Posts tagged "snow"

The Daily Squee: Sophie The Cat Tries To Catch Snow

I will never tire of watching cats explore snow for the first time. I mean, look at the wonder in their eyes! Look at their utter fascination/potential love for a substance I've come to hate so deeply! That is refreshing, friends. It's a whole new view on life -- or something like that. Watch Sophie the cat try to…

By: Claire Hannum / February 26, 2015

Being Terrain-Fucked & Other Unromantic Things You Want To Avoid On Your Ski Trip

You’re off on a romantic ski weekend. You’ve never skied, or you’re not very good, but your chivalrous man-toy has promised to teach you. You’ve zipped your butt into a brand new pair of powder-blue skin-tight pants, your eyeliner is perfect and you’ve bought the perfect pair of goggles to wear on your helmet: thi…

By: Janet Manley / January 29, 2015

How To Survive A Blizzard If You Have Only Seen Snow Maybe Once In Your Life

If you live on the East Coast, you are more then aware that a blizzard of historical proportions is preparing to barrel down, rendering everyone temporarily incapacitated and causing a run on grocery store staples like kale and that good wine. For those of us who grew up in places with real seasons, snow i…

By: Megan Reynolds / January 26, 2015

This Cat’s First Time In Snow Will Make Your Day

When Jonesy the cat stepped into snow for the first time, he wasn't sure what to think of it, but he couldn't help but investigate. Luckily for us, his human captured the whole adorable thing on camera, leaps and all! Click through for a few shots from Jonesy's snowy adventure. [Tastefully Offensive] [Images via Elizabeth V. Bouras]…

By: Claire Hannum / December 1, 2014

This Cat Perfectly Sums Up Our Feelings About Winter

It's this cat's first time experiencing snow, and I can't tell whether she's horrified or disturbingly enthused, but doesn't her ability to find something to be expressive about during the Worst Season Ever make winter's onset a little bit easier? Do you think she has the sheer terror on her mind that the rest of…

By: Claire Hannum / November 6, 2014

Flask Mittens Are The Only Way You’re Going To Survive This Winter

It's no secret that I hate winter with a very special kind of passion, which is unfortunate considering the fact that on the East Coast it tries to linger on all the way into late April like a bitter ex that won't go away. Thankfully, these flask mittens now exist, so I can simultaneously keep myself…

By: Claire Hannum / September 19, 2014

8 Life Lessons I Learned From Skiing For The First Time In A Decade

Last weekend, I went skiing for the first time in over 10 years. To say I was nervous and excited would be an understatement; in the days leading up to my trip, I couldn't help but worry about breaking a limb or, I don't know, being crushed by an avalanche. Thankfully, the friends who came…

By: Claire Hannum / February 15, 2014

We Feel You: Woman Skis 1 Mile To The Nearest Grocery Store To Buy Wine

When the east coast gets weeks of snow, followed by freezing rain, followed by icy temperatures, you will find yourself deterred from running the most basic errands. You'll consider putting on a pair of snow shoes for your morning commute or riding a homemade sled to pick up a few essentials. Anne Decker, of Mechanicsville,…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 14, 2014

North Carolina Teachers Rap “Ice Ice Baby” To Announce Snow Day

Why didn't we ever have any teachers this willing to act like total dorks on the Internet? [YouTube] Meanwhile, a little farther north, a college student learns the best way to handle not having a snow day off is to angrily tweet about it. [Gothamist] A friend of Mia Farrow's is blabbing to the Daily

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 13, 2014

Take A Pic And Show Us Your Snow Day!

Holy crap, you guys. It looks like Jack Frost's wet dream outside. Here in New York, the snowstorm is so bad that I'm pretty sure even the Dunkin' Donuts near my apartment is closed. If you know anything about Dunkin' Donuts, it's that those guys would power through an apocalypse with gas masks and Dunkaccino…

By: Katie Oldenburg / February 13, 2014

Cat Discovers Snow For The First Time

Unless you live under a rock, you have probably heard that the Midwest and Northeast were blanketed under a snowstorm last night. Everyone is pissy because they had to dig their car out from eight inches of snow this morning. But a cat named Oreo is having the hardest day of them all. You see,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2014

Yes, This “Unassembled Snowman” Is Going For $10 Million On Ebay

Itching to relive the winter wonderland of the past few months? Well, if you've got $10 million dollars and a really big cooler, a guy in Rotherham, UK, will happily sell you an "unassembled snowman," aka a big pile of snow. But hey, if that's too rich for your blood, you can also take a…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 26, 2013

The Toe Plow Might Be The Best Invention Ever

It's officially spring, but many parts of the country are still blanketed with snow. Want to cut through the slush in style? Try a toe plow, which is exactly what it sounds like: a tiny snow plow that attaches to the toe of your shoe. Apparently you can make your own toe plow with some PVC…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 24, 2013

5 Stars Who Got Stranded In The Snowpocalypse

The worst part about the snowpocalypse was that no one was prepared for it. If I had known that Ed Westwick was going to be stranded at the airport in Iceland for 48 hours, I would have been waiting there to "entertain" him. But alas, the "Gossip Girl" bad boy "walked into the duty-free sho…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 29, 2010

50 Cent For Hire

Fiddy is always looking for new ways to make himself useful. His latest scheme? Shoveling snow. According to Twitter, he's charging $100 to make your driveway mint. Any takers? [Buzzfeed]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 28, 2010

Girl Talk: How I Almost Died In This Weekend’s Blizzard

Yesterday I almost died. Not in a “life flashing before me” kind of way – but in a cold, painful, this-blizzard-totally-sucks kind of way. I got stuck in the Snowpocalypse. You know, the Snowpocalypse—the weekend storm that’s currently blanketing the East Coast. I spent Christmas in Philadelphia, DJing an annual Christmas night party. Yesterday morning…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 27, 2010

This Is What 32 Inches Of Snow Looks Like

Did you hear? The Northeastern United States got hit by a blizzard yesterday and last night! If you live in the area, your local news is likely preempting all the awesome morning television you should be enjoying on this snow day, which is annoying. Anyway, a New Jersey man made this time-lapse video of the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 27, 2010

Happy Snowpocalyptic Hump Day!

You may have heard, but the Northeast is having what some are calling a "snowpocalypse" (though I prefer "Blizzardpalooza" because it sounds more positive!) -- schools are closed, employers have given workers a "snow day," and, like, people are melting down. But not my awesome dog Lucca. She loves the snow. She also loves to…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 10, 2010