Thursday, February 05, 2009

Writer at work


The picture doesn't accurately reflect it, but there is a lot of snow here. It's -2 degrees as I type this. That's up two. It was -4 earlier when I got up.

When I turned on the news this morning, the weather chick had a "snowfall bulls eye" diagram up, showing snowfall totals for Northeast Ohio from yesterday's surprise lake effect event. My city was at the very center. If they'd had Google Earth accuracy on the thing, I think the actual snowfall peak would have been on my street.

I'm starting to feel a bit like the Jack Nicholson character in The Shining.

6 comments:

Hal said...

Yippie, I'm first!

I remember "lake effect snow," very well.

In fact, I was visiting the folks in Lyndhurst (where I grew up) one Christmas, and the day they were to take me to the airport to fly back to Seattle, about a foot and a half of snow fell over night, and was still coming down hard when we were supposed to leave. My Dad had long before gotten rid of the snowblower and instead paid some guy with a plow to put us on his list of driveways to clear whenever it snowed. Well, it was late, and we had to go, so my sister and I grabbed shovels and started removing the snow by hand, even though it was coming down faster than we could move it. We got enough of the driveway cleared for me to literally force the car through the snow and out of the driveway, and as we headed west on I-480 towards the airport, we drove right out of the storm at around the Route 8 exit, and at that point, there was hardly any snow on the ground.

Cleveland winters are crazy, to say the least!

(S)wine said...

I just last week re-watched The Shining for the umpteenth time. I hate King's book, but love Kubrick's movie. Very different version. Jack rocks. I imagine that's what would happen to me if I were stuck at the Overlook. Or in Cleveland during the winter.

Kirk Jusko said...

HA! Now do you still believe in global warming?!

(Actually, I still do. It's just I know someone's going to leave that comment sooner or later, so I'd thought I'd beat them to the punch)

As far as the movie version of the The Shining goes, if you'll remember, at the end, Jack Nicholson becomes part of a 1930s photo.

If he had waited 30 years, he could have just used Photoshop.

Anonymous said...

Looks kinda cold,,the exact reason I no longer live in the frozen north.



James Smith,, aka James Old Guy

Mone said...

By the time I relocate to the US at least I know wich areas to avoid :) Snow is just not my thing!

philbilly said...

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The TV miniseries version is pretty good, too. Especially Rebecca De Mornay.

Is it too early for a redrum and coke?