Saturday, January 19, 2008


So we woke up this morning, and it was about -10° today. I was going to go to Target, but I thought better of it once I felt the chills coming in from the windows.

We were all hanging out in our family room when Steve made a comment about the cold. It went something like this: "This is the kind of cold that freezes your boogers while your outside, waiting for the bus. I should know. I grew up with this."

The tone in his voice was clear. He didn't have to say anything. I could tell he was thinking, You Oklahoma girls don't know anything about the cold.

Come on! I know I didn't grow up here, but doesn't 7 years count for anything? This is the girl who went to school at the University right by Lake Michigan. I used to drive and park at the marina and then jump on the "Park and Ride" bus to get to school. I was out there in single digit and below zero weather, my teeth chattering as I waited for the bus. I'll never forget the time where we were all waiting for the bus while the brisk lake winds whipped across our raw faces. We saw the bus coming around the bend and all breathed a sigh of relief. Then, the bus swiftly passed us by because it was full. Pft! Like I don't know frozen boogers.

1 comment:

Amber said...

Just as it would not take anyone more than a day in summerized Houston to realize it was humid, it does not take a lifer to know that ANYTHING below zero is COLD!!!