By Stephanie Ciccarelli
December 17, 2007
Have the heavens graced your city with white fluffy stuff or have you had a dumping that's set records?
While you get your measuring stick out, come chill out at VOX Daily.
In Canada, we get a lot of snow.
Usually there are a few "snow days" that kids have each winter, the rare ice storm, and random blizzards that bring the town to a grinding halt.
Now, saying that Canadians get a lot of snow could be perceived as an understatement.
Just on Sunday this past weekend, there was a celestial dumping as such has never been seen in recent years. We had quite the time driving down the street to our home and required assistance when getting in our driveway. It took several minutes of effort but we made it through thanks to a wonderful neighbour and a trio of iron wills.
I now have a new appreciation for the terms "pedal to the metal" and "burning rubber".
I'm sure the Americans who live to the north have a better idea of what I'm talking about because you probably got the walloping too.
This week's natural shenanigans aside, have you ever found that the winter season brings added challenges to your voice acting business?
By virtue of your profession, the cold can do things to your voice or you could catch the flu from a well meaning friend or family member - that can wreak havoc all right, but what about the actual extremities?
For the majority of you who work from home, perhaps the weather itself hasn't presented any issues, that is, perhaps to your health. Nowhere to go, no one to see, you're golden all wrapped up warmly in your home recording studio drinking cocoa (or a coffee / tea / water for you diehards)...
But, what about your studio and equipment?
Phone lines, Internet connections, frozen stuff and important deliveries that need to be sent through the post?
Having to shovel the driveway for your spouse and knocking the wind out of yourself when you need to record?
Just throwing some possibilities out there to think about. Maybe one of those has happened to you?
I'm looking for stories about how winter affects voice over artists - do you have one to share?
Looking forward to reading yours (hot chocolate in hand of course).
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