Snow: Bane of Sanity
I'll be the first to admit I don't have much experience with snow. Having lived in Tucson most of my life, I've only rarely seen the powdery devil. I used to think it was a wonderful thing, all fluffy and pretty. That perception changed drastically after having moved to Wisconsin due to the following:
Snow, for all its beauty, is damned inconvenient. Driving in snow is like driving with a gimpy leg. Walking in snow is enough to give one a gimpy leg. Just standing in snow is enough to give me a headache. The worst part is that, contrary to common sense and indeed, a sane universe, its actually warmer when its snowing. How insanely stupid is that? How anyone can actually enjoy this sort of weather is beyond me.
I used to complain about the Tucson heat and how miserably unbearable it was. Now I complain about the Wisconsin chill and how miserably unbearable it is. Maybe I just like to complain. Or maybe I'd like to live in a place without freaking temperate extremes.
Just my $0.02.
Its SIVlan, dammit, v BEFORE l
This is my pet-online-peeve. I often go by the moniker " Sivlan " whilst online, be it for games or chat. Yet everytime some smacktard goes and calls me Silvan. Silvan is a gross misspelling of sylvan or, more recently, a weak-willed Silvansti elf noble in the Dragonlance War of Soul's trilogy. I am neither a weak willed elf noble nor a grove of pretty trees so stop calling me one.
Where'd I get the name from? Simple, I made it up from SIlVer and LAN (as in Local Area Network). Why such an odd combination? I needed a name for a quick D & D character creation and those were the first two words that popped into my mind. I didn't even consider its close relation to silvan, but I'll be damned if I change it now.
|Last Updated: July 27, 2004|