Here in Oklahoma City, we are battening down the hatches, and buying out all of the food and bottled water and batteries we can find. And when I say ‘we’ I mean my neighbors and coworkers who’ve never lived anywhere that it regularly snows. Seriously. You’d think that the zombie apocalypse was nigh.
You know that rule of the internet that says that a sufficiently sophisticated parody of extremist opinion will frequently be taken for the real thing? Well, this was so very much like my neighbors yesterday, that I’m not sure if it’s real or a parody.
Everybody in my division is taking laptops home to be able to work from there just in case. The biggest problem of course is that the cities in the OKC metro just don’t have the equipment needed to deal with the storms. I’m told that they don’t happen enough, but they sure seem to be happening more and more. Well, snow removal and road clearance is socialism, so we don’t do that shit here. I tell people that they should pray for good weather because only God can save you since the city and state can’t, but that only gets me dirty looks.
I’m excited, myself. It looks like I’m finally going to get to use the snow blower my wife got me last Christmas because she couldn’t think of anything else to get me. Since I live in a new subdivision only a quarter mile from an electrical substation, and all of our power lines are buried and we have natural gas for the stove, hot water, furnace and fireplace, and an energy star rated house, I’m planning on settling in with some good books and blu-ray discs this weekend. I don’t know if I’ll have internet (or TV) so you might not see me. Stay safe and warm wherever you are.