Friday, January 22, 2016

Why is milk and bread...

....the main thing people feel they need to have in preparation for a snow storm or other weather event? You ever noticed that?


ricpic said...

Hysterical overreaction because they're not used to living with frequent snowfalls deep enough to keep you stuck in your cabin. Basically, as long as you get into the habit of having a good sized loaf on hand in the winter months you don't have a problem. Milk? What's that?

Leland said...

It is all about being white. If they had diversity, they would buy Hershey bars.

bagoh20 said...

Booze and coffee are the only necessities.

Lem said...

Chocolate milk never got it's due.

It's got to be the most underrated supermarket drink.

AllenS said...

Buy beer. You don't need anything else.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Big snow storm? No problemo here...I have a pump house full of canned and dried food, pasta, wine, beer and booze..... and all sorts of other supplies and two freezers full of meat, flour, etc. Being snowed in is not unusual or a big deal.

Our routine:
1. Stay home unless you absolutely have to go somewhere...but why? Just stay home.
2. Sweep the snow off of the satellite dish so we can watch shows and stream movies. Shovel a path to the pump house. And a few days later fire up the tractor to remove the snow from the drive just in case we want to go out.
3. Bake something. Make soup or stew. Put in a roast.
4. Read books, nap, finish a craft project that has been lingering.
5. Nap some more.
6. If the power goes out, light the oil lamps, candles, play games like scrabble, chess or strip poker. Read some more books.
7. Eat drink and be merry

And as bagoh said coffee and cocktails are the real necessities.

Leland said...

DBQ demonstrates what happens when you truly believe in diversity. She can take care of meat eaters, vegans, caffeine addicts, drunks, and provide commentary on what should or should not win an Oscar, even if she is snowed in.

Lem said...

Deadspin:Is it OK to order delivery during a snowstorm?

virgil xenophon said...

OK guys, what kind of booze? I prefer John Jamesons for Irish coffee, Cognac and Drambuie mix (2shots of each on the rocks) for the traditional Air Force "Mig-15," dark Barbancourt 5-Star rum, Strega Italian liquor, Ameratto for coffee, and of course Cointreau, Grand Marnier and Tripple sec for various other drinks, cocktails (the side-car is my trad fave) Of course there are multitudes of different liqeuers, so suggest your own, gang. OH, lets not forget the Harveys Bristol Cream either!! ALL great for cold-wx imbibing!

Leland said...

Response to Deadspin: If they answer the phone, what's the problem?

Dust Bunny Queen said...

@ Virgil

Generally, Scotch or bourbon. Trader Joe's actually has a nice single malt and is very reasonably priced. Ice and a splash of water or neat. Although a nice hot buttered rum on a snowy day is pretty good. Dark rum. I have a couple of bottles of Marilyn Merlot (2003) that are awesome and some bottles of Pinot Grigio and a Gewurztraminer or two from a small winery in Oregon near where my husband's family lives.

California is full of craft brewers so that varies too. Lots of selection although we generally don't like the really dark brews.

virgil xenophon said...

DBQ, its been a few years, but Trader Joes used to have "Rebel Yell" @ $10.00/fifth. For the price/value for money, one of the best bourbons one can buy, imho. Usd to be owned by the Stizleweller Co in Ky who makes Old Fitz, but was sold to an outfit in St Louis, so don't know about the quality now, although they are still probably working off the old stock.

Third Coast said...

As part of my weight loss regimen, I've switched from micro-brewed beer to whiskey. After trying several bourbons in the $20-$40 price range, I don't think you can do better on a cold winter day than Wild Turkey 101, neat or with an ice cube or two.

Lem said...

‏@JonahNRO 8 seconds ago
Ok, now this storm is serious. The liquor store closed early.

Methadras said...

People don't prepare. They have it so good in this country that they will not react unless they are absolutely forced to and sometimes not even then. Katrina was a perfect example of the utter depravity of an prepared nanny state populace in inaction. Smart people know how to provide for their own safety, reliance, and defense. The stupid ones die from their stupidity. The mad dash for things that they think they will need is a direct reflection on that stupidity.

Even thought I live in San Diego, come into my house and you will the things that matter with regards to emergencies. Canned food, MRE's, blankets, water supply, water filtration of all types, gas masks, weapons, ammo, wood, a working fireplace, solar with battery bank, backup diesel generator, and on and on and all in a space in less than a postage stamp sized lot within my house. I'm good for at least a month if I don't hunt or scavenge water on my own. If I do go hunting I'll be fine. My car is diesel so I will be able to at least have fuel for a long while to come and I live in a somewhat defensible space.

bagoh20 said...

"OK guys, what kind of booze?"

I used to drink anything, but now anything other than vodka gives me a headache. The more color it has the worse it is. It's the congeners - proven fact. So, I drink flavored Vodka and club soda. I know it's boring, but only liars drink for the taste.

Tank said...

@DBQ - When the power goes out, the heat goes out. Makes that strip poker thing problematical. Being 60 doesn't help either.

Mrs. Tank's all purpose remedy: Apply alcohol.

I'll have a Manhattan.

Chip Ahoy said...

That Zimmerman dude freaks me out.

He goes to a grizzly guy's remote place and asks viewers, "What does this guy do when critters invade his garden?"

He eats them.

I never thought of that.

I thought of how early settlers protected their gardens from varmints but it hadn't occurred to me they would welcome the idea and trap them.

So they peeled its skin off and crammed a stick through it and roasted it right on the skeleton with it's gnawing teeth fully exposed like they'd still care to rip you shreds for roasting it this ignominiously with a stick through is ass like this being turned by jury-rigged machine. Lazy ass.

Then Zimmerman goes, "Ah, this is extraordinary. Nothing like it. You got the flavors of your own garden right here in the meat. Meat with garden flavors, plus the garden right here."

The man cheers when rodents come into his garden. As deer hunters set up food traps and salt licks and such, his whole garden is the attraction.

ndspinelli said...

Cheeseheads used to be a hearty group. Now, when there's 3" of snow coming, they act like Chicken Little, emptying the grocery store shelves. The Weather Channel has turned this country into a bunch of PUSSIES!

Titus said...

I was a cheesehead and now a fab elite eastern.

Cheesehead's do manage snow better but there is like no people to deal with and their streets are huge.

On the east coast there are tons of peeps crowded into tiny extremely expensive 500 square foot apartments and living on narrow streets.

My grindr tatted thug trick, who is from Trinidad, and gets off from his "shift"-hot-at the airport at 1:00 will be here soon. He puts gas in planes-how fucking blue collar and hot is that? He is hourly too-totally hard on for me.

His name is Jermaine and doesn't even have a bachelors-could you imagine?

rcommal said...

As for me, I'm back at the point again, time-wise, in which I've spent roughly half of my life in the Midwest and half in the East (it's just that it's been alternating: Midwest, then East, then Midwest, then East)

I suspect that my perspective might be different than a number of yours (or not).

That said, no need to share gratuitously. ; )

rcommal said...

Other than that I'm old enough to have been lucky enough to have experienced grandparents (etc.) and at least one great-grandparent who so profoundly knew different times. The oldest was born in the 1880s, and the youngest around about 1912-14.

They all taught me a lot, and not least re: "prepping."

rcommal said...

Not to mention respect.

MamaM said...

Here's the deal: being around long enough to know different times and realize there are perspectives that are different from one's own happens to anyone over three years of age.

Respect is another matter, for some a life long challenge.

Steg said...

Well we got a little more than a foot right now in NNJ, and it's a full on blizzard. Nice powder, the kind that drifts and you dream about riding on (snowboard/ski).

I'm going to go take a nice long hike around town and pretend I'm alone in a post apocalyptic wasteland.

When I get back, some celestial brand tea with a nip of honey and a shot of Jack. Tennessee Honey is the kind of drink that makes me want to be a flask carrying guy.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

One of the biggest problems with a heavy snow storm in the East urban areas is what to do with all that snow. Out in the sticks we can just plow it over to the side of the road....of into a ditch or make a big pile on some vacant land.

In the cities were there are cars parked all over the place and the streets are bordered by buildings, there just isn't any convenient place to pile up the snow. It has to be trucked out in order to free up the streets for travel. Costly and time consuming.

Then if there is a sudden thaw all that water goes into the sewer system and it isn't built for that much water at once, so there is flooding. Out in the country, there might be some flooding but it can be spread out over the open fields and many small streams.

The other issue is that in the cities, people tend to shop for food and necessities on an as needed basis and don't generally have stocks of food and supplies on hand. Either because it is just convenient to shop in small amounts or because you just don't have room for much in a small urban apartment.

So even though we might want to make light of the snow storms in the East, it really is a big deal.

Steg has the right idea. :-)

rcommal said...