Lori Lancaster | January 24, 2005
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Scott Horowitz | January 24, 2005
Just wanted to say that I hate snow and everything about it.

Lori Lancaster | January 24, 2005
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Anna Gregoline | January 24, 2005
I like snow too. =)

Jackie Mason | January 24, 2005
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Scott Horowitz | January 24, 2005
We got over 18" where I live. :(

Anna Gregoline | January 24, 2005
Snow fort time!

Scott Horowitz | January 24, 2005
More like shovel the snow off my driveway which has a 40 degree incline time.

Jackie Mason | January 24, 2005
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Lori Lancaster | January 24, 2005
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Scott Hardie | January 25, 2005
I hate Snow too. That song "Informer" was really hard to understand.

Scott Horowitz | January 25, 2005
That was a really bad joke. I'm proud of you, Scott. :)

Lori Lancaster | January 25, 2005
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David Mitzman | January 25, 2005
hehehe. Scott Ho hates the snow because he has to actually exert himself physically, which I know he doesn't like to do. Then again, I didn't change the channel on the tv because the remote was slightly out of reach. I do love snow, however, because we have a snowblower to easily and noisily remove said snow from driveway onto the lawn.

Jackie Mason | January 25, 2005
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Erik Bates | January 25, 2005
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Anna Gregoline | January 25, 2005
I did not have the cassette tape, but I copied songs from a friend. Scott rocks.

Scott Horowitz | March 9, 2005
So, I have an 8 mile commute to work. Last night, in the snow, it took me 2.5 hours to get home. It took me almost an hour to get to work this morning. My township sucks. The roads were absofuckinglutely horrid. The second I crossed into the next township, I was on black top. People don't know how to fucking drive in the snow. I usually leave 2 car lengths in front of me, in case I skid. I see people tail-gating. And these dumb fucks drive 80 MPH in their SUVs, because they think 4 wheel drive allows them to drive fast. Hello, asshole, 4 wheel drive WON'T HELP YOU STOP!!!!!!


Just needed to get that out of my system.

John E Gunter | March 9, 2005
I love snow, as long as it doesn't fall anywhere near me! Oh yeah, it doesn't snow in Florida!

Heh, that's why I live here!

What I would really hate about the snow would be shovelling the drive off and then having the damn snowplows come by to clear the road!

John

Aaron Shurtleff | March 9, 2005
But, John, that's the best part! Especially when you have a shovel only. No snowblowers for me! Also, when you're shovelling and a big bunch of snow slides off the roof and you have to start over? Heaven!!!

You know, a snowplow hit my dog when I was 7. True story. Fortunately, the dog was OK, but it still sucked. *grumble*

Scott Horowitz | March 9, 2005
I think I'd rather take the snow than the hurricanes.

Amy Austin | March 9, 2005
So, Aaron... is this why you live in Florida, too? Or is it just for the "bugs"??? ;-)

Jackie Mason | March 9, 2005
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Aaron Shurtleff | March 9, 2005
Oh, it's both! :) Bugs are more numerous here, so the jobs are more plentiful.

Mostly for the lack of snow, though. :)

Funny snow story! (But not for the person in it!):
When I was 8, I had a friend named Chris (I still do, and I used his real name in a blatant disregard to his privacy). He was one of the "cool kids" in the neighborhood, and he was 1 year older than me. One day, we were sledding down this hill in the neighborhood where I grew up, and we put up a ramp made out of wood and debris at the bottom, for catching air. Well, this ramp was not so well made, and when Chris went down on his little plastic sled, he somehow managed to get a nail from one of the boards to poke through his sled and give him a gash on his butt! He had to get stitches and a tetanus shot and everything.

And he whipped my ass later when I made fun of him about it. :)

John E Gunter | March 9, 2005
Naw, the thing about hurricanes is, if you pay attention to them, you can get away from them before they hit. After all, they are pretty slow moving. Snow on the other hand, you get it, that is unless you're living in the south.

Plus, my house is almost a bunker, so unless it gets hits by a really big piece of debris, like a hugh oak, I'll be fine. My house is built as strong as some of the schools in the area, you know, where they tell the people who live in mobile homes to go when there's a storm.

That snow story was pretty funny!

John

Anna Gregoline | March 9, 2005
The only thing is, that most of the time, snow doesn't destroy your home, while hurricanes can take all your material possessions. Both can be dangerous. I'm not too keen on storms with high winds, so I think I'd rather take the snow. If we ever move to the east coast, I can look forward to both!

Jackie Mason | March 9, 2005
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Scott Hardie | March 9, 2005
We're not really going to get into a snow vs. hurricanes debate, are we? Each side thinks the other is nuts for putting up with that kind of weather. This argument always seems to go the same way, at least in my personal experience.

I'm gonna steer clear of this one, except to mention that the news media hypes the shit out of hurricanes. All things considered, they're nowhere near as bad as the living hell that they seem to be on TV.

Lori Lancaster | March 9, 2005
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Anna Gregoline | March 10, 2005
Scott, give us some credit. I see personal preferences being offered, but not a debate. We can argue over something more worthwhile than weather, can't we?

Or maybe not, what the hell do I know, anyway.

Scott Hardie | March 10, 2005
You're right. I should not have characterized it as an "argument," when it is only a budding debate at the moment, and by debate I mean an back-and-forth exchange of contrary viewpoints. That's what TC is for, absolutely. But as a Florida lover, I've been in this particular "debate" many times, and it always seems to go the same way, so I suppose I've just grown tired of it, personally. It's like great taste vs. less filling, Charlie Chaplin vs. Buster Keaton, "pop" vs. "soda"... You like what you like. Or, to put it more accurately in this case, you dislike what you dislike.

Anna Gregoline | March 10, 2005
I've grown tired of talking about the weather itself, personally. Yet I can't stop conversing about it with people! I, too, don't like the comparisons - every time Jesse's folks call, they have to ask what's going on with our weather...at least they are in cold Massachusetts. I used to remember talking to my grandparents in Florida, and they always had to ask how cold it was up here and then exclaim about it. Yes, we know, it's colder in Chicago than in Florida. Yes, we can stand it. No, it's not that bad. It gets tiring.

Jackie Mason | March 10, 2005
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David Mitzman | March 10, 2005
Put it mildly: HURRICANES SUCK. I managed to avoid Hurricane Frances last September, but I was fortunate enough to stick it out through Jeanne. My apartment didn't have power for a week so I was out bumming living accomodations off of friends. At least with snow, if you lose power, you can bundle up and get warm. With no power in Florida, try to cool down without the A/C.

And I was just watching tv and saw Hootie doing commercials for Burger King. I guess he's too good for the Blowfish now?

Scott Hardie | March 10, 2005
This is not in response to what anyone has said; I'd just like to clarify for the record: Hurricanes are indeed bad. They destroy homes, ad they ruin lives. Bob can attest to that. The news media is not being irresponsible in their reporting; it's their duty to tell what is newsworthy. It just happens that by focusing so myopically on the terrible things that happen to some people during hurricanes, the news media misses the bigger picture that most Floridians are unaffected during each storm, and some of those that are mentioned on the news don't even have it as bad as it may seem. I can't give more evidence without drawing from work, but I can relate John Edwards's story. (link)

Erik Bates | March 10, 2005
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John E Gunter | March 10, 2005
Got to be more sensational than the other station!

Anyway, I've lived in Florida for almost 40 years, and in all that time, the only damage we have had from hurricanes is a little car damage to 3 cars, 1 the alternator was flooded so it had to be replaced, a louver was ripped off the back of another one and the last one had to have a windshield replaced, so water damage inside, the floor of the passenger seat and a number of dings patched with a new paint job.

Once we've had some water damage to the floor of the house and that was only because some jerks were racing up and down the street in their boat. Part of the way to avoid most hurricane damage is where you live in Florida also. There are areas that are more prone to hurricanes and tornadoes also and there are areas where the storms tend to avoid.

Granted, since it's nature and you can't always tell where one will go, they do have a tendancy to only hit certain places. Guess where I live, a place where both are known to avoid! ;-)

Course, when hurricane Andrew went through, I was living in Miami at the time. But I didn't own property there and probably wouldn't own property there unless I was rich and didn't care if my home got smashed.

But as Scott says, you like what you like and dislike what you dislike. Me, I dislike being cold more than I dislike the occasional storm that comes within 30 miles of me. But your own mileage may vary! ;-D

John


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