Skip to comments.YAY, YAY, YAY---school is closed today!!!
Posted on 01/03/2014 3:46:25 AM PST by EinNYC
Yay, yay, yay!!!!! School is closed today!!!!
Honestly, with 6-10 inches of snow, wind chill -17 degrees right now, 30 mph winds, a white-out going on---I was going to call in today, as were all the teachers I know. My car is buried by the snow and the plows, the Metropolitan Transit Authority basically stated on their webpage "If we get there, we get there, otherwise stand at the bus stop and freeze your tuchess off waiting forever". Thank goodness they just announced school is closed. It's so cold that salt will not work to melt ice, so you have everyone slip-sliding away on the sidewalk, being blown around by the wind, cars sliding through intersections, buses that can't climb hills, etc. They've closed major highways to avoid hundreds of stranded vehicles like the last blizzard. How on earth were kids and teachers supposed to get to school?
Aaaaaah. Spent most of the night up monitoring the weather and awaiting the fate of the NYC schools. Now, back to a thankfully warm bed. Plenty of folks around here have lost power according to the news, so I'm grateful.
YAY! Glad you can stay warm!
I don’t know how much we got here, it doesn’t seem too deep looking at the deck, waiting for sunrise to see what really feel here at the Jersey Bayshore.
Enjoy your snow day!
Sounds like fun.
Now you have to cap it off at around 6PM with my specialty winter drink:
2 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
2 oz Kahlua
1 oz 100 proof vodka
Shake with ice, serve over ice with a straw.
(I don’t know if there’s a name for this drink, but I just came up with it about 5 years ago)
How about a chocolate martini?
I know you teachers love this, but for working parents who can’t stay home, it’s a nightmare.
I myself need to get on finding a reliable fool proof baby sitter as our district will call off for an inch of snow or less. Always the “outlying” counties somehow can’t get clear. Somehow, though, people ALWAYS manage to make it to the mall and/or the doctor’s office with their 5 kids in tow. Lot of BS if you ask me.
I work at a medical office ..I FEAR what the day will bring. Every parent will bring in the sick/or really not sick kid today.
But I know up there in NY you really did get a lot.
What ever happened to the Hot Toddy?
Tell you what, though: tonight being Friday, I gonna cap it off with some grape juice for the Sabbath. Just took the wonderfully aromatic BBQ chicken outta the crockpot. Now that is intoxicating! Now it can go keep the spinach-mushroom kugel, the gefilte fish, and the Russian potato salad I fixed last night company until the meal. Mmmmm!
You mean the cure for the flu!
Told my wife not to go to work today, she went anyways. Stubborn, non essential service should stay home and she’s paid salary anyways.
Where are you located? NJ? I heard Gov. Krispy Kreme say on the news last night that all non-essential government personnel should stay home today.
My martinis are strictly Vespers.
Had 2 of ‘em last night while playing Bioshock Infinite.
I thank God every day for my situation. Being able to homeschool with my stay-at-home Wife makes things much better for my 2 Sons when I’m at work. Plus, we don’t have the option to not come to work as Coors is a 24-hour operation.
Hey, Thanks! I forgot I got a bottle of Bailey’s for Christmas and I’m on my third cup of coffee with no obligations this morning.
It would be a great day to put on a onesie, make some hot chocolate, and sign up for Obamacare.
Maybe an Irish Bulldog? Will have to file that one ;-)
You need to find a reliable teenage girl in the same district. Hopefully one who can walk to your house in the event of a snow day. Just have a standing, if we're closed, come on over. There's got to be one.
Enjoy. Oh, and by the way....enjoy school in the summer when the school doesn’t have AC.
The only time the no school thing worked out for my kids was when they were seniors and there was a hard deadline to the school year.
Add some coffee and call it an Espresso Martini.
I have a buddy at work who home brews. Me made a coffee milk stout that was pretty darn good.
I lived in southeast Michigan most of my life before moving to Maryland 4 years ago. I never even gave a moments consideration to skipping work for a little snow. I remember leaving at 4am and still being late one day with a 10 inch or so morning storm.
Here in Maryland, the paralyzing fear of a dusting of fresh global warming sends the populace into a staggering case of the vapors. The sissification of America is on display here.
We’ve got 4-5 inches on the ground. I got up a half hour early, cleaned my car and got to work a half hour early. All the little babies stayed home, afraid of nature.
Oh, and I did all that wearing an air cast on my left foot and driving a 5-speed.
It ain’t that bad.
But, since your school system decided to cancel, enjoy the day.
Currently in Nova Scotia on holidays visiting wife and kids, I live and work in Alberta, long story but she’s quitting to come back to Alberta soon.
Here’s a story I wrote back in February 2010 for my newsblog in North Louisiana.
About Those Non-Essential Govt Employees
The first flurries of snow had not even begun to accumulate on car fenders yesterday before government offices and schools across Louisiana began to shutter. You could hear the doors slamming and locks clicking from Bernice to Dry Prong and from Logansport to Tallulah. With Monday and Tuesday for some a government holiday, it was a perfect opportunity to fold everything into a four-day/five-day weekend, all courtesy of the long-suffering Louisiana taxpayers.
Here are the stories:
State offices closed by weather
Snowfall prompts closures
Central Louisiana weather-related school, agency closings and cancellations announced
And what of the stores, businesses and industries that employ the taxpayers who foot the bill for all these deadheads? Theyre open for business and their employees are headed to work this morning to earn a living. And pay the taxes.
And another thing. Just what the hell is a non-essential government employee? And if theyre not essential, why are we paying for them?
If someone in the metro Atlanta area had thought they saw a snow flake the entire city would have shut down and all the stores would be out of milk, bread and batteries.
Everybody rushes to the store and buys bread, milk, and TP. Those with generators fire them up and get fresh gas. Rednecks get their Big Mud Trucks ready to go out and look for stuck cars.
It's all harmless fun. Been happening since the early 60s to my personal knowledge.
I feel your pain. Bunch of stubborn Irish ancestry in my family.
That is just a normal day in Minnesota..
I thought you guys out in NYC where tougher than this.
Where are you located? NJ? I heard Gov. Krispy Kreme say on the news last night that all non-essential government personnel should stay home for ever.
A guy can dream right? if they are not essential they are overburden.
I just don’t like unnecessary risks I guess.
That’s a White Russian. Sometimes you see it with just cream instead of Bailey’s, but close enough.
I don't know whether to yell at you or laugh.
Put in a splash of cream and you’ve got a White Russian-Irishman.
So instead, close schools for December, January and February and have school the rest of the year.
I should be running this entire country. I tell you, things would definitely improve. I have other ideas as well.
It’s harmless fun that costs millions of dollars in lost efficiency and revenue a year.
It's so cold that salt put down has no effect and it's very very slippery to even walk down the sidewalk. No one in their right mind is driving, because cars are just sliding through intersections as they try to stop at red lights. They said it's so cold you could get frostbite on any unprotected parts in 15 minutes. The National Weather Service has just issued a thermal warning for areas just north of the city. The city itself will have wind chills of -10 degrees today, the coldest in TWENTY YEARS! I really don't expect to find mail in my mailbox. That's OK.
So thank you, I will continue to sit here in my living room, watching my cats cozy up to the radiator and getting ready for the Sabbath.
Southerners don’t really give two hoots about efficiency. If it needs to get done, it will get done. Sometime.