The Unbearable Banishment: welcome to cleveland

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

welcome to cleveland

Snow/rain mix.
Howling, biting wind.
Snow falling horizontally.
Leaden skies.

Nobody comes here for the weather, but they are generous with the anchovies on their pizzas, and that counts for PLENTY.

And the gas is cheap.

And my family seems genuinely happy to see me, although I suspect that might have more to do with The Daughters than me.


Blogger ~E said...

I think maybe Cleveland might be the midwest version of Seattle weather-wise. Albeit without the snow here. But give it time...come february we'll be ankle deep in snow too.

November 25, 2008 at 11:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

after my kids were born? my family flat out referred to my husband as The Sperm Bank...

welcome back. remember - you're leaving soon. it won't be that bad...

November 25, 2008 at 11:54 PM  
Blogger Digital Fortress said...

I hope you enjoy your time with the family. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

November 26, 2008 at 12:30 AM  
Blogger sid said...

Had to google cleveland quickly to an idea of where it is. Fuck, Wiki says that the ave low temp is -4 deg C. Here in Cape Town I start complaining when the temp hits below 11 deg C.

November 26, 2008 at 12:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love anchovies!

November 26, 2008 at 3:50 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

e: Clevo and Seattle are similar in that they have weak sports franchises. Well, except for the Cavs who are probably the best in the NBA right now. They kicked the tar out of the Knicks last night.

daisy: It’s not torment at all! I like seeing my family. And this city has a whoop-ass, world-class art museum that I’m looking forward to visiting.

digital: Thanks for the holiday wishes! Same to you and yours…

sid: This town has a lot going for it, but sunny skies ISN’T one of them!

nurse: We are in the vast minority.

November 26, 2008 at 8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are always happier to see the wee ones. It's the only reason they had us after all, the anticipation of better dividends some day.

November 26, 2008 at 3:38 PM  
Anonymous Nurse H said...

miss you guys! Happy thanksgiving. Have some stuffing for me...think of me working.

November 26, 2008 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger A Free Man said...

That's about as perfect a description of Cleveland that I've ever read. Hope that you are having/have had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2008 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger Tim Hall said...

You are the first person I have ever, EVER met who likes anchovies. I thought they were an urban myth. Weirdo!

December 2, 2008 at 9:17 PM  

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