CNN has been alternating between coverage of the Egyptian protests and dire Midwestern weather forecasts all day. Hmm . . . a Middle Eastern revolution on the one hand, and meteorology on the other? I guess this is a big storm, a literal storm, indeed a snow storm I would surmise!, we’re talking about. One of the two news stories begins, “Tens of millions of people are bracing for a major system poised to sweep through the [region].” Mass political demonstrations or blizzard? Who can tell? This hysterical news coverage has been the clearest indication that I should get thee to a grocery store and stock up — eggs! butter! swiss cheese and every citrus fruit imaginable! This is my take on storm preparedness — for this may be The One, The Big One, The One We’ve All Been Waiting For.
As for right now? Well it’s not really snowing. It was, and almost heavily, about an hour ago but now twilight has cast its blue sheen over the (slowly, yet increasingly) white city and the flakes have stopped. I’m feeling a bit skeptical.
And then I read the Blizzard Warning on weather.com, remember that the warning doesn’t start until midday tomorrow, and feel very thankful for a full fridge.