Monday, February 9, 2009

Cold enough fer ya?

A friend of mine sent this to me at work. Now, while I know the temps are colder in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine... and many other states, I still feel like I get to joke about it as well because MA is so close to their borders (if not touching them!) And, this winter has not been fun --- temperature wise. (It still bewilders me why anyone would consider living north of NH during the winter. What are the Canadians thinking?!!)

Anyway, I thought it was funny and had to post it. I think it's true... except for the last stanza. Fortunately, we've had two hour delays more often than for 50 degrees below! Can I just add that this weekend it hit 45 degrees and I walked to church because it felt like SPRING!!! :)

Cold is relative
65 above zero:
Floridians turn on the heat.
People in Massachusetts plant gardens.

60 above zero
Californians shiver uncontrollably.
People in Massachusetts sunbathe.

50 above zero:
Italian & English cars won't start.
People in Massachusetts drive with the windows down.

40 above zero:
Georgians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats.
People in Massachusetts throw on a flannel shirt.

35 above zero:
New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
People in Massachusettshave the last cookout before it gets cold.

20 above Zero
People in Miami all die.
Massachusetts close the windows.

Californians fly away to Mexico.
People in Massachusetts get out their winter coats.

10 below zero:
Hollywood disintegrates.
The Girl Scouts in Massachusetts are selling cookies door to door..

20 below zero:
Washington DC runs out of hot air.
People in Massachusetts let the dogs sleep indoors.

30 below zero:
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
People in Massachusetts get upset because they can't start the snowmobile.

40 below zero:
ALL atomic motion stops
People in Massachusetts start saying...'Cold enough fer ya?'

50 below zero:
Hell freezes over.
Massachusetts public schools will open 2 hours late.


Maylene said...

It definitely is all relative. It is in the 60's today and I'm not leaving the house unless I have to...and not without warm clothes :) I hate when it gets this cold. My heat has been on constantly all day trying to warm us up!

Sarah said...

Though I'd really love to see the East Coast sometime, the seasons, etc....I LOVE living in California. And yes, we are spoiled. We turn on the heat when it's 60 degrees. I don't care if I never see snow again...I hate being cold. But it is look at.

HaH said...

Ha Ha is SO true. Here in DC, during winter when it was only 45, I would never wear a coat and my co-workers thought I was crazy. I tried to explain to them, that's a WARM day in Boston.

Emily said...

so so funny - yet here I am enjoying a 70-80 degree Southern California Winter instead of a New England one... and yet my roommate from Tonga still feels the need to turn on the heat at night. I die...