12.10.2008

Storm's a' Brewin'

Forecasting Hash

Forecasts call for a cold weekend with snow Saturday and possibly Sunday! Could this really be real? Our first actual winter storm? Could we actually get some lovely white wonderland-worthy flakes to dust our sidewalks with and justify silly mittens and our favorite knit caps on our heads? It rarely snows in Portland but when it does it feels like magic. I love the idea of a good snow storm. I can picture the neighbors all wearing their pjs shuffling in to the Cafe for mugs of hot chocolate with whipped cream. Lombard St. is dead outside. The snow accumulates on the road, erasing any signs of passing traffic. It's quiet outside except for community conversations. Children laughing. Alice will have made the perfect soundtrack for the day, surely full of Otis and Aretha and we all keep catching ourselves nodding our heads, humming along. What a Saturday. Hum. That would be heaven. And in this heaven we'd eat yam and sweet potato hash.

4 comments:

BLASTBEATS FOR FREEDOM WEBZINE said...

God, that description makes me want to move back to Portland.

About this Tim Roth guy... said...

Me too. Also, I only see potatoes.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. We beat you on the snow here in New Orleans yesterday. Had almost an inch on the ginger leaves. By Sunday, we should be around 70 degrees. Time for Spring now.

klouvat1 said...

sigh. i love your blog. i wish i were there in the cozy cafe with you all. reminds me of snow days working at the deux gros nez (RIP) in reno, nv.