All posts tagged: blizzard

Ignore the News. Just Read My Blog.

When did winter storms become news events of mass hysteria? New York City and the eastern seaboard are apoplectic about the storm arriving, tomorrow. Seriously, when I was growing up, a snowstorm was something to get excited about, but it didn’t paralyze us. This was the kind of conversation we had about the weather in 1985: You: There’s gonna be snow, tomorrow. Me: Yep. I wonder if there’ll be school? Today, we’re having conversations like this: You: (panting and sweating) Have you gotten your emergency supply kit together? Me: (running away and shouting back at you) I’m running to get the last crank-operated DVD player at Best Buy. I called and they’re holding it for me. Ain’t no way I’m living through this cataclysmic storm without watching the box set of the last season of LOST, which I haven’t even taken out of the cellophane because I’ve been such a Hulu addict since I got the box set. So, sorry. Gotta run. I’ve already got two kegs of mineral water and I’ve stocked up on …