Thursday, January 7, 2010


I got some Yaktrax for Christmas. They're like snow tires or chains for footwear.
Awesome. Very good for climbing up packed, ice-slick sledding hill.

This post's theme word: swarf, "metal filings."

[Update, February 26: I lost one of my Yaktrax on campus this morning, the very first time it was snowy enough in Toronto to wear them. It just popped off my shoe, and I didn't notice until I walked onto a cleared street and felt only one foot clicking on the pavement. I retraced my steps and couldn't find it. This is sad. Next time I'll fashion a strap that goes over the top of the shoelaces and prevents this unfortunate occurrence.]