28 / October
28 / October
It's Snowing. It's October. Really?

It wasn't supposed to go down like this. The deal was that if I drove around in a large car and consumed energy the way Lindsay Lohan consumes chemicals then the climate in Massachusetts would soon resemble Florida's. Well, I did my part. But the weather isn't Sarasota. It's Saskatoon. It's snowing here. It's sticking to the ground. It's accumulating. And I am watching "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." What's wrong with this picture? I said I was dreaming of a white Christmas, not a white Halloween. Something, evidently, got lost in translation.

posted at 12:02 AM

You weren't going anywhere anyway. You were always going to stay home and watch the return of B&B.

Posted by: Homer J. Fong on October 28, 2011 07:55 AM

You called it. I watched Beavis & Butthead. The Twilight/MRSA-Hep B episode was an instant classic.

Posted by: Dan Flynn on October 28, 2011 08:41 AM

As I walked up from the Harbor this morning to my office on the Common, I was talking to myself alternating between “It’s frickin’ cold in here Mr. Bigglesworth!” and F’k you Al Gore!

Posted by: asdf on October 28, 2011 09:13 AM

Tell me again why I live in this area?????

Posted by: Rich on October 28, 2011 12:07 PM

Must be the high taxes, the high cost of living in general, the typically more than eight months of winter and barely four months of inconsistent summer, the political and social corruption, the "warmth" and cheeriness of the people....

What did I miss?

Posted by: asdf on October 28, 2011 12:29 PM

It's nice out here in Phoenix; Harley weather just getting cranked up! I'll keep a good thought for you guys as I'm blowing through the Sonora Desert in the 80 degree weather tomorrow.

Al's right: The planet is slated for destruction if we don't change our ways within the next couple of weeks. Al and The Enquirer said it so it must be true. Right? I mean Al wouldn't lie, would he?

Stay heavy, guys.

Posted by: Ancient Mariner on October 28, 2011 05:09 PM

BTW ASDF: If you decide to take a respite from the cold and blow out this way I still owe you a drink.

Posted by: Ancient Mariner on October 28, 2011 05:11 PM

It's nice out here in Phoenix! thanks.

Posted by: bluesky on October 29, 2011 03:15 AM

Harley weather and a courtesy libation? You are most definately in my wheel house AM.

I have two more years, three tops, to live in this area and, Lord willing, will be looking for a new place to live. I am a hot weather fan and was thinking southeast to stay on this coast for family purposes or West Texas or maybe Arizona.

If all goes well, that's my plan.

Enjoy your riding! And F'k Al Gore!

Posted by: asdf on October 29, 2011 12:59 PM

West Texas is mostly desert. If that appeals to you, you should especially look at Big Bend country.

Posted by: Ralph on October 29, 2011 02:21 PM

Yeah, I'm not sure I'd like to be that close the Mexico. Sure looks like pretty country though and would fit the bill of someplace warm and remote.

My final move will be contingent on what my family situation looks like two to three years hence.

But the West appeals to me and if Texas ever decides to split from the Union, I would definately like to be part of that. Yankee that I am, I still suppose I could easily adopt the Boys and the Stars.

Posted by: asdf on October 29, 2011 05:16 PM

There is something really weird about experiencing heavy snowfall with most of the leaves still on the trees. It's snowing in October--again.

Posted by: Dan Flynn on October 29, 2011 05:31 PM

That is weird. Usually by the first flake, most of the leaves have fallen and have been raked clean.

No snow in the east by the coast yet but if it does come down, I still have trees o' plenty with leaves to collect it.

Posted by: asdf on October 29, 2011 05:47 PM

Happy to say there was nothing but wind and rain in my part of the world. I'm glad. Can do without the snow.

Posted by: asdf on October 30, 2011 09:46 AM

I'm still w/o power (another on the list of reasons to get out of this area). I did not lose power during the blizzard of '78. Why have I lost power twice in the last month or so (Irene) for days on end. Days w/o power is becoming the new norm. Any theories?

Posted by: Rich on October 31, 2011 12:02 PM

Hard to say. I live in a town with a good grid (or, at least we buy power from one) and our own electric company that seems to have decent linemen and service. When I lose power, it's only for a few hours tops (next town over, a week and a half). Like during Irene.

A guy I commute with is in the industry and has tried to explain to me many times the ebb and the flow of power to the grids. I still don't get it.

I would editorialize that we could use more nuclear power and that it's the quest of this current crop of greenie pols to shut down as many coal plants as possible. That won't help.

Posted by: asdf on October 31, 2011 02:10 PM

Giving this a wee bit more thought, like all other problems in our age, it must be because of Man Made Global Warming!!

Posted by: asdf on October 31, 2011 03:54 PM

I have relatives in Connecticut that are still without power since Saturday. They have no water, no electricity, the gas stations in their area have no power or auxiliary to pump gas, so they can't run their generator.

Was reminded yesterday that even during the big storm here from 78’, it didn’t take long to restore power (after Irene, town next to mine had no power for two weeks) and I recalled something that our current President said in 08’ - “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK,”

Could it be that our elites are finally getting their revenge against the masses that they so evidently abhor? And are constructing an environment where we will get used to a cave dwelling lifestyle more often?

Just askin’.

Posted by: asdf on November 2, 2011 08:35 AM
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