Friday, January 16, 2009

Cold Weather Comments

Eeek! It’s midwinter. It’s cold. This is our second day of sub-zero temperatures and lower wind chills, with double digit below zero nighttime temperatures. People are complaining. Wind chill advisories have closed area schools. News sources are reporting the things that happen when cold weather happens.

Remember, winter and cold weather come every year. It’s colder and snowier this January than usual. Some bloggers have reported in the news media that this somehow puts a new twist on global warming. Maybe climate change has some climate extremes that people don’t want to think about.

My advice is to get over it. Or, try these time honored ways to cope:
1. Don’t go to work. Stay under the covers all day. Maybe it will all go away. It worked for Rip Van Winkle who slept for twenty years and didn’t freeze to death.
2. Go to work and complain all day. Then your co-workers will be miserable, too.
3. Call Dr. Phil and get on his show. He will straighten out all the weather problems, especially the ones that are in your head.
4. Go to Fairbanks, AK, where it was reported to be -45 today. That will make it seem warmer here.
5. Go skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, ice skating, or another outdoor activity. When it’s this cold, you will end up in the hospital with frostbite or hypothermia. Is it really worth it?
6. Be glad you weren’t in the airplane that landed in the Hudson River yesterday, where it was only 20 degrees. They have it worse than you do.

When you thaw out, tell people you love them and enjoy our winter. It’s supposed to be above zero tomorrow.

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