You might have made it to Friday, congratulations. Please accept this prize of four to six inches of snow and gusting winds tomorrow.
December 10, 2010
December 10, 2010 at 8:56 am
I’ll believe it when I see it. The first Storm to End All Storms was the pop-gun we had over Thanksgiving.
December 10, 2010 at 9:18 am
Jason’s Station Good Questioned me last night. Too bad I didn’t always have a Good Answer….
December 10, 2010 at 9:26 am
December 10, 2010 at 9:29 am
If you want to see my shenanigans, I’ll be making a fool of myself in the ditches of highway 7 somewhere between St. Boni and Hutch.
Last weekend I tipped the sled on it’s side going up a hill and supermanned that ho! right down a 20 ft berm… Two people driving by stopped to ask if I was alright.
Aside from snowed up googles, a faceful of powder and a bruised ego; I was alright.
December 10, 2010 at 9:35 am
Four to Six inches? I’m hearing up to 12 inches. I’m already planning a weekend of not leaving the hosue.
December 10, 2010 at 9:36 am
That’s fine. Just give me a third snow emergency to make the 5 weeks my car has been in the shop worth it.
December 10, 2010 at 9:47 am
Go and do some Hall Raising tonight…get up early snowblow my house, elderly neighbor and grandmas and then its off to the western suburbs for a ride on the nuclear ditch pickle
December 10, 2010 at 9:49 am
@bob someone once told me the best good questions are the questions that don’t always have the best answers (it was jason who told me that)
December 10, 2010 at 9:56 am
Blizzard? Woo hoo!!!!
December 10, 2010 at 9:58 am
Just like Ryanl — taunting the upcoming snowpocalypse! The end is nye! The blizzard of death will take you all!
December 10, 2010 at 10:25 am
Skied around Pike Island at Fort Snelling State Park last weekend. Losta deer there if you’re of a mind to get some exercise and see some nature.
December 10, 2010 at 10:28 am
That Thurday Thang at the MIA sound good, taylor.
December 10, 2010 at 10:29 am
you should go, it’s FREE
December 10, 2010 at 10:32 am
Try to see the Native American Art show at the MIA, too, before it’s gone. Very cool.
December 10, 2010 at 10:34 am
I got exhaustingly sick of winter right out of the gate, when my electricity went out for 24 hours and some related stress made that time super stressful. Usually that feeling happens much later in winter, if at all. So I’m glad people like Rat and Ang and Ryanol are making lemonade out of this stupid lemon winter.
That said, my plan is to make several batches of toffee tomorrow. I have a gas stove, so if my electricity goes out, HA, I can still make the toffee.
December 10, 2010 at 10:55 am
I may be getting this all wrong, but it sounds like Jane is inviting everyone over for lemonade and toffee….
December 10, 2010 at 11:06 am
That’s what I took away from it. What time shall we come over, Jane?
December 10, 2010 at 11:21 am
rat- Pike Island is my favorite walking place in the spring and fall. So many deer! Picnic island is good for snow shoeing, but I don’t really x-country ski anymore. I have said I’m going to try again this year, so maybe I’ll try Pike Island instead of Theo Wirth.
December 10, 2010 at 11:24 am
Re: the weekend weather. The NWS says Winter Storm Warning. Paul Douglas is saying 8″-12″ and possible blizzard conditions. Last week’s storm, while not a complete ball buster, would wind up being about half the intensity of this coming storm if the forecast is even close.
So, time to stock up on more port for the weekend!
December 10, 2010 at 11:26 am
And I just saw a weather terrorist just upped his prediction of snow to 12-16″. Not cool at all.
December 10, 2010 at 11:27 am
Noodleman- I’m with you. I need to stock up on some food if nothing else. I plan to not drive until Tuesday if this all happens like they are predicting.
December 10, 2010 at 11:31 am
Lucky you Jane. My gas stove has electric pilots, so if the power goes out, the stove is out too.
December 10, 2010 at 11:48 am
See if your oven has a hole for an old fashioned kitchen match, mnblrkr. That will work, too.
December 10, 2010 at 11:49 am
Oh dear, now I’ve gone and scheduled a toffee party at my own home, during a blizzard???!!!
@mnblrmkr: Can’t you just turn the knobs on and use a match to ignite the gas instead of the electric pilot?
December 10, 2010 at 11:51 am
@jane: Toffee and lemonade Saturday, and rollerskating Sunday. With a slumber party in-between.
December 10, 2010 at 11:56 am
And Paul Douglas just tweeted 1 to 2 FEET of snow. That’s a lot of snow. Going grocery shopping now and parking my car in a snow emergency safe place.
December 10, 2010 at 11:57 am
If we get 12 plus I am going to skip trailering out west and ride here.
I think I have to use a match to light my gas stove when the electricity is out.
I have a graduation dinner to attend on Saturday night, and the food is guaranteed to be excellent, so the party at my house will have to go on without me. And outside the house. You can party in my garage!
December 10, 2010 at 12:43 pm
nood, not without dismantling the whole stove/oven. There’s apaprently a valve that shuts off gas flow if the power goes out.
(I looked it up in the manual when I was without power for ~18 hours after that wind storm this fall.)
December 10, 2010 at 12:52 pm
I’ll make a deal with you all. If you lose power, you can stay in my guest bedroom. But if I lose power, me and my 120# dog get to stay in your guest bedroom. Deal?
December 10, 2010 at 1:08 pm
i have to fly to Bangor for work on Sunday morning. I hope our airport shuts down.
December 10, 2010 at 1:26 pm
Used to love those weather delays….
December 10, 2010 at 1:40 pm
@mnblrmkr: Well, that sucks. I don’t suppose you have a fireplace and a cast iron kettle?
December 10, 2010 at 2:04 pm
Why can’t you Bangor right here, g_rote?
December 10, 2010 at 2:09 pm
Ah, my legacy lives on.
December 10, 2010 at 2:19 pm
In the spirit of the “Strib Comment of the Day,” here’s a tweet I just had to share: @birchick Just another Friday for me: sitting nakked in a sauna with a semi frozen bucket of honey and a cat.
December 10, 2010 at 3:05 pm
So, if you power goes out, does that mean your heat doesn’t work either if you have an electric thermostat? I’ve got a camping stove I could always use, but what’s the point if you don’t have heat?
December 10, 2010 at 3:49 pm
Do you still have your old gravity furnace, kc? All forced-air furnaces are useless without electricity.
December 10, 2010 at 4:19 pm
I do have a gravity furnace still. But hooked up to the electric thermostat. Maybe it would just shoot hot air non-stop and it would be a little paridise in here. A dark paradise with no internet, but a paradise.
December 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm
OK, all you people who have it in for the corporations, how’s this for subtle coercion? Isn’t this a little like what Henry Ford did back in the old days, trying to influence the personal lives of employees.
“IKEA said it hopes the bikes will help employees by supporting a healthy lifestyle and providing “everyday sustainable transport.””
December 10, 2010 at 5:19 pm
@Rat: If such “coercion” were the corporate norm, maybe corporations would have better reputations? 😉 I always liked working at radio stations because we’d get free clothing and free records from time to time. I might be the only person in the Twin Cities with a Singapore Hard Rock Cafe t-shirt for Eric Clapton’s 1990 appearance there. :O
I’m wondering if the bikes IKEA is giving its employees will be given to them unassembled, with an IKEA-style instruction sheet, and a couple of those little metric hex wrenches?
December 10, 2010 at 5:26 pm
P.S. A T-shirt without underwear, however, is an incomplete ensemble. Damn you, corporate labels!
Maybe those people who ride bikes to work at IKEA should make more money than people who don’t. According to this account: The Sociological Department of Ford “was responsible for determining if employees’ personal lives and personal habits made them eligible for the full wage.”
December 10, 2010 at 5:43 pm
Nood- They were unassembled. I saw the pics.
And I really wonder what their disabled employees think of this, especially those who are completely unable to ride bicycles. I’m sure they love their new bikes.
December 12, 2010 at 10:34 am
Four to six inches, eh? We got about 14 inches of snow up at Stately Moffitt Manor. Power stayed on this time, thankfully. All plowed out.
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