Is It Time to Man Up? Whining About Snowing and The Week Ahead At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words



Ahhhhh, snow!

February 22 snow

Yep.  It’s still snowing.  And here in DC MD VA  area, we are still whining about it snowing.  Apparently to the amusement of most of the country, including Jimmy Fallon, who is stunned to find out that a few inches or 6 can shut down all the area schools, county governments and yes, the Federal Government as well.  Hey, no one knows how to panic in a snowstorm like the DC Metro area does.  Even though we know that February is traditionally our  snowiest month of the year, we still act surprised that it will, in some cases, actually snow here.  Our meteorologists go into commando mode, staying over night and generally looking like they tied one on because they are sleeping at the office trying to gather every last bit of data they can that will tell us, that there will be a chance of “measurable snow” heading towards us.  We have even been known to cancel school when there is no snow because they said it was coming our way.


Yes, that’s right.  Schools cancelled because of the “threat” of snow.  Why are we  surprised that Boston and other snowbound cities are calling us on our perpetual  winter state of wimpiness?  We are wimpy about snow and we should embrace that about ourselves!  We can empty grocery and liquor stores faster than you can say approaching cold front.  Take that, Boston, with your seven FEET of snow!  We are airlifting groceries to people even now because of ice and snow!  We have a Metro system, very pretty one at that, that seems to feel that it belongs in Miami and only runs under appropriately warm weather conditions.  I wouldn’t be at all surprised to find our polar bears at the National Zoo are complaining that they need ear muffs and larger latte’s.  Even my DC Metro Romance Meet up got cancelled, except for some hardy authors, (looking at you, Pearl Love, TC Blue and Marguerite Labbe) who scoff at such weather conditions.  You are my heroes!

Even Kirby who loves the snow disappears (hey, white dog, white snow…go figure) only to reappear quickly, saying no doubt in doggy language, “its too cold out there”.  Oh well, that just gives me plenty of time to read, knit and binge watch GoT and The Blacklist.
Now on to our up coming schedule this week.

Our Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Sunday, February 22

  • Snow rant and schedule

Monday, February 23:

  • Patricia Logan’s The Thief Book Tour and contest
  • Men of London: Sights and Sinners by Susan MacNichol book tour
  • In Our Author Spotlight: Joe Cosentino’s An Infatuation Guest Blog and Giveaway
  • Jess Buffett’s It Always Been You Tour
  • A MelanieM Review: My Homecoming Cowboy by ZA Maxfield

Tuesday, February 24:

  • In the Book Spotlight: Lee Brazil’s ‘The Librarian‘ tour and contest
  • A Stella Review: A Healing Man by Sandrine Gasq-Dion
  • A MelanieM Review: Seth and Casey (Storming Love: Blizzard #3) by R.J. Scott
  • A MelanieM Review: Creature Comfort by Rob Rosen

Wednesday, February 25:

  • A Barb, A Zany Old Lady Review: Alpha Delta by RJ Scott
  • A MelanieM Review: Kimo & Mike (Storming Love: Blizzard #2) by Neil S. Plakcy
  • A Mika Review: A Restored Man by Jaime Reese
  • A Stella Review: The Pride of Amsterdam (Lionhearts #1) by Elizabeth Coldwell
  • A Sammy Review: The Wrong Man by Lane Hayes

Thursday, February 26:

  • Book Tour: Ansleigh’s Grotto by JT Cheyanne (contest)
  • Barb, A Zany Old Lady Review: All in the Details by A.K.M. Miles
  • A Mika Review: Mauled (Guards of Folsom #4.5) by S.J.D. Peterson
  • A MelanieM Review: Ansleigh’s Grotto by JT Cheyanne
  • A MelanieM Review: Shadows and Ash: Pulp Friction 2014 Finale

Friday, February 27:

  • In the Book Spotlight: Fitting In by Silvia Violet tour and contest
  • Book Blast for ‘Palace Dog’ by R.E. Nelson (contest)
  • A Stella Review: The Errant Prince by Sasha L. Miller
  • A MelanieM Review: Palace Dog by R.E. Nelson
  • A MelanieM Review: Quinn’s Gambit (AURA Series #1) by Angel Martinez and Bellora Quinn

Saturday, February 28:

  • In the Book Spotlight: The Best Chance by Aria Grace (tour and contest)
  • RJ Scott’s Book Tour for *Max and the Prince*
  • A MelanieM Review: Winging It by Ashlyn Kane & Morgan James



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