The white stuff ruled

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Yup, the predicted snow came. We had 4" on the table on our deck. Schools were closed by 6pm Sunday. My office was closed at around 6am this morning.

Schools are already closed for Tuesday (today). Hopefully the offices will be back open, but the slush in the streets is sure to be ice very shortly.

Ran Peter to his friends just as the snow began and almost got into a head on with another car in the development. They were doing their normal 40mph while heading around a curve heading downhill!

They came right at me...I just slowly moved to the left and passed them on the side of the road they were supposed to be on.

It hardly ever snows here, but when it does everyone think they can drive on it like they normally do!

I love the 4-wheel drivers who think they can't slide on solid ice!

That makes me giggle



More and more friends are leaving blogging to go to Facebook and twitter...is this a cycle or are they gone forever I wonder.

What do you think?


are you planning on stopping at 1:11pm today as it will then be 1:11 1/11/11?

Do you find significance in numbers?
Instead of planning this post at 12:01am as I normally do, I have it set to post at 1:11am

WHY?

Just because!


Time to prep for the show...last one where I have a major sporting event competing with me for a while...

8 Of Your Sparks

  1. TechnoBabe Says:
  2. Yo Vinny, we have about a foot of snow. Yesterday was trash day and hubby had trouble dragging the huge container out to the street. I put on snow boots and decked out with two hats and two pair of gloves and had fun pulling the empty container back to the designated place in the back yard. Hey, I get my exercise any way I can these days. What the heck was the story with the driver on your side of the road? You sounded so calm describing that. Was that because of the snow, like they don't know how to drive in the white stuff?

     
  3. DrillerAA09 Says:
  4. I suspect that Facebook and Twittler will continue to grow, as smart phones get smarter. Blogging will continue to shrink for a while. Eventually blogging will be left to those who enjoy blogging for what it is, and probably be dominated by the 40+ crowd. I just don't feel the need to Facebook or Twitter.

     
  5. I always enjoyed being the first one to drive on my street after a fresh snowfall...

     
  6. Coco Says:
  7. *falls over laughing*

    Sorry ... sorry ... (still laughing) but did you say FOUR inches? I know it might seem like a lot when you aren't accustomed to it but ... (laughs some more)

    I'm on both but I don't post about my life on Facebook. I just play Farmville and occasionally chat with friends. I don't get why some people have the compulsion to give us a play-by-play about their lives - it makes me nervous. I don't want to abandon my blog here ... there's a lot of "me" on that thing. I like the feeling of accomplishment. In fact, there's a lot I like about it, even though there are gaps in my blog history. Yeah ... some will leave but others, I believe they will always come back.

     
  8. Travis Cody Says:
  9. When I first started working at my current company, I had boss who was from the east coast. He laughed at those of us who couldn't get to work during the snowstorms of Dec 2008 here in the pacific northwest.

    I had never driven in snow before. And I had never tried to drive on an ice skating rink, which is what the roads were like during the week long freeze after the snow. I'm not too proud to admit that it was damn scary, and I avoided driving when I could because of it.

    I don't intend to use FB or Twitter. Blogging does for me what I want and need for it to do. I'm satisfied with that.

     
  10. Well, I think I may be one of the ones to whom you are referring when you talk about bloggers "abandoning" blogging for Facebook. I never expected that I would Facebook as much as I do, but there are so many of my friends and family who communicate via Facebook that that's how I keep up with them. Smartphones play a huge part in that because of the accessibility.

    There are times when I still want and need to write "extensive" pieces, and those serve as blog postings, but for every day communication, Facebook helps me keep in touch with far-flung family and friends (say that four times fast!).

    Each serves a purpose in my life, so each will continue for me in some capacity.

    Snow? What's that?

     
  11. Jay Says:
  12. It snowed again here last night and the sidewalks and streets were covered again. But, the sun has been out all morning and even though it's damn cold, the sidewalks and roads are pretty clear again already.

     
  13. Tug Says:
  14. It kinda cracks me up to drive by 4 wheel drives in the ditch, me in my VW Beetle. ;-) Jerks.

    I don't really have the attention span or time for a ton of blogs like I used to, but facebook & twitter are quick & easy, so I hang out there more. Also? For blogger blogs I have to log in EVERY.DAY., and it always makes me do my password twice, without fail. First time always says it's wrong.

     

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