Blizzard 2011

I don’t know what I love more: the way the local news is sensationalizing everything (complete with flashy CGI promos) or the fact that I get to work from home tomorrow.

I don’t recall ever experiencing a blizzard before and so far it’s kind of meh. I mean, it’s just a lot of snow and wind. It’s nature. There’s not much we can do about it and it’s not like it’s a surprise (the local news has been pretty excited about this for a week). The best part about it is watching everyone lose their minds with fear.

Last night the boyfriend and I walked to the grocery store about a block and a half from our home. We did our regular shopping on the weekend but forgot to get peas and romaine. I expected the store to be busy, but I didn’t realize Armageddon was starting this week.

We waited in line for the check out for about 30 minutes. There was a couple ahead of us in line that had an entire cart filled with food, bottled water, shampoo, hair styling products, laundry detergent…it was amazing watching all of the things they pulled out of their cart. It had to be at least a month full of supplies. And there we stood with a bag of dried peas and a couple heads of romaine. It all seemed a little silly.

It remains to be seen how bad this blizzard with be, but I walked through some snow drifts on the way home tonight that were 2 feet deep. Maybe it will make for some interesting pictures tomorrow.

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