Sunday, February 17, 2008

Fun Monday - This Makes Me Laugh

Our host this week is Sayre from Sayre Smiles. She has an interesting request, and says this:

Every day as I go to work, I see things around me that make me laugh.
Usually these are in the forms of signs. So take your camera with you as you
go about your business and take a picture of the things that make you laugh
along the way (but it doesn't necessarily HAVE to be a sign).

OK - well it's winter here in the Upper Midwest - temps haven't gotten North of Zero in a long long time. We also get wind here and that wind, combined with the subzero temps creates wind chill. Some communities shut down for cold and snow, but not us! We carry on going to work (ever tried to get a key out of a lock box and unlock a door in subzero weather?), going to school (why do kids dress like that? don't they know its freezing out there?), going to the grocery store (have you ever tried to push a full grocery cart through a snowy parking lot?) pumping gas (ever had your glove freeze to the gas nozzel?)

Anyway, having grown up in Southern California, where my idea of winter was 60 degrees - this kind of weather is extreme! But I've learned not to cry (because your eyelids will freeze shut) and even to laugh when I see things like this when I'm out and about, along with everybody else who lives here! I thought you might like a couple of pictures, so you could laugh along.....





15 comments:

Sauntering Soul said...

I keep saying I want to move from Atlanta, but perhaps I'll rethink that based on weather alone. I had my doors and windows open yesterday while I was cleaning my house. It was in the 60's here.

I'm sorry you can't cry without your eyes freezing shut. That stinks. :-)

Melanie said...

I can not wait for spring! I have a chill just looking at those pictures!

ChrisB said...

I'm laughing at your commentary but I don't think I'd be laughing if I had to cope with those conditions for long!! Southern California would suit me just fine! :)

Jo Beaufoix said...

Blimey, that weather is extreme. We don't seem to get snow like that in the my part of the UK anymore. I wish we did, just for a couple of days so we can at least go sledging and build snowmen. We have all the spring flowers coming into bloom already. It's weird.

Sandy said...

I am glad that makes you laugh! It makes me breathe really slowly and evenly 'cause that's how I calm myself when driving through snow...lol.

Great pictures.

Jettie said...

Love the pics...Here this am it was -32 below!! i almost hit a deer becuse someone dropped it right infront of me the only reason I didn't hit it is becuse it was glare ice and I was going only 35 miles an hour...so when i hit the brakes I slid sideways!!!
And thatn i got my work out pushing the cart threw the snow at the grocery store!!

nikki said...

Looks like home to me. I'm really getting tired of all this snow, even though it's really pretty.

Mariposa said...

I can't survive there...omg! Sending you warm thoughts!

Alison said...

I think I will keep my "cold" California winter....thanks anyway!!!

janet said...

i am perfectly happy to live where it is warm ... and only visit the cold once or twice a winter!

ellen b said...

Oh I feel your pain. If it makes you happy it's not sunny in California where I am right now...

The Rotten Correspondent said...

I'm so done with winter. I'm also a transplanted Southern Californian and I'm still not sure what I think about midwest slush, sludge and sleet.

I like snow well enough. It's all the other stuff.

lisa marie said...

I swear you live near me. :) The piles are so high along my driveway that it's hard to see over them to see if it's safe to enter the road and one portion is over my head and I'm 5'3"! I love winter. :)

Patience-please said...

I've been whining and whining about our cold winter this year in western Kentucky. I'll stop now.

Patience

Irish Coffeehouse said...

Yay! Our home looks like your pics today! We have snow! We have snow!

Thanks for sharing!