Monday, February 05, 2007

It's So Cold

It's so cold, that even though you know it makes for poor blogging, you MUST comment on it. There is NOTHING fun about this kind of cold. It's run from the house to the car cold. It's warm up your truck 20 minutes before you intend to leave cold. It's "No, you can't play outside cold." It's "there's a two-hour delay for school" cold. It's "I AM wearing layers!" cold. It's "at this rate we'll run out of wood pellets before the end of the month!" cold.

It's cold people. And it's so totally going to waste. If we had a proper burst of moisture from the East, we could have a whopper of a blizzard! I only remember being in two blizzards. One was in Washington DC (78? 79?) and the other in Boston. I remember thinking they were really cool!!! Since I don't have to drive to work (and assuming we could somehow keep the electricity on here) I think I would STILL find a good blizzard cool. Just, oh, 20 to 24 inches overnight. That would be enough to make things nice and quiet for a few days.

But nothing remotely like that is in the forecast. It's just cold. cold cold cold.


Anonymous said...

Here in the old country we're being told to conserve energy. It's way more scary to be told to conserve energy in the winter than in the summer. But I'm a pro at it now :D

I expect many children are praying for snow tonight.

Risha said...

Every quarter when I report performance to my clients, I have to write a letter talking about the markets, performance, what I ate for breakfast that day, etc. And I always have a theme... which is amplified by a quote that starts the letter.

This quarter's quote:

Time for the weather report. It's cold out folks. Bonecrushing cold. The kind of cold which will wrench the spirit out of a young man, or forge it into steel.
~ Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure

Dy said...

Cold without snow just seems... pointless, to me. We get no snow, here in the South. But we do get cold (not like Your Kind Of Cold - that's an HNL, there!) And, for the first time. Ever. In. My. Life... I find myself a wee bit excited about Spring. What a weird sensation.

Stay warm!

Anonymous said...

When WE were kids WE couldn't afford color. Back before global warming every night was a blizzard, here lookit the picture. Now quit whining and go shovel.
j(planning his old man rant)