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#267625 - 12/18/08 01:28 AM snow
michael banks Offline


Registered: 06/12/08
Posts: 1755
Loc: Mojave Desert, Ca

Usually, I am on my way to work right now.
But it has been snowing all day here in so.cal.
There is two feet of snow outside right now can't even get out of my driveway.
If I wasn't mistake I would think that I was in Denver.
Sure is a beautiful night here in Cal.

Mike

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#267628 - 12/18/08 01:42 AM Re: snow [Re: michael banks]
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Registered: 05/20/08
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Loc: Denver, CO
Ha, there is only 4 inches of the white stuff on the ground here, and today it was 40 degrees out. But in the mountains it is another winter storm warning with up to 2 feet on top of the 3 feet that they got in the last few days. Vail ski area is claiming 52 inches of new snow between Sunday and yesterday.

I saw some camera shot of Cajon Pass on Fox somewhere around the Outpost and you could just barely make-out several lanes of traffic sitting dead-stopped in a blizzard from a few hundred feet away. They said that the pass was closed.

Better get some skis or get your sled (snowmobile) out of the barn!

Mark

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#267630 - 12/18/08 01:57 AM Re: snow [Re: Trucker51]
michael banks Offline


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Mark,

Skis or snowmobile...I don't even have snowboots or gloves. I am lucky to have a coat.
They had the 15 closed down today from the 91 freeway to Stoddard Wells road just north of Victorville.
On Monday when I was at work it rained and I saw 11 diferent accidents on the freeways. 6 were single car accidents of people going to fast and hydroplaning right off the freeway.

Mike

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#267634 - 12/18/08 03:39 AM Re: snow [Re: michael banks]
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Registered: 09/11/08
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Loc: Québec, Canada
Mike,

Would you like me to knit you a toque and mitts on a string? laugh Where do I ship that to.............

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#267635 - 12/18/08 04:09 AM Re: snow [Re: joelRT]
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Heck Mike, an 18-wheeler is just a big snowmobile!!! Just hang a couple of sets of singles and you're off!!! But Joel's right, you need a pair of Sorel's, a good pair of gloves, and one of those insulated hats that they sell at the gas stations in Minnesota, eh? I've got a real nice ski parka that doesn't fit anymore that I would let you borrow too. It is size 2X. It is probably good for -25F. And don't forget a half-gallon of Howe's so that the diesel fuel doesn't freeze, maybe some airline antifreeze too!!!

I saw heavy snow on I-15 in Vegas on the late news too!!! They already had several inches down when the film was shot.

Loaded semis will drive in 3 feet of water, and maybe two feet of snow, I know!!!

Good luck tomorrow. Do you have a snow shovel or maybe some driveway salt???

I always have to laugh when it happens down there,

Mark

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#267711 - 12/18/08 12:46 PM Re: snow [Re: Trucker51]
michael banks Offline


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Loc: Mojave Desert, Ca
Joel,

What he hell is toque.

Mike

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#267712 - 12/18/08 01:04 PM Re: snow [Re: michael banks]
Roofus Offline
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 233
Loc: Utah
2 feet of snow in So Cal? OMG, wow you must be loving it and I'm sure it's beautiful.

we have about a foot at my house here in Utah.

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#267713 - 12/18/08 01:08 PM Re: snow [Re: Roofus]
michael banks Offline


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Loc: Mojave Desert, Ca
Allen,

It is beautiful.
Is sure is different then looking out the window and only seeing desert.
I am going to enjoy it for as long as it last.

Mike

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#267725 - 12/18/08 02:29 PM Re: snow [Re: michael banks]
Geeders Offline
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Registered: 09/03/08
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Loc: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Mike:

If you should suffer any severe withdrawl symptoms, please DO let me know. I have so much of this stuff right now, and lots more on the way Friday and Sunday, that I'd be happy to send you every last, freekin' flake!

And driving in this stuff is like having a near death experience twice a day! @#$%$##!@#!@%^#$^%!#$!!!!!!^$^%#$!%#!

Snow! Bah humbug!

Jim, north of the border. East of Toronto, not quite in the snow belt but bloody close enough!

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#267732 - 12/18/08 02:48 PM Re: snow [Re: Geeders]
michael banks Offline


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Jim,

No thanks this is more than enough.
If I want more I will just pack up my stuff and move to the frozen north with you.
People here can't even drive in the sunshine much less the snow or rain.
Loven life here in sunny and snow covered ca.

Mike

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#267912 - 12/19/08 11:37 AM Re: snow [Re: michael banks]
Geeders Offline
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Loc: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
I am going to assume here you are serious when asking what a toque is. So here is a definition I found online:

A tuque (Canadian French: tuque, sometimes also spelled toque or touque in English) is a knitted hat, originally of wool though now often of synthetic fibers, that is designed to provide warmth in winter. All tuques are tapered, they sometimes have ear-flaps, and may be topped with a pom-pon. (This style of tuque is often referred to as a sherpa). Tuques may have a folded brim, or none, and may be worn tightly fitting the skull or loose on top although the latter is considered more standard. The tuque usually is considered Canada's national winter hat, much like the fur hat is in Russia.

The word is not etymologically related to the name of the chef's toque, although it is sometimes spelled "toque" instead of "tuque" (still pronounced /tuk/) by assimilation, or occasionally touque, although the latter is not considered a standard spelling by the Canadian Oxford Dictionary[1][2].


And now you know! Now if only I had some poutine to warm me up on this cold and wintery day with all this bloody snow coming down. I think I'll go out and get me some. YUM! smile

Bon appetit!

Jim

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#267921 - 12/19/08 12:19 PM Re: snow [Re: Geeders]
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Registered: 07/27/08
Posts: 2435
Loc: TEXAS
Greetings to my US friends/brothers, and to my TUNDRA (AKA Canada), Cananian friends, well here in south central Germany (Frankfurt area) it's green and it looks like the forecast is for a green Christmas. So go charter an air freighter and send me some. I always loved snow. As a young boy in Boston, one of our things to do was to hop cars. Now by that I mean that on those cars of the 30's & 40's had bumpers that stuck out from the body, and they were perfect to go sliding behind the car on. All you had to do was (as the car was going by) was to grab onto the bumper and with your butt just inches off the roadway slidig along, it was fun UNLESS you got the place right where the tail pipe was, or annnnnnnnd it sure hurt is when you are sliding along and your feet hit a thawed out manhole cover and you stopped but your fingers were still attached to the bumper, got many a black bruse on my face and knees, and some stretched fingers. But one of my fondest memories of being a young boy in Boston on a snow covered street. So get warm, and Heal well my friends.
Pete (Irishmoose)



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#267929 - 12/19/08 12:51 PM Re: snow [Re: petercorbett]
michael banks Offline


Registered: 06/12/08
Posts: 1755
Loc: Mojave Desert, Ca
Jim,

I was serious, not sure but i think i know what is being referred to here.
I was born a southern boy and probably die one.
Thanks for the info.

Mike

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#268079 - 12/20/08 12:22 PM Re: snow [Re: michael banks]
Geeders Offline
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Registered: 09/03/08
Posts: 1901
Loc: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Sounds like you have the toque and mittens figured out. If Joel had said ski hat would that have made it easier?

As for poutine? well, its delicious! Fries, with cheese curds on top, and a hot gravy poured over to make the cheese melt. Oooey, gooey mess! Commonly referred to in my house as heart attack in a pan! There are two ways that when I die, I could go. One way, is with a bang, grin, the other is death by poutine! What a way to go!

Come up to the eastern half of Canada someday and you will love it!

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