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    Unlike Alaska, we are hip deep in snow everywhere it counts and the mountains will get a huge new dumper-full tonight. This will make for totally awesome skiing. Non-ski areas will also get a lot of snow but not paralyzing snow (at least I don't think so). Denver Metro will get 6 or 8 inches overnight and my place will get closer to a foot. DANGER WEATHER is apparently all over the local news broadcasts I don't watch right now.

    Tell me what I should do. Multiple Choice Poll.
    15
    Avoid 'cabin fever' before it starts! Drive to a bar and get lit!
    13.33%
    2
    Suddenly develop a new need for milk and bread. Drive to a store!
    6.67%
    1
    Begin practicing lame excuses for not going to work tomorrow.
    13.33%
    2
    Design an erotic or politically incorrect snow scene for tomorrow.
    33.33%
    5
    Feverishly watch local news and panic.
    0.00%
    0
    Other/Drink Heavily.
    33.33%
    5

    The poll is expired.

    Last edited by Gingersnap; Thursday, January 30, 2014, 7:11 PM.
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

  • #2
    More snow is happening. Yet no poll results have been entered. This would make me sad if I thought you people really cared about my emotional health.
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Gingersnap View Post
      my emotional health.
      Take 5,000 IU of Vitamin D and call me in the morning.
      If it pays, it stays

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Frostbit View Post
        Take 5,000 IU of Vitamin D and call me in the morning.
        I take 10,000 daily between October and June and none the other months. This is not helping.
        "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Gingersnap View Post
          I take 10,000 daily between October and June and none the other months. This is not helping.
          That's why I cast multiple votes for heavy drinking.
          It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
          In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
          Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
          Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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          • #6
            Well, sadly I had to vote for 'Other' myself although not the 'Heavy Drinking' option. There's a lot of snow but not enough to stay home. More snow this afternoon!

            I think I'll leave a little early, though.
            "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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            • #7


              5 inches and still snowing. This is going to make for some great skiing when it's over. Taking a trip into town to the PO and the market..might take the electric car and see how it does.
              May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
              Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
              And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
              may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Michele View Post


                5 inches and still snowing. This is going to make for some great skiing when it's over. Taking a trip into town to the PO and the market..might take the electric car and see how it does.
                Never realized you were Democrat!!
                If it pays, it stays

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                • #9
                  They forgot Freestyle Ice Chipping!
                  "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Frostbit View Post
                    Never realized you were Democrat!!
                    ..which would be what I said when my husband came home with it.
                    May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
                    Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
                    And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
                    may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Michele View Post
                      ..which would be what I said when my husband came home with it.
                      Too funny!!

                      Our past neighbors across the street were diehard Democrat, bunny hugging, planet savers. Nice folks but a bit out of place up here among the barbarians. She would get that Prius stuck once a month in the winter in her own slanted driveway. Another neighbor then got his truck stuck in their unplowed berm trying to pull her out.

                      This happened while her husband took a job in Texas and was gone for the winter. His 4WD truck sat with three feet of snow on it in the drive.

                      After I pulled them both out with my tractor I politely told her I would clean the snow off her husband's truck and she should put the Prius to sleep for winter. I ended with "The planet will make it four months without your help. I thought "truck stuck neighbor" was going to have a stroke from laughing so hard. She just looked at me with a vacant Democratic stare. To her credit she started using the truck after I cleaned it up.
                      If it pays, it stays

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                      • #12
                        I got to drive the Tesla last week! Very cool. We went to an eco car thingy sponsored by a client. Too rich for my blood but neat to drive (when it wasn't snowing).

                        I do like those 100% electric neighborhood vehicles. Most trips are under 5 miles so those vehicles would be great in non-snow scenarios. But I also think electric bikes will someday be quite the thing!

                        We have several Prius vehicles in our fleet (of course we do). They have good points and bad points. They are fuel efficient in the summer on the flat (or on flattish roads). They suck in the mountains or in super cold weather. I can tell you that the service costs are shocking - I sign off on the repair stuff. Also, do not EVER allow your Prius to get in water. Just, no. A regular vehicle will need to drain, dry, and have a professional cleaning and detailing. A Prius will need $8,000 bucks worth of fixing.
                        "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Gingersnap View Post
                          I got to drive the Tesla last week! Very cool. We went to an eco car thingy sponsored by a client. Too rich for my blood but neat to drive (when it wasn't snowing).
                          I actually saw a Tesla on the road on about two weeks ago (I think). I did a double-take in the mirror because I wasn't sure that's what it was coming up behind me, and then it passed me (ordinary traffic speeds). I was impressed, since it was in the single digits already at a little past 6:00 in the evening (it only got up to 14° that day); I thought "wow, so they really do work in the cold weather." Two miles later, it was pulled over on the side of the road.

                          Originally posted by Gingersnap View Post
                          I do like those 100% electric neighborhood vehicles. Most trips are under 5 miles so those vehicles would be great in non-snow scenarios. But I also think electric bikes will someday be quite the thing!
                          I see probably about half a dozen Nissan Leafs (Leaves?) each day on the days that I drive to work (rather than take the train). If I really had almost no need to go anywhere more than 10 miles away, I would probably look into one. Unfortunately, that's just not practical in Nashville for 90% of the people who live here. The typical commute is 15 miles (40 is common); mine is about 14. While in theory the Leaf would work for that, in practice, it just doesn't.

                          Originally posted by Gingersnap View Post
                          We have several Prius vehicles in our fleet (of course we do). They have good points and bad points. They are fuel efficient in the summer on the flat (or on flattish roads). They suck in the mountains or in super cold weather. I can tell you that the service costs are shocking - I sign off on the repair stuff. Also, do not EVER allow your Prius to get in water. Just, no. A regular vehicle will need to drain, dry, and have a professional cleaning and detailing. A Prius will need $8,000 bucks worth of fixing.
                          Erm ... any car that gets into water here has to be totaled by law. The title is stamped with "flood vehicle," and they tend to get re-sold at auto auctions to folks who don't mind paying bottom-dollar for a car that will be plagued with problems. Insurers usually won't touch those cars, even for basic liability (ABS, among other things, seldom work after a car has gotten submerged).
                          It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
                          In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
                          Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
                          Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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                          • #14
                            Could you please stop hogging the snow and let some get to the Sierra? HRH has STILL never seen snow on the ground, and if we don't get some in the mountains the whole Bay Area will be taking thimble showers this summer!
                            "Since the historic ruling, the Lovings have become icons for equality. Mildred released a statement on the 40th anniversary of the ruling in 2007: 'I am proud that Richard’s and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, Black or white, young or old, gay or straight, seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That’s what Loving, and loving, are all about.'." - Mildred Loving (Loving v. Virginia)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
                              Could you please stop hogging the snow and let some get to the Sierra? HRH has STILL never seen snow on the ground, and if we don't get some in the mountains the whole Bay Area will be taking thimble showers this summer!
                              You wanted to live among the unwashed masses.
                              If it pays, it stays

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