Monday, January 21, 2013

Bitter... and Cold

According to the weather guy on TV this morning on one of our local stations, the current weather is a "bitter cold."

In response, the traffic guy asked what was next: Would it be angry cold? Hostile cold?

When I posed that to some other people, today, the response I got most often was a suggestion that our weather is, currently, a "passive-aggressive" cold.

And I think that's probably right.

It's the kind of cold that doesn't want to be bothered with you, yet doesn't want to leave you alone, either. It doesn't want to actively annoy you, but it causes no end of annoyance, even so.

Christopher commented a couple of weeks ago that there's always a major cold snap before his birthday, but they hadn't, yet, predicted how cold the start of this week would be. No one had said that it would be the coldest weather we've seen in 4 years - or that we'd be spending between 36 and 48 hours below zero between last night and tomorrow.

Of course, by the time we're done with this, we'll all be feeling that satisfaction of having survived that I mentioned over the weekend. (Click here, if you missed that.) But, I have to admit that right now I'm really ready for it to be done.

What was that countdown to spring, again?

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