As a pretty nasty storm is about to smash into New England (and yeah, we’ll get some stuff too), let us all look back at the Blizzard of ’96, and remember how insane it was. For people who hated snow, it was a nightmare. For kids who hated school, it was a dream come true. Our own First Mate Jim, who did in fact hate school, missed the entire storm because he was in Florida for his cousin’s Bar Mitzvah. He will never get over it. So please, just … give him a minute.