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January 23, 2008

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Kimmie

It's -1 (-21 with the windchill) here in Indiana. I soooo hate it. Of course, it could be 45 and it would still be too cold for me. I'm a hot weather and A/C kind of girl.

Rhi

OH MY GOSH, is it cold here. I wore EARMUFFS to work yesterday. I felt like a nerd, but damn I was warm. I want to bring my car seat into the office so I can have a warm butt while I work.

Jen

It is freezing here too. I feel your pain. We've had snow just sitting around for days. Not enough snow that it ought to be sitting around, either.

kalisah

when my sister used to live in Minnesota, she put food outside on the porch instead of in the freezer.

Susan

It's -6 degrees here in Illinois today- just had to weigh in with that!

grammice

Last week I put all leftover stew & casserole on back porch it was 28!!! I loved it when g-kids would put on own pull-ups. Mostly cause they would tell me "g-mom I dots a weedgy", then pull it out of their little butts! Funniest thing!

 rachel

As someone who once moved from relatively warm winters (Kentucky) to evil sonuvabitch cold winters (Chicago), here's some practical advice, stuff I had never learned:

1) Always wear a scarf, and wear it wrapped around your neck inside your coat. You put it on first, and you wrap it all the way around. It is not just a decorative item for the outside of your coat -- it exists to keep you warm. If your neck is cold, you are cold. If your neck is warm, you can put up with other cold body parts much more easily.

2) A thigh-length, or longer, coat will help keep your legs warmer.

3) Mittens keep your hands warmer than gloves, IMO, but they limit your dexterity. There's no rule against wearing both, and then you don't freeze when you have to take the mittens off.

Of course, living now in Vancouver, BC, I have to chuckle a bit. These winters are nothing like cold. But it really is all relative, for certain.

Joceline

I love the picture of the potatoes on the patio! When I was in college in Northern Arizona (so not the hot desert that most people imagine), we would run out of room in the tiny dorm-sized fridge, and so all winter long, you could see gallons of milk, ice cream, frozen food, etc. sitting out on the outdoor walkways outside the dorms. It was an effective use of space!

megan

If it makes you feel any better I was back in our old 'hood for the last week and it rained the entire time and the traffic. Oh how I do not miss it, in fact I told my mom on our 6.5 hour drive back from Tahoe living in Bend is one billion times better than living in the Bay Area!

Jen-Again

Well, it is a rainy 44 degrees in San Mateo right now. Since you are from this area, you know that none of us have coats to warm us up- my whole wardrobe is clothes for layering. So, not much warmer here in the bay area- the hills all have snow on them that is sticking around.

Carrie

I live about 2 hours north of you or so and I agree, IT HAS BEEN COLD! The ground is even freezing, like under ground...you can pick up chunks of frozen dirt. For those who aren't from the Pacific Northwest, it doesn't get THIS cold that often...at least not that I can remember and I have lived here all of my 36 years of life. If it did, it didn't last this long. Maybe it just seems colder to me as I have to go to the school bus stop 5 times a day, who knows. I hear that we are going to get snow this weekend. YAY!:)

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