So my blog is metamorphasizing (I always things of Frank Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, a book I was not particularly fond of) from travel things to just plain things. Whatever that means. I suppose it will be my thoughts on various issues or just ranting about life. Or both plus some. Anyways, just wanted to let you know that the changeover is here!
In other news….it is snowing. Now, being a Jerseyan (Jerseyite? What do we call ourselves?) – South that is, not smelly north jersey that everyone assumes makes up ALL of NJ, I have come accustomed to false weather reports regarding snow. There is always a hype that it’s going to be massive and troublesome and then…nothing. Maybe a flake or two. Disappointing to say the least. But we’re used to it.
This is why I didn’t pay much attention to the news casts the last couple days reporting on this coming snow storm. Seriously, they speak of it as if it’s the Apocalypse. Hype, hype, hype. Is it wrong to ignore it? But then today I wake up to a few inches and the weather reports of up to 20 inches. That’s fine with me.
So I drive to work today, after freezing my butt off cleaning off my car while wearing sneakers and jeans (don’t recommend it). Very few people are out on Saturdays at 8:30 AM anyways, but even fewer with 2 inches of snow on the ground. Oh my! So I stop at Wawa, the greatest store ever, and I was amused that there is a cart full of bread sitting right by the check out counter. Just in case you didn’t have time last night, or your local supermarket ran out of bread in the wake of this coming storm. I laughed to myself, got my coffee and went on my way.
I don’t mind snow, and I don’t mind driving in it, playing in it, walking in it, etc. Even though we don’t get much very often, I don’t think freaking out is necessary.