Weather shenanigans

posted by Jeff | Monday, January 6, 2014, 11:00 PM | comments: 0

The worst thing about Facebook right now is all of the people posting photos of their car thermometers or phone screen shots. Because no one knows it's really fucking cold right now in most of the country?

The strangeness of the "polar vortex" reminds me of that movie The Day After Tomorrow, which was mostly crap, except for Emmy Rossum. Some kind of rapid climate change more or less wipes out the east coast and spawns tornadoes in LA, and an extreme and fast freeze the likes of which the world has never known instantly freezes people not in a zip code starting with "32." This isn't quite that bad, but that we're seeing a 40-degree drop even here in Orlando in 12 hours is pretty weird.

But you know, it's going to be nearly 80 by Friday, so whatever. While weather wasn't the primary motivation for moving out of the Midwest, you better believe it was a contributing factor. All of those vague feelings of depression and strong desires to hibernate are not an issue for me this winter. (It was a slight issue in Seattle, but manageable because you still see the sun periodically and move about outside year-round, unlike Cleveland.)

I don't miss regular winter.


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