Jan 16, 2009

Damn, it's cold outside.

This is Michigan, we expect cold temperatures in the winter…. we bitch about it but we do expect it. But this….. this is cold beyond your imagination. This is cold that is so cold it hurts to breath. As my niece puts it, this is cold that freezes the boogers in your nose. This is cold that has your dogs whimpering at the door within 30 seconds of being let out to go do their business. This is cold that freezes your windshield washer fluid even though one of its major ingredients is anti-freeze. This is cold that shuts down every school in the State. This is cold you don't mess around with.

There is some consolation in the fact that when it gets this cold the skies are usually clear and so the sun shines and the snow sparkles. So my plans this weekend will most definitely include curling up on the couch with a comforter, getting the fireplace going and watching a movie or two. This is also perfect weather for a nice batch of chili with cornbread on the side…. Mmm. Should be a good three-day weekend.


  1. Yum, chili and cornbread, that sounds good. Now, how cold is it?

  2. Well, this morning it was -14F with a windchill of about -30F. Exposed skin will get frostbit in 10 minutes in that weather. That's why they shut the schools down.

  3. Chili and cornbread!!..That's like food of the gods.
    We've had some unseasonably warm weather here in O-Town lately..Low 70's.
    It does get into the 30's at night though,so the comforter stays handy.

  4. 30's huh? Why hell, that's nearly shorts weather. Going to Vegas next month. Trying to hold out that long.