Nemo why u no go home
Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:47 AM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:14 PM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:47 PM
That's actually a really good point...
Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:32 PM
yeah Okay, I see your point. But to many people don't know how to drive on snow and ice'd roads so the best way to learn is just to do it!
Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:29 PM
You wanna know how you learn to stop on ice? You stop on ice.
You want to learn how to control your car when it starts skidding and sliding on snow? You go out and drive in snow and make your car do that.
You want to learn how to make your car go sideways through the turns on snow? You go out and you act like a moron and you do it. Just make sure you have good insurance. And no, I'm not saying it's a good idea and that you need to do that, I'm just making a point.
The only way to learn, is to actually do it for yourself and see what happens. Sitting inside on a crappy day is a good way to never learn.
Wanna know how I learned that air pressure is important in tires? I did donuts in the snow with a tire that had too low air pressure because I never checked, and I popped the bead off the rim and had my tire go flat because of it. And trust me, it's not any fun crawling around in the snow trying to jack your car up with the crappy little emergency jack, to put on the spare tire so I can get my tire to a repair shop that can fill it up and put the bead back where it belongs.
There is no way I would've learned that by staying inside and not doing stupid shit in my school parking lot.
Your parents think they're trying to protect you, and keep you from having an accident. But really they're sheltering you and keeping you from learning and growing up. Yeah, accidents suck, they're a pain in the ass, but they're a great way to learn exactly what not to do.
When Thomas Edison was asked how he felt about failing 1,000 times to create the light bulb, he didn't say he had failed 1,000 times, he said he had learned 1,000 ways not to make a light bulb.
You learn best by screwing up and going back and learning what you did wrong, and figuring out what to do to make sure that doesn't happen again. Staying all cozy and warm inside is not a good way to learn.
Tell your parents they should stop sheltering you and let you go out and screw up, and learn from your mistakes. Just make sure they have good insurance, and that you're covered by their insurance policy first.
Extremely mild from what friends and family are saying. People are talking about not getting snow.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:05 AM
This post has been edited by stinkfingr: 09 February 2013 - 01:47 AM
Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:32 PM
Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:34 PM
I just got back from visiting my grandparents in Western Wisconsin however. Single digits if you're lucky with at least a foot and a half of snow on the ground. For originally living in New Mexico, I'll say "fuck that".
Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:39 PM
Travel ban in MA, 500 buck ticket and possible jail
On the bright side! Who doesn't love backyard pump ball in waist deep snow you can be super tacticool!
Thanks to Nemo there are 7' piles of snow near my deck! Which by the way make excellent landing pads for jumping off the railing
Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:36 PM
Perhaps it should be called Winter Storm Giovanna Plowman.