Monday, December 15, 2008

You Are Here

They're calling for Ice Storm warnings today. Other than that summer wind storm that screwed things up around July of 2004, we haven't experienced something like that since the Ice Storm of 1994. When things like this overtake the Memphis area, which is as I said, rare, the panic and rudeness factors go through the roof. All you need around here is a mention of a snowflake or a few drops of ice and the city shuts down and goes into emergency-mode. Schools and other establishments close, and the streets are no place to be at all.

People run to the grocery stores like the sky is falling, and stock up on Hot Dogs, Bread, Milk, Hot Cocoa, and other "essentials". If the electricity goes, all this ruins of course, people not really knowing how to survive anymore since we've all de-conditioned ourselves to plain living. Therefore, it becomes a sort of "Armageddon".

"Shot Taken From Ice Storm 1994"

The worst thing that worries me right now is if it does turn "Ice Storm", and electricity is affected what about Mom and Dad? It's harder when you are caring for someone sick in your home when these things happen. So we can only take one day at a time and hope for the best I guess. We'll see... How's the weather in your neck of the woods today?

So this afternoon I will have to scramble around and try to play demolition derby with all of the "Residents of Rudeville", and get a front-row seat to their outlandish stupidity in action. It sounds like loads of fun really. Here we are... let the games begin.


Anonymous said...

take care :-)

Jay said...

We're expecting sleet and freezing rain here tonight and tomorrow too.

Make sure you have all the provisions you need!

Newt said...

We woke to minus 12 degrees with a windchill of minus 30! Oh goodie. No ice storm thankfully. Just a few inches of snow overnight. Sky is sunny and clear blue now. Still cold as heck though.

Bizarro Aunt Jackie said...

Hope everyone stays warm and safe! Thanks guys for coming by and keeping an eye on me :)

Jay, vids in the mail tomorrow! (As the weather holds out)

Furtheron said...

How's the weather... I live in England so... coldish (not really cold but just above freezing), dull, grey and sunless... :-)

Rumour is really sunny tomorrow then warm - like 12 deg C (about 53 F I think)

g-man said...

It is the same everywhere. Instant asshole just add water (Ice snow or fog) :) Have fun with that.

Anonymous said...

oh yeah, whenever we expect a winter storm people stock up on essentials and then we feel stupid when it turns out to be a Chicken Little warning. But it's nice to know that if it was worse, we won't be kicking ourselves for not buying more milk.

We always worry about the power going out, especially after the windstorm in Sept. It'd ten times worse, probably 100 times worse, to happen in winter. You'd think that in the 21st century we'd have better backup for when the electricity goes out.