Sunday, January 13, 2013

Porcelain in my bones

Remember how last winter was super-mild? I think this winter is taking revenge on the fact that it didn't get to happen last year. When I woke up this morning for church, it was -15 degrees.

Did you hear me?


That's instant-nose-hair-freezing, can't-start-your-car-at-all, makes-you-look-up-flights-to-Bermuda cold. And okay, okay, I know there are other places in the world--the United States even--that are colder. But the thing is that cold isn't really relative to me. Like, I'm not thinking, "Gee, this is chilly, but I was colder that one time in Nebraska." No. I'm just cold. Right here, and right now. So if you'll excuse me, I need to get another quilt from my closet. And call the grocery store to order food for the winter, because there's no way in hell I'm leaving this house.*

Also, I got this screenshot from, and I like how they're trying to join in on the social media world, with the little "Love!" and "Ugh!" buttons. Maybe if I press "Ugh!" enough times, they'll change the weather for me.

* Except for teaching tomorrow. And rehearsal. 


  1. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people say, "Cold?? You think THIS is cold????" We got a it a couple of times when we were in Idaho for winter break three years ago. It was -20 the night we got in, and a few people in my mom's ward scoffed at us. Give me a break. Just because it technically can get coldER doesn't mean that -20 isn't cold!!!!!!!! I have a blog post in draft outlining this exact thing, but then Jon's aunt went and posted a "You think this is cold???" comment on Facebook and now I have to wait at least three months to post it.

    My mom had a 7am meeting today in Rexy and she said it was -25 when she left St Anthony.