It happened!! It snowed in Memphis!! In true Memphis fashion, I ran out to my local Kroger and bought milk and bread. I still don't understand why those are the snow essentials, but I didn't have time to ponder such questions. I had to get them before the store ran out. I nearly had to fight an ederly woman for a loaf of smushed wheat bread.
Any true Memphian knows the fear we all have when there's any sign or possibility of snow; the Ice Storm of 94! That event is probably the most popular topic as soon as fall arrives. It devastated the entire city. I remember the power being out at our house for a little over a week. We had to go across to street to a neighbors house to heat out food because they had a wood burning stove. Thanks a million Mr. Norfleet!!
This snow day wasn't as bad as 94, but it did cause lots of issues on the roadways. We only get 1 or 2 snow days a year, so you Northerners can't expect us to be professional snow weather survivors. Come down for the summer and we will see if you can survive!
I attempted to drive to work, but I spun out at an intersection and decided it wasn't worth it and went home. Took me all of an hour to go 3 miles. I tried to get out and walk around, but slipped on a patch of ice. Glad there's no video footage of that!
My day consisted of laying on the couch watching Netflix (Black Mirrors is trippy) while snuggled up with Petey. We had food and booze. What more do two bros need in a snow-pocalypse?
On the note of cold weather and booze, I normally put my brews and bottles out in the snow to keep them nice and cold. Thank me later. Just make sure you have some legit neighbors.
As of this post, I have survived the Memphis snow. Everyone can go back to their normal lives. Kroger can restock its shelves and pray for the next snow day. We normally get 1 or 2 days per season, but this year cold be different. As for me, I'm hoping it's all over. I'm not a fan of the snow. Memphis drivers are...... well..... special! Haha.
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