Sort of a Snow Day…

by Fyse

I guess there are two necessary constituents of a bone fide Snow Day. One is obviously some snow, and we had a bit of that. Staring out of the window this morning it took me a while to twig that everything looked a whole lot whiter than normal. The other vital ingredient is a lack of work, and this was achieved by a day long power cut. I initially I assumed it was something to do with the snow (in England even half an inch grinds things to a halt), but it turns out workers on an adjacent construction site drilled through a major power cable. Correlation without causation, then, so probably doesn’t really qualify as a ‘Snow Day’.

My initial ‘wow, the whole buildings dark’ reaction soon turned into ‘dammit I have work to do and it’s all on my computer’. Oh, for the days when that would have been a good thing. I picked up a few papers to read at home, but there wasn’t really a lot I could usefully do. Thus an afternoon catching up on downloaded TV. Bit of ‘Numb3rs’, lot of ‘Desperate Housewives’. A half-arsed attempt to start writing a presentation I’m meant to be giving soon (tricky without any of the relevant data or graphs), followed by a touch of ‘Prison Break’. I defy anyone to say that wasn’t a constructive day…