Thursday, February 04, 2010

Today's howler

OK, so those of you who live in the Snow Belt always have a good laugh at us wimpy MidAtlantic people. We know that. And it doesn't help that the meteorologists are simply about ready to foam at the mouth over this storm of "epic proportions."  But when the forecast calls for anywhere from 12-24 inches of snow, folks get a bit mental around here.

However, along with the rest of the DC Metro area, I am watching the weather forecast carefully. Do we go buy more salt for the driveway? (yes) Do we have shovels? (yup.) Do we need to buy a generator? (overkill. I may regret saying that...) We have essentials stocked. We are hoping that things are not SO bad that we can't watch the NCIS marathon on Saturday.

On our way home from Tai Chi last night, Bearded Brewer, Reedy Girl and I stopped at the grocery store. We needed coffee, creamer, ice cream (the essentials!) and bought the fixings for homemade pizza. I can make dough but we were out of some fun things like Canadian Bacon and hot peppers... and then we saw THIS in the milk aisle...

 

Sure, we need to pay attention to the weather, and give thought to what we might need... but I think that maybe folks are panicked just a wee bit. The toilet paper aisle, bread aisle and diaper aisle were also decimated!

Then I saw THIS on the Weather page as I was getting a forecast update this afternoon, and I have had a terminal case of the giggles...


Yes, Captain Obvious, it will probably be "poor" for golfing in our area tomorrow...
heeheheeeee!!!

5 comments:

Pastor said...

I have to admit that I laughed out loud at this post! I live in lake-effect snow country and 12-24 inches isn't even enough to get us excited, let alone clean the grocery store out of milk. It's all about perspective, isn't it?

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

~snickers~ no golf for you!

Judy said...

Hello Deb,
No comments about the weather, but am hoping to connect with you about Ellen Brown Stewart. I am with the Akron-Summit County Public Library (near Copley) and have become fascinated by her. Imagine my surprise to discover her third great-granddaughter! Maybe we can share info?
Judy James

Judy said...

Hope it's not as bad as predicted! Deb, I am hoping to connect with you about Ellen Brown Stewart. I am with the Akron-Summit County Public Library (near Copley) and have become fascinated by this remarkable woman. Imagine my surprise to discover her third great-granddaughter! Maybe we can share information?
Judy James
Akron

Deb said...

Judy
I left a message at your work so please feel free to call. It's a cool story and I'm proud to have a radical woman pastor in my roots!