If underwhelmed isn't a real world, it ought to be. Because that's how I felt this morning after looking outside to find about half as much snow as was forecast, then having Twitter inform me that many people were staying home from work and most schools were closed for the day. Although I'm not nearly old enough to start a sentence with "when I was young", I will anyway: when I was young, 20 - 30 cm of snow was considered a moderate amount of snow, not "Snowmageddon". From my undergraduate days in Montreal I still have fond memories of writing December final exams during real storms - and getting there on time after leaving extra early, because that's what you do when you live in a city that experiences cold, snowy winters! Only the 1998 Ice Storm brought Montreal to a halt, making a typical snow storm look much less threatening. Face it, Toronto: just because you no longer call the army for help doesn't mean you've learned how to suck it up when it comes to snow.
So in honour of a weather event that is being taken way too seriously - and because if we're going to call this a snow day, then I'm taking the day off from writing a real blog post - I bring you an old spoof video of a CBC National Special Report: Snow in Toronto.