Lessons From Snowmageddon

22 Jan

We are currently experiencing our worst snowstorm in 13 years. I realize that it pales in comparison to the experiences of our northern neighbors, but it is a big deal for a place that is not prepared for the worst snowstorm in 13 years.image-5

During this time of being cooped up in the house, I have learned a few things. Here is a list.

Some people actually like this stuff.

Everything is closed. Schools. Businesses. Government offices. The list goes on and on. However, our local Chamber of Commerce decided to continue with their scheduled meeting. This freaked out my wife because she is on the Chamber board and was afraid she was going to miss something. They ended up getting her on a conference call because they were one short of a quorum. What did I learn from that? Half of the folks at our Chamber of Commerce are willing to put their lives on the line to support local businesses.

By the way, whenever I hear the words Chamber of Commerce, I think of The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, a movie that stars Don Knotts. There is a guard at the Chamber of Commerce picnic. If you are not C. of C., then you do not get in. Atta boy, Luther.

If Leonardo DiCaprio wins an Oscar for trouncing through the snow and not saying anything in The Revenant, then I should win an Oscar for trouncing through the snow and not saying anything while taking out the trash.

It pays to have a gas fireplace, but it does not pay to stub your toe on said fireplace. I think I am going to have to stick my foot in the snow to numb it.

Friends stole the body of Gram Parsons from the airport and tried to cremate it in Joshua Tree National Park. I learned this from my wife, who is working on an article about Nudie. If you do not know about Nudie, then you need to look him up.

Hanging around the house all day leads one to eat a lot. I need to get on the treadmill, but I have to wait until my foot stops hurting.

There are different Rummy rules for different people.

If you think you have Man of Steel, then you had better make sure before the worst snowstorm in 13 years. That will be the time that you want to watch and discover that you do not have it.

Anyway, that is what I have learned during our worst snowstorm in 13 years. In a few hours, I will not be able to learn anything because I will have lost my mind from cabin fever.




12 Responses to “Lessons From Snowmageddon”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong January 23, 2016 at 00:40 #

    Yes, cabin fever is a real thing. Especially when it isn’t one blizzard, but several blizzards per month until you can’t remember when the world was anything but while. Which is why I buy CDs and DVDs. During blizzards, it’s not unusual for the cable to go out and the WiFi to disappear. Talk about isolated. Glad you still are connected.

    Bear up. Don’t eat anything that’s moving. Avoid painful injury and pretend the refrigerator is on lock-down. You’ll make it. You will. Really.

    • Rick January 23, 2016 at 02:14 #

      It’ll be in the 40s Sunday, so we won’t go all Donner Party.

  2. sittingpugs January 23, 2016 at 01:39 #

    Leonardo did a lot of crawling and a fair amount of grunting. From what IMDB discussion board indicates, Leonardo also did a lot of crawling and a fair amount of grunting in a sequence in “Wolf of Wall Street.” Prescient. How did he know he could draw from that previous experience? ^J^

    • Rick January 23, 2016 at 02:15 #

      Tom Hardy went through the same stuff and did more talking.

      • Marilyn Armstrong January 23, 2016 at 02:30 #

        Well, just in case, bring a knife and fork.

      • sittingpugs January 23, 2016 at 18:03 #

        Tom Hardy also had to employ more micro-expressions.

  3. shutterbugshea January 23, 2016 at 13:57 #

    I remember those days!! Snow is why I left Jersey for the southwest!!! I feel your pain:)!!!!

    • Rick January 23, 2016 at 17:18 #

      We will be in the southwest in a few weeks.

  4. spearfruit January 23, 2016 at 15:17 #

    Stay warm my friend – spring is around the corner.

    • Rick January 23, 2016 at 17:18 #

      Each day brings it closer.

  5. frontrangescribbles January 24, 2016 at 03:45 #

    Mid 50’s today and the only snow is up on Pikes Peak. It’s nice that everyone else is getting the snow but us.

    • Rick January 24, 2016 at 04:30 #

      Hopefully, that will be heading our way.

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