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Oof. Throw another runnybabbit on the fire

Can you make out the outline of Britain in the picture? No? That about sums it up.

It’s been snowing for three days. I reckon we got…getting on for two feet. It’s hard to tell with the drifts.

That would be a pretty good early storm for Rhode Island on the 1st of December. It is expletive extraordinary for the South coast of England.

And like most places that get hit with a lot more of the white stuff than they’re accustomed to, everything has skittered to a halt. The usual; people spending the night in immobile trains, massive jams on major roads.

It’s supposed to stop tomorrow and get sunny, but then the temps will drop to 19ºF tomorrow night (another extraordinary number for this place) so the refreeze should be eeeeeevil.

I’ve been clomping around in my Wellies all day, cracking the ice on the chickens’ water and feeding bits to our neighborhood’s one stray cat (we take turns looking after him).

Vodka supplies….running low. Please. Send liquor.




Comment from Monotone The Elderish
Time: December 3, 2010, 12:20 am

You probably don’t wanna hear this BUT. I heard that you guys are going to get another round of it soon. Must be refreshing to get some of that east coast winter eh?

Comment from Can’t hark my cry
Time: December 3, 2010, 12:38 am

I keep pressing my mouse to the vodka bottle, left-clicking, and trying to find a “send” button, but it isn’t working. Hope you can hold out until the intrepid sled dogs are able to break trail to the Olde Village Liquore Shoppe.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: December 3, 2010, 12:43 am


Must be all that hot air in Cancun that dropped the temps…

Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: December 3, 2010, 12:47 am

Brrrrrr! And I thought it was cold in my classroom yesterday with no heat!

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: December 3, 2010, 1:18 am

Dontcha have any of that elderberry cordial left over? That should help you forget about the temperature, if I correctly remember its effect on you the last time you tried it…

Comment from cobrakai99
Time: December 3, 2010, 1:57 am

I love it when the Global Climate Change hits in December. A white Christmas is a good Christmas.

Comment from Nina\’s nina
Time: December 3, 2010, 2:19 am

I got a guy in Hull and he is having a heckuva time with the weather out there. I only remind him that, if the useless and moronic imbeciles at Heathrow had just let me through-I’d be walking in that to and from class every-day.

I’ve offered to take some of the snow that’s piling outside his doorway but it doesn’t seem to work.


We never get snow.

Comment from Skandia
Time: December 3, 2010, 3:02 am

Regards, and condolences. It might be global cooling, ya know? Might have to migrate to the Mediterranean.

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: December 3, 2010, 3:07 am

We’re supposed to get 9 inches here in Central Wisconsin Friday night/Saturday, starting with freezing rain/sleet.

Comment from Joan of Argghh!
Time: December 3, 2010, 3:36 am

The solar cycle’s sun spots (and lack thereof) are laughing at the AGW crowd. Meanwhile, NPR breathlessly reports that 2010 is one of the three hottest years on record!!

You’re welcome.

Comment from Mags
Time: December 3, 2010, 5:47 am

I’d look forward to the massive amounts of sleet and snow expected for Wisconsin if I didn’t have to drive. The best part of hospital jobs is the fact that it won’t close on account of poor driving conditions. In fact, we are the ONLY people expected to show up, and during storms bad enough for a State of Emergency, the only ones allowed out driving.
The only benefit to that is that we always have spare beds somewhere when we get snowed in at work.

Comment from The jannie
Time: December 3, 2010, 6:50 am

Weather Shock Horror Drama Probe! I’m in the People’s Republic of South Yorkshire. I went onto the school roof to take some photographs yesterday and the drifts along the walkways and around the aircon units(!) were over the top of my wellies. This morning it’s minus 10 or thereabouts.

Comment from Bill (now the .000357% of your traffic that’s from Iraq) T
Time: December 3, 2010, 7:43 am

It went all the way down to 53°F here last night. No snow, but the dust is swirling around up to about 2,000 feet…

Comment from Mike C.
Time: December 3, 2010, 9:10 am

Personally, I blame W.

Drifts over the tops of your wellies ? Feh. Once my family was stuck when our rural road was blocked by a 35′ drift. The Army Corps of Engineers finally came in and dynamited it so a military snowblower from Andrews AFB could knock a path through it.

Comment from j2
Time: December 3, 2010, 11:30 am

ferocious weather and low on booze….
my heart goes out to you Stoaty!

(Mike C.: I remember the guys from Fort Drum using some of their heavy metal to open up roads for us back in the ’70’s… fun times… fun times.)

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: December 3, 2010, 11:30 am

Mags, we Badgers are required to get in our Crown Vics and head out into the storms, too.

Comment from Clifford Scridlow
Time: December 3, 2010, 2:26 pm

Low on vodka? Not to scold, but how in the world did you let that happen?

Comment from Anonymous
Time: December 3, 2010, 2:51 pm

Good heavens, Clifford. It’s not that we don’t have reserves. We’re running out of the cheap everyday stuff. If we had to go onto the gift vodka…or the whisky or the brandy…there is, trust me, no danger of sobriety around the o’l Badger place.

Comment from Elphaba
Time: December 3, 2010, 3:09 pm

Doesn’t everybody just want to beat the ever living hell out of Al Gore, right about now? DAMN that global warming! 😉

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 3, 2010, 3:19 pm

You know why Her Stoatliness just posted as ‘Anonymous’?

It’s so cold here her fur has turned white and the computer didn’t recognise her!

And fear not, fellow minions – the drinking will continue!

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: December 3, 2010, 3:47 pm

So she is Lady Ermine?

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: December 3, 2010, 8:29 pm

Good thing you guys have reserve stocks. I was going nuts over the cost of delivering a bottle of Grey Goose Vodka, and a bottle of Stranahans Colorado Whiskey to your location via the St. Bernard express….

Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: December 3, 2010, 11:44 pm

I still have those 25ish gallons of mead aging in the cool darkness…too bad y’all are so far away!


Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 4, 2010, 12:31 am

Clear that shit out by early Jan. I’m flying thru Heathrow (because I’m a masochist, that’s why) on my way to Italy. He’ll hath no fury like me when my vacation plans go awry.

Comment from Ric Locke
Time: December 4, 2010, 2:43 am

Don’t worry, Armybrat. By January they’ll have stripes painted on the ice.

Hey, it’ll be smoother than the runways are now…


Comment from 14th Amendment
Time: December 4, 2010, 3:17 am

Yeah its definitely smoother than runaways 🙂

Comment from Oh Hell
Time: December 5, 2010, 2:25 am

No snow here, but I went out and bought a bottle of Jarhead Red, just in case….

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: December 6, 2010, 2:37 pm

Have y’all come to this:
yet? Ain’t global warming a shame!

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