I just got off the phone with my best friend who lives in East Hampton (yeah, that’s how I roll) and she says the snow is up to their eyebrows out there and they can’t find their car … in their driveway. The entire state is shut down, folks are stuck on the train and no one is going anywhere for, well, a week or so probably. It never ceases to amaze me how the rest of the country handles a blizzard. I’m in the Chicago area so when we get 20 inches during the night we wake up in the morning to clean streets and (darn it) go to school. No kidding. Nobody does it better than the Chicago snow removal team. Kudos, guys, kudos. They really are impressive. 24 inches? No problem. It’s like it was never there when they’re done, which is overnight. It may be the one time a year I think the unions are awesome. And it’s the only reason Mayor Daley has been the mayor forever. I lived in Chicago and I (almost) voted for him! Our streets and sanitation department ROCKS during the winter months. Nobody is sleeping on the job when it snows.