Tuesday, February 08, 2011

I Survived the Snownami.


I'm writing this from the great state in Indiana visiting me mum. I booked this trip to the US because I have not one, but three exhibitions planned back to back and I had planned to attending at least the closing reception for the first one near Chicago last week.

Unfortunately my reception got canceled by the Snowpocalypse.

Two days before the reception, Chicago got pounded by a storm system that pounded them with with 2 FEET of snow. Here in Indianapolis we didn't get snow, instead mother nature treated us to a 3 inch coating of ice that paralyzed the entire state and left many without electricity or heat.

How's that for a homecoming party?

We were all but trapped in the house for nearly 3 days. Luckily my friend Danielle managed to make it to our house on the 3rd day. She helped me dig out my car and my mom's car. No, No. Let me rephrase that. She helped me chisel my car out of an effin' glacier with a hammer. A frickin' HAMMER!

Once we had liberated the cars we were feeling quite triumphant. Here is me with my mini shovel and my nearly 18 inch tall and 3 inch thick Ice trophy. The bugger weighed nearly 15 lbs. No kidding.

But besides that, all is swell. In spite of being technically out of the office, I'm getting a TON of work finished, and more importantly I was here to help out my mom. I was like a gladiator shoveling out her car.

I am a total bad-ass.

4 comments:

caribbelle said...

you are bad ass...the one time I did try to help out shoveling the snow, my dad told me to just go back inside. I tried lol!

It's Cold Outside said...

Kind of off topic here - I miss the Food Porn on your site. What are you eating?!! Where are all the gorgeous French Food?

There must have been amazing-orgasm-inducing-food-orgies in the last 6/7 months! please do share if you can!!

Regards,
From Tired of Snow and Single Minded on Food in Ohio

Madame K said...

Caribbelle- I was born and raised in Iowa, so snow removal is practically in my genes. Dare I say I enjoyed it!

It's Cold Outside- I have a special treat just for you. Check back for my next blog post.

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