STATEN ISLAND, NY – We still don’t know how much snow Staten Island and the rest of New York City will receive from the upcoming bomb storm.
The storm is coming? This means stocking up at the supermarket. I am as prone to panic buying as the next person. I usually go shopping on Saturdays, but the storm will probably make that impossible.
So I went on Wednesday night instead. I thought most people would go on Thursday, the real latecomers probably crowding the aisles on Friday.
Yes, I had eggs and milk. We live a lot of both in my house, no matter the weather.
However, I had no bread. We don’t do blizzard French toast here.
But the main reason I went there was to have beer. And some snacks. Tortilla chips, potato chips, Cheez Doodles, and my favorite, Dipsy Doodles.
This is the original Corn Dipsy Doodles. Not the BBQ or Chili Cheese flavor or any of that other nonsense. It’s not always easy to find pure, classic Dipsy Doodles anymore.
All because we have a big day of football on Sunday.
The Cincinnati Bengals face the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game, while it’s the San Francisco 49ers against the Los Angeles Rams at the NFC side. The winners will meet at the Super Bowl.
With between zero and 36 inches of snow expected to fall in various parts of the region on Saturday, I thought it was prudent to stock up on essentials well before the storm hits.
The playoffs are always exciting. We usually buy snacks and watch as a family, although none of us at home are really die-hard football fans.
That being said, last weekend was probably the most epic playoff football weekend we’ve ever seen. We have to see how it all plays out.
And I say that even though the Chiefs killed our Buffalo Bills. My son supports the Bills because it’s the only real football team in New York. So we take root with him.
And, yes, Bills quarterback Josh Allen should have had the ball back at least once in overtime. The NFL needs to change the sudden death rule. It is enough for the teams to play overtime periods of seven or nine minutes. And keep playing until there is a winner.
Let’s face it: even without football, it’s best to have plenty of beer or wine or some type of alcohol on hand if you’re going to be snowed in for a period of time. Like for 10 or 12 hours. Or even a whole day.
And, yeah, I got some other staples at the store the other day. At least as much as I could. It is still difficult to find everything you want given all the supply problems related to the pandemic.
There wasn’t a lot of frozen fish in the store on Wednesday night, for example. And meat prices are still incredibly high. I don’t pay $5 a pound for ground beef.
The upcoming snowstorm could make matters worse. People will just buy whatever they can get their hands on, including things they probably don’t even need. People shopping on Fridays will likely find empty shelves. Or more empty shelves.
Come to think of it, I probably went shopping too soon. Even with what I already had in the fridge, I certainly didn’t have enough beer on hand to get through Sunday night.
I still have to leave on Friday. Maybe I should buy more snacks too. And I forgot the salsa. I must have salsa.
Because the snow. And football.