Archive for March, 2008

megabus

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

This is kind of cool:

Megabus. com, an intercity ex- press bus service based in Paramus, N.J., will expand service to Buffalo, offering fares as low as $1 to and from New York City and Toronto, it announced today.

Obviously the $1 thing won’t last. But as someone who flies often to NYC, this could be a reasonable alternative during peak season when flights are often so delayed that the trip winds up being nearly as long as the bus ride will be. I especially like this:

The bright yellow and blue touring buses are equipped with movie screens and free wireless Internet access.

Providing, of course, that I can work online in a moving bus without getting sick.

Happy Dyngus Day!

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Happy Dyngus Day! I didn’t realize until recently that this is almost exclusively a Dreamtown thing. (Try googling it.)

We’re just so much more fun than other cities.

McLucky

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Despite typically-faulty forecasts leading up to yesterday, we had a pretty nice day for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Chilly, but sunny. And 75,000-100,000 people showed up to watch.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!

Snow!

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Well, we finally got some meaningful snow here. And more on the way.

Last night, we saw someone go cross-country skiing down our street. So we got out our skis and gave it a go. It was pretty good, except there was too much traffic. We live on a quiet street, yet there were a surprising number of vehicles out at 10:30 on a Friday night. Gives you an idea just how paralyzing snow is here in Dreamtown.

One of the TV weatherman had a good comment when noting we were expecting 12+ inches of snow. He said that to most people that just means they’ll have to shovel twice.

As it turns out, I’ll probably run the giant snowblower three times. Maybe four. Hey, that’s why I bought it.

Don’t forget to “spring ahead” tonight!

Weather update

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

It was 63 on Monday. Honest. After a month or more without hitting 40, we broke 60. Go figure.

Then yesterday we had a snow/sleet/freezing rain mix. And maybe some graupel. Despite the dire predictions, there were almost no power outages.

Now we’re back into a chilly pattern. But spring is in sight. Dream-tastic!