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Geez, the snow is NOT as bad as they make it seem. I am in the Philadelphia area, and the entire local newscast is devoted to the weather. Actually, from about 6am to 11pm last night, I think most stations did nothing but local news. Wow, we set the yearly record of snow for a winter. Big deal. Wait a day or two, the snow will be out of the way, and life goes on.
It snowed. It snowed badly. Then the plows came, moved the snow, and life goes on.
@DJ - agreed. The roads in my complex aren't perfectly pristine - big deal. So I drove *slowly* until I got to a major road. Amazingly, I didn't skid out and explode in a fiery ball of death.
Granted, there's a little more space out here in the sticks (Downingtown area) than in Center City, where there are only so many places to dump snow, and mass transit isn't coping well, but things will be back to normal tomorrow.
DJ, no, as I said, it set a record, so its not something people were used to. We had two monster storms in 4 days, just like you did in DC (actually, I believe they both hit the Philadelphia area harder than DC.) And there's people here making a big deal out of it two. But it isn't, it just isn't.
In the 'things are shut down' department, I think we're both in the same boat - but I think Dingle is pointing out we're not digging out of six feet dumped in twelve hours, and there aren't widespread power outages, etc
my office actually isn't shut, but everything else (public schools, most offices, the feds) is shut all week. and believe me, i grew up in maine, so i've seen way more snow than this. but i moved to dc b/c we DON'T get snow (usually) and for this city, this is definitely a big deal.
so you're a real tough guy and the snow doesn't phase you. congrats ;P
the buses aren't running, a good portion of the subway is shut down. the supermarket near my house has no fresh produce, no eggs, milk, flour or meat. there were a lot of power outages. and we just don't have the infrastructure to clear the snow.
It's not just you, and as someone who didn't grow up in a snow area, I find it completely bizarre. What, you can't live without eggs for two days? If you eat that many, why don't you have some in the fridge *now*?
Stratagos, I stopped at the supermarket before the last storm, not to get 'staples', but to get Red Potatoes. (Needed it for a recipe). I heard someone ask why people stop to get bread and milk before a storm, and I heard a woman (in line in front of me with bread and milk) 'you need it for school lunches'. Now, school had already been cancelled for the following day.
Your kids will survive for 2 days without milk. If you have a chance, yes, by all means get it, but why there is a rush I never understood. There was a rush on Tuesday night. So that means, in absence of the snow, all these people would be going on Wednesday or Thursday ordinarily to get milk??
Ok, I live in CT and I'm actually pretty pissed at our idiot weathermen. haha We had people predicitng anywhere from 8 to 24 inches of snow up here, and guess what, we got THREE INCHES. This is what it's been like all year. Everyone says it's going to be terrible up in the North East, and then the mid to south atlantic coast gets hit really really bad while we move on without more than a few inches. It's really pathetic. I ended up being "snowed in" by 3 inches of snow.
haha, yeah philly doesn't usually get to much snow, does it? It's so stragne, this year we have had an incredibly light winter. I don't think we've gotten anything more than 6 inches. Compared to the last 5 years or so thats like nothing, cause we've had some years where we had like 2 1/2 feet. Looks like the weather decided to reverse it's self.
I'm a Philistine and a Luddite at heart but I reckon I have a fair call on product names. To me, at least, Buzz seems the sort of attempt at naming a company like McKinsey would have come up with in a clumsy attempt to associate with the whole aura of buzz words.
Have you ever noticed that diplomacy nubs have an incredible sense of entitlement?
I've seriously learned from my mistake of playing low-stakes games. You end up playing with utter idiots whose sense of entitlement rivals that of rich girls on their sweet sixteenth birthday. I'm sick of playing with upstart hotshots who wouldn't know how to negotiate if a diplomacy board struck them in the face.
Sorry if this has already been answered or is obvious, but if two units are not moving, can they support hold each other? Say an army in Spain supports a unit in Marseilles, who is in turn supporting Spain, is this a valid order?? Thanks