2.12.2006

Snow!!!

Miss Snark tore herself from the arms of Lethe this morning to find a world gone crystal!
It's snowing in NYC: the first BIG storm of the winter but it's really just so pretty that storm hardly seems the right word.

We're at "over Killer Yapp's head" levels right now. He says it's akin to living in a Sol LeWitt sculpture.

I'm staying home, staying in, and 14 people are going to be glad it snowed cause I'll read some partials!

I hope all the Snarklings are warm and snug in their own abodes. Anyone in Florida, Texas or San Diego had just better sit on their paws and NOT email us with their weather report.

51 comments:

kitty said...

You can watch it on the Times Square webcam page, and here's a webcam in Brooklyn.

Brady Westwater said...

Since Los Angeles was very specifically excluded from your list of unwanted weather reports, I assume wish to know that we here in downtown LA will enjoy a balmy 85 degress this afternoon.

Miss Snark said...

:::locates Brady Westwater on Snark-cam:::
:::loads snow bomb::::
::: pulls trigger:::
bombs away baby.

Ellen said...

Brady. Grr.

Here's how it looked on Long Island as of this morning.

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm in Texas, and I'm cold way down to the bone. Maybe it's cuz I'm a wimp, maybe cuz I'm not used to the cold, but dang I don't even want to look at pics of how cold y'all are. Take some of those "recycle" partials, Miss Snark, and set fire to 'em. I for one would be glad to know I was warming your tootsies.

Kate in central Texas

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Well, it's a balmy 35 degrees here on the Fahrenheit scale. No snow, no fog (for a change), and the kids are still sleeping. Isn't life wonderful? Sun is shining too.

Enjoy the snow. Here we pray that snow falls where it ought: In the high mountains, on the farmer's fields, on lawns but not sidewalks, and into the river.

The Word Verification code is bmxmzvey. Does that stand for, "Bite me Xenia. My Zorkian Verity ensures Y'cha"?

Christa M. Miller said...

Ah, shoot. Should've made sure the partial would get to the requesting agent on Friday instead of sending it Friday. Oh well.

We have a measly 2 inches here in Maine. And it's 8 degrees with a below zero wind chill. Wayyy too cold to take the mini-Snarkling-in-training outside!

Babsbitchin said...

Miss Snark, I'm knee deep in the snow with you. I'm right outside NYC and WOW is it snowing. I love it though. Stay warm, drink gin and laugh heartily.

Anonymous said...

Well, I am only a few states away from you, Miss Snark--the storm has moved on from here already. We got about a foot here in ol' Bawlmer, so hopefully it won't dump more than that on you before moving on! (I love snow! Even though I'll still have to go in to work tomorrow, dammit.)
-Liz

Beth said...

Aw. This North Carolinian is envious of your winter wonderland. We got just enough snow to accumulate in patches here and there, like mange on the grass. It's gone now. And meanwhile the maples are leafing out, the pear buds are swelling, and the forsythia has burst into sunny yellow bloom...a month or more too early. Jack Frost is plotting revenge, I know it.

ann said...

Here in the Midwest we'd take all of your snow in a "New York minute" because it's been so dry. Beyond extreme drought into something like drought of Biblical proportions

Desperate Writer said...

Hey, we're in the top of Texas, and could USE some of that snow-- desperately. I just HATE it when it's sunny and cold. If it's going to be cold, it might as well be cloudy and snowing. I like those days, where I can get cozy with a good book. The north wind here has quite a bite to it the past few days.

kitty said...

Let Santana & Rob Thomas warm you :~) h/t Cathy

Millenia Black said...

Hey - we're freezing our butts off down here in South Florida! Today, our high doesn't get out of the 60's. Brr.

Look, before you throw snowballs, by our standards, it may as well be Siberia. :)

Anonymous said...

awww, poor KY! Does he have a litterbox? (I wont gloat about today's suntanning weather here, since you'll be bound to snarkle me along about next month, while you bask and I fry) Magz, and the soon-to-be-shaved Rott Sisters

Lynn Raye Harris said...

Hey, I gotta echo Milennia Black. The state I live in, which shall remain nameless in order to avoid Miss Snark's snow bomb -- but uses words like aloha and hula, has been cold this past week. We had 59 one night. Now when you're used to something considerably higher, that's just freaking cold. It might as well be Siberia is right.

Miss Snark said...

::::locates lynn raye harris on Snark-cam::::
::::loads snow bomb::::
::::; pulls trigger::::
bombs away baby.

The Snark cam doesn't need geography. We can find you by your ink cartridge stained thesaraus and reams of paper.

Word verification: snowblows

M. G. Tarquini said...

Miss Snark can snow bomb where I am all she wants, but it ain't gonna work. However, I'll presume Miss Snark meant to include Phoenix on her list of places not to weather report from, so I won't. I'll just drink one of those drinks with the umbrella in them, watch the palm trees sway in the breeze and remind myself how pretty snow is to, um...LOOK at.

Eileen said...

Here in Vancouver Canada the tulips are starting to come up. And here you people thought all we had were beavers, Mounties and maple syrup.

Anonymous said...

As an NooYawker relocated to L.A., let me remind those of you who may be tempted to gloat about that "faboo SoCal weather" that, while we're not having snow here, for the past couple of weeks we've been under constant red flag brushfire warnings and experiencing brutal Santa Ana winds that will suck all the moisture from your body in mere moments, leaving only a desiccated husk (albeit fashionably dressed and well made-up, huskhood is still not a desireable state).

Raymond Chandler wrote in "Red Wind" that the Santa Anas are "those hot dry [winds] that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands' necks. Anything can happen." This may help explain the recent freeway shootings, prison riots, and outbreaks of civil misbehavior at the convention center College Expo.

As for me, while my wife is hardly meek, I'm still hiding the carving knives. A little cool wetness would be more than welcome.

Dave Kuzminski said...

You've not lived until you experience -60 degrees and find a frozen ice puddle in the middle of the room you sleep in (mainly because some moron arsonist caused a fire several months earlier and some water gathered under the linoleum to emerge when the time was right).

Simon Haynes said...

Sunny Western Australia here. Forecast 35 C today (what's that, about 95 F?). It got chilly overnight though - about 21C (70F)
Smirk.

Desperate Writer said...

Hey - we're freezing our butts off down here in South Florida! Today, our high doesn't get out of the 60's. Brr.

"Ha!" DW says with the elegance of a barking sea lion. "Hahahahahahahaha. Wimp."

McKoala said...

A pleasant 28 (82f) is expected here in downtown Sydney. Maybe a little sunbathing and a swim later...

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Sorry Miss Snark, but us Upstaters didn't even get a flake. The sun was out all day and it was almost forty....I'd take the bus and come down and console you but they say it's really bad after Rockland County!

Kathleen said...

not only is it bad, but it looks like the mayor is not shutting down the schools tomorrow. Since most of Westchester and north is closed, those road probably won't be plowed. So, all the teachers who live there won't be able to get in! Unfortunately I live near the subway. Should be fun!

sorry, just needed to bitch. NOw I need to go to bed.

Mark said...

-60 Dave? Not even at my cabin in the Alaska range did it go that low. Today it was 83 at Zuma Beach. It's a tough life, but driving by Cher's mansion is still a far cry from living in it.

Anonymous said...

I'm gonna court a storm of snowbombs here, but I'm in the Caribbean (Trinidad, actually) and I actually envy you all that lovely snow, variety being the spice etc. The weather is always boringly the same here hot, hot, very hot, hot - except of course when hurricanes threaten, giant swells devour the beaches, rivers overflow and turn major portions of the island into a brown lake... Very boring stuff.
C.

Jen said...

A snowbomb would shock some people (myself included o_O) in my city, since it hasn't snowed here since the 1930s. XD It's a good 20-something degrees celsius today here in Auckland, New Zealand. ^_^

Playground Monitor said...

Sol LeWitt sculpture

I viewed my first Sol LeWitt in Atlanta last weekend. Looked like a concrete-block foundation for a beach house to me. Even my architect son hates it.

It's a brisk 27 degrees Fahrenheit here in the Rocket City -- 25 if you consider the wind chill.

Stay warm, Miss Snark and Killer Yapp.

Lady M said...

I laugh in your general direction...

But only because I live in Alaska.

(Builds another igloo...)

Lynn Raye Harris said...

Hey, I wore a jacket today! I think the snowbomb worked! Course, the tourists were still wearing--uh, cough, sputter--never mind. :)

December Quinn said...

It's cracked 10 degrees Celcius here in SW England. Loovely. Especially since it's been below 0 for the last couple of weeks.

And I moved here from South Florida and remember well how cold it felt when it was in the 50s-especially since most homes there don't have heat, don't forget.

Mad Scientist Matt said...

Would you believe it was snowing in Atlanta yesterday too?

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Well, during the night we got a single snowflake. Bill E. goat caught it on his tongue. It melted instantly, stopping the blizzard of '06. But it is a chilly 22F.

Hope you're warmandcuddly, Snarky.

ray said...

Interesting weather reports. Looks like a record snowfall for NYC, hope Miss Snark's power holds out. I mean her electricity as in kWh. The power of bunny slips beats rock, scissors and paper (make fist, raise index and pinky nuckles).

ray said...

knuckels (blush)

ray said...

knuckles (melting)

LJCohen said...

I'm stuck in South Florida waiting on the good graces of Delta Airlines to bundle me on an airplane and help me get back home. I flew out here friday morning to attend my grandmother's funeral. I guess it's her last gentle revenge--she'd been trying to get me to move from the Northeast for years.

But before you load that snow cannon--I just want to be home, snow, wind, cold and all.

ljc

Miss Snark said...

I think JFK and LaGuardia are both open again.
I'm sure you have more detailed info than I. It's still cold but there isn't a lot of slush...yet.
Come home soon and you can assist with lobbing the snow bombs at these sneerers in Bermuda shorts.

Sorry about your grandmama. Did she like to read?

The Beautiful Schoolmarm said...

We only got about an inch of snow here, but it was accompnied by 40+ mph winds and a wind chill below -10. The snow lasted for 20 minutes. The wind took three days. Brrrr.

Anonymous said...

Eileen, my fellow Vancouverite,

Either you jinxed us, weather-wise, by talking about the tulips blooming here in Lotusland, or that icy wind that just tried to rip my ears off is due to an incoming snow bomb from Miss Snark.

(But maybe she included a SASE. If so, we'll send it back with a form rejection letter; snicker, snicker!)

Anonymous said...

Who is Lethe?!

Signed,

The Guy Snarklings.

Anonymous said...

Dude.

Google it.

*eye-roll*

Jen said...

It's not cold-cold here right now, though it was 18-20 degrees when I got up this morning. Yikes!

They called for some snow for us this weekend, but nothing. It did rain on Friday, though.

They're calling for snow again for this weekend. We'll see how it turns out. Personally, my bet is on no-snow.

Anonymous said...

Wow, look at all the interest in this post! Now I know I have to edit my manuscript and put in some weather scenes; that's what the readers want: weather!

It's dry, sunny, and cool here in Tokyo, by the way... Take care in the snow!
-ril

Miss Audrey said...

I was knee deep in doo doo today. Does that count for anything?

Anonymous said...

It gets old really fast when you have to shovel it out of your driveway and you can't see your feet. The worst part is by the road. The town maniacs play chicken with the mail boxes while plowing and now your freshly shoveled driveway is covered in four freaking feet of hard packed snow.

And that doesn't cover what my cat thinks about it. Have you ever seen an animal try to walk without touching the ground?

It is pretty though.

Anonymous said...

Just in case anyone is feeling cold, rent The March of the Penguins and think about 60 below 0 and howling winds, and noting between you and the world but some feathers and stinky birds.

Lady M said...

Just in case anyone is feeling cold, rent The March of the Penguins and think about 60 below 0 and howling winds, and noting between you and the world but some feathers and stinky birds.

I'm sorry, I'm at work - and my co-workers just came running in to see why I was choking to death on my coffee.

Please - no side band humor without fair warning.

Death by laughter... that's a new one.

LJCohen said...

Thanks for your condolences, Miss Snark. I made it home last night despite the absolute insanity of the Fort Lauderdale airport and lots of very rude passengers who all believed in their dog-given right to the next flight out because, you know, they are more important than some silly snow storm.

Sigh.

My grandmother was a big reader--she loved those big fat historical/romance titles that told the generational stories of immigrants coming to NYC at the turn of the 20th century. The whole Delancy street rags to riches scene.

She did have the rags part, but never the riches. But her children and grandchildren were the American success stories because of her persistence.

best,
ljc