Thursday, February 11, 2010

More of Winter

Hmm.  It seems that I spoke too soon about having had our quota of snow here in Hotlanta.  It appears that we will be having some Weather tomorrow.  Some Weather of the frozen variety.

Hmm.  Shall I try to go to work tomorrow?  Which is worse - staying home with the Stooges, or hiding in my cubicle?  Hmmm.  This is a delima.

When we have Weather in the South, folks go nuts.  They make a bee line for the grocery and strip the shelves.  Unfortunately, I really had to go to the grocery after work today - the Stooges had glugged down all the milk.  It was crazy at Kroger, ya'll!  I thought folks were going to fight me over my parking space!  It's hard to explain the craziness if you've never been through it.

A college buddy in Birmingham, AL (which is also due for Weather - it's sleeting in Mobile, ya'll) sent me the below funny.  Some subliminal advertising for grocery (and liquor) stores....
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING milk and bread FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN buy milk EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.  THE ATMOSPHERE ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA WILL BE CONDUCIVE TO A DOMINANT PRECIPITATION TYPE OF SNOW. SNOW buy bread WILL BEGIN FALLING AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT buy milk ACROSS FAR SOUTHWESTERN AREAS NEAR LIVINGSTON AND DEMOPOLIS. THE SNOW WILL QUICKLY SPREAD EASTWARD FRIDAY MORNING...AND IS buy bread EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF FROM WEST TO EAST LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT SNOW ACCUMULATION OF THREE TO FIVE you need more milk INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED AREA.
AREAS milk WEST OF INTERSTATE 65 WILL LIKELY EXPERIENCE THE HEAVIEST ACCUMULATING SNOW don't forget the Jack Daniels BETWEEN 7 AND 11 AM WHILE AREAS EAST OF INTERSTATE 65 WILL GET THE HEAVIEST SNOW A BIT LATER BETWEEN 10 AM AND 2 PM.

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE bread EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL milk DANGEROUS. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
See?  This explains the craziness at the grocery. Heh.

I did not go to the liquor store.

In other news....

There was a guy on the train this afternoon with these gargantuan waist length dreadlocks.  He was a huge dude, and kind of scary.  I tried to get a picture, but the train was packed and I couldn't do it quickly enough.  But here's a lovely shot from another day:

No Kidding!  It's gal with a head on a stick.  No Kidding!  (She must be a beauty school student.  But this weird head is on a stick.  She came in with it and plopped down.)

Also, I found this lovely item on the back of one of the Giveway Workbasket magazines.

It scares me.  See the quotes?  "It saved my sanity" said a nurse.  OMG!  I'd better order today!

4 comments:

  1. My question...as one how lives in the South....WHY do we always buy milk. If there's a hurricane and no electricity the milk will sour (very quickly) and in winter if we have no electricity we have cold milk to drink????I bought nothing. I did not go the the gas station and fill up. I'll drink tap water and stay home!!! :) lol

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  2. It's amazing how far-reaching these winter storms have been, especially in the south! And here in Pittsburgh we have record snowfalls this year. Enough already!

    Very amusing post! Loved the bus photo and the Workbasket ad!

    But really howled at the weather forecast with subliminal suggestions! What baffles me about the panic buying of milk is that when I go to restaurants, waitresses look at me like I'm crazy for ordering milk, and they rarely have skim milk, which is what I want. So it seems to me that very few people drink skim milk, yet it seems to disappear off the shelves at the stores, even in normal times.

    When we hopefully get out of the house (cave?) tomorrow to go grocery shopping, I'm wondering what will (and will not) be there!
    Will we fight over parking spaces, too?

    I always admire the tatting on the header of your blog and enjoy your writing style. I realize you're also experiencing some difficulties right now, and admire your strength in dealing with them.

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  3. Great post!! We in SE TN were not supposed to get any of this snow, but guess what!? It's coming down big time! Just don't forget the toilet paper when you go to the store before a snow!

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