Lots of snow

There are several inches of snow here and it’s still coming down. . .


h/t: SGM


  1. alexandra
    Posted February 26, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Give that Olympic cat extra sardines for dinner!!

    Where is “here” ?

    • Posted February 26, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

      “There” is Chicago, which I understand is on one of the outer moons of Uranus. Or, at least, it shares a climate with one of the outer moons of Uranus…I’m not sure which, or that it makes any difference.

      “Here” is Tempe, Arizona, where it’s nearly as bad. It’s a bracing 68° under harsh blue skies — absolutely miserable.

      At least it’s going to thaw a bit here over the weekend, maybe even making it into the lower 80s by midafternoon. We’ll finally be able to strip down to just our sweaters at last!



      • daveau
        Posted February 26, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

        Funny you should mention it; it’s sweater weather around here, too.

        I will send you a cooler full of snow and a tiny, tiny shovel. 80 is way too warm for me.

      • Paul S
        Posted February 26, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

        Unfortunately here in Chicago’s south burbs, it is sweater weather as well. It’s hovering around 32 so what we have is a lovely mix of heavy snow, slush and ice.

      • daveau
        Posted February 26, 2013 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

        You know, Ben, when it hits 60, we all go to the beach to cool off.

        • SA Gould
          Posted February 26, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

          yes we do, Ben. we do.

          • MKray
            Posted February 27, 2013 at 3:24 am | Permalink

            Thanks for the reality check! So there really are parts of the world where Fahrenheit is still in use!

            • MKray
              Posted February 27, 2013 at 5:14 am | Permalink

              Out of curiosity, I consulted Wikipedia and found the following:
              “Fahrenheit is used in the United States, Belize, Palau and the United States
              territories of Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands[6] for everyday applications.”

            • daveau
              Posted February 27, 2013 at 5:30 am | Permalink

              You may or may not have noticed that the US is reluctant to embrace any global standard, no matter how reasonable. I’m sure it takes away one of our freedumz or something. Fondly Fahrenheit!

              • Torbjörn Larsson, OM
                Posted February 27, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

                I just know that I have to take anything a US citizen say and cut it in half, and it is about right.

                Works every time. =D

        • Posted February 27, 2013 at 7:51 am | Permalink

          Don’t you mea, “When it hits 60, we all go to the lake for some ice fishing under the igloo”?


          • daveau
            Posted February 27, 2013 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

            I realize it is difficult for the denizens of the Valley of the Sun to conceive of dihydrogen monoxide in its solid form, except in a beverage, but I assure you that ice fishing and igloos are incompatible with 60 degree weather. Perhaps you were thinking in kelvin again?

            • Posted February 27, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Permalink


              Come now, we all know the truth — that’s one of those midwestern myths, like the Jackalope or all children being above average.

              Solid water, indeed! Why, the mere thought….


      • TJR
        Posted February 27, 2013 at 5:20 am | Permalink

        Here in Britain its sort of coldish, sort of greyish and sort of dampish.

        So, could be any time of year, really.

        Nowadays we mostly use centigrade/Celsius, but sometimes still use Fahrenheit for high temperatures outdoors (only). As in, the thermostat is set for 19 degrees, but outside its 80 degrees in the shade.

  2. Mel
    Posted February 26, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Panda bears go crazy in snow like this: start play-fights, roll down hills then climb back up to do it again…

  3. Grania Spingies
    Posted February 26, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    That’s one determined and very cold cat!

  4. Griff
    Posted February 26, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    but no mountains?

  5. JohnnieCanuck
    Posted February 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Besides the perpetual repeat in the .gif or because of it, I can see where the cat did this previously in the snow. Often enough for the human to have figured it out and be ready with the camera.

  6. quiscalus
    Posted February 26, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    We’ve had two 12 inch snows here in the Kansas City area this week, I just finished digging out the drive way for the second time. Classes and work cancelled, 13+ hours without power, but I have a wood burning stove, coffee and beer, and plenty of bird seed in the feeders. 17 different bird species have visited, plus the ubiquitous grey squirrels and last night, an opossum to keep me company. All in all, a pleasant way to pass the time.

  7. Posted February 26, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    What is this thing called ‘snow’?

    Heh. The last time I saw snow was about 5 years ago in Alabama. We got a whole 2 inches, and it was a really big deal.

  8. Posted February 26, 2013 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    Would you believe me if I told you I’ve never seen snow in my life!

    We’ve had about a week or so of 30-35 degrees Celsius every day here in Melbourne. Can’t quite envisage those surroundings!

    • Marella
      Posted February 27, 2013 at 12:42 am | Permalink

      We had an equal-record number of consecutive days(14) over 30C the last two weeks apparently, but it’s finally cooled down today. Very thankful I am too.

    • Posted February 27, 2013 at 12:45 am | Permalink

      Yes, many of us would believe you. Growing up in northern Indiana, I used to find such claims quite peculiar, but have since met many folks, mainly from southern California, who like you have never experienced snow first hand. In Boulder, a “good” snow is at least two feet :-)

  9. abrotherhoodofman
    Posted February 26, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    It snowed heavily in Tucson last Wednesday! The arms of the mighty saguaros were covered. Very strange to see young children frolicking in the cactus…

  10. Diane G.
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    Ha Ha Ha, what a funny cat! I had no idea they acted that way in the snow. I used to have outdoor cats here, but never saw anything like that.

  11. Marella
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    Cat is so funny, I wonder what’s worth getting up to your chin in snow?

  12. Posted February 27, 2013 at 12:50 am | Permalink

    I know JC often frowns on links to blogs – but – if the kitty continues to follow the same route, kitty-moguls will form. The squirrels do this in our back yard :-)

  13. Posted February 27, 2013 at 3:33 am | Permalink

    What an delightful performance! Cheers me up no end. The jumps create a very nice rhythm and a good little phrase of music. (E.g. every cat jump is a quarter note, the pauses in between are half notes. Count through the loop minus the cats eargerness to come in a wee bit early on the repeat, and it adds up to pretty much 4,5 bars of 4/4.) Oh talented cats…

    • Posted February 27, 2013 at 3:35 am | Permalink

      p.s. what rubbish I wrote – the cadence works out perfect.

      • Posted February 27, 2013 at 9:43 am | Permalink

        p.p.s.: Set your metronoms to 100 beats a minute.

  14. Posted March 2, 2013 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    Such cute antics–kitteh is having loads of fun!

  15. Posted March 25, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    Maybe I’ll get a cat

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