The weather here is just crazy at the moment; it's about 24 degrees outside, and with a 25 mile-per-hour wind going we've got a wind chill of something like 10 below. TEN BELOW! That's nuts for this area, just plain unheard of. We don't talk about a wind chill factor here - it's never an issue.
Living out here has turned me into a weather wimp - I'll be the first to admit it. I can clearly recall the years in New Hampshire when we'd have to walk to school even with 3+ feet of snow in the front yard and a wind chill factor below zero every day for months. Sure, we probably complained about the cold, but we bundled up and walked to school. Now, I can't even fathom the idea of a few inches of snow on the ground...
This crazy cold weather is only supposed to last for a couple of days, after which it'll get back to where it's supposed to be in February (40s and 50s). Until then, I plan to be annoyed by the stupid cold.
Tonight, Chris & I are meeting two other left-wing couples to have a drink and then see Al Franken speak - we're all looking forward to that, we just wish he hadn't brought his stupid Minnesota weather with him (see? That's me being annoyed). Then tomorrow Chris & I are going down to my mom's for a couple nights over this holiday weekend. The Internet is very slow at her in-the-middle-of-nowhere house, so I won't be posting again until Monday or so. I hope you all have a great weekend - stay warm, Oregonians. This madness will be over soon.