Jonas, Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, Blizzard of 2016, Weekend In NYC

Exciting action-packed weekend right? The news coverage began to sound like a trailer for a movie starring James Bond, except for the fact that the villain’s name kept changing from storm names Jonas to Snowmageddon, to Snowpocalypse and finally more accurately the Blizzard of 2016. The extent of the action for me was being hunched over a shovel with my nose running and toes feeling the pins and needles of frostbite setting in. It could definitely be worse, we have power and heat, it was nowhere as scary as hurricane Sandy. I am very thankful for the sore muscles as well, it let me know that I’ve slacked up on my regular workout. I can complain a whole lot more but I won’t because in the end I had spicy ramen with baked tofu and bok choy and that makes everything better for me.

How did you make it through this weekend’s weather? I want to hear all about it, tell me in the comments below.

Until our next rendezvous…




Rendezvous en New York

  39 comments for “Jonas, Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, Blizzard of 2016, Weekend In NYC

  1. January 27, 2016 at 10:01 AM

    Well we had slight regret that we didn’t meet for an after work drink on Friday before the hibernation set in, but instead we made sure we were completely stocked up on food and ‘beverages’. Friday night it was nice watching the flakes fall outside on the balcony, but by Saturday morning it became clear it was a doozy of a storm! We made a nice breakfast and I made us some Irish Coffees and we did some Netflix binge watching. At some point in the afternoon I began getting alarmed at the pile of snow on the balcony, and spent awhile throwing it off our balcony on to the ground below. Don’t worry, its only a third floor walkup and there was nobody beneath when I did it! Then we listened to music for awhile, all the time that the scintillating smell of chili cooking wafted from the kitchen. I did my usual strumming of my guitar (badly) and my wife did some knitting as the evening wore on. At some point we went outside to have a bit of fun. To relish walking down the middle of the street and throwing snowballs at one another. I did have a brief moment of regret that we were not close enough where we live to any bars that may have been open, or that we didn’t still live in Hells Kitchen because seeing photos of our friends still there playing football in the middle of Ninth Avenue and generally having fun on Facebook left me longing for being not so cut off where we live. But the feeling passed soon enough and once Sunday hit, we got up early and spent 2 hours digging out our car from a street that did not get plowed until some time on Monday. We ventured out into the slush and digging to a bar for a few drinks to combat the cabin fever. Our car being clear, but not being able to move on Monday morning, and the sidewalks still very treacherous and impassable in places still, we both decided to take the day off. I decided for once not to be the hero and attempt to come to work. Phew…not an exciting weekend but typing all that sure seemed like it was lol!

    • January 27, 2016 at 10:27 AM

      Definitely more exciting than mine!! Fun in the snow without a shovel! Who woulda thunk?

  2. January 27, 2016 at 9:20 PM

    Glad your survived this snow storm! We don’t get snow very often, and when we do I always hope that it just lasts for a couple of days. Just enough time to go for a nice walk and take some pictures! Snow does look beautiful, and I like how it seems to slow and quiet down the world! At least around here! ☃

    • January 27, 2016 at 9:26 PM

      It does here as well. It’s so silent when it snows especially since there was a travel ban and the night it stopped there was a huge full moon that lit up all the snow, everything was glistening but I wasn’t able to take a picture. Aargh! It’s just melting here and getting warmer so now everything is turning into dirty puddles.

      • January 27, 2016 at 9:53 PM

        Nice! Not the puddles though!

        • January 27, 2016 at 9:55 PM

          Yes they suck and dirty my boots, lol!

          • January 27, 2016 at 9:57 PM

            Your snow storm made the German news! My sister mentioned it! Stay dry and warm!

            • January 27, 2016 at 10:01 PM

              It was the second worst storm ever here. We’re doing okay, I’m just sore from shoveling. We prepared very well beforehand.

  3. tunisiajolyn84
    January 29, 2016 at 11:51 PM

    I pretty much had a very similar experience as you during the snowathon (just made up yet another title for the blizzard because why not? lol). I thankfully had heat and light throughout the entire snowstorm and I had to shovel like 7 times total throughout the entire thing starting Friday and ending Sunday. My back was in pain for a few days but fortunately, after a warm Epson salt bath, I was back to my normal self the following day.

    • January 29, 2016 at 11:54 PM

      It took me the whole weekend not to hurt. I just did hot showers because I don’t find baths relaxing at all. But seven times to shovel …? My hell was seven hours with breaks in between.

      • tunisiajolyn84
        January 30, 2016 at 12:12 AM

        Yeah I shoveled once on Friday and then 5 times on Saturday and then one last time Sunday which wasn’t much. Just wanted to get the little traces of snow off the ground and add more salt on the ground. It was super clear when I was done. I was quite proud of myself. I’ve never had to shovel that much snow in my life and my back was like wtf about too. lol

        • January 30, 2016 at 12:14 AM

          Totally get it. I shoveled all of it in one try, so exhausted afterwards. And people passing by had the nerve to ask if they could help when I was basically finished. WHATEVER…

          • tunisiajolyn84
            January 30, 2016 at 12:15 AM

            Yeah I was wondering where the hell are the teenagers who need extra cash located cause I need them now! And I’m amazed you did it one try. God bless you! lol

            • January 30, 2016 at 12:19 AM

              I was lucky to have two friends help in between because by the end I was going to drop.

              • tunisiajolyn84
                January 30, 2016 at 12:24 AM

                Oh that’s good. Don’t want to overexert yourself.

                • January 30, 2016 at 12:26 AM

                  Really in the picture you can’t tell how much that was plus the front driveway and steps that wasn’t pictured and the sidewalk, it’s massive. And since we did it after everything had fallen there was ice underneath the snow on the sidewalk.

                  • tunisiajolyn84
                    January 30, 2016 at 8:27 AM

                    Geez. I had salted each time I did mines to avoid the ice. My hands were about to fall off but I did it. lol And I hate the ice. I walk like I’m 90 years old. That’s amazing you and your two friends did all of that in only 7 hours.

                    • January 30, 2016 at 8:31 AM

                      Thanks again.

  4. January 31, 2016 at 1:56 AM

    Hope you are staying warm! We had a mere 3 inches here the other day and my usual 50 min door to door commute into to work took over 3 hours!

    • January 31, 2016 at 1:58 AM

      There was a travel ban here for 24 hours, si I couldn’t go anywhere anyway.

      • January 31, 2016 at 2:02 AM

        I was hoping school would call a snow day but no. I finally got there only to find that half the student body was ansent!

      • January 31, 2016 at 2:03 AM

        I was hoping school would call a snow day but no. I finally got there only to find that half the student body was absent!

  5. February 2, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    We used my uncle’s tractor to pile up a LOT of snow…then dug the middle out. Super igloo! 🙂 I found you on

    • February 2, 2016 at 11:11 PM

      Thank you for visiting me, Casey! I need to invest in a snowblower but they’re so pricey.

      • February 2, 2016 at 11:14 PM

        And according to the book I just finished (A Man Called Ove…I highly recommend it) snowblowers do not allow for precision snow removal, so there’s that. 🙂

        • February 3, 2016 at 5:45 PM

          I think I’ll have to go with the snow blower, I don’t think New York streets can handle tractors. Ha-ha!

          • February 3, 2016 at 8:33 PM

            Actually, he felt that everyone should shovel snow by hand to give it a nice straight edge. 😉 The book was A Man Called Ove. Pretty funny.

            • February 3, 2016 at 8:36 PM

              That;s funny ! I took an Instagram video of me making straight cuts into the snow, for some reason it felt good, like cutting into frosting. I know that sounds silly,lol!

              • February 3, 2016 at 9:05 PM

                Not at all! I get a bit OCD with that stuff, too. You might really like that book. 🙂

  6. February 5, 2016 at 7:54 AM

    Hi, while I was enjoying sunny xmas here in Kenya I’ve been following your photos on instagram, that was just incredible!!! Hope you survived the snowmaggedon!!!!

    • February 5, 2016 at 8:05 AM

      As I sit here, it’s snowing again!

      • February 5, 2016 at 11:37 AM

        I’ll send you a bit of virtual sun. It’s not the rainy season yet!

        • February 5, 2016 at 11:44 AM

          Thank you for the sun!

  7. February 7, 2016 at 6:14 PM

    Hi, I have nominated you for the Three Day Quote Challenge because I thought you might enjoy this! Have a great week!

    • February 10, 2016 at 4:49 PM

      Wonderful thank you! This is my second nomination for this one and I’m looking into appropriate quotes for it. I’ll tag you when I finally finish.

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