Friday, February 08, 2008

Bloody Weather

Who in their right mind would live in Calgary? Jan is firmly convinced that Calgary weather is an invention of the devil!

We, well I, got up a few minutes before 6am. At six we turned the TV on to the watch the local morning news program. The little information bar at the bottom of the screen revealed that it was a balmy -5c outside. -5c is not bad, you need a jacket, but it is pretty livable. Of course Calgary weather is about as stable as Britanny Spears, and by 6:30am it had changed to -18c, and a wind chill of -30c. The TV weather guy then went on to explain that we are due for 40mph winds, ans snow! By tomorrow morning the temperature with wind chill will be at least -40c. Oh and for you folks that don't do Celsius, -40 is where Celsius and Fahrenheit come together. -40 is really stinking cold!

The good news is, I have a plan. I am going to call a cab and go get a good stock of beer so that I can sit this one out!


bigsoxfan said...

Oh come on. At least, you save on electricity for the freezer. Glad to see the falling toilet contents missed you. By the way, we had Brussel Sprouts for dinner last night. My wife discovered she loves them, about a seven on the spam scale.

Gerrie Hugo said...

It reminds me of a beautiful poem about winter. I can not recall who penned it but it is so wonderfully expressive that it just remains in my thoughts. It goes like this...
"Oh Shit it's cold!"

Bruce A. Bateman said...

You and Mark can commiserate about the cold and welcome to it. Out here we have only volcanic gas and a bit of vog to complain about..(well, typhoons are not a lot of fun).

Anatahan volcano off gassed a bit and the winds shifted uncharacteristically and blew some of it over us for several hours yesterday.

Hey, a little sulphurous gassing and a bit of airborne silica give Saipan a certain exotic cachet, tourism wise.

All in all, it beats 40 below. (:-))