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  • posted: January 07 @ 6:18am
this is nashville's HUGE blizzard. originally there was 2-6" were called for. as of now, nothing really has fallen and they've downgraded to "a light dusting." still, they closed all middle TN schools once again for the threat of snow. and there was a huge run on milk, bread, bottled water and beer at all local grocery stores.

when i was in 3rd grade or so, there was a day that school was closed due to the threat of snow, but the following day when we woke up, it hadn't snowed. it was completely clear sunny blue skies and the temp was in the 50ºs. school was closed for a lovely early spring day. ah, nashville.


Yogi Beard says:
Pennsylvania snow causes everyone to get eggs, milk, and butter, the local joke being that everyone wants to make french toast during a blizzard. I like Tennessee's style of running for beer.
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 6:21am -
keifel says:
i was so pissed when i got up this morning. official hash tag for the day #snowfail2010
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 6:21am -
jnonfiction says:
Fear the Snow.
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 6:24am -
flainez says:
So a blizzard without snow...

Here we had some snow early this morning, but it didn't settle in the ground.
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 6:28am -
Daniel says:
Sounds like hurricane season here. People buy up all the gas and generally act ridiculous.

Growing up they only closed the schools one time in anticipation of a storm. And of course that day turned out to be the most beautiful day of the year. I thought it was awesome until we had to have a make up day later that year.
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 6:29am -
robberfly says:
the threat of snow has eliminated all flare from this photo
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 6:33am -
ewagoner says:
Ah, shoot. I took a similar photo of the Georgia blizzard (with intentional @benfrank flare) and uploaded without browsing first.

Enjoy the snow! Maybe make a, uh, grass angel?
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 6:35am -
benfrank says:
@Daniel oh, yeah, man, i actually needed gas last night (runnin on empty) and when i got to the gas station there were 3 car lines at all 8 pumps.
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 6:38am -
shularbrau says:
man, I hope you overbought on milk and bread.
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 6:48am -
michaeljstraub says:
I remember moving to Indiana for college and is snowing a foot and thinking "snow day!"

Not the case.

Then again, I grew up in GA. Much like Tennessee, we had snow days when there was a threat of snow.
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 7:04am -
tedford says:
wait for it...
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 8:04am -
Will says:
When I was living closer to the coast people did the same thing with eggs & milk during hurricane season. I never understood why tho: when a hurricane actually hit you, your power would typically go out and then you'd have no refrigeration for all of the perishables you just bought.
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 8:08am -
mattyc says:
Did you still have to go to work?
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 8:10am -
ThatGuy says:
They're calling for snow here overnight, but I'm sure it will be tomorrow night so that it negatively affects my weekend instead of my workday. Stupid snow.
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 8:13am -
gfmorris says:
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 8:55am -
benfrank says:
haha, @will that's funny. i never thought about it like that. though i also never bought into the ridiculousness of rushing to the store either. i am one of the few here who actually can drive in show (mom learned to snow drive in chicago, taught me).
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 9:16am -
benfrank says:
@mattyc, unfortunately yes i did.
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 9:16am -
mu says:
you look disappointed, as am I. Kids are home. We told them to play in the pretend snow.
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 9:31am -
Andrew says:
you sleep on your left side, doncha
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 10:21am -
benfrank says:
@Andrew i sleep on my back and left side. i wear a BiPAP (like a CPAP) mask and there is an airflow release on the front of it so i can easily breathe out through it. my wife complains that it wakes her up with a big rush of cold air if i face her (she sleeps to the right of me). so i try to stick to my back or left side.
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 10:41am -
Ula O cealleigh says:
no flare today, but awesome blurr :)
your right beard-side looks kinda kewl a bit scruffy... with the other side neat. uniqueness.
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 11:07am -
Will says:
@benfrank Wish I knew how. It rarely snows here in Charlotte, but every time it does the side of the roads are littered with cars that spun out into ditches, trees, telephone poles, etc.
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 11:19am -
Johnny Rebellious says:
Man... I wish I grew up in Nashville as a child. The only time school would be closed in Chicagoland was if the snow hindered your ability to open the front door. Lucky.
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 12:34pm -
chadmcclarnon says:
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 1:16pm -
jason says:
when i grew up in MO and they rarely canceled school. i've ridden on several school buses that were in accidents.
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 1:34pm -
Seabolt84 says:
Its coming down like crazy here in Canton Ohio. It hasnt stopped for days its pretty annoying now. Tonight is supposed to be another 5 or so inches. If so Snow Angel pic tommorow!
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 2:32pm -
Fofe says:
When I was a kid, it would rain so hard and for so long sometimes that we would have rainy day schedule where we got out early. I don't think they do that anymore. It really wasn't that fun because they would just cut out recess and lunch and let us out at noon.

It was fun doing the clamebute today. Glad you liked it. I definitely would not have done it if it was any colder today.
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 8:47pm -
Sir Jellobeard says:
still a snowday. (you see, it's the spirit of snow, not the snow itself ;) )
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 9:47pm -
Juan Pablo Garcia says:
You look like you could be warm anywhere.
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 10:40pm -
hale. says:
your beard is lopsided.
Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 - 11:22pm -
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