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February 18, 2007

When the Scraper Bites the Ice

Considering the bitter weather we've experienced lately, the fact that many ice scrapers--including mine and those belonging to many of my friends--are broken doesn't surprise me.

Yes, I really am posting about ice scrapers.

I need to wind down a bit after this weekend's marathon reading/writing/digesting information sessions... and I've been thinking on the weather a lot since one of my best friends is in England currently. I sent her a powerpoint presentation on Friday night with pictures I took throughout the week. I had silly captions for the pictures, and she loved it. They haven't had much snow at all there, which puzzles me I guess.

But the phenomenon with the ice sandwiches--you know, snow, ice, snow on top of the car--just blows my mind... And all of the ice scrapers, evidently.

Perhaps this is a metaphor for life? When the scraper bites the ice, it is time to give in. This reminds me of that Serenity Prayer: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

So when the ice scraper breaks, I guess that's a hint that I can't change the fact that Mother Nature just turned my car into a chilled Krispy Kreme. (Only I guarantee that my car is less delicious.) Or maybe it's a larger metaphor for life--that things break sometimes and I can't change it. In other words, poop happens. (No, the word is not "poop," but I'd rather say that than the other word on my blog.)

Serenity... I could use some of that right about now. Maybe it's a good thing my ice scraper broke along with everyone else's. Thanks, scraper; thanks for being so prophetic. Lesson: learned.

In other news: does anyone know where I can get a cheap ice scraper? (Or should I get a slightly more expensive one in hopes that it won't break? Isn't that always the question...?)

Posted by KarissaKilgore at February 18, 2007 11:59 PM


I feel your pain! I constantly lose ice scrapers. I didn't have a car at first this winter, so I was spoiled with being driven right up to the school. Now, I deal with ice scraping and freezing as well. I actually found a heated ice scraper at Gabe's in the housewares department for $3.00. Some banks actually give out free ones in lieu of cheap pens. Hope you have some luck ;)

Posted by: Erin at February 21, 2007 10:38 AM

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