Monday, January 14, 2013

The Atlantic Cold Front

Tonight I happened to follow two guys and a girl out of the gym and one of the guys commented on how cold it was and the girl said, "What, are we living in the Atlantic?" And the guys said, "Did you mean the Arctic?" and the tone of his voice made me believe that she said these sorts of things all the time.  Cute.

On that cold note:  okay, so I know that nearly everyone else lives in really cold places. You're all buried under miles of snow and it's -117 degrees and we here in beautiful Southern California don't even know what suffering is.  But you have to understand, we're not used to this!  Sure, a high of 50 can seem down right balmy to you but to us it's the end of the world.  And when it gets down in the 30s at night, as it has for many, many days now, we sort of lose our minds.  Our blood is so thin!  Our skin is so delicate!  They only sell coats here for fashion, not for warmth!  There was ICE on the church sidewalks this morning after seminary!  Ice!!! Kids were sliding all over the place.  We don't know what to do with ice.  People only wear Vans and Chucks here.  Those aren't shoes meant for ice! And don't even think about leaving a comment about how cold your weather is right now.  You chose to live outside of paradise.  Those of us who live here are used to a certain standard of warmth that has not been met in many days.  Let's show a little compassion for my frostbitten fingers.

Did I really just write my second post in a row about the weather.  Ugh - please, everyone stop reading this blog.


Rach said...

I've been tracking the weather in Anaheim, and I was alarmed to see the temperature post at 35 this morning. Not just for you, but for me. The whole point of going to California in January is to not have to scrape frost off your car and freeze your buns off. I will pray for this cold snap to end. Hopefully by Monday.

Andrea said...

I know what you mean! It's like when back east they have a week of 100+ temps during the summer and they act like its the end of the world. They don't know hot.

It's been cold here too. Four nights straight that we've had to cover our cacti so they don't freeze.

Angela said...

I think I know who that girl was.


Anonymous said...

I laughed out loud at the sentence "We don't know what to do with ice" and couldn't really explain why.