For many people in Washington, DC and surrounding environs who had to deal with the weekend's massive snowstorm it all began with a checklist of needed items.

  • Food
  • Water
  • Gasoline
  • Liquor
  • Camera at the ready

Hard to believe, but there were those who actually thought food and water were more important than liquor and cameras. Sad, but true.

It's the prudent folk out there that we have to thank for all the great storm videos circulating online, especially the person who set up this time-lapse of the blizzard effects on Old Town Alexandria, Virginia:

Thank you, whoever you are, for not wasting precious video time on food and water.