Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow Come Down

Ok. I'm done with Winter. Done. Finished. Kaput. I am SO over this.

Yeah, I feel bad, to a degree, for the folks in Baltimore and DC, but you know, they usually get off light. When they do get hit, they get smacked around like......well......I can't think of a way to end that thought in a way that won't get me in trouble with someone!

The pic is just the beginning of our predicted 10-12"........of snow, that is.

Speaking of Baltimore.........I was scheduled to fly into there today and then drive 90 minutes up through the mountains of Pennsylvania to get to a client. That ain't happening. Not that I didn't make a valiant effort to go, but the airlines won't let it move forward.

This is how bad of shape that BWI is still in from their last snow fall and their impending 10-20" they are expected to get: they canceled my flight 27 hours before it was scheduled to take off.

Like a moron, I attempted for 2-3 hours to find another way to meet my obligation and find another way there. But it's not happening. I just caved and rescheduled until next week. So the reserved hotel and car have been 86'd.

And I'm sure DC and Balmare are just smarting from Forbes' new list that puts good ole Cleveburgh at the top of the Worst Winter Weather Cities. It's not really a list where you want to be #1.

Cleveland gets hit by lake-effect snow, averaging almost 60 inches every winter and its frigid winters help produce an average annual temperature of only 50 degrees, 10 degrees below the 50-city average.

Yes, that average of 50 is year-round, not our average Winter temp. And I don't know about that 60" of average snow. I suppose our few small years of snow bring down the average, like how one bad grade can fuck your GPA. Last year we were less than 3" off the snowiest Winter on record.

Hell, we hit the 60" mark before the end of January, and we had 6" this last weekend. If we get to the 10" mark today, we'll be past the 6' mark and only like 3.5 more months to go before Cleveland Winter ends!

Yes, I am ready for this to be over. But tonite, I'll watch House Hunters International and dream that maybe we can just move to Belize or somewhere like that.

Is it time to clear the driveway? I think it is.

Song by: Lori Carson


tornwordo said...

I used to love the El Nino because we'd actually get rain in southern California. Now I love it because it keeps all the snow south. This is the bestest winter yet for me up here.

Larry Ohio said...

I'm just about sick of Forbes and their damned anti-Ohio lists. If they keep it up, people will move out of this state in droves and we'll lose two congressional seats. Oh wait...

Kris said...

Did you see the House Hunters Int'l episode last night where the Americans bought a ruin from the middle ages in Italy for three quarters of a million dollars? Wow.

Birdie said...

Denton better be the one shoveling that drive, sweetie. You take care of yourself.

Indy's got snow and wind—it arrived just as I was leaving! We have the Florida version of cold here in the Keys: mid 60s with wind. I'll take it.