The End of the World as We Snow It

February 1, 2011 at 12:02 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )


In case you’ve been living under a rock, we’re supposed to be getting some snow here in Chicago.

What is it about a predicted large snowstorm that causes people to panic and flood the aisles of the nearest grocery store with worry and desperation?  Seriously, supermarkets are a madhouse and you couldn’t pay me to go anywhere near one right now.  Okay, that last part might not be true but I certainly would like to stay away.  However, I am missing three things that are apparently essential to my survival of this snowfall: milk, bread and eggs.

I ain't scared of no snow

The shock!  The horror!  Whatever shall I do?  I’ll tell you.  I’ll do exactly what I was going to do over the next few days anyway – avoid eating sandwiches, omelettes and cereal.  Snow doesn’t give me an insatiable urge for breakfast food and baked goods so I think I can manage for a little while if I have to.  Besides, there’s a 99.99% chance that I’ll be going to work no matter how bad the snow gets so I’m sure I could pick up something if I needed to.  It’s not like this is 1920’s Wyoming.  However, since everyone else out there is so crazy I wouldn’t be surprised if all the shelves were wiped completely clean.

The class I was supposed to have at the Shedd Aquarium has been canceled (and while I’m glad to not have to battle high winds and zero visibility, I’m sad that I don’t get to hang out there sans children).  Offices and buildings are already talking about closing down and apparently it might get so bad that it will halt CTA buses.  That would be a sight!  Or rather, it would be nothing to see as there would probably be white-out conditions all over the place.  I have my own essentials: a book, some wine and lots of frozen dinners.

I should be able to handle it, so long as I don’t have to make French Toast.

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