So, this is happening. I'm sort of in the middle of all that mess. Starting tonight and going through Wednesday we're supposed to get about an inch of ice and anywhere between one-and-a-half to twenty inches of snowfall. At about three o'clock this afternoon word started to circulate around the office that the district superintendent had told all students and teachers to go home to avoid the first wave of the storm. Driving home, the streets were packed with people funneling in and out of grocery store parking lots, crates of bottled water piled up in the backs of their trucks and SUVs. Walmart was almost unnavigable; I went in to get a couple of candles (they were out of the emergency kind, so in the event of a power outage my apartment will smell like hazelnut and apple pie) and people were practically throwing elbows to get to loaves of bread. Frickin' crazycakes, man.
Now, I'm not hoping for power outages or a national disaster-type situation, but I wouldn't mind terribly if classes were cancelled tomorrow. It would be nice if I had an extra day to lesson plan and recover from this cold
I bought some cocoa for the occasion. 'Think I'm gonna' go make a cup.