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Don't like weather? Don't move here. We have lots of it.

And, according to The Weather Channel, what we're getting at the end of the week will either be 3-6" of snow around Boston...or 2' (that is two *feet*). It's going to depend on when the cold and wet hit each other, and where.

The European model suggests that we'll be using the "N" and "B" words. We haven't had a foot or so in a storm since January of 2011. We're probably due.

Universal Hub notes that the French Toast Alert is currently at yellow/elevated. Of course, the storm's 4 days off, right now. And although the prognosticators are saying we could have the biggest storm in two years,

OK, granted, "biggest storm in 2 years" isn't saying much, given the size of the storms over the past 2 years, but do we need to remind anybody what this week is the anniversary of?
Yeah, that's right. The Blizzard of 78 started 35 years ago today.

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Rather have that the week before Boskone than during Boskone! This Boskone is the 10th anniversary of Snokone.

Mike asks, "Why does Laurie assume these possibilities exclude each other?"

Not "exclude" but it's unlikely to have a 2' blizzard one week and another one the following week.

Bad Mike, No Cookie!

It was interesting driving into Boston for Boskone that year.

I'd think driving *out* would be more interesting. I headed home from the convention with Pete Weston in my car...got on Rt. 1 north with a phalanx of three snow plows ahead of me. Everything seemed so safe...until my cell phone rang, and it was our GoH on the line...

Okay, I know what the B word is, but what's the N word?

Nor'easter.

Dang. I really, really didn't want to have to pack boots...

Hope everyone stays warm.

(BTW, when I left work at 6 pm today, it was 97.1F.)

(BTW, when I left work at 6 pm today, it was 97.1F.)

Really? I'll take the blizzard. I can always put more clothing *on*...

I'm hoping for the 2', actually, so that I can hunker down at home for the day, instead of having to go out and drive to work in a storm.

Right now, the map at Boston.com is showing 18"-24" for nearly all of Essex County. That'd be me.

Best place to weather the storm appears to be the islands...

Islands, yeah, I'm thinking Aruba :)

Yeah, well "da islands" here are the Vineyard and Nantucket. But Aruba sounds quite pleasant. Blue sky, white sand, and something involving rum and fruit...

I remember the '78 storm

I was down in Baltimore, the Chesapeake Bay was frozen solid, we were going through $500 of heating oil every week even with closing down the top floor of the fabled Toad Hall.

A good friend who had just moved back up to Massachusetts was trapped in his apartment for days. The only amusement he had was calling us and talking for hours to pass the day. I think we even did a long-distance version of Monopoly - or was it RISK? - one evening. His phone bill was something obscene like $800 by the time the sidewalks were shoveled out enough for residents to be able to slip and slide their way to the local stores and bars.

Here's to lots of good French toast and maybe a couple of favorite comfort movies to while away part of the days to come.

As the Byrds once sang: "you ain't goin' nowhere".

Re: I remember the '78 storm

His phone bill was something obscene like $800...

I had a phone bill like that during the time I lived in Spain. 'Cuz Mike was here.

Here's to lots of good French toast and maybe a couple of favorite comfort movies to while away part of the days to come.

We plan to cook, bake, do domestic tasks....and I'll grade lots of papers. And nap. I want a nap. Right now!

As the Byrds once sang: "you ain't goin' nowhere".

Oh, yeah, sing that, sister.