Tuesday, January 28, 2014


My uncle used to say, "There's no such thing as cold weather, only warmer coats."

With that said, I had on two shirts and two hooded jackets underneath my winter coat. Two scarves, a hat, and earmuffs. Sweats over my dress pants. Two pairs of socks and plastic bags over my feet should my shoes get wet from the unshoveled snow.

Even then I was still feeling the chill.

For those of you with an overly-dressed nerd fetish.

At the start of the month, the midwest was hit with below-zero temps. They came again yesterday. Yesterday Chicago had a high of 5 degrees and a low of -15 (not counting the wind-chill factor). 

Not fun when it takes me about 20 minutes to walk to work. It was downright scary at times.

But I'm a Chicagoan and was ready for it. It reminded me of the extreme 100 degree heat this past summer where you felt like you were being baked and steamed with every step.

It's just gone from one hell to another.

And yet there's something thrilling being out in this weather.

Most of the streets are deserted and there's an inhospitable beauty about it.

With that said, Seattle was in the fall-like 40's these past two days, with rain today. PERFECT for me.  *sigh*

I'm dreading the coming spring and summer in Chicago though and would gladly keep this dangerous freeze over what's to come.



Jaimie SKS said...

Hope you don't mind, but I shared this blog post on my blog's Facebook page!

Anstice Brown said...

It's at times like this that I'm grateful for England's consistently mild weather. It may be constantly grey and drizzly but I'm glad we don't really have extremes of temperature here, I couldn't take it!

naturgesetz said...

Well, I guess it's a matter of what we're used to. Our cold isn't as bad as yours, and I manage to cope with it, but I'd really rather have it at 90° than under 40°.

I use long underwear, and it's adequate for what we get.

Michelle said...

I see the color peeking through from that beautiful scarf that was made for you. So pretty! I feel your pain from the cold. I'm south of you, but not so much that it makes a difference in temperature. Be careful out there!

jason said...

Yikes! I can only imagine what it's like in that cold.
It was just to freezing down here, and the whole city shut down for two days.
We're wimps. :)

Dean Grey said...


I don't mind at all. That's very kind of you!


Tizzy Potts!

I'd LOVE to visit England one day! Rainy, gray weather is my most absolute favorite!!



I need to get some long underwear ASAP!



Yes, I've been wearing my rainbow scarf most of this month.

It adds a splash of color during the wintertime!



It was in the low 30's here in Chicago today. It actually felt kind of warm compared with earlier in the week!


I appreciate all of you chiming in here!


Randuwa said...

Oh great!--now on top of everything else...I have a FETISH?! Cheers, my friend!

Dean Grey said...