Bad Onely Activities: Unburying My Snow-and-Ice-Covered Car from a Busy Street February 2, 2009Posted by Onely in Bad Onely Activities, Just Saying..
Tags: ice is awful, ice-covered car, louisville, poor me!, shoveling snow
OK, I’ve gotta admit: Sometimes, it sucks to be Onely. (But I must emphasize: ONLY sometimes!)
Like, when I have to unbury my car from underneath 6 or 7 inches layers of snow and ice, in the dark, on a busy one-way street, with no help from anyone.
In case you haven’t heard (like, if you’re living in a cave?), the state of Kentucky (and some other states, but mostly KY) got hit HARD last week by a massive snow-then-ice-then-more-snow-storm that lasted 36 hours or so. I have been powerless (disempowered?) since early Wednesday morning as a result, but thanks to some lucky (and generous) friends who managed to keep their power, I have not had to live in my cold apartment, at least.
Saturday was the first day we had temperatures above freezing, so I braved the streets and struck out to unbury my car. My friends dropped me off but were headed elsewhere, so it was just me, my shovel, and an ice scraper. One hour and one mangled ice scraper later (oh yeah, my brute force shattered it in three places!), I managed to unbury my car.
And let me tell you, it was a LONELY, MISERABLE process. I was sweaty (and you know sweaty is never good when it’s close to or below freezing temps), sore, and pissed off by the end. But I did it, damnit — and all alone.
Sometimes it sucks to be Onely. But this small success does, at least, prove to my self that I am truly the badass I always thought I was!
Readers, what else makes for a Bad Onely Activity?