Well, my mom will be pleased to learn that I’ve finally used that pair of long underwear she gave me a couple Christmases ago. And they worked quite well. I managed to keep from freezing in my 2 pairs of socks, winter boots, long underwear, pants, tank top, blouse, winter coat, scarf, hood, and gloves.
This morning on my way to work it was -9 degrees, -30 with the wind chill factored in. That’s too damn cold. Why oh why did I start school, and thereby commit myself to another couple years in Chicago? Why haven’t I fled for the hills of someplace much warmer?
At the train station I took my gloved hands out of my pockets and watched in curious fascination as steam rose off of my hands. I’ll admit, it was kinda cool. So far as I can see, steaming hands are the only perk of temperatures this cold.