Wednesday, January 14, 2009

MORE Fun....

It was -42F last night, with a high of -11F today.

I was interviewed by NPR over the phone at work. I went to their website but I didn't see any quotes from me. They wanted to know if people were "moving around out in the cold". How did they think I got to work? DUH! They were amazed that I was feeding a group of ice fishermen who would soon be out on the ice. The Travel Channel will have a film crew here this weekend. Too bad they'll miss the worst of the cold....mwahahaha.

The cold has created some amazing sunrises!

11 Comments:

At 1/14/2009 7:26 PM, Blogger Jeannie said...

You can have your -46 and please don't send it here! I think someone said we'll maybe get -30. So glad I live in Southern Ontario hahahaha

 
At 1/14/2009 7:39 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Jeannie, I think we should hibernate with some hot chocolate and a bottle of peppermint schnapps!

 
At 1/14/2009 9:08 PM, Blogger Sonja said...

"No. People are NOT moving around. They're all frozen out there."
Hehe.

 
At 1/14/2009 10:52 PM, Blogger Cherie said...

I saw a man on the news saying that as long as you keep moving you'll be all right. Does that mean that, as Sonja suggests, you'll freeze if you stop?

I cannot even imagine what your temperatures feel like. Frozen nose hairs and eyelashes, sure, but to breathe it in. Wow.

I say it again - you guys are TOUGH!!

 
At 1/14/2009 11:21 PM, Blogger Wandering Coyote said...

Ice fishermen? Are you kidding me?

 
At 1/15/2009 2:20 AM, Blogger tweetey30 said...

I bet it has. I miss most of them unless I work till six.. Not often does that happen.. Thankfully..

 
At 1/15/2009 1:39 PM, Blogger Laura said...

GOOD LORD. That is WRONG. Just WRONG.

 
At 1/15/2009 6:42 PM, Blogger Squirl said...

Yeah, you guys are tough! We're in single digits with blowing snow, and I think it sucks. Good luck on getting back to a more livable temperature!

 
At 1/15/2009 7:12 PM, Blogger Vancouver Voyeur said...

Pack your bags and head south, anywhere where it's warm! Those temps are just too brutal. You win the pity points so far this year for the horrible temps. Good luck and stay warm.

 
At 1/16/2009 9:05 AM, Blogger zydeco fish said...

Ice fishermen are guys who try to catch ice? I wonder what kind of bait they use. It's very cold here too. I want summer.

 
At 1/16/2009 5:55 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Sonja, I think that's the answer he expected. ;)

Cherie, believe it or not, I don't even wear my hat on my way to work.(I don't want to re-comb my hair when I get there.) You really can't feel the cold that much unless you're out there for 30 minutes or longer.

I never really though about it until you mentioned it, but I think we have all acclimated to taking shallow breaths. If you step outside at -40F and take a deep breath, you'll feel like you're coughing up a lung. But this rarely happens. I guess we've all learned to not breathe deeply. This may be why I have to concentrate on my breathing so much when I'm exercising. Thanks for calling this revelation to my attention! ;)

WC, Nope, it's true. Ice-fishing is actually the warmest outdoor activity around. All the ice shacks have heaters. Most fishermen sit around in their shirt sleeves, playing cards while they wait for a fish to bite.

Tweets, you'll see plenty of sunrises this summer. ;)

Laura, what is really WRONG is they're predicting freezing drizzle next week! C'mon, nobody should have to put up with freezing rain immediately after enduring a week of -40F weather! It's just plain NOT FAIR!!!

Squirl, we're supposed to get above 0 this weekend....with 3-5 inches of SNOW....SHIT! :(

VV, I think we should head north. BC and Alberta both have temps in the 30s and 40s right now. Crazy weather...

ZF, the hardest part is cutting a hole in the ice big enough to launch your boat in. ;)

 

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