Jan
03
2018
2

Two hour school delay! …Because of 1 to 3 inches?

This is, to my mind, slightly bizarre. Admittedly, I grew up in a town that had its own school that everybody could actually walk to, and we lived right next to a giant heat regulator that limited the amount of snow and frozen conditions that we might have otherwise gotten. So you had to practically have a blizzard before they closed the place.

It’s still kind of weird. I mean, I figure there’s a good chance that there won’t be any snow at all tonight. This stuff is notoriously hard to predict.

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Jan
03
2018
8

Snow in Tallahassee!

Alternative title: Hell, orange futures markets freeze over. Not that Tallahassee is Hell, of course.  Not even Jacksonville is Hell, although when you go there in August* you kind of get a rough approximation of the likely climate there. Still, hey, snow in Florida!

 

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Mar
13
2017
9

Snow’s finally coming down…

…schools are closed, wife will be telecommuting tomorrow, and the cat is visibly congratulating itself for moving in several years ago.  All of which means: I get to sleep in tomorrow! …Heck, the kids might even let me get an extra half hour!

I will admit: snow is pretty when you don’t have to go out into it.  Although whether I feel the same way after I shovel the walk tomorrow is another story.  Fortunately, the tendonitis seems well and truly on the wane.

Good night, folks.

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Jan
24
2016
1

Expect tomorrow to be a slow news day, too.

They pretty much preemptively shut down the DC area tomorrow; schools are closed, government’s closed, I don’t even know if there’s going to be mail. Which is going to be problematical, because the second Xbox controller was supposed to show up tomorrow and the kids are getting a little stir-crazy.  To be fair: so are their parents.

To be doubly fair; so is the rest of the MD/DC/VA Axis of Snow.  We got legit hammered this weekend; two feet of no-fooling blizzard (high winds and everything) is respectable by anybody’s standards. So… slow news day. All the people who’d normally be fiddling, mangling, and just making it up are going to be sitting around in sweatpants and having their lower backs remind them that we are none of us as young as we used to be.

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Jan
22
2016
5

So far? The snow here has been… manageable.

It’s definitely snowing. The blizzard hasn’t hit here yet, though, and while it’s been coming down there haven’t been many issues yet, God willing and the creek doesn’t rise.  Which is actually sometimes a problem in my part of Maryland.  Why we built our nation’s capital in the middle of a freaking swamp…

So everything’s cool, folks.  Hopefully it’ll stay that way.

Moe Lane

PS: Hell no I didn’t drive anywhere today.  You’re kidding me, right?

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Jan
20
2016
3

Chaos and Old Night in Dizzy City!

And so it begins.

Here’s the thing, though: I’ve lived down here for over a decade and a half, and… Washington DC gets more snow and frozen rain than they’d admit. There is increasingly no real reason for these people to be so bad about dealing with a little snow and/or other bad weather. They need to start learning how to deal…

Moe Lane

PS: At this point, my kids are openly speculating that there will be no school tomorrow, because, ZOMG, there are flakes in the sky the night before. …They should not be probably right! THEY SHOULD NOT BE RIGHT.

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Jan
17
2016
4

Awww, crud.

The problem with accurate weather forecasting is that it’s not really helpful, sometimes.  Take this, for example

Knowing that the Imperial District is going to go stark, raving, Nyarlathotep-in-the-streets mad, starting Thursday night doesn’t actually help matters any. I can’t stop them from going nuts over the snow, after all.  Instead? Now I just have something to dread.

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Mar
04
2015
4

It is like winter is a freaking ZOMBIE, here.

I’m scheduled to get another six to eight inches, tomorrow.  I feel like the hero in a zombie flick trying to pry a damned persistent shambling corpse off of the truck tailgate as we accelerate away from the herd of the Undead.  This is supposed to be a swamp! A foul, fetid, fuming, foggy, filthy… no, wait, that’s Philadelphia.

Anyway, I’d settle for some global warming right now. I surely would.

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Mar
01
2015
11
Jan
28
2015
4

The obligatory snow-related whine of the day.

Give you an idea of the way the county handles school closings: when I woke up this morning to check I was aggravated that there wasn’t an email from the county indicating that today was a regular school day.  And I spent five minutes wondering why they didn’t email us about that, until it occurred to me that this was an absolutely ludicrous thing to want to have happen. I blame the lack of coffee.  Actually, no, I blame the fact that I live in the suburban corner of a county that is mostly semi-rural and not set up to handle black ice on the roads, but that doesn’t sound as pithy.

Whine whine, moan moan, complain complain.  And pray that the snow tomorrow doesn’t start until mid-day.

Jan
27
2015
2

Sounds like the Democrats running New York fornicated the canine.

Because I am a deeply, deeply unfair man, I will only link to this funny Onion eye-roll – “As a major winter storm continued its advance toward New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio advised residents Monday to make peace with whatever higher power they call God, for all shall meet their death in the coming tempest.” – and note that maybe Democratic New York governor Andrew Cuomo should have kept the NYC subways running last night, GIVEN THAT THEY HAD TO RUN LAST NIGHT ANYWAY.  Sheesh.  These people.

Mind you, I’m debating whether to spend the morning yelling at my county government for shutting down all the schools again. On the one hand, most of my county is fairly rural. On the other hand, ‘fairly rural’ should mean ‘decent at adapting to weather.’ On the gripping hand, my county and state just elected Republicans to the top executive positions, so it’s my civic duty to keep my party’s politicians on the straight and narrow, no?

Jan
25
2015
5

…Snow. Oh, look, it’s a four-letter word!

This may be honestly the first time I’ve ever noticed that… nah, probably not.  But, anyway: I’m looking at having the kids home from school for another major part of the week!  Wow! Isn’t that great!?!

all i want to do is have a couple of days so that i can clean things and maybe take a nap

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