Hi guys! Beet here. Just a little note to explain what shit’s gonna look like around here over the next couple of days. Zero flights got out of Seattle today. ZERO. So to that asshole who was posting in an earlier thread about how Seattlites need to stop bitching about the snow, FUCK YOU. Because everyone who was supposed to fly home for the holidays today is fucked. If your flight today got canceled, you can’t get on another out of Seattle until the 27th, maybe the 26th if you’re lucky. So everyone who was supposed to fly home for Christmas today is not going to be home for Christmas. So, once again, to that commenter, FUCK YOU.
The end result is that some of my friends are stranded here for the holidays and are super bummed about it. Since I’m a little Jew girl and I don’t really care whether or not I’m with my family on December 25 specifically, I decided to change my flight to the 27th (under the circumstances, US Airways waived any rescheduling fees), and I’m spending Christmas in Washington. This will be my anonymous Christmas gift to a random Seattlite, who will be shocked to hear that s/he can, in fact, catch a flight to Phoenix tomorrow and be home for Christmas. I feel warm and fuzzy about it already.
Plus: some of us stranded folks rented a cabin near Mt. Baker and we’re going snowboarding tomorrow. WOOT WOOT! So: Wendie will be covering for me on Tuesday (THANK YOU WENDIE!!!). It’s nice when I get to have a life every now and then.
The bad news is that I don’t think our little cabin has Internet. I’m also not going to ask Wendie to cover for me on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. So I am going to try very hard to find places around Mt. Baker that are open AND have Internet access (if you live in or near the area, I’d love to hear your suggestions!), but posting will probably be pretty slow and/or non-existent on Dec 24 and 25. It will also likely take longer for your comments to get approved.
We should be back to normal by the night of the 26th at the latest.
If I don’t talk to you guys before Christmas, you are my Christmas presents and my Hannukah presents and my Martin Luther King Day presents and my Flag Day presents and my birthday presents and just generally the highlights of my life every single day of the year. So thank you, and happy holidays.