Friday, January 21, 2011

Yearly Post about Freezing My Giblets

I'm sure you saw this post coming down I-35.  Every year I have to complain, at least once, about this crazy-ass Minnesota winter weather.  Booger-freezing weather.  Make you swear like a sailor weather.  Tears squeezing out of your frozen eyeballs weather.

My Lord why do humans live here?  This morning it was -26 degrees.  That's 26 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.  The real live temp, without windchill factored in.  The local news channel was hammering nails with frozen bananas on their morning show.

But strangely I can still take this better than 95 degrees and 100% humidity, so maybe I'm in the right place.  And Minnesotans certainly have a sense of humor and acceptance of the frigid landscape.  The U.S. Pond Hockey tournaments are tomorrow in Minneapolis, where over 1,600 players will play outside, and like it!  Later will come the St. Paul Winter Carnival complete with ice castle, ice sculpture, and a great custom wine from a winery just 20 miles from me.  I sampled some last week and was immediately in love, but at $45 a tall beautiful slim cobalt blue bottle, I'll have to love it from afar.

Tomorrow, locals in my town will gather to sing away winter.  From members of the Northfield Historical Society will be serving ice cream and hot beverages at the first Winter Scream.  The NHS Exec. Dir has declared "enough is enough - we're going to throw off the tyranny of winter and celebrate with an ice cream social".  A communal sing designed to force the weather gods to release Northfield from winter's grip will be held at noon.

Minnesotans - you gotta love 'em.  You betcha!


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

We're having a heat wave here in TN. It's 18 F as I type this comment, which is much better than 5 F.

kirby said...

I love how people in cold climates throw parties and tell the cold to go to hell.

Kim Hambric said...

Oh, I really need to stop bitching about the weather here in central PA. Woe is me, that tomorrow night it will be 1 degree. I wish I had your fortitude. You should mail me some -- it sure won't spoil.

This cold weather wears me down. I feel like I've been thoroughly sanded. And afterward, hammered with a bunch of frozen bananas.

I long to sweat again.

Mauigirl said...

Arggh. Minus 26 degrees? And here I was complaining this morning that it was 14 outside and on top of that our furnace didn't have enough water and didn't come on this morning so it was only 51 in the house. Sounds balmy in comparison to Minnesota!

SkylersDad said...

We are the opposite around here. This is one of the warmest winters we have had in Colorado.

kirelimel said...

Belle Plaine is pretty close to you- could you include us in your dance and scream? I'd appreciate it.

Mommy Lisa said...

We went to Albert Lea this weekend. I sent a frozen wave from the interstate! :)

I agree - the hot and humid is WAY worse.

Churlita said...

I grew up in Arizona, so I like the heat better than the cold. Although, cross country skiing is making me appreciate Winter a little better..Just not the sub-zero temps.