The Storm that ROCKED North Carolina

You guys. Seriously. They are predicting (don't get scared) one to maybe even TWO inches of snow tomorrow! Woah. Laura Ingalls Wilder and her long winter got nothing on this. They are calling it a winter storm warning. An INCH of snow, folks.

The news is saying they have their backup generators ready. The stores are emptying of milk and bread. They are going to BREAK IN every HALF HOUR after midnight to keep us abreast of this squall.

Okay, yes, I moved here from California, but I grew up in Michigan. One to two inches? That's a nice day in April!

One to two inches. I had no idea Southerners were such drama queens.

On a related note, however, our treadmill is in the back, in the unheated room that houses our washer and dryer. You can see your breath in there. There ain't no way I am running on that thing tonight. I understand that I am wimpy.

But, brrr!

Also? I am afraid I may have made some Almond Joy bars, which came in a mix I bought to supposedly make at Christmastime. Somehow I forgot, as I was busy panicking and breaking into rashes all Christmas, and today there was that mix, staring longingly at me in the shelf. We had baked potatoes and broccoli for dinner, and then I am sorry to tell you we had Almond Joy bars for dessert.

Marvin would take a bite, say, "Holy shit, this is good," then take another bite. I am not talking about during the potato/broccoli portion of our evening.

And finally, in conclusion, in closing, to wrap things up. In a nutshell. Don't you hate it when people say "in a nutshell"? Lastly, will you guys PLEASE stop being afraid that I'll proof your comments? I write write write my small cold heart out, and then do I get comments? No. And I KNOW people are reading me, because my sitemeter spies on you. But so many people have said they fear my proofing them that I am thinking it's a worldwide phenomenon.

Cut it out. No one is paying me to proof your comments, so I am not proofing. Every time you feel intimidated by my stupid job, just remember, I thought it was, "Chug-a-lug, it's driving me mad, it's making me crazy" instead of "Jungle love, it's driving me mad…"

I am not that smart, really.

Love,                                                                                                                                                                                        June

26 thoughts on “The Storm that ROCKED North Carolina

  1. Hey June, Good to find you here in the New Year. Here is a link to a “wildfoods” thingy that I hope to attend this spring. Perhaps we can get together then, and hang with Yule and eat nuts and make dandelion salad w/wildberry dressing for Marvin. Will write more soon as I can. I am truely burried in school work as of late. TTFN http://www.myspace.com/ncwildfoodsweekend

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  2. I’m about an hour NW of Charlotte now. Being from a Chicago suburb where I recall getting out of school only when the heating system in the school was not working, I also used to laugh when a dusting of snow resulted in North Carolina schools closing. Then I found out that with so many student drivers who don’t know how to drive on snow or ice, the Superintendent of Schools goes out in the middle of the night to assess road conditions in various parts of the county. Years ago a different supt. didn’t call off school and a student died on the way to school. They err on the side of caution, I suppose.
    I also recall getting to school and being treated for frostbite on the legs from standing out at the bus stop in sub-zero weather. In the early 60’s girls could wear slacks to school, but we had to change into skirts when we arrived. Why didn’t I do this? Good question — one that only a high school girl could answer, and I’m long past that age.
    Elsie

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  3. And don’t you wonder what happens to all the snow shovels in areas that don’t get much snow? The hysterical mob descends..and then do it all over the next big storm.
    What do people do – throw ’em out?
    And why the deep psychological connection to bread and milk – by people who don’t even eat bread and milk normally? And that live within walking distance of the store anyway.
    Ah the mysteries of the human psyche!
    Proffing, schomoofffing….LOVE your blog! If I ever need a proofreader, I’m calling ya.

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  4. June,
    I’ve finished proofing the comments for today’s blog entry. Let me know where you’d like me to email the revisions and my invoice.
    B.O. (f.)

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  5. Oh yeah, and Pennsylvanians are just as bad. Last week they closed school the night BEFORE the wintry mix, that never came. Get a life, people! Drama queens, oh yeah.

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  6. I remember the same type of reaction to snow when I went to college in Dallas. Twice while I was there we got a dusting of snow, under an inch. There was panic; schools were closed. I found that as long as I didn’t need bread or milk, it was a good time to get errands done as no one was on the roads or in the stores.

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  7. I fer one ain’t no skert of you and your pruf readn. I em a gud ritr and and gud tawker.
    I no u ain’t b carin about my writen cos ur my frend.
    Luv bak atcha, June.
    Ur pal frum masachoosits

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  8. I’m glad you ain’t proofin. in a nutshell. I woke up every hour last night to watch the snow fall. For real. We used to live in Iowa and Michigan and I remember laughing and HOWLING when we moved south and the reporters where all over town in South Carolina because of the possibility of snow. Any excuse to cancel school. We southerners want in on all the fun too!
    Did you see on the news last night that Home Depot had almost sold out of snow shovels? SHOVELS I tell you! What freaks we are!

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  9. I can’t begin to worry about you proofing my comments because I’m too busy laughing at whatever thing called and wants its ____________ back. Faithful reader and commenter right here, sista.

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  10. How funny! I see their 1-2 inches and raise them 2-3 FEET.
    I am in Michigan now and would love 1-2 inches of snow. We lived in Detroit for 6 years but now live in Midland. We get more snow here that Detroit. How fair is that? At least we aren’t the UP. Winter there starts in August and ends in June.

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  11. You can see when I’m looking at your blog? I feel so spied on!
    I’ve become one of those ridiculous southern people now that I’ve been in DC for 15 ridiculous years. When I wake up to run (at some ungodly hour) to the lightest dusting of snow on the ground outside, I remember the days when I would actually run in slush and ice down Grand River Avenue at Michigan State, and then I just climb back into bed. No can run in snow anymore. But a treadmill in your backroom? Now that’s incentive to increase your pace to a 13-minute mile! Get your butt on that thing! Or just throw in that old “The Firm” tape.
    Signing off from the Hotel Kabuki in 60-degree San Francisco….

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  12. june i wood nevur think that you wood prufe my comments.
    running on the treadmill when it is cold is a nice way to keep the sweat at bay! I used to run when it was 4 degrees (F)! I hate running when it’s hot. What am I saying? I hate running period.

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  13. Drama Queen is an understatement down here in GA!!!! One mention of the “S” word and everyone goes absolutely CRAZY. The shelves in the grocery stores are stripped, not just bread and milk. You would think we were going to have a blizzard the way the weather people were talking yesterday. Announcements were made that the new media would start giving road conditions and school/business closings at 4:00 AM! LOL. We had planned to go to western NC today, but we’re not sure we want to bounce off the guard rails up there. We’ll call our friends that live up there to get a road condition report. 😉 Any errors you see on my comments are probably typos. I worked 35 years and must have proofread thousands of letters/documents, so I tend to be anal in that area.

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  14. I live in North Texas and this place goes ABSOLUTELY NUTS when there is any talk of snow. But, it rarley happens, so I guess that’s partly why. Enjoy your blog! Visit mine if you get a chance

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  15. You grew up in Michigan – laugh at the dorks down there. Unless you live in the hills. Then weep. And get ready to pinball your car into the guardrails, because, y’know, they don’t know what salt is for. 🙂

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  16. Who’s proofing comments?!? (Wildly peering around me, now!) Uh Oh! I’m in such trouble now, what with using words like knitterer, and such.
    Better watch myself!

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  17. Hilarious. It never occurred to me that you would proof our comments. Although, mine could use it. A truly creative person can find more than one way to spell a word I always say…

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  18. Hi June,
    I also wonder how come you don’t have more comments, your posts are awesome!!! And I’m not scared of proofreaders (I think) – so I’ll go ahead and comment.
    First – I am sure many of us are wondering what was the first shopping spree of the year (after all of last year – did you break down and buy 10 pairs of shoes? not silver this time :-))
    Second, good luck with the health posts, and bundle up for the WINTER STORM :-)) Evanston is just north of Chicago, so 1-2 inches of snow seem like good news here ..
    Oh, and if you have more pictures/stories with your cats (and their yoga abilities) – I’m dying to hear (and by fat ,, skratch that, fluffy cat would like to hear too.
    I hope my totally chaotic punctuations won’t give you a headache :-)) and I’m looking forward for a year more of your posts
    evanston

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  19. Things shut down here too for snow (central Oklahoma). Weathermen here are local heroes.
    I thought for a long time that “The King of Wishful Thinking” (Pretty Woman soundtrack) was “The King of Restaurant Baking.”

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  20. June .. now you came from Los Angeles .. southern California .. where the whole world stops when they get rain .. where the weather guessers always over-predict .. where they always talk with such excitement about the prospect of rain and heaven forbid .. HAIL! It simply makes me smile .. well .. actually I’m stretching there .. it really drives me nuts. I personally think that the weather peeps in so Cal are more drama queenish than your NC peeps. Whad’ya’reckon? :o)

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  21. Since we are confessing about mis-heard words. I just found out last night that that song from Footloose isn’t “Dancing in the Streets” but “Dancing in the Sheets.”
    That changes things. Just a little.
    Almond joy……yummmy!

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  22. June, I’ve already received an e-mail from my boys’ schools that we may be canceled or on delayed time tomorrow.
    If there is an inch of snow on the ground EVERYTHING will be closed. And the highway department will warn you to stay OFF the roads.
    We pray for these types of days.

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  23. Okay… I was 32 years old singing with a large group of friends in a bar. I was belting out, “CHUG-A-LUG, it’s driving me mad, it’s making me craaazzzy crazy.” And everyone I was with stopped singing and looked at me in a very odd way…. and then ….laughter madness. Jungle Love… I never knew.
    ALSO…. I MUST HAVE THOSE ALMOND JOY BARS!!!!! I am dying over here.

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