People go nuts and panic when there's any amount of snow. They even cancel things when there's a snow forecast without a drop of actual snow. We're such wimps.
Having said that, when I saw what was going on outside I stayed cozily put instead of possibly seeing movies. I may do the same tomorrow. I've been out so much lately I need some inactivity.
I had a dream about the tournament, where the hotel was connected to a busy shopping mall, and I was frantically going up escalators and could not find the ballroom.
The first thing I did when finally rising (around 2:30, gotta move the schedule back!) was a puzzle from the People book and my hand immediately hurt. I still went through more than 10 of these 13's, finished the movie section and started the TV. It's a beautiful book though I've found a few small errors. There are also occasional errors in the magazine puzzle, and I'd write them and offer to proofread but I don't really want more work.
I'm also doing Henry Hook's "Terribly Twisted Crosswords," a Maleska-era NYT puzzle calendar, and old Universals and USA Todays online. I forgot to update the year in the little file where I keep track of what day I'm on, so actually used an old blog entry to figure it out. We had:
Universal 3/15/02 - RUBICSCUBE in the grid (confirmed by the answer). The crossing for the wrong C was DECORS which couldn't have been DEKORS. I might have excused them if it was DECA/DEKA or CARAT/KARAT.
Universal 4/1/02 - "Adjective for Richard's Almanac" POOR. Isn't Richard the poor one, not the almanac?
USA Today 12/2/03 - "Dance, when doubled" C _ _. I confidently filled in CHA, and it turned out to be CAN (my bad, not theirs).