A friend sent me this e-mail about cold since we will be leaving our tropical paradise for a frozen tundra location soon. This morning as I sat under blankets with Danya I thought I would add yet another level to the relative cold scale.
70 above zero
Hawaiians snuggle underblankets and wear parkas outside
Minnesotans go swimming!
65 above zero:
Floridians turn on the heat.
People in Minnesota plant gardens.
60 above zero:
Californians shiver uncontrollably.
People in Minnesota sunbathe.
50 above zero:
Italian & English cars won't start.
People in Minnesota drive with the windows down.
40 above zero:
Georgians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats.
People in Minnesota throw on a flannel shirt.
35 above zero:
New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
People in Minnesota have the last cookout before it gets cold.
20 above Zero:
People in Miami all die.
Minnesotans close the windows.
Californians fly away to Mexico .
People in Minnesota get out their winter coats.
10 below zero:
The Girl Scouts in Minnesota are selling cookies door to door.
20 below zero:
Washington DC runs out of hot air.
People in Minnesota let the dogs sleep indoors.
30 below zero:
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Minnesota get upset because they can't start the Snow-mobile.
40 below zero:
ALL atomic motion stops.
People in Minnesota start saying....'Cold enough fer ya?'
50 below zero:
Hell freezes over.
Minnesota public schools will open 2 hours late