February 22, 2008

Storm of the Century of the Week - Winning Ten Cents In The Lottery UPDATE

Despite the fact that the grocery store was mobbed with panicked suburbanites stocking up on durable goods and provisions when I stopped off last evening to get some ice cream for the Missus' poor strep-ravaged throat, it appears that the latest SOTCOTW has only made things unpleasant in the Dee Cee area, not brought them to a standstill. While there was a moderate amount of ice on the ol' Orgle Manor drive this morning, by the time I got downtown I was only a soggy Llama, not a frozen one.

Last evening I picked up the middle Llama-ette from her brownie troupe "thinking day". While we were waiting for the gels to finish, well, whatever it was they were supposed to be doing (imitating savages possessed by the blood-lust from what I could see), I was chatting with another father, trying to recall when the last really big (by Dee Cee standards) blizzard came through. I remembered the big storms of '98, '96 and '93, and we recall one some time in either 2000 or 2001, but since then there really haven't been that many gen-u-ine "snow events".

'Bout time Snow Miser got off his duff, it seems to me.


Stop with the show tunes and get to @#$()* work!

(The Missus and I went to a law school Halloween party as Snow Miser and Heat Miser one year. No, you don't get to see the pictures.)

Posted by Robert at February 22, 2008 09:35 AM | TrackBack

The last big blizzard was 96. I was in NH in 98, but I don't remember you guys getting a huge storm here then. We had no snow in 2001 that I remember - I was back in the area at that point and I left a solid snowpack and came back to near spring in January 01.

I think the last "big" snow we had was in 2003 around President's Day, I think.

Posted by: jen at February 22, 2008 11:27 AM

I had just moved to MD when the storm of 96 rolled in, twice. I remember laughing when the kids wanted to go out and play and the snow was over their heads. We couldn't get out for 4 days, until the plowers arrived and then it took a day to get rid of the mound they left at the end of our driveway.

Posted by: LeeAnn at February 22, 2008 11:56 AM

'Memba Dee Cee in '96? Mr. Mayor had not gotten around to paying to fix the snowplows, so none of Georgetown was plowed. I can tell you, it was a joy to get a running start coming off Key Bridge (in my little 5-speed VW Fox) to get up the hill of Wisconsin Avenue (I worked at NAS at the time). Traffic signals were not functioning, and there seemed to be 6 inches of ice that lasted for ages. Ah, good times!

Posted by: Monica at February 22, 2008 01:43 PM