>> Thursday, January 7, 2010
I've noticed something about having snowshoes: they are making me obsessive about how much snow we have on the ground.
When I went for my snowshoeing jaunt on Sunday morning we had 17" of über-fluffy snow on the ground. Despite its having snowed for days straight, and my having shoveled about 10 more inches out of my driveway over the course of the last 4 days, my sophisticated snow-o-meter now reads... (drumroll please)...
It did get up above 21" at one point. I shouldn't complain because I'm sure having it compact itself like that is going to make it much easier for me to snowshoe come Saturday morning. And at least Syracuse is now in the lead in the competition for the golden snowball, coming in at 51.7", easily trumping Buffalo's 44.2".
Some people around here follow Syracuse University Basketball. I follow the snowfall, cheering on the gray clouds when they give me the good white stuff and sulking when we get behind in the golden snowball competition. But then, I've always known I don't quite run with the rest of the herd.
Then again, it looks like I'm not alone. On the golden snowball site appears the following post, dated January 4th:
Defending Snow Champ Syracuse Sleds into The Lead
Da Cuse is in the Igloo, err house. Syracuse has finally for the first time this season taken the lead in the Golden Snowball contest. You know it's a good snow race when Syracuse was near the bottom most of the season and at the bottom at one point. Can they hold on to the top spot til the finish. Nah! Not the way the season has been going so far. I expect several more lead changes :)
Looks like I have some company. :)