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Run For Your Lives! Snow Is Coming! January 14, 2009

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Look, I know local stations, and the weather people in particular, love snow. It generates ratings. But this is ridiculous.

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1. kevlarchick - January 14, 2009

We call them “climaterrorists” around here.

It’s supposed to go below zero for the for the first time in years.

2. composmentis - January 14, 2009

We’re finally getting some decent snow here. If it’s going to be cold, might as well have a shitload of snow to play in. It allows the sled to slide down the hill as opposed to just tumbling over and over.

3. lauraw - January 14, 2009

OK, freaking out over snow, that’s allowed in Missouri.

But why do they do it in Connecticut every year??

4. eddiebear - January 14, 2009

Actually, this is from Chicago

5. nicedeb - January 14, 2009

Well you know it was bad if they were closing the Catholic schools.

6. eddiebear - January 14, 2009

No joke when I say this, but I lived 1 mile from my grade school, and the nuns who ran it lived in a convent attached to the school. We only got off for the Thundersnow of 1982 and about 2 other times.

7. lauraw - January 15, 2009

It’s 14 degrees and we’re expecting a ‘cold front.’

Fuck manbearpig with a sideways pineapple.

8. eddiebear - January 15, 2009

It’s only supposed to get up to 3 or 4 today. It’s so cold, frost and ice can’t even appear.

9. melouise - January 15, 2009

I’m in Maine- the last time they cancelled was because we got 17″ of snow.

We’re supposed to get air temps down to -30 in the valleys tonight… you can’t imagine what degredations I would endure for a week in Maui right now! 😉

Michael - January 15, 2009

Hmmmmmm.

*checks frequent flier account*

10. melouise - January 16, 2009

Woke at 3:45 am (DAMN YOU TO HELL, CAT!!) to -20 air temp (about -30 wind chill) and pipes frozen in basement. Car refuses to start, although husband’s did on 2nd try.

Not a single town over zero in the entire state (wind chills up north as low as -48) and yet not a single school cancelled. Go figure.

Poor planning: no whiskey in house for Irish coffees! Aigh! Got the coffee, lots of milk- and not a drop of Jameson’s. SOB!

11. melouise - January 16, 2009

How the hell did “48 below zero” translate to a smiley with sunglasses?

12. lauraw - January 16, 2009

An 8 followed by a right parenthesis turns into an emoticon.
That particular one with the sunglasses shows up all over the place where it isn’t wanted. Usually preceding the 8th item in a numbered list.

This is amusing and annoying.

13. lauraw - January 16, 2009

Oh, and it was exactly 0 degrees when I let the dogs out this morning. Hubby said “But it’s a dry zero.”

Indeed. I have managed to keep the winter skin from driving me to madness with itching through liberal applications of oatmeal moisturizer. Stuff works like a charm.

48 below? I don’t even want to know how that feels. No curiosity whatsoever.

14. composmentis - January 16, 2009

48 below? I don’t even want to know how that feels.

I think the last time I felt a chill like that was when I gave my wife a vacuum cleaner for our anniversary.

15. eddiebear - January 16, 2009

There is a certain point where 0 degrees and minus anything no longer matters.

16. kevlarchick - January 16, 2009

Tell me more about this oatmeal moisturizer.

17. geoff - January 16, 2009

I have managed to keep the winter skin from driving me to madness with itching…

…by scratching like a septuagenarian with a lotto card.

I swear it’s better than sex. Well, better than sex by yourself.

18. wiserbud - January 16, 2009

With all the weather reports here, one could almost mistake this place for the Hostages.

19. lauraw - January 16, 2009

lol, geoff.

Hubby scratches like that, in his sleep. I actually rolled him over and slathered his back with moisturizer at two am last week because he woke me up that way. He settled right down and I was able to sleep.

He marks himself up pretty badly like that sometimes, too. Nasty. I don’t know why he won’t just use lotion.

20. BrewFan - January 16, 2009

I refuse to use lotion too. On the rare occasion I have I suddenly felt like singing show tunes and had visions of people calling me Rosetta.

21. Michael - January 16, 2009

I used lotion once, and started putting up a Liza Minnelli poster in my office until I came to my senses.

22. Retired Geezer - January 16, 2009

If you used paraffin on your back like Dave does, you wouldn’t need that lotion.

23. Russ from Winterset - January 16, 2009

My wife always gets on me to use lotion as well. I just can’t get used to that greasy film that it leaves on your skin afterwards. I’d rather just itch the dry skin instead.

24. eddiebear - January 16, 2009

My problem is that my hands start to crack and bleed.

25. melouise - January 16, 2009

eddiebear, try “Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream”. I was a hospital lab tech for a decade and constantly washing my hands (every time I took off latex gloves)- probably a good 40-50 times a day. By November, the cold would make my hands crack and bleed too.

THIS IS THE ONLY STUFF that always stopped and fixed that. No smell at all either and not greasy. A tad pricey but worth every nickel.

And it’s warmed up to a balmy 9 degrees outside now. I may put on shorts and catch some rays!

26. eddiebear - January 16, 2009

Thanks for the tip. I just use the generic val u rite hand lotion

27. BrewFan - January 16, 2009

When I left my house this morning it was -25°F. On my drive, I went through some low terrain features and the thermometer on my truck went as low as -34°. That is just ridiculous, even for Wisconsin.

28. melouise - January 16, 2009

Our local NBC affiliate is reporting that Maine may have set a new record low for all of New England: one town hit -50!!

I’ve been in wind chills that low, but never thought we’d see AIR temps like that… supposed to stay frigid for another few days, then get 6-10 inches of snow Sunday/Monday.

Oh well, at least pipes are thawed and all back to good in the old farmhouse!

29. skinbad - January 16, 2009

30s and sunny. Guess I better not bitch about “cold.”

30. Will - January 16, 2009

Mid 70’s and sunny all weekend, but I’ve only got one spare room. Bidding starts at $300 a night.

31. Mr Minority - January 16, 2009

eddiebear, try “Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream”.

Eddie, it will help keep your Crocs nice in shiny too!

But it won’t help them from being GAY!

32. The Quaker Oats Guy and Now You Know What That Smile Is All About - January 16, 2009

>> Tell me more about this oatmeal moisturizer.

It’s totally awesome. Here, let me rub some on your back.

33. lauraw - January 16, 2009

KC, it’s Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. CVS sells a generic version which is also pretty good. On bad days I mix a 1/2 inch of Cortizone*10 ointment (the petroleum-based stuff, NOT the cream) into a little pile of the moisturizer and that fixes me right up for days.

Another great Aveeno product; what they called ‘Eczema Care’ last year is now called ‘Advanced Care.’ There’s a bath gel and a moisturizer under that line. You may have to look in strange areas of the pharmacy for it. My pharmacies don’t have it with the rest of the moisturizers. They put it in the First Aid section (???).

I also switch to the Aveeno bath gel and the Eucerin ‘Calming Body Wash’ shower oil in Winter, and that helps a lot. Soap is too drying when the air humidity is nonexistent.

34. eddiebear - January 16, 2009

My crocs are just fine, thank you.

Oh, it’s a balmy 4 degrees tonight, with wind chill of negative a lot.


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