Hatches battened


It’s -22°C out there, and I decided to take a brisk walk to the grocery store to stock up on essential staples, since there’s a major winter storm on the way, hitting us around 8am tomorrow and escalating to a blizzard on Saturday. I grabbed some red beans and brown rice and garlic and coffee, so I can survive the weekend with all the essentials. I will not be leaving my house for any reason from this point on until Sunday: the cat and I will be hunkered down with the shutters and blinds closed and some warm blankets and hot beverages, and we are prepared for anything. I’ve got bread and cheese in case the power goes out, even.

I’m so prepared that I’m going to be disappointed if this one fizzles out.

Mainly, though, since classes start up again on Tuesday I’m going to use this time-out to get a leg up on Genetics and Fundamentals of Genetics, Evolution, and Development, the two courses that will probably eat me alive this semester.

Comments

  1. Pierre Le Fou says

    Curious. Where’s this weather map from? It has two typos: “wont” and “amouts”…

  2. Akira MacKenzie says

    Going to convince dad that a hearty stew is in order this weekend. That’s actually one of few things we can agree on.

  3. wzrd1 says

    We had a cold front come in, 48 MPH gusts, so didn’t go shopping like I wanted to. A bit much with a two mile walk, jokingly referred to as up hill – both ways, due to the saddle we live in.
    They’re talking about 1 – 3″ here for Saturday, so I’ll get the broom ready.

    For power outages, I have a rechargable led bar light and a butane stove that I found in Walmart’s camping department. For worse/longer outages, I break out the old gasoline camping stove.
    Although, without power for an extended period, I’ll probably have to set myself on fire to keep warm.

  4. psychomath says

    Yes, here in Hawaii it has been dipping down into the mid-seventies — sometimes brushing up against the high sixties at night! — so I’ve had to turn my fan down to the lowest settings. Subsisting on split-pea soup and ramen. Pray for us.

  5. Ragutis says

    psychomath

    17 January 2020 at 3:11 am

    Yes, here in Hawaii it has been dipping down into the mid-seventies — sometimes brushing up against the high sixties at night! — so I’ve had to turn my fan down to the lowest settings. Subsisting on split-pea soup and ramen. Pray for us.

    From the Surfline report for Waikiki: “Background of some residual SSW swell energy along with some decreasing ENE wind swell providing a few small but fun waves to the south shore on this nippy Thursday morning” Temp 72F. Nippy? And I thought us Floridians were thin-blooded. ;p

    Pea soup is always good though. As is ramen. I’m going to make a pot of beet soup (barščių) since we’re actually due for a bit of a cool down Mon/Tues.(highs upper 50s) Might even have to resort to sweatpants and socks around the house.

    If you don’t mind, whereabouts in HI are you?

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