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01-20-2014, 11:04 AM   #3556
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I know. Some of the most enjoyable experiences I have had were while snow skiing.
Blargh, I can do very well without snow. We had an unusually nice (that is, mild and wet) winter until the second week of January. Then the winter did come. I can't really think of a single good thing about snow. Sure, it looks innocent but...

Well, that's why I won't buy a K-3.

01-20-2014, 12:04 PM   #3557
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I'm still grappling with the philosophical implications of creating a wilderness, that wasn't there before.
Yes...if you made it, is it worth saving?


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Can someone say "Lock This Thread???"
We've tarred and feathered 3 members amd hanged two others for saying that.

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Sir, before making such a quick judgment, you should consider reading all the post in this thread, starting with page one...
There will be a quiz on it tomorrow.
01-20-2014, 04:06 PM   #3559
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It did snow here once but nobody much liked it.
Without snow, there would be no glaciers. Without glaciers storing all that snow, Chesapeake Bay would flow over Baltimore like a tsunami and all your neighbours would be fish. You'll see soon enough when Tokyo burns and melts all the snow and glaciers.


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Wusses
Guilty. Actually, I think a serious snow is fun but the piddling 1-3" variety we usually get around here that's just a pain in the butt.
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Yes...if you made it, is it worth saving?


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Only if there are endangered species in it.
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Only if there are endangered species in it.
Like the rare and beleaguered Pentax?


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Guilty. Actually, I think a serious snow is fun but the piddling 1-3" variety we usually get around here that's just a pain in the butt.

You would go out of your mind here. The weatherman can empty the bread and milk aisles with a 1-3 forecast. The sad thing is these people never learned how to drive on snow so staying home is the safest approach.

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You would go out of your mind here. The weatherman can empty the bread and milk aisles with a 1-3 forecast. The sad thing is these people never learned how to drive on snow so staying home is the safest approach.
This is St. Louis. You know -- if you don't like the weather, just wait . . . .

That grocery store melee happens here the first snow every season. Then as if by magic everyone recalls how to pre-stock, drive, leave early, etc. and we're back to normal. Then the weather casters get us all agitated by calling for double-digit accumulations (especially if it is Sweeps Week and they go into Storm Mode 24/7). And when the Mayor and County Executive say, "Just stay home and let us plow." we all immediately GO OUT AND BLOCK THE ROADS getting bread, milk and eggs (and Velveeta!).

Then winter is over and it is tornado season. First time we head for the laundry room when the storm sirens go off. Then we remember how to read weather radar and go about our business if the echo is far enough away. I was once watching a weathercast when a tornado went drectly over the TV Studio and the weather guy kept right on going from under his desk. That really happened! Then the stupid funnel cloud attacked the airport and we lost half our gates for 18 months. If we don't have tornadoes we have to sandbag all the rivers, but we all know how to do that. Boy Scout Troop Community Service, Church Youth Groups - it's a cultural thing.

After tornado season it's Heat Alert. Stay indoors and don't breathe. (Really). So we all go to Michigan. Really. There's a cocktail party Friday night, and then another Saturday night with most of the same people, but it's in Saugatuck or Macatawa or Crystal Lake. Maybe Harbor Point if you're rich. Or Door County, Wis. if you run in a different St. Louis pack. But August isn't here. Kinda meta, that.

For about three weeks in late September and early October things are normal. Then it snows again.

Somebody should take a picture.

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if you don't like the weather, just wait . . . .
I was in Northern Virginia today - it was sunny and 57 (F), with salt trucks spraying roads and a BMTP frenzy (bread/milk/toilet paper) in the grocery store.
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I was in Northern Virginia today - it was sunny and 57 (F), with salt trucks spraying roads and a BMTP frenzy (bread/milk/toilet paper) in the grocery store.
Were they spraying with salt brine, beet juice or cheese brine? Drudge has a link about that.
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Were they spraying with salt brine, beet juice or cheese brine? Drudge has a link about that.
I'm going to guess just salt brine, since it dried white and didn't smell cheesy.
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One winter, some years ago. I build my own snow-gun. Worked great for my latitude, wife did not like it much, covered her car in the frozen stuff. I remember her saying something along the lines like "what the hell is wrong with you"

edit: therefore, my driveway will have to freeze over before I will consider the K3.
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Guilty. Actually, I think a serious snow is fun but the piddling 1-3" variety we usually get around here that's just a pain in the butt.
Happy shoveling tomorrow. My daughter is in College Park.
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Without snow, there would be no glaciers. Without glaciers storing all that snow, Chesapeake Bay would flow over Baltimore like a tsunami and all your neighbours would be fish.
That wouldn't be so bad.
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