Snow Hell in North East Today

(Update: Just lost TV and cable Internet. Hope we don’t lose power)
(Update 2: TV and cable Internet restored after 4 hours.)

God, we’re completely snowed in today.

Several inches of snow on the ground outside. And it’s still snowing.

The weathermen are warning this is a big winter storm and that travel conditions could be ‘extremely treacherous.’

Captured this scene on the road @ 11 AM EST

Don’t drive.

But if you must, make sure you are driving slowly and definitely increase your following distance to make room for skidding or unexpected stops of the vehicles in front of you.

There is also a possibility of flooding in coastal areas.

Forecast for our area is up to 20-inches of snow (nearly two-feet). Very windy too.

No Bollywood, Kollywood or Tollywood movies or Indian restaurants outside today for us. 🙁

We’ll pour ourselves a chota peg and watch Clint Eastwood’s For a Few Dollars More or the old Gol Mal at home.

12 Responses to "Snow Hell in North East Today"

  1. byarvin   December 19, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Wait a minute!

    It hasn’t started snowing in Edison yet. Where are you hiding out? Responds:

    In DE. Snow all over here. Huge pile on the deck already.

    For your area Edison too, has snow forecast all through the day and night too. It’ll likely start in a few hours in your region.

    South Jersey is likely to be hit more.

  2. Vetti Jijaji   December 19, 2009 at 11:09 am

    You can try your “Ecco Men’s Country GTX Boots” out! Responds:

    We did. We did.

    Just shoveled through 9-inches of snow in our new Ecco boots.

    The boots held up well in the front although some snow got in at the back. Not the shoe’s fault because this is not a very high ankle boots

    We should’ve got the high ankle ECCO Men’s Track II High Gore-Tex boots. Oh well, we’ll wait for a sale.

    Did you get snow in your state too. We read in the papers that the winter storm was passing through your state as well.

  3. boopalanj   December 19, 2009 at 11:36 am


    At least in your area, forecast seems to work 😉

    Here the meteorological people come up with ‘post’casts 😉 and they too do not seem to work out 😀 Responds:

    You Write: Here the meteorological people come up with ‘post’casts 😉 and they too do not seem to work out


    Just uploaded a snow photo for this post. Please refresh your browser to see it..

  4. Aswin_Kini   December 19, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Take care! Responds:

    We’re getting restless but we won’t go out anywhere today.

    Here’s an update on the winter storm from Yahoo News:

    Storm brings the East Coast to a halt

  5. boopalanj   December 19, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    why could not you post a pic of yours with that “Ecco Men’s Country GTX Boots” standing in midst of snow, to bring an end to the never-stopping search of SI readers to know who you are! Responds:

    Here you go. Sorry, you can’t see the shoes or snow. 😉 Ha ha ha.

    But if you really want to see the Ecco shoes on our feet in the above pictures, turn the monitor upside down. 😉

  6. the gora   December 19, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Why do people in south Jersey act like pussies whenever snow falls? I don’t think anywhere north of Morristown has ever lost power/cable/tv etc. ever due to a snowstorm or blizzard. Responds:

    Jerseyites, South or North, are wimps. 😉

    BTW, our governor has declared a state of Emergency.

    Today’s storm was bad for the mid-Atlantic region.

  7. Vetti Jijaji   December 19, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    We had some wet snow & rain & icy roads yesterday.. and the conditions today are much better although temp is still hovering around freezing. Responds:

    It’s pretty bad here…so bad the governor has declared a state of Emergency for two counties.

    When we measured it a few hours back, it was about 15 inches.

  8. Vetti Jijaji   December 19, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    I thought you didn’t want to mention [DEleted] anywhere..

    anyway, I watched Nadodigal yesterday.. thought that the screenplay was brilliant.. many very innovative (for Tamil) scenes.. the acting seemed amateurish in most places.. could have used a lot of editing. Just when I thought the movie was hurtling to an amazing finish, the words “INTERMISSION” flashed on the screen (after 1 hr:30 min).. after the intermission the movie wasn’t as engaging.
    There were some interesting pieces like one of the characters never gets a chance to talk a la “Pesum Padam”.. another person who talks in the movie, but can neither speak/hear in real life.
    This movie was better than the over-hyped Subramaniyapuram. Responds:

    Looked for Nadodigal on Netflix and came up with Nadodi Mannan, a movie directed by MGR and also featuring him in dual roles.

    BTW, very few Hollywood/foreign films seem to have stars in dual or triple roles unlike in India. Is it a cost saving trick-nique in India?

  9. shadowfax_arbit   December 20, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Take care sweetie. We need more of your reviews. You are too old for even “Ecco Men’s Country GTX Boots” to save you 😉 Responds:

    1. You write: You are too old for even “Ecco Men’s Country GTX Boots” to save you

    Too old, us? 😉 Ha ha ha.

    2. Watching a 44-year-old Clint Eastwood film, the second one in the Dollars trilogy.

  10. shadowfax_arbit   December 20, 2009 at 12:58 am

    Nadodigal is bizarre in story, screenplay, acting everything. I went mad post-interval. Pre-interval was racy atleast. Responds:

    1. A look at Nadodigal on Wiki suggests this movie too centers around love/marriage.

    Indian movie-makers are just not imaginative enough to hop on to any other train except the love-train even if this train ain’t goin’ no where most of the time.

    Looks like Nadodigal is now being wrapped up in Telugu as Shambo Shiva Shambo.

    2. Offtopic: What’s happening with our Tamil judge PD Dinakaran.

    Looks like Dinakaran’s kettle is now boiling over.

    We had always heard of stories of corruption in the Indian judiciary.

    Guess, this is the first time the shit has really hit the judiciary fan in India.

  11. Vetti Jijaji   December 20, 2009 at 10:14 am

    @arbit – bizarre is certainly a good description.. but I got myself to believe that is how they behave in that area of TN.. their heroism also seemed too much – but then we need to suspend disbelief sometimes – remember Pandora and Na’vi? or else entertainment may become Unobtainium (no I haven’t watched that stupid movie yet) Responds:

    One less Telugu movie to watch next month (i.e. Shambo Shiv Shambo, remake of Nadodigal).

    Offtopic: Nirvana = Ghee Dosa with coconut chutney made from Red Chillies after shoveling snow for 45 min. Polished off five. 😉

    Back to shoveling. 🙁

  12. Vetti Jijaji   December 20, 2009 at 11:22 am

    No “Mutta” Dosai?

    I watched Villu* last night. Nadodigal IS a classic.

    *I admit that I laughed at a couple of Vadivel gags – like the one where he slides down the stairs with Nayantara on top (pervs, don’t get weird ideas!) .. but i could have watched them on youtube 🙁 Responds:

    No “Muttai Dosa” for us.

    We’ve turned chicken after all those reports on unsafe eggs, e-coli, hormone-fed chicken and the like.

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