Monday, March 02, 2009

A Flake Falls in New England



Sometime around 8:30 this morning, I rolled over and looked out the window. Or, rather, I looked at the snow piled up on my windowsill. I grabbed my phone off my desk and snapped a picture of it, thinking, Damn, maybe this really was the storm of the century the news folks hyped it up to be?

All day long yesterday, the media warned us about the Godzilla of snowstorms. Never mind the economy, war, and Barbie’s fiftieth birthday (may her knockers sink to her knees), it was going to snow! In New England! In March! Stock up on milk, candles, and bottled water, because we were going to die! I scoffed at the warnings. Judging from the view out my bedroom window, however, perhaps I should have bought some comestibles.

I got out of bed and wandered into the living room to check things out. Sigh. While snow drifts covered parts of my windows, the scene below revealed that it had snowed only a bit. In New England. The snow we’d had before had melted away, and so the snow isn’t even all that deep. Mabye six inches. I felt ashamed for having momentarily believed the hoopla.

Seriously, folks. I really do hope you enjoyed the snow day. There’s nothing better. But my god. This is New England. It snows here! Every winter! This isn’t news. Get out there, shovel the stairs. Dig out your car if you have one. Complain away. If you drive, don’t be an asshole. But with everything going on in the world right now, a few flakes falling in New England does not news make.

6 comments:

conortje said...

They were probably only too glad to report something other than the recession!

Terroni said...

I think that local news shouldn't have a permanent time slot. They should have to apply for that spot, nightly, with proof of interesting current events and truly inclement weather.

When they've got nothing, we'll watch re-runs of shows that never should have been canceled in the first place, like Arrested Development and Sports Night.

dive said...

Roll on spring.

Sassy Sundry said...

I suppose so, Conor, but they could have reported on something else. Our National Public Radio reported that a foot of snow fell in New Hampshire. That's a bit like saying, "Someone had a beer!" in Ireland.

Terroni, it wasn't just the local media. It was NPR, MSNBC, and CNN---the national segments. I'm in favor of just watching No Reservations when there's no news.

Dive, the beautiful thing about snow this time of year is that it won't last. It's really cold out, but some of the snow has already melted in the sun. Also, it will be in the 50s and sunny this weekend. Yay!

Dear Prudence said...

Over a foot at my house Sassy! ENOUGH!

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