I recently went to see Avenue Q, which features a great number on Schadenfreude. It was a little chillier in Manhattan today, enough that we closed the windows last night. In Buffalo, they are snowed in. They closed the airport–which never happens. There are motorists stuck out on the interstate. And as much as I want to be sympathetic, there is a piece of me that is singing “sucks to be you!”
On the other hand, my chair invited me and the other new guy, Quinn Saunders (Ontario?), out for drinks yesterday and informed us that Connecticut winters are neither the picturesque snow of Vermont, nor the rain of New York, but sleet and slush. Oh, what fun.