Oh my god! There’s snow in Portland! The city is shutting down!

All week there was talk of snow but I was skeptical. Oregon freaks out at the slightest bit of white stuff and the whole city comes to a screeching halt. I still didn’t think it would snow enough to make a difference. I woke up Thursday morning, saw a very light dusting and got ready for work. Thankfully a friend of mine texted me asking if my office was closed. I had TOTALLY spaced about the work’s Emergency Line. I had already showered, eaten and was warming up my car to drive to work when she texted me. I immediately called and the recording said: “10 AM START.” Aw man! I could have slept in until 8am? What a bummer. But I’m not complaining about a few extra hours to hang out at home and watch Netflix.


That’s a pretty funny parody of hour Oregon reacts to snow.

The shirt I ordered on arrived. Unfortunately the small is too small–I couldn’t get it over my shoulders! πŸ™

WOOT does not allow returns or exchanges. In fact I got this response: “If your shirt is defective, or if we sent you the wrong size, or we sent you some other shirt by mistake, let us know at If you just realized you don’t look good in orange, or you decided not to check the sizing chart before you placed your order, well, our impulse is to say that you got yourself a new washrag.”

Hmm. I did check the size on the website and I measured and thought I got the right size. Of course the shirt runs super small and doesn’t fit. I will never use WOOT again. Thanks for the fantastic customer service, WOOT! Fail. My response: “Thank you. I will never purchase something from WOOT again. Good to know this.”

I hope the roads are clear enough for Michael and I to get to the movies tonight…I already bought the tickets!

Well I guess I need to brave the snow storm and get to work!

QUESTION: How does your city react to a little white stuff?

19 Responses

  1. I can’t wait for your review on the movie! I liked it…it had humor that runners can totally relate to.

    As for snow–Utah can definitely handle it and I am SO glad for that!

  2. We get a lot of snow here. A couple inches is no big deal. Even 4 or 5 as long as it doesn’t come down in 1 hour, we are fine. In fact, we are supposed to get 5 inches starting in the overnight hours. It is still winter around here.

    Our city does a very good job keeping the roads in good shape when there is snow. If only people would do as well with their sidewalks!

    1. I’ve been watching your snowmaggedon on your blog. I’m impressed daily with the amount of snow you guys get–yet you still get to the gym! Seriously, Portland shuts down. πŸ™‚

  3. EXACTLY !! I LOVE that video!!

    it’s insane how this city just shuts down! we’re both working from home today (lucky to be able to do that!) and the television had snow coverage preempting the entire Today Show and Good Morning America. nuts.

    have a great time tonight!! πŸ˜€

  4. Yea, I’m jealous of all your snow. This has been the lamest winter of all times in WISCONSIN. We have maybe an inch right now. LAME!! Lucky you, you get to go out & snowshoe again!! WeeEeeeEeee!!
    And, yea, those WOOT people SUCK!!

  5. My current city is Orlando. The only white stuff falling from our sky is bird poop. If snow fell here they would declare a natural disaster.

  6. Well, I am from the D.C. area, and if our reputation for not being able to deal with *any* snow didn’t make it out west before, I’m pretty sure it did last year when President Obama cracked jokes about it. (Although in our defense we had several snowmaggedons last year with over a foot of snow each!) Even though we do get several inches of snow several times a year, it still shuts down everything. We had schools CLOSE with 1-2″ of snow! We have snow plows driving around when the snow is forecast to arrive in 12 hours, but what good does that do??

    But, I now live at the top of a very steep hill, and my rear-wheel drive car can’t handle it if there is even a bit of snow on the road, so I either work at home or leave work early if there is a snowflake in the air!

    I hate bad customer service – thanks for the warning!

  7. How funny! I live in Portland too and my sentiments match yours. I couldn’t believe they closed my daughter’s school – all metro area schools for that matter – for what amounted to a half inch of snow. I am guessing our east coast counterparts who have been pelted with “real” snow all winter roll their eyes when they see us on the news.

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