“So Icy” –Gucci Mane
Yes, I knew moving to the snowy Australian mountains would involve ice. No, I didn’t realize that ice is one of the leading causes of face plants. Walking to work every morning through frozen tundra with the snow machines blowing in your face isn’t just annoying, it’s a hazard. After one day I realized my Uggs weren’t going to cut it as snow shoes so I sacked up and bought some that were meant to be suitable for this type of terrain. I don’t know if it’s because they are children’s size or I just got ripped off, but I eat it, without fail, everyday.
“I Want To Break Free” –Queen
Coming up here to work at a childcare centre seemed all well and good; I love (well-behaved) children. I (kinda) know how to handle kids. Well some of the munchkins that float through our program each day are not only opposed to being in our care, they try to sprint out of the room every chance they get. They scream, cry, and stand on their tiptoes to try and unlatch the gate. Any kid that that can take a morning ski lesson, throw a tantrum for two hours, pee his pants, and still has the energy to make a run for it must be eating an awesome breakfast… and I’d like to get me some of that.
“I’ve Seen Better Days” –Sublime
I never thought of myself as a beach girl. Sure I studied in San Diego for a few years, casually doing homework with my toes buried in the sand, but I figured I’d be fine with this move because I also love(d) the snow. New Year’s celebrations in Tahoe, snow frolicking for hours and drunk sledding are some of my favorite memories. But living in the snow is another story. I’m used to having rosy cheeks from the sun, not from windburn. Sorry I’m not sorry that I like to wear flip-flops 342 days of the year. We’ve started playing a game here to see who is wearing the most layers each day. My record so far is six layers; I’ll keep you posted.