Before you know it, we will be out on our hover boards enjoying the gorgeous weather as the Sun returns and smiles down upon us again.
Don’t let the title of this post frighten you. My Sweet Irish Girlfriend hasn’t given me the boot and broken my heart. We going to be talking about something completely different tonight in the Think Tank.
Hopefully, those of you carpet bombed by Winter Storm Jonas have finally tunneled out from under all the snow to rejoin civilization. We missed you while you were gone, and I wonder if you will ever again sing “Winter Wonderland” at Christmas.
We didn’t get any snow in Maine last weekend. It did snow today, though, but it was just enough to be a minor annoyance on the drive home.
Nothing Mainers aren’t used to at the end of January.
Meet me out in the Think Tank, and let’s get the Deep Thoughts flowing!
This Week’s Topic: If you had any say in the weather, would you prefer one humongous blizzard like Winter Storm Jonas that paralyzes your life for a few days, or would you rather have several snowstorms of various sizes dumping snow on you all Winter?
While we barely got any snow tonight, I still had to clear off the car before I could leave work, and the drive home was slow because the roads were slick.
Of course, I was not at all in full panic mode as I tend to get when driving in a blizzard, but I could do without these little gifts from Snow Miser that make life anything but the Winter Wonderland of Christmas Carols.
So my vote would definitely be to get dumped on all at once. Bring on the Snowpocalypse. I have vacation time and a basement bunker for a reason. I’d make sure The House on the Hill was stocked with supplies, and then wait out the blizzard by writing, catching up with what’s on the DVR, calling Melissa to constantly reassure her that I’m alive, and munching on comfort food.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
Then I’d spend whatever time was necessary to remove the snow from my driveway and the roof, not rushing because I’m not going anywhere until the storm has stopped and the roads have been cleared.
I can handle the snow as long as I don’t have to be out in it, and there’s no way I’d allow myself to be caught outside during a blizzard of Jonas’ proportions.
It’s the smaller storms, the ones that don’t scare officials into shutting down the state hours in advance, that send my stress levels off the charts. Those are the ones that start after I get to work, and then continue all day long.
So given the choice, I’d take one life disrupting mega storm that I can hide from inside my home. The lump sum payment, so to speak, in the Snow Miser Snowball.
It might actually be fun to make it an annual event and turn it into a holiday. How does All Snows Day sound? Maybe every city could set off fireworks once the storm is done, signalling the all clear for the residents.
Every school could schedule its Winter Break around the great storm, and kids could have all kinds of fun playing out in the snow for a few days. Meanwhile, their parents could enjoy a little silence and some day drinking.
This plan is a definite winner, Modern Philosophers!
Where do you stand on the Great Snow Debate? Hopefully, it’s not in a snow drift because that’s a good way to catch a cold!