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A Brief Open Letter To The Weather

Dear Weather,

I that you were 17 degrees when I woke up this morning. That is what I am talking about, Weather. There is nothing more powerful than waking up to your temperatures in the teens. It’s nice. It’s only natural in February. Weather, let’s keep it real.

When it’s January or February and it’s in the 60s we start looking all soft like the weather in Georgia or something. We’re DC. We have 4 seasons. We’re strong. Bring on the 20 inches of snow. We’re ready.


…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)

Mat From The Future®

Laundro: dude, today is the 3rd – what day is it there in California?
NoRobot: it is the 2nd!
Laundro: you know what that means?
NoRobot: you are mat. of the future.
Laundro: it also means, I AM THE FUTURE!

So you know what the above really means? It means I had 3 beers tonight with David in Chinatown. We went to a bar that actually ended up being part of the Brickskeller. So needless to say, the beers were excellent and highly alcoholic and tasty. Strangely, an old friend from DC101 who left years ago was there. It was neat catching up with her. I hope to see her again soon! And, as always, it’s great hanging out with David and catching up with life. It’s almost like therapy.

In other news I might head to Baltimore tomorrow with David. And tomorrow night, Feetnik, Gordon, Emily and I will be seeing a Gay Men’s Chorus of DC. Yay!

I also hear two low pressure systems are on their way through DC! Which means wet snow and sleet and maybe some rain. The good stuff is in #2. They are saying for this second low pressure system that should be coming through on Sunday will be pretty huge. Like a snow storm. Which in DC could equate to a drizzle of rain. Bob Ryan has let me down way too many times. Topper Shutt is my new man. And it would be unfair to not give shout outs to the slow and steady NOAA’s National Weather Service. They kick arse. Check out their maps! But in all honesty, I seriously hope we get significantly more than a drizzle.

Oh yeah, and I bet you dollars to donuts that Montgomery County Public Schools will announce on Saturday that schools are closed on Monday. Friggin’ pussies.