Wednesday, October 25, 2006

And you thought you knew "cold"

In honour of finally giving in and wearing my winter coat for the first time, I thought I'd try to put it into perspective by reminding myself what "cold" really looks like! This is a picture of Niagara Falls completely frozen in 1911. Can you imagine how cold it had to be?! Makes me shiver just looking at it!


At 11:01 AM, October 25, 2006, Blogger BETTY said...

I put mine on today too and it's very chilly out but I guess it could be worse! Plus I have heated seats in the car it makes it all ok!!

At 11:23 AM, October 25, 2006, Blogger Gunfighter said...

Yesterday, I didn't wear shorts when I picked up my little one from school.

At 12:52 PM, October 25, 2006, Blogger CrackerLilo said...

I remember my first full winter here. That was a new kind of cold for me, as a Floridian. And who did I have to whine to? A natural-born stoic *and* a Siberian!!! *sigh*

I'll have to bookmark this for my whiny days this year.

Did anyone try to ride *that* in a barrel? :-D

At 12:55 PM, October 25, 2006, Blogger SassyFemme said...

Stupid me left my coat in the car this morning. I figured I'd just be running from the parking lot into school, not very far at all. What did we have this morning? A freakin' fire drill, thank you very much. I stood outside w/my coffee freezing!

At 1:01 PM, October 25, 2006, Blogger the only daughter said...

I pulled out my winter coat yesterday. I have ear covers in a pocket. The gloves appeared 3 days ago. The extra sweater, well, I'm hardly ever without an extra sweater. I've not yet donned a winter hat though.

I am much more tolerant of cold weather than I used to be. Really, I am.

At 1:28 PM, October 25, 2006, Blogger Unbalanced said...

Yikes! That does not look the least bit warm. No thank you!!!

At 2:11 PM, October 25, 2006, Blogger ~Deb said...

What about Alaska or Antartica when it turns 70 below? Can you just imagine???

At 2:39 PM, October 25, 2006, Blogger Zanne said...

Betty, oooo heated seats!! Now that's what I'm talkin' about!

GF, BRAT! ;)

CrackeLilo, you come whine anytime you want to...I may be part Canadian, but believe me when I say that I feel your pain!

Sassy Sassy Sassy...
so Miss Teacher, what have we learned from this experience? (Hint: it's not to find out about the fire drills in advance!)

Only D, yeah yeah keep telling yourself that! ;)
PS that's one of the things that scares me about moving to Chicago--the weather!

UnB, spoken like a true Texan! :)

Deb, and we wonder why drinking and sex are the given pasttimes in subzero weather! :D

At 7:49 AM, October 26, 2006, Blogger The Mad Hatter said...

You guys,
We had hardly any summer here, winter just closed her eyes for a while then came back to us with a vengence about 6 weeks ago :-(

Its raining and freezing cold. I've been wearing warm clothes and long heavy coat for ages, come to london then you'll know what cold weather is ;-)

Kisses chick XxXxXxXxXxXxX

At 3:03 PM, October 26, 2006, Blogger Trop said...

My last semester of college, I took winter camping to complete my PE requirement. We went in early March. Our camp guide advised me to keep my water bottle in my sleeping bag over night so it wouldn't freeze. I followed orders, but my water froze anyway. I've never been more cold in all my life.

The coldest day I've every exprienced was an awful Januray day in Milwaukee... I think the raw temp was -23 F, and the wind chill was estimated at -80 F. It hurt to breath.

At 4:44 PM, October 26, 2006, Blogger Sapphire said...

As ever, we can't decide which season we want to pretend it is down here in Lousyana. *sigh* At least they know what season it is in England!


At 1:01 PM, October 27, 2006, Blogger afuntanilla said...

holy cow! it's not quite cold yet down here in Georgia...(said with a southern twang that i don't really have)

At 5:50 PM, October 27, 2006, Blogger Little Blue Petal said...

It's not too cold during the day here. I usually get away with wearing a wooly jumper or a gilet.
Night time is a different story though! We have that bone-biting damp to contend with! Also we have no central heating in our house, so I have taken to wearing a puffa-jacket in bed! How sexy is that image?! :)

Great Niagara pic!


At 6:37 PM, October 27, 2006, Anonymous Shirlie said...

Did Ian send this to you?
early for a Winter coat isn't it? Where are all those wrm coats you own -- has it been that cold? I am still in a jacket--- we hearty Canadians eh!

At 7:26 PM, October 27, 2006, Blogger Zanne said...

Maddie, yay more cold weather! ;) Maybe a pint or 2 will warm me up!

Trop, OK this is me shutting up now about the cold weather! :D

Sapphire, you'll be there soon enough, let's just hope it's before experiencing any more hurricanes. :(

Afuntanilla, cute accent! ;)

LBP, BRRRRRRRR baby! No central heating?!!!!!!! When it's that cold who cares about sexy? :D

Shirl, yep I stole it. I still have most of the coats but felt the need to kvetch anyway :P
I'm working on reclaiming that hearty Canadian heritage!! :D
Miss you!! Hugs!

At 10:58 AM, October 30, 2006, Blogger KMae said...

I am so BUMMED about the cold & rain.
What I really hate is having to wear a fucking HAT. eesh.

At 10:43 PM, November 04, 2006, Blogger Maggie said...

That's definitely nipply cold.


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