Apparently I’m Not a New Englander…

February 8, 2013 at 11:31 am | Posted in Around Boston, Pregnancy Fun Time | 4 Comments
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As I sit here watching the weather report (Read: emotionally preparing for impending doom), seeing the first signs of Blizzard Nemo (Bugging Andrew to come home early – pretty please – this is a dangerous fish!) and reading friends’ Facebook statuses about the joy of snowstorms (Bring it on?  No thank you – please keep it away!), I’ve come to realize something: I can’t be a New Englander! 

Despite our reputation for a chilly demeanor, I think there’s also a certain degree of machismo around winter weather in the Northeast, something like “stormchismo.”  We buy out the region’s supply of bread, milk, bottled water and, for some reason, Pop Tarts (ick); we stock up on flashlights and batteries (why did I buy 24 AAA batteries at Home Depot?  When will I ever use 24 AAA batteries???); we watch the weather reports and poke fun at those folks who worry with choruses of “We live in New England – get used to it!” and “Finally, a little snow!”

I'd probably be at home worrying...

I’d probably be at home worrying…

But not me.  I’m angsty about this storm, I’m fearful that we will lose power, and I’m already dreading the cleanup and dealing with the 24”+ inches of snow that will surely remain with us for days or weeks to come.  What gives? 

Sure, I could blame this on my pregnancy-induced proclivity to worry, but we all know I was a worrier before getting preggers and I’ll be a worrier after, too (less than 30 days left until we meet Baby L-ski!  Huzzah!).  That said, I used to love being home watching the snow, snuggled up with a cocoa and blanket.  And even though I’ve been in New England for most of my life, I was born and raised in Colorado – weather like this is something I’ve always known – no excuse there.  And it’s not like I have to commute in this – my boss is delightfully flexible about letting me WFH (that’s “work from home,” for those not in the know) during inclement weather. 

So what’s my excuse?  What’s the problem?  Is there hope for me or am I doomed to be a lesser Masshole?

And is it time to panic yet? 

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  1. If it’s tha picha that scares ya, ya got it all wrong. Them ain’t cahs skidded off the road. Theyas just guys pulled ovah t’do some ice fishin’. Pissa!
    and watch out for the blogga that says he likes this post. I think he’s some kinda Brit stocka.
    And I’m gonna hafta change my name in Mahch to GOTBL.

    • Hahahah! Dare I ask what GOTBL means?

  2. It’s gonna be okay. It doesn ‘t help that the news and weather are also hyping this up. Plus the Govenor put a driving ban on the state starting at 4pm. So I can understand why you might be a little worried. But that does mean Andy should be home soon cause he’s not suppose to be driving after 4pm. Love you guys! Oh yea, you can still curl up with a cup of hot coco and a blanket. It might even make you feel better about the storm.

    • Thanks 🙂 Andrew is home now, the dog is napping, pumpkin bread is in the oven, I turned off the news and all is well! We love you, too!


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