Saturday, February 6, 2010

Snowed In

With all the snow in DC this season I'm starting to feel like I'm back in the Midwest where I grew up. I didn't like cold, snowy weather then and don't like it now. After eight years here, I still find it a little funny how this city seems to overreact to what is considered normal snowfall elsewhere. I mean really, the grocery store situation was ridiculous. Actually, buying up the entire store like the world is coming to an end makes way more sense for the few people like me who hate the grocery store and only buy a few things when they do go. But for most people, especially suburbanites who are at Walmart, Target, Costco and every other chain store every weekend, I just don't get it. You can't tell me those people didn't have food and toilet paper at home. Anyway.... So, rather than sit around my place and think about cleaning, and dwell on useless shit (will I ever find love; if I should move to Europe, cut off all my hair, take up smoking, and give myself a cool new name; why there are so many cake shows on TV; etc.) I decided to pack an overnight bag and hang out at my friend Jake's place all weekend (where I'm writing this post). If it weren't for my guy friends I think I would seriously start to believe that men weren't human. Still mildly nursing a breakup wound, Jake has supplied plenty of alcohol, chocolate liqueurs (who knew Jack Daniels and chocolate would be good), frozen junk food, movies, and tons of music including DJ mixes he's downloaded (right now I'm listening to Restricted Access #23 from Timmy Regisford). While Brazil would be an ideal escape from the Blizzard of 2010, I'm in a pretty good place right now. I hope everyone stays safe and warm!

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5 comments:

bee said...

True that! People do go crazy when it comes to snow, like they're gonna be stuck in the house for months instead of a couple of days!

City Girl DC said...

bee - thank you! we live in a city, not the wilderness. Giant will be open. Trust and believe. Ha ha. I've been in DC too long!

Anonymous said...

I currently reside in the Midwest and we also got hit pretty heavy with the recent snowfall. But, what continues to baffle me, in the addition to the long lines at the grocery store, is the amount of shovels that I see being purchased whenever there is more than 4 inches of snow being predicted to fall. First of all, what happened to the shovels that these people purchased last winter? and the winter before? Secondly, if this shovel shortage is a recurring issue why don't these home improvement stores just order more in October...hmm?

Anonymous said...

Yea, I know what you mean about the shovel shortage. On more than one occasion, I have walked into one of those home improvement stores and overheard a salesclerk telling a customer that they are currently out of snow shovels.

City Girl DC said...

I wasn't understanding the shovel thing either until I saw a guy on the news today who was driving and a reporter stopped him to ask why he was on the road since we've all been adviced not to. He said he was on his way to Home Depot for shovels because he and some others were going to try and make money clearing snow. I guess I don't blame him.