Monday, January 10, 2011

Snowpocalypse, South Shutdown, and Supplies

 Whenever local (faux) weather critters (recently past puberty)  begin to foam at the mouth, pace around their tacky set, use their low-tech imagery to point out the obvious, and show their serious face to the camera and declare the "snowpocalypse" is about to destroy us and our way of life, I take a deep breath (and large martini) then check out the details online.

Yes, the South is pretty much shutdown due to ice, snow, sleet, and freezing rain.  (Calls and emails from friends there verify this info.) What do the weather-dumb-asses  expect?  Atlanta, Meridian, Charlotte, and Little Rock aren't accustomed to such conditions and unable to cope with them. Video images of kids making snow boards using cookie sheets was the best imagery they could show for the most part. (I wouldn't want to be any of those kids when their mothers find out about those destroyed cookie sheets.)

TWC is hedging and so far it looks like we're in for what they call "a wintery mix" the same as what has been dumped on the Southern states.  Snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain. A dangerous - and heavy - combination. Not good for tree limbs and power lines.

Well, I am off for the next 2 days; have Queen Victoria (Bombay Sapphire Gin) in the cabinet, stuffed olives in the refrigerator, food in the cupboard, freezer and refrigerator, so I am ready for whatever comes up the coast.  I may not like it, but that is out of my control.

Reading material - the Twain Autobiography.
Visual Stimulation - videos and DVDs.
Relaxation - a good soaking in a hot Epsom salt bath. Food! Martinis!

Just don't let the electric power go out.  Please.  That would ruin my plans, big time.

And so it goes.


  1. Those WC kids no nothing, we had cold winters before they were born too.

  2. Stay warm and safe. They are all over the map as far as predictions up here which is to say they know about as much as they normally do.

  3. It (the weather) skimmed by us this time, so you shouldn't get it too bad... Save a Bombay Sapphire martini for me (2 olives please)...

    Enjoy your days off!

  4. Queen Victoria is a friend of mine too and a wonderful social companion on days of leisure.

    I don't think I'll ever get used to the snow. Nor waking to the sound of snow plows at unusual hours.

  5. snow? pishposh! it is nothing.


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