"Dear Diary," the tweet reads, "The good ice scraper is in the snow covered car."
"Dear Diary," another tweet reads. "Plows are not yet here. ... Have to resort to red wine with the fish tonight. Will to live fading."
A new Twitter handle, @NemoDiaries, has popped up – delivering a humorous look at problems on Long Island's north shore in the wake of the blizzard called Nemo, 140 characters at a time. It's the brainchild of South Setauket resident Michael Hershkowitz, who compared it to the "First World Problems" Twitter following.
"We’re just snowed in on northern Long Island in basically a pretty decent area. It would be fun to complain about things like these," said Hershkowitz, who has ventured outside to his as-yet unplowed street and taken his two kids, ages 3-1/2 years and 6 months, to play in the snow.
He said he observed Facebook friends complaining – but then compared the situation to Hurricane Sandy, coming to the conclusion that folks in this area didn't have it as tough as many on the south shore who were hit hardest by the super storm.
"Our biggest problem is that we can't get to Target today," Hershkowitz said.