I finally crept out of my burrow this afternoon
to go to the store for some milk, popcorn, and a cheap pizza,
stuff intended to tide me over until tomorrow,
when I'll make a more massive assault
on my grocery budget. A lot of people had the same
notion because the lines at check-out showed
that pre-blizzard frenzy had set in.
For days, it's been miserably cold, with sub-zero
temps and wind chill forcing people, like me,
to dig deep into their larder, until all that was left
was a jar of sauerkraut and a tin of sardines.
The weather was not as cold and people came out
to go get their own provisions before the
icy rain started. Milk, bread, and stick-to-your ribs
goodies were the order of the day.
Then everyone went home to watch the
football game, Colts vs Broncos.