Btt for 1/7 and Snow!

First, let me get BTT out of the way.

What books did you get for Christmas (or whichever holiday you may have celebrated last month)?

Do you usually ask for books on gift-giving occasions or do you prefer to buy them yourself?

So, from B i received
  • Sandman: Endless Nights
  • Sandman, Book 11: The Dream Hunters
  • The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch, graphic novel
  • Sandman, Book 9: The Kindly Ones
  • The Cajun Night after Christmas- kids picture book i wanted
  • The Collected Stories of Philip K Dick, Vol. 1
  • The Sandman Papers: An Exploration of the Sandman Mythology
And from my parents i got The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars. I am perfectly happy getting books for presents. I have a big list on amazon of things i want so people can get ideas.

So, here's a pop quiz, especially funny for those who are in the North or Midwest US. How much snow does it take to shut down Nashville, Tn?

This much!

Just for comparison, that picture was taken at about 12 noon. here is one from about 2:30.

Funny huh? It's not like it was massively coming down and it has basically stopped. Still, it gets me off work for a day. And i get to watch the National Championship which i would have missed otherwise. So far i've been quite productive: vacuumed my apartment, dusted, did laundry and even changed my sheets!

I don't get why people rush to the grocery store (usually to buy milk and bread and eggs) when we get the slightest forecast for snow. I've lived in TN for 10 years. the most snow i've seen here may have kept me indoors for maybe 48 hours. Snow just doesn't stay very long here, even when we get several inches. If you don't have enough food in your house to last 48 hours you really are bad off. I am a single woman and i don't stockpile canned goods or anything but, even if the power goes off, i could feed maybe 4 people, and a couple dogs, for at least a few days. we might end up eating a lot of stuff with crackers that you may not automatically think of (jarred spaghetti sauce, refried beans) but we certainly wouldn't starve.

How do people in your area handle bad weather?


  1. Looks like you got some good book-loot! I was a very lucky girl this Christmas, too :) Here is my BTT response.

    Love your snow pics btw! I live in SE Texas, and I know it doesn't take much here - lol!

  2. Ridiculous, right? I'm down the road in Murfreesboro, and schools here are closed today and tomorrow...

  3. Great books!
    Here in the UK - I live in Wales - we are never prepared for the snow! Each winter it stops us dead in our tracks. why they don't prepare better like some other places, I've no idea.
    THanks for visiting my book blog:
    You can see some snow pictures on my craft blog here:

  4. Susan, ABM, and Lynda- i enjoyed my snow day and have gone nowhere today as well. i guess people all over don't know what to do with bad weather!

  5. Hello there! THis is Kakaner from The Black Letters.

    First of all, I've lived in both TX and Mass and a couple places in between, so I totally understand how ridiculous the snow is =D

    I LOVE your books received! I've read everything on that list except for the Cajun one. Well, I've selectively read from the Philip Dick collection. My Walking Dead Vol 1 Hardcover Compendium is on its way so I should gear up for a reread! Those individual TPB's are so floppy =(

    Also, I received 4 gift cards for bookstores this christmas. I'm very big on people buying me giftcards so I can choose myself =D


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