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…But Still Sends Area Residents Into A Frenzy

It snowed. Yay! I love winter. Not to mention snowy one’s.

This town amazes me. We get a prediction of 3-6 inches (I heard one prediction of up to 8 inches) of snow and people freak out. A prediction, let me remind you. People passing notes around work at the first sign of a snowflake and then a first class ticket home. I kid you not, it was a ghosttown here at 3pm yesterday. Dude, what’s your deal? I can sorta understand your problem if you live in Frederick and by the time you get out there, there is a possibility it could be bad, but Frederick isn’t a rural area anymore. It’s a DC (GASP!) ‘burb. Crazy, huh?!

But yeah, I got to thinking last night with Emily on our way to Trader Joe’s that a possible reason people are so freaked out and skittish by the thought of snow here in DC is that it’s such a melting pot of different cultures from different lands. At least that was my thought last night. Something I had never really thought about. Maybe it’s true, maybe Washingtonians are simple snow pussies. But it’s not like we never get snow. Regardless, a prediction of 3-6 inches of snow when it’s 38 degrees out and then going home early is asinine. Not to mention there were school closings and delays this morning. And to recap there was about 3 inches of snow that fell in our lovely Nation’s Capitol and it didn’t even really stick to the street. What the hell! It’s not like we live in Florida. (No offense Ely)

However, I am just simply happy it snowed. (But you all are a bunch of pussies!)

I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones. – John Cage (1912 – 1992)