Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Brrr

It's stinking cold here these days. Right now, Environment Canada is saying that the current Saskatoon temperature is -19 degrees Celsius (that's -2 degrees Fahrenheit for you Americans), with a windchill of -29 degrees Celsius (or -19 F for all y'all).

I never hear this on the radio anymore, but I used to love it when they would quote how long it would take for you to start to freeze at the current temperature: "...exposed flesh will freeze in [5] minutes..." Don't you love the Prairie outlook on life.

I suppose that the most amazing thing, upon which I should be commenting, is the fact that there are actually a lot of people in the Library on a Wednesday night when it is -20 degrees! I guess we're all acclimatizing, and it's business as usual. Personally, I would be at home with my warm felt slippers on, if I had my druthers, instead of squeaking through the hard-packed snow to the Library. But I have books to read at home, so I suppose I can say that.

1 Comments:

Blogger Alicia said...

it's amazing how well people can adapt to the cold. we don't normally fall into the negatives here (Fahrenheit), but we come pretty close. last week, i think it was 6 degrees Fahrenheit, windy, freezing rain, the norm for winters in new england. people visiting the area think we are mad for choosing to live in such a climate. and as much as i don't really care for the cold, i've learned to live with it and go on with my daily life.

the snow scares the living hell out of them. i watched a bunch of out-of-towners trying to drive through the snow the day after Christmas. they wouldn't go above 20mph, and there was only 1/2 an inch of powder on the ground. drives me batty.

of course, i talk to cousins who live in Maine and others who live in Ontario (Sault Ste. Marie), and i think they are bonkers for staying where they are. my cousins from Maine were out of power for almost a month after a blizzard a couple of years ago. i couldn't deal with that. and driving through 8 inches of snow is NORMAL for my Canadian cousins, which blows my mind.

i guess, in the end, to each his own.

if i had a choice, i'd be living in hawaii.

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