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Friday, January 22, 2016

#Snowzilla 2016: Notes From The Abyss

My heart is beating pretty hard right now. In fact I'm having trouble breathing.
Maybe it's the coffee, I told myself this morning, when this first started. Two shots of espresso is a lot.
But no, it's four hours later now and I think it's because of the impending snowstorm. The one they are calling "the storm of the century."
As Jerry Seinfeld would say, "I'm freaking out!"
Between emergency grocery shopping - online and off - and a run for kosher Chinese food, we have been to the store no less than 5 times and have spent a couple of hundred dollars.
Yet in my mind our pantry looks like this.
And then there's the idea that we'll be stuck at home all together, the family all on top of each other, for two or three days.
For some people this idea is bliss...but this is what I'm picturing.
A lot of people say to hunker down, and relax. Drink wine and watch a lot of Netflix.
But in my mind I picture the power going out, and then I can't watch any movies or anything.
Much less be on the computer. 
Yep, that's the part that really scares me.
The blizzard of the year is here...it's already started snowing.
I guess you could say I'm having trouble coping.
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Copyright 2015 Dannielle Blumenthal, Ph.D. Dr. Blumenthal is founder and president of BrandSuccess, a corporate content provider, and co-founder of the brand thought leadership portal All Things Brand. The opinions expressed are her own and not those of any government agency or entity or the federal government as a whole. Main ("apocalypse") photo by krheesy. Grocery store photo by Quinn Dombrowski. Fight photo by NAPARAZZI. "Urban Insanity" byDima Bushkov. All photos via Flickr (Creative Commons).