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    We're snowed in--rant

    <rant>Well, we had 1/2 inch of snow today and I can say that after braving the roads here, we're snowed in. The people around here seem to have no sense. People were tailgating me on icy/snowy roads--I was tempted to go for an insurance check had my bike not been on my trunk. They brake and come to a complete stop while going up an icy/snowy hill for pete's sake. I'll just stay in until the roads are normal (probably tomorrow). I guess those two years I lived in Iowa several years ago paid off--otherwise I'd be as much of a lunatic as them.</rant>
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    A half a freakin' inch of snow is snowed in?!?!?!

    What do you do when it gets REALLY deep... like 2 inches?

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    yea we've got a half inch or so, depending where you are. Last year...it was 109" of snow in my area. Snowed in?
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    We have a whole 2 inches too, just wait until January, then there will be more than a foot


    EDIT: phantomcow is a mod now?

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    Snowed in because I don't want to deal with the crazy drivers out there I described. They scare me.
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    Can someone explain snow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunninho
    Can someone explain snow?
    Yeah, really!

    It is supposed to get really cold here with some sleet or snow by the weekend. We will see. We had the air conditioner on and were wearing shorts last weekend!
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    lol you want to hear sad...well here we got like 1/4 -.5inch sleet and some snow that

    turned to ice and like all thats on the news is the sleet/snow and they closed like 95%

    the schools for the 8th. LAME....however a day to sleep in is nothing to complain

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123
    lol you want to hear sad...well here we got like 1/4 -.5inch sleet and some snow that

    turned to ice and like all thats on the news is the sleet/snow and they closed like 95%

    the schools for the 8th. LAME....however a day to sleep in is nothing to complain

    about
    They closed UT. (Texas) Whoo!

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    lol are you going to the rose bowl scot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by madbiker555
    We have a whole 2 inches too, just wait until January, then there will be more than a foot
    I'd be happy with 6 or 7 inches . . . .

    oh! you're talking about snow? oops!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123
    lol are you going to the rose bowl scot?
    How much do tickets cost UT students? I'll be watching at home, but good luck... y'all will need it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by madbiker555
    phantomcow is a mod now?
    I noticed that too. Usually they make a thread, but I didn't see one. Maybe they were seeing how long it'd be till someone noticed

    It snowed on me a little when I went riding last week, but it mostly melted before it hit the ground.. but it was about 5 degrees out this afternoon, and a really crappy wind made it even worse.

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    in New Mexico?!?! wow

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    Yeah, it's insane. Usually this time of year, you go out for a ride in the evening with jeans and a sweater on and by the time you go half a mile you want to take the sweater off... but now you have the sweater, a jacket on top, gloves, hat, and you're still freezing.

    I hate cold spells.

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    When I lived in Port Arthur, Texas, as a little kid down near the Gulf of Mexico, it actually snowed one year.
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    They don't close rodes down until it's this deep around here.
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    When i lived up north in the UK we used to get v heavy snow every winter, we had this courtyard round the side that used to fill up, meaning the snow reached about 6ft !! . It was cool as, i remember trying to tunnel through it to find the gate..hehe ..elsewhere it would be about 2-4 inches..a few feet where it was in drifts..

    i really miss snow actually..*sniffs*...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123
    lol you want to hear sad...well here we got like 1/4 -.5inch sleet and some snow that

    turned to ice and like all thats on the news is the sleet/snow and they closed like 95%

    the schools for the 8th. LAME....however a day to sleep in is nothing to complain

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    EJ, I finished my BA and did my MA in the Dallas area, and you're right, they're terrible there. They're just a bit better up here in Oklahoma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedHairedScot
    They closed UT. (Texas) Whoo!
    Gig 'em Trojans. Sorry, but I'm alumnus of Texas A&M.
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    I called Verizon tech support yesterday the lady I spoke with was in west texas and was saying it was 17 degrees there! Freaked me out, colder than here in PA

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    Quote Originally Posted by koine2002
    Snowed in because I don't want to deal with the crazy drivers out there I described. They scare me.
    That's why I stay in when (if) it snows here. Actual snow is rare, though. Usually, it's sleet or freezing rain. Regardless, it's better not to go out.
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    Us Michiganders sure do find it funny when Texas gets a flake or two and freaks out. They don't even get the plows out until there's at least 4" on the ground; we've already had over 2 feet this year. Yesterday the sun came out while it was still snowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MERTON
    you need to get a loud speaker like the cops have in their cars. you could just get on the little mic and tell them "get the $%#& off my ass!!!"... that's what i'll be doing if i ever get a car.

    I've always wanted a LED sign or something where I can pick a message for the people behind me at the flick of a button. "get the $%#& off my ass!!!" would definitely be an option. And something like "Your brights work fine, ready for me to test my brakes?"

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    Were about to get clobbered, probably by the same storm. I can't wait, I love the snow. Riding through it is fun too.

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