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02062017-21


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My walk downtown from Capitol Hill this morning was interesting. You know how they talk about the snow level on the passes? 5000 feet or whatever? If the peak elevation of Capitol Hill -- apparently located in Volunteer Park -- is 444.5 feet, then I guess the snow level in Seattle was at, I don't know , 2/3 that? 296 feet? Let's make a rough estimate and say the snow level was at 300 feet. I'm kind of spit balling here. I'm no expert. Google Maps is being rather unhelpful.

But let's just pretend I'm right: 300 ft. Although I suppose I should call it the freeze level, as it did not snow any more last night. It did freeze, though, and unlike downtown, Capitol Hill retained much of yesterday's snow overnight. Much of it was turned to slush by mid-evening, and then it froze solid again. I had to walk carefully so as not to slip and fall on my ass. And then, as if by magic, just a couple blocks west of Broadway, the streets pretty much just cleared up. It was smooth sailing from then on. Or smooth walking, to be more specific.

It's pushing 40° now though. Presumably the snow even on the Hill will be gone by the time I get back there after work today.

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02062017-19


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Not much to report about last night. I processed and uploaded and captioned my snow photos. It's nice to get a new excuse for a photo set, now that I'm not flying to Los Angeles every month. God only knows when I'll fly back again. I really do want to go back to Disneyland. I just told someone recently that after going there in 1989, 1999, and 2009, I swore I would not wait another whole decade to return. We see how that's turning out. I refuse to wait until after 2019 though. I'm throwing down the gauntlet right now. I don't give a shit what Shobhit says. I'll go there with someone else if I have to.

Shobhit had dinner nearly ready when I got home. He even made what I had wanted the night before but we ended up having something else. So last night we had English muffin egg sandwiches with veggie sausage patties. He also fried onions and mushrooms to add. I was set for the evening after that. Shobhit never is. He always eats more later.

Oh: Tommy came by to pick up a W2 that had come in the mail. I texted him a photo of it on Tuesday last week and never heard back. Then he texted me two days ago asking if any mail for him had arrived. Somehow I was getting his texts and he wasn't getting mine -- he didn't get my response to that text either. Finally I DMed him on Twitter. He went to the Apple Store and got it fixed though, and we were back to texting by last night. He just came in the door briefly, talked a little bit about Please Like Me and the news that season four was now officially the last, and then left again.

Shobhit and I watched the Monday night episode of The Young Pope. We both really like it. There are only two episodes left, apparently, and they'll air on Sunday and Monday next week. Anyway, we watched that after I finished with the photos. So that was pretty much the gist of my evening.

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02062017-18

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