Friday, January 25, 2008

Your Used to Cold When...

You look at the thermostat and see -2 F and say to your spouse, "Hey, I'm going to run outside because it's pretty warm outside."

The wind chill is -35 F and you go running for 1 hr 40 minutes anyway.
15 minutes into your run you realize your water bottle is frozen solid and now has just become a
weight in your hand.

Water bottles freeze solid in your car - in the middle of the day - while the car sits in the sun.
Moisture in your nose freezes on any given inhale.
Your breath freezes and attaches to your eyelashes and eyebrows.
You wear sun glasses in order to keep the wind off your eyes so the fluid on your eyes doesn't freeze your eyes shut.

You automatically layer clothing and don't iron anything because it will be under a sweater.

Your colleagues think you have only one sweater, your Degree Ironman fleece.

65 F feels hot, damn hot.

You plan outdoor mountain bike rides with your training buddies because the weather is going to be 35 F and that is just "too warm" to ride indoors.

After swimming practice, your breath and semi-wet hair cause your car windows to instantly freeze when you get in the car because you raised the humidity too high, too fast.

You can't wait until the temps get "more reasonable" (in the high 30s) so you can wear shorts outside again.

You wear shorts and a t-shirt around the house with the indoor temp at a iron melting 65 F and you're hot.
Your wife/girlfriend goes to a football game in -1 F in a bikini...and she is sober. (Editorial comments...oh, there is so much I can say. Shooting fish in a barrel...too easy.)

You get a soda out of the garage for your wife (you are training for season now and are banned from soda) and it freezes solid instantly when you open the can. Some cans are exploding in the garage - your insulated garage.

While riding your bike in the basement in 65 F, you open a window because 65 is "sweltering" -even with a fan directly on you.

Deer in your neighborhood have taken residence next to your house, under your deck by the clothes dryer exhaust.

You repeat to your co-workers, "There is no bad weather, only bad clothing" and you believe it.

You show up to work in -8 F, not in a winter coat but a leather jacket.


  1. You're much tougher than me... I couldn't take it. Wussed out and moved south. Now, I'm freezing when it drops below 30. Stay warm, have a great weekend.

  2. Not tougher...just used to the cold. You'd be fine with a few winters here.