore. Luckily my friends apartment nearby is in a different grid which left them with heat and almost as important, the Giants/Packers game. I was glad to see the Giants beat the Packers even though I am an ardent Jets fan, I am also a born and bred New Yorker. Now I just hope my power comes back soon.