Dirty Little Secret

It’s Sunday, which makes it a good time for a confession. The thing is, there is a part of me that wishes we were still in Maine right now. Not that I love 20-below temps, but I miss a “paralyzing, life-threatening blizzard” every once in a while. To misquote Curt Schilling, there’s nothing like seeing nature get a million New Yorkers to shut up (their doors and windows).

I realize that it’s not all fun and games (and hell to pay for when you finally have to dig out), but it was nice to get a break from the rat race of life two or three times a year. As long as the power didn’t go out, you’ve got your hot chocolate, your TV and computer, and your board games that sit behind the “break in case of emergency” glass. Better still, no school or work… unless, of course, you’re from Maine and you didn’t get the legal minimum snowfall to qualify for a cancellation from one or the other (which is about 3 feet, as I recall).

Enjoy your life-threatening blast of nature’s fury, y’all.

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16 Responses to Dirty Little Secret

  1. Empress says:

    Buzz and I are sitting under a foot of snow right now and it’s blowing like crazy. Fortunately, we’ve got nowhere to go until Tuesday, hundreds of movies at our disposal, plenty to drink, and each other to stay warm. I’m not minding the snow too much right now!

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  3. Busy Mom says:

    I think it’s called a “hurricane” where you live.

  4. geeky says:

    bah. we didn’t even get enough snow (about 3″) for a snow day on monday. so now i get all the joys of shovelling out without any of the fun benefits. i want my money back.

  5. Ric The Schmuck says:

    What I always find amusing is how everyone cries “the sky is falling” based on the weather forecasters. Those of us who have grown up here (should) know how this works, but I fear we have too many flat-landers hereabouts lately.

    You’d think this was Florida with a hurricane bearing down on it. The supermarkets will be unbelievably busy for a day or even two before “the big storm”. Here I am, in a “blizzard”, the huge storm that is crippling the Northeast. Admittedly, it is still early, and I’m far enough inland (and near the end of the storms life) that this storm is having much more impact on NY, Philly, Boston, etc. But c’mon, people. This isn’t “The Day After Tomorrow.”

    We handle these things every year. Snow plowing is planned for. The roads will be open, and passable. The power companies, even though they recently cut too many employees, are used to dealing with outages. Short of anything close to The Ice Storm, no one will be without power for more than a few hours, max. (Of course, if such a power outage occurs at 6:30 tonight, THEN there will be a problem! We need our Patriots AFC Championship game, dammit!)

    This is how things have been here for generations. Sheesh.

    End rant.

  6. zee says:

    Flori-duh? Hurricanes? What’s Ric talking about?

    Anyways, I’m still hoping for some snow here in the peninsula this season. Hey! It can happen…

  7. Brian says:

    As long as we can get dug out by Monday morning, I won’t mind too much. I’d say we’re well on our way to two feet of snow here, not including the heavy drifting. Looks like at least one more pass with the snowblower.

    Snowstorms used to really give me a huge amount of anxiety, but not so much anymore. Anything less than a foot doesn’t even register on my radar.

  8. Jody says:

    I’ll mail you some snow. I’ve got PLENTY.

  9. TW says:

    I have enjoyed my visit, and I will be back! (Even if there is NO SNOW to be found where you are! ) LOL.

  10. Lesley says:

    As long as you have power and don’t have to go out, snow freaking rocks. I’m loving this weekend.

    Of course going to work tomorrow in the snow and slush won’t be nearly as much fun, but such is life.

  11. branzibar :) says:

    i wants my money back, too. the city got dumped on, but we only got about 5″.

    (enough to plow the driveway, but not enough for a “snow day”…poo.)

  12. jcwinnie says:

    Hand extends out from thick pile of blankets.
    Finger extends to Salute the Solonor.
    Hand withdraws under the covers.

  13. Tracy says:

    Yeah…I think nature’s fury in the form of a hurricane should do it for ya, sweetie.

  14. Solonor says:

    Hurricanes are not the same. Hurricanes have tornadoes and tear the roof off your house. Blizzards just dump a pile of snow on you and leave you snuggled up in your cave until the spring thaw. Or until you have to crawl out from under the covers to shovel 4-feet of snow off the car, scrape away the 2 inches of hard-as-steel ice from the windows, and flip the bird to some Florida-livin’ ass who pines for a snow day…

  15. brantastic! says:

    as long as you’re comfortable being a an ass, dear.

  16. Snowgirl says:

    Snowdays are God’s blessings on all Teachers! The lovely little cherubs have not been out for recess in several days due to the cold. If it’s under 10 degrees they have to stay in. 20 ten year olds looking with longing eyes at the lovely white stuff and dreaming up ways to punish the teacher. ACCCCKKK!

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