Today, I found myself thinking about all the enjoyment the combination of Seattle and snow has given me over the last seven years I’ve lived here. Yes, I know the city isn’t well prepared for snow removal, the streets are insanely steep in some areas, and cold liquid turns into ice almost the second it hits the street. I’m not here to criticize anyone, and that’s not the point of my pondering. I’m more interesting this morning in the planned snowball fight that is set to take over the Seattle Center this Saturday. Apparently it’s going to end up being the largest snowball fight in the world.
It’s sold out by the way.
As a born and raised girl from Montana, the idea of paying to play with snow and trucking in many many tons of the fluffy stuff makes me giggle. Most of my Halloween costumes and even Fourth of July outfits growing up were designed to fit over a snowsuit. There were even days when I’d have to start my car about 45 minutes before I wanted to drive it because it was so cold and snowy outside. I do love snow, and secretly wish Seattle got more (and that we were more prepared here), but I completely understand if you disagree.
For those of you who are going to brave the insanity that is likely to ensue at this snowball fight, I commend you. Snow is tons of fun, and I hope you have a blast! I’m looking forward to seeing the photos and videos that follow early next week. If you don’t know what to expect, check out the fun photos and video of the current world record fight on Seattlepi.com.
My advice? Team up with a friend who can watch your back, preferably one that is fast at packing snowballs. Also, don’t get hit in the face or hit someone in the face. That just doesn’t sound pleasant. And, above all, have fun!