We have snow! In Seattle! And not only has it been snowing over the last few days, but we had freezing rain and then more snow. Visual:
This might not seem like that big of a deal, but when there are like 6 snow plows for the entire Western Washington area, that means the roads are really dangerous. We just don’t have the man power to create a safe driving environment when it snows here. Which is fine if you’re aware of that, but there are people who try to be the hero and drive anyway, usually without chains or 4WD (There were over 500 accidents in a 24 hour period between Tuesday and Wednesday.), or those who opt for the bus (Steve’s bus hit a parked car yesterday morning. Nobody was hurt, but I’m just trying to prove a point here.) If at all possible, you work from home. And when cabin fever sets in, you take a break and walk to Joann Fabrics to buy yarn for a blanket you’ll be starting soon. (I got there at 12:45 pm yesterday and they announced at 12:48 that they would be closing at 1pm due to weather conditions. Phew. I barely. Made it.)
Steve and I have been going on snowy walks the past few nights since it probably won’t snow again until 2013. (It’s legit to carry a hot toddy around in a tumbler when it’s snowing, right?) Here are some photos I took in Ballard.
Here are a few related videos (80% true by the way. Except for everything I just mentioned in the above post – he pretty much covers 100% of that.).
I was taught how to make these a few years ago at a design internship I had. I tell you, it might be the most valuable thing I’ve ever learned.
2. Writing utensil
5. Ruler (or straight edge of some sort)
6. 6 pieces of square paper – all the same size. It doesn’t matter how big they are, but to make things easier for your first one I would make the paper around 8″ X 8″.
Fold all 6 pieces of paper in half like so.
Using a pen/pencil and a ruler, draw lines that are evenly spaced apart. Make sure they don't meet in the middle. I made mine 1/2" apart, with a 1/2" space down the middle.
While still folded, cut along the lines - being sure not to go beyond the line that's down the middle. Unfold your paper.
Curl the center sections together and tape.
Turn over and do the same thing for the second section (they should be curled and taped on opposite sides).
Repeat until all sections are curled and taped, then do the same thing to the other 5 pieces of paper.
Take the points of three pieces and staple together.
Then staple the outside sections of those 3 pieces of paper together like so.