Okay, so we ended up with about 4 inches of snow, not a lot, but the temps are so cold it's guaranteed to lay around for a few days, and by cold I mean 11 (F). Yep, it was that chilly when I got up. And the outside temps are only predicted to climb to around 28 (F). Forecasters are predicting a bit more snow tomorrow night into Friday. Not much, possibly another 3 inches. I'm fine with that. This cold, the snow's fine and powdery and easy to shovel.
Speaking of shoveling, I timed myself yesterday and it took me 39 minutes to clear off my sidewalks and around my car. That's a very good thing, because once I finish this, I'm going to head out to my local Giant Supermarket and pick up some essentials, like dog treats. There are other essentials include, like laundry detergent, but let's be honest here, the little lady of the house gets special treatment. Lily has some arthritis in her left hip and these cold temps stiffen it up, and treats keep her happy.
Oscar nominations come out next week, as they do every year, and this year the races are going to be very competitive. Looking down over the list of possible nominations, I'm reminded of those whiners who claim Hollywood doesn't know how to make original movies. That's so totally wrong. This year, for instance, you could go see The Holdovers, Killers of the Flower Moon, Oppenheimer, Poor Things, and a host of other original movies. Unfortunately, as many, many people are, none of the local theater chains want to play original movies, and if they do, those films need to be blockbusters, like Oppenheimer and Killers of the Flower Moon. Poor Things never played here, and The Holdovers was here for a week. There are so many films that don't play in Harrisburg simply because the AMC theater chain here needs to hit their revenue forecast and that will only happen by showing Aquaman for 5 weeks straight, or the Troll Band movie (which has been playing since Thanksgiving). Wall Street is ruining the movies, and that's why we rarely get to see original films here in Harrisburg.