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First snow of the year, ughhhh.

photoWell I woke up to a very unpleasant surprise today:  snow.

I don’t like snow. It’s cold, it requires a lot of maintenance and it’s messy. And it’s already started.

I don’t think I can take four months of this, people!

Anyway, the Valley got it’s first dusting last night, and it was coating cars (including mine, at right). Yards were also displaying a fine layer of the white stuff.

This really signals the end of fall and pumpkins and mums and the beginning of winter and cold and snow, because once you bring out the ice scraper, it’s a slippery slope to shoveling your own parking space out of snow mounds and putting a lawn chair in its place to ensure no one takes your spot.

These are the things that we in the northeast think about, people in warmer climates.

Other people were taking to social media to talk about their snow experience this morning. Here’s some more snow tweets from across the region:

 

And someone after my own heart:

Double birthday celebration – yay! (But not triple – Boo!)

20130717-090446.jpgYesterday was an important day in the Wislock family – My dad and I celebrated our birthdays during our annual double birthday celebration! Whoooo!

We each get our own cake, since my father is a little bit of a Grumpy Gus and wants his own cake. A mistake only made once, on my first birthday.

But it was a little disappointing that my sister, scheduled to have a baby any day now, did not give birth to my little niece yesterday (booo!).

But I figure as long as she has it this week, we can count is as a triple birthday extravaganza, right?!

So if you’re in the mood for cake, swing by Danville, we’ve got multiple! And happy birthday to everyone celebrating this week, definitely the best week to come into the world!

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Some holiday cheer

Because it’s down to crunch time, and everyone’s a little stressed, here’s some of my favorite Christmas-themed tweets to cheer you up.

I’ll be in the newsroom on Christmas Day – so send me some Christmas wishes from your family celebrations!

Best of Twitter: Hurricane Sandy photos

We spent most of the day Monday here at the Daily Item monitoring and reporting on the progression of Hurricane Sandy.

The storm wasn’t scheduled to peak in the Valley until later in the evening, but I saw some pretty amazing photos on Twitter from other places where Sandy was in full swing.

Below is a collection of some of the best photos from the day.

  1. wisashl
    RT @michellebjork: Check out this view of Sandy from space. Wow! http://twitpic.com/b8hvy5
    Mon, Oct 29 2012 08:37:38