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  •  Cheers to the gently falling snow in northern (31+ / 0-)

    Virginia!  

    Jeers to the fact that it's going to keep me from going to the gym.  I admit it, I'm a complete coward about driving in the snow.

    Cheers to Bill in Portland Maine for these pun-filled sentiments:

    Which reminds me: I just finished reading Atlas Chugged, and I've taken its message to heart.  Tonight I'm ditching the cabernet and "going malt."
    Off to breakfast now. Warm beignets and hot coffee to all!

    "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

    by Diana in NoVa on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 05:29:50 AM PST

    •  I cannot condone snow unless it's falling where (8+ / 0-)

      I don't live.

    •  You are not a coward... (2+ / 0-)
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      mjbleo, blue muon

      There is no such thing as being too careful when it comes to driving in snow.  Conscientiousness and careful driving are in no way being a coward about driving in snow.

      Coming from Minnesota where people learn how to drive in snow early, it always amazed me that one inch of wet, slushy snow could immobilize the whole city of Seattle where it doesn't snow all that much (rains a lot, not usually snow).  They would have multi-car pileups on the freeway and close schools at the first sign of a tiny bit of snow.  Meanwhile, in the mountains just east of them in the higher elevations, Snoqualmie Pass and other interstate highways feature chain-up areas where trucks and/or cars can put chains on the tires so they can navigate highways covered in black ice.

      Crazy.

      I always thought it was utterly stupid that so many people crowded into casinos in the dead of winter when they heard a blizzard was on the way.  Why didn't they stay home and safe and wait for roads to be plowed before venturing out?  Their being at a casino in storms means the employees had to be there to cater to their every petty whim and it put the employees' lives at risk to have to be driving in snowstorms to be at work, too.  Being out in a blizzard or heavy snow is just asking for trouble.

      I'm of a senior citizen age and having had back and knee replacement surgery has put me in mortal fear of falling on my arse on icy and/or snowy sidewalks.  When I hear a blizzard is headed this way, I go do stock-up grocery shopping while the weather is still mild..., then go home and hibernate and don't come out until after the streets are plowed and sidewalks are shoveled.

      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 11:24:56 AM PST

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