And I Say Again....Brrr
The above photo is a screen-shot of my computer just before I left for work this morning...the thermometer app is displaying that it is 1 degree Fahrenheit (-17C). Yikes. I realize that much of the country, and even the world, has been experiencing a colder-than-normal winter (opposed to last year's hotter-than-normal summer) but that is damned cold, even by Buffalo standards (but then again, what is normal). It wasn't a bad ride to work this morning, nor was I terribly cold...other than my fingers which became cold almost instantly through my weak gloves (and thankfully I have only a short distance to go). It was not snowing, the sun was out, and there was no noticeable wind. I was bundled up pretty good and had a scarf over my mouth because it hurt a little to inhale the frigid temp. And this evening on my way home from the health club it was/is a beautiful winter's night. It was a balmy 17F (-8C), and again clear skies and no wind. The moon is high but not full and it looked beautiful. And as I slowly pedaled and coasted home (actually sweating a bit being fresh from the steam room and slightly overdressed) I thought how there was nowhere else I wanted to be right then but on the seat of my bike on such a beautiful winter's eve.
John: "I see your one degree and raise you O degrees" That made me laugh out loud. As I mentioned, these are cold temperatures even by Buffalo standards. Interestingly, even though we have this reputation of being the "snow capital" of the state, if not the country, we actually receive far less snow than most other parts of the state...where you are there may be more (I think Syracuse is the snowiest). Google it and you'll see. Anyhow, stay warm; thanks for making me laugh.