Friday, December 14, 2007

Follow-Up Friday - Under Blizzard Conditions

Ladies and Gents, in case you missed, the Northeastern part of the U.S. of A. was hit with a bit of a snowstorm last night. IN the grand scheme of snowstorms, it wasn't even that major of a storm...I believe we had about 10 inches by the time it was all said and done, so yeah, a lot of snow, but we've had more.

HOWEVER, in terms of the commute home, this one will go down in history as one of the WORST EVER. At least for me it will. It started snowing around 1PM, and my boss was kind enough to send us home at 2PM. I kind of wish now he had not, because it seems that everyone else on the planet ALSO decided to leave at the same time. I was home a little bit after 5PM.

Let me put this in perspective for you. I live 11.5 miles from my job. ELEVEN MILES. It took me THREE HOURS to go 11 miles.

When the storm began, I took some before and "during" photos, with plans to take "after" photos and do a fun post about the storm today. After my travel ordeal, I went home and finished off a bottle of wine and pretty much said "screw the storm pictures, I want nothing to do with this freakin' storm anymore". So, you get no pictures. Maybe I'll give you some for Wordless Wednesday next week. Maybe I'll be over it by then.

That said, because I left work early yesterday, I have A LOT to do today, so Follow-Up Friday is being cancelled this week. My apologies, but I just have too much to do. Instead, I direct you to this post. I'm getting some interesting responses, and the different viewpoints are exactly why I asked the questions I asked. What do you think? How do you feel? (I have responded to comments in there, so drop in if you left a comment too).

Have a great weekend everyone, I have my company's Christmas Party on Saturday night, and another Nor'Easter is expected on Sunday, so I may not leave the house that day.



Rebecca said...

Hehe - come take a look at Rockin' With Frigga - today's the day a few songs will come up that I know you know of!!!

Rebecca said...

And okay, now that I've read the post... ;-)

Sucks about the commute, reminds me of fighting LA traffic, only then my problem was it was summer and I didn't have a cooling fan for my engine back then - ya, middle of summer and I had to have my heat blasting just so I could sit in stop and stop traffic in LA - have I ever mentioned that I greatly dislike that city? Oh but ya, sucks about the storm - I hope you do end up taking some pictures though - snow is so pretty!

Jannis said...

We are expecting a snowstorm tonight on top of the ice. They say 4 to 8 inches.... e-mail me if you get bored being snowed in!

Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

Ah I remember those crippling snowstorms well, although for most of them I was between the ages of 0 and 17, so they were more than welcome :)

Hope you're recovering. It's so frustrating to get *so* pushed out of your routine :(

qualcosa di bello said...

Little Man has been on top of your weather over the last few days...he lives for these events!

you probably don't want to know that we're sitting here in NC with temps in the 70s (until tonight when the 30s hit...ugh!)

Unknown said...

You can send your blizzard to me. :) It sucks to get stuck in traffic that long, you would have been quicker to walk home.

Anonymous said...

I hope you weathered the storm safe and sound. Three hours? Geez...and you only finished off one bottle! :)

A Slice of Life

The Rock Chick said...

Snow sucks!!! We didn't get as much here in Chicago as you guys did, but I hate the way it just stops traffic.

It always seems to snow at rush hour, too...did you ever notice that?