Friday, January 17, 2014

Vortex Schmortex

As I write this, it's freezing outside. No, that's not quite right. We always saying “freezing” when in fact it’s much worse. It’s colder than freezing.



It’s colder than your freezer.



It makes you freeze. Literally.

I remember once hearing about a place called Siberia when I was a little girl. It seemed like the worst place on earth. So cold that you couldn't even go outside and play. As I write this, the wind is whistling like the sounds you hear in those movies where someone enters a cold, deserted town.


Except this town isn’t deserted. We’re trying to live here.





My friend from Florida called me yesterday and tried to sympathize, but it was going to be in the 50s by her. She started to tell me this polar vortex thingy is “all relative” but when I reminded her that she could go outside without dying, she had to agree.


It’s too cold in these parts!

12 comments:

  1. I'm not much on Florida, but I do like going outside without dying. Maybe you could think Olympic Tennis Match. I thought the photo of the ice hanging sideways off the tree was pretty interesting.

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  2. LOL - Yeah, going outside without dying is a bonus.

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  3. I loved the Vortex! Bring me more vortex, please! I'm a snow girl. I can't get enough. But I admit welcoming each season whole-heartedly. I don't know that I could ever live where it never snowed!

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    1. Snow is one thing. Cold that makes all your water pipes freeze up? Not so much...

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    2. True, I wouldn't like that, either. Thankfully mine didn't.

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  4. I'm glad that the cold temperatures have lifted here. But it just keeps snowing. For the middle of January, this is the most snow we've had on the ground since I was a kid. And we have two and a half more months of this!

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    1. Maybe an early Spring? We can only hope. Where's that groundhog? Get him out here now! We want to have a talk with him.

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  5. Did you see the weather guy last week having a cow about all the new cool terms people are coming up with to describe the weather? Vortexes have been around forever but they're hauling the term out now to be exciting. Funny. Will miss you, friend!

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  6. Vortex--sounds like something that will suck you down and around and around and spit you out in never-never land. I like your perspective, Cherie--we could all die out there! (but it's nice and cozy inside) :)

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    1. ha! Yes, it does sound like that. It's a good time to be a writer (and sitting inside) that's for sure.

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  7. Terrific title and post. I love your "we're trying to live here" photos. They add the perfect touch, Cherie!

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