After buying bread, milk, and eggs yesterday for the impending Snowpacolypse I made it home around 8 pm.
I’m not sure if that’s a New England thing or if the rest of the world panics and marches lemming like to the nearest supermarket to buy up bread, milk, and eggs. Every storm, the shelves are cleared to the bone. I’ve started to hear about the French Toast factor. I’m researching to find the particulars. I believe it’s one toast piece per 2″ of snow. What’s the correlation? What else do you do with bread , milk and eggs? You make French Toast.
It was a day of weather logistics and shuffling to get the schedule for the staff in order, contingency plans, and shoveling. The shoveling was fun. Several times in the past two weeks I found myself on the roof with a bunch of the guys clearing snow. We even managed to hoist a snowblower up there to help things along. Thankfully no one went over the side.
So today, I’m home with the kids , who are on their 2nd snow day in a row. I’ve settled down to chisel away at the piles of email, tie up some paperwork and generally try to get squared away what I can not being in the office. My daughter is in the living room, Pandora on the Broadway channel, dancing away. My son is in his room with a box of 3000 plus Lego’s and about 34 Bakugan, Ipod playing on his clock radio. I have my Pandora streaming on my laptop with my headphones. They’re nothing special, Klipsch S4 in ear buds, about $50 bucks a pair. But man, what a great experience. They block out most of the noise emanating from the all corners of the house, they sound great, and have respectable bass response. I listen to them for hours on end. No ear fatigue, especially given the content I listen to, electroclash and house.
A bit of Verizon fiber connecting me to the WWW and it’s all good. Seriously boys and girls, I highly suggest you upgrade those IPOD head phones a few notches and give your ears a treat, and today is the perfect kind of day to do it.