How DEATHSTORM affects you and Signing Day

Submitted by FabFiver5 on February 1st, 2011 at 12:37 PM

I work at a software company in A2 and they just announced that because of impending DEATHSTORM 2011, our office will be shut down tomorrow. This means I get to roll out of bed, curl up on the couch, flip on ESPNU and "work from home" for the day.

Anyone else's life get infinitely better because of the storm?

Comments

JBE

February 1st, 2011 at 12:40 PM ^

I am making snow angels right now. My computer is malfunctioning with a snow encrusted keyboard. Still worth every arm flap though.

BlockM

February 1st, 2011 at 12:44 PM ^

I don't have a car, so I don't really care about the roads, but I'd love the chance to walk to class in knee deep snow. It'd feel like I was in elementary school again. You know, when we used to get enough snow to actually go sledding and make forts and stuff.

bryemye

February 1st, 2011 at 12:57 PM ^

I was just at Kroger and I think Ann Arbor is preparing for a biblical apocalypse. There were no shopping carts and more irritatingly NO MILK that wasn't organic. Several other products were out of stock.

Paradoxically, none of those products were hot cocoa.. Mmmm.

LB

February 1st, 2011 at 1:07 PM ^

moved to DC. She sent me a pic of the shelves in the local grocery store. There was nothing but dust on the shelves that had held bottled water. That was not for one if the recent large storms, just a few inches. She is used to it now, so she can plan, but she still gets a chuckle out of it.

Naked Bootlegger

February 1st, 2011 at 1:27 PM ^

When I lived in the D.C. region, we would rate snowstorms on a 1 to 5 "Bread Loaf" scale to indicate the amount of panic in the general populace that would cause loaves of bread to magically evaporate on grocery store shelves.  Seriously...a 3-5" snowfall would induce a run on Wonder Bread like you've never seen. 

DC_Rizz

February 1st, 2011 at 1:44 PM ^

It's still measured that way, and last year a woman almost broke through the glass of the Whole Foods in Logan Circle because she NEEDED her kale and Kashi cereal to survive the Snowpocalypse. Those of us in the city weather the storm well because we can just walk to the neighborhood bar and camp out all day. Suburbanites are trapped in their houses debating which child to eat first.

Milty87

February 1st, 2011 at 3:44 PM ^

Have lived here a little over five years, and sort of get the milk and bread thing, but still can't understand the run on toilet paper immediately prior to any forecasted storm. Just how much extra can you need if you're snowed in for a day or two??? My family still gets makes fun of the locals for that foible.

Cville-Blue

February 1st, 2011 at 2:07 PM ^

http://www.michigandaily.com/content/when-ann-arbor-freezes-over

It was the second worst day of the year for me...my freshman year. Walking from Couzens to the Diag was horrid! I did, however, find a bit of fun in the midst of it all. Hanging out with a couple friends near a massive ice patch in front of Hill Auditorium, we got to enjoy watching dozens of people navigate the dangerous terrain. I never realized how many different ways people could find to slip and fall. And... I never realized how hilarious it was to observe!! (for the record, nobody was seriously injured... that I know of).

I still think the Hail Mary from Kordell Stewart to Michael Westbrook later that year was the worst day.

 

mdoc

February 1st, 2011 at 1:13 PM ^

I live in northern VA and work in MD. We're expecting a little bit of ice tonight, but around here, that's totally enough to take the day off work. Count me in for the pantsless signing day party.