It’s that time of year again! Depending on where you call home in New York, you may currently be hibernating due to the latest Snowpocalypse! While some of us may be experiencing more snow than others, it’s safe to say that every New Yorker has had these 14 thoughts at one time or another during an epic snowstorm:
1. Time to go clear out all of the milk, water and bread!
No matter the amount of snow we hear that we're getting, we're still going to create a stampede at our local grocery stores. Resulting in a look worthy of doomsday, we have a knack for clearing out all water, dairy and bread. You know... the essentials!
2. How many cups of hot chocolate could I possibly drink by the end of this storm?
While most of us start stocking up on this delicious warm beverage by the beginning of October, we love nothing more than a good excuse to finish off a ridiculous amount of chocolatey goodness. You'll know whether or not it was a good snow storm by the extent of empty whip cream cans and marshmallow bags clogging up your garbage.
3. HALLELUJAH! I can now binge-watch all of my favorite shows that I've fallen behind on!
Alas, the great forces of the universe have declared a state of emergency just so you can catch up on all your shows! No longer will you be left out of the juicy entertainment conversations just because you're afraid of hearing spoilers! Be right back while we douse our brains in television for the remaining snow days...
4. Is school going to be cancelled?
While more likely than not the answer will be no, we're still going to think good thoughts that someone will answer our snow day prayers.
5. Will there be enough snow outside to create my own personal mini fridge though?
Seeing as we took the time to ransack all of the food markets, it only makes sense that our fridge is probably overflowing with items. But have no fear, the epic snowstorm is here! Here and waiting for you to sculpt it into your very own mini fridge.
6. How can I get rid of the whole "having to shovel for what will feel like an eternity" situation I now have on my hands?
For your sake, we hope that you're either in possession of a snow blower or have mastered the art of being able to slide by the responsibility of dealing with the snow.
7. Wait a second...which one of these huge snow orbs have eaten my car? Where is my car?!
While your initial thought may have been to pass on the duties of digging up the treasure onto someone else, you've forgotten one thing... you still haven't found where X marks the spot! It's true, an epic New York snowstorm includes us all literally getting buried.
8. And can I get away with clearing the bare minimum off of my car?
We've all had our own unique experience with some New Yorker who had this exact thought and then left us with our car getting pummeled by their car's remaining snow. While we completely understand your hatred for clearing the snow off of your car, for everyone's safety we're going to have to insist that you don't leave your vehicle with an 80s-style buzz cut.
9. Are they going to declare a ban on travel...am I really stuck inside?
Depending on where you find yourself in New York, this may be a serious problem for you to worry about. If it turns out that you end up getting snowed in somewhere other than your home, the best thing you can do for yourself is find a spare bathrobe and dedicate the next upcoming days to doing nothing but wearing it.
10. I'm going to have to make all of my own meals now aren't I?
It's time. All of those delicious recipes you've been storing away on Pinterest are now going to come to life in your kitchen! You'll grab your adult beverage to keep you toasty during these ferociously freezing times and possibly realize that you're totally the next Gordon Ramsay. Cheers!
11. How much time am I going to be able to spend outside catching major air before I lose all feeling in my hands?
We live for the moments in which we're flying through the air! Whether we have a store bought sled or an elevated household item, we'll always find time to locate the nearest and biggest hill to fly down!
12. I'm going to have to whip out my skis aren't I?
That's right! Forget spending an ungodly amount of time digging out your car or dealing with any other shenanigans, you're going for the gold!
13. What sort of snowman should I build?
Ah, our snowmen. There's nothing better than getting back out on the roads after a snowstorm and seeing what particular kinds of snow people have emerged. It is the main hope of every snow-loving New Yorker, when we hear it is going to snow, that it is enough snow to allow us to create our own snowman.
14. Can we go outside and play now!?
Oh don't mind me, I'm the gush of wind whirling past you to get to all of my snow gear! When the time comes that a mass amount of snow hits our state, the ideas that come flooding to us are endless. From igloos to snowmen or even just plain rolling around in it, we love having lots of powder to play in!
So, did you find yourself thinking any of these thoughts during this most recent snowstorm? Let us know in the comments below!