Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Walking in a fimbulvinter wonderland

Eight inches of snow is not a big deal for New Jersey.

Eight inches of snow in October, it turns out, is.

We're without water, and have to shovel snow into the toilet tanks to keep them flushing. This is a minor annoyance compared to the people all around us; we never lost power for more than a few seconds at a time.

On my way to work this morning the towns I drove through were dark and there were lanes closed from fallen trees and power lines. At one point four utility poles in a row had been dragged down into the right lane.

Thanks for the early reminder, nature.


  1. Damn this global warming!

    Waiting to see if The Won will talk smack about how the least coast handles a little snow again, this year. I suspect that, if he had been mayor of Chicago, he would have fared as poorly as Daily Senior's successor...

  2. I'll watch my back. Manbearpig could be _anywhere_.

  3. Fimbulwinter jokes are for NEXT year when the Aztecs lay siege to Bifrost with Loki at their head.

  4. In my mind, this is leading into a Bill & Ted style screwball comedy about Loki zipping off between pantheons recruiting followers for his great rock-off against the Aesir...

  5. "Whatever else you day about the band from Tenochtitlan, you gotta admit, they really have heart, and they're proving it today out there on the Bifrost Stage. Everyone give their lead singer, Loki, a hand."

  6. (also, nordic myth fail - I was thinking of Baldr)