If you believe in the power of Facebook, then the snowstorm pummeling the Midwest right now is all my fault. I’ve been praying to the Facebook gods for one last blast of winter. One last chance for some Nordic ski action. One last shot of chilly wind to the face. Ahhhh.
My Facebook status updates this past week:
March 6: Bill is waxing those skis. Oh yeah. Bring it on! 10:43 p.m.
March 5: Bill would give anything for one more good snow — just one more. Kick, glide. Kick, glide. 10:46am
March 8: Bill is thanking the Facebook gods for delivering a great snow storm. Awesome! Totally awesome! 11:17 a.m.
I love the white stuff and see too little of it in the semi-tropical climate of Northeast Ohio. It hardly ever snows here, no matter what the natives tell you. They’re wimps.
The storm, which promises to pile up a foot or more by tomorrow, began midway through yesterday’s “You, Too Social Media Boot Camp” at Kent State. It’s been coming at us ever since and was so bad this morning that my wife’s firm – CPAs staring a chaotic tax season square in the face – were forced to take the day off. (Plug: Yes, they are accepting new clients! I can connect you!)
Because I had 3 presentations in the conference, I didn’t attempt to blog about it. Fact is, I saw little of the show. And when it was over the only thing on my mind was Ray’s Place and a pint or three of Burning River Pale Ale.
Three tables of the PRKent faithful gathered at Ray’s, ignoring the snow, and the hazards that came with it. It was like old times, except the smokers had to go outside.
You can check out some of the Twitter chatter on this conference if you’d like. Forgive me, but I still don’t get that part of social media and probably never will. But I did enjoy this one from Luke Armour, one of our presenters yesterday:
I’ll make sure the presenters’ slides get up on SlideShare by early in the week. I’ll post a link here, and I’m sure PRSA will send it via email to all who registered for the event.
But for now I’m just enjoying the snow and thinking about shoveling a bit of it. It’s too deep and drifted to ski right now, so maybe I’ll just sit back and watch it pile up.
I’m with Frosty, here. I love this stuff.
For some shots of the snow, check out this set on Flickr.