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18 January 2013
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I'm quite bothered by the snow actually, well, more by the ice.

I was planning on filming my trainroute to school to show you the boring area where I live and the snow, but then I realized it was..well..too boring.

 

18 January 2013
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meanmistermustard said
And i want the heavy snow in West Scotland, gutted it hasnt reached here.

We got 6 inches 2 days ago - you are more than welcomed to it. I personally have no use for the stuff.

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18 January 2013
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meanmistermustard said And i want the heavy snow in West Scotland, gutted it hasnt reached here.

We got 6 inches 2 days ago - you are more than welcomed to it. I personally have no use for the stuff.

Scoop it all up, shove it in a freezer or 10 and send it Special Delivery to West Scotland. I expect delivery in 2 to 3 days.a-hard-days-night-john-1

 

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19 January 2013
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Did the Beatles, or any one of them, ever write a song about snow?

 

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19 January 2013
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^

I don't know about that..

Meanmistermustard, you can have all the snow you want. Cycling AND driving is horrible right now. Snow is only fun when you don't need to go anywhere and can just stay home and make snowmen and have snowfights and all.

There are not enough streetlights in this shithole and they only spread salt on the bigger roads, so walking home from the trainstation is a real treat. Tuesday I fell three times. Luckily a lot of it is gone now, so it's a bit safer.

19 January 2013
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People in tropical countries dream about a White Christmas... but I think it's everybody's nightmare.

19 January 2013
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Oh I don't mind a White Christmas. I'd LOVE a White Christmas. It rained during Christmas over here.

Right now it's not Christmas though, and I'd like the snow to dissapear soon.

 

On the news they showed clips of the weather forecast in America and it was pretty funny. It was 11 degrees (Celcius) over there and they were complaining it was cold, while over here it has been -14 already.

19 January 2013
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Here in London, it snowed through most of yesterday, which was great because here it mostly snows through the night, so you never really get to see snow fall properly like we did yesterday. It wasn't very think though, not thick enough for snowmen or anything.

Christmas here was just rainy. All week.

Is the snow bad in Scotland, MMM?

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19 January 2013
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I do enjoy a good snow storm if I don't have to drive in it. It gives me a very cozy feeling watching the snow fall while reading a good book and sipping a hot beverage. Also, my wife, my dog and I enjoy walking while a light fluffy snow is falling.

But, like all good things that come to an end, I then have to go out and clear it from the driveway. *sigh*

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Bikelock28, Not in the west (not to be confused with Western Scotland which is way up in the Highlands) but there has been a bit elsewhere, i think in the east. Its mostly down in England and Wales. We had a couple of very brief flurries earlier but nothing to get excited about.

Always amuses me how most countries carry on when it snows yet in the UK there is chaos and panic from those in char from many and the transport system grinds to a halt. 

 

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19 January 2013
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Chicago hasn't gotten any good snow this year, or last year. I walked to and from school yesterday without a coat on. The few years before last we still had snow in April. I miss that. There's this snowboarding place by my house which gets fake snow, but it's not the same.paul-mccartney

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19 January 2013
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I really dislike fake snow, just as much as fake christmas trees. Yuch!

On a more frightening level the bbc report that an armed man got on stage and tried to fire a gun at Ahmed Dogan, leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party. Thankfully the gun misfired and the attacker was taken down by security chiefs.

Dont know anything about what is going on in Bulgaria but horrifying.

 

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meanmistermustard said

Zig said

meanmistermustard said And i want the heavy snow in West Scotland, gutted it hasnt reached here.

We got 6 inches 2 days ago - you are more than welcomed to it. I personally have no use for the stuff.

Scoop it all up, shove it in a freezer or 10 and send it Special Delivery to West Scotland. I expect delivery in 2 to 3 days.a-hard-days-night-john-1

Thanks Zig. Snow arrived this morning. It's lovely - everything is white.

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21 January 2013
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I'm happy to help - glad you like it. mal-evans

We are due for another 4 to 6 inches overnight - I will turn on a fan and point it in a Northeasterly direction (taking a right at Greenland). It should be there by Wednesday.

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On fake snow:  I hate those scenes in movies that otherwise spend like 100 million $$$ on production, but you can tell the snow falling, and the snow on the ground is phony.  They pay all this money to experts to create a phony snow that is supposed to look real, but even a non-expert like me can tell it doesn't look like the real thing.

But back in the good old days of cinema (1960s-70s), directors actually waited for a real snowy day, or went to a clime where there was real snow.

The best use of snow in a film, in my opinion, is the Roman Polanski film The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967).  Not only were the scenes out in the countryside filled with snow beautiful -- filmed somewhere in Austria I believe -- but there's a long scene where one man is chasing another on the various sloping rooftops of a medieval building complex, all covered with pristine snow that becomes messed up for the first time by their footstops and slipping and sliding as they run (or leap) from one rooftop to the next -- all in the blue moonlight.

 

 

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meanmistermustard said 
Always amuses me how most countries carry on when it snows yet in the UK there is chaos and panic from those in char from many and the transport system grinds to a halt. 

 

That is NOT just in the UK. Yesterday my friend celebrated her Birthday and walking was too far and cycling was impossible, so we HAD to go by bus. Half of the buses were cancelled so we still had to walk quite a bit anyway. And I'm not even sure yet if I'll be able to go to school by train tomorrow. That is always what annoys me. Today the trains were either cancelled or delayed for half an hour or so. Fortunately I didn't have to go anywhere today so I could just sit inside and chill a bit, which was good since I was a bit hungover (oops)

Oh and my mom and me started on a diet. Don't think I'm fat, I'm not, but my belly is a bit..flabby.

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Fearless Vampire Killers!  Haven't thought of that one in a long while, loved that movie.

Here in North Carolina we had a week of rain that ended with a drop in temperature and consequently some snow.  There was a chance of a thunder snowstorm -- and aside from the lightning and thunder, think of how hard it can rain during a thunderstorm and translate that to snow...THAT would have been exciting. 

Locally, depending on where your locally was (the mountains, mostly), folks got up to a foot of snow.  Most places (including mine), more like 1-2." 

Like everywhere else I've ever lived (most of the New England states, where snow is to be expected), the pre-storm raid on milk and bread shelves at the supermarket went off just as expected.

I don't know why, but I find something comforting in the idea that a snowstorm prediction always results in a run on milk and bread, like all is right in the world, you know? 

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Zig. The snow is still falling. Lightly but still. I would happily have a blizzard and be snowed in for days.

 

The other thing that annoys me is the idiots who dont get there will be delays because of the snow and expect a plane to slalom down the icerink that is the runway and take off when skidding at a 47 degree angle. The airports should be able to grit their landing and takeoff strips but its going to take time. Better late than burning to death.

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meanmistermustard said
Zig. The snow is still falling. Lightly but still. I would happily have a blizzard and be snowed in for days.

The snow storm we were supposed to get today has changed course and will stay out over the Atlantic. I think I may have turned my fan on too early, mmm. I hope that just means you will get it earlier than anticipated.

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A thunder snowstorm, that sounds amazing. I'd love to be inside watching that occurance.

No snow here now and none forecast. Bah. Either give me the freezing weather with the snow or make it 50 degrees (UK temp-wise) in the shade but not freezing with no snow. Wheres the benefit of that?

(NB thats a general statement and not aimed at Zig or anyone in general or as part of a group, community or race.)

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