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die hard is a xmas movie | by maryann johanson

still gonna be snowed in tomorrow, I suspect…

…so I let the publicist know that I’m not gonna get to Thursday’s screening of Bong Joon-ho’s Mother, which I’d previously RSVPed for.

It’s weird living here in the North Bronx, surrounded by parkland on three sides. It’s invariably 5 to 10 degrees cooler than it is in Manhattan — which is nice in the summer, not so nice in the winter — and it usually means that whenever there’s a huge snowstorm — like today’s, which is still ongoing — we typically get more snow, and that snow hangs around longer, because it’s colder and also because we don’t get as much attention from snow plows. And so then what happens is that I have to bundle up like Ralphie’s little brother in A Christmas Story (“I can’t put my arms down! Wah!”) when I go out, but then when I get downtown, to Manhattan, there’s literally no snow on the ground and I feel like an idiot for being so bundled up.

Still, if I don’t trudge the three-quarters of a mile to the post office tomorrow, my adorable little niece and nephew won’t get their Valentine’s cards in time for the big day, so I guess I’m gonna have to go out at some point tomorrow…



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