Friday, February 5, 2010

Another Weekend, Another Snow Storm

It seems that El Nino has struck again, creating a pattern of weekend storms with a following milder mid-week weather least if you can count last weekend, this weekend, and possibly next weekend as a pattern.

Knowing what the forecast was calling for, I kept an eye out and left work this afternoon when the snow started to stick to the ground. The snow lasted until about 10 minutes after I got home and is now moved through a mix to what appears to be rain. Blegh.

Speaking of the drive home - I think I've mentioned I take the interstate to and from work as it is the most direct and quickest route - anyway, traffic was moving steady at around 70 (except for those few deluded people who think going slower than the prevailing speed is safer. Yeah. I don't understand it myself, it just seems more like a screaming expression of desire to be rear-ended but whatever, it's their vehicle) and in deference to the weather I was leaving a good 2-3 car lengths between me and the car I was following at the speed of traffic. I know, I know, that should be standard driving practice, but around here leaving that much room is generally an open invitation for drivers in the other lane to cut in, so 1-1.5 car lengths is generally accepted as standard in good weather.

Well, apparently even though I was going with the speed of traffic, it wasn't good enough for a couple of SUV and pickup truck drivers behind me who thought I should be riding the bumper of the vehicle (vee-HICK-el) in front of me, and expressed that by coming within a car length of the back of my vehicle. Is it wrong of me to take satisfaction in the fact that when they tried to pass me they ended up stuck in the slower lane? It's all about Karma, baby.

As you can guess, I got home just fine, and now that I'm in the house, the likelihood that I will emerge again until Monday (or Tuesday morning depending on how the storm progresses) is slim to none. The newspapers can rot at the end of the driveway for all I care. There's not enough in them to make the trip outside worth it, especially when I'm wearing my oh-so-comfy-but-not-terribly-warm and waist non-restricting yoga pants.

I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend, however you plan to spend it!


  1. We're bracing for the storm up here in Alexandria...current estimate is 30". I'm so sick of snow! Assume I'll be homebound at least until Monday :( Take care of yourself in your neck of the woods!

  2. Thanks for your comment to my boss post. You are so so right about the whole thing. I think I'll take your advice and give him my dates in writing, despite the fact they will probably change.

    We're cooped up inside all weekend too. Hope you're enjoying the forced staycation!

  3. I've been watching the Snowpocalypse on the news from this side of the Atlantic. Whoa, nelly that's a lot of snow.

    We get the same dorktastic driving whenever it snows in Britain (which isn't very often. This winter has been abberrant. But no one no-how got 20 inches!)

  4. Sorry to hear you guys are getting so much icky weather. The sun was actually out on Saturday and it was a balmy 60 degrees, you'd better believe Wes and I were out of the house soaking up some good old Vitamin D while we could!