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Blizzard of '13 Open Thread: "This isn't the Little Nemo here"

I just wanted to wish all of you in the New England area good luck with the impending storm about to dump several feet of snow on our doorsteps. Boston through Southeastern MA will be looking at 2-3 feet of snow when all is said and done tomorrow morning.
Everyone take it slow, and be safe, and as Zappa says, "Don't eat the yellow snow"


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henry9's picture

"pffft" to quote maeve.

Yes, but pain in the ass (back) none the less.

We really have to get used to these global warming/cooling events.

It doesn't matter to me which side of the fence some are on.

Strange days indeed!

This was only supposed to happen 30 years ago?

Grew up in Syracuse, NY...

need I say more?

Be safe guys...

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Just Finished Shovel Round#4

The news tried to scare... snowflakes under every bed... Snomeggedon!!!

Not buying it
Snow is fun

need coffee.

Jefferson's picture


Apparently the snow has attacked your face in your profile pic. You may want to get that checked out.

henry9's picture

Thank you for the warm thoughts.

I'm not looking forward to the back ache and potential prolonged blackout. I'm ready though...I happen to be one of those kind. You know, with the hand pump, wood stove and stuff.

Be safe all.

No Worries

No worries... FEMA will be there soon as apple pie to save your ass.

henry9's picture

last I checked my sorry ass is safe.

Thank you though!

I will keep you up-dated as I have the weekend off to dig out.

ACinMA's picture

Power is out

Well, we just lost power and boy is it windy out there. Let the fun begin

Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts

"When one gets in bed with government,
one must expect the diseases it spreads."
‎"It's not like I'm a powerful person. My ideas are."

Our power flickered a lot

but seems steady now. But we're prepared. Not to say I like it, but we're prepared. Over a foot now, and many hours more to come. It'll be very difficult to get out to my chicken coop in the morning.........
Just measured, 18 inches so far and the night is young.

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

Pffft! I have no idea why

Pffft! I have no idea why they are making such a big deal about this stuff. We are more than well equipped up here for snow. Blizzards in New England are NORMAL. Nothing to get all excited about. For some reason, the nanny states think they need to protect us in this one, which I find hysterically funny myself. If you were born and raised around here, like I was, then you are laughing at the overreaction of the Govts of the states declaring emergencies over this.

When I was younger, a blizzard meant it was time to head to the local bar so you could spend the time with friends. A little weaving on the road on the way home was ignored by the cops because they blamed it on the roads. It was the best times of the winter and no one locked themselves inside cowering because of a storm. smdh

Blessings )o(

I'm in MI. It's been a while

I'm in MI. It's been a while since we got a really good one. I'm a little jealous.


1st of 2011 in the Tri-city area was a dousy!

No big deal on the snow

It's the constant power outages that get me. When I was a kid in MA, we always had snowstorms and never lost power. Now every time the wind blows or it rains hard, we're out of power for a few days. Ridiculous. I don't want to live like a pioneer woman. They got old fast.

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

20 miles west of Boston so it appears I'm

in the bulls-eye. Good thing I like shoveling. I'll be going out to do that off and on this evening...I like trying to keep up with the storm, I like being out in it but not too far from my warm apartment (hoping the lights stay on so that I'll have heat!) I hear it is a $500 fine and/or a year in jail(????) for being on the roads (any of them) after 4 pm today. What??? How will that be enforced (think of the safety issues with high speed chases and police pulling people over, not to mention losing control of your car when the siren suddenly breaks the beautiful silence that is snow and of course you won't see the flashing light because of the white-out conditions.) The State of insanity is right!

Holy Snowballs

This major news event about this blizzard is way overboard. It is like there has never been a blizzard before in these areas. C'mon, I lived in Minnesota for 10 years, and yes, we had blizzards and dealt with it as part of winter. All they are doing is causing panic among people who don't have any common sense anymore. If you live week to week and don't have any emergency supplies prepared for just such a storm, wise up and put some supplies aside in advance. Be prepared if you lose electricity or heat. If you don't have a fireplace, get an original Aladdin mantel Lamp and keep it in your emergency supplies along with a gallon of Genuine Aladdin Lamp Oil. You can use it indoors for light, and the heat it gives off will keep a room or several rooms warm and comfortable.

What do you think of this

What do you think of this lamp? I'd like to get one. It sounds useful based on how you describe it.


I grew up in Pennsylvania

2-3 feet of snow was normal. We barely saw the ground from October to March. All this anxiety about a few feet of snow sounds irrational.

Ever since GHW Bush start playing the Haarp in fall 1992

Weather patterns have been queered.

Free includes debt-free!


A weatherman on FOX news made a point of stressing that this is a "natural" storm. What an odd thing to say.

Blessings )o(

They claim it is an Act of God and not of criminals.

Probably for insurance purposes.

They want to pump money into the economy so they break some windows and blame God.

Free includes debt-free!

60's, blue skies and warm in

60's, blue skies and warm in Houston today.
Suck it north people, bwhahaahaha!

Southern Agrarian

But in the summer

You live in an armpit.

-your friend in Dallas-

Enjoy your day at work.


Free includes debt-free!

deacon's picture

i got snow

you want it?
ask nicely,and i might even pay the shipping charges ;)

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Hey, decon!

I might be able to use it, if you could mail it to me for Saturday delivery after August 8th. Otherwise, I'm pretty well supplied until then. LOL

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

deacon's picture

seeing you asked so nicely

i will get started boxing it up now
i can shove a lot in a card board box :)

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

OMG, it's a blizzard in February?

How can that be? I can't blame people for not being prepared for something like this.

Already 3-4 ft in Toronto

Just came in from shoveling for the 4th time in 24hrs

loosing room to put the snow..

But I have no idea what all the fuss is about, because this is fun 8)

Besides this is nothing compared to what we used to get in Wisconsin

To everybody getting dumped on... make a big pile of snow and jump head first into it ... yeah 8)

Why doesn't Canada ban horseless carriage travel?

Us wishing to ride in a one-horse open sleigh wish to ride safely.

Massachusetts has already, with a mere dusting of snow, banned all horseless carriage travel. Has your government no respect for your pursuit of happiness? Your safety?

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul