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by Bill in Portland Maine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:26:31 AM PST
"Time is for careful people, not passionate ones." "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."
by roseeriter on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:27:57 AM PST
They show every speck of dirt.
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by sfbob on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:44:33 AM PST
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Jeez, you gotta have it detailed before you sell it.
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by voracious on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:02:30 AM PST
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by Oaktown Girl on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 04:31:54 PM PST
(is more like it)
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by Kombema on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 08:29:45 PM PST
are very nice out here in the desert. Still a little chilly at 51 but it is supposed to get up to 62 this afternoon. Enjoy the snow. I need to go clean the pool because it was windy yesterday and last night.
by Kevskos on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:39:12 AM PST
As a resident of VT. ;-)
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by earicicle on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:49:56 PM PST
are simply more visible than dark colored cars.
by LilithGardener on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:46:06 AM PST
A nice compromise.
I was once told the red cars are more likely to be stopped for speeding. Apparently I read to much into that one, at least according to the CHP officer who cited me 3 years ago.
by sfbob on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 03:11:59 PM PST
red convertible. I support what you were told.
by LilithGardener on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 03:50:33 PM PST
... since I stopped driving red cars. My new one is "pavement gray," making it even less noticeable. Though, I also no longer drive the way I used to.
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by radical simplicity on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 04:04:27 PM PST
long hill and going into a town, shortly after the speed limit had dropped. It was late at night, and yes I was waaaay over the posted limit, with out of state plates... I was easy revenue. Sigh.
by LilithGardener on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 04:11:57 PM PST
Going up a steep hill from a stop. It was the guy coming the other way who was speeding, but he was in an older SUV, and I was driving a brand new red sports car. I was doing 20, the ticket was for 50 in a 30 zone. I decided to take it to court, but had to forfeit, because my boss decided at the last minute to make me do a presentation to the company on the court date.
by radical simplicity on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 05:29:21 PM PST
(think Magnum's car) and told me the top speed on his car was 55 (back in the days when 55 was the top speed). I asked why and he said, "Because I'm black, in a Ferrari that is red, of course."
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by woolibaar on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 06:54:14 PM PST
So consider this comment a rec.
by radical simplicity on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 01:09:43 PM PST
except by border patrol.
But I've never owned a red car, so there you go.
by Catesby on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 06:03:27 PM PST
now have few choices in color of cars, I am looking at red as it is a favorite color, but tend to drive too fast and am afraid of a red car for that reason.
silver is the only other choice and apparently they get in fewer accidents too although that doesn't make sense since i think they are less visible.
a red convertible sounds soooo yummy even in my senior years.
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by BlueDragon on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 08:07:11 AM PST
and I've never been stopped for speeding. It's not that I don't speed, I just think the whole red cars getting stopped more thing is a urban myth. I like the visibility of having a red car. People are less apt to pull out in front of you.
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by coloradocomet on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 04:13:24 AM PST
when he bought a canary yellow car years ago. I'm pretty sure he was serious about that. He was a cautious guy.
by cocinero on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 04:40:03 PM PST
in 1977 because I'd seen a study which concluded yellow was the most visible, and therefore safest, color. Prophetic, as the car turned out to be a real lemon - but nobody ever ran into it. I figure people knew I had enough trouble with the car as it was.
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by Hanging Up My Tusks on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 09:16:11 AM PST
My dad's yellow station wagon was a lemon as well.
But my own yellow 1980 Chevette ran OK but was a magnet for yellow jackets. Every couple of days there's be one of those nasty buggers in the car in the warmer seasons. I never had that with any other car I have owned.
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by astrogeology girl on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 01:02:04 AM PST
panels (all ending in a point at the hemline) of varying colors. I would hang it on the clothesline to dry and invariably when I went out to fetch it the yellow panel and ONLY the yellow panel would be covered with bugs. Many years later I read somewhere that bugs' attraction to yellow was in their DNA. I believed it because of my experience with that dress. And now you've confirmed with your experience.
by Hanging Up My Tusks on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 11:28:03 PM PST
(which is actually blue) when i lived in wisconsin!
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by Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:08:20 AM PST
My GMC Savanna Van too!
OMG WE'RE DOOMED IT WAS THE BLIZZARD OF THE CENTURY! lol
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by Oldestsonofasailor on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:43:12 PM PST
There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.
by Puddytat on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:46:18 PM PST
by jplanner on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 04:33:20 PM PST
At my Dad's in MA.
And it's actually for sale ... if you can find it. :-)
White, 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid. 263k miles. Needs a little of everything, including the hybrid battery pack.
Probably best as a parts car.
It still runs, and gets 39 mpg with the mostly-dead hybrid battery, but I didn't want to sink the money into it to pass VT inspection. If you can do your own work, and don't mind putting about $3k of parts into it, you can end up with a 45+ mpg car (better if you don't live in the mountains) for a reasonable price. If anyone's actually interested, PM me.
by radical simplicity on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 05:12:00 PM PST
… and that's with the hybrid battery out?
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by sacrelicious on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 04:12:52 PM PST
that's not racist, is it? I mean, some of my best friends drive foreign cars.
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by Turbonerd on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 06:16:21 AM PST
by Turbonerd on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 06:15:28 AM PST
Lemme check it with CarFax and I'll get back to you with an offer...or a snow plow.
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by grog on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:30:37 AM PST
i think it comes with a ski LIFT.
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by blue drop on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:21:24 AM PST
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by bontemps2012 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:25:21 AM PST
Where are all the jobs, Boehner?
by Dirtandiron on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 05:44:15 PM PST
How can the plow tell where the drifts are and where the car is? Bill will have to put a pennant on top of it so the plow can go around.
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by freelunch on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:37:03 AM PST
Let God sort 'em out.
by Oaktown Girl on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 04:36:37 PM PST
Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!
by JeffW on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:33:00 AM PST
just wait until the plows come through and really buries it. Might have to wait until late May to get at it.
by Puddytat on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:49:36 PM PST
"May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin
by Most Awesome Nana on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:33:22 AM PST
I'm glad I left NYC on Thursday.
by freelunch on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:37:52 AM PST
alternate side parking rules for today and tomorrow.
by LilithGardener on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:47:28 AM PST
by Most Awesome Nana on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:11:27 AM PST
by LilithGardener on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:10:22 PM PST
street and we had alternate side parking. People used to fight over spaces. And after a snowstorm - Fugetaboutit!
by Most Awesome Nana on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:17:52 PM PST
People get shot over parking spaces there. Mostly when Person A shoveled out an area to park their car, and when they came back, Person B had parked there.
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by skohayes on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 03:06:40 AM PST
but there were a couple of knife fights. Had we decent public transportation, all those people wouldn't have needed cars.
by Most Awesome Nana on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 06:12:29 AM PST
I remember living in an apartment where the only parking was street parking and it was on a one-way street. I had a couple of roommates and we lived there when there was a major snowstorm that closed down the city. The roommate that had the crappiest car - the car no one trusted on a sunny spring day - was the only roommate that could get their car started and dug out. It got us around for days.
The silver lining is that living there necessarily taught me how to parallel park; I can now successfully, consistently and with minimal effort parallel park a sizable vehicle in spots few others would even think to attempt.
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by democracy inaction on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 07:59:53 AM PST
Congratulations on mastering it.
by Most Awesome Nana on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 06:06:26 PM PST
is all white at the moment.....
White flowers. I'm in CA. :)
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by KatGirl on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 05:26:34 PM PST
by jayden on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 06:29:11 PM PST
Renewable energy brings national global security.
by Calamity Jean on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 08:59:36 PM PST
Clearly the special Winter Sports Edition. Very coveted among Honda Civic connoisseurs!
by earicicle on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:34:18 AM PST
That looks like a nice aerodynamic design.
by agramante on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:37:09 AM PST
or, you took the words right out of my mouth...
by LilithGardener on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:48:09 AM PST
When you leave to top down overnight.
by ruscle on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 02:56:10 PM PST
Speaking of which, do you have plenty on which to run yourselves?
That looks whacked, Bill.
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by cosmic debris on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:37:13 AM PST
Our neighbor is out snowblowing at the moment. He's making progress in inches.
by Bill in Portland Maine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:43:03 AM PST
by cactusgal on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:43:10 AM PST
With a couple of bottles of rum... the view would be awesome!... the radio reception... not so much.
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by Texknight on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:07:59 AM PST
I dug out the walkway and was just starting on the driveway when he pulled up with his plow and said the magic words:
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by AnotherMassachusettsLiberal on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:00:19 PM PST
before you dug out the walkway?
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by Just Bob on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:52:42 PM PST
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by Lefty Coaster on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 06:48:34 PM PST
Or.....I did have. Wind's been blowin' y'know.
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by The Marti on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:38:58 AM PST
When you dig it out and find out that the wind blew it elsewhere.
by freelunch on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:38:46 AM PST
is parked there instead.
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by asterkitty on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:16:00 AM PST
parking in my space.....er.....
You know very well what I mean! Stop that!
by The Marti on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:00:10 PM PST
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by emmasnacker on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 03:54:49 PM PST
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by chrississippi on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:39:03 AM PST
And I am serious. :-D
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by One Pissed Off Liberal on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:39:16 AM PST
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by Statusquomustgo on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:39:21 AM PST
...we got in Chicago 2 years ago was bad!
I sure hope you and Michael don't have to go anywhere in the near-future.
by JeffW on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:40:57 AM PST
12 year-old lab. She gets so excited in snow, but this morning all she could do was jump a few feet, squat, and jump a few feet back. That's the most flummoxed I've ever seen her.
We'll probably top out at just above 30 inches.
by Bill in Portland Maine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:45:53 AM PST
can't figure out the drifting. One second he's running, and the next he's disappeared...
And we cant use the gas grill as a unit of measure anymore; it looks like your car, if I could see your car. Or the grill.
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enzo, The Art of Racing in the Rain
by rebereads on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:57:09 AM PST
No wonder she's flummoxed, that snow is DEEP.
It drifted up so high in places my sister can't get out of her house at all, not even to take her dog out. Which is probably a blessing, since there's a about two more feet of snow than there is of dog in her case.
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by Vacationland on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:15:32 AM PST
Which is probably a blessing, since there's a about two more feet of snow than there is of dog in her case.
by Calamity Jean on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:38:24 AM PST
by asterkitty on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:17:08 AM PST
Have to have something to keep the little guy on the surface. He will also need a snowsuit. And possibly some kind of tether, since the wind is so strong he's at risk of blowing away!
by Vacationland on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:44:05 AM PST
So he could get out to shovel his car. He used PVC pipe and duct tape, with bungie cords to strap his feet on. They looked almost real!
by radical simplicity on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 05:24:07 PM PST
I wish there were pictures...bet there are lots of folks with the basic materials lying around!
by Vacationland on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 06:21:25 PM PST
Word has it he used a steamer to pump steam into the pipe, then bent it, and clamped it until it cooled. After that it was just a matter of a bunch of tape. I can't tell what was used to attach the straps with bungies - maybe short bolts with nuts on the bottom side?
by radical simplicity on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:08:50 PM PST
clever Yankees! A-yah!
by PinHole on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:06:47 PM PST
I totally have to share that with my brother-in-law; he loves stuff like this! :-D
by Vacationland on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 04:33:16 PM PST
dives in to the snowbanks. Buries herself, and comes up grinning. She's insane. :)
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by ChurchofBruce on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:17:37 AM PST
by emmasnacker on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 03:56:00 PM PST
no idea how to put pictures up here at DKos :)
Which is pathetic considering how long I've been here. I should probably figure it out someday :D
by ChurchofBruce on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 10:01:34 AM PST
Charlie is a 12 year old mutt that we thought was mostly Lab, until we had his DNA done for fun. He's about 8 different dogs :) He's got arthritis and he's starting to turn gray, but when they had their Christmas snow, he was like a puppy.
After sweltering in south Florida for 3 years, Charlie is happy to be in Canada where the weather is kinder to black furries. He's smiling!
Their new snow is half way up the doors of the house - it's going to be over Charlie's head - but I'm sure he'll tunnel his way through so he can play. His sister Taylor, is shorter, not so sure she'll be able to get out there!
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by Ricochet67 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 06:24:24 AM PST
of happy dogs!
by Jane in Maine on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 08:09:38 PM PST
when I was a kid and we had one of those blizzards in NE where the wind was so strong, you have bare grass next to these funny shaped drifts that are hard enough to walk on.
Funny watching Lady walk up a drift and fall though an disappear. Then she comes "bouncing" back out of the same hole she went in.
I always thought of Pepe le Pue and how he used to jump when he was chasing the cat.
by KatGirl on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 05:35:43 PM PST
around Xmas time -- the only time I remember SLC actually shutting down for snow.
Mr. MAHW took pity on our mini Schnauzer and shoveled paths for him in the back yard. He looked like he was trotting down narrow, walled trail for a while when he'd go out.
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by middleagedhousewife on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:16:48 AM PST
Worst thing about a big snow storm there is the canyon winds that sometimes follow it.
We used to live in west Farmington, years and years ago, right on the banks of Farmington Creek. West of I-15 and before any of the development started out there. There were only 2 or 3 houses, including us.
We got cut off, canyon winds blew drifts across the road in and out and the county couldn't keep it open; it would literally drift over in minutes and become impassible.
I called the county shop and they sent a plow truck out, I followed him into town (downtown Farmington) and hit the little grocery store there (place called Bowman's, across from the courthouse). The plow truck waited for me, opened the road so I could get home.
We were stuck there for 2 or 3 days before the winds died down and they could open the road permanently.
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by wheeldog on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:27:59 AM PST
Pile of snow on the deck currently...but not as much as Bill
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by UTvoter on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:52:16 PM PST
by emmasnacker on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 03:56:44 PM PST
weekend 1979. We got about 2 to 2 1/2 feet of snow and 8 to 10 foot snow drifts. We lived in a single story ranch house and on one side of our house, the wind was coming in at such an angle that the drift was literally higher than our roof line! We had fun climbing up the drift onto the roof and jumping off (and no, Mom was on the other side of the house clueless ;) She was soooo pissed because she had just bought a brand new 1979 Mustang the day before and she couldn't drive it for about 10 days.
We had had a mini Schnauzer named Muffin and my Dad had dug a maze of trenches for her. She was not a happy camper!!
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by mindara on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 02:12:42 PM PST
You've got CT levels of snow up your way. New Haven County appears to have had the worst of it, with many locations with 2.5 or more feet of accumulation. Atypically more snow along the coast than inland for the most part:
NEW HAVEN COUNTY
New Haven 34.3
North Haven 25.7
Downcoast, Bridgeport (30) and Fairfield (29) had almost as much.
New Haven 34.3
North Haven 25.7
Downcoast, Bridgeport (30) and Fairfield (29) had almost as much.
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by Land of Enchantment on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:41:04 AM PST
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by TrueBlueMajority on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:17:55 AM PST
I remember driving up to the CA mountains after a blizzard that hit CA in 1982 where the snow fall was 12 FEET or more. Snow plows had made a canyon (one way) for cars to get to the ski area!
by woolibaar on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 07:05:16 PM PST
Hamden border. So probably would have about 30" of snow. Hope there are kids still enjoying sledding down Northside Rd hill!
by PinHole on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:09:11 PM PST
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by maxomai on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:42:08 AM PST
by Bill in Portland Maine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:47:24 AM PST
I live in Los Angeles and AC is a must.
by dannyinla on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:18:50 AM PST
by freelunch on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:40:31 AM PST
a large snow drift. :)
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by Lily O Lady on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:48:19 AM PST
which would make it carbonation...
by asterkitty on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:18:38 AM PST
that this storm was no big deal.
can i kick the tires?
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by Laurence Lewis on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:42:11 AM PST
by Lily O Lady on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:48:43 AM PST
he'll invite prospective buyers over to kick the tires, and as they flail around kicking everything they think might be a tire, they'll clear his driveway!
by Laurence Lewis on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:52:25 AM PST
by Lily O Lady on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:58:01 AM PST
...if not for you meddling kids.
by Bill in Portland Maine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:00:39 AM PST
by Lily O Lady on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:11:02 AM PST
...hey you kids! Get off my snow!!!
by wheeldog on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:36:07 PM PST
truth tires .
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by indycam on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:03:50 AM PST
by Lily O Lady on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:12:41 AM PST
waddya think would happen to a car?
My grandbabies live in Boston. The snow would about swallow my littlest. (If they let her out to play in it!)
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by glitterscale on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:42:38 AM PST
Seriously. My 5-year-old put on hers, grabbed "her" shovel and went out to help dad on the patio. Then she came through the house to the front door, and down the cleared steps to make snow angels in the front garden. 20-30 minutes outside and she was tired enough to go lay down.
She's been playing in the snow since she was one; once the wind dies down, kids love even deep snow.
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by FlyingToaster on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:39:50 AM PST
And I can just imagine that flag of red hair floating just above the snow!
by glitterscale on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:43:40 PM PST
and huddle up for hours with a book! Sometimes took my lunch sammie out there too.
by emmasnacker on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 03:59:32 PM PST
actually saw a photo of someone doing this today -- standing next to a pile the plow had dumped at a corner or something, that was taller than she was, with her arms and legs out like a snow angel.
For the little ones, that and making snow-critters that are bigger than they are would be a thrill.
by rugbymom on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:56:46 PM PST
is this a Hybrid?
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by Churchill on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:46:29 AM PST
But I might be able to look under the hood and tell you around May.
by Bill in Portland Maine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:51:59 AM PST
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by Limelite on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:49:09 PM PST
then I saw the snark tag. Have a great day Bill.
by Churchill on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 04:07:38 AM PST
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by indycam on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:47:14 AM PST
and throw in some global warming for free.
by think blue on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:56:39 AM PST
Just have to go rescue it from the snow drift that's swallowed half of it.
It's all in the parking, you know? :)
"Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." Hubert H. Humphrey
by Onomastic on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:57:42 AM PST
Sure we have Rick Perry and the Secessionists, a marginal education system, and disintegrating roads. But no state taxes (we prefer to squeeze the life out of our citizens in other ways), and, thanks to global warming, it was over 80 degrees yesterday. The wildflowers are coming out, the bees are buzzing, my lawn needs mowing, and it is February!
"Sometimes paranoia's just having all the facts." William S. Burroughs
by SaltWaterCroc on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:59:49 AM PST
...in August, when the residents of Portland, Maine are kicking back with a cold brew and the occasional ocean breeze on our own 80-degree days, your Texas lawn will most likely be on fire since global warming has decided to approximate the surface of Venus in the American Southwest.
by Vacationland on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:10:25 AM PST
by bontemps2012 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:30:43 AM PST
by mindara on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 02:16:52 PM PST
by Vacationland on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 06:24:10 PM PST
Texas has very high sales taxes, just like here--maybe what you meant was "no state income tax"? It's not the same as "no tax"...states without income taxes tend to tax the crap out of everything but income, i.e. all clothing is taxed, the phone bill has all kinds of local taxes added, and property tax is a lot higher than in civilized states.
My lawn needs mowing too, by the way, and the citrus seem to be blooming early. I hate having to put the A/C on in February.
"All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone
by Alice in Florida on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 07:04:50 PM PST
Been there, done that....for 3 years.
Thanks for the offer, but I'll take New England, even with the snow and cold, over Texas any day.
(I've said before, and will say again, met great people in TX, but truly, there is no place like 'home', and I say this after 2 days of no power, oodles of snow and frigid cold....outside AND in the house!)
I think, therefore I am........................... Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose....AKA Engine Nighthawk - don't even ask!
by Lilyvt on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 08:08:56 AM PST
Oh, wait a minute, they charge $35 an hour nowadays. Probably cheaper to just let the plows eat it.
"The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced." -Zappa My Site
by meagert on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:01:29 AM PST
But they keep getting buried in the snow. We've lost a dozen today already.
by Bill in Portland Maine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:04:35 AM PST
Those suckers are visible unless the drifts get really deep!
by Vacationland on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:11:34 AM PST
Bowdoinham gave up on the plowing at around 8 this morning.
by rebereads on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:24:53 AM PST
You need a mole machine!
Where's International Rescue when you need them?
by JeffW on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:35:45 AM PST
When I was a kid in the 50's, we charged 50 cents.
by jakedog42 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 04:23:35 PM PST
used car purchase inspection.
You will never trust your car again.
Could you do me a favor and troll your neighbors by building a car igloo in an empty space.
"Til you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules" John Lennon - Working Class Hero
by Horace Boothroyd III on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:02:28 AM PST
If the photo were tinted a light brown, I'd have thought it was a dune buggy.
Plaintiffs' Employment Law Attorney (harassment, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing, wage & hour, &c.) in North Orange County, CA.
"I love this goddamn country, and we're going to take it back."
-- Saul Alinsky
by Seneca Doane on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:06:08 AM PST
You can't keep a mighty tree alive (much less expect it to thrive) by only spritzing the fine leaves at its tippy-top. The fate of the whole tree depends on nurturing the grassroots. - Jim Hightower
by PSzymeczek on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:27:03 AM PST
I'm am in africa and I drilly wish to buy just that car .
I will send you $40,000 check , my best cousin is there in your beautiful state , plesae give to him $5,000 to cover the shipping costs ...
by indycam on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:07:46 AM PST
Bill, I think your problems are solved!
by Vacationland on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:12:37 AM PST
I just sent my life savings to his bank account. Your car should arrive in 3 weeks.
This has been an awesome and mutually-beneficial financial transaction!
(You did deposit the $40,000, right? Right?????)
by Bill in Portland Maine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:13:53 AM PST
by rebereads on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:26:20 AM PST
Your account number and routing number I'll pay $50K...
And do an electronic transfer...
by Oldestsonofasailor on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:52:20 PM PST
spellcheck was a bitch.
by emmasnacker on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 04:06:04 PM PST
another snow job from Bill
music- the universal language
by daveygodigaditch on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:09:55 AM PST
Sorry I couldn't resist, (but the "..." is because this is a family site, after all).
by LilithGardener on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:57:06 AM PST
the missing word here is 'snowblower'. Tell me what I won!" :)
"Life is too short for front-wheel drive." -Sabine Schmidt
by nhox42 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:13:35 PM PST
Or is the photo taken from the rear-view mirror of another car where objects may appear smaller than they are? No matter, I'll be right over to take it for a test drive.
Be careful, and stay warm digging out! :)
by middleagedhousewife on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:12:03 AM PST
Apart from the taste for blood wine.
by bontemps2012 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:32:58 AM PST
that said "Objects under shirt are larger than they appear.
by jakedog42 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 04:27:07 PM PST
by duckhunter on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:12:29 AM PST
doesn't pee on what should be tires.
by Limelite on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:57:12 PM PST
Radical Activist Homosexual Agenda: 1. Equality 2. See #1
by skip945 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:12:56 AM PST
to you, Michael and the aminals.
See you (the humans, not the aminals) in June! No snow here in the Bay Area, sunny and just slightly cool.
There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut
by Cali Scribe on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:13:40 AM PST
I don't see any scratches or dents. Seems in good shape.
Will you take a check?
by jim in IA on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:19:34 AM PST
a no-door car.
Is it good on gas?
by xyz on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:21:07 AM PST
that you can't even take it to a station if you wanted to .
by indycam on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:50:47 AM PST
after I posted! They don't call me a day late and a dollar short for nuthin'!
by xyz on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:47:28 AM PST
by lastman on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:30:33 AM PST
by Bob Johnson on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:33:41 AM PST
Father Time remains undefeated.
by jwinIL14 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:34:24 AM PST
by jwinIL14 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:37:27 AM PST
by LilithGardener on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:58:58 AM PST
Pile of Suck right there. Wow.
by nhox42 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:15:02 PM PST
by Lilyvt on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 08:13:08 AM PST
when I clicked your post I said this should be interesting !
by eeff on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:40:18 AM PST
will pay good money for that car, dig it out and find it's only Bill's yellow rubber ducky.
by xyz on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:40:24 AM PST
you digging it out?
Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.
by Renie57 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:43:18 AM PST
You pay me and dig it out, and I renege on the deal. That way, everyone in this deal named Billy wins.
Damn...I've been spending too much time on right-wing blogs.
by Bill in Portland Maine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:46:02 AM PST
We have only just begun and none too soon.
by global citizen on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:44:23 AM PST
by Bill in Portland Maine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:47:46 AM PST
by nhox42 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:15:47 PM PST
"FK the deficit. People got no jobs. People got no money." Charlie Pierce
by RubDMC on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:46:27 AM PST
by Bill in Portland Maine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:48:45 AM PST
because of all the snow.
Let us all have the strength to see the humanity in our enemies, and the courage to let them see the humanity in ourselves.
by Nowhere Man on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 03:34:24 PM PST
by brooklynbadboy on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:51:28 AM PST
by Bill in Portland Maine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:54:18 AM PST
on a snowmobile .
by indycam on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:52:32 AM PST
so she can't give the ticket :-D
by TrueBlueMajority on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:06:10 AM PST
"Honest, Your Honor, it was just the lawn chair I put out there to protect my parking space."
by rugbymom on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:59:53 PM PST
outrageous claims about Global WARMING.
by cactusgal on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:55:59 AM PST
that Global Warming is a plot by BiPM to turn his home state into a tropical paradise?
Nope, this doesn't refute that claim. It just shows that Bill needs better henchmen. (Henchpersons?)
by Nowhere Man on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 03:37:12 PM PST
thanks for the laugh!
I'm pretty tired of being told what I care about.
by hulibow on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:04:07 AM PST
At the end of art class, I handed over my plain white piece of drawing paper and told the teacher it was a polar bear in a snowstorm.
She did not give me a good grade.
Evidently I was ahead of my time.
Cheers, BiPM. Hope you find that car soon!
"Bernie Madoff's mistake was stealing from the rich. If he'd stolen from the poor he'd have a cabinet position." -OPOL
by blue in NC on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:04:44 AM PST
gave my mother a painting with a few streaks of white on white. Title: "Fetching Matinicus in the fog."
My father's version was "polar bear eating a marshmallow at the North Pole."
by rugbymom on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:01:44 PM PST
It seems curiosity has killed the cat that had my tongue.
by Murphoney on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:05:39 AM PST
by Bill in Portland Maine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:08:33 AM PST
by Murphoney on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:10:27 AM PST
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
by Ex Con on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:10:11 AM PST
"...of Apple's profits for the next, oh, say, five years" to the end of that, you've got a deal.
by Bill in Portland Maine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:19:57 AM PST
we wouldn't even be talking.
by Ex Con on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:47:35 AM PST
about how much I am laughing at that pure marshmallow photo of your car. Thank you. I needed that.
by asterkitty on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:13:55 AM PST
it's so much work to dig out and a big mess as it melts and sucks being stranded....it's okay, I think that Bill guy has a sense of humor.
by hulibow on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:20:28 AM PST
1996 Subaru all-wheel drive. With a Daily Kos sticker on it.
What is truth? -- Pontius Pilate
by commonmass on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:18:11 AM PST
for sale and that's final.
Ceiling Cat rules....srsly.
by side pocket on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:24:29 AM PST
by commonmass on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 06:46:31 PM PST
about the mechanical woes of the Soob; hoisted by your own petard, cm!!
by rebereads on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:26:09 PM PST
I just bought a 2011 Subaru.Great cars BTW.
by jakedog42 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 04:34:40 PM PST
it pays to get out early. The new rib place finally opened.
by aoeu on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:21:36 AM PST
"Injustice wears ever the same harsh face wherever it shows itself." - Ralph Ellison
by KateCrashes on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:22:05 AM PST
please don't sell it till I get there.
it'll take me a while...
every adult is responsible for every child
by ridemybike on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:28:28 AM PST
by Lefty Coaster on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 06:57:36 PM PST
by ridemybike on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:25:49 PM PST
Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.
by darthstar on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:29:06 AM PST
We're thinking of opening a ski resort on top of it.
by Bill in Portland Maine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:31:29 AM PST
and New Hampshire.
and Rhode Island . . . . .
----- GOP found drowned in Grover Norquist's bathtub.
When it all goes wrong, hippies and engineers will save us. -- Reggie Watts
by JimWilson on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:36:58 AM PST
that looked just like that in 1978.
If you think you're too small to be effective, you've never been in the dark with a mosquito.
by marykk on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:37:12 AM PST
My father's first new car was a `68' Cutlass S Holiday Coupe, gold with a vinyl roof.
It would pass anything on the road, except a gas station!
by JeffW on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:41:35 AM PST
Dad bought it from a number niner, I don't remember who. Dave Rawlings, maybe? Whoever it was might have taken the rowboat in partial payment.
by marykk on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:55:09 AM PST
by Onomastic on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:44:40 AM PST
has blanket protection.
Intelligent Designer Laments Lapse in Intelligence
by mrblifil on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:46:28 AM PST
by Bill in Portland Maine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:56:40 AM PST
I mean, literally. This time of year we are usually socked in with snow. Now, I look out on the patio where my bbq stuff is tucked away for the winter, and it might as well be out on full display. No snow anywhere near it.
The number to call is BR-549.
by lotac on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:52:53 AM PST
by truthhurtsaz on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:01:24 PM PST
It's really a Packard.
by Bill in Portland Maine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:05:49 PM PST
'Cuz I can see you don't have the knack for shovelling.
by lotac on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:04:32 PM PST
Stay fired up: now is the time to focus on downticket change! #Forward
by emidesu on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:34:37 PM PST
option installed right about now...
"How come when it’s us, it’s an abortion, and when it’s a chicken, it’s an omelette?" - George Carlin
by yg17 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:36:27 PM PST
And offer to leave the shovel.
by Ozymandius on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:36:36 PM PST
Our 1995 Saturn SL2 buried under 2 and a half feet of snow in our driveway. Plowman could only plow 2/3 of driveway. Car and the rest of driveway slowly being dug out in shifts by me, my wife and younger son.
Good luck BiPM and all others hit by this storm.
Let's be careful out there.
Blue is blue and must be that. But yellow is none the worse for it - Edith Sidebottom
by kenwards on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:38:11 PM PST
I might be interested since it's 77 degrees & sunny here.
by Limelite on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:43:18 PM PST
by UTvoter on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:48:54 PM PST
really cold weather, since it's only going to be in the low 60s today here in Phoenix. Brrrr, sweater weather!
stay together / learn the flowers / go light - Gary Snyder
by Mother Mags on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:52:02 PM PST
for VW Golf TDI:
by belinda ridgewood on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:56:44 PM PST
I've always wanted a VW with a set of Yosemite Sam mudflaps.
by Bill in Portland Maine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:00:31 PM PST
happened to me with a white Corvair. Only way I found it was by the antenna sticking out of the drift.
by jakedog42 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 04:40:26 PM PST
Editor, Red and Black Publishers
by Lenny Flank on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:59:57 PM PST
by Limelite on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:00:10 PM PST
It's 76 degrees and sunny here today in St Pete FL.
by Lenny Flank on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:01:22 PM PST
It's actually clear and sunny out now, the snow is still relatively clean, I got the sidewalk shovelled, I've got heat and a cuppa tea and Celtic music on the radio -- New England winter at its best.
by rugbymom on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:04:22 PM PST
When the hurricane hits Tampa Bay, I'll wish I was where YOU are. ;)
by Lenny Flank on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:06:09 PM PST
Your face got in the way of my hand as I was...um...waving hello to you. Several hundred times.
by Bill in Portland Maine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:05:49 PM PST
It's the white lumpy cold stuff, right?
by Lenny Flank on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:25:17 PM PST
An attached, heated garage with a power door and a magic clicker thingie. This native of Hawaii will NEVER live in this crazy snowy climate without one again. I do keep a nice soft foam scraper in the car on the odd chance that a few flurries happen when I'm out and about, and the car is exposed to the elements.
My sweaty yet frostbitten years of digging out my poor little Mazda are a distant and painful memory.
/ducks & runs for cover.
by earicicle on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:05:16 PM PST
Figured I'd share my link to the snow we're getting up here in Hampden, ME.
Hampden Snow 2/9/2013
by Jadrie on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:10:09 PM PST
...the dog looks elated.
Storm finally wound down. Just got done shoveling out the 3-foot drifts on the screened-in porch.
by Bill in Portland Maine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:58:26 PM PST
Once you dig out that car you still have to see if its drivable. Good grief!
Please c'mon down to South Florida. I have a spare bedroom for you and CSM. Really.
I ♥ President Obama!
by CocoaLove on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:16:29 PM PST
Why the black and white photo?
Sum ergo cogito.
by fisheye on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:19:04 PM PST
CSM got it out.
"Democracy only works when we claim it as our own" -Bill Moyers
by Eddie C on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:35:55 PM PST
Wait - I can't find my parking spot.
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST
by DocGonzo on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:37:53 PM PST
Earth: Mostly harmless ~ The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (revised entry)
by yawnimawke on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:46:55 PM PST
mountains of California where it was not uncommon to get 6 feet of snow overnight. I kept a long pole at hand so I could poke into the snow until I could find where I left the snow mobile parked.
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
by reflectionsv37 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 02:14:27 PM PST
I can already feel the cool breeze through my hair!
Some people are intolerant, and I CAN'T STAND people like that. -- Tom Lehrer
by TheCrank on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 02:15:19 PM PST
I never had to park outside and haven't had a car for decades.
Here is my question: when the snow melts will it still leak into the car or are cars totally waterproof and impermeable?
Meanwhile, I wish Bill in Portland Maine would set up a time-lapse camera so we can see the progress.
by LNK on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 02:18:27 PM PST
cars are car wash proof.
don't always believe what you think
by claude on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 05:03:25 PM PST
You just saved $50 from the gym
Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle
by Chris Reeves on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 03:55:35 PM PST
Thanks a lot.
by Bill in Portland Maine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 04:06:47 PM PST
It has an invisibility cloak that is effective against visible light. Does the cloak work against the bands used for police radar? (And does the invisibility cloak work if it's not buried in 4 feet of snow?) If so, I think I might be interested.
by liberaldregs on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 04:11:37 PM PST
by jplanner on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 04:31:34 PM PST
we always did, on the street. Snow flurries were forecast, so of course we got nearly a foot. The plow went down the street and buried the parked cars. No shovel in the trunk so we had to dig out that puppy by hand. Took about 2 hours.
""How long does getting thin take?" Pooh asked anxiously." -- A. A. Milne
by pittie70 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 04:36:58 PM PST
Hunger In America
by Quilldriver on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 04:47:08 PM PST
It works great.
by Bill in Portland Maine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 04:54:04 PM PST
That looks more like a '49 Hudson. Will you take 500.00?
I'm not always political, but when I am I vote Democratic. Stay Democratic, my friends. -The Most Interesting Man in the World
by boran2 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 04:58:06 PM PST
Because it's really just a stubborn mule tied to a wagon.
by Bill in Portland Maine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 05:12:03 PM PST
December 8 - 6:00 PM - It started to snow. The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses Print. So romantic we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!
December 9 - We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic sight! Can there be a lovelier place in the whole world? Moving here was the best idea I've ever had! Shoveled for the first time in years and felt like a boy again. I did both our driveway and the sidewalks. This afternoon the snowplow came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again. What a perfect life!
December 12 - The sun has melted all our lovely snow. Such a disappointment! My neighbor tells me not to worry- we'll definitely have a white Christmas. No snow on Christmas would be awful! Bob says we'll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I'll never want to see snow again. I don't think that's possible. Bob is such a nice man, I'm glad he's our neighbor.
December 14 - Snow, lovely snow! 8 inches last night. The temperature dropped to -20. The cold makes everything sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is the life! The snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again. I didn't realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but I'll certainly get back in shape this way. I wish l wouldn't huff and puff so.
December 15 - Twenty inches forecast. Sold my van and bought a 4x4 Blazer. Bought snow tires for the wife's car and 2 extra shovels. Stocked the freezer. The wife wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out. I think that's silly. We aren't in Alaska , after all.
December 16 - Ice storm this morning. Fell on my ass on the ice in the driveway putting down salt. Hurt like hell. The wife laughed for an hour, which I think was very cruel.
December 17 - Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go anywhere. Electricity was off for 5 hours. I had to pile the blankets on to stay warm. Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her. Guess I should've bought a wood stove, but won't admit it to her. God I hate it when she's right. I can't believe I'm freezing to death in my own living room.
December 20 - Electricity's back on, but had another 14 inches of the damn stuff last night. More shoveling!
Took all day. The damn snowplow came by twice. Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they said they're too busy playing hockey. I think they're lying. Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a snow blower and they're out. Might have another shipment in March. I think they're lying. Bob says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me. I think he's lying.
December 22 - Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13 more inches of the white shit fell today, and it's so cold, it probably won't melt till August. Took me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel and then I had to piss. By the time I got undressed, pissed and dressed again. I was too tired to shovel. Tried to hire Bob who has a plow on his truck for the rest of the winter, but he says he's too busy. I think the asshole is lying.
December 23 - Only 2 inches of snow today and it warmed up to 0. The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning. What is she, nuts?!! Why didn't she tell me to do that a month ago? She says she did but I think she's lying.
December 24 - six inches - Snow packed so hard by snowplow, l broke the shovel. Thought I was having a heart attack. If I ever catch the son of a bitch who drives that snow plow, I'll drag him through the snow by his balls and beat him to death with my broken shovel. I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shoveling and then he comes down the street at a 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over where I've just been! Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our presents, but I was too busy watching for the damn snowplow.
December 25 - Merry freaking Christmas! 20 more inches of the damn slop tonight -Snowed in. The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil. God, I hate the snow! Then the snowplow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife says I have a bad attitude. I think she's an idiot. If I have to watch "It's A Wonderful Life" one more time, I'm going to stuff her into the microwave.
December 26 - Still snowed in. Why the hell did I ever move here? It was all HER idea. She's really getting on my nerves.
December 27 - Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze; plumber came after 14 hours of waiting for him, he only charged me $1,400 to replace all my pipes.
December 28 - Warmed up to above -20. Still snowed in. The BITCH is driving me crazy!!!
December 29 - Ten more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in. That's the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?
December 30 - Roof caved in. I beat up the snow plow driver, and now he is suing me for a million dollars, not only the beating I gave him, but also for trying to shove the broken snow shovel up his ass. The wife went home to her mother. Nine more inches predicted.
December 31 - I set fire to what's left of the house. No more shoveling.
January 8 - Feel so good. I just love those little white pills they keep giving me. Why am I tied to the bed?
"It is easier to build strong children, than to repair broken men." - Fredrick Douglas
by barefoot coyote on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 05:15:41 PM PST
this storm produced the first real snow in the NYC area in 2 long years ( i'm not counting the devastating Halloween slush fest that put down 4 heavy inches and took out power everywhere or the Nov 7 storm because it happened a few days after Sandy and well, after that, no one gave a shit about a few inches of snow....) and it was great here in NJ where most areas had between 6-12, some going to 17 inches.
by leftangler on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 03:07:13 AM PST
by janetsal on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 03:53:56 AM PST
why didn't you get out there with your leaf blower and at least let us see the roof.....
by KatGirl on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 05:21:53 PM PST
You made me really Laugh Out Loud for the first time in days!
Thank you! I imagine my son and daughter-in-law's cars look just like yours! Only his is a 2008 Honda CRV and hers is a 2009 Toyota something or other.
by Ricochet67 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 05:25:26 PM PST
Boehner Just Wants Wife To Listen, Not Come Up With Alternative Debt-Reduction Ideas
by dov12348 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 06:13:58 PM PST
Northwestern Alberta is loaded with vehicles like
by Emmy on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 06:37:52 PM PST
a popular color this year in the northeast, or so I hear.
by decembersue on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 06:44:37 PM PST
Just hand me the keys.
"This is NOT what I thought I'd be when I grew up."
by itzik shpitzik on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 06:58:46 PM PST
When we lived in upstate NY where in between blizzards the lake-effect snow comes down six months of the year, my Subaru always started every single time, day or night, and I never once got stuck in the snow. Only trouble I ever had with it was it ran out of gas once.
I love it that Obama's channeling Harry Truman: "I don't give 'em hell; I just tell the truth and they think it's hell!"
by sillia on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 07:53:55 PM PST
by Lefty Coaster on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 07:02:53 PM PST
to find an excuse to keep their cars parked in their front yard. It's a conspiracy!
by julesrules39 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 07:10:24 PM PST
I'm in the market for a car :(
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by Actbriniel on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 07:30:37 PM PST
it's extremely aerodynamic - just look at those sleek curves...
by BARAKABETH on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 07:42:59 PM PST
by sensetolisten on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 08:33:30 PM PST
'Per Ardua Ad Astra'
by shortfinals on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 08:41:03 PM PST
All snark aside.... its located near SF and I'm genuinely open to inquiries and offers via KosMail.
#3: ensure network neutrality; #2: ensure electoral integrity; #1: ensure ecosystemic sustainability.
by ivote2004 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:06:47 PM PST
are you guys gonna stay with us during netroots?
taking reservations now!
we are only 1 hr away from san jose, so before or after the big event? or during if you don't mind driving! u are welcome here!
"A dollah makes me hollah"-- Stephen Colbert, pretending to be S. Palin
by stagemom on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:22:01 PM PST
oh never mind.
by This old man on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:37:20 PM PST
we "only' got between 6-12, some portions got a little more, and i don't count Long Island, at least the parts that got slammed with over 2 feet, in the metro area.....what an amazing storm for CT and LI though. As for Maine, even those folks gotta stand up and take notice at 2 feet, tho my BIL up in Lewiston swears NYC's boxing Day Blizzard in 2010, which he was visiting down here during, remains the worst he has ever seen. One thing I love about this area is the chance at these monster Noreasters that can deliver the goods. 75% of what falls in winter in the NYC metro areas is rain, but when we get a big snow, it can be a shocker. Even Philly, Baltimore and DC get them at times. Surprised to read that Chicago, with its higher amounts of yearly snow, would only have 2 recorded storms that would make it in the top 10 NYC storms.They just don't have the coastal waters to tap into, and don't get as much lake effect due to location. Buffalo of course is in a class by itself, but lake effect snow is a different animal than a monster coastal storm. Not sure it matters to those who have to dig out of it.
by leftangler on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 03:01:26 AM PST
I have one of those in my yard, 'cept mine's a Hyundai and it's not for sale. I'll give it to anyone who shovels it out!
by Lilyvt on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 08:27:35 AM PST
snow job on this.
I'm a partisan who does sully himself with the muck of electoral politics
by Its the Supreme Court Stupid on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 08:38:14 AM PST
Fantom are okay.
by mjbleo on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 09:13:48 AM PST
I lost my car like that in London Ontario in the winter mega storm of 1977 ... after being buried like yours a plow came and cleared the parking lot ... not knowing my car was there he decided to make his big snow pile right behind and partially on top of my car ... didn't find it again until spring and it was a helluva job shoveling it out even then ... so I can sympathize :)
"Not all who wander are lost"
by mysticl on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 10:03:43 AM PST
I thought it said "Wanna buy a used cat?", and I was thinking I could use a new used cat!
by Flying Goat on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 03:15:33 PM PST
for a one-sheet advertising the new Vin Diesel movie Fast & Furious 6: Portland Drift (coming soon to a white reflective surface near you.) I like how they're going with a tasteful, minimalist marketing campaign.
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by Uncle Igor on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 12:53:33 AM PST
by seriously70 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 09:20:49 PM PST
by a2nite on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 09:35:41 AM PST
by you on soon
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