A crisp, dry start to the New Year

The majestic Olympic Mountains, west of Seattle

Hey, everybody!

Can you believe it’s already 2011? I hope you’ve had a good holiday season, wherever you are.

It’s sunny, crisp, and cold here on Lake Union. Contrary to popular belief, it does not rain all the time in Seattle! In fact, Seattle is just about average among world cities in annual rainfall: around 36 inches (92cm) of moisture. New York, Miami, Sydney, and Bangkok get a lot more than that!  Don’t believe me?  You can check for yourself, here, for all the details. 

Anyway, I just wanted you to know that rain or shine, it’s a great day for a flight! And today, (at least!) the sun is shining.

Meanwhile, I got a present for Christmas from my friend Jennie! She works here when she’s not at college, studying to become an aircraft mechanic.  She got me a “mini-me” to sit at the front desk!  I’d rather chew on Mini-Me, though, so they’re keeping it up out of reach.  Darn!  It’s a nice touch, though.

Toby, Jennie, and "mini-Toby"

As many of you know, on New Years Eve, it’s traditional in many places to sing “Auld Lang Syne” at the stroke of midnight. Being a Doberman, I never bothered much to learn the words (I’m usually sleeping by then, anyway!)  The song was written by Scotland’s great poet, Robert Burns, and is written a Scots dialect.  (being a Doberman, I don’t worry much about dialects, either) But, in case you’re curious, here is how you’d pronounce the words with a Scottish accent:

“Shid ald akwentans bee firgot,
an nivir brocht ti mynd?
Shid ald akwentans bee firgot,
an ald lang syn*?”

(yeah, I looked it up on Wikipedia)

So, from all of us at Seattle Seaplanes, Happy New Year, and come see us in 2011!


Toby James

This entry was posted in holidays, Toby, Weather. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.