… excuse me while I move so I do not get hit by the bolt of lightning here.
I know I am tempting fate here by saying that we have had predictions of dire weather patterns … all winter … and none of them have come true.
But this time we are relying on both science and history … mythological history, but history nonetheless.
They have given this storm a name … Saturn. Like the planet. Like the car. Like the rocket.
Like the god.
He was the first god of the Capitol; and what is the weather forecast of Washington DC, anyway?
… whose reign was depicted as a Golden Age of abundance and peace; Oh, good thing we have no problems with finances at the Capitol.
… whose temple was housed the state treasury; And there is surely no confusion on how best to spend money at the Capitol.
… who was seen as a god of generation, dissolution, plenty, wealth, agriculture, periodical renewal and liberation; That is always a good thing, right?
He even has his own holiday … a celebration … Saturnelius.
And that was described as ” a temporary release from civilized constraint”
What could possibly go wrong?
Depending on which source you look at, we could be getting anywhere from an inch to over a foot. Well, that is closer in range to what they were saying yesterday.
And it is not even here yet.
Not for another hour … hour and a half tops.
How bad could it possibly be?
Does my reaction remind you of someone whistling in the dark?
Most people around here are reacting calmly … running to the store and emptying the shelves of anything and everything … but calmly.
That is the adult equivalent to school children sitting around waiting and hoping for them to cancel school.
I haven’t bothered to turn on the TV to see if schools are cancelled.
How lucky am I anyway?
I understand that in Pittsburgh they even have an instruction manual … for driving in the snow. Now that is handy.
We are all prepared.
Earlier I thought I had it all figured out.
There was a nice electrician at the house here today putting up security lights and whatnot. He was nice looking. Had sexy eyes. A great personality. Nice smile. And he was four years older than me, although he looks about ten years younger.
After the late heartbreak, I figured I would never notice another man again. So it’s obvious what is causing this bad weather.
Hell is indeed freezing over.