Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cold is Relative

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:
Hollywood disintegrates.
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


Mormor/Nana & MorFar/Papa said...

Oh, ain't that the truth!! AND your husband thinks he's coming to a "winter wonderland". We are currently experiencing a "heat" wave -- it's gonna be 30 above tomorrow.

Kjersten said...

HA HA HA! This made my day. So funny.

Mommy, Daddy, and Me

Mommy, Daddy, and Me
These photos are from roughly the same age for each of us.