January 28, 2010
Our week of mild temperatures and melting snow has given way to what in these parts isn’t really considered THAT much of a cold snap, but for a Sun Parlour girl (and someone who, thanks to three winters in Georgia, has become a bit soft) this is definitely the lower end of bearably cold. After checking the weather this morning (minus 13°) I decided that I could easily walk up the hill to work wearing a shorter than usual skirt and thinner than usual tights (pantyhose weight, really). Upon staggering into my office, wind-whipped and with NEON PINK LEGS glowing out from under my polka-dot tights, I opened up the Environment Canada weather page once more and read the fine print. Minus 23° windchill. Whoops.
Needless to say I bummed a lift home after class with a student. I may be a fool but I’m still also a wimp, and the wimp won out easily. It’s now minus 20° outside, minus 28° with the windchill. Quite normal for here, or so I gather. And certainly not unlike the winters I grew up with, long before my stint in the South miraculously transformed me into a Georgia peach. Tomorrow, thick leggings. Perhaps two pairs.
Posted by jodi on January 28, 2010 at 8.36pm