Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Polar Bear Weather

Current Temp: -19, feels like -35 .... or in layman's terms for most of you who don't get to experience this kind of weather on a regular basis (or 2-3 months out of the year) and most of you are probably currently 100 degrees warmer ---
  • so cold the moisture in the corner of your eyes begin to freeze your eyes shut,
  • you breathe in through your nose as you step outside and instantly you can feel the snot freeze within your nose hairs,
  • your teeth hurt, thus causing you to breathe through your nose which is already a problem (see note above)
  • Gloves don't cut it, and some mittens aren't going to help your finger tips from beginning to sting or become numb within a matter of 30 seconds,
  • you face and ears become so numb that after a half hour of being indoors, you finally start to get feeling in your skin ... and possibly some stinging sensation.
So cold... that it made gasing up my vehicle tens times more miserable ... especially when it seemed as if the gas cap was frozen on, the buttons on the pump were broken, and then I proceeded to get gas all over my North Face Gloves. Yes, I was wearing wearing gloves rather than my heavy duty mittens... but I don't think that would have made a difference.

And yes, Mr. at the pump next to me with a smirk on your face, I was jammin' out to Unskinny Bop (by Poison) ... and loud... in my car.

I will admit. I am still on my 80's kick.

Give me a couple more weeks. By then I am sure I will be back to my rap phase...

15 comments:

IronGambit said...

it's 70 degrees right now where I am at :)

miss petite america said...

my god. you're in the frozen tundra. i don't know how you do it. i would burrow under my down comforter in my flannel pjs and not come out until it was at least 50 degrees.

J~Mom said...

HAHAHAHAHA I love it. I love 80s music and always will! :>P

Ivan said...

Sorry. Look please here

Wes said...

The 80's was a good decade :-) Stay warm, chica!!

Danielle said...

You forgot about the if you breath in air direct into your lungs you instantly start coughing because it hurts to badly (have to breath through something) and the frosting up of the car windows in the INSIDE!! The nose one is one a friend and I often lamented about though!!

Jess said...

I remember that cold. But I had the good sense to move away from it :)

Allez said...

Poison SUCKS! As does cold weather.

jahowie said...

I'm laughing my ass off at the Unskinny Bop!! You have to love the 80's music!! It was just fun!!

akshaye said...

Haha!

You stay warm... I am cold just reading your post!

Jess said...

Oh my gosh that is cold...I can't believe it's 100 degrees warmer here and I still think it's frigid!

Mendy said...

That's just crazy cold. Too much for me. I love living the south. We experience all seasons but not too hot or not too cold. Just right!

Stay inside girl!

RunnerGirl said...

Its miserable here too . . . hang in there, Spring is on the way!

Badgergirl said...

I understand the cold. Lately it's either been bone-chilling cold or snowing here. I'm officially sick of winter. And I like winter.

CollegeGirl said...

I'm sort of known for my love of 80s music (even though I'm only 21, lol).

My first concert: I was 10 y.o. and my parents took me to see Poison and Warrant. I've also seen Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Journey, & Def Leppard twice -my fav band.

And when I read your entry, it reminded me of a little story of my own. I was 18 and in HS. I had borrowed my dad's truck for the day and was sitting in the parking lot after school let out. I cranked up his stereo to 'Unskinny Bop', and boy I got some weird glares from the "popular kids," but this boy Chucky (fairly big pothead) came up to the truck and started pounding on the hood "Yaaaaaaaah! Good tunes!"

It was pretty classic.