Friday, January 14, 2005

This is uninhabitable

I've been dealing with Minnesota winters since 1978. In fact, my Dad got stuck in a snowdrift on the way to the hospital when I was ready to pop out. Didn't help that we lived near Grand Forks, ND (not too far from Canada) at the time. But, c' 15 below (without windchill) really necessary?? This is horrid! I don't even want to know what it *feels* like with the windchill -- 15 below is bad enough. So cold that I filled my water bottle this morning, went out to the car (which was grumpy about having to start), got a few miles down the road and the cap had almost frozen to the bottle. Thank god this only lasts a few days each winter - maybe a week total. The summer heat/humidity is bad too, but at least it doesn't melt stuff like this cold freezes stuff. I'm going to the liquor store after work and not emerging again until Monday morning b/c it's going to be a frozen hell in Minnesota for the next couple days. Yick.

A very cold day in Minneapolis with part of downtown in background - desolate


  • I saw a clip on the Today's Show weather this morning and I actually thought about my blog friends up in Minnesota freezing their asses off. Sad, I know, but true. Kansas wind chill was only 9 below this morning....a real heat wave compared to Minn.

    By Blogger katie, at 3:34 PM  

  • Yikes!
    Yeah, I feel bad for you guys. It's freezing here in MI and I'm sure MN is a lot worse.

    I usually never blow dry my hair but I've actually started to do that so that my damp strands don't turn to icicles when I go outside. Which, really happened the other day...frozen hair is really disgusting. And I'm pretty sure it's not good for split ends...

    By Blogger lynne, at 5:34 PM  

  • Good god - I am so sorry Mpls folks. Really. I am.
    I'm not sure how I survived in that uninhabitable climate for 24 years. You really get the worst of both worlds - FREEZING in the winter and HUMID in the summer. Ugh. I was at a wedding there two summers ago and had two to three mild strokes in the un-air conditioned church.
    I love it here in Denver. Y'all should move here. Sunny every day. Sixty degrees in February. No humidity or bugs. I can lay out until at least November. In short, nirvana for a boy from the upper midwest.
    Unfortunately, this weekend looks to be a bit chillier. Highs hovering around 32 degrees. Blimey!
    Still, I'll count my blessings thinking of you poor souls. Happy weekend. Stay warm!

    By Blogger denverboy, at 5:59 PM  

  • This cold is ridiculous. And now everywhere I go everyone is only talking about the cold. So boring. Stupid weather.

    Deverboy- I suffered with you in that church. It was humid, too because it kept raining on & off. Thank god for my central a/c. And yes, you're welcome for me letting you stay with me as no one else had a/c.

    By Blogger hot babe, at 7:21 PM  

  • I would much rather be hot and sweaty than cold and shivering. My hair freezes the instant I set foot out side.

    But I can't complain too much as the only time I am out side is the 30 ft walk from my back door to my garage. I park inside in underground heated parking. I'm spoilt.

    By Blogger BigDubb, at 8:23 PM  

  • It's colder in Chicago than -- I believe the charming phrase is -- a witch's tit in a brass bra. Yah, that cold...

    By Blogger Robert, at 3:06 AM  

  • I love it....just kidding

    By Blogger Stacy, at 8:12 AM  

  • 32 degrees sounds like a heat wave right now. That's sad. I've never been to Denver (just the airport), but I hear it's nice and about the same size as Minneapolis/St. that true?

    By Blogger Kiddo78, at 4:26 PM  

  • Thank you hotbabe - your air-conditioning was ever-so-cold and refreshing! Lying out by the pool with all your junior-high-aged neighbors was pretty entertaining too.
    Denver is about the same size as Mpls, I think. It's not nearly as culturally diverse though. When I first moved here I told everybody back home that so many people here dress like cheesy models from a JCPenny's catalog. Not nearly as much diversity. Plus everyone here is so much more active and outdoors-y. That didn't jibe very well with me at first, but it must have rubbed off a little, 'cause I now work out and have even been snowboarding a few times! (ps - it's really hard and hurts a lot)
    The other thing about Denver is that they cannot predict the weather for shit out here. They think it's going to be 20 degrees, and it turns out to be 50, or vice versa. Saturday was supposed to be chilly and it was over 50! Yeah!

    By Blogger denverboy, at 6:04 PM  

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