Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas cancelled due to snowmageddon

Click to make the snowfall map bigger but the snowphoon, snowmageddon, jesusblizzard, snownami, snownado, hohosnow or whatever else people are tagging it as on Twitter is apparently coming just in time to fuck up your Christmas plans from Wisconsin west through the Dakotas. Of particular interest is Minnesota because that's where I live and even though I have to travel the whopping sum of ten miles on Christmas day I still have to make it in to my office tomorrow (Christmas Eve) and do what amounts to a ton of shopping - even if the Target in Brainerd is out of milk.

Supposedly I'll be shoveling 15-20 inches out here in the southwest Twin Cities but, like every other forecasted storm, I'll believe it when I'm shoveling my driveway and die of a massive heart attack from heaving piles of heavy, wet snow over the already too-tall piles lining my driveway and sidewalks.

Call it stubbornness but I have no desire to own a snowblower. Those things are like the anti-snow - a lot like owning a snowmobile and unlike a snowblower, my snow shovel has never had any issues starting in cold weather. Owning a snowblower pretty much insures that it won't snow and while for plenty that would be pretty awesome I like to see snow falling. Hey, if it's going to be ass-freezing cold it might as well snow to complete the winter experience because it is Minnesota after all.

So when you're housebound for the next few days under a thick blanket of snow, check out the year-end retrospective at MinnPics. The best of the best of 2009 in photographs.


spleeness said...

Oh (s)no!! Hope you get it all done anyway. Laughing at the tags!

Whiskeymarie said...

My family actually DID sort of cancel christmas due to the snow (they're all in Duluth), so that's kind of a bummer.
So far (Thursday night), I wouldn't call it snowmageddon, but I guess this first batch was just the tip of the iceberg. Like you say- I'll believe it when I see it.

snowelf said...

Hope you guys didn't get too buried!!

Merry Christmas Sornie!!


bandit said...

We made it, man, we made it!!!

oh, well, uh...happy new year?