Friday, February 5, 2010
They say it's going to be one of the top five snowstorms in recorded history here in DC - predictions range from 20-24" which is a LOT of snow for the midatlantic. I saw on the news last night a bunch of pictures of empty shelves at supermarkets; I guess when we see a big one like this coming, the appropriate response, for southerners living at sea level, at least, is panic.
I have four items on my last minute shopping list for today: chocolate, coffee beans, wine and leeks (for potato leek soup). Naturally I toyed with the idea of more snow martinis, but considering the probability that the snow could fall for 48 hours, I think that could result in a legendary hangover I believe I can live without. Wine and chocolate should provide all the intoxication I need. Oh and coffee, of course. Of course.
We're assembling a list of possible activities to keep us amused here in the house on Tennessee Avenue tomorrow. We're going to play WII with the neighbors, so that should keep us occupied for awhile. One of my personal goals is to read every blog on the sidebar, catch up with all my favorite bloggers. That could take nearly 48 hours since I read so many blogs. What else? Chess? Board games? Make-do karaoke? Ideas anyone?
One thing I know we'll be busy doing is shoveling. When they say two feet of snow what it looks like to my eye is three feet of snow. I will photodocument, I promise.