January 4, 2009 at 2:16 AM
I'm so sorry, I left without even saying goodbye. Now it's already time to say hello again. That rather long blank space in my blog was my trip to Oklahoma and Pennsylvania for the holidays. My dad called me this morning to see how my trip back to Soldotna went. Everything go okay?
"It went just fine. It's kinda cold, though."
"What's the temperature?"
"Well, right now it's 31 below."
(Small space while my dad calculates)
"You are exactly 100 degrees colder than we are right now!"
Well, isn't that nice? It's all quite a novelty until you start the car and it bleeds into the snow.
I'm going to crawl into the fridge now, see if that's any warmer.
Welcome back :)
Oh my 30 below, I can't say I've ever experienced that. Hope your trip was nice! Are you originally from Oklahoma?
Lived there for 23 years. You can still catch me with my drawl every once in a while, though my old friends say I sound like Sarah Palin now.
Grammar 's still OK, though.
LOL! its been 30 below where I live for about three weeks now. think happy warm thoughts!!! spring is coming......right??? (she hopes)
No it hasn't, at least not in Canmore, Alberta. It's currently -6 degrees celsius there.
My warm thoughts mostly consist of soup and hot beverages. Wool socks. Under Armor beneath Capilene, beneath Polar Fleece, beneath Cloudveil. Black Diamond mittons. Alpaca hat.
Gotta go start the car.
Dont do it, Emily!!
Overstuffed mattress, three triple-down comforters, hot chocolate and a Sponge-Bob marathon! :-)
Stay warm. Reminds me of some of my father's thoughts on getting up in the morning in a tent in the Soviet Union during the winter of 1944-45.
Was -10 here, Good to have you back! I send you warm thoughts! :^)
Bart, I accidentally deleted your comment when I tried to respond to it. Sorry!
When you warm up in the fridge, do you take the toaster oven with you and breathe through a straw so the warm air doesn't seep out the door???
We're a balmy 20ºF in Chi-town.
Drew & Vicky
I'm forthwith sharing our 98 F and about 80% humidity. Even now, at 10:00 pm, it is still 75 % humidity and about 75 F. Its just too exhausting to practise, and violins hate weather (any weather, whatever is ambient - they hate it).
My son spent the day volunteering at the Reptile Park www.reptilepark.com.au/ feeding iguanas and various other lizards who like it hot and steamy. He had crashed out by 8 pm after drinking a 1 litre slushy because of the dehydration.
But gee, -30 is quite a story. Unimaginable for those of us sweltering.
It is pushing 70 today in AL. The furnace hasn't kicked on in over a week, you betcha.
I missed reading you!
31 below. Dang...
Never mind, Emily. I just converted your -31 F to -35 C -- only then did I realize how cold that really is! Fahrenheit temperatures don't speak to us Europeans anymore. Stay warm, somehow.
For comparison: we had -15 C (+ 5 F) and thought that was mighty cold :) .
This entry has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.
Violinist.com is made possible by...
Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases
Johnson String Instrument/Carriage House Violins
Discover the best of Violinist.com in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews.
Violinist.com Interviews Volume 1, with introduction by Hilary Hahn
Violinist.com Interviews Volume 2, with introduction by Rachel Barton Pine