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Surviving Snowpocalypse !


Surviving ” Armageddon ” is one thing. But Snowpocalypse? It’s hard to believe that surviving anything that sounds like the end of the world is at hand, or is even possible. With global warming in the media these days, just how do these wizards of wisdom come up with snow-Ageddon as the end all? But Snowpocalypse, now that’s the ticket! Yes Snowpocalypse is the way they portray the weather in my part, of this backward state. Not that we don’t get our share of snow in these parts. But if we get one good snow for our traditional 2-6 inches, which lasts a day or two, It then goes back to rain again. We are at this point saying “we had some winter after all”. Just a foot note for global warming. I do hope it comes to be. Because we will be able to take showers outside in the bath warm rain do to global warming and all. Just think of the multitasking. Lather up with soap and rinse off while mowing the lawn. Well I digress. Just saying somethings to look forward to. Multitasking?

With Snowpocalypse, the reports that the weather people were saying ” We may get some snow 2 / 6 inches then a warming trend with rain for the melt off. Buckle up for a day of slip and sliding around, kind of driving, Then back to rain.” That was the forecast. But as it is to be. It turned out differently.

Within 24 hours the forecast changed to ” We are going to get record snow in the low lands!” This term low lands is always ment as, snow right down to sea level. But saying record snow is coming? This means it’s going to get really bad! Truth is, we don’t even really know just how bad it is going to be! As you know weather-people can’t say anything to a degree of certainty. So they came up with the terms of record snow in the low lands. That then changed to Snow-Ageddon. That term must just mean. The state is turning into a winter wasteland of a renewed modern ” Ice age ” / ” Snowpoclypse “! It is 2012 and the so-called end of the world is at hand this year. What some say at least. But by way of Snow-Ageddon or Snowpocalypse? I don’t think so.

Had to go to work about 60 miles away from home and I knew that Snowpoclypse was on its way so I was only half way prepared for the worst. I had taken extra clothes along just in case if I get wet and cold. I had extra food in case the job was far away from any other food source. Forgot to pack the guns for hunting small rodents and such. Just in case of a real desperate situation. These are things we must do in the end of times I’m sure. I had a full tank of gas in the truck. Extra jacket, blankets, sleeping bag, and some emergency tools. The whole time I was packing these things I was thinking just what if this doesn’t happen? But better safe then sorry. So a packin I did. Total preparation for the worsted but hoping for the best!

The storm did come, and dumped about 13 inches of snow in 24 hours. That’s a lot of snow for us. Like 3 years, all in 24 hours. But the weather people said after all that snow, we are going then to have rain. Well rain it did, along with a real cold air mass, causing ( freezing rain ). Covering everything with 1/2 inch of ice. Trees broke, fell onto power lines, causing power outages that were wide-spread. Some times the power would come on and off again several times a day. Just to tease you. Try watching the TV when the power comes on again. The announcer said and next we will have a weather update. The power goes off again. Never getting the update, only having to live the update once again. But the weather wasn’t over. Just when all of the power outages were done, the wind came. Wind storms, knocking down new trees or old ones that were damaged in the Snowpocalypse. Some people just got their power back on today, some 7 days later.

Weather forecasters must have the easiest jobs in the world. First they come into work and read the script the national weather reports, just to get up to speed. Then they go to make-up and get pimped up. Then they head over to the set, for filming the weather part of the show. You know pointing to some spots on a green screen, making something up about the weather. All while looking smart. Little do they know, just what the producers are doing with the green screen. The weather people could be scratching the butts of wild animals on-screen. All the while saying something about the weather like, ” There will be some gusts of wind at times.” If they only knew! After filming they are done. Off to the bar and happy hour. Only having to check in every few hours to see if anything has changed. They call  this “storm Tracking”. That they could do by looking out the windows I’m sure.

How is it possible for the weather people to see the snow storm days in advance of its arrival, but totally missing the freezing rain storm, followed by the wind storm? one word ” alcohol”! Hell yes! People might get mad at you all for the nasty weather, weather reporters! Not that you control the weather. But for your short-sighted alcohol goggled views of the weather. I probably should have listened to the creepy old guy at the end of the street. This guy clams he knows what kind of weather we are going to have, buy checking his wiener in the morning. I’ll let the next weeks weather surprise me. Because I’m not checking out creepy old guy’s wiener in the morning to find out just what the day has in store.

Dont worry about the things we can’t change! Rather worry about the things we can change, but choose not too!

Expect the best, but prepare for the worsted!

All the best!

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6 thoughts on “Surviving Snowpocalypse !

  1. When I was around 5 or 6 we had a big storm like the one you explained here. It was so bad my sister got snowed in at her friends house which was only down the street. Maybe 8 houses away. I love the grocery store panic that always ensues. It’s almost as if people want the worst thing possible to happen.

    Posted by mooselicker | January 30, 2012, 2:24 pm
    • Yes indeed they do. We here all way’s have plenty of the real good things to get us by. Food! camping equipment, wood for heat, guns and amo just incase we have a renewed ice-age comming. In the case of global warming I’m screwed, no swimming pool to keep cool. I’ll have to occupy one then! lol weather is something. The weather person’s called for rain. We get sunshine. LOL Thanks for stopping by and looking around. All the best.

      Posted by mindwarpfx | January 30, 2012, 6:03 pm
  2. It’s always fun seeing weather people out on location talking about how bad the rain and flooding is..and they have to get going, “it was bad just a few minutes ago, but it just drained off” ….and “ponding”? Can’t they call what it is: a small puddle?

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | January 28, 2012, 9:05 pm
    • You must live in a place much like mine? LOL. It was fun with the snow, wind, rain. Today they called for more rain… lol we got sunshine!! Life is truly good! Thanks for stoping by and looking around. All the best.

      Posted by mindwarpfx | January 30, 2012, 5:56 pm
  3. Down here in Texas, I’m trying to start interest in a new industry – underground homes! This last summer with drought and a new record of number of days over 100 degrees – global warming could be worrisome. At least it was until I found out they’re talking less than 2 degrees! We survive at 110 – do you actually know anyone that can tell the difference between 110 and 112? The way I see it, any temp lower than 32 is inhumane and Congress should legislate it as illegal!

    Posted by Texasjune | January 28, 2012, 6:04 pm
    • Glad you got the chance to stop by. It is funny about our government that they always seem to want to control the wrong things. 32 is inhumane yes we must have some way to legislate warmer weather. But that would be controling that what is uncontrolable. Sounds like Congress is doing that all ready. Can we legislate self-control? Oh Ya that’s total control, no need for the word of “SELF”. LOL! Thanks again, all the best.

      Posted by mindwarpfx | January 30, 2012, 5:52 pm

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