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10:20 am: Snow Day
Holy smoke! I wasn't kidding about my warning yesterday, was I? Dan the D.C. manager just called --while I was considering whether to get out of bed or not -- to tell me that the facility will be closed today due to the weather. No one is to come in to work today but we're all still getting paid for eight hours. This has NEVER happened before in my five years of employment there. I took my first peek out the window after he told me & uttered the first two words of this post out loud. When I went to bed last night (at about three A.M. or so) the snow had stopped & I could still see the areas around my car where I had previously shoveled. Right now it's coming down so thick in such big flakes that I can barely see a block away. Looks like seasonable weather finally conquered our abnormally warm winter.

Since I won't be going to work today we won't be able to pick up our paychecks, thus delaying my paycheck-related errands until Saturday morning, but it's ok. It's a good excuse to lounge around all day playing video games. I can get my exercise by occasionally digging out my car & the pantry is stocked well enough for several days. I'd love company but I wouldn't dare ask anyone outside in this.

A look at the Supa Doppla Radah™ shows we're currently under the severest part of the storm. I should dig out those light-bending glasses & watch the trippy colour show. Until I find them & get thoroughly distracted I hope everyone is safe & warm wherever they are & survive the storm without difficulty. Did anyone else get the day off?

To close, I offer again Snowdays, because it's always snowing somewhere. It's even dial-up friendly.

- E V I L O U T -

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From:renny1780
Date:February 16th, 2006 09:01 am (UTC)
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Be thankful that you don't have to go out in this. I had to go out at 8am to get my car fixed and it wasn't fun. See, under all that snow is a lovely layer of ice. It was raining/snowing at the same time around 8am. It is not a good drive out there...and I might have to go out in it again (pending going to work). I'm not crazy about going to work tonight and I might call Sue and tell her that I'm not going. *sigh* It's a good excuse to play video games and watch movies and such...
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From:seanorange
Date:February 16th, 2006 09:07 am (UTC)
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Down way south of you mooks we're having some interesting weather. I guess it snowed earlier in the morning, because lots of cars had big ol' chunks flying off of them as they cruised down the highway. Melting ice was quite visible, but the covering was mild and becoming increasingly more wet.

It got REALLY dark less than an hour ago, and then we got the heaviest rainshower that I can remember having since October or so. I think there might have been a little hail mixed in with it.

For now it's okay, and we don't seem to be getting hit as badly... but know that I'm "right there with you". Or something.

~Sean
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From:laviorli
Date:February 16th, 2006 03:59 pm (UTC)
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Weird, how is it now?
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From:seanorange
Date:February 16th, 2006 04:59 pm (UTC)
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Just very drizzly, but my car was covered in hardened rain pellets when I was ready to leave work.

~Sean
From:tcdohl
Date:February 16th, 2006 11:26 am (UTC)
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If it weren't for your entry yesterday, I don't think I would have taken the impending storm as seriously as I did. Kudos for that, man.

If Sheree and I could get to Stoughton, we'd be there, but good god Madison is not taking care of their roads right now and my poor 2-wheel-drive car is at risk everywhere.
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From:evil_jim
Date:February 16th, 2006 12:35 pm (UTC)
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Now the work is done I'm really tempted to go out to Noodles -- just as far as Monona -- to get some hot lunch & relax with my latest book. The snow is like dippin' dots now & pretty light. I'm getting a touch of cabin fever & I know that if I stay in I'm only going to remain frustrated at Shadow of Rome.

I'd love to have you over but I won't let you go to such risk. Stay home. We can talk about stuff that's cool via LJ.
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From:crabmoon
Date:February 16th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)
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You should call me over here, cause I have the same feeling and I just ate noodles.
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From:laviorli
Date:February 16th, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC)
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*pout* I'm craving that curry dish from Noodles but I don't dare drive anymore.
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From:phil_bond
Date:February 16th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
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Overheard today at Channel 27:

Intern: "I was watching us this morning to see if my classes were cancelled today. We didn't have MMI up in the crawl, but they were closed. I found out when my friend called me."

Director: "What?! You don't watch us for that. You watch 3."

Intern: "What?"

Director: "Yeah. We suck. Now you know."
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From:seanorange
Date:February 16th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)
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*slaps forehead*

~Sean
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