Good Samaritan Library Student Freezes To Death, Wife in Mourning (But Happy To Take Over Blog Duties)

“Shea” here again:

They found Jason frozen in a snow bank tonight along with his ever-present digital camera. 

This was a photo he took just as he left the bar.  The time stamp says 2:39am but I know this is a mistake as he told me he would be home around 8pm or so. 

The snow delirium apparently became too much and he might've tried to
stop at Ceep's patio for a pint, even though the patio was covered in three feet of snow.

This next photo appears to be a snow sherpa who was guiding Jason and whoever else was with him.  But I suspect that snow sherpa and the rest of the crew he was with abandoned him (somewhere around Richmond and Oxford?) to make his way home against the oncoming traffic, the sidewalks being all but impassable. 

The snow looks so deep and I can only imagine that my wonderful husband, being a good Saskatchewan boy, helped push out at least four cars on his way home.  I'm sure he even helped push out one driven by drunken idiots (who promptly got stuck again!) And even though one car stopped to offer him a ride but then sped away when he approached, I just know this didn't shake his faith in humanity – just undergrads.

Hopefully Jason will thaw out tomorrow and I can go dig him out of whatever snow bank he's curled up in.  But otherwise, I quite enjoyed being in charge of the blog for a change and can't wait to tell him how many comments my post got compared to his usual boring library school crap. 

(NP: “First Snow of the Year” – Hawksley Workman.)

Comments 4

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    That was the best story ever! It even had pictures! I think I'll come back for another storytime someday soon, will this be a permanent feature of the new, *improved* HeadTale?

    Posted 08 Dec 2006 at 8:47 am
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    yeah yeah shea!!!!
    i loved this! the photos were great. you guys are great. you make me laugh.
    UWO is closed down today due to snow! We can make snow forts, we can christmas bake — my talk about my research project for 504 is cancelled — this lingering guilt shall be dissipated with hot choc and shovelling.

    Posted 08 Dec 2006 at 1:00 pm
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Aww, snow forts! My favourite snow activity? Snow painting. Add a few drops of food colouring to some water, and you have your paint. If you build a fort you can paint the walls (paint brush dipped in whatever container you've recycled to hold your “paint”, or put it in a spray/squirt bottle to “graffitti” your fort). Or, if you make a snowman or snow-woman, they can be the hippest snowperson on the block.
    Shea can also paint the snowbank her husband slept in. A “do not disturb” sign, perhaps?
    Have fun today. What a great way to end the term!

    Posted 08 Dec 2006 at 1:24 pm
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Well, I will take part of the responsibility for Jason being found in a snowbank. Last night was my first night as a sherpa. Think I better stick to cataloguing from now on.
    Sherpa Rob

    Posted 08 Dec 2006 at 7:27 pm
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