I would rather…
From Sunday afternoon on, I couldn’t go anywhere in my town or even scroll through my Facebook feed on my phone without be reminded that “Juno”, the snow storm to end all storms for something like 200 years for the Northeast, was approaching.
As always, grocery shopping was a real treat as it is each and every time I have gone shopping as a storm is predicted (trust me if I didn’t normally go shopping this time of the week, I would have stayed far away).
My dairy man said it best about the constant disappearance of bread, eggs and milk with each of these storms by declaring, “Looks like everyone will be waiting out the storm eating their fair share of French Toast!”
Valid point and not going to lie at least I got a comedy routine with my weekly shopping.
However, you got to question and wonder, why each time a storm approaches here in NY, that it is as if the world is coming to an end with armageddon in a stone’s throw reach.
Trust me it isn’t and we will get through, we do each each time and the plows do their job.
We survive. We always do.
But is it a pain in the ass?
Most know I hate the snow and whine fiercely when the temperature dips below 50 degrees. So yes, I have definitely done my fair share of snow and cold weather grumbling in real life and on my blog, like here.
Not going to lie, probably why I booked Disney in the scorching hot as hell month of August. Many have told me, it is going to be hot. Trust me, I wasn’t born yesterday and did 100% realize this, when I hit the submit button for my Disney trip order.
I say bring on the heat! But still, as I sat hunkered down for Juno, which by the way the weather forecasters overshot by about a foot more of snow.
Then again once you are at 2 feet, would another foot make much of a difference?
I do believe we will not be seeing this snow melt and thaw out until April at the rate we are going with more expected today and on Sunday here, as well.
But I digress.
Still, during the storm of the century, I began to think (I had plenty of time to do so) of the things and places I would rather be doing then sitting in wait with my kids bouncing off the walls being stuck indoors for over 24 hours (trust me the inmates were very much restless here).
Yet, as pretty as snow falling outside my window was, still I was done after the first few inches (Spring where for art thou are you??).
Here for your viewing pleasure is 10 things I would rather than more snow…
1. Lay out in the scorching hot, summer sun frying with like Kramer in the Butter Shave classic episode of Seinfeld for a whole day without sunscreen (As I said I do like the heat!).
2. Get a gum treatment, root canal and more in one dental visit (Not a fan of the dentist, but who is?).
3. Go through labor again unaided by an epidural and deal with the ring of fire again (Do you feel the burn?).
4. Listen to a Hansen CD on repeat all day long without ear plugs (All Day MMMBop).
5. Watch the Jersey Shore, The Real Housewives of (any town will do) or any poorly made reality show for 24 hours straight without a break (Snooki, The Situation and gang for non-stop guido glory viewing pleasure).
6. Read the Twilight Series and follow it up with The Fundamentals of Scientology for good measure with John Travolta and Tom Cruise taking turns reading me this book.
7. Vacation with The Griswalds dealing with more catastrophes then I could even list (You have to be living under a rock not to know the extent of this).
8. Go to a Miley Cyrus (Circa Hannah Montana days) concert sitting next to Billy Ray Cyrus the whole damn time playing up how wonderful his baby girl is.
9. Sit through an encore performance of Godfather III, which just happened to be the worst movie in the Godfather trilogy (Just saying!).
10. Being stuck on a dessert island with the cast of Gilligan’s Island (OK, I never liked that show!).
On second thought I think this list cured me, as I would actually rather deal with snow and cold temperatures for the rest of the winter then any of the above!
So the next time you complain about the snow, just remember this list – as it could always be worst!
Do you feel the burn, haha!
Sorry about all the snow.
Thanks Alison and I figured laughter is truly the best medicine 😉
I’m going to take a wild guess here and say you don’t like the snow. Am I right?????
Have a great weekend, Janine!
Oh Bill you know me so well! Have a great weekend, too 😉
I feel the same way about rain Janine! I hope the storm isn’t as bad as they predicted. Has it arrived already?
Jhanis, glad it isn’t just me and the first one is over and done with. Tonight though we are getting a bit more and still more this Sunday night, too. So, I am pretty sure we aren’t seeing spring any day soon!
Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama says
I love this list!! I actually thought about making French toast too lol! Don’t worry about disney in the summer. We took the kids last August and managed. Besides we have weird school schedules that force us to go in the summer!!
I love that you actually thought about making French Toast and thank you for sharing also about Disney in August. I know it will be hot and think you know after all this time that I love summer and the heat, too 😉
Seana Turner says
I am not a fan of winter either. I really should move to Florida because the heat doesn’t bother me. When the rest of the world is complaining in August, I’m actually content. Except in stores where they turn the AC down to 68… come on, people, this is my season. Don’t freeze me out:)
Seana, no wonder why I love and adore, you because I pretty much echo the same sentiments about the heat and freezing AC in stores. Seriously, what is up with that!! 😉
Kenya G. Johnson says
Wow you definitely made me understand how you loath snow. I’m not familiar with your kind of snow but can’t even imagine trading it for going to the dentist or labor. I HATE going to the dentist even to get my teeth cleaned. I’d whine like a little kid if I could really get away with that behavior. You should see how sad I get when the reminder card comes in the mail.
Kenya, I really do loathe and detest snow, because like you I am a true baby when it comes to the dentist. So, for me to rather go to the dentist then endure more snow says volumes here – trust me!! 😉
Ginny Marie says
Ha, your list is hilarious! I have to say that I’d rather have snow than have most of the things on that list!
I’ve never seen a bread aisle so decimated. Wow!
I am so with you and after writing this list, I did truly feel that much better about snow!! 🙂
I like the snow that first day it falls, and then I’m done. While Boston, like NY, handles it really well, it is still such a mess. Looking forward to spring 😉
Bev, so done and more today while trying to get the kids to school. Seriously, spring can not come quick enough!
Carrie Groneman says
Oh my word girl, you crack me up! That is quite the list and it made me laugh out loud. It’s 6am here, so I tried to muffle it not to wake up the fam. I’ve gotta share this with them when they do get up though. lol. Have a good weekend and keep warm, haahaahaahaa. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow (a very warm shadow that is so you’ll stay my friend, heehee)
Aww, you just made me smile more then you know and so glad you found my list funny this morning. Wishing you too a wonderful weekend ahead 🙂
Chris Carter says
HA!!! Oh Janine… I would feel the EXACT same way!!! And thinking you would have to wait until April, just feels soooooo hopeless!!!
This list is hilarious!! I think I would use this list to apply to my foot/ankle surgery. I would rather do ALL of those things instead. 🙂
Chris, I know I shouldn’t be complaining as you poor thing with your ankle, but still I just am so miserable and tired of the snow updates. I need spring ASAP now 🙂
I totally need spring to come! We have a big snow storm coming tomorrow-yuck!
You and me both, Tess and we have another on Sunday now predicted, too!
HAHAHAHA! I love this list and I think it cured me too. I would totally rather deal with snow than any of the above!
I know me, too Echo except when I had to take both girls in the snow this morning to school again! Uggh!!
LOL, and here I am, in Central California, pouting because I didn’t get to go play in the snow this winter! We usually see it when we visit my in-laws in Washington, but it didn’t snow this year! *sad face* Why don’t you just send some my way?! 😉 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com
Gingi, if I could I so would, because I am truly and utterly down with it, but unfortunately isn’t done with us by any means here!
I’m not a fan of the snow either. The dentist trip though…might rival things I’d rather… I hate going to the dentist. Really hate it.
Rosey, I once told my dentist right to his face that I hate the dentist – I totally get it 🙂
Diane Roark says
You crack me up. I could not help but laugh over your list. It must be a miserable winter. The weather has been fairly milk here in Arkansas this year, but have gotten several snow falls in March and April including last year. My son’s senior year and last year of baseball games start Monday. It will be cold and raining. It figures.
You will love Disney! Keep dreaming about it. You am not finished updated everything on OurAmericanTravels.com but I do have the Disney World posts finished. I hope! Take a look and dream about your trip.
Thank you so much Diane and been so hectic with a bit more snow actually here this morning and know you had a busy morning, so huge thank you for stopping by. And I am so going to check out your new travel sight for all things Disney – so thank you for that, too!! 🙂
Rabia @TheLiebers says
Man, I never thought I’d say this, but it sounds like you hate snow more than I do!!
Guilty as charged, Rabia!! 🙂
Kristi Campbell says
HAHA Janine! Awesome! We don’t have much snow here but it’s cold and windy and icy and I’m so over not being able to use playgrounds for fun especially during these 4-day weekends like this one! HAHA to never liking Giligan’s Island (I actually loved it) and the ring of fire. And Miley. I’d rather have a mountain of snow than a Miley experience!
Kristi, I know there are no playground days here either, as we can barely see the ground right now. But yes, I truly was not a Gilligan’s Island fan and Miley – I just can’t stand that girl not one bit!! 😉
lisacng @ expandng.com says
Yea, why do bread, eggs, and milk fly off the shelves in a storm?? LOL. People down “south” are worse with snow, or even impending snow, things shut down around here. So ridiculous. I don’t mind the snow but mind the people’s reaction to it!!!
I know the reaction is the worst and I heard that things do close down just for ice down south. So, what you said does make sense.
Oh my goodness that bread aisle picture is insane! I would like french toast and perhaps that should become the official blizzard perfect food…. What happens though when the power goes out and you have to BBQ it on the grill? I don’t think that would taste as good. Hang in there, glad you are surviving and thriving through this my friend!
Pretty sure it wouldn’t taste as good. We have gas cooking so if the power goes out, we can still light the burners to cook on the top of the stove. But still don’t want to have to go that route and would rather not lose the power here!! Thanks Jen 🙂
Kim @ HappyPrettyBlog says
We got dumped on with snow here too as part of the same storm. Now they’re calling for more tomorrow!! UGH!
I am so sorry Kim and looks like we are getting more on Sunday here though, too. It is usually around this time of the year that I am convinced that this will never end and this year looks to be no different!
Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom says
You would rather go through labour again?! Eeeek. No thank you! Just the mention of the ring of fire made me cringe.
This cracked me up though. Sending warm wishes and a meteorological miracle of the heat wave kind your way.
Wishing you a lovely weekend.
Trust me after saying it out loud that we be a no to the ring of fire, but still so not having fun with all this snow either. Thank you for the warm wishes though and again have a great weekend again 😉
The Pinterested Parent says
Hansen is just going too far, I don’t think I could handle it. Lol! I love the joke about the French toast. People go bat shit crazy during the snow. As if all they have at home is a sack of flour. I love the mad dash to the super market before every storm. We got hit hard too. I am also sick of the snow. Enough already, move on the Spring already.
I knew Hansen was pushing the envelope, but still I do truly loathe and despise the snow! And yes we need spring stat now!! 🙂
HA!! I absolutely loved the Kramer Seinfeld reference. As well as Scientology and root canals! Yipes. And Snooki. That is serious.
I do wonder a lot about the sanity of people. Their homes are now loaded with processed bread products. Yay? That will prevent the end of the world? As it always is, even if we lose power for a week – in the worst case scenario – I don’t think all that bread will be the reason everything is ok.
A wood stove is great. A backup plan is great. Gas in the car is great. Bottled water is great.
I knew you would get it completely and I very much agree about a backup plan, too 😉
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
We got about 2 feet from Juno and had a driving ban on, so even though the plows were keeping up with it, we couldn’t go out if we wanted to. Annnnd, we are getting 6-12 more inches tonite. Ugh!
Robin, we too are getting more here tonight and can totally sympathesize.
I was seriously thinking you’d rather do any of those 10 than the snow! LOL, hahaha. But kidding aside, I hope you’re all doing just fine and hope everyone’s safe in this long winter season. It’s been raining quite a lot here and people are starting to get sick. Stay safe my friend!
Thanks Rea and so far we are safe, but a lot of different sicknesses, too. And hope you are also safe and well now, as well!!
#1 and #5 I would actually do (I like the RHWof Beverly Hills and New York!!!).
We have light snow today – it wouldn’t be bad except it started off warmer (above freezing) and now it is in the teens so the streets are like a sheet of ice.
Kim, that is what we are supposed to get tonight some light snow, but turning to ice and freezing rain. So definitely a little nervous for tomorrow morning and possibly having to take Lily to pre-school (Emma gets the bus).
Aww, thanks Christy and sorry for getting MMMbop stuck in your head tonight though. Hugs and have a great night 🙂
April G says
LOL! I would not want to do almost any of those things rather than being in the snow. Granted, I don’t normally live near or around the snow and it’s a snow day if we see a snowflake in these parts. Hilarious! 🙂
April, I am still jealous you don’t live near any snow. Someday, I hope to be able to stay the same 🙂
Rhonda Gales says
Stopping by from Sunday’s Best linkup. Last week I was sitting under 3 feet of snow, so I can relate to your list. Thanks for sharing and I’m looking forward to seeing more of your posts. Hilarious!
Aw, thanks Rhonda and we were also dealing with almost 3 feet and can totally relate!