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Saturday, January 22, 2005

The Storm of the Century

We have a blizzard warning in effect for our area. I find it odd that they are calling it the storm of the century. Ummm, so what... the century is only five years old, that is hardly impressive. If it were 2099, well then that might be saying something.

The snow has not yet even begun to fall, but no matter everyone has lost their minds anyway.

On the way home from my son's gymnastics lesson this morning we saw three car accidents on a small stretch of road a few miles long. I just have one thing to say. People slow down, there is plenty of milk and bread at the store for everyone!

Of course I have no idea what drives this stocking up madness to begin with... bread? milk?

What about the important things like coffee, alcoholic beverages, snack food and chocolate?

As for us, we are ready for our 18-24 inches of snow:

gasoline for snowblower: check
kerosene for heaters in the event of power loss: check
firewood, solely for ambiance: check
snack foods: check
wine: check
straight jackets and valium for hyperactive children trapped in the house: damn, next time



10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

can we have some laundry advice please, (i'm serious).
i'm a mother of four who is in clean laundry chaos all the time, clothes seem to spread everywhere. i hate it - how do you cope with even more!??????!
ps: you didn't say you checked how much washing powder you have. lol!
i always seem to run out when it's important.
am i washing too much?!?
khadijah

5:59 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

weather channel is calling it the "winter wallop"
I found the lines very amusing - the people stocking up with 3-4 gallons of milk. ooookay. i just needed dog food. (and coffee! I forgot the coffee! should I go out int he storm for coffee? feh).
I liked the lines at the library, though.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Which is why yesterday I sent my poor defenseless children a mile into town to buy not milk, not bread but chocolate!!

9:34 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Aww Chris, you should try living in the south, where a 1/4 inch of predicted snow, sends them stocking up not only on that milk and bread but water. Lots and lots of the big bottles of water. Guess their all figuring the pipes are going to freeze.LOL. Hope you survived the "Storm of the Century":-)

7:26 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Over here in Eastern Connecticut they were predicting 2-3 feet. We got a little more than a foot. Ha! Why do people buy milk when there's a storm, anyways? If you lose power your milk will go bad (or if you put it outside, it will freeze). Today's the day to go shopping... no long lines!

12:21 PM  
Blogger J said...

I've been letting the boys pull all of the cushions off the couch and play "space ship" which mostly consist of them jumping up and down on the springs and launching themselves onto the cushions on the floor under various extra-terrestrial pretenses.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's true, we're all a little bit lazy from time to time. And winter is coming. So you're right, as usual, it's time for atlas snow blower to make our life just a little bit easier!

9:46 PM  
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