America’s funny about weather
It’s like a hobby
I’ve seen it before, during hurricane season in Florida, they track it, every movement
And the weather guys freak the shit out of you so you think it’s the apocalypse, when it may only be a tiny little storm
So I was pretty excited to see what they’d do for this
It was my amusement while I was in the gym, watching it on the little TV
“All the snowplows are out” – literally ALL the plows.
“6 people are dead”, “9 people are dead”
At this point I realised I should maybe take it more seriously and go buy food
To find a very rammed ShopRite
They only said 5-12 inches of snow – this seemed an overreaction
I have to admit I was a bit concerned when I saw everyone stocking up on paper plates and water – like power was going to be affected?
The snow started lightly at 10pm
I woke up at 3am to check, it was definitely still snowing
Then at 7am, I couldn’t see Manhattan
Then by 9am I wanted to go out and play, but the gym was closed so I had no real reason to risk my life
“do not travel”, “do not go outside”
2pm, PATH preparing to shut down
2.30pm, no unauthorised vehicles on the road
So the girls ordered a pizza – poor delivery man
4pm, train and subway services shutting down
So what do I do?
Obviously, I go run around in the snow
Cause I had to know what a blizzard felt like
It felt fucking cool
Then there was a report to say the 40mph winds could tear down power lines
Paper plates makes sense now!
It was all just a really good excuse to curl up under a blanket for a day, make nice food, watch movies and drink beer
And then jump in GIGANTIC piles of snow up to my waist
All the snow
On Sunday the news came out there had been 26.8 inches of snow fall in Central Park
The second worst storm to hit New York since 1888, by 0.1 inches
5-12 inches, my ass!
Why could we not have just had 0.2 inches more?!
It would’ve been fun to say I’d been here for the worst one!
Thanks Jonas, it was great seeing my first blizzard, and surviving