Let It Snow

I wasn’t dreaming last night when the meteorologist said we were going to get a dusting or “maybe an inch” of snow.

I don’t know what happened in the atmosphere between 6:15pm last night and this morning, but I woke up to the snow coming down hard, a few inches on the stairs that needed shoveling, and one of those RED ALERT automated phone calls from the mayor saying that we need to watch out for coastal flooding and wet basements and general weather danger. Then there was the crunch and munch, the sound of a car hitting the island in the road right outside my front door. He knocked down the stop sign but he’s OK.

Just now a meteorologist said this storm was “overachieving,” which is the best euphemism for “we were wrong” I’ve heard in a while. I’m going to use that the next time I’m wrong about something or forget to pay a bill on time.

I sometimes feel bad on days like this, because I work from home while other people have to commute to work in the snow and the cold and the traffic. Sometimes I feel bad. But since I’ve no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

One thought on “Let It Snow

  1. It’s just too cold on the East coast now. Hopefully you’e got plenty of hot chocolate (and mini marshmallows) to get through it. Hopefully the stairs aren’t too bad. Is it possible to douse the stairs with lighter fluid for a ‘controlled meltdown’ ? Never mind, probably a bad idea even if it would work.

    I’ve never heard of ‘overachieving’ in this context before. Definitely deflection psycho-babble. Meanwhile my weather in Northwest L.A. has been hot and ‘balmy’ which is exactly the type of weather we had in January 1994 precipitating the major 7.3 Northridge earthquake that month. Also, if it’s this hot now, what’s the rest of the year going to be like?!

    I like the new title fonts you just updated to. Not sure of the exact name so I’ll call it the handwriting or cursive font. I’ll look forward to your letter the _____ week of _____.

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