People are freaking out up here, and we're used to snow. My local market is completely chaotic. Just went to the bigger supermarket up the street and the line is out the door; parking lot jammed. The news is touting it as a superblizzard, possibly even bigger than the famous blizzard of 1978. Boston has shut down all transportation for the day and declared a state of emergency. My partner and I have both been advised by our offices to work from home and stay off the roads.
I'm kind of freaked out yet excited. What are your snow day plans!?
All seniors are urged to stay off the roads during the inclement weather.
I'm stocking up on tampons and panties.
I have a big bottle of rum lots of pot and am making a batch of jambalaya. Planning to make soft pretzels & hot rum drinks tomorrow and sit by the fire.
Where is Amy Boom Boom Bishop?
Lots of booze, pot and ciggies. The only way to ride out a big storm.
What a Wicked Pissah!
Making chili, drinking wine, watching TV.
After seeing how those people were trapped in their cars...a couple of years ago in Chicago, I'd say, stay home until you see if the predictions are coming true.
I can't believe you people still believe the weathermen.
I love to see the Weather Channel whip people into a frenzy...it's fun, unless you are stuck in it.
I'ma gonna kick that muthafucka blizzard right in it's muthafucka ass! Don't think I won't. Ain't nobody gonna fuck with Southie.
I grew up outside of Boston back in the late 70s.
the Blizzard 0f '78 was my first experience with the law of attraction.
I prayed and prayed for snow to keep from going to high school because it was so miserable.
I channeled the 'goddess' Ororo and kept chanting over and over again 'snow, snow snow, more, more, more.'
It felt like it was working. Hell, it did work.
Got some wine in the house, the liquor store literally less than 20 feet away. And two feet of snow isn't really enough to stop me.
Liquor stores are going to make a killing - they always do when a big storm is on the way.
Oh, I know, R13.
Hey, fook Boston, it's snowing in Hartford too!
Here in South Florida a balmy 60 degrees!
We're on our way, R19!
Done with winter
How much will New York City be getting? We all know that in the end, that's all that really matters.
Filled the fridge, the gas tank, The oil delivery just came. The woodpile. And the bottles of wine. Just hoping we don't lose power, cause that would SUCK. Only predicting 2 feet here in CT.
Hate to gloat, but I'm in Chicago and headed to Puerto Vallarta tomorrow morning. Glad I'm not in Boston!
What a wicked pissah WHAT, R6? Your sentence needs an object.
Are Sam, Norm, and Cliff okay?
I'm so excited! I work in Philly-it's supposed to start snowing right as I'm leaving for work and supposed to stop right as I'm heading for home. Then-the winds!!!
I'm on the east end of LI and some reports claim we will get as much snow as New England.
My grandfather died in 1978. My grandmother flew north with his body from Florida. On the day of his burial, he couldn't be buried because of the blizzard. My grandmother was supposed to fly back to FL two days after the funeral but airports were still closed.
She rescheduled her flight home and said, "I hope it doesn't snow again." I said nah, it never snows like this more than once. Naturally, it snowed again and her rescheduled flight was cancelled.
This story reminds me of how different flying was in those days. Flights weren't nearly as frequent.
75 degrees and sunny here in Palm Springs today.
A toasty 84 in Austin. Take that Palm Springs. And to think, this is the time of year we usually have our worst winter weather with ice storms shutting down Central Texas.
Fond memories of big storms in Boston. I love the way everybody goes shopping when they predict a storm, like they don't keep a few days worth of food in the house. We hoped the power wouldn't go out, but had lots to drink so it wouldn't matter if it did. The best part, however, was the sex. Incredible, sweaty camping lodge fun.
My GAWD, this sounds bad! People are told to stock up on food and bottled water.
Is it snowing yet? I am FREAKING OUT right now!
Oh, they always tell people to stock up on food and bottled water. It adds to the DRAMA! It's going to be in the 40s next week. All that snow will be gone by next weekend.
Yeah, I'm in Palm Springs as well r29. And it's going to be in the 60's this weekend! Where's the Red Cross and a celebrity telethon for me, I ask you?
When I heard of the impending blizzard, I went straight out and bought 10 lbs of Henna rinse.
Lived through the Blizzard of 78 as a teenager in a Boston suburb. Was woken up by my father on the morning the storm stopped because he couldn't get the doors open. There was a five foot drift blocking both doors. He lowered me out a window so I could free up the door with a dust pan. Took me an hour to finally find the fricking shovel.
I worked at a drug store and was one of the few people who went to work in those first few days. I walked the three blocks. Me the stores assistant manager and the pharmacist. That was it. I filled prescriptions aided by the pharmacist. Saw a guy get a $500 fine for driving his Caddy and parking it in front of the store blocking the entire street. He blocked an ambulance from getting through and the cops nailed him for it.
We sold every single piece of food in that store. Every candy bar was gone. When a milk truck pulled up in front of the store they sold every blessed bottle in a half an hour.
My street wasn't cleared for 10 days. The snow was so packed down and thick it took them five passes. My parents who were raised during the depression had a supremely well stocked pantry and we did quite well.
As a resident of Northeast Ohio, I would like to extend a good-natured "Ha-ha!" to my friendsplus on the right coast, hoping their snow leads to excellent snowmen, snowforts, and snowholes. Snowholes? Perhaps I mean photographs.
Three feet of snow means something entirely different in Los Angeles.
Here in Detroit we're only going to get an inch or two. We haven't had a snow storm in about three years now. I miss the snow :(
I miss 9".
I'm back in CA, but I used to love the great cold silence that would settle after a great snowfall.
Still, be safe and happy.
Did the storm hit yet?
Just saw 'mumbles' Menino curtly telling residents to stay off the roads.
He seems to have been mayor forever.
it's eerie quiet in boston now, hold me seymour...
[quote] Was woken up by my father on the morning the storm stopped because he couldn't get the doors open. There was a five foot drift blocking both doors
Was that the surprise snowstorm? I was in college in NY at the time, living at home. I had an early class and got up at 6AM. My parents always pulled the shades down at night and I always pulled my shades down when I went to bed. I woke up in darkness and did what I did every morning -- headed for the front porch to pick up the newspaper. I couldn't get the door to budge.
Being the morbid person that I am, I wondered if there was a dead body blocking the door. I pushed and pushed and finally got a sliver open and I saw white. That's when I pulled up the shades on the picture window and saw the snowdrifts.
There had been NO prediction of snow at all;not even a coating was predicted. I think this was the snowstorm that prompted the letter to the weatherman at a local tv station, "Dear Sir, I want you to know that I have just finished shoveling 18" of 'partly cloudy' from my front walkway..."
Eastern LI here -- it changes from rain to ice to snow. Currently, it's a rain-ish mixture. My dream is it will turn to all rain.
Can we have some please?
We dry as winter's bone out here.
[quote]I'm back in CA, but I used to love the great cold silence that would settle after a great snowfall.
The only sound might be a distant train and the wind whistling through the trees.
GOD I MISS SNOW!
It's only going to be 2 feet, size queens.
I take it the power lines are buried in MA, not like 3rd world power driven MD, where we lose power with 3 raindrops.
it's not the only 2feet that will be the problem it's the DRIFTS..
I remember 1978 too - & no power for a while..
I'm due for a Jenny Craig shipment today. Wonder if that will happen.
dreary rain here
[quote]My grandfather died in 1978. My grandmother flew north with his body from Florida.
Wrong direction. All funerals should take place in Florida, even if the deceased is your cross-dressing brother who lived in New Jersey and whose wife was the chief make-over artist in cosmetics at Bamberger's.
There's going to be a lot of wind. Hope everyone has batteries, because I think power outages are definitely going to be an issue tomorrow. Make sure you have a battery powered radio. Don't use candles. They start fires. LED lights, battery operated, and flash lights.
Have a manual can opener, get some milk in the house for cereal, have bread, peanut butter & tuna fish stocked in along with some fruit, oranges, apples, bananas. Charge up you iphones and ipads.
If you have a gas hot water heater, your water will stay hot, use it sparingly. Run your cold water from time to time to make sure you don't get busted pipes, and remember if there's an outage, disconnect your appliances, TVs and computer. When the power comes back on the surge might blow them.
If you do lose power, and it gets unbearably cold with the wind, if you have a car, make sure you have gasoline in it. You can go out to the car and sit in it with the heater on to warm up. But make sure you crack a window so you don't die from carbon minoxide poisoning.
That is all. I live in Minnesota, so I know whereof I speak.
56 is our Rose Nylund. Only children should be warned about candles not grown ass adults! Candles can help heat a room, genius. You shouldn't have to go to your car to warm up. If your gas water heater is working, why should we use it sparingly again?
I saw Al Roker on the wet cold but snow-free Common
We've got about 3 inches of very slippery slush on the ground which is disguised as snow. Very clever, this storm.
My front yard is full of juncos, aka snowbirds. Where the hell do they go when there isn't any snow on the ground?
I just looked out at my bird feeder and the first of the redwing blackbirds are back from migration. Bad timing, dudes.
[quote]I saw Al Roker on the wet cold but snow-free Common
Don't eat the brown snow!
Through all the storms we've had here in RI, I've never lost power. You see, there's a 480V feed line that goes right by my house.
National Grid knows the main users of 480V service are commercial/industrial. So they tend to make sure those don't go down.
However stupid shit takes our power out. Last summer a fusible link went. A huge bang and then the power went out. No storm for that one.
The Governor has declared a state of emergency and ordered all vehicles off the roads statewide by 4 p.m.
I'm going to have to see this one, before I believe it. Snow is hard to predict.
Hey, East Coasties. Are you snowed in yet? This hissing eldergay wants to hear your stories.