snowpocalypse now!

maybe you haven’t heard. if not, i’ll clue you in, it just might maybe snow in atlanta today.

now this means many things in atlanta. it means schools are already closing, delta is most likely already cancelling flights and you should probably not head to the grocery store thinking you are going to find any bread, milk or toilet paper.

it also means that invariably a bunch of jack-asses who grew up in places like buffalo, chicago, wisconsin and other points north are going to start saying things like:

“geez. the entire city shuts down for like 1 inch of snow. back in wausheegan/lake winnepaupak/big rock candy mountain we WALKED to school if there was a foot of snow.”

or (said really snarky)

“OMG! two inches of snow. panic! panic! panic!”


“people in atlanta don’t know how to drive in the snow.”

this happens every single time there is winter weather in the forecast. so i have a message for my northern friends. THiS IS ATLANTA GEORGIA. IT’S IN THE SOUTH. in fact, we even have an absurd nickname for our city; HOT-FREAKING-LANTA.

WTF should we do? invest millions upon millions in snow plows and salt trucks for the two times a year we get one inch of snow? should we all fly to vermont every winter to learn how to drive in snow?

or maybe, just maybe, all you northerners should just STFU and let us have our fun.


8 Comments so far

  1. Stephanie (locaboca) on February 12th, 2010 @ 10:21 am

    And this is when I have to start saying to them ad nauseum: “It’s not the snow we have a problem driving in, it’s the ice, you d***wad!”

  2. Will (unregistered) on February 12th, 2010 @ 1:44 pm

    Calm down, James.

  3. ETK (unregistered) on February 12th, 2010 @ 1:53 pm


  4. james hervey (jeherv) on February 12th, 2010 @ 1:54 pm

    hah. beth, i knew you would approve.

  5. bking on February 12th, 2010 @ 3:23 pm

    I couldn’t have said it better myself.

  6. Will (unregistered) on February 12th, 2010 @ 3:38 pm

    This is some lovely snowfall — I think we all can enjoy this, can’t we?

  7. Roxie (unregistered) on February 14th, 2010 @ 3:32 am

    I’ll admit. I ate some.
    It tasted like heaven.

  8. lather, rinse, repeat. | Atlanta Metblogs (pingback) on March 2nd, 2010 @ 10:21 am

    […] in spite of all that, i would really like to just take a moment to remind my northern friends of this. […]

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