Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

The temperature this morning is zero. We have no temperature. This is Wisconsin. At least once each winter, we’re not allowed. I hear that, farther north, they take away temperature as soon as the snow flies and don’t give it back until July or so. Here in the land of cheddar we’re a bit luckier than that, but only by a tiny margin. Today, we will not go outside except to walk from our homes to our cars, then from our cars to the places where we work. We will have to cover every square inch of skin with fleece and wear big, poofy, down-filled jackets that make us all look like ambulatory hand grenades. We will have to take very shallow breaths when we step out of our cars or suffer the surprising pain of frozen nostril hairs, as bad as an ice cream headache. And we will all greet each other with the phrase, “MAN! It’s COLD out there today, isn’t it?” or some variation thereof.

Happy Zero Day.

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  1. 1 Auntie Susan said at 6:52 pm on January 18th, 2012:

    Ahhhh grasshopper…but you forget….the land of cheddar is filled with amazing beer and wine to ease the pain and dull the memory of no temperature!

  2. 2 The Seanster said at 10:49 pm on January 18th, 2012:

    Tell me when you guys hit Absolute Zero on the Kelvin scale. Then we’ll be talkin’.

    Also: 2000x like what Aunt Susan says.

  3. 3 Dave said at 6:02 am on January 19th, 2012:

    Absolute zero achieved. Pass the wine.