Friday, January 21, 2011

Coldest Day of the Year

My alarm goes off.  I notice that it's cold.  I mean, REALLY cold in my bedroom.  This isn't that much of a shock because it's the coldest room in my apartment.  I contemplate wrapping myself in my blankets like a cocoon and walking out in my living room.

I throw on my bunny slippers and brave the hallway.  Not shockingly, it is a normal temperature.
Not gonna lie - they still make me smile
I check Weatherbug to find out that we're under a Wind Chill Advisory.

How.  Fabulous.

For those who don't know what this means (and, seriously, I'm pretty sure most of you do because you're my friends and family) basically it means that even though it says it's a balmy 0 degrees outside it FEELS like it's 
-25.  Or, basically, like Mr. Freeze walked up and gave you a wicked right hook to the face.

But, I digress.  So I get myself together.  Throw lunch in a bag.  Say goodbye to Norma Jeane (my chinchilla) and open the door.

I'm greeted by a punch of frigid air to the nostrils.  Everything freezes immediately and I utter a string of words that would make a sailor blush.  I walk to my car muttering the whole way about the winter and how much I hate it.  I get into the car put the keys in the ignition and...................nothing.


A whole lot of nothing.

My car is dead. 

No turnover.  Nothing.  


Is it summer yet?


  1. That's why I like living in Cali, the ONLY reason why I love to live in Cali. Don't get me wrong, it gets cold out here, just not that cold. About four years ago, I thought that Cali got cold in the winter. I mean where I live it sometimes drops to the twenties, but I got me a rude awakening when I went to Illinois for basic training in December that year. I swore to myself that I will never live somewhere that cold again. Well, what I'm trying to say is, I feel your pain. Have a good one!

  2. BUT - It's running today! And it's a balmy 6 degrees. If we used the celsius scale it would be a -14.4 . Don't you feel warmer already?!