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Snow Storm Worries March 8, 2008

Posted by Michael in Personal Experiences.

There are two things that concern me about a snow storm that leaves you temporarily confined to your home.

1. Power outages (AEP service is very unreliable in this area).

2. Marauding Yeti.

The power has been fine so far, and we have some firewood anyway. But those Yeti can be scary.

As a precautionary measure, I just put this sign in my front yard:


The occupants of this house are armed.

With .45 caliber hollow-point ammunition.

Try Bob’s house next door. He is a liberal.


I hope they can read.


1. Michael - March 8, 2008

It’s kinda neat when the submerged landscape lighting comes on and you have these softly glowing areas on the surface of the snow.

2. See-Dubya - March 8, 2008

It’s also kinda neat when you can sit outside in a T-shirt, typing on your laptop in the clear 78 degree California air. Although the bright sunshine makes it a little hard to see the screen.

Mmm, this is a crisp martini.

3. See-Dubya - March 8, 2008

I’m sorry, I realize that may have sounded insensitive. I didn’t mean too. Actually, this martini is a bit too dry.

Hey , is that a yeti?

No, sorry, just an attractive lady jogging by. Sun got in my eyes again. Whew.

4. daveintexas - March 8, 2008

You’re fucked.

My martini is pretty much just right,

5. Michael - March 8, 2008

I’m sorry, I realize that may have sounded insensitive.

See-Dubya, that was easily the worst apology I have ever received. I am going to take you off my blogroll, if I can figure out how to do that. There must be a delete button somewhere. I am going to shake your dust from the heels of my sandals. I hate you.

Well, OK, by “hate” I mean that I am giving you a Lutheran brotherly admonition, born of righteous wrath, where I hate the sin but not the sinner. It still boils down to “F*CK YOU AND EVERYBODY ELSE IN CALIFORNIA!!!”

*Michael fondles Kimber; peers outside looking for Yeti tracks*

6. eddiebear - March 8, 2008

I wonder if it’s too much snow even for a Yeti.

With the last snow storm we had last week, when I came home from work (my boss said if anybody left early, they should just figure on never coming back), the streets were so quiet and untouched, it was one of those serene, yet dangerous moments.

7. eddiebear - March 8, 2008

AEP? my BIL works for them here in STL. Didn’t they buy out some town in Ohio a few years ago?

8. Russ from Winterset - March 8, 2008

New post at the AoSHQ about someone who entered a bacon eating contest & was hospitalized for high blood sugar all within a 72 hour period.

Just saying, in case you’re snowed in & need some reading material.

9. Michael - March 8, 2008

AEP sucks. They send apologetic letters about how they are trying to improve the obsolete infrastructure in our area. We had a half-hour power outage yesterday. It happens all the time. AEP is why I bought an APC Powerchute battery backup system for this computer. I’m just glad that the power stayed on during the IBSBP.

10. eddiebear - March 8, 2008

^ I did. Glad to hear everything is not as bad as originally projected.

11. mesablue - March 8, 2008

We had the IT”S GONNA SNOW TEN FEET!!! warnings all day yesterday on the news. We got about an inch. Looks like it just missed us.

The half a foot that they didn’t warn us about on Tuesday that I spent driving two hours in to go twenty miles, they barely mentioned.

I’m ready for this winter to be over. It’s messing with my commute.

12. The Lovely Janis Mother-to-be - March 8, 2008

Oneof the fewing things positive about my pre-eclapsia and having to work from home is I don’t have to worry about the commute any more. There was one moring that it was below zero– the night beofre was warm enough for the snow to melt, but it re-froze before the morning commute and all the DOT could do was spread sand. It took me 2 hours to go 35 miles– That SUCKS!!!

My only worry is that we get hit with a Spring snow storm when the baby decides its time to come into this world!!!

13. TXMarko - March 8, 2008

In North Texas, the Yeti season just closed.

Now it’s Skunk season, and the pickin’s are easy.

14. TXMarko - March 8, 2008

… and Welcome Back, Russ!

15. eddiebear - March 8, 2008


AEP sounds just like Ameren UE around here. Those retards really took a (well deserved) PR hit in 2006 when we had a major summer storm in July that knocked out power to damn near 3-400,000 people for a week, and then in December, when an ice storm took out about the same numbers.

And it took them until December 2007 to get a contractor to trim trees around some of the powerlines. And when they finally did trim them, they cut down entire trees and left the wood.

16. Maurading Yeti - March 8, 2008

Hey, Bob. I’m bored. Let’s go down the street & scratch on the windows of that guy with the new Kimber. It’s fun to watch him run out in the yard in his pajamas firing in the air wildly. Just watch out for that 3-legged dog he’s got, ‘cuz that mutt’s tenacious.

17. Marauding Yeti - March 8, 2008

Yeah, what he said, but without the typos.

18. mesablue - March 9, 2008

Wow, just read in the paper today that you guys got nearly two feet this weekend.

That’s a ton of snow at one time — especially for Ohioayuns,

Has the looting and pillaging and burning of couches started yet?

19. Pupster - March 9, 2008

Has the looting and pillaging and burning of couches started yet?

That’s just for football games. For snow storms, we all drive to Kroger’s and buy up all the milk, bread, eggs, snow-shovels, ice-melt, and beer we can carry. We don’t bother to go to Home Depot, because all the snow-blowers will be gone by now.

Then we sit at home and bitch about the snow plow drivers and the weatherman.

20. Michael - March 9, 2008

Pupster, you do a great job of describing Ohioyunness.

21. Pupster - March 9, 2008

Yeah, I’ve lived here for 20 years. Most people I meet in Central Ohio where born and raised elsewhere, like me. Sooner or later you become institutionalized in Ohioyunnessity.

Get out while you can.

22. franco - September 22, 2008


23. gs - September 30, 2008

hey yetis a fucking fagget

24. AJ - October 21, 2008


25. asasa - December 6, 2008

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26. Danial - December 19, 2010

In Zagros mountain in Iran some old men say there is an animal like this.Maybe it is a bear.

27. Ivan - February 15, 2011


I’m in the U.S. Army in Alaska. Our platoon name is the Yetis (Pronounced Jettis). We are looking to make a poster of an airborne Yeti. I really like the image of the Yeti above. Can you please tell me who to contact so I can ask permission to use it or use something similar. Of course, the Yeti will be jumping from an Army airplane into the rugged mountains of Alaska carrying weapons. That’s just what we do here.

28. Retired Geezer - February 15, 2011

Welcome, Ivan. Thank you for your service.
Yeah, that’s an awesome drawing and would make a cool platoon patch.
Looks like the artist’s name is Ed Cox, maybe you could search for him.

29. Retired Geezer - February 15, 2011

He lives in Tacoma, here’s his email:


30. Michael - February 15, 2011

Hey Ivan — thank you for your service to our country.

Hope the patch works out.

That’s just what we do here.

Well, somebody has to keep the dang vodka-swilling degenerate Russkies out of Alaska. Hope you are having fun.

Oh wait, your name is Ivan. Probably your parents are vodka-swilling degenerate Russkies. Sorry about that.

31. Michael - February 15, 2011

Actually, somewhere I saw an article with data indicating that the most successful immigrant group in America, by ethnicity, was the Russians. I mean, they even beat the Indians and Koreans, who work like dogs. Russians have been remarkably successful in America, even when they are drunk half the time. I think I posted about this here at IB, but I forget where.

32. skinbad - February 15, 2011

Michael wrote the intro for “How to Win Friends and Influence Drunken Degenerate Russkies.”

33. Michael - February 15, 2011

If I wrote that intro, I would give all the credit to the Orthodox Church and the Russian Mafia. Plus, the salutary effects of physical concentration in ethnic ghettos as a half-way house to integration in two or three generations (e.g., Brighton Beach).

34. kevl - February 15, 2011

Plus there is no Gulag here. Yet.

35. Michael - February 15, 2011

Not to worry. When we do get the gulags, the Lutherans will be in charge.

36. Michael - February 15, 2011

When I say “not to worry” what I mean is that, if you survive the Battle of Armegeddon, and during the Lutheran Millennium™ :

1. You will receive an adequate ration of calories and vitamins in our reeducation camps to ensure your survival and health. Our dietitians have this all figured out.

2. PROVIDED that you do a reasonable day’s work in the beanfields, or whatever, without griping about the hot summer sun.

3. AND PROVIDED that you memorize the snippet from Luther’s Small Catechism that has been assigned to you for that day. This is not hard. You can memorize the whole dang thing in a year. Trust me; I have done it. It’s called the “small” catechism for a reason. Luther did a Large Catechism which nobody tries to memorize. Because it is large.

None of this applies to Lipstick, of course. She is going to get a cushy job as an Executive Assistant (to me) in an air conditioned office.

37. daveintexas - February 15, 2011

Whenever I hear the expression “Lutheran Millenium” I think of Don Knots and Tim Conway doing Rambo III or something.

It is decidedly unthreatening.

38. geoff - February 15, 2011

Russians have been remarkably successful in America, even when they are drunk half the time.

Call that success? I’m drunk all the time.

39. Lipstick - February 15, 2011

None of this applies to Lipstick, of course. She is going to get a cushy job as an Executive Assistant (to me) in an air conditioned office.

I’ve secured my eternal salvation through Zippo.

40. kevlarchick - February 16, 2011

And I’m damned to eternal fires because once I asked to borrow Michael’s lighter.

Or maybe Purgatory, since he did not have The Zippo at the time.

41. Dave in Texas - February 16, 2011

You can’t go to hell over a Bic.

Also a gentleman would have lit it for you. Just sayin.

42. geoff - February 16, 2011

A real gentleman would have set himself on fire for you.

43. kevl - February 16, 2011

Geoff and Dave, you are very kind. But there were extenuating circumstances.

Wicked Pinto was there, and I had this frightenting vision of spontaneous human combustion around him. So I didn’t push back too hard on the lighter issue.

But I got a glowering scowl from Michael, which sealed my fate.

44. Retired Geezer - February 16, 2011

*decides to learn to smoke so I can hang out with the cool kids.

45. Retired Geezer - February 16, 2011

In other news, yesterday the high was 60, today it’s snowing.

The highs for the next 3 days are in the 30’s.

Damn you Algore.

46. ajay - June 17, 2011

today;s coldest is -1 and hotest is 41

47. The Yeti « Kristal Lee - August 7, 2011

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