Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Cold Enough For You Now?

Today's Two Cents is dedicated to the people who complain about how hot it is during the summer. These are the folks who start cranking up the air conditioning about the time it hits 75--and say they can't wait for fall and winter. They usually ask "Hot enough for you?"--and I get a big smile and reply "Yes, finally it is."

The line these people like to use that I hate the most is: "I'd rather be too cold than too hot--because you can always put on more clothes." How many layers of clothing do you plan to wear the next few days? I imagine this army of people running around like Randy (the younger brother from the movie "A Christmas Story") so bundled up they can't lower their amrs to their sides--or get up if they happen to fall on the icy sidewalk. And that's the way you have to dress just to run out and get the mail!

And how long do you have to let your car run on a 90 degree day before you can go anywhere? I know there are a few people so soft they have to "pre-cool" the car so they can drive in the summer--but the rest of us just open the windows, start it up and drive. Us real cool kids in Jeeps can put the top down and take off the doors for real open air refreshment. And I can't ever remember it being too hot to start my vehicle. Ask car shops how many times they have to send out a tow truck to jump start a car on a 90 degree day.

It's the thought of those hot and humid summer days that get me through the winter weeks like this one. I keep a mental clock--just another two months and two weeks of this crap and I might be able to run to the store wearing just a sweatshirt instead of the kind of cold weather gear guys need to compete in the Iditarod. So get out there and enjoy your weather hot day haters--I'll be watching you from the cozy confines of the Newsroom.


  1. I'm with you. I don't ever recall having to get up at 4:30 a.m. to shovel heat or humidity out of my driveway just so I can get to work on time.

  2. I'm with you! I don't ever recall having to get up at 4:30 a.m. to shovel heat and humidity out of my driveway so I can get to work on time.

  3. I happen to like the snow and cold. I don't mind being outside in the weather-- dress for it! I like shoveling and snowblowing. I like snomobiling. I like corss country skiing.

    Jonny boy, you make it sound like we have the weather we do because that's what we want! No one chooses for it to be cold, or hot, for that matter. Hey, if God gives you a lemon, make lemonade. Otherwise, you can control it---by moving somewhere else.