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  • We shoveled our sidewalk six times yesterday and woke up to more snow. I say this not to whine, but to keep idiots from moving here and then driving 10 miles on the plowed interstate taking up two lanes while I am trying to get to work. Yeah, it's bad, but if you can't handle it, stay home.
  • Haha, day off work. That's precious. Profits trump safety, subby, and paid days off are not profitable.
  • I remember the last time that happened.

    I got stuck at work.

    Good times. Good times.
  • Elandriel: Haha, day off work. That's precious. Profits trump safety, subby, and paid days off are not profitable.


    This, unfortunately. In Rochester, still at work.

    Also drove 10mph to work, albeit not on the freeway. Sometimes, driving 10mph and taking up two lanes IS the right way to drive. They plowed but didn't salt, which made things worse.
  • I consider myself very lucky. Had planned to make a trip to the Twin Cities Fri-Sun. Would not have been scheduled to leave MSP until late Sunday and would probably be stuck there.
  • stpauler: We shoveled our sidewalk six times yesterday and woke up to more snow.


    You must have OCD or something. I've shoveled twice in one day when I knew the snow would accumulate badly but six times is just crazy. Talk to your doc about getting your meds adjusted. ;)
  • City streets plowed curb to curb in West St Paul, snowmobiles needed in St Paul and Minneapolis where they needed the resources directed to drumming circles and art appreciation festivals.
  • Plows were only pulled off out in the rural areas. Everything was plowed pretty well in the Twin Cities area, but it still took about 30 minutes longer than usual to get to work. Everyone around here's driven through bigger storms with worse timing so it's hard to complain too much.
  • At work today, although about 1/3 of my students aren't here.

    Luckily I can walk to work, but had to put on the military-issue winter combat boots with built-in gaiters to get here this morning.

    Like saintpauler said, the snow is good for keeping the riffraff out. That's right - the weather is unfathomably awful here, and there's nothing at all to do in these epically boring Twin Cities. I advise all of you outside this flyover country to remain in those awesome places you already live. It's a hardscrabble, unsatisfying life on the northern prairies. We got this for you.
  • Elandriel: Haha, day off work. That's precious. Profits trump safety, subby, and paid days off are not profitable.


    Yep, this. I work from home though, so I'm thankful not to have to drive on the sheets of ice we like to call roads. *snert* Monday off... good one.
  • Snowplow out of gas. Had to shovel for 2+ hours. You_really_like_me out of gas.
  • At this very moment, I am at work in downtown Minneapolis. Honestly not that big a deal. I left 30 minutes early and got here on time.
  • lemurs: Plows were only pulled off out in the rural areas. Everything was plowed pretty well in the Twin Cities area, but it still took about 30 minutes longer than usual to get to work. Everyone around here's driven through bigger storms with worse timing so it's hard to complain too much.


    30 minutes? I wish - it took me a solid two hours this morning. (Usually it's a 45 minute drive in traffic, and 30 during off-peak hours.)

    36 was a mess. I average 7mph for the first 90 minutes I spent in the car.
  • I miss the snow here in Chicago. But I don't miss the 10 degree temperatures that come in the wake of a snowstorm.
  • Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: At this very moment, I am at work in downtown Minneapolis. Honestly not that big a deal. I left 30 minutes early and got here on time.


    I 94 was fine, everyone just drove 20 mph. City streets in North Mpls are crap, making it hard for suburbanites to buy their narcotics.
  • I was at the Vikings game yesterday, was waiting for the roof to fall in.
  • stpauler: We shoveled our sidewalk six times yesterday and woke up to more snow. I say this not to whine, but to keep idiots from moving here and then driving 10 miles on the plowed interstate taking up two lanes while I am trying to get to work. Yeah, it's bad, but if you can't handle it, stay home.


    Eastern Montana/Wester North Dakota's drivers are even BETTER:

    Road looks clear, everyone doing 45-55 and then some doorknob comes zooming by at 70, completely oblivious of everyone going slowly. Driver sees someone pull out to pass and hits the brakes. NO BRAKES. Slides straight into a barrow pit, skids for 1/10 of a mile and stops. Everyone driving by pointing and laughing.

    In December we don't usually have nice, white, powdery snow. We have the demonic jerk known as black ice.
  • ShereKhan: Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: At this very moment, I am at work in downtown Minneapolis. Honestly not that big a deal. I left 30 minutes early and got here on time.

    I 94 was fine, everyone just drove 20 mph. City streets in North Mpls are crap, making it hard for suburbanites to buy their narcotics.


    I LOLed at that way more than I should have. Good job.
  • I just moved here from oregon. Never had to shovel snow before. I guess this was my welcome to Saint Paul present.
  • Random Anonymous Blackmail: I was at the Vikings game yesterday, was waiting for the roof to fall in.


    Strib article says they were pumping hot air onto the roof during the game to remove the snow.
  • dv-ous: 30 minutes? I wish - it took me a solid two hours this morning. (Usually it's a 45 minute drive in traffic, and 30 during off-peak hours.)

    36 was a mess. I average 7mph for the first 90 minutes I spent in the car.


    I used to cut over to Larpenteur on snowy days when I was taking that route in and out of town. But I feel your pain. After spending 25 minutes on a short stretch of 169 that usually takes 5 (and going 5mph the whole way) I was getting sick of it. But I've been through worse only a few years ago when we seemed to get a few inches of snow on work days every other week, whereas this year's been really mild until now.
  • thebpem: I miss Mpls.


    Oh yeah? Well I miss Saint Paul. So there. :)

    /cold land, warm people
  • Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Random Anonymous Blackmail: I was at the Vikings game yesterday, was waiting for the roof to fall in.

    Strib article says they were pumping hot air onto the roof during the game to remove the snow.


    I don't think so. Jon Gruden didn't work the game.
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