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« on: November 30, 2006, 06:35:06 PM »

My office building in Dallas (north Dallas specifically) just shut down and sent everyone home out of fear of the ice storm currently hitting the metroplex. Our GT readers to the north will no doubt scoff at such tomfoolery, but it's nice to not have anything to do for the day. nod
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2006, 06:38:52 PM »

They've been predicting ice since midnight but it hasn't hit yet. First we were supposed to get an inch of ice now it's down to 1/4". After that 6-8" of snow. It does look like the snow will get here this afternoon. We've gotten 5" of rain but so far the temp has been above freezing.
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2006, 07:01:45 PM »

Looking forward to our first storm so that I can work from home and have movies on in the background.  Get some gaming in for all of us stuck at work!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2006, 07:08:45 PM »

I'm jealous.  81 degrees here (Virginia) according to my car when I went to lunch. 
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2006, 07:29:34 PM »

:/  Why can't we have a snow day in Arizona....
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2006, 07:32:41 PM »

Kevin and Ron, you guys are bastards.

(3pm today, the supposed 6-12 inches of snowfall is supposed to begin.  And I will probably by working late tonight as our annual physical inventory is tomorrow.  mad)
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2006, 07:38:24 PM »

Quote from: Big Jake on November 30, 2006, 07:32:41 PM

Kevin and Ron, you guys are bastards.

(3pm today, the supposed 6-12 inches of snowfall is supposed to begin.  And I will probably by working late tonight as our annual physical inventory is tomorrow.  mad)

I would seriously trade up.  I love cold weather.  I'd love to move more North but my wife really likes warm weather so that's pretty much a no go.

Snow I'm more ambivalent on.  It's been a while since I've had a job where I would likely get to take off work for snow days so it ends up becoming a nuisance. 

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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2006, 07:40:31 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 30, 2006, 07:29:34 PM

:/  Why can't we have a snow day in Arizona....

Snow day?  Hell, I want to know when the warm weather will come back.  Last night I had to turn on the heat.  Heat.  And this morning I wore a jacket to work.   saywhat  This is just all kinds of wrong.

Saturday I leave for Philly for a few days.  Today's temperature:  67 degrees.  On Monday night for the Eagles/Panthers game, which I will be attending:  30.      
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2006, 07:43:27 PM »

Just cold and rain here.  No ice.  Stupid being 2 hours south of WBS. 

Not that Wal-Mart would close ANYWAY, and I need the money.
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2006, 08:37:04 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 30, 2006, 07:29:34 PM

:/  Why can't we have a snow day in Arizona....

Yeah, I want a snow day too. Best (worst?) we have is the near-freezing temps.
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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2006, 08:50:39 PM »

71 degress in NC.  70's all week.

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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2006, 08:52:29 PM »

Quote from: whiteboyskim on November 30, 2006, 06:35:06 PM

My office building in Dallas (north Dallas specifically) just shut down and sent everyone home out of fear of the ice storm currently hitting the metroplex. Our GT readers to the north will no doubt scoff at such tomfoolery, but it's nice to not have anything to do for the day. nod

My office just closed down as well, and I'm now home. An anti-climactic end to my last day at the Party.
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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2006, 11:39:30 PM »

The university cancelled classes this afternoon.  I was shocked.  Even with the weather being horrible I don't think the whole campus has been closed down for quite a while.
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« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2006, 12:57:39 AM »

Quote from: Fireball1244 on November 30, 2006, 08:52:29 PM

An anti-climactic end to my last day at the Party.

Last day?   icon_neutral

Wha happened?
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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2006, 02:06:55 AM »

Quote from: Exodor on December 01, 2006, 12:57:39 AM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on November 30, 2006, 08:52:29 PM

An anti-climactic end to my last day at the Party.

Last day?   icon_neutral

Wha happened?

My job went away. I was campaign staff, and the campaign was over (clean sweep! woo-hoo!). I got a three-week extension to run an analysis of the election results (determination: we got more votes), and now I'm out of the ranks of the gainfully employed.

Not for too long, I imagine. I've had two interviews this week, one tomorrow and one in Austin on Monday. I expect to have a job by next Tuesday, thought it may not start until January.
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« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2006, 05:28:40 AM »

The west coast - BC, Washington - has just been getting spanked with snow lately. And no one know what the hell to do with it. Drivers are idiots, we don't really have snow plows, people are affraid to walk in the slush. It's comical madness.
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« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2006, 07:25:30 AM »

Right there with you Dafones....Seattle has been hit hard.  We had our snow day Tuesday, and part of Wednesday.
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« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2006, 07:57:34 AM »

I want snow!! It was like 80degrees here today.
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« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2006, 08:18:19 AM »

We ended up with 1/2' of ice and sleet and abt an inch of snow. And it's 18 freaking degrees out there!
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« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2006, 02:02:01 PM »

There's still no word on work being cancelled. I'm considered calling in sick, because I can't get to the train station on my bike in this weather, nor do I want to imagine myself getting back safely after work.

EDIT: Obviously, I WANT to imagine myself coming home safe, but... I don't see it happening. Fuck it, Medeival 2 needs some loving attention.
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« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2006, 02:38:14 PM »

Quote from: whiteboyskim on November 30, 2006, 06:35:06 PM

My office building in Dallas (north Dallas specifically) just shut down and sent everyone home out of fear of the ice storm currently hitting the metroplex. Our GT readers to the north will no doubt scoff at such tomfoolery, but it's nice to not have anything to do for the day. nod

We got sent home early yesterday as well... the only thing dangerous about the roads were the other drivers, but I'm not complaining about a few hours off.
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« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2006, 02:57:58 PM »

Yeah, me neither coop. Unfortunately, I'm one of those soul who absolutely cannot drive worth a flip in ice compared to My Fair Lady who's a dynamo. I would imagine the roads will be fine by 10 a.m. but I'm still debating whether or not to even bother going in today as all my work for the week was finished by Wednesday. Kind of like Ed, if I'm going to kill a day then I want to do so on my terms. nod
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« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2006, 03:04:58 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 30, 2006, 07:29:34 PM

:/  Why can't we have a snow day in Arizona....

If we get snow here we have more to worry about  :icon_eek:

Snow in Phoenix, AZ = Snowballs chance in hell   icon_biggrin
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« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2006, 03:46:05 PM »

Somehow we're having record heat in the Boston area -- 68 yesterday!?

I don't particularly mind, but geez, it's December -- I ought to be wearing a jacket at least!
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« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2006, 03:49:43 PM »

Quote from: JLu on December 01, 2006, 03:46:05 PM

Somehow we're having record heat in the Boston area -- 68 yesterday!?

I don't particularly mind, but geez, it's December -- I ought to be wearing a jacket at least!
Just you wait. Chicago was like that not 2 days ago.
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« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2006, 04:40:23 PM »

Sissies.  Chicago is getting whacked by a snowstorm, and I was still able to take the bus to work.
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« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2006, 05:57:53 PM »

Bah. Came into work today and was immediately sucked into a meeting. Whee. Roads in DFW are completely clear now other than the sand. I think I may go grab Subway for lunch then blog for a while. :slywink:
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« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2006, 06:28:08 PM »

Quote from: DamageInc on December 01, 2006, 03:04:58 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 30, 2006, 07:29:34 PM

:/  Why can't we have a snow day in Arizona....
If we get snow here we have more to worry about  :icon_eek:

Well, that is true. Our crazy drivers panic if it starts to rain, much less snow.
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« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2006, 06:32:19 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on December 01, 2006, 06:28:08 PM

Quote from: DamageInc on December 01, 2006, 03:04:58 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 30, 2006, 07:29:34 PM

:/  Why can't we have a snow day in Arizona....
If we get snow here we have more to worry about  :icon_eek:

Well, that is true. Our crazy drivers panic if it looks like it may start to rain, much less snow.

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« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2006, 06:37:40 PM »

It has been incredibly WINDY here today. Multiple trees have blown over due just to the sheer amount of wind. This is very uncommon for rural WV....

Weird, weird weather.
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« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2006, 07:29:43 PM »

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:/  Why can't we have a snow day in Arizona....

We do...in Prescott and northerly such...PWN'd!!  icon_lol
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« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2006, 08:19:45 PM »



My work called me and told me to stay home smile

Made a snowman and snowdog (or is it a snowhorse?) with the family.
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« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2006, 08:29:44 PM »

Snow X? Kodak doesn't like hotlinking apparently. Saved and attaching...

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« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2006, 08:59:58 PM »

Weird. It showed up for me in the preview and still did afterwards so figured it worked fine. Doh! Thanks for saving it though.
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« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2006, 12:05:55 AM »

Quote from: PeteRock on December 01, 2006, 06:32:19 PM

Quote from: Destructor on December 01, 2006, 06:28:08 PM

Well, that is true. Our crazy drivers panic if it looks like it may start to rain, much less snow.
Edited for truth.

Okay, okay, you got me there.  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2006, 03:42:22 AM »

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Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 30, 2006, 07:29:34 PM

:/  Why can't we have a snow day in Arizona....
If we get snow here we have more to worry about  :icon_eek:

Well, that is true. Our crazy drivers panic if it starts to rain, much less snow.

Actually in the 10 years I lived in Phoenix, we had snow twice  :icon_eek:  It flaked, and one time stayed as a small layer on the ground for a couple of hours.  I have it on video - since it was such a freakish thing.
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« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2006, 05:11:42 AM »

Quote from: Creepy_Smell on December 01, 2006, 08:19:45 PM

My work called me and told me to stay home smile

LOL, this is typically taken as a bad sign.
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« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2006, 06:43:46 AM »

Well I wish we had snow days. In all honesty I had trouble openning my front door to get my newspaper this morning.

We have been getting about 1 to 5 inches of snow everday for the past 2 weeks, you could skate down the roads with ease, due to the ice and yet we all drive around or i mean slide around still. The medians in between the roads are stacked so high with snow, you cant see the cars driving on the other side. Is that good?

I work outside for my job and its minus(negative) -42 with the wind shield.
You know its cold out when you can only see your eyes and you have on the best winter gear made, and you still feel like your getting nerve damage(because you are.)

By the way I live in Central Canada, so that basically explains everything.
It's not that I dont enjoy it, don't get me wrong I like being able to perform Fast and Furious drifts around corners at high speeds, I just dont like the fact that some days my car doesnt start or I cant find it, because it happens to be white as well.

So I salute you.
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« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2006, 02:52:40 PM »

After working 7a-7p on Thursday, sleeping overnight in an empty bed at work, and working 7a-7p on Friday I'd just like to wish a big "F. U." to wbs and Fireball. That is all.
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« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2006, 05:43:04 PM »

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After working 7a-7p on Thursday, sleeping overnight in an empty bed at work, and working 7a-7p on Friday I'd just like to wish a big "F. U." to wbs and Fireball. That is all.

Hey, when I spoke to your wife on Thursday, I told her you were welcome to come and stay at my place that night, since I was so close. But she wasn't sure if you would have your cell phone on you, which is why I didn't call you directly. So  Tongue
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