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Posted at 3:31 PM ET, 01/27/2011

Slow-maggedon now: D.C. area blogs

By Lori Aratani

Good afternoon. Now THAT was a storm -- not to mention a hellish commute. And it's only January. Gulp. Perhaps we can cross our fingers and hope officials will take lessons from Wednesday night's mayhem to help prepare for February's potential wrath. We will not flinch in the face of a foot of snow. Office and school closures will be done wisely, not rashly. Roads will be cleared. People will use caution when driving. Okay, maybe that last one was too much to ask.

Of all the nicknames I’ve seen for Wednesday night’s snowstorm, my favorite is from Metro Venture, which dubbed it “Slow-mageddon Snowmergency.” She also shares some thoughts about her commute last night as well as some tips for getting around when it gets ugly outside.

We’ve endured so many frigid days this season that in our misery, we sometimes forget that there are colder places in the world. So do folks there have advice about surviving in the winter? You bet they do. Surprising Science brings us “Seven Steps to Antarctic Living.”

Somehow Darth Vader looks less threatening in pancake form. Thanks to DC Urban Dad.

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello now has an official beer, reports the Piedmont Virginian. It’s Monticello Reserve Ale.

The ultimate fashion faux pas, travel edition, courtesy of Capitol Hill Style. So many things wrong here, you just have to see it for yourself.

That's it for now. Thanks for reading and we hope that life is getting back to normal for you. Pepco officials said power should be restored to most customers by late Friday, so hopefully, you'll be able to spend your weekend warm and snug.

By Lori Aratani  | January 27, 2011; 3:31 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia, Weather  
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