Sick of slush

Kansas may be far, far away from the heavy snow falling from the latest winter storm (named “Jonas” by The Weather Channel), but it doesn’t mean everything is hunky-dory on the Great Plains.

It is still beyond awful on the streets of Russell. There is a thick slush on Brooks Street in front of our house, and there is still snowpack on many other residential streets. My dad slid when he tried to turn from 12th Street onto Lincoln earlier today. That has always been a terrible intersection, and it’s the one where my mother slid and was hit by another car a few years ago.

Russell has been notoriously bad about getting the streets cleared. I’ll never forget one year when I went on a trip to Norton and discovered the streets there, as well as those in Hill City, were cleared, but back home in Russell, it was still snowpacked.

There was no way I was going out on the slushy streets and risking trouble today. As much as I would like to get out, I figured today was not a good day, not with the weather and both Kansas and Kansas State playing home basketball games. I wasn’t about to go to Salina and fight the crowds at Buffalo Wild Wings. The weather should be better during the week, which would allow me to get over there Wednesday evening or Thursday.

There hasn’t been much on television today. English Premier League football in the morning, college basketball all over the place since 11 a.m., and coverage of the winter storm on The Weather Channel.

The participants in Super Bowl 50 will be determined tomorrow. New England at Denver in the AFC, Arizona at Carolina in the NFC. Please please please Cardinals, you HAVE TO WIN. Not only do I want you back in the Super Bowl, but I do NOT want Scam Newton in the Super Bowl. SCAM NEWTON.

About David

I am a sportswriter for a group of weekly newspapers in small towns across northern Kansas. I grew up in New Orleans, went to college at LSU and wandered in the wilderness until Hurricane Katrina finally put me on the path to my current job.

Posted on January 23, 2016, in Personal. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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