Sunday night Atlanta got between 3-6 inches of snow (depending on location) followed by 2-3 inches of ice on top of that. My office was closed both yesterday and today as are most things throughout the city. Temps aren't supposed to get above freezing for the rest of the week, so I'm not sure when I'll venture out. I'm perfectly happy being at home working on my content sites and just enjoying the quiet downtime. I've never understood people who have to be constantly "doing" something in order not to be bored. I've always enjoyed my own company and doing solitary things like reading, people-watching, etc. People who have to be constantly stimulated and entertained have always kind of bugged me, especially when I'm the person picked to do the entertaining. I guess I see it as a weakness, that some people have to always be busy and around other people in order to be happy. Whatever.
Back to the ice..the winter scenery is STUNNING!! I haven't ventured out because I have an aversion to falling and busting my ass, but from my windows it's gorgeous. I'll probably go out later and scrape my car, but for now I'm staying put. I was last out on Sunday, just to get gas and a Sunday paper and even the convenience stores were crowded. I have yet to figure out why the top 3 must-haves of any hint of snow are milk, bread, and toilet paper. Do people just sit around chugging milk, making toast and wiping their asses? I kinda see why northerners make fun of us so much when it snows. Butttt, it annoys me on other levels as well. I admit we arent' the best drivers in the snow, but seriously, how often does it really snow in the south? I'm sure if we had to do it more than 1 or 2 times a year, we'd be a whole lot better. Imagine doing anything once or twice a YEAR and expected to be as good as it as someone who does it day after day for months on end. I really don't think it's a fair comparison, especially when you factor in that we don't have the same equipment and manpower devoted to snow removal as our northern neighbors. It's not cost effective to purchase and maintain equipment that maybe will be used only a few times a year. Blah,blah,blah, I could go on and on, but I won't. People will always find something to complain about and make fun of, so I won't devote a lot of energy to it. I've got more productive stuff scheduled for today. Productivity is but one of my mantras for the new year.