Things to do When it Snows in Portland

Frozen Rose

1. stay home from work (or “work from home”)
2. have a snow ball fight
3. ice skate in your driveway or down your street (only works if it rains after it snows, then refreezes — only happened once in my nearly 20 years here, but it was a blast)
4. grab a cardboard box and go sledding at the biggest hill you can find
5. practice driving in a big empty parking lot somewhere

What else?

9 Comments so far

  1. Christine (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 6:09 pm

    Drink all the local beer you stockpiled for just such an occasion.


  2. Dodge Ram (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 7:56 pm

    Cross Country Ski to the market????


  3. TJ (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 11:03 pm

    take the dog(s) out for a walk…throw snowballs for the dog to catch/fetch ;}

    watch the movies/TV shows you recorded & meant to watch later–“when i get the time”…

    go for a middle-of-the-night walk as the snow falls–down the middle of the street…

    stay up late, sleep til the afternoon…

    DO NO HOMEWORK!! (very important!)


  4. Sam (unregistered) on December 1st, 2007 @ 5:26 am

    Find a quiet place to enjoy the wonder of the falling snow. Take your camera and and go for a peaceful walk, shooting some photos along the way.


  5. Steve (unregistered) on December 1st, 2007 @ 9:09 am

    D’oh! I forgot the most important one… build a snowman!

    I love it when it all thaws, and you see snowmen in the rain amongst the green grass.


  6. Steve (unregistered) on December 1st, 2007 @ 9:42 am

    Another one I forgot (should be at the top of the list): Don’t panic! Having grown up on the prairie and dealt with many a blizzard, it’s pretty amusing to see all the kookiness that comes with a little winter weather around here. Does an inch of snow really shut this town down? Yep!


  7. Annie (unregistered) on December 1st, 2007 @ 11:43 am

    Play board games (Life, Monopoly)
    Move the furniture, turn up the stereo and DANCE
    Invite the neighbors over for a snow-day pot-luck
    Make Snow Angels
    Bake Bread and Drink Hot Chocolate
    Read one of the “classics”
    Take care of one of those “Honey Do” List items from chores around the house (i.e., clean/organize a closet)
    Invite the neighbors over for Pictionary


  8. Traci (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2007 @ 5:36 pm

    Cup of hot chocolate, a blankey, and a book.


  9. Dodge Ram (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2007 @ 11:06 pm

    Traci don’t forget to add some peppermint schnapps to the hot chocolate mmmmm goooood stuff.



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