Friday, December 11, 2009

Apartment Living

We had a blizzard. Snowpacalypse.

I enjoy living downtown, but when it snows it's less than pleasant. I park in the street. By the time I'm off work the meters aren't running so it's free and I'm not going to pay $65 dollars a month to park farther away and not even in a garage. If there was a garage I would probably do it.

So when the Death Storm hit I parked my car a few blocks away in a ramp and left it there until I thought i could find a plowed spot closer. A day later I went to retrieve it and I was the only person anywhere. Nothing was open, there were no cars, I was walking down the middle of the street.

Here is why I don't park at my building. This is what the plows do to your car. Trap it. They keep piling up snow in front of our building. They aren't moving it away. I feel bad for the shops downstairs because there isn't an easy way to their entrance and I'm sure they lose business when there is no easy way to access the gay underpants store.

And here is what has happened to sex offender Santa. He's hanging upside down in his balloon deflated.


Peter said...

Somehow I try to imagine how it would feel like being buried that high in snow. I mean, it's not like you're having a great time skying in Aspen: this is your daily life.

Let me address and compare (Iowa vs Belgium) some of the points you made:

- snow? Occasionally, but 1 inch is a national disaster here
- cold? Any temp more than 5° below freezing turns my place into a live fridge my heating cannot handle.
- parking on the streets? $5/hour, with virtually no spaces available. Garages in Antwerp, Belgium sell for the price of a family home in downtown Detroit.
-sex offender Santa? We just got used to the regular one. Santa arrives in Belgium/Holland Dec 5th. If that sounds confusing check out

Anyway, hang in there - AFAIK the cold air hitting Iowa would make me pass out on the spot.
You're one brave woman.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Probably very convenient having a gay underpants store downstairs. If you run out of them all you have to do is run downstairs with your charge card :^)
That is a BOAT load of snow. People who live in the south and want snow have NO IDEA what heaps of the stuff is like :(

Reverend Awesome said...

The name of the store: Torso for Men

I'm with Tori, we should move to Cali.

Becky Jo said...

Kasey Dawn, Marti Mae is here and we'd like to know what the white fence around creeptacular Santa is for. What is he being protected from?

Reverend Awesome said...

To keep him from touching children!!!
No, actually, I don't know. That's just how it is. Why is he in a hot air balloon? This Santa is totally going rogue. That's right, he's a stupid republican. That's why I think he probably touches kids. You know how they do.

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