Working at a newspaper, this winter storm is all we’re talking about – the editors are continuously updating a live feed with weather news from around the country, and we’re working to sell last-minute real-time first alert weather ads.
One of my favorite things about living in New York (it’s a long list, and this is definitely in my top five) is just how alive it becomes in the middle of a blizzard. When the suburbanites hunker down, the city dwellers head out. We lace up our snow boots and trudge our way to a neighborhood restaurant, a cozy, well-lit haven in the middle of the gray and snowy street. And then we just hang out for hours as the snow piles up outside, drinking and eating and having our own city version of hibernation.
So here’s what I’m hoping for: my commuter colleagues can’t get in to the city tomorrow (that’s fine, stay home), and I’ll leave work a little early and hole up in a restaurant with a newspaper (ummm, I admit, probably not the one that I work for) and a coffee…ahem, bourbon…until it’s time to trudge home through the snow.
Stay safe, kids, and may you find a warm, cozy place in which to hibernate yourselves. (I recommend getting this song stuck in your head.)
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