firecat: red panda looking happy (Default)
[personal profile] firecat
(I'm from Michigan. Although I haven't seen snow in about 25 years, so I'd probably be bartering monogrammed yoga mats for a slice of cauliflower pizza, just like the Seattleites depicted in this here Twitter thread.)

https://twitter.com/DSilvermint/status/1093721980329574409

"I've never witnessed anything quite like Seattle grocery stores when locals are preparing to brave 4-5 inches of snow."
...
"Oh no. They've started looting. People running out of stores with armfuls of Yerba Mate tea."
"Wild packs of Goldendoodles are roaming the streets."
...
"I've been afraid to admit I'm originally from Minnesota. I'm too timid to lead the survivors."
...
"Why, just now I witnessed a young man letting several others huddle inside his beard for warmth."

Date: 9 Feb 2019 01:26 pm (UTC)
redbird: closeup of me drinking tea, in a friend's kitchen (Default)
From: [personal profile] redbird
In response to [personal profile] firecat, who was quoting and talking about some tweets about Seattle talking about its second significant snowstorm of the week, which like the first was expected to bring more snow than I saw in the three years I lived there:

I looked at a KOMO story about people frantically stocking up, and what I said to [personal profile] cattitude is "they don't have the idea of a French toast storm, they're busy stocking up on snow shovels and de-icer." Stuff that might be sitting near the cash register at Target here, but most people who need them have, because we need them more frequently.

But "I didn't bring a snow shovel when I moved here, and this is the first time I've needed it" isn't a weird thing, and neither is having moved to Seattle from someplace where it seldom snows. I left my snow shovel behind when I moved into this apartment building, because we're not going to need to shovel while we're here, and will get a new one if/when we move to someplace where we do have to shovel. The tradeoff of "what will a new one cost?" versus storing it, and paying to move it twice, meant it wasn't worth it. (Movers charge by the hour and/or the pound; either way, a snow shovel doesn't add much to the price, but it's not quite zero, either.)

Date: 9 Feb 2019 05:11 pm (UTC)
jazzfish: Jazz Fish: beret, sunglasses, saxophone (Default)
From: [personal profile] jazzfish
I left my snow shovel behind when I moved into this apartment building, because we're not going to need to shovel while we're here

I thought that once! It ended in digging my car out with a cookie sheet during DC's Snowpocalypse 2010.

(It was still worth it: now I get to tell the story of "that time I dug my car out with a cookie sheet.")

Good work.

Date: 9 Feb 2019 09:07 pm (UTC)
jesse_the_k: snow covered bushes in front of dark green pines (winter landscape)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
Never turn away the chance for a memorable story!

Date: 13 Feb 2019 04:40 pm (UTC)
bibliofile: Fan & papers in a stack (from my own photo) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bibliofile
[adds anecdotal story about relations who moved to North Carolina and found, gratefully, that one of their neighbors had brought snow shovels -- and loaned them out to all the neighbors]

Date: 9 Feb 2019 04:16 pm (UTC)
silveradept: A kodama with a trombone. The trombone is playing music, even though it is held in a rest position (Default)
From: [personal profile] silveradept
There are some gems in there, but most of it just fell flat for me. Although there was some joking around at work as to how serious it might have been based on whether I was wearing my coat indoors for a cold workplace.

Date: 9 Feb 2019 10:58 pm (UTC)
silveradept: A kodama with a trombone. The trombone is playing music, even though it is held in a rest position (Default)
From: [personal profile] silveradept
Yeah. I'm not sure how well it does at that either. But there are some laughs in there.

Date: 9 Feb 2019 04:55 pm (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
"Why, just now I witnessed a young man letting several others huddle inside his beard for warmth."

SNERK

It did snow a shitload AFTER everyone made their panic run, though. Then the stores all closed for the night and restocked apparently. Now we've got over six inches in two days!

Date: 9 Feb 2019 09:07 pm (UTC)
jesse_the_k: snow covered bushes in front of dark green pines (winter landscape)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
Enjoy it while it's clean.

Date: 9 Feb 2019 05:13 pm (UTC)
jazzfish: Jazz Fish: beret, sunglasses, saxophone (Default)
From: [personal profile] jazzfish
"The city has shut down due to an inch of snow -- that's one cubic inch, distributed over the entire metro area..."

Date: 9 Feb 2019 05:38 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] polydad
This being Portland (OR), we're having Ironic Winter: Just enough snow to make the streets white, the sidewalks crunchy, and the TV weathermen scream about apocalypse.

So kind

Date: 9 Feb 2019 09:08 pm (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Elderly smiling white woman captioned "When I was your age I had to walk ten miles in the snow to get stoned & have sex" (old fogey)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
Having proved myself to be a total old fogey when it comes to winter, you provide me with even more chances to snark at others' panic.

SO KIND.

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