Whiteout 2010!

Whiteout NYC 2010
Whiteout NYC 2010

The snow’s been coming down at a steady clip for a couple of hours here in NYC, the wind’s really starting to kick in, and Biscuit, once again, just brought her special version of hell down upon us, so we’re going to run outside and play in the beautiful, beautiful snow. I know a lot of our staff and readers are in the line of today’s blizzard, so here’s an open thread to discuss what’s going on in your neck of the woods. 

Posted by Kevin K. on 02/10/10 at 02:53 PM • Permalink

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Have to tell ya it’s a pretty nice day in the intermountain West - 41 degrees and sunny.  But we’ve had enough blizzards and major snowstorms here to know that it’s pretty much “there but for the grace of dog go we”!

Stay warm, you guys!

Blizzard conditions down in lower, slower DE.  After the last storm, losing power for three days, feeding and housing the neighbors, we made sure we have plenty of food and candles for this one.  Time to shovel again!

I think it has to do more with the litter you’re using than what you are feeding Biscuit, Kevin.

Btw, I’m pretty sure we have around a foot of snow already here in CT—and it’s still coming down! So looking forward to more shoveling after dinner. Not.

Lastly, here’s something to keep you boys warm on a cold winter’s day. ;-)

Comment by J. on 02/10/10 at 03:52 PM

They’re still predicting 12+ inches on top of the two feet we got over the weekend in the greater Philly area.  We’re in a lull right now and I’m hoping it stays that way.

The Schuylkill’s shut down, gimme. Ed Rendell has written off Philadelphia and King of Prussia. And forget the relief planes. He never sent any planes. They’re never were any planes. Bastard.

I think it has to do more with the litter you’re using than what you are feeding Biscuit, Kevin.

Actually, we were using the hippy dippy expensive litter and I just changed back to Fresh Step and it’s been a lot better.

Just got back. It’s gorgeous out. Snow seems to be slowing down, though. Don’t know if it’s just a lull or if it means we’re winding down. Certainly doesn’t match up with some of the major blizzards I’ve seen since I’ve lived here.

The Schuylkill’s shut down, gimme. Ed Rendell has written off Philadelphia and King of Prussia. And forget the relief planes. He never sent any planes. They’re never were any planes. Bastard.

Quit whining. Find a Republican and eat him.

We’ve got the opposite problem here, it been unseasonably warm and we’re not getting snow in the mountains. They are wondering if we’ll have enough for water usage in the Summer.

The Olympics should be interesting as they are trucking in snow and spreading it over hay.

I just changed back to Fresh Step and it’s been a lot better.

A little Febreze spray can go a long way too. ;-)

Sorry, Len. I panicked. It’s this damned interminable war. We’re all a bit twitchy, I’m afraid. I’ll stiffen up.

Mar, Febreze is a lifesaver for me with two cats, one box, and a small condo. I use Tidy Cat scoopable for multiple cats and it also seems to help. Of course, one of my cats is such a clean freak that she will bang on the dome of the box and scratch around until I take care of it. Which, though I complain, is actually a pretty good trait in a cat.

And I feel a bit guilty that we didn’t get it that bad in Chicago. Maybe six inches? I haven’t been out yet—heading out to a show later tonight. The temps have dropped a bit, but this really isn’t anything unmanageable. Though apparently Columbia College shut down last night, to the disgruntlement of my friend, who is the music director for the theater department and who is in the midst of rehearsals and needs all the time she can get with the cast.

And how dare Bo spend time on the White House lawn frolicking in the snow! We’re in the worst recession since the Great Depression!

Here in SW Ohio we got the first wave Friday and Saturday, then a breather, and then Monday we got the second round. It snowed off and on last night, but the big deal now is the high winds. All that snow is blowing around and it’s very, very cold. I’d say that all told we got about 10-12 inches of snow.

So it’s not as bad here as the East, but I like snow, so I would have welcomed more of it.

We trampled down a potty area for our fastidious dog. She likes leaping around in snow, but squatting in it is SO demeaning.

In the DC area, and this is getting ridiculous. Having 2 sick babies doesn’t help.

“Here in SW Ohio we got the first wave Friday and Saturday, then a breather, and then Monday we got the second round.”

I grew up in SW Ohio. I’m getting rather tired of seeing old friends complain about lltheir snow on Facebook.

It aint snowing at all out thisaway. I mean, it’s just not snowing. Maybe snow hates us, I don’t know but I do know this—it aint snowing.

Kevin, did you give Biscuit some plain yogurt like you were instructed to do?

Still snowing at 7:22, and a series of bitter winds in any number of directions, abetted by Manhattan canyons. Intrepid (stupid) souls still driving over Bklyn Bridge.

Mayor Bloomberg announced that schools will be open tomorrow. So in answer to Jon Stewart’s condemnation of Congress for closing until the end of the week, “What are they, sixth-graders?” must be answered, “nowhere near that tough.”

A couple of hours? HA! You ain’t seen nothing yet.

This snow storm (Maryland, just outside of D.C.) started in earnest around 3 yesterday. It was snowing an hour ago. I can’t tell if it has stopped yet because the wind is blowing hard. The snow devils are cool though. (Cool as in neat, interesting. Not ... ah, fergit it.)

There was a wicked snow devil in the courtyard this morning. It’s been in earnest blizzing since noon, which I realize is nothing to the frostbitten Beltway. Still, when the blizzard rattles the rattles the handle on the balcony door, it does wonder if somebody wants us to surrender Dorothy.

Here in ‘town with no traffic lights’ New Zealand it’s hot and muggy with 100% humidity and I just want to throw myself on that tree and roll around in it.

That’s a beautiful photo, btw.

when the blizzard rattles the rattles the handle on the balcony door

“When the blizzard rattles the handle on the balcony door.”

I was rattled, too.

Stopped snowing an hour ago, but the wind is still fierce, and actually opened the door at one point.

RE: nuclear cat poop, my prior cat was always a stinker and putting her in your lap was asking for death by cat fart.  I tried yogurt; slight change.  Then she was badly injured by a dog and had a major round of antibiotics.  She recovered nicely, lived another 8 years and the antibiotics transformed her formerly toxic waste intestines into nothing you’d ever notice and no more killer cat farts. 

She’d had a rough kittenhood before I got her; taken too early from her mom and dumped in a small town, not so great shelter, so I always wondered if she didn’t get everything she was supposed to get from her mom before setting off on her own.

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