There is the saying "Wiping the smiles off people's faces." Yesterday, as folks hurried over to their SuperBowl parties they were all smiles. Many carried a dish of something and bottles of beer. Few I knew had invested money or loyalty into any team so they were prepared to just enjoy the acton. That was then.
Early this morning, Maximus quickly picked up in intensity. The snow came down heavily. Temperatures kept dropping. The roads iced over. Forget eye contact. We withdrew into our own zone of misery. Since another storm is starting tomorrow night, glum will be the ethos for the near future.