I am willing to open this forum up for liveblogging Snowmageddon. The first sprinkling of the white stuff has just begun to fall here in Philadelphia. It’s soft and beautiful — but that’s clearly what this Mephistophelian precipitation wants us to think. I have already put away two bowls of shrimp etouffee and a tall glass of the fantastically bitter and hoppy locally brewed Sly Fox IPA. Diana Krall is on the music box. Ready, I am, to meet my Maker, because I am reliably informed by the news media that no one will get out of this one alive. I invite you to share your last thoughts as the End of Days arrives. UPDATE: Run for your lives, ye miserable crawlin’ worms! Reader mm sends us a clip of the Weatherman of the Snowpocalypse! Watch:UPDATE.2: Uh, wow, that’s a lot of freaking snow. Holy cow. Here’s a summary of the reactions around here this morning:Dad: Uh, wow, that’s a lot of freaking snow. Did I get enough bread yesterday? I don’t think I got enough bread yesterday. Should I have this piece of toast? I forgot to buy a snow shovel! Idiot! Oh damn damn damn damn damn, the dog needs walking, and the snow is almost over his head. Woe!Kids: YAY! Yay yay yay yay yay yay YAY! Can we go out now? Can we please go out? Can we please please please please please, can we, can we…”Dog: Well, I don’t know what the dog is thinking, but when I took him out for his morning constitutional, he was freaked out by the snow, which really is almost over his head, and didn’t produce. I know what he’s probably thinking. I know what he’d better not be thinking.Dad (follow-up): Hell, now I have to worry about where I step around the apartment this morning.
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Rod Dreher is director of publications at the John Templeton Foundation, a philanthropy that focuses on science, religion, economics and morality. A journalist with over 20 years of experience, Dreher has written for The Dallas Morning News, the New York Post, and other newspapers and journals. He is author of the book "Crunchy Cons." Archives of his previous Beliefnet blog, "Crunchy Con," can be found here. He and his family live in Philadelphia.