Writer, @mental_floss contributing editor. My first book, Save the Date, is out now from Penguin/Riverhead. Photo by Sarah Shatz. jen(at)mentalfloss(dot)com

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Jan 26, 2015

RT @KidlitKat: @thisisjendoll The answer is that you wear your clothes until they disintegrate, then tan 50 rat hides to make a snowpocalypse suit.

Jan 26, 2015

of course, if your blizzard paramour has a washer dryer that is a different story

Jan 26, 2015

or use dirty laundry as an insulator in case all heat fails and things get apocalyptic, plus it could help keep ppl away from me

Jan 26, 2015

my greatest blizzard dilemma, though, is that i failed to take my laundry and do i take it TODAY and not get it back til post-blizz...

Jan 26, 2015

this is why those in the know only hook up in the most pristine weather conditions and when all subway lines are go / don't be an amateur

Jan 26, 2015

Beware the danger of the blizzard bf/gf: They remain at your house 24 hours later & you can't get them to leave b/c there is no way to leave

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