Sunday, January 23, 2011
Cold Enuff Fer Ya?
Seagull Guard Station Reported a -35 deg F early this morning.
It's January, it's cold. I can't really think of that much else to say about this weather.
Shelby has to wax her skis with the coldest kick wax. But sunny and wind-free -5 yesterday in the afternoon made for a very pleasant jaunt. Today we're going to a little sledding party.
Andy fills the bird feeders more often, and we are more careful about breaking stuff outside, like car latches and door handles . Other than that, we have warm parkas, and it's Minnesota. The sunny calm days are beautiful. So far so good, but cabin fever has been known to take about 30 seconds to set in, so you'd have to check with me later .
I've seen several versions of these--but I still get a kick out of them.
OFFICIAL MINNESOTA TEMPERATURE CONVERSION CHART:
60 degrees F: Southern Californians shiver uncontrollably. People in Minnesota sunbathe.
50 F: New Yorkers try to turn on the heat. People in Minnesota plant gardens.
40 F: Italian & English cars won't start. People in Minnesota drive with the windows down.
32 F: Distilled water freezes. The water at Lake Bemidji in Minnesota starts getting cooler.
20 F: Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats. People in Minnesota throw on a flannel shirt, buttons open.
15 F: New York City landlords finally turn up the heat. People in
Minnesota have the last cookout before it gets cold.
0 F: All the people in Miami die. Minnesotans close the windows.
10 below zero: Californians escape en masse to Mexico. Girl Scouts in Minnesota sell cookies door to door.(In fact, they're selling them right now!!)
25 below zero: Las Vegas disintegrates. People in Minnesota rummage
around the attic to find some winter coats.
40 below zero: Washington DC runs out of hot air. People in Minnesota let the dogs sleep indoors.
100 below zero: Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Some Minnesotans are frustrated when they can't start their cars.
460 below zero (absolute zero on the Kelvin Scale): All atomic motion stops. People in Minnesota start saying . . . "Cold 'nuff for ya?"
500 below zero: Hell freezes over. In Minnesota, VIKINGS win the Super Bowl!!