I couldn't really settle on the number of exclamation points. I mean, normal people use one. Crazy people use like seven or eight. And, since I don't want you guys to think I'm crazy to the point where you think it's in my best interest to call someone to escort me to someplace soft and padded, I decided to use four.
I think four exclamation points betray at least a little flicker of sanity. It's like Luke Skywalker looking at Darth Vader and saying "Dad? You totally went for the hand instead of the head. There's still some good in you."
Anyway, here's what's making me nuts:
/O.CON.KMKX.SN.Y.0009.071228T1200Z- 071229T0000Z/ WASHINGTON-OZAUKEE- JEFFERSON-WAUKESHA-MILWAUKEE-LAFAYETTE- GREEN- ROCK-WALWORTH-RACINE-KENOSHA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST BEND... PORT WASHINGTON... JEFFERSON...LAKE MILLS...WAUKESHA...BROOKFIELD... MILWAUKEE... DARLINGTON...MONROE... JANESVILLE...BELOIT...ELKHORN... LAKE GENEVA...RACINE...KENOSHA 1139 AM CST THU DEC 27 2007
...SNOW ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY...
SNOW WILL SPREAD OVER SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN FRIDAY. THE SNOW MAY BE MODERATE AT TIMES. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 4 AND 6 INCHES ARE LIKELY.
A SNOW ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN 3 TO 6 INCHES OF ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED IN 12 HOURS OR LESS...WITH WINDS LESS THAN 25 MPH. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES. USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
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This is going to make me looney, and I think those of you living in Wisconsin can back me up on this. But, isn't this like the fiftieth or sixtieth Winter Storm Warning or Snow Advisory or Whatever we've had this month?
It's like a freakin' weekly thing around here. And, it's annoying!
The only time I was more annoyed was that one summer some years back when somebody thought it would be a good idea to use the tornado sirens here in town to not only indicate the approach of a tornado, but to also wail every time a thunderstorm was approaching.
Gads! That thing was screaming pretty much every other day at all hours. And, I suppose it wouldn't have been so bad, but the damn siren is less than two-hundred yards from my house.
So, forgive me, but I'm a little insane.
It's the weather.
Now I know how the Donner Party felt. If I didn't have like ten cans of Spam and a nearly endless supply of Cream of Mushroom soup (what? sometimes things struggle on the stovetop), I'd probably eat my neighbor's leg.
Well, I think I'm going to go make some doughnuts while the madness overtakes me.
Doughnuts totally trump snowflakes!
Posted By Dan to The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind at 12/27/2007 12:03:00 PM