Saturday, February 11, 2006

Blizzard '06

Well, this pretty much means that Brooklyn will only get a half-inch of snow, but I'm going to attempt to semi-live blog about today's snow storm. (Semi-live because I feel a nap coming on.) Here goes nothing...

4:20 p.m. It just started with the flurries, but they seem to be melting as they land on my fire escape. Riveting, no?

Pumba is taking a very long, determined bath on the couch, and I am jealous of his flexibility.

5:35 p.m. Breaking news on the Blizzard of 2006, folks! It's getting dark.

I'll keep you posted as events unfold. (Well, for a while anyway. My friend Kevin just called to tell me that blizzard-or-no, he'll be having his big party tonight in Washington Heights. So I'm going to brave the wet sidewalks and flurries to raise a glass with him at some point tonight. Sorry, I suck at this up-to-the-minute reporting.)

7:13 p.m. I just got back from the store, and I can now confirm that it is in fact snowing. It's not sticking on the sidewalk yet, but stuff is coming down steady now.

For my part, I have no idea how real live bloggers find interesting stuff to talk about on these sorts of reports. I completely understand why I'm in the weekly reporting business now. Anyway, I'm off to make some bloody mary mix and mash a potato. More details to come...

8:20 p.m. Here's one last update before I head waaaaaay uptown for a pre-blizzard party. And the news is.... it's snowing a little. Hopefully the situation will hold while I go toast Kevin's first NYC house party. Roi's coming with me, so I'm sure much mayhem will ensue.

3:15 a.m. Party's over. Roi and I went to the Diner 24 in Chelsea and John joined us after he got off work. We watched the snow blow into town while we ate excellent French toast and just-okay Macaroni and Cheese. Here's the fire escape picture.

That's enough minute-by-minute reporting. The snow is coming down. See y'all in the morning.

9:25 a.m. My blogging about the storm did nothing to ward off the winter. By golly, we've got ourselves a real storm going.

I'll share pictures from the party when I get out of bed for real.


Mary B. said...

Blizzard '06 seems to have taken it's sweet time getting up to speed. :) It snowed down here as well, but only enough to make my car resemble a Frosted Flake. It's going to be in the 60's by Tuesday. Wild weather for sure.

kevinabarry said...

You rock for braving the storm to go...(how did you put it?) WAAAAAY UPTWON to visit me at my party? The french toast and mac and cheese sounds real yummy right now.

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Christopher said...

sweet snow pics. I bet that was cool. Too bad it melts so quickly here. I will live vicariously through you.. . .