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Wed Jan 29, 2014, 02:19 PM

One to two inches of snow fell on Atlanta Tuesday and the city was paralyzed

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Reply One to two inches of snow fell on Atlanta Tuesday and the city was paralyzed (Original post)
DainBramaged Jan 2014 OP
Aerows Jan 2014 #1
Mariana Jan 2014 #13
Aerows Jan 2014 #27
TwilightGardener Jan 2014 #2
Aerows Jan 2014 #4
TwilightGardener Jan 2014 #12
Scootaloo Jan 2014 #3
Aerows Jan 2014 #5
Phentex Jan 2014 #6
Aerows Jan 2014 #8
Phentex Jan 2014 #11
Scootaloo Jan 2014 #7
Aerows Jan 2014 #9
DainBramaged Jan 2014 #16
Scootaloo Jan 2014 #18
RebelOne Jan 2014 #23
Aerows Jan 2014 #25
Mariana Jan 2014 #15
Aerows Jan 2014 #24
Egalitarian Thug Jan 2014 #30
Boom Sound 416 Jan 2014 #10
Armstead Jan 2014 #14
BumRushDaShow Jan 2014 #20
HereSince1628 Jan 2014 #17
Jamaal510 Jan 2014 #19
bobclark86 Jan 2014 #21
magical thyme Jan 2014 #22
Warpy Jan 2014 #26
avebury Jan 2014 #28
Squinch Jan 2014 #29

Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 02:22 PM

1. I'm much further south than Atlanta

and it's cold as hell here, and we have an inch of snow on the ground. Well, it's more like these hard little balls of ice that are clumped together in a layer.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 03:23 PM

13. That's sleet.

Sleet is rain that freezes on its way down into hard little balls of ice that clump together in a layer. It's much worse than snow in its effect on driving conditions.

I was living in Atlanta in the late 1980's and while I was there we got a couple of inches of sleet that promptly froze solid. The city was shut down for days then, too.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 04:51 PM

27. It has turned into ice

I crunched across the grass getting the garbage can to the curb for trash pickup. I needn't have bothered, the can is still sitting there, and it didn't get picked up. I tried, though.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 02:30 PM

2. I've spent many years in "How Do You People Live Like This"...

it's actually better known to the natives as "Why The Fuck Do We Live Here?".

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 02:45 PM

4. I visited up there

once on business. I was pretty much convinced it was paradise when it was -5 below because I had just left sweltering Florida. That was until I actually had to go outside away from heat. I learned how to wear a hat, a coat, and 50 layers of clothing and socks on the way to the car.

My love of snow died that day.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 03:21 PM

12. A little snow is kind of fun around Christmas. The rest of the time, it's

depressing, annoying, or potentially deadly. I have no further use for it.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 02:43 PM

3. Well, have you ever seen Atlanta's road system?

I lived there for three months, and those three months taught me that Atlanta is the scariest place in the US to drive. No matter where you go, it's a gordian knot of pavement as far as the eye can see, prowled by yammering idiots-in-bubbles. Add two inches of slush to that? No thanks!

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 02:47 PM

5. It IS

Going through Atlanta is the circle of hell on a good day. In snow and ice? Holy shit.

Note: I do love Atlanta, but driving in Atlanta SUCKS.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 02:49 PM

6. Bingo! I invite anyone to come enjoy rush hour on a regular day...

then add rain. Then add a baseball game. Then add DragonCon. Then add snow. Come on! It'll be FUN!

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Response to Phentex (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 03:09 PM

8. Can I just sever an important body part instead?

Maybe get a few root canals? No thank you!

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Response to Aerows (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 03:12 PM

11. LOL!

Hmmm? They should have used rush hour in Atlanta on Fear Factor!

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Response to Aerows (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 02:52 PM

7. The best thing?

I'm saying this as someone who lived in Alaska for a decade. My job there entailed climbing into a truck at 5 AM in the morning, and hurtling down the Copper river highway at 70 MPH with five foot visibility because of a howling blizzard (it was a Tuesday) while my driver steered with his knee - in one hand he held a maple bacon bar, in the other, the phone with which he was screaming at his wife in New York.

Atlanta's still scarier than that.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 03:09 PM

9. It's worse than Houston

and Houston isn't anything to play with!

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 03:27 PM

16. maple bacon bar

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 03:32 PM

18. Maple bar, with a strip of bacon on top.

Your mind has been blown, has it not?

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Response to Aerows (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 04:21 PM

23. I agree that driving in Atlanta sucks big time.

I live just northwet of Atlanta and try to avoid driving down there if at all possible.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 04:31 PM

25. Can't be too many Catholics in Atlanta

because a priest would need to be on hand to bless you every time you got into your car.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 03:27 PM

15. I used to deliver pizzas to Midtown and Downtown.

It was exciting.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 04:27 PM

24. "Exciting"

Like bleeding and falling into a tank with sharks, no doubt.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 05:30 PM

30. Take Peachtree to the intersection of Peachtree & Peachtree, go left till you see The Big Chicken,

 

then go a far piece till you get to Peachtree and ask Neal at the gas station.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 03:11 PM

10. Thanks Obama!

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 03:26 PM

14. HOTH?

Enquiring minds want to know (especially since I live in that segment)

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Response to Armstead (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 04:03 PM

20. Hoth



With folks setting up to defend TaunTaun parking spaces. They need plenty of room to lay down.



Sometimes the other side cheats with their parking spot scout equipment.



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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 03:28 PM

17. At 15 F it's a beautiful sunny day in this part of "how do people live like this"

If every winter day was like this no one here would complain.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 03:45 PM

19. It's on fire

and yet a rainy day today in my neck of the woods.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 04:06 PM

21. I love Hoth...

If you'll excuse me, I must ride my bicycle to work. Yes on the long underpants, probably not on the goggles.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 04:13 PM

22. 10 years ago I moved to northern Hoth. Or rather, as the natives put it, "You don't live in Maine,

you survive it."

So, yeah, I survive in Hoth. So far.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 04:42 PM

26. "Unusually cool" should be "parched."

We're going up into the 60s by the end of the week, not terribly unusual, although rare for the beginning of February. It usually happens just before a front comes in with a snowstorm and near zero temperatures. I don't think it'll be like that this year.

I don't think anyone east of the Rockies can appreciate just how dry it is this year. Everybody will be choking on smoke east of here when fire season really hits. That's how dry.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 04:55 PM

28. I grew up in Maine.

Several years ago we had a Meterologist on one of the local channels who would report the weather for Hannibal's Crossing, Maine (always an extremely outrageous report) and it was always a kind of running gag. One year my uncle from Oklahoma and another attorney from Texas came up to monitor a court case for Oklahoma and Texas in the month of January. My parents invited them over to the house and then took them out to dinner. They were watching the weather report when all of a sudden one of them (I can't remember which one now) sat up and said "Wow, did you see the temperature for Hannibal's Crossing? It is like 60 below zero (or something like that). My parents and I just broke out laughing and had to tell them that it was a fake weather report.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 05:16 PM

29. I live in Hoth...

... but I actually quite like snow...

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