"It's déjà vu all over again" -Yogi Berra.
Above, cover of today's Washington Post
Above, a Washington Post cover from my
last brutal blizzard, January of 1996, when I
lived on Pershing Drive in the Clarendon
neighborhood of Arlington County, off of
Washington Blvd. and near Fort Myer,
home of "The Old Guard" of the U.S. Army
and the site of the historic first plane flight in
(One of my former Arlington housemates was
a Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
at Arlington National Cemetery.
That Fall I moved to another part of northern
Arlington County, just off of N. Glebe Road,
south of Lee Highway, where I had some very
hilly areas to deal with carefully whenever we got
heavy snow, and I had to make my morning and
evening walk to the Ballston Metro, which was
about a 25-minute walk sans snow.
All the video and photos I've been looking at every
day for the past week on the Washington Post
and Baltimore Sun homepages have reminded me
all over again about the absolute worst part of so
much snow: lazy and inconsiderate home owners
In my case, lazy and inconsiderate home owners
who lived on the high east-side of curving, uphill
Glebe Road, with their alleyway/side street rear
entrances to their homes, who continually "forgot"
to shovel their sidewalks, despite the County
promising to take it seriously.
Folks like me who took the Metro into work in
D.C. every morning had to walk facing traffic
on main roads, just two feet from passing cars,
constantly on alert for skidding cars or blasts
of snow falling on us as cars moved past us.
I seldom took the bus running from McLean
south on Glebe Road to the Ballston Metro
station on days like that, because even though
the bus stop was within of my bedroom window,
they were almost always running so far behind
schedule that it was quicker -if more arduous-
to walk, albeit very carefully.
Being very coordinated and graceful person,
I hated slipping and falling on ice, esp. in front
of a crowd!
First saw this great video in my daily email from
David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary
The added reason to see the post at his website today,
Nary a flurry outside; not so at the Leviev
salon is the photo of talented, savvy and oh-so adorable
designer Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss at the
City Harvest benefit held at the Leviev diamond
jewellery flagship store on Madison Avenue.
She's got brains and personality to spare -love her!
Below, Carol Joynt gives you the Georgetown
grounded birds-eye view of things during the
Washington Blizzard of 2010, starting with an
establishing shot of M Street and 32nd Street, N.W.
Also see: http://www.caroljoynt.com/and