Thursday, January 17, 2013

bread and milk

Today it snowed in Alabama.  And the locals did what they always do during snow:

1. Panic about running out of bread and milk.
2. Panic about getting to work and school.
3. Panic about getting home from work and school.
4. Panic about when the snow will melt.
5. Panic about whether the bread and milk they have hoarded will last for two days.



It never lasts more than a couple days at best.  I live in the deep south after all.  The place that feels like it is three inches from hell in the summer isn't going to get cold enough in the winter to freeze for long.


The snow was a lovely break from the rain and flooding we have had lately.  There was still a good bit on the ground when I got home, so I shot a few photos with my iPhone and Big Girl.  And I didn't run out to buy bread and milk.

Stevie Wonder had already done that.

...life is good. ~cath
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21 comments:

  1. I remember the first time I came back to see you,I was 17 and Jenny was just 3 months old. It snowed and we made snow ice cream...reading this tonight took me right back there with you!
    Smarmy smooches xoxo

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    1. Awwwww.... :D smarmy smooches right back atcha dark primpcess...

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  2. Had to laugh at how people there react to snow. If it ever snowed here, there would be widespread idiocy, hoarding, etc. Those pictures are lovely. Enjoyed this post and the smiles it brought~

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    1. I was amazed when I moved here 42 years ago Shelly, and the mayhem when it snows still amazes me! Glad you enjoyed it. :D

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  3. That amount of snow barely amounts to a good sneeze up here in Central New York, but I remember getting out of high school for almost a week i Virginia Beach for just a couple of inches.

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    1. There you go, you proved my point Thom...schools and businesses are opening late today because it is icy... If it lasted a week we'd be in real trouble.

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  4. I keep stalking you via Instagram and I love the pics there! It doesn't snow here... ever! :(

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    1. Glad you enjoy my Instagram photos Hajra...it is an amazing app! I love the way I can cross post from there to several other programs I use. Very versatile. My whole life is on Instagram. :D

      Snow is ok for a couple days, then I am ready for it to go away and the temperatures to moderate. :)

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  5. no she didnt buy milk or bread. She sent me lol. Just milk though,we had bread. Now we are out of bread and have milk. Love you anyway Cathy.

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    1. Hey you do the shopping anyway, you should inventory before you go. :D You are stuck with me Stevie Wonder.

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  6. LOL - so funny! This reminds me of the "great milk shortage" that occurred in my part of the world several years ago when the second largest river in BC flooded the highway for a few days - actually I think it was like a day - thereby blocking the only way in and out by land of our northern coastal community. I wrote a short mocking post about it: href= http://lalamusings-lala.blogspot.ca/2011/03/milk-shortage.html

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  7. I also didn't spell my own name correctly in the first post. I'm a buffoon.

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    1. Loved the post Rachel. Can't believe the greed I see when weather causes inconvenience or disaster. Unbelievable. I just go with the flow myself.

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    1. Debra, somehow in my attempt to remove spam, your comment was also deleted. I apologize and don't know how this happened as I usually only delete the anonymous spam... sorry... :(

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  9. Beautiful! Maryland has only seen a tiny bit of snow. So jealous!! AND Maryland also does the same thing about bread, milk and toilet paper. Don't forget the toilet paper!!!

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    1. Oh, how can I forget about toilet paper! Paper towels are an extravagance, but TP is an essential!

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  10. Did you go out and buy margarita mix and chips?

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    1. Didn't need to, I always keep those in stock at home. :D

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  11. Sounds pretty much like where I live (Middle TN)! Today schools were delayed by 2hrs because they were concerned with freezing rain. I appreciate the concern since ice is really dangerous. However, it didn't really happen. Thank God. But yeah, here, ppl panic and refuse to go out too even when there's minimal dusting of snow. So different from our life in Chicago before.

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