Friday, February 29, 2008
“Spring” in Saskatchewan
I hate this time of year. While the rest of Canada is frolicking in flower blossoms and having tulip throwing wars, we here in Saskatchewan get to slog through two more months of winter. The worst part is when we get days like this week when the temperature rises up and things start to melt. The roads become brown lakes, the sidewalks become mud, and it is impossible to keep your clothes or car clean if you leave your house. I can also tell that spring is near as all the dog shit on the sidewalks that dog owners have neglected to pick up over the last five months begins to thaw. Stepping in that thawed pooh is real TREAT that you can only get here. I also love how during the day, melting causes everything to liquefy yet at night it all freezes again, creating roads about as smooth as Bryan Adam’s cheek. Driving around on that bumpy mess makes me feel like my car has hydraulics and cranking up some snoop on my stereo. I wish some Saskatchewan person would show me how to drive on that stuff without all my fillings falling out. Surely they have found a way to drive on it without spilling their precious Tim Horton’s double double.